Danske Bank Premiership

It’s been a good week for Tiernan Lynch’s Larne side, last Saturday they kept their unbeaten run going with a 2-0 over Coleraine and after Linfield fell to a surprise defeat against Warrenpoint later that day they go into this weekend top of the table. To cap things off they beat Glentoran in Wednesday night’s County Antrim Shield final to lift the first trophy of what has been a strange 2020-21 season thus far.

While the Glens will have been disappointed by Wednesday’s defeat on penalties they will have been delighted last Saturday when they picked up their first league win of the season at the sixth attempt, managing a convincing 5-1 victory at home to Dungannon. This moves the East Belfast club off bottom spot and away from the danger zone which is now occupied by Carrick and Portadown.

Here is the full league table: –

POS TEAM P W D L F A GD PTS
1 Larne 8 6 2 0 13 3 10 20
2 Linfield 8 6 1 1 20 10 10 19
3 Crusaders 8 5 0 3 13 9 4 15
4 Cliftonville 8 4 0 4 13 8 5 12
5 Ballymena United 8 4 0 4 12 11 1 12
6 Glenavon 7 2 3 2 12 12 0 9
7 Warrenpoint Town 7 2 2 3 6 9 -3 8
8 Coleraine 7 2 1 4 9 11 -2 7
9 Glentoran 6 1 3 2 10 8 2 6
10 Dungannon Swifts 7 1 2 4 4 14 -10 5
11 Carrick Rangers 6 1 1 4 6 13 -7 4
12 Portadown 6 1 1 4 7 17 -10 4

 

Here are this weekend’s fixtures, all games kick off tomorrow at 15:00 unless otherwise stated: –

Dungannon Swifts v Coleraine (Friday 4th December at 19:30)

Carrick Rangers v Warrenpoint Town

Crusaders v Glentoran

Larne v Glenavon

Portadown v Ballymena United

Linfield v Cliftonville (Saturday 5th December at 17:30)

Here are our writer’s predictions for this week, starting with Rodney.

Rodney

Dungannon Swifts 1-2 Coleraine

Carrick Rangers 2-2 Warrenpoint Town

Crusaders 2-1 Glentoran

Larne 3-1 Glenavon

Portadown 1-2 Ballymena United

Linfield 2-0 Cliftonville

Keith

Dungannon Swifts 0-0 Coleraine

Carrick Rangers 0-3 Warrenpoint Town

Crusaders 1-1 Glentoran

Larne 2-0 Glenavon

Portadown 0-0 Ballymena United

Linfield 2-3 Cliftonville

Richard

Dungannon Swifts 2-0 Coleraine

Carrick Rangers 0-1 Warrenpoint Town

Crusaders 2-0 Glentoran

Larne 4-0 Glenavon

Portadown 1-0 Ballymena United

Linfield 3-1 Cliftonville

Adrian

Dungannon Swifts 0-2 Coleraine

Carrick Rangers 0-2 Warrenpoint Town

Crusaders 2-1 Glentoran

Larne 2-1 Glenavon

Portadown 0-2 Ballymena United

Linfield 1-0 Cliftonville

Cameron

Dungannon Swifts 2-1 Coleraine

Carrick Rangers 0-2 Warrenpoint Town

Crusaders 2-2 Glentoran

Larne 3-1 Glenavon

Portadown 0-2 Ballymena United

Linfield 2-0 Cliftonville