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Danske Bank Premiership - previews of all Saturday's games

Coleraine have stuttered under the stewardship of Rodney McAree
Padraig O Meiscill

DANSKE BANK PREMIERSHIP PREVIEWS

(All games today, 3pm, unless stated)

Institute v Coleraine (today, 1pm)

INSTITUTE cemented their place in mid-table last weekend with a win away at Warrenpoint and they will be keen to keep the momentum going this afternoon.

Coleraine have continued to stutter under Rodney McAree, following up a fine win over Crusaders with a home defeat to Cliftonville last time out.

Manager Paddy McLaughlin will be targeting at least a point from this game, but Coleraine should be too strong for Institute.

Odds: H: 7/2; D: 11/4; A: 8/13

Prediction: Coleraine

Ards v Dungannon Swifts

ARDS are up and down like a yo-yo, beating Linfield one week, getting drubbed by Glentoran the next.

Which is more than can be said for Dungannon, who are rooted to the bottom of the Danske Bank Premiership having not managed a league win since September.

Although only November, this one has the look of a relegation battle about it and Ards should have enough to come on out on top.

Odds: H: 8/5; D: 23/10; A: 7/5

Prediction: Ards

Cliftonville v Glentoran

CLIFTONVILLE manager Barry Gray said it would be a “tragedy” if the Reds don't capitalise on last weekend's win over Coleraine.

Glentoran, for their part, had a morale boosting penalty shootout win over Coleraine in the League Cup on Tuesday night after a 3-3 thriller.

Just two points separates these sides in the table, but Cliftonville will be keen to kick on after last week's away win.

Odds: H: 8/11; D: 13/5; A: 3/1

Prediction: Cliftonville

Linfield v Warrenpoint Town

WARRENPOINT have gone off the boil since their recent resurgence, when they picked up 11 points from a possible 15, losing the last two.

Linfield have recovered from their recent blip against Ards with a league win over Dungannon and a 5-0 League Cup thumping of Institute in midweek.

Despite their recent run, Warrenpoint still find themselves scrapping for every point and they are unlikely to pick up much today.

Odds: H: 1/8; D: 6/1; A: 12/1

Prediction: Linfield

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