Ballymena United manager David Jeffrey and Linfield's David Healy will lock horns on Friday night (c) Kevin Scott/Presseye


Only three Danske Bank Premiership fixtures this weekend, but no shortage of excitement. Coleraine and Glenavon's games were both postponed due to International call-ups whilst Crusaders travel to Dundee United to take part in the Scottish Challenge Cup.

Friday 10 November

Ballymena United v Linfield (venue: Ballymena Showgrounds; kick-off: 7.45pm)

The Sky Blues welcome Linfield to the Showgrounds on Friday fresh from their showing on Sky Sports on Monday night against Glentoran. David Jeffrey takes on his former employers and will be aiming to break a trend of 13 straight Danske Bank Premiership defeats in games against the Windsor Park Blues.

David Healy’s Linfield will be without goalkeeper Roy Carroll who will be travelling with the Northern Ireland full international squad to Switzerland. In his place Gareth Deane will be provided the platform to impress between the sticks. Defender Josh Robinson will be suspended following his straight red card last Saturday against Ballinamallard United.

BetMcLean odds: Ballymena United win [100/30], Draw [100/30], Linfield win [11/20]

Saturday 11 November

Carrick Rangers v Warrenpoint Town (venue: Belfast Loughshore Hotels Arena; kick-off: 3pm)

Another huge game at the bottom of the Premiership table in East Antrim as only once place and one point separates the two sides. A win for Warrenpoint Town could finally move them out of the relegation play-off places. Both teams lost last week and there was nothing between both sides at Milltown back in September as they played out a 2-2 draw in the Danske Bank Premiership.

BetMcLean odds: Carrick Rangers win [7/5], Draw [23/10], Warrenpoint Town win [8/5]

Cliftonville v Ballinamallard United (venue: Solitude; kick-off: 3pm)

Barry Gray’s Reds will look to make inroads on the top four with the majority of teams not playing this weekend. Rory Donnelly grabbed the Football Writer’s Player of the Month award and will be looking to keep his fine goalscoring run going, as Cliftonville bounced back from defeats to Crusaders and Coleraine in recent weeks with a professional win over Carrick Rangers last Saturday.

Every game is huge for Gavin Dykes Ballinamallard United team, who have an unenvious task of going to Solitude but will be under pressure not to fall further behind Carrick Rangers or Warrenpoint Town. The Fermanagh men felt the rath of Linfield last Saturday, losing 6-0 at home.

BetMcLean odds: Cliftonville win [2/11], Draw [24/5], Ballinamallard United win [10/1]