Preview of tomorrow's Windsor Park game

Posted : 6th April 2021 at 22:49:44

Match day 30 of the NIFL Danske Bank Premiership sees Linfield entertain Coleraine FC at Windsor Park (7.45pm ko). NIFL Covid-19 safety protocols dictate that the game will be played behind 'closed doors'. There will however be full coverage of the game and analysis of all the action live from Windsor Park on SKY Sports. This season Linfield have remained unbeaten in the two Premiership fixtures already played between the teams winning (2-0) at the Coleraine Showgrounds and drawing (0-0) at Windsor Park.

On Saturday evening Linfield were left playing catch up on all the rest of the Easter weekend Premiership fixtures when they travelled to Stangmore Park to face hosts Dungannon Swifts. The Blues deservedly took the points with a hard fought win (2-0) against a Swifts side, who after falling behind to an early goal from Jordan Stewart, stayed in the game until a late strike from Shayne Lavery put the icing on the hot cross bun!

Coleraine head to Belfast in the middle of a rough patch in form that has seen a disappointing return of only five points from their last four fixtures. The Bannsiders are now sitting nine points behind Linfield albeit with a game in hand. Manager Oran Kearney will be looking for a big performance from his side which may well include experienced ex-Linfield players Josh Carson, Philip Lowry, Gareth Deane, Steven Douglas and Curtis Allen.

This eagerly anticipated top of the table clash promises to be an entertaining affair that can hopefully act as a showcase for the NIFL as it presents itself to a wide audience on SKY Sports. Both managers would of course happily settle for a scruffy 1-0 win on the night! A win for Linfield would further consolidate their lead at the summit of the table up to a very healthy 12 points. For Coleraine it is a game which you feel they must at least take something from. COYB!

Kenny Garrett.
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