Grand finale in store for Irish League with title and European places still up for grabs

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Coleraine and Linfield go head to head.

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It's a massive week in the Danske Bank Premiership with the title and European places yet to be decided.

After winning the Irish Cup on Friday night, Linfield are aiming to complete the double.

They beat Larne 2-1 in the final at Mourneview Park, with one thousand spectators allowed to attend.

For the league games, it's 500.

The Blues need a point from their last two matches to retain the league title and travel to closest rivals Coleraine on Tuesday night (with a slightly earlier 7.30pm start).

It’s potentially the biggest game of the season and the outcome of the Premiership could hinge on the result. 

Coleraine in second place, five points adrift of Linfield, have the chance to claw back three of those points and take the season right to the wire. The Blues know that if they avoid defeat, they’ll be crowned Champions. 

If Linfield fail to pick up any points at Ballycastle Road, they’ll have another chance to take the title on the last day of the season. The game on Saturday against Cliftonville at Solitude kicks-off at 5.30pm.

However, the Bannsiders are also still in with a chance of winning the league.

Oran Kearney's men are guaranteed a top three finish, and one of the European places.

The others are still up for grabs.

Thanks to Linfield's cup win, all four local representatives will qualify through the league.

The champions, second and third, then the end-of-season play-off winners.

Glentoran could become the third European representative - a victory at Larne would book their place.

Then again, it could all go down to the final full set of fixtures on Saturday evening. 

Here's a heads-up, then the table:


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