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Cliftonville’s 2-1 victory over Portadown this evening mathematically confirmed the Reds’ place in the top half of the Danske Bank Premiership and, as well as providing some insight into the team’s post-split schedule, ensures that the Club are at the very least guaranteed a Play-Off place for next season’s UEFA Europa Conference League.

The two-way split will take effect following the 33rd round of fixtures next Saturday, April 24, when teams in the respective halves of the table will compete with one another for the Gibson Cup, European qualification and continental Play-Off positions.

With five teams currently confirmed for top six berths, Cliftonville will have two home games and two away games, with the location of one other match to be determined by the final participant, while the specific order of fixtures will be confirmed in due course. will once again endeavour to keep the Red Army ahead of the game with our up-to-the-minute guide on all of our opponents, home dates and away days for the final five matches of the season.

The details below reflect the standings, allowing supporters to get an early gauge of how the Premiership run-in will shape up although, as ever, fans are advised that the fixtures template remains subject to ratification and indeed amendment at the discretion of the NI Football League who, as has been the case in recent seasons, may resolve to release the schedule earlier than advertised to assist Clubs’ preparations.

Which teams have qualified for the Premiership’s top six?
1. Cliftonville
2. Coleraine
3. Glentoran
4. Larne
5. Linfield

Which teams can still mathematically qualify for the Premiership’s top six?
1. Crusaders
2. Glenavon

Where will Cliftonville’s fixtures be played against all potential opponents?
Coleraine (The Showgrounds)
Crusaders (Solitude)
Glenavon (Mourneview Park)
Glentoran (The Oval)
Larne (Solitude)
Linfield (Solitude)

When will post-split fixtures take place?
Numbers reflective of Premiership positions following 33 rounds of fixtures on April 24
Saturday, May 1 (3pm)
1 v 2
3 v 4
5 v 6

Saturday, May 8 (3pm)
1 v 3
2 v 5
4 v 6

Saturday, May 15 (3pm)
1 v 4
2 v 6
3 v 5

Tuesday, May 25 (7.45pm)
1 v 5
2 v 4
3 v 6

Saturday, May 29 (3pm)
1 v 6
2 v 3
4 v 5