English Premiership

Foxes tipped to widen gap

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Cape Town - English Premiership sensations Leicester City will really get within breathing distance of the title by seeing off visitors Southampton on Sunday, say the overwhelming majority of our forecasters.

Only one of the six gurus believes Saints will be able to repeat their first-round stalemate in October, when a certain Jamie Vardy scored twice for the Foxes on the south coast as they came from 2-0 down for a 2-2 outcome.

Tottenham are currently five points behind Leicester in second - but aren’t widely tipped for a favourable result in their big ‘un against Liverpool at Anfield.

Each round of the 2015/16 Premiership campaign, a group of our staff has a crack at predicting the results – do the exercise yourself, if you like, and see how you compare afterwards.

Compiled by Rob Houwing (Newcastle-partial), the others are Garrin Lambley (Everton), Herman Mostert (Chelsea), and a trio of Manchester United devotees in Tashreeq Vardien, Lloyd Burnard and Maano Nekhavhambe.

Three points are awarded for an entirely correct scoreline, and one for right result.

OUR FORECASTS:

ASTON VILLA v CHELSEA
Saturday, 13:45

Rob: 1-2
Garrin: 0-2
Herman: 1-2
Tashreeq: 1-1
Lloyd: 0-2
Maano: 0-1

Last season: 1-2        

ARSENAL v WATFORD
Saturday, 16:00

Rob: 2-0
Garrin: 2-0
Herman: 2-0
Tashreeq: 1-0
Lloyd: 3-0
Maano: 2-1

Last season: Not applicable                                      

BOURNEMOUTH v MANCHESTER CITY
Saturday, 16:00

Rob: 0-1
Garrin: 1-2
Herman: 1-2
Tashreeq: 2-2
Lloyd: 1-1
Maano: 0-2

Last season: Not applicable                            

NORWICH v NEWCASTLE
Saturday, 16:00

Rob: 1-1
Garrin: 2-1
Herman: 1-1
Tashreeq: 1-0
Lloyd: 0-1
Maano: 1-1

Last season: Not applicable                                  

STOKE v SWANSEA
Saturday, 16:00

Rob: 1-1

Garrin: 2-1
Herman: 1-1
Tashreeq: 1-2
Lloyd: 2-1
Maano: 1-2

Last season: 2-1                                  

SUNDERLAND v WEST BROM
Saturday, 16:00

Rob: 2-1
Garrin: 1-1
Herman: 1-1
Tashreeq: 1-0
Lloyd: 1-1
Maano: 0-0

Last season: 0-0       

WEST HAM v CRYSTAL PALACE
Saturday, 16:00

Rob: 2-0
Garrin: 2-1
Herman: 2-1
Tashreeq: 2-1
Lloyd: 2-1
Maano: 1-0

Last season: 1-3                                       

LIVERPOOL v TOTTENHAM
Saturday, 18:30

Rob: 1-0
Garrin: 1-1
Herman: 2-1
Tashreeq: 1-1
Lloyd: 1-2
Maano: 1-1

Last season: 3-2                            

LEICESTER v SOUTHAMPTON
Sunday, 14:30

Rob: 2-1
Garrin: 1-1
Herman: 2-1
Tashreeq: 1-0
Lloyd: 2-0
Maano: 1-0

Last season: 2-0                                  

MANCHESTER UNITED v EVERTON
Sunday, 17:00

Rob: 1-0
Garrin: 1-1
Herman: 2-1
Tashreeq: 2-1
Lloyd: 2-1
Maano: 1-1

Last season: 2-1                                  

LEADERBOARD:

214 - Maano (6 points in last round)
194 - Garrin (5)
193 - Tashreeq (10)
190 - Rob (7)
188 - Lloyd (7)
181 - Herman (5)

Fixtures
Sun 12 Jul 20 13:00 PM (SAST)
Wolverhampton Wanderers
Everton
Molineux Stadium
Sun 12 Jul 20 15:15 PM (SAST)
Aston Villa
Crystal Palace
Villa Park
Sun 12 Jul 20 17:30 PM (SAST)
Tottenham Hotspur
Arsenal
Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Results
Sat 11 Jul 20
Brighton & Hove Albion 0
Manchester City 5
Sat 11 Jul 20
Sheffield United 3
Chelsea 0
Sat 11 Jul 20
Liverpool 1
Burnley 1
Logs
Team
P
W
PTS
1. Liverpool
35
30
93
2. Manchester City
35
23
72
3. Chelsea
35
18
60
4. Leicester City
34
17
59