English Premiership

Gunners, City to thrill again?

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Cape Town - Arsenal and Manchester City produced an absorbing, end-to-end spectacle the last time they met at the Emirates Stadium in the Premiership ... more of the same is possible when the respective title-chasers clash in London anew on Monday.

Last season, it ended 2-2 as a late equaliser from Martin Demichelis denied the Gunners a come-from-behind victory; see below for how our experts anticipate this one turning out.

Each round of the 2015/16 Premiership season, a panel 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:

CHELSEA v SUNDERLAND
Saturday, 17:00

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

EVERTON v LEICESTER
Saturday, 17:00

Rob: 1-1
Garrin: 1-1
Herman: 1-1
Tashreeq: 1-1
Lloyd: 2-1
Maano: 1-2
Last season: 2-2                                   

MANCHESTER UNITED v NORWICH
Saturday, 17:00

Rob: 2-0
Garrin: 2-0
Herman: 2-1
Tashreeq: 2-0
Lloyd: 1-0
Maano: 1-0
Last season: Not applicable                    

SOUTHAMPTON v TOTTENHAM
Saturday, 17:00

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

STOKE v CRYSTAL PALACE
Saturday, 17:00

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

WEST BROM v BOURNEMOUTH
Saturday, 17:00

Rob: 1-1
Garrin: 1-1
Herman: 2-1
Tashreeq: 2-1
Lloyd: 2-1
Maano: 1-1
Last season: Not applicable                                 

NEWCASTLE v ASTON VILLA
Saturday, 19:30

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

WATFORD v LIVERPOOL
Sunday, 15:30

Rob: 1-1
Garrin: 1-2
Herman: 1-2
Tashreeq: 1-1
Lloyd: 0-1
Maano: 1-2
Last season: Not applicable                       

SWANSEA v WEST HAM
Sunday, 18:00

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

ARSENAL v MANCHESTER CITY
Monday, 22:00

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

*LEADERBOARD:

110 - Maano (6)
109 - Garrin (8)
100 - Tashreeq (3)
93 - Rob (3)
93 - Lloyd (4)
90 - Herman (6)

Fixtures
Wed 08 Jul 20 19:00 PM (SAST)
Sheffield United
Wolverhampton Wanderers
Bramall Lane
Wed 08 Jul 20 19:00 PM (SAST)
Manchester City
Newcastle United
Etihad Stadium
Wed 08 Jul 20 19:00 PM (SAST)
West Ham United
Burnley
London Stadium
Results
Tue 07 Jul 20
Arsenal 1
Leicester City 1
Tue 07 Jul 20
Crystal Palace 2
Chelsea 3
Tue 07 Jul 20
Watford 2
Norwich City 1
Logs
Team
P
W
PTS
1. Liverpool
33
29
89
2. Manchester City
33
21
66
3. Chelsea
34
18
60
4. Leicester City
34
17
59