English Premiership

Gunners should subdue Toon

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Cape Town - Leaders Arsenal at home to relegation-zone Newcastle ... it suggests one-way traffic and that’s certainly how our Premiership tipsters unanimously view Saturday’s clash.

A mini-revival by the Toon has floundered again of late, which makes it seem even less likely that they will nick anything from the trip to the Emirates Stadium, where they were beaten 4-1 last season.

Each round of the 2015/16 Premiership campaign, 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:

WEST HAM v LIVERPOOL
Saturday, 14:45

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

ARSENAL v NEWCASTLE
Saturday, 17:00

Rob: 2-0
Garrin: 2-0
Herman: 2-0
Tashreeq: 2-1
Lloyd: 2-0
Maano: 3-1
Last season: 4-1                                    

LEICESTER v BOURNEMOUTH
Saturday, 17:00

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

MANCHESTER UNITED v SWANSEA
Saturday, 17:00

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

NORWICH v SOUTHAMPTON
Saturday, 17:00

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

SUNDERLAND v ASTON VILLA
Saturday, 17:00

Rob: 2-1
Garrin: 1-1
Herman: 2-1
Tashreeq: 1-0
Lloyd: 1-0
Maano: 1-1
Last season: 0-4                                  

WEST BROM v STOKE
Saturday, 17:00

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

WATFORD v MANCHESTER CITY
Saturday, 19:30

Rob: 0-2
Garrin: 0-2
Herman: 1-2
Tashreeq: 1-3
Lloyd: 0-2
Maano: 1-2
Last season: Not applicable                       

CRYSTAL PALACE v CHELSEA
Sunday, 15:30

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

EVERTON v TOTTENHAM
Sunday, 18:00

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

*LEADERBOARD:

134 - Maano (21 points in last, double round)
128 - Garrin (18)
114 - Rob (17)
111 - Herman (16) & Lloyd (14)
109 - Tashreeq (5)