English Premiership

‘Pool may stay a bit liverish!

English Premiership flutter (File)
English Premiership flutter (File)

Cape Town - Liverpool last won a Premiership encounter six rounds ago, which goes a long way to explaining why almost all of Sport24's pundits fail to muster the optimism to predict three much-needed points for them against second-placed Tottenham at Anfield on Saturday.

There is, nevertheless, strong majority sentiment of a draw in the pretty attractive fixture, which would emulate last season's outcome between the two on Merseyside (1-1, goals then from Messrs Coutinho and Kane).  

Each round of the 2016/17 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; he swears the Championship is more competitive), the others are Garrin Lambley (Everton), Lloyd Burnard, Tashreeq Vardien, Maano Nekhavhambe and Lynn Butler (all Man Utd) plus Craig Taylor (Liverpool).

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

OUR FORECASTS:

ARSENAL v HULL
Saturday, 14:30

Rob: 2-0
Garrin: 2-0
Tashreeq: 2-2
Maano: 2-1
Craig: 2-1
Lynn: 2-1
Lloyd: 3-0

Last season: Not applicable                  

MANCHESTER UNITED v WATFORD
Saturday, 17:00

Rob: 2-0
Garrin: 2-0
Tashreeq: 3-1
Maano: 2-0
Craig: 2-1
Lynn: 2-0
Lloyd: 3-0

Last season: 1-0                                   

MIDDLESBROUGH v EVERTON
Saturday, 17:00

Rob: 1-1
Garrin: 1-2
Tashreeq: 1-4
Maano: 0-1
Craig: 1-3
Lynn: 1-2
Lloyd: 1-2

Last season: Not applicable                                          

STOKE v CRYSTAL PALACE
Saturday, 17:00

Rob: 1-0
Garrin: 2-1
Tashreeq: 2-4
Maano: 1-1
Craig: 1-1
Lynn: 0-1
Lloyd: 1-0

Last season: 1-2                                            

SUNDERLAND v SOUTHAMPTON
Saturday, 17:00

Rob: 1-1
Garrin: 1-1
Tashreeq: 1-1
Maano: 1-0
Craig: 1-2
Lynn: 0-1
Lloyd: 1-1

Last season: 0-1                                                  

WEST HAM v WEST BROM
Saturday, 17:00

Rob: 1-0
Garrin: 2-1
Tashreeq: 2-1
Maano: 1-2
Craig: 2-2
Lynn: 2-1
Lloyd: 1-0

Last season: 1-1              

LIVERPOOL v TOTTENHAM
Saturday, 17:00

Rob: 1-1
Garrin: 1-1
Tashreeq: 1-1
Maano: 0-1
Craig: 1-1
Lynn: 2-1
Lloyd: 2-2

Last season: 1-1                                                          

BURNLEY v CHELSEA
Sunday, 15:30

Rob: 1-2
Garrin: 0-2
Tashreeq: 0-2
Maano: 1-3
Craig: 0-3
Lynn: 1-3
Lloyd: 1-3

Last season: Not applicable                                                   

SWANSEA v LEICESTER
Sunday, 18:00

Rob: 1-1
Garrin: 1-1
Tashreeq: 1-2
Maano: 0-1
Craig: 2-2
Lynn: 1-0
Lloyd: 0-1

Last season: 0-3                                                        

BOURNEMOUTH v MANCHESTER CITY
Monday, 22:00

Rob: 0-1
Garrin: 0-2
Tashreeq: 1-4
Maano: 0-1
Craig: 0-3
Lynn: 1-3
Lloyd: 0-4

Last season: 0-4

*LEADERBOARD:

184 Lynn (9 points in last round)

179 Garrin (5)

170 Rob (5)

168 Tashreeq (9)

167 Craig (8)

163 Lloyd (5)

161 Maano (6)