English Premiership

Tipsters: A 'useless' stalemate at Arsenal?

English Premiership flutter (File)
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Cape Town - With Manchester City already so dominant at the top of the Premiership table, chasers Manchester United and Arsenal will do themselves no special favours by drawing their traditional grudge game at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday.

That, at least, is the view of five of the seven Sport24 forecasters, who have 1-1 as the likeliest outcome.

But the two others fancy the currently fourth-placed Gunners to edge it, which would roughly repeat last season’s London result, when Arsene Wenger's charges prevailed 2-0 (Xhaka, Welbeck).

Each round of the 2017/18 Premiership season, our experts have a crack at predicting the results.

Compiled by Rob Houwing (Newcastle-partial), the others are Garrin Lambley (Everton), Lloyd Burnard, Tashreeq Vardien, Baden Gillion and Lynn Butler (all Man Utd) plus Craig Taylor (Liverpool).

Three points are awarded for an entirely correct scoreline, and one for right result. Try it yourself and see how you shape up ...

OUR FORECASTS:

CHELSEA v NEWCASTLE
Saturday, 14:30

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

Last season: Not applicable                 

BRIGHTON v LIVERPOOL
Saturday, 17:00

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

Last season: Not applicable                                                

EVERTON v HUDDERSFIELD
Saturday, 17:00

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

Last season: Not applicable                                     

LEICESTER v BURNLEY
Saturday, 17:00

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

Last season: 3-0                                         

STOKE v SWANSEA
Saturday, 17:00

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

Last season: 3-1                                              

WATFORD v TOTTENHAM
Saturday, 17:00

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

Last season: 1-4          

WEST BROM v CRYSTAL PALACE
Saturday, 17:00

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

Last season: 0-2                                                    

ARSENAL v MANCHESTER UNITED
Saturday, 19:30

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

Last season: 2-0                                              

BOURNEMOUTH v SOUTHAMPTON
Sunday, 15:30

Rob: 1-2
Garrin: 1-2
Tashreeq: 1-1
Lloyd: 1-1
Lynn: 2-1
Craig: 1-2
Baden: 1-1

Last season: 1-3       

MANCHESTER CITY v WEST HAM
Sunday, 18:00

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

Last season: 3-1                                                   

*LEADERBOARD:

109 Garrin (22 points in last, double round)
103 Rob (19) & Lloyd (15)
99 Lynn (10)
93 Craig (16)
92 Tashreeq (17)
80 Baden (11)

Fixtures
Tue 07 Jul 20 19:00 PM (SAST)
Crystal Palace
Chelsea
Selhurst Park
Tue 07 Jul 20 19:00 PM (SAST)
Watford
Norwich City
Vicarage Road
Tue 07 Jul 20 21:15 PM (SAST)
Arsenal
Leicester City
Emirates Stadium
Results
Mon 06 Jul 20
Tottenham Hotspur 1
Everton 0
Sun 05 Jul 20
Southampton 1
Manchester City 0
Sun 05 Jul 20
Liverpool 2
Aston Villa 0
Logs
Team
P
W
PTS
1. Liverpool
33
29
89
2. Manchester City
33
21
66
3. Leicester City
33
17
58
4. Chelsea
33
17
57