English Premiership

Tipsters: Mersey misery for Gunners!

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Cape Town - Liverpool will be the only English Premiership team still with a 100 percent win record after the weekend’s round.

That is the prediction of the Sport24 gurus, based on their almost unanimous belief that the Reds will see off Arsenal (also presently two wins from two) at Anfield on Saturday.

Only comfort for the Gunners, maybe, is that we don’t see it being as bad as last season’s corresponding result, when ‘Pool romped (Firmino hat-trick) to a 5-1 win.

Each round of the 2019/20 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, and defending champion), Lloyd Burnard, Tashreeq Vardien, Baden Gillion and Lynn Butler (all Man Utd) plus Craig Taylor (Liverpool).

Three points are awarded for an entirely correct score-line, and one for right result.

OUR FORECASTS:

ASTON VILLA v EVERTON

Friday, 21:00

Rob: 1-1

Garrin: 1-1

Tashreeq: 1-2

Lloyd: 1-1

Lynn: 1-1

Craig: 0-1

Baden: 0-1

Last season: Not applicable                   

NORWICH v CHELSEA

Saturday, 16:00

Rob: 1-2

Garrin: 1-2  

Tashreeq: 1-2

Lloyd: 2-2

Lynn: 0-1

Craig: 1-1

Baden: 1-2

Last season: Not applicable                                                  

BRIGHTON v SOUTHAMPTON

Saturday, 16:00

Rob: 2-1

Garrin: 1-2

Tashreeq: 1-1

Lloyd: 1-0

Lynn: 2-1

Craig: 1-1

Baden: 1-0

Last season: 0-1                                          

MANCHESTER UNITED v CRYSTAL PALACE

Saturday, 16:00

Rob: 2-0

Garrin: 2-0

Tashreeq: 3-1

Lloyd: 2-0

Lynn: 3-0

Craig: 2-0

Baden: 2-0

Last season: 0-0                                             

SHEFFIELD UTD v LEICESTER

Saturday, 16:00

Rob: 1-1

Garrin: 1-2

Tashreeq: 1-2

Lloyd: 1-2

Lynn: 0-1

Craig: 1-2

Baden: 0-2

Last season: Not applicable                                                

WATFORD v WEST HAM

Saturday, 16:00

Rob: 1-0

Garrin: 2-1

Tashreeq: 2-1

Lloyd: 2-0

Lynn: 1-1

Craig: 0-1

Baden: 0-1

Last season: 1-4                                                 

LIVERPOOL v ARSENAL

Saturday, 18:30

Rob: 2-0

Garrin: 2-0

Tashreeq: 3-2

Lloyd: 3-0

Lynn: 2-1

Craig: 2-2

Baden: 2-1

Last season: 5-1             

BOURNEMOUTH v MANCHESTER CITY

Sunday, 15:00

Rob: 1-3

Garrin: 0-3

Tashreeq: 0-4

Lloyd: 0-2

Lynn: 1-3

Craig: 0-3

Baden: 0-3

Last season: 0-1                                                       

TOTTENHAM v NEWCASTLE

Sunday, 17:30

Rob: 2-0

Garrin: 2-0

Tashreeq: 3-0

Lloyd: 2-0

Lynn: 2-0

Craig: 3-0

Baden: 3-0

Last season: 1-0                                                 

WOLVES v BURNLEY

Sunday, 17:30

Rob: 2-0

Garrin: 2-1

Tashreeq: 2-1

Lloyd: 2-0

Lynn: 2-1

Craig: 2-0

Baden: 2-0

Last season: 1-0

LEADERBOARD

16 - Garrin (11 points in last round), Tashreeq (7) & Lynn (5)

15 - Baden (9)

10 - Rob (4)

9 - Lloyd (3)

8 - Craig (3)

Fixtures
Thu 16 Jul 20 19:00 PM (SAST)
Everton
Aston Villa
Goodison Park
Thu 16 Jul 20 19:00 PM (SAST)
Leicester City
Sheffield United
King Power Stadium
Thu 16 Jul 20 21:15 PM (SAST)
Crystal Palace
Manchester United
Selhurst Park
Results
Wed 15 Jul 20
Arsenal 2
Liverpool 1
Wed 15 Jul 20
Burnley 1
Wolverhampton Wanderers 1
Wed 15 Jul 20
Manchester City 2
AFC Bournemouth 1
Logs
Team
P
W
PTS
1. Liverpool
36
30
93
2. Manchester City
36
24
75
3. Chelsea
36
19
63
4. Leicester City
35
17
59