English Premiership

Tipsters: Much festive cheer for City

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Cape Town - Santa’s sock for Manchester City will include a comfortable six points from very winnable upcoming games against Bournemouth (home) and Newcastle (away) respectively.

Unsurprisingly, that is the forecast of all of the Sport24 English Premiership gurus for the busy Christmas programme, seeing the Sky Blues only tighten their stranglehold at the top.

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:

ARSENAL v LIVERPOOL
Friday, 21:45

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

Last season: 3-4

EVERTON v CHELSEA
Saturday, 14:30

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

Last season: 0-3

STOKE v WEST BROM
Saturday, 17:00

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

Last season: 1-1

MANCHESTER CITY v BOURNEMOUTH
Saturday, 17:00

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

Last season: 4-0

SWANSEA v CRYSTAL PALACE
Saturday, 17:00

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

Last season: 5-4

WEST HAM v NEWCASTLE
Saturday, 17:00

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

Last season: Not applicable

SOUTHAMPTON v HUDDERSFIELD
Saturday, 17:00

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

Last season: Not applicable

BRIGHTON v WATFORD
Saturday, 17:00

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

Last season: Not applicable

BURNLEY v TOTTENHAM
Saturday, 19:30

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

Last season: 0-2

LEICESTER v MANCHESTER UNITED
Saturday, 21:45

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

Last season: 0-3

TOTTENHAM v SOUTHAMPTON
Tuesday, 14:30

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

Last season: 2-1

MANCHESTER UNITED v BURNLEY
Tuesday, 17:00

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

Last season: 0-0

CHELSEA v BRIGHTON
Tuesday, 17:00

Rob: 3-0
Garrin: 2-0
Tashreeq: 2-0
Lloyd: 6-0
Lynn: 3-0
Craig: 2-1
Baden: 3-1

Last season: Not applicable

WEST BROM v EVERTON
Tuesday, 17:00

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

Last season: 1-2

HUDDERSFIELD v STOKE
Tuesday, 17:00

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

Last season: Not applicable

WATFORD v LEICESTER
Tuesday, 17:00

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

Last season: 2-1

BOURNEMOUTH v WEST HAM
Tuesday, 17:00

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

Last season: 3-2

LIVERPOOL v SWANSEA
Tuesday, 19:30

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

Last season: 2-3

NEWCASTLE v MANCHESTER CITY
Wednesday, 21:45

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

Last season: Not applicable

CRYSTAL PALACE v ARSENAL
Thursday, 22:00

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

Last season: 3-0

*LEADERBOARD:

143 - Lloyd (11 points in last round)
134 - Garrin (7)
126 - Rob (7)
121 - Lynn (6)
119 - Tashreeq (8)
117 - Craig (6)
111 - Baden (8)

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