English Premiership

Tipsters: ‘Pool on top at Old Trafford!

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

Cape Town - Manchester United’s unfamiliar presence in lowly 12th on the English Premiership table has clearly had an influence on the Sport24 forecasters.

All but one see arch-rivals Liverpool, the runaway leaders, gleefully raiding Old Trafford for all three points in Sunday’s clash – there would not be such pronounced confidence in past seasons, would there?

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 United) plus Craig Taylor (Liverpool).

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

OUR FORECASTS:

EVERTON v WEST HAM
Saturday, 13:30

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

Last season: 1-3                        

LEICESTER v BURNLEY
Saturday, 16:00

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

Last season: 0-0                                                       

WOLVES v SOUTHAMPTON
Saturday, 16:00

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

Last season: 2-0                                                

CHELSEA v NEWCASTLE
Saturday, 16:00

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

Last season: 2-1                                                  

TOTTENHAM v WATFORD
Saturday, 16:00

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

Last season: 2-1                                                     

ASTON VILLA v BRIGHTON
Saturday, 16:00

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

Last season: Not applicable                                                      

BOURNEMOUTH v NORWICH
Saturday, 16:00

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

Last season: Not applicable                 

CRYSTAL PALACE v MANCHESTER CITY
Saturday, 18:30

Rob: 0-2
Garrin: 0-2
Tashreeq: 1-2
Lloyd: 0-3
Lynn: 1-3
Craig: 0-4
Baden: 1-5

Last season: 1-3                                                            

MANCHESTER UNITED v LIVERPOOL
Sunday, 17:30

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

Last season: 0-0                                                       

SHEFFIELD UNITED v ARSENAL
Monday, 21:00

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

Last season: Not applicable      

LEADERBOARD

68 Garrin (5 points in last round)
61 Tashreeq (2)
59 Baden (6)
52 Lloyd (3)
51 Rob (3)
49 Lynn (4)
40 Craig (5)

Fixtures
Wed 08 Jul 20 19:00 PM (SAST)
Sheffield United
Wolverhampton Wanderers
Bramall Lane
Wed 08 Jul 20 19:00 PM (SAST)
Manchester City
Newcastle United
Etihad Stadium
Wed 08 Jul 20 19:00 PM (SAST)
West Ham United
Burnley
London Stadium
Results
Tue 07 Jul 20
Arsenal 1
Leicester City 1
Tue 07 Jul 20
Crystal Palace 2
Chelsea 3
Tue 07 Jul 20
Watford 2
Norwich City 1
Logs
Team
P
W
PTS
1. Liverpool
33
29
89
2. Manchester City
33
21
66
3. Chelsea
34
18
60
4. Leicester City
34
17
59