English Premiership

Tipsters: Raise ‘bat’ for City’s century!

Cape Town - Lowly Southampton will be a mere bump in the road as champions Manchester City duly post their record 100 points on the closing day of the English Premiership on Sunday.

City having to complete the job (they’re on 97) at the Saints’ south coast headquarters isn’t enough to persuade any of the Sport24 panel that the Sky Blues will fail to bank the necessary three points.

They won 3-0 at St Mary’s Stadium last season, and 2-1 in the home clash earlier in the current campaign, so there’s certainly no bogey at play.

Each round of the 2017/18 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), 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.

OUR FORECASTS:

LIVERPOOL v BRIGHTON
Sunday, 16:00

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

Last season: Not applicable                     

SWANSEA v STOKE
Sunday, 16:00

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

Last season: 2-0                      

WEST HAM v EVERTON
Sunday, 16:00

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

Last season: 0-0                   

MANCHESTER UNITED v WATFORD  
Sunday, 16:00

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

Last season: 2-0                    

CRYSTAL PALACE v WEST BROM
Sunday, 16:00

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

Last season: 0-1                      

NEWCASTLE v CHELSEA
Sunday, 16:00

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

Last season: Not applicable                                                 

SOUTHAMPTON v MANCHESTER CITY
Sunday, 16:00

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

Last season: 0-3                   

HUDDERSFIELD v ARSENAL
Sunday, 16:00

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

Last season: Not applicable                   

BURNLEY v BOURNEMOUTH
Sunday, 16:00

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

Last season: 3-2                      

TOTTENHAM v LEICESTER
Sunday, 16:00

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

Last season: 1-1

*LEADERBOARD:

291 - Garrin (11 points in last round)
271 - Lloyd (8)
263 - Craig (10)
262 - Rob (8)
259 - Lynn (13)
251 - Tashreeq (7)
231 - Baden (8)

Fixtures
Sat 26 Sep 20 13:30 PM (SAST)
Brighton & Hove Albion
Manchester United
The American Express Community Stadium
Sat 26 Sep 20 16:00 PM (SAST)
Crystal Palace
Everton
Selhurst Park
Sat 26 Sep 20 18:30 PM (SAST)
West Bromwich Albion
Chelsea
The Hawthorns
Results
Mon 21 Sep 20
Wolverhampton Wanderers 1
Manchester City 3
Mon 21 Sep 20
Aston Villa 1
Sheffield United 0
Sun 20 Sep 20
Leicester City 4
Burnley 2
Logs
Team
P
W
PTS
1. Leicester City
2
2
6
2. Everton
2
2
6
3. Arsenal
2
2
6
4. Liverpool
2
2
6