English Premiership

Tipsters: Saints don’t have Anfield prayer!

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

Cape Town – Mid-table Southampton to get in the way of Liverpool’s surge toward the English Premiership title? Hardly.

That is the unanimous view of the Sport24 tipsters, all of whom see the Reds winning with some comfort at “Fortress Anfield” on Saturday.

It would only echo - if it happens - last season’s comprehensive 3-0 outcome, when ‘Pool netted all three before halftime before powering down a bit.  

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:

LEICESTER v CHELSEA

Saturday, 14:30

Rob: 1-2

Garrin: 1-1

Tashreeq: 1-1   

Lloyd: 1-2

Lynn: 2-1

Craig: 1-1

Baden: 1-1

Last season: 0-0                                 

LIVERPOOL v SOUTHAMPTON

Saturday, 17:00

Rob: 2-0

Garrin: 3-0   

Tashreeq: 2-0    

Lloyd: 3-0

Lynn: 2-0

Craig: 2-0

Baden: 2-0

Last season: 3-0                                                                  

WEST HAM v BRIGHTON

Saturday, 17:00

Rob: 1-1

Garrin: 1-0

Tashreeq: 1-1  

Lloyd: 2-0

Lynn: 2-1

Craig: 1-0

Baden: 1-0

Last season: 2-2                                                         

CRYSTAL PALACE v SHEFFIELD UNITED

Saturday, 17:00

Rob: 1-1

Garrin: 1-1

Tashreeq: 0-0   

Lloyd: 2-1

Lynn: 0-1

Craig: 1-1

Baden: 1-0

Last season: Not applicable                                                             

NEWCASTLE v NORWICH

Saturday, 17:00

Rob: 2-1

Garrin: 2-1

Tashreeq: 1-1  

Lloyd: 2-0

Lynn: 1-0

Craig: 2-1

Baden: 1-0

Last season: Not applicable                                                                

WATFORD v EVERTON

Saturday, 17:00

Rob: 1-1

Garrin: 1-1

Tashreeq: 2-1  

Lloyd: 1-2  

Lynn: 0-2

Craig: 1-1

Baden: 1-2

Last season: 1-0                                                                   

BOURNEMOUTH v ASTON VILLA

Saturday, 17:00

Rob: 1-0

Garrin: 2-1

Tashreeq: 1-1

Lloyd: 2-0

Lynn: 1-1

Craig: 0-2

Baden: 1-1

Last season: Not applicable                              

MANCHESTER UNITED v WOLVES

Saturday, 19:30

Rob: 1-0

Garrin: 1-1

Tashreeq: 2-1  

Lloyd: 1-0

Lynn: 1-2

Craig: 2-2

Baden: 2-0

Last season: 1-1                                                                      

BURNLEY v ARSENAL

Sunday, 16:00

Rob: 1-2

Garrin: 1-1

Tashreeq: 1-1  

Lloyd: 0-2

Lynn: 0-1

Craig: 1-2

Baden: 1-2

Last season: 1-3                                                                 

TOTTENHAM v MANCHESTER CITY

Sunday, 18:30

Rob: 1-2

Garrin: 1-2

Tashreeq: 2-2    

Lloyd: 1-1

Lynn: 1-3

Craig: 1-2

Baden: 2-2

Last season: 0-1                

LEADERBOARD  

186 Garrin (13 points in last, double round)

177 Tashreeq (16)

159 Rob (17)

154 Baden (12) & Lloyd (11)

150 Craig (12)

140 Lynn (9)

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