English Premiership

Tipsters: Spurs, Blues to slug out stalemate

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

Cape Town - A result that will fail to do either of the famous London clubs any special favours.

That is the dominant prediction of the Sport24 English Premiership forecasters, five of whom suggest a share of spoils in the derby tussle between fourth-placed home side Tottenham and Chelsea, one berth above them, on Saturday evening.

If that outcome occurs, both are unlikely to make up meaningful ground – and they could instead lose it - on leaders Manchester City.

The defending champions will have played a little earlier at relatively low-lying West Ham, and there are no takers for anything but a City full house of three points from the duel.

Compiled by Rob Houwing (Newcastle-partial), the other prediction gurus 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 to the tipsters for an entirely correct score-line, and one for right result.

OUR FORECASTS:

FULHAM v SOUTHAMPTON
Saturday, 17:00

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

Last season: Not applicable

EVERTON v CARDIFF
Saturday, 17:00

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

Last season: Not applicable

WEST HAM v MANCHESTER CITY
Saturday, 17:00

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

Last season: 1-4

MANCHESTER UNITED v CRYSTAL PALACE
Saturday, 17:00

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

Last season: 4-0

BRIGHTON v LEICESTER
Saturday, 17:00

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

Last season: 0-2

WATFORD v LIVERPOOL
Saturday, 17:00

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

Last season: 3-3

TOTTENHAM v CHELSEA
Saturday, 19:30

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

Last season: 1-2

BOURNEMOUTH v ARSENAL
Sunday, 15:30

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

Last season: 2-1

WOLVES v HUDDERSFIELD
Sunday, 18:00

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

Last season: Not applicable   

BURNLEY v NEWCASTLE
Monday, 22:00

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

Last season: 1-0

*LEADERBOARD:

108 Lynn (3 points in last round)
106 Garrin (7)
103 Rob (8)
95 Baden (8) & Tashreeq (2)
89 Craig (5)
82 Lloyd (5)