English Premiership

UK tips: More 0-4 horror for Red Devils, Blues?

English Premiership flutter (File)
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Cape Town – Manchester United and Chelsea will hardly look back on last season’s respective visits to Everton and Bournemouth with affection.

The supposedly bigger clubs were each routed 4-0 … and return trips for them loom in the English Premiership this weekend.

So do the Sport24 tipsters envisage repeats? The answer is near-unanimous “no”, if you look at the forecasts below.

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:

NORWICH v LEICESTER
Friday, 22:00

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

Last season: Not applicable

BRIGHTON v CRYSTAL PALACE
Saturday, 14:30

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

Last season: 3-1

NEWCASTLE v BURNLEY
Saturday, 17:00

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

Last season: 2-0

WEST HAM v SOUTHAMPTON
Saturday, 17:00

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

Last season: 3-0

BOURNEMOUTH v CHELSEA
Saturday, 17:00

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

Last season: 4-0

WATFORD v LIVERPOOL
Saturday, 19:30

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

Last season: 0-3

EVERTON v MANCHESTER UNITED
Sunday, 16:00

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

Last season: 4-0

TOTTENHAM v WOLVES
Sunday, 16:00

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

Last season: 1-3

*LEADERBOARD

215 Garrin (10 points in last round)
198 Tashreeq (8)
176 Rob (9)
173 Baden (10)
172 Lloyd (9)
168 Craig (6)
162 Lynn (6)