English Premiership

Tipsters: Jose to torment Old Trafford!

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

Cape Town – It’s only a mid-table meeting, but Wednesday’s return of Jose Mourinho to Manchester United’s Old Trafford with his new Tottenham charges tops the billing for interest in a busy period of English Premiership activity.

There’s a double round over the next few days, and after hosting Bournemouth first on Saturday, Spurs head north-west to see if their ever-colourful new boss can repeat the productive 3-0 outcome there last season – when he was intriguingly in the other “corner” and under massive pressure.

Sentiment among the Sport24 forecasting panel leans toward the visitors either nicking all three points or at very least banking a stalemate.

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:

NEWCASTLE v MANCHESTER CITY
Saturday, 14:30

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

Last season: 2-1                            

LIVERPOOL v BRIGHTON
Saturday, 17:00

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

Last season: 1-0                                                            

CHELSEA v WEST HAM
Saturday, 17:00

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

TOTTENHAM v BOURNEMOUTH
Saturday, 17:00

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

Last season: 5-0                                                      

BURNLEY v CRYSTAL PALACE
Saturday, 17:00

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

Last season: 1-3                                                         

SOUTHAMPTON v WATFORD
Saturday, 19:30

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

Last season: 1-1                                                           

NORWICH v ARSENAL
Sunday, 16:00

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

Last season: Not applicable                      

WOLVES v SHEFFIELD UNITED
Sunday, 16:00

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

Last season: Not applicable                                                                

LEICESTER v EVERTON
Sunday, 18:30

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

Last season: 1-2                                                          

MANCHESTER UNITED v ASTON VILLA
Sunday, 18:30

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

Last season: Not applicable          

CRYSTAL PALACE v BOURNEMOUTH
Tuesday, 21:30

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

Last season: 5-3                             

BURNLEY v MANCHESTER CITY
Tuesday, 22:15

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

Last season: 0-1                                                           

LEICESTER v WATFORD
Wednesday, 21:30

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

Last season: 2-0                                                    

WOLVES v WEST HAM
Wednesday, 21:30

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

Last season: 3-0                                                      

MANCHESTER UNITED v TOTTENHAM
Wednesday, 21:30

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

Last season: 0-3                                                          

SOUTHAMPTON v NORWICH
Wednesday, 21:30

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

Last season: Not applicable                                                           

CHELSEA v ASTON VILLA
Wednesday, 21:30

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

Last season: Not applicable                      

LIVERPOOL v EVERTON
Wednesday, 22:15

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

Last season: 1-0                                                                

SHEFFIELD UNITED v NEWCASTLE
Thursday, 21:30

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

Last season: Not applicable                                                          

ARSENAL v BRIGHTON
Thursday, 22:15

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

Last season: 1-1          

LEADERBOARD

107 Garrin (6 points in last round)
103 Tashreeq (9)
92 Lloyd (3)
91 Baden (4)
90 Rob (4)
83 Lynn (6)
75 Craig (8)

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