English Premiership

UK tips: It’s a 'Pool party' at Man City!

The official Premier League ball (Getty Image)
The official Premier League ball (Getty Image)

Liverpool will possibly win - and even less likely lose - what has become a Premiership title-celebratory fixture at big rivals Manchester City late next week.

That is the general belief of the Sport24 forecasters, who do not favour a repeat of last season’s City win (they are now deposed champs) in the equivalent match at the Etihad Stadium.

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 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:

ASTON VILLA v WOLVES
Saturday, 13:30

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

Last season: Not applicable

WATFORD v SOUTHAMPTON
Sunday, 17:30

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

Last season: 1-1

CRYSTAL PALACE v BURNLEY
Monday, 21:00

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

Last season: 2-0

BRIGHTON v MANCHESTER UNITED
Tuesday, 21:15

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

Last season: 3-2

ARSENAL v NORWICH
Wednesday, 19:00

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

Last season: Not applicable

EVERTON v LEICESTER
Wednesday, 19:00

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

Last season: Not applicable

BOURNEMOUTH v NEWCASTLE
Wednesday, 19:00

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

Last season: 2-2

WEST HAM v CHELSEA
Wednesday, 21:15

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

Last season: 0-0

SHEFFIELD UNITED v TOTTENHAM
Thursday, 19:00

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

Last season: Not applicable

MANCHESTER CITY v LIVERPOOL
Thursday, 21:15

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

Last season: 2-1

*LEADERBOARD

216 Tashreeq (4 points in last round)
212 Rob (10)
200 Baden (7)
196 Lloyd (12)
191 Lynn (12)
190 Craig (7)

Fixtures
Wed 08 Jul 20 19:00 PM (SAST)
Sheffield United
Wolverhampton Wanderers
Bramall Lane
Wed 08 Jul 20 19:00 PM (SAST)
Manchester City
Newcastle United
Etihad Stadium
Wed 08 Jul 20 19:00 PM (SAST)
West Ham United
Burnley
London Stadium
Results
Tue 07 Jul 20
Arsenal 1
Leicester City 1
Tue 07 Jul 20
Crystal Palace 2
Chelsea 3
Tue 07 Jul 20
Watford 2
Norwich City 1
Logs
Team
P
W
PTS
1. Liverpool
33
29
89
2. Manchester City
33
21
66
3. Chelsea
34
18
60
4. Leicester City
34
17
59