English Premiership

Gunners: point only at Old Trafford?

2016-02-26 12:10
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Cape Town - Title-chasing Arsenal may have an understandable “hangover” against fierce foes Manchester United this weekend after playing so spiritedly at home to Barcelona in midweek ... yet with cruelly no reward at all.

Perhaps for that reason, most of our Premiership forecasters predict no more than a draw for them at Old Trafford, where no favours will be handed out willy-nilly to the Gunners.

Each round of the 2015/16 Premiership campaign, a panel 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), Herman Mostert (Chelsea), and a trio of Manchester United devotees in Tashreeq Vardien, Lloyd Burnard and Maano Nekhavhambe.

Three points are awarded for an entirely correct scoreline, and one for right result.

OUR FORECASTS:

WEST HAM v SUNDERLAND
Saturday, 14:45

Rob: 1-0
Garrin: 2-1
Herman: 2-1
Tashreeq: 2-2
Lloyd: 2-1
Maano: 1-1
Last season: 1-0        

LEICESTER v NORWICH
Saturday, 17:00

Rob: 2-1
Garrin: 2-0
Herman: 2-1
Tashreeq: 2-0
Lloyd: 2-0
Maano: 2-1

Last season: Not applicable                                      

SOUTHAMPTON v CHELSEA
Saturday, 17:00

Rob: 1-2
Garrin: 1-1
Herman: 1-2
Tashreeq: 1-2
Lloyd: 1-2
Maano: 1-1

Last season: 1-1                     

STOKE v ASTON VILLA
Saturday, 17:00

Rob: 2-1
Garrin: 2-1
Herman: 1-1
Tashreeq: 2-1
Lloyd: 1-0
Maano: 1-0
Last season: 0-1                            

WATFORD v BOURNEMOUTH
Saturday, 17:00

Rob: 1-1
Garrin: 1-1
Herman:  1-1
Tashreeq: 1-1
Lloyd: 1-1
Maano: 0-0
Last season: Not applicable                               

WEST BROM v CRYSTAL PALACE
Saturday, 19:30

Rob: 0-0
Garrin: 1-1
Herman: 1-1
Tashreeq: 1-2
Lloyd: 1-0
Maano: 2-0
Last season: 2-2                                    

MANCHESTER UNITED v ARSENAL
Sunday, 16:05

Rob: 1-1
Garrin: 1-1
Herman: 1-1
Tashreeq: 1-2
Lloyd: 0-1
Maano: 1-1
Last season: 1-1                 

TOTTENHAM v SWANSEA
Sunday, 16:05

Rob: 2-1
Garrin: 2-0
Herman: 2-0
Tashreeq: 1-0
Lloyd: 2-0
Maano: 2-1
Last season: 3-2                         

ASTON VILLA v EVERTON
Tuesday, 21:45

Rob: 0-1
Garrin: 1-2  
Herman: 1-2
Tashreeq: 1-2
Lloyd: 1-2
Maano: 0-1
Last season: 3-2                          

BOURNEMOUTH v SOUTHAMPTON
Tuesday, 21:45

Rob: 1-1
Garrin: 1-1
Herman: 1-2
Tashreeq: 1-2
Lloyd: 1-0
Maano: 1-0
Last season: Not applicable      

LEICESTER v WEST BROM
Tuesday, 21:45

Rob: 2-0
Garrin: 2-1
Herman: 2-1
Tashreeq: 2-1
Lloyd: 2-1
Maano: 2-0
Last season: 0-1     

NORWICH v CHELSEA
Tuesday, 21:45

Rob: 1-2
Garrin: 0-2
Herman: 1-2
Tashreeq: 0-2
Lloyd: 0-2
Maano: 0-1
Last season: Not applicable     

SUNDERLAND v CRYSTAL PALACE
Tuesday, 21:45

Rob: 2-1
Garrin: 1-1
Herman: 1-1
Tashreeq: 2-1
Lloyd: 1-2
Maano: 2-2
Last season: 1-4     

ARSENAL v SWANSEA
Wednesday, 21:45

Rob: 2-0
Garrin: 2-0
Herman: 3-0
Tashreeq: 2-1
Lloyd: 2-0
Maano: 3-0
Last season: 0-1     

STOKE v NEWCASTLE
Wednesday, 21:45

Rob: 1-1
Garrin: 2-1
Herman: 2-1
Tashreeq: 1-1
Lloyd: 1-2
Maano: 2-0
Last season: 1-0     

WEST HAM v TOTTENHAM
Wednesday, 21:45

Rob: 1-2
Garrin: 1-1
Herman: 1-1
Tashreeq: 1-1
Lloyd: 1-1
Maano: 0-1
Last season: 0-1     

LIVERPOOL v MANCHESTER CITY
Wednesday, 22:00

Rob: 0-1
Garrin: 1-1
Herman: 2-1
Tashreeq: 2-1
Lloyd: 1-0
Maano: 0-2
Last season: 2-1     

MANCHESTER UNITED v WATFORD
Wednesday, 22:00

Rob: 1-0
Garrin: 2-0
Herman: 2-0
Tashreeq: 2-1
Lloyd: 2-0
Maano: 2-1
Last season: Not applicable     

*LEADERBOARD:

180 Maano (3 points in last round)
168 Garrin (3)
157 Tashreeq (5)
155 Rob (4)
152 Herman (6)
148 Lloyd (4)

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