English Premiership

Reds v Gunners… it’s a lotto!

2017-03-03 13:01
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Cape Town - At least as things stand, it's hardly a match that has a major bearing on the English Premiership title race.

But Liverpool v Arsenal traditionally gets plenty of pulses racing for historical rivalry reasons, and should command a big audience once more on Saturday night.

Perhaps influenced by last season's corresponding 3-3 heart-stopper at Anfield - Joe Allen netted a 90th-minute leveller for 'Pool - our "experts" are notably divided over the result; we range wildly from narrow home win to 3-0 outcome in the Gunners' favour.

Each round of the 2016/17 Premiership 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; he swears the Championship is more competitive), the others are Garrin Lambley (Everton), Lloyd Burnard, Tashreeq Vardien, Maano Nekhavhambe and Lynn Butler (all Man Utd) plus Craig Taylor (Liverpool).

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

OUR FORECASTS:

MANCHESTER UNITED v BOURNEMOUTH
Saturday, 14:30

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

Last season: 3-1                 

LEICESTER v HULL
Saturday, 17:00

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

Last season: Not applicable                                   

STOKE v MIDDLESBROUGH
Saturday, 17:00

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

Last season: Not applicable                                          

SWANSEA v BURNLEY
Saturday, 17:00

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

Last season: Not applicable                                             

WATFORD v SOUTHAMPTON
Saturday, 17:00

Rob: 1-2
Garrin: 1-1
Tashreeq: 1-1
Maano: 1-2
Craig: 1-2
Lynn: 1-2
Lloyd: 1-2

Last season: 0-0                                                  

WEST BROM v CRYSTAL PALACE
Saturday, 17:00

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

Last season: 3-2              

LIVERPOOL v ARSENAL
Saturday, 19:30

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

Last season: 3-3                                                          

TOTTENHAM v EVERTON
Sunday, 15:30

Rob: 2-1
Garrin: 2-1
Tashreeq: 1-2
Maano: 1-1
Craig: 2-1
Lynn: 2-1
Lloyd: 2-1

Last season: 0-0                                                   

SUNDERLAND v MANCHESTER CITY
Sunday, 18:00

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

Last season: 0-1                                                   

WEST HAM v CHELSEA
Monday, 22:00

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

Last season: 2-1                                                   

*LEADERBOARD:

204 - Garrin (15 points in last round)
197 - Lynn (5)
190 - Rob (9)
182 - Tashreeq (12)
177 - Craig (3)
176 - Lloyd (7)
168 - Maano (2)

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