English Premiership

Derby: Can Gunners hit back?

2015-11-06 11:03
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Cape Town – They come off a 5-1 Champions League hiding at Bayern, but joint-Premiership leaders Arsenal at least shouldn’t lose Sunday’s home derby against Tottenham, say our tipsters.

Three opt for a Gunners win, and the other three a hard-fought stalemate ... which would emulate last season’s outcome at the Emirates Stadium, when an equaliser from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain cancelled out a Nacer Chadli opener for Spurs.

Each round of the 2015/16 Premiership season, 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:

BOURNEMOUTH v NEWCASTLE
Saturday, 14:45

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

LEICESTER v WATFORD
Saturday, 17:00

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

MANCHESTER UNITED v WEST BROM
Saturday, 17:00

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

NORWICH v SWANSEA
Saturday, 17:00

Rob: 1-1
Garrin: 1-1
Herman: 2-1
Tashreeq: 1-3
Lloyd: 1-2
Maano: 1-1
Last season: Not applicable                         

SUNDERLAND v SOUTHAMPTON
Saturday, 17:00

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

WEST HAM v EVERTON
Saturday, 17:00

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

STOKE v CHELSEA
Saturday, 19:30

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

ASTON VILLA v MANCHESTER CITY
Sunday, 15:30

Rob: 0-2
Garrin: 0-2
Herman: 1-2
Tashreeq: 1-4
Lloyd: 1-4
Maano: 1-2
Last season: 0-2                   

ARSENAL v TOTTENHAM
Sunday, 18:00

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

LIVERPOOL v CRYSTAL PALACE
Sunday, 18:00

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

*LEADERBOARD:

76 - Tashreeq (5)
72 - Garrin (7)
71-  Rob (8)
70 - Lloyd (6)
63 - Herman (6)
60 - Maano (6)

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