English Premiership

Our tip: City to march on!

2015-08-28 13:10
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Cape Town – There’s already only one team left in the English Premiership with a 100 percent record... and Manchester City aren’t about to surrender it, according to our tipsters.

The in-form log-leaders entertain newcomers Watford and our panel all have them winning by a margin of anywhere between two and four goals.

Champions Chelsea, similarly, are confidently backed to see off Crystal Palace in a juicy-looking London derby, albeit generally by a much tighter margin.

Each round of the 2015/16 English 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 quartet of Manchester United devotees in Tashreeq Vardien, Wade Pretorius, Lloyd Burnard and Maano Nekhavhambe.

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

OUR FORECASTS:

NEWCASTLE v ARSENAL 
Saturday, 13:45

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

LIVERPOOL v WEST HAM UNITED
Saturday, 16:00

Rob: 1-0
Garrin: 2-0
Herman: 2-1
Wade: 2-0
Tashreeq: 2-0
Lloyd: 2-0
Maan0: 1-0
Last season: 2-0                              

STOKE CITY v WEST BROMWICH ALBION
Saturday, 16:00

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

MANCHESTER CITY v WATFORD
Saturday, 16:00

Rob: 2-0
Garrin: 3-0
Herman: 3-0
Wade: 3-0
Tashreeq: 4-0
Lloyd: 2-0
Maano: 3-0
Last season: Not applicable                       

CHELSEA v CRYSTAL PALACE
Saturday, 16:00

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

ASTON VILLA v SUNDERLAND
Saturday, 16:00

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

BOURNEMOUTH v LEICESTER
Saturday, 16:00

Rob: 1-1
Garrin: 1-1
Herman: 1-1
Wade: 1-1
Tashreeq: 1-1
Lloyd: 3-1
Maano: 1-0
Last season: Not applicable      

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR v EVERTON
Saturday, 18:30

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

SOUTHAMPTON v NORWICH
Sunday, 14:30

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

SWANSEA CITY v MANCHESTER UNITED
Sunday, 17:00

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

LEADERBOARD:

25 - Lloyd (9 points in last round)
24 - Wade (9)
22 - Garrin (13)
20 - Tashreeq (5)
19 - Rob (8)
16 - Maano (6) & Herman (5)

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