English Premiership

Man City to seize back lead?

2016-02-05 12:22
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Cape Town - Manchester City will assume ascendancy of the English Premiership by beating current leaders Leicester in an enticing Saturday meeting, say most of our tipsters.

Four of the six pundits see the hosts winning, with the other two backing a draw.

City won the corresponding clash 2-0 last season - when the Foxes were a greatly lesser force, of course - with goals from David Silva and James Milner.  

Each round of the 2015/16 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), 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:

MANCHESTER CITY v LEICESTER
Saturday, 14:45

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

ASTON VILLA v NORWICH
Saturday, 17:00

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

LIVERPOOL v SUNDERLAND
Saturday, 17:00

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

NEWCASTLE v WEST BROM
Saturday, 17:00

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

STOKE v EVERTON
Saturday, 17:00

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

SWANSEA v CRYSTAL PALACE
Saturday, 17:00

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

TOTTENHAM v WATFORD
Saturday, 17:00

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

SOUTHAMPTON v WEST HAM
Saturday, 19:30

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

BOURNEMOUTH v ARSENAL
Sunday, 15:30

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

CHELSEA v MANCHESTER UNITED
Sunday, 18:00

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

*LEADERBOARD:

169 - Maano (6 points in last round)
155 - Garrin (8)
143 - Rob (10)
142 - Tashreeq (8)
140 - Herman (11)
135-  Lloyd (7)

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