English Premiership

Tipsters: Blues will edge Gunners derby

2018-08-17 11:59
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Cape Town - Arsenal to continue their back-foot start to the season.

That is the confident prediction of the Sport24 forecasters for their second fixturing toughie in a row in early-season when they cross London on Saturday to play a Chelsea side already three points to the good from the opening round.

It was a goalless draw between them at Stamford Bridge last season, but the broad expectation is that this may be livelier.

Each round of the 2018/19 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, and defending champion), Lloyd Burnard, Tashreeq Vardien, Baden Gillion and Lynn Butler (all Man Utd) plus Craig Taylor (Liverpool).

Three points are awarded for an entirely correct score-line, and one for right result.

OUR FORECASTS:

CARDIFF v NEWCASTLE
Saturday, 13:30

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

Last season: Not applicable                

EVERTON v SOUTHAMPTON
Saturday, 16:00

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

Last season: 1-1                                                

LEICESTER v WOLVES
Saturday, 16:00

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

Last season: Not applicable                                      

TOTTENHAM v FULHAM
Saturday, 16:00

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

Last season: Not applicable                                          

WEST HAM v BOURNEMOUTH
Saturday, 16:00

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

Last season: 1-1                                             

CHELSEA v ARSENAL
Saturday, 18:30

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

Last season: 0-0         

BURNLEY v WATFORD
Sunday, 14:30

Rob: 1-1
Garrin: 1-1
Tashreeq: 1-1
Lloyd: 1-0
Lynn: 1-0
Craig: 1-1
Baden: 1-0

Last season: 1-0                                                   

MANCHESTER CITY v HUDDERSFIELD
Sunday, 14:30

Rob: 3-0
Garrin: 4-0
Tashreeq: 3-0
Lloyd: 3-0
Lynn: 3-0
Craig: 3-0
Baden: 4-0

Last season: 0-0                                              

BRIGHTON v MANCHESTER UNITED
Sunday, 17:00

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

Last season: 1-0       

CRYSTAL PALACE v LIVERPOOL
Monday, 21:00

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

Last season: 1-2                                                 

*LEADERBOARD:

10 - Lynn
9 - Garrin & Lloyd
8 - Rob & Baden
7 - Tashreeq & Craig

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Fixtures
Saturday, 18 January 2020
Watford v Tottenham Hotspur, Vicarage Road 14:30
Norwich City v AFC Bournemouth, Carrow Road 17:00
Arsenal v Sheffield United, Emirates Stadium 17:00
Manchester City v Crystal Palace, Etihad Stadium 17:00
West Ham United v Everton, London Stadium 17:00
Southampton v Wolverhampton Wanderers, St. Mary's Stadium 17:00
Brighton & Hove Albion v Aston Villa, The American Express Community Stadium 17:00
Newcastle United v Chelsea, St. James' Park 19:30
Sunday, 19 January 2020
Burnley v Leicester City, Turf Moor 16:00
Liverpool v Manchester United, Anfield 18:30
Tuesday, 21 January 2020
Sheffield United v Manchester City, Bramall Lane 21:30
Everton v Newcastle United, Goodison Park 21:30
Crystal Palace v Southampton, Selhurst Park 21:30
Aston Villa v Watford, Villa Park 21:30
AFC Bournemouth v Brighton & Hove Albion, Vitality Stadium 21:30
Chelsea v Arsenal, Stamford Bridge 22:15
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