English Premiership

Tipsters: City to trounce Toon!

2018-01-19 12:14
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Cape Town – Fired up by the indignity of their first defeat of the season at Liverpool, Premiership leaders Manchester City will bounce back in some style at the expense of struggling visitors Newcastle on Saturday.

So say virtually all of the Sport24 forecasters ... although the lone dissenting voice, interestingly, comes from the man at the top of our leaderboard, who bravely suggests a point at the Etihad Stadium for Rafa Benitez’s troops.  

Each round of the 2017/18 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), Lloyd Burnard, Tashreeq Vardien, Baden Gillion 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:

BRIGHTON v CHELSEA
Saturday, 14:30

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

Last season: Not applicable           

STOKE v HUDDERSFIELD
Saturday, 17:00

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

Last season: Not applicable          

ARSENAL v CRYSTAL PALACE
Saturday, 17:00

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

Last season: 2-0           

EVERTON v WEST BROM
Saturday, 17:00

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

Last season: 3-0           

LEICESTER v WATFORD
Saturday, 17:00

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

Last season: 3-0           

WEST HAM v BOURNEMOUTH
Saturday, 17:00

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

Last season: 1-0                                          

BURNLEY v MANCHESTER UNITED
Saturday, 17:00

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

Last season: 0-2                                  

MANCHESTER CITY v NEWCASTLE
Saturday, 19:30

Rob: 3-1
Garrin: 3-0
Tashreeq: 2-1
Lloyd: 1-1 
Lynn: 4-1
Craig: 3-0
Baden: 3-0

Last season: Not applicable                                     

SOUTHAMPTON v TOTTENHAM
Sunday, 18:00

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

Last season: 1-4                                        

SWANSEA v LIVERPOOL
Monday, 22:00

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

Last season: 1-2    

*LEADERBOARD:

181 Lloyd (12 points in last round)
173 Garrin (7)
163 Tashreeq (11)
160 Rob (7)
155 Craig (4)
144 Lynn (3)
134 Baden (3)

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