English Premiership

Tipsters: Foxes’ hunt could fizzle!

2019-12-21 08:13
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Cape Town - Second-placed Leicester City are already a formidable 10 points behind Liverpool … is their English Premiership title challenge even vaguely credible?

That will be put to a particularly searching test over the next few days as they tackle defending champions Manchester City away … and then the Reds themselves at home in a crackerjack fixture on Boxing Day.

Judging by our tipsters’ sentiments, the Foxes may well only fall further behind in the tricky little period for them.

Each round of the 2019/20 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:

EVERTON v ARSENAL
Saturday, 14:30

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

Last season: 1-0                             

NORWICH v WOLVES
Saturday, 17:00

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

Last season: Not applicable                                                              

NEWCASTLE v CRYSTAL PALACE
Saturday, 17:00

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

Last season: 0-1                                                     

BRIGHTON v SHEFFIELD UNITED
Saturday, 17:00

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

Last season: Not applicable                                                         

ASTON VILLA v SOUTHAMPTON
Saturday, 17:00

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

Last season: Not applicable                                                            

BOURNEMOUTH v BURNLEY
Saturday, 17:00

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

Last season: 1-3                                                              

MANCHESTER CITY v LEICESTER
Sunday, 19:30

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

Last season: 1-0                         

WATFORD v MANCHESTER UNITED
Sunday, 16:00

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

Last season: 1-2                                                                  

TOTTENHAM v CHELSEA
Sunday, 18:30

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

Last season: 3-1                                                            

TOTTENHAM v BRIGHTON
Thursday, 14:30

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

Last season: 1-0             

SHEFFIELD UNITED v WATFORD
Thursday, 17:00

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

Last season: Not applicable                               

EVERTON v BURNLEY
Thursday, 17:00

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

Last season: 2-0                                                              

CRYSTAL PALACE v WEST HAM
Thursday, 17:00

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

Last season: 1-3                                                     

CHELSEA v SOUTHAMPTON
Thursday, 17:00

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

Last season: 0-0                                                        

ASTON VILLA v NORWICH
Thursday, 17:00

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

Last season: Not applicable                                                           

BOURNEMOUTH v ARSENAL
Thursday, 17:00

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

Last season: 1-2                                                             

MANCHESTER UNITED v NEWCASTLE
Thursday, 19:30

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

Last season: 3-2                        

LEICESTER v LIVERPOOL
Thursday, 22:00

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

Last season: 1-2                                                                  

WOLVES v MANCHESTER CITY
Friday, 21:45

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

Last season: 1-1                                                           

LEADERBOARD

137 Garrin (7 points in last round)
133 Tashreeq (4)
115 Baden (4)
113 Lloyd (2)
110 Rob (4)
104 Lynn (3)
102 Craig (3)

 

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Fixtures
Wednesday, 29 January 2020
West Ham United v Liverpool, London Stadium 21:45
Saturday, 01 February 2020
Leicester City v Chelsea, King Power Stadium 14:30
Liverpool v Southampton, Anfield 17:00
West Ham United v Brighton & Hove Albion, London Stadium 17:00
Crystal Palace v Sheffield United, Selhurst Park 17:00
Newcastle United v Norwich City, St. James' Park 17:00
Watford v Everton, Vicarage Road 17:00
AFC Bournemouth v Aston Villa, Vitality Stadium 17:00
Manchester United v Wolverhampton Wanderers, Old Trafford 19:30
Sunday, 02 February 2020
Burnley v Arsenal, Turf Moor 16:00
Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium 18:30
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