English Premiership

Tipsters: Man City to claw back (some!) ground

2020-02-07 12:12
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Cape Town – While unlikely to send any tremors through Anfield, Manchester City will solidify their presence in second on the English Premiership table by beating struggling West Ham comfortably at home on Sunday.

So say the Sport24 tipsters about a heavily abbreviated round of matches.

City, later to be champions, did win last season’s corresponding game 1-0, although they were made to battle by the Hammers before a Sergio Aguero penalty made the key difference.

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 CRYSTAL PALACE
Saturday, 14:30

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

Last season: 2-0

BRIGHTON v WATFORD
Saturday, 19:30

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

Last season: 0-0

SHEFFIELD UNITED v BOURNEMOUTH
Sunday, 16:00

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

Last season: Not applicable

MANCHESTER CITY v WEST HAM
Sunday, 18:30

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

Last season: 1-0

*LEADERBOARD

193 Garrin (7 points in last round)
182 Tashreeq (5)
162 Rob (3)
157 Baden (3) & Lloyd (3)
153 Craig (3)
145 Lynn (5)

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Fixtures
Wednesday, 19 February 2020
Manchester City v West Ham United, Etihad Stadium 21:30
Saturday, 22 February 2020
Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur, Stamford Bridge 14:30
Sheffield United v Brighton & Hove Albion, Bramall Lane 17:00
Crystal Palace v Newcastle United, Selhurst Park 17:00
Southampton v Aston Villa, St. Mary's Stadium 17:00
Burnley v AFC Bournemouth, Turf Moor 17:00
Leicester City v Manchester City, King Power Stadium 19:30
Sunday, 23 February 2020
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Norwich City, Molineux Stadium 16:00
Manchester United v Watford, Old Trafford 16:00
Arsenal v Everton, Emirates Stadium 18:30
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