No sooner has the weekend’s games concluded than we’re set for another two days of league matches. Lovely for the fans, maybe not so lovely for the players as there is little recovery time before they go again. But that’s professional football, right?
Before we consider the fixtures today and tomorrow, let’s remind ourselves of how I got on with the weekend’s predictions and actual outcomes. Points are at stake – three points for getting it spot on; one point for just the correct outcome and zero points for getting it wrong.
Liverpool 2-1 Everton (1 point – actual score 3-1)
Burnley 1-1 Tottenham (0 points – actual score 0-2)
Chelsea 3-1 Crystal Palace (0 points – actual score 1-2)
Hull City 1-1 West Ham (0 points – actual score 2-1)
Leicester City 3-2 Stoke City (1 point – actual score 2-0)
Man Utd 2-1 West Brom (0 points – actual score 0-0)
Watford 3-1 Sunderland (1 point – actual score 1-0)
Southampton 2-1 Bournemouth (0 points – actual score 0-0)
Swansea 2-0 Middlesbrough (0 points – actual score 0-0)
Arsenal 2-2 Man City (3 points)
Got a predictions spot on, which is encouraging. But six points is underwhelming to say the least and as for the 40% rate of correct outcomes, the less said about that, the better. The games go on though, so let’s consider these fixtures.
Burnley 2-0 Stoke City
Leicester 3-1 Sunderland
Watford 0-0 West Brom
Man Utd 1-1 Everton
Arsenal 3-1 West Ham
Hull 2-0 Middlesbrough
Southampton 1-1 Crystal Palace
Swansea 1-2 Tottenham
Chelsea 3-2 Man City
Liverpool 2-1 Bournemouth
These games are getting harder to predict even if the table is settling into teams in their places. The Chelsea v City game should be intriguing, though. As for my predictions, let’s hope I can break into double figures before the end of the week.
Let’s see how it goes.
C. L. J. Dryden