The football this August Bank Holiday weekend means I move into the second part of predicting the outcome of the Premier League fixtures. Due to wifi issues, the publication of this post was delayed and the predictions I made in this post were by no way amended to in any way cheat. As I was saying, as part of my curiosity but also to compare the two, I pit myself against two respective pundits and compare their predictions. The pundits in question are Sky Sports’ Maul Merson and BBC Sport’s Mark Lawrence. How did it go the first time around?
|Paul Merson||Mark Lawrenson||Michael|
|Cardiff 0-0 Newcastle||1-1||1-1||1-2|
|Everton 2-1 Southampton||1-0||2-0||2-0|
|Leicester City 2-0 Wolves||2-1||2-1||1-1|
|Spurs 3-1 Fulham||3-1||2-0||3-0|
|West Ham 1-2 Bournemouth||2-1||1-1||3-2|
|Chelsea 3-2 Arsenal||2-1||2-0||2-2|
|Burnley 1-3 Watford||1-0||1-0||1-1|
|Manchester City 6-1 Huddersfield Town||5-0||3-0||4-0|
|Brighton 3-2 Manchester United||1-2||1-2||0-2|
|Crystal Palace 0-2 Liverpool||1-2||1-1||1-2|
The answer for me was not so well. Paul Merson took the honours of scoring the most points having predicted six correct results and 1 correct score (Tottenham 3-1 Fulham)) which gave him a total of 17 points. That is 9 more than my predictions were worth as I predicted four correct results while Mark Lawrence finished 2nd in this comparison on 12 points having guessed six correct results.