I am currently living in Asia and, at just a shade under 6 foot, happen to be rather taller than most of the local population. This is just as well, for at the moment, I am unable to look anybody straight in the eye. The reason for this discomfort is that it seems I am worse at predicting the results of Premier League matches than even Lawro.
However, fresh from warm weather training during the international break I am determined to claw back some of the disadvantage between myself and the early pacemakers. This week’s naval-gazings are shown below and see Lawro depart from his usual cautious tradition by actually predicting a team to score more than two goals. In the circumstances, I am quietly confident that my redoubled efforts will see me far better placed following this current round of matches.
|Man United v Man City||1-1||1-0||1-0|
|Arsenal v Southampton||2-1||2-0||3-0|
|Bournemouth v WBA||1-0||1-1||1-1|
|Burnley v Hull||2-2||1-0||2-1|
|Middlesbro v Palace||2-1||2-2||0-2|
|Stoke v Tottenham||1-1||1-2||1-1|
|West Ham v Watford||3-1||2-1||2-0|
|Liverpool v Leicester||2-1||1-1||2-1|
|Swansea v Chelsea||1-2||0-2||0-2|
|Sunderland v Everton||1-1||1-2||1-1|
* Our scoring system is one point for a correct results plus two bonus points for the correct score.