We have only had six weeks so far, so if we equate this challenge to a 38 lap race (9.5 miles on a running track), then we have only completed 1.5 miles so far. We therefore have a long way to go, but the field is already beginning to be stretched. Rich is obviously intent on running the sprint finish out of the other two by setting a fast pace and has already opened up quite a lead. But has he set off too quickly? We all remember the tale of the hare and the tortoise.
On the BBC website Lawro has now lost two of his six weekly prediction encounters. Firstly he was beaten by WWE star and Hollywood actor, Dave Bautista, who hadn’t heard of some of the Premier League teams, and then last week it was the turn of the world number one darts player, Michael van Gerwen to beat him. To boost his confidence this week they’ve put him up against comedian and actor, Elis James. James took part last year and only got one result and no scores correct to give him the honour of being the lowest scorer in the whole season.
|Total after 5 weeks||43||33||36|
|Score in week 6||9||4||8|
|Total after 6 weeks||52||37||44|
|Predictions – Week 7|
|Everton v Crystal Palace||3-2||1-1||2-1|
|Swansea v Liverpool||1-3||1-2||0-2|
|Hull v Chelsea||1-3||0-3||0-2|
|Sunderland v West Brom||1-1||1-0||2-1|
|Watford v Bournemouth||1-1||2-0||1-1|
|West Ham v Middlesbrough||4-1||3-0||2-0|
|Man.Utd v Stoke||3-1||3-0||2-0|
|Leicester v Southampton||2-2||2-1||2-1|
|Tottenham v Man.City||2-2||1-2||2-2|
|Burnley v Arsenal||1-3||0-3||0-2|