We have now predicted the results of 258 matches. In Week 26, Rich scored 6 points, Geoff 6 points, and Lawro 9 points. Lawro has extended his lead at the top of the leaderboard, but, as we approach the business end of the season there is all to play for. Although Rich has predicted more correct results than Lawro, the ex-Liverpool pundit has had better fortune with his correct prediction of actual scores. This could be an important week in our challenge as the results forecast by Rich and Lawro differ in half of the games, and in only one match the same score has been predicted. Can Lawro increase his lead still further, making it difficult for him to be caught, or can Rich keep the contest alive? It seems unlikely that Geoff can make up the ground to challenge, but no doubt he will continue to play for pride and hope for a comeback of Lazarus proportions.
In this challenge we award one point for a correct result, and a further two points (making three in total) if the score prediction is spot on.
We now proceed to week 27.
|Total after 25 weeks||202||155||203|
|Score in week 26||6||6||9|
|Total after 26 weeks||208||161||212|
|Predictions – Week 27|
|Man U v Bournemouth||3-0||2-1||2-0|
|Leicester v Hull||1-1||3-0||2-0|
|Stoke v Middlesbrough||1-0||2-0||2-0|
|Swansea v Burnley||2-1||1-1||1-1|
|Watford v Southampton||1-1||1-2||2-1|
|West Brom v Palace||2-1||2-1||1-1|
|Liverpool v Arsenal||1-1||2-2||2-1|
|Tottenham v Everton||2-0||2-1||2-0|
|Sunderland v Man City||0-3||1-3||0-2|
|West Ham v Chelsea||2-1||1-1||0-2|