As a curiousity, I thought I would share the table of our average picks. This provides some insight into who we collectively under and overrate. I’m just glad to see that I’m not the only one who thought Crystal Palace would be better.
I don’t know how often I will post this but it’s available on request if you want it. I also have it per user and it’s a little useful guide to see mistakes you are making if for example you have Manchester United P18 W18 D0 L0 GF44 GA8… which isn’t too far off what JE had after 18 games last year.
But on to the picks which are a bit all over the place this week. Could be interesting to see who makes a move…. will ME finally outscore AM? Let’s see. Game on.
Arsenal v Bournemouth
Bad start for both teams and it will get worse for one… and not enough better to meaningful for the other team’s fans. Arsenal fans need to start getting used to cheering home games against crummy opposition. Flat track bullies.
Brighton & Hove Albion v West Bromwich Albion
Three goals between them so far but that stat is flattering to Brighton. Can’t see a team going four games without a goal and I can’t see a team losing to someone who can’t score.
Burnley v Crystal Palace
Burnley were decent at home all last year so it’s not unrealistic to see them win. It’s not unrealistic to see Palace lose either.
Everton v Tottenham Hotspur
A win will make a change for Spurs and maybe kick-start their season (which to date has been fairly meh). A new logo needed perhaps?
Leicester City v Chelsea
Not the team they were last year. Either of them. I have on idea who valued Drinkwater at the price he went for but he might start and be totally average against his former team.
Manchester City v Liverpool
My head says that I shouldn’t pick the Tactical One over the Normal One but at the Etihad a loss would be a minor disaster and that shouldn’t happen.
Southampton v Watford
So JE picked 0-0. This week the moose will keep 11 on the field so the game will be a little more interesting.
Stoke City v Manchester United
Will be another game that’s dull and boring for 80 mins before United score two quick goals.
Swansea City v Newcastle United
After the highs of their large win two weeks ago come the lows of not beating a Welsh team.
West Ham United v Huddersfield Town
The Hammers have an international goalkeeper but they shouldn’t rely on him as he’s about as mobile as Bert.
Don’t see the Hammers losing this one even though I feel like they are a