Premier League predictions, week one … the reckoning

August 17, 2009

How did you get on? I expect it was better than most of us… As a look back to Friday lunchtime’s post will attest, our efforts at predicting the score on the opening weekend of the Premier League covered few of us in any glory.

A lot of people overestimated Chelsea and underestimated Arsenal, but the general feeling that Liverpool would come unstuck at Spurs proved well founded.

As a general guide, I’ve given one point for a correct result — except for those who had Chelsea or Man Utd winning by a hatful — and five points for a correct score. There were precious few of those. I’ve totted it all up very roughly, but the score so far looks more or less as follows…

Owen Wyatt, Miles Evans — 10 points (FROM A POSSIBLE 50!!), Patrick Johnston 9, Kevin Fylan 8, Simon Evans 7, Paul Radford 4, Mike Collett and Mitch Phillips 2.

That includes a bonus point for me as the only person to predict a goal for Hull City. Fair? Well, maybe. Anyway, appeals welcome, as every time I add it up it seems to come to something different. The problems of an arbitrary scoring system…

Let us know if you did much better/worse… and Tune in later for more predictions…

Kevin Fylan, Canary Wharf

PHOTO: Arsenal’s Eduardo (R) celebrates his goal against Everton during their English Premier League soccer match at Goodison Park in Liverpool August 15, 2009. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh


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What me and my mates at work do is basically the same format but with a different scoring system, its simpley 1 point for a correct result and 3 points for a correct score and nothing else such as bonus points. I got 8 points on the first weekend with the top scorer getting 11 from a possible 30, but that just goes to show no matter how much you think about it and assess the facts and weigh up your options, sometimes you have to expect the unexpected with the premier league.

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Hi maid. Yes, three points for correct score would probably be fairer… I think I’m going to reserve the right to take points off my colleagues, tho. I quite like there being room for a bit of argument!And you’re right… you really do have to expect the unexpected. Wigan winning at Villa… Wow.

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Haha yeah true that would be a good way of getting one over them, but how do you judge who gets the final say in it all? Exactly in all my fixtures at work, accumulators and the sky sports super 6 that i did i dont think i even put wigan down to score in any of them! Who would of thought losing bruce, heskey and valencia would see them beat a top 6 side away on the first day?! Are you guys doing fixtures for tommorrow and wednesdays games?

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Good point. I must get that organised sharpish…

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Just beware, as me and my friend at work have found out once you start tallying the scores on excel with graphs, charts and leagues the possibilities are endless.

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When it comes to predicting the premiere league then you might want to check out – that’s the entire focus of this whole website.So – you prediction addicts might find it interesting? Hope you do …

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Good day, can i be getting the premiership weekly predictions football draws on fridays?

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you can indeed Gabby but not this week as it’s internationals. Next week for sure

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