Predictions league foresees more doom for Arsenal

February 4, 2010

Arsenal’s 3-1 defeat at home to Manchester United last weekend has led many of our panel to predict similar gloom for Arsene Wenger’s men at Chelsea this Sunday.

It’s been a tough run of fixtures for the Gunners but for most of our “experts” here at Reuters Soccer blog, it’s been painful throughout the season. Do you think you would be better than our panel at predicting the Premier League scores each weekend? Believe me, it’s not hard to beat us.

Five points for a correct score and one point for the right result. If you are joining now for the first time you can have double points until the end of the season, plus innumerable bonus points for way-out guesses on goalscorers, red cards, streakers etc. The best part is you total up the scores yourself and we trust you!

It really is all to play for, especially as long-time pacesetter Patrick lost his lead by gaining just three points last weekend and woefully predicting a 3-0 win for Arsenal over United. 

Please post your guesses in the comments below. Here are this weekend’s fixtures and our panel’s current table. I’ll add in more of our panel predictions as they land. It’s the Merseyside derby this weekend too, by the way… 

Reuters Soccer blog panel: Paul Radford 198, Patrick Johnston 197, Mitch Phillips 182, Neil Maidment 177, Kevin Fylan 162, Mark Meadows 149, Simon Evans 151, Julien Pretot 143, Mike Collett 137, Asia Sports Desk 128, Martyn Herman 109, Miles Evans 108, Sonia Oxley 71

Saturday, 6 February
Bolton v Fulham: Paul Radford 2-2, Patrick Johnston 2-1, Mitch Phillips 0-1, Neil Maidment 1-0, Kevin Fylan, Mark Meadows 1-0, Simon Evans 1-1, Julien Pretot, Mike Collett 2-1, Asia Sports Desk 1-0, Martyn Herman 2-1, Miles Evans, Sonia Oxley 2-1

Burnley v West Ham: Paul Radford 2-1, Patrick Johnston 2-1, Mitch Phillips 0-1, Neil Maidment 1-2, Kevin Fylan, Mark Meadows 1-1, Simon Evans 3-1, Julien Pretot, Mike Collett 2-0, Asia Sports Desk 0-1, Martyn Herman 1-1, Miles Evans, Sonia Oxley 2-0

Hull v Man City: Paul Radford 0-2, Patrick Johnston 1-1, Mitch Phillips 0-2, Neil Maidment 0-3, Kevin Fylan, Mark Meadows 0-2, Simon Evans 1-2, Julien Pretot, Mike Collett 0-1, Asia Sports Desk 1-2, Martyn Herman 2-1, Miles Evans, Sonia Oxley 0-3

Liverpool v Everton: Paul Radford 1-0, Patrick Johnston 1-1, Mitch Phillips 1-1, Neil Maidment 2-2, Kevin Fylan, Mark Meadows 1-0, Simon Evans 1-2, Julien Pretot, Mike Collett 0-0, Asia Sports Desk 1-1, Martyn Herman 0-1, Miles Evans, Sonia Oxley 2-2
 
Man Utd v Portsmouth: Paul Radford 4-0, Patrick Johnston 3-0, Mitch Phillips 5-0, Neil Maidment 5-0, Kevin Fylan, Mark Meadows 2-0, Simon Evans 3-0, Julien Pretot, Mike Collett 3-0, Asia Sports Desk 3-0, Martyn Herman 4-2, Miles Evans, Sonia Oxley 5-0

Stoke v Blackburn: Paul Radford 1-0, Patrick Johnston 0-0, Mitch Phillips 2-1, Neil Maidment 2-1, Kevin Fylan, Mark Meadows 2-1, Simon Evans 1-0, Julien Pretot, Mike Collett 1-1, Asia Sports Desk 1-1, Martyn Herman 1-0, Miles Evans, Sonia Oxley 1-1

Sunderland v Wigan: Paul Radford 1-1, Patrick Johnston 2-1, Mitch Phillips 2-0, Neil Maidment 1-2, Kevin Fylan, Mark Meadows 1-1, Simon Evans 0-1, Julien Pretot, Mike Collett 0-1, Asia Sports Desk 0-0, Martyn Herman 2-2, Miles Evans, Sonia Oxley 0-0

Tottenham v Aston Villa: Paul Radford 2-1, Patrick Johnston 1-2, Mitch Phillips 2-1, Neil Maidment 1-1, Kevin Fylan, Mark Meadows 2-1, Simon Evans 3-2, Julien Pretot, Mike Collett 2-0, Asia Sports Desk 1-2, Martyn Herman 1-2, Miles Evans, Sonia Oxley 2-1

Sunday, 7 February
Birmingham v Wolverhampton: Paul Radford 1-1, Patrick Johnston 2-0, Mitch Phillips 1-1, Neil Maidment 2-1, Kevin Fylan, Mark Meadows 0-0, Simon Evans 2-1, Julien Pretot, Mike Collett 3-0, Asia Sports Desk 2-0, Martyn Herman 2-0, Miles Evans, Sonia Oxley 2-1

Chelsea v Arsenal: Paul Radford 2-0, Patrick Johnston 1-2, Mitch Phillips 3-2, Neil Maidment 3-1, Kevin Fylan, Mark Meadows 3-1, Simon Evans 2-0, Julien Pretot, Mike Collett 1-2, Asia Sports Desk 2-2, Martyn Herman 2-1, Miles Evans, Sonia Oxley 3-1

PHOTO:Arsenal’s manager Arsene Wenger reacts during their English Premier League soccer match against Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium in London January 31, 2010. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh

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Bolton v Fulham, 0-0
Burnley v West Ham, 1-0
Hull v Man City, 1-4
Liverpool v Everton, 2-0
Man Utd v Portsmouth, 3-0
Stoke v Blackburn, 1-0
Sunderland v Wigan, 2-2
Tottenham v Aston Villa, 2-2
Birmingham v Wolverhampton, 2-0
Chelsea v Arsenal 2-3

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