Tipsters: Blues to pip Red Devils!

Cape Town - Chelsea to outfox Manchester United on Monday in what would once have been a slightly more heavyweight English Premiership clash.

That is the majority pick of the Sport24 panel for another abbreviated round of matches, where another prediction was relatively simple: a full house reckon runaway leaders Liverpool will dispose of bottom club Norwich away.

Each round of the 2019/20 campaign, a group of our staff has a crack at predicting the results – do the exercise yourself, if you like, and see how you compare afterwards.

Compiled by Rob Houwing (Newcastle-partial), the others are Garrin Lambley (Everton, and defending champion), Lloyd Burnard, Tashreeq Vardien, Baden Gillion and Lynn Butler (all Man Utd) plus Craig Taylor (Liverpool).

Three points are awarded for an entirely correct score-line, and one for right result.

OUR FORECASTS:

WOLVES v LEICESTER

Friday, 22:00

Rob: 2-1

Garrin: 1-1

Tashreeq: 1-1  

Lloyd: 1-1

Lynn: 1-2

Craig: 2-1

Baden: 1-2

Last season: 4-3                                  

SOUTHAMPTON v BURNLEY

Saturday, 14:30

Rob: 2-1

Garrin: 2-1  

Tashreeq: 1-1   

Lloyd: 1-0

Lynn: 1-0

Craig: 1-1

Baden: 1-0

Last season: 0-0                                                                   

NORWICH v LIVERPOOL

Saturday, 19:30

Rob: 0-2

Garrin: 0-2

Tashreeq: 0-2

Lloyd: 0-2

Lynn: 1-4

Craig: 0-3

Baden: 0-2

Last season: Not applicable                                                         

ASTON VILLA v TOTTENHAM

Sunday, 16:00

Rob: 1-2

Garrin: 1-2

Tashreeq: 1-2  

Lloyd: 0-2

Lynn: 1-2

Craig: 1-2

Baden: 1-2

Last season: Not applicable                                                             

ARSENAL v NEWCASTLE

Sunday, 18:30

Rob: 1-0

Garrin: 2-0  

Tashreeq: 2-0    

Lloyd: 2-0

Lynn: 1-0

Craig: 2-1

Baden: 2-0

Last season: 2-0                                                                   

CHELSEA v MANCHESTER UNITED

Monday, 22:00

Rob: 1-0

Garrin: 2-1

Tashreeq: 1-1

Lloyd: 2-1

Lynn: 1-1

Craig: 2-1

Baden: 1-0

Last season: 2-2                                                          

MANCHESTER CITY v WEST HAM

Wednesday, 21:30

Rob: 4-0

Garrin: 3-0

Tashreeq: 3-0  

Lloyd: 4-0

Lynn: 3-0

Craig: 4-0

Baden: 3-1

Last season: 1-0                                                             

LEADERBOARD

200 Garrin (7 points in last, abbreviated round)

185 Tashreeq (3)

163 Rob (1)

159 Baden (2)

158 Craig (5) & Lloyd (1)

152 Lynn (7)