Tipsters: It’s Spurs! No, Gunners!

Cape Town – If it is guidance you seek for the outcome of the big London derby between Tottenham and Arsenal in the Premiership on Saturday, perhaps you are at the wrong place.

The only consistency in our tipster panel’s thinking is that it won’t be a draw (so Murphy’s Law suggests it will now end 1-1, of course).

But we are split almost perfectly down the middle, with three takers for Spurs to grab all three points, and four going the other way, in favour of Arsene Wenger’s charges.

Each round of the 2017/18 Premiership 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), Lloyd Burnard, Tashreeq Vardien, Baden Gillion and Lynn Butler (all Man Utd) plus Craig Taylor (Liverpool).

Three points are awarded for an entirely correct scoreline, and one for right result.

OUR FORECASTS:

TOTTENHAM v ARSENAL
Saturday, 14:30

Rob: 2-1
Garrin: 2-1
Tashreeq: 1-2
Lloyd: 1-3
Lynn: 2-1
Craig: 1-2
Baden: 1-2

Last season: 2-0            

STOKE v BRIGHTON
Saturday, 17:00

Rob: 1-0
Garrin: 1-1
Tashreeq: 2-2
Lloyd: 2-0
Lynn: 1-0
Craig: 1-1
Baden: 2-0

Last season: Not applicable            

EVERTON v CRYSTAL PALACE
Saturday, 17:00

Rob: 2-0
Garrin: 2-1
Tashreeq: 1-1
Lloyd: 2-2
Lynn: 1-0
Craig: 2-1
Baden: 1-1

Last season: 1-1             

SWANSEA v BURNLEY
Saturday, 17:00

Rob: 1-0
Garrin: 1-2
Tashreeq: 1-0
Lloyd: 2-1
Lynn: 1-2
Craig: 0-1
Baden: 1-2

Last season: 3-2             

WEST HAM v WATFORD
Saturday, 17:00

Rob: 1-1
Garrin: 1-1
Tashreeq: 1-2
Lloyd: 3-1
Lynn: 1-1
Craig: 1-2
Baden: 1-2

Last season: 2-4             

MANCHESTER CITY v LEICESTER
Saturday, 19:30

Rob: 3-0
Garrin: 2-0
Tashreeq: 3-0
Lloyd: 3-0
Lynn: 3-1
Craig: 2-1
Baden: 3-2

Last season: 2-1                                           

HUDDERSFIELD v BOURNEMOUTH
Sunday, 14:00

Rob: 1-2
Garrin: 1-1
Tashreeq: 1-2
Lloyd: 0-1
Lynn: 1-3
Craig: 1-1
Baden: 1-2

Last season: Not applicable

NEWCASTLE v MANCHESTER UNITED
Sunday, 16:15

Rob: 1-2
Garrin: 0-2
Tashreeq: 0-2
Lloyd: 0-1 
Lynn: 0-2
Craig: 0-2
Baden: 0-2

Last season: Not applicable

SOUTHAMPTON v LIVERPOOL
Sunday, 18:30

Rob: 1-1
Garrin: 1-2
Tashreeq: 1-2
Lloyd: 1-3
Lynn: 1-2
Craig: 1-2
Baden: 1-2

Last season: 0-0

CHELSEA v WEST BROM
Monday, 22:00

Rob: 2-0
Garrin: 2-0
Tashreeq: 1-1
Lloyd: 4-0
Lynn: 2-0
Craig: 2-0
Baden: 1-0

Last season: 1-0      

*LEADERBOARD:

199 Lloyd (3 points in last round)
196 Garrin (8)
183 Tashreeq (5)
182 Craig (12)
181 Rob (9)
167 Lynn (8)
155 Baden (9)