Tipsters: Jose to torment Old Trafford!

Cape Town – It’s only a mid-table meeting, but Wednesday’s return of Jose Mourinho to Manchester United’s Old Trafford with his new Tottenham charges tops the billing for interest in a busy period of English Premiership activity.

There’s a double round over the next few days, and after hosting Bournemouth first on Saturday, Spurs head north-west to see if their ever-colourful new boss can repeat the productive 3-0 outcome there last season – when he was intriguingly in the other “corner” and under massive pressure.

Sentiment among the Sport24 forecasting panel leans toward the visitors either nicking all three points or at very least banking a stalemate.

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:

NEWCASTLE v MANCHESTER CITY

Saturday, 14:30

Rob: 0-2

Garrin: 0-3

Tashreeq: 0-2

Lloyd: 0-3

Lynn: 1-3

Craig: 0-3

Baden: 0-3

Last season: 2-1                            

LIVERPOOL v BRIGHTON

Saturday, 17:00

Rob: 2-0

Garrin: 2-0

Tashreeq: 2-0  

Lloyd: 2-0

Lynn: 2-1

Craig: 2-1

Baden: 2-0

Last season: 1-0                                                            

CHELSEA v WEST HAM

Saturday, 17:00

Rob: 1-0

Garrin: 2-0

Tashreeq: 2-1

Lloyd: 3-1

Lynn: 4-1

Craig: 2-0

Baden: 3-1

Last season: 2-0                                                   

TOTTENHAM v BOURNEMOUTH

Saturday, 17:00

Rob: 2-0

Garrin: 2-0

Tashreeq: 2-0  

Lloyd: 2-1

Lynn: 3-0

Craig: 2-0

Baden: 2-1

Last season: 5-0                                                      

BURNLEY v CRYSTAL PALACE

Saturday, 17:00

Rob: 2-1

Garrin: 1-1

Tashreeq: 2-1

Lloyd: 1-0

Lynn: 1-1

Craig: 1-1

Baden: 2-0

Last season: 1-3                                                         

SOUTHAMPTON v WATFORD

Saturday, 19:30

Rob: 1-1

Garrin: 2-1

Tashreeq: 2-1  

Lloyd: 1-0

Lynn: 1-0

Craig: 1-2

Baden: 1-0

Last season: 1-1                                                           

NORWICH v ARSENAL

Sunday, 16:00

Rob: 1-1

Garrin: 1-2

Tashreeq: 1-0

Lloyd: 1-2

Lynn: 1-3

Craig: 1-1

Baden: 1-2

Last season: Not applicable                      

WOLVES v SHEFFIELD UNITED

Sunday, 16:00

Rob: 2-0

Garrin: 2-1

Tashreeq: 1-1

Lloyd: 2-0

Lynn: 0-0

Craig: 1-1

Baden: 1-1

Last season: Not applicable                                                                

LEICESTER v EVERTON

Sunday, 18:30

Rob: 2-1

Garrin: 2-1

Tashreeq: 2-1

Lloyd: 2-1

Lynn: 2-0

Craig: 2-1

Baden: 3-2

Last season: 1-2                                                          

MANCHESTER UNITED v ASTON VILLA

Sunday, 18:30

Rob: 1-0

Garrin: 2-0

Tashreeq: 1-0  

Lloyd: 1-0

Lynn: 1-1

Craig: 2-1

Baden: 2-1

Last season: Not applicable          

CRYSTAL PALACE v BOURNEMOUTH

Tuesday, 21:30

Rob: 1-1

Garrin: 1-1

Tashreeq: 1-0

Lloyd: 1-0

Lynn: 1-1

Craig: 1-0

Baden: 1-1

Last season: 5-3                             

BURNLEY v MANCHESTER CITY

Tuesday, 22:15

Rob: 0-2

Garrin: 0-3

Tashreeq: 1-3  

Lloyd: 0-2

Lynn: 2-3

Craig: 0-3

Baden: 1-4

Last season: 0-1                                                           

LEICESTER v WATFORD

Wednesday, 21:30

Rob: 1-0

Garrin: 2-0

Tashreeq: 2-1

Lloyd: 2-0

Lynn: 1-0

Craig: 2-1

Baden: 3-0

Last season: 2-0                                                    

WOLVES v WEST HAM

Wednesday, 21:30

Rob: 1-0

Garrin: 2-1

Tashreeq: 2-1  

Lloyd: 1-1

Lynn: 2-1

Craig: 1-1

Baden: 1-1

Last season: 3-0                                                      

MANCHESTER UNITED v TOTTENHAM

Wednesday, 21:30

Rob: 1-1

Garrin: 1-1

Tashreeq: 2-2  

Lloyd: 0-0

Lynn: 1-2

Craig: 1-2

Baden: 1-2

Last season: 0-3                                                          

SOUTHAMPTON v NORWICH

Wednesday, 21:30

Rob: 1-0

Garrin: 2-1

Tashreeq: 1-1  

Lloyd: 1-2

Lynn: 0-1

Craig: 1-1

Baden: 2-0

Last season: Not applicable                                                           

CHELSEA v ASTON VILLA

Wednesday, 21:30

Rob: 3-0

Garrin: 2-0

Tashreeq: 1-0

Lloyd: 2-0

Lynn: 3-1

Craig: 2-0

Baden: 3-1

Last season: Not applicable                      

LIVERPOOL v EVERTON

Wednesday, 22:15

Rob: 1-0

Garrin: 2-0

Tashreeq: 1-0

Lloyd: 1-1

Lynn: 4-1

Craig: 2-1

Baden: 1-0

Last season: 1-0                                                                

SHEFFIELD UNITED v NEWCASTLE

Thursday, 21:30

Rob: 1-1

Garrin: 2-1

Tashreeq: 1-0

Lloyd: 1-0

Lynn: 1-0

Craig: 2-1

Baden: 2-0

Last season: Not applicable                                                          

ARSENAL v BRIGHTON

Thursday, 22:15

Rob: 2-0

Garrin: 2-0

Tashreeq: 2-2

Lloyd: 2-0

Lynn: 0-2

Craig: 2-0

Baden: 2-1

Last season: 1-1          

LEADERBOARD

107 Garrin (6 points in last round)

103 Tashreeq (9)

92 Lloyd (3)

91 Baden (4)

90 Rob (4)

83 Lynn (6)

75 Craig (8)