It's Saturday so we have a big weekend of games to go at but first, a little look at the last game which was a 0-0 draw between Arsenal and Crystal Palace. Not much to say about that, really except there were no winners.
It's not often we see a 0-0 draw prediction but that's hardly surprising as there are very few results that end that way.
Anyway, I'm going with the late game tonight between Leicester and Southampton.....
The big news in this game is that Southampton's top scorer with 7 goals, Danny Ings, is out with Coronavirus. I think this will have a huge influence on the outcome especially because his contribution is a massive 26% of their goal tally for the season! Their huge, confidence-boosting win over Liverpool will mean nothing if they can't carry the form onwards.
Table of Southampton's top scorers this season source
Leicester, who are 3 places and 3 points above Southampton in the League seem to be struggling a little at home with only 3 home wins all season.
Even so, I can't see Leicester losing this. It's definitely not going to be another 9-0 thumping but without the talismanic Ings, I don't see a reliable source of goals from Southampton.
I will stick my neck out here and predict a 3-1 win for Leicester before winding it back in and boringly suggesting that Jamie Vardy will score the first, and possibly all Leicester's goals!
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The Small Print
In the first goalscorer competition, own goals do not count. In the correct score competition, it's the score after 90mins. Extra time and penalties do not count and the pot for each competition will roll-over if there is no winner. If more than one person chooses the same first goalscorer or correct score, the prize is shared and everyone gets a little upvote! It seems I also need to add, one entry per person. Don't forget the new rule that only people with a rep of 45 or above are eligible to enter unless they have been approved. The bonus will be added to any winnings ONLY if Leeds United win and/or Man U lose and all payouts will never exceed 50% of post payout. Other bonuses paid out at my discretion.
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