Ho ho ho it’s Christmas, and for an early Xmas present here are our EPL Matchday 18 Predictions.
What better way to finish off your Boxing Day full of Test Cricket, T20 Big Bash, pretending to care about the Sydney to Hobart than with a nice big bunch of EPL and Football League fixtures.
Talk about good times.
As ever we put our tips, namely the EPL Matchday 18 Predictions, up against a different opponent. Different as in not the same as last week and different as in very strange.
In our never ending quest to see whether arse beats class (or poor tipping) this week we are putting our tips against the results of which main train station closest to the Football club’s ground has the most people.
How does that work?
Well, we find the nearest main station to the EPL side we could get figures for, and the station which was the busiest of the two gets the tip.
The figures are from a Guardian story about the busiest train station in the UK.
Climb aboard this week’s tips.
The Gurgler’s EPL Matchday 18 Predictions
Here we go again – surely we can beat tips based on Train Stations passenger numbers.
DRAW – Watford v Crystal Palace
ARSENAL to beat West Brom
DRAW – Burnley v Middlesbrough
CHELSEA to beat Bournemouth
LEICESTER to beat Everton
MANCHESTER UNITED to beat Sunderland
WEST HAM to beat Swansea
MANCHESTER CITY to beat Hull
LIVERPOOL to beat Stoke
SOUTHAMPTON to beat Spurs
We’ll get 10/10 surely. Just in case in pays $800
EPL Matchday 18 Predictions based Train Station Passengers
Which team’s nearest main train station gets the most passengers get the tip. Simples. Based on Guardian data for Entries and Exits from 2011-12 numbers in brackets. Pffft to you if you think the data has to be recent.
CRYSTAL PALACE (3.4M) to beat Watford (900K)
ARSENAL (11.8M) to beat WBA (400K)
MIDDLESBROUGH (1.4M) to beat Burnley (? Not in Top 1000)
BOURNEMOUTH (2.6M) to beat Chelsea (2.1M)
EVERTON (13.8M) to beat Leicester (4.9M)
MANCHESTER UNITED (18.6M) to beat Sunderland (750K)
WEST HAM (21.8M) to beat Swansea (2.1M)
MANCHESTER CITY (18.6M) to beat Hull (2.2M)
LIVERPOOL (13.8M) to beat Stoke (2.4M)
SOUTHAMPTON (5.9M) to beat Spurs (800K)
Take a multi – $1 for $4672
Currently we are better than our opponents, only just. We are getting less than 50% correct, and getting worse. Some very ordinary tipping really. Except for midweek.
THE GURGLER RESULTS
Total – 53 / 120 (only started Match Day 6)
Average – 4.4 / 10
Best: 7/10 (1) – Worst 2/10 (1) – Last Week 6/10
Total – 49 / 120
Average – 4.1 / 10
3 Year Old – 6/10
7 Month Old – 3/10
Pack of Cards – 3/10
The Dog – 2/10
Cars that drove past – 5/10
Frankington Stanley 2/10
Scrabble – 5/10
Alphabetical Order – 4/10
Colour of Kits – 5/10
Team Nicknames – 4/10