There’s barely been enough time to work off the Christmas feed and sober up before another round of EPL arrives, and so do our EPL Matchday 19 Predictions.
Many questions remain after the Boxing Day round of fixtures. Can Chelsea keep winning, can anyone catch them, and who will become Swansea’s third manager of the season. At least they are prepared for the Championship, the sacking-est Football League in Britain.
The other question is one we ask ourselves, can we beat another ridiculous opponent with our EPL Matchday 19 Predictions?
Having seen off tips decided by volume of passengers at Train stations, this week our opponent tips are based on the three letter codes for each team that you see on the TV screen. You know, for Arsenal it is ARS, for Manchester United it is MNU, and so on.
How does it work?
Well, we take the three digits for each team and assign a number based on the letter’s position on the keypad of a phone. We then add up all the digits to get a team total.
For example, Arsenal is made up of A – R – S. Which on the phone is 2 – 7 – 7. Add them up and it comes to 16. The team with the highest total gets the tip. Simples.
So here are our EPL Matchday 19 predictions, and our opponent tips baed on the team’s abbreviation.
THE GURGLER’s EPL MATCHDAY 19 PREDICTIONS
DRAW – Hull v Everton
SUNDERLAND to beat Burnley
CHELSEA to beat Stoke
LEICESTER to beat West Ham
MANCHESTER UNITED to beat Middlesbrough
DRAW – Southampton v WBA
BOURNEMOUTH to beat Swansea
LIVERPOOL to beat Manchester City
SPURS to beat Watford
ARSENAL to beat Crystal Palace
EPL MATCHDAY 19 PREDICTIONS BASED ON TEAM ABBREVIATION
Team three digits total in brackets
HULL (17) to beat Everton (14)
SUNDERLAND (21) to beat Burnley (17)
STOKE (20) to beat Chelsea (9)
WEST HAM (21) to beat Leicester (12)
MANCHESTER UTD (20) to beat Middlesbrough (13)
SOUTHAMPTON (21) to beat WBA (13)
SWANSEA (18) to beat Bournemouth (16)
LIVERPOOL (17) to beat Manchester City (12)
SPURS (22) to beat Watford (13)
CRYSTAL PALACE (18) to beat Arsenal (16)
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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 – 60 / 130 (only started Match Day 6)
Average – 4.6 / 10
Best: 7/10 (2) – Worst 2/10 (1) – Last Week 7/10
Total – 55 / 130
Average – 4.2 / 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
British Train Stations – 6/10