After waiting for so long for the EPL to return, we can say it was worth the wait after all the action last weekend, and we quickly move on with our EPL Matchday 2 predictions.
Just second week in and we have some quality match ups to look forward to. Spurs v Chelsea and big spending Manchester City and big spending Everton the highlights on the Sunday.
For us cheaparses who refuse to pay extra for Optus and EPL, the TV game is Swansea and Manchester United. Swansea have just sold their best player, Manchester United have spent 100’s of millions over the past 2 seasons windows. An easy boring selection of Manchester United awaits.
For those that are bored, we have our Half Assed EPL Season 2017-2018 Preview for anyone who wants a quick rundown of the EPL season ahead according to us.
GURGLER’S EPL TIPPING COMPETITION
Each week we will put our tips up against an opponent, just like Lawro’s tips on the BBC Football website. But instead of having famous comedian and musicians we’ve never heard of, we put our tips up against a different type of opponent.
We determine tips based on some ridiculous premise or statistic, and we then see if arse truly beat class.
This week’s opponents is one of our most popular from last year and features tips based on the Brexit voting. More on that later, onto our tips first.
OUR EPL MATCHDAY 2 PREDICTIONS
Onto our selections for the round ahead, with added scores to take on Lawro from the BBC.
MANCHESTER UNITED to beat Swansea (3-0)
BOURNEMOUTH to beat Watford (2-1)
DRAW – Burnley v West Brom (0-0)
LEICESTER to beat Brighton (3-0)
LIVERPOOL to beat Crystal Palace (4-1)
WEST HAM to beat Southampton (1-0)
ARSENAL to beat Stoke (2-0)
HUDDERSFIELD to beat Newcastle (2-1)
SPURS to beat Chelsea (2-0)
DRAW – Manchester City v Everton (1-1)
EPL MATCHDAY 2 PREDICTIONS – BASED ON BREXIT VOTING
Some may ask how we base tips on the results of the Brexit election. Good question, here’s our explanation below.
For each team we have the Brexit result of their electorate from the big poll. We then take the winning result and the margin. For instance in the electorate Arsenal is, in the Remain vote won with 75% of the vote. In Stoke, the winner was Leave with 69%. So we take the higher of the two scores, so Remain wins. If they are both the same then that answer is obvious.
Since Remain means stay in the EU, that means not the UK, and the Brexit tip is the away team. If the Leave result is the winner it means they want to stay in the UK, which means home team gets the tip.
So, it is easy. Remain in EU means away side to win. Leave means leave Europe and the home side is the popular pick.
Note: Brexit vote in Brex-ackets and overall score is determined as above.
Game: Swansea (Leave 51.5%) v Manchester Utd (Remain 57.7%)
Tip: Remain wins = Away = Manchester Utd
Game: Bournemouth (Leave 54.9%) v Watford (Leave 50.3%)
Tip: Leave wins = Home = Bournemouth
Game: Burnley (Leave 66.6%) v WBA (Leave 66.7)
Tip: Leave wins = Home = Burnley
Game: Leicester (Remain 51.1%) v Brighton (Remain 68.6)
Tip: Remain wins = Away = Brighton
Game: Liverpool (Remain 58.2) v Crystal Palace (Remain 54.3%)
Tip: Remain wins = Away = Crystal Palace
Game: Southampton (Leave 53.8%) v West Ham (Remain 52.8)
Tip: Leave wins = Home = Southampton
Game: Stoke (Leave 69.4%) v Arsenal (Remain 75.2%)
Tip Remain wins = Away = Arsenal
Game: Huddersfield (Leave 54.7) v Newcastle (Remain 50.7)
Tip: Leave wins = Home = Huddersfield
Game: Spurs (Remain 75.6) v Chelsea (Remain 68.7)
Tip: Remain wins = Away = Chelsea
Game: Manchester City (Remain 60%) v Everton (Remain 58.2%)
Tip: Remain wins = Away = Everton
EPL TIPPING COMPETITION SEASON RESULTS
THE GURGLER – 60% – 6 / 10
ALL OPPONENTS – 60% – 6 / 10
v 2017-18 SEASON PREDICTIONS – 60% – 6/10