Here are The Gurgler’s EPL Matchday 18 Predictions and this week we put our tips up against stats on Alcohol Consumption in time for Xmas. Plus we have our mini preview of the big week ahead. Enjoy.
A FEW OUR OF FAVOURITE THINGS FOR THE EPL MATCHDAY 18 PREDICTIONS AHEAD
FTA GAME in AUSTRALIA – LEICESTER v CRYSTAL PALACE
(10pm / 11pm) SBS TV)
A Free-To-Air game that doesn’t involve any of the big teams, but with both teams finding form and Leicester starting to excite again it should be well worth a watch.
MANCHESTER CITY v SPURS
Having seen off their closest competition in Man Utd last weekend, Man City can almost complete the job for 2017-18 with a win over Spurs. What a shame it is at the most anti social time for Australians.
NEXT MANAGER SACKED
Will it be Stoke or Swansea that ruin their current manager’s Xmas? A loss for either could do the job. Coindicentally, both meet teams who have recently hired new managers and seen the turnaround that both Stoke and Swansea crave.
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 does beat class.
This week’s opponent tips are based on the unemployment rate of each city, given it is what we might face if caught watching too much EPL.
OUR EPL MATCHDAY 18 PREDICTIONS
Onto our selections for the round ahead, with added scores to take on Lawro from the BBC. Our bold predictions for score are alongside our weekly tips.
LEICESTER to beat Crystal Palace (3-1)
ARSENAL to beat Newcastle (3-0)
DRAW – Stoke v West Ham (1-1)
WATFORD to beat Huddersfield (2-0)
DRAW – Brighton v Burnley (0-0)
CHELSEA to beat Southampton (5-0)
MANCHESTER CITY to beat Spurs (5-1)
MANCHESTER UNITED to beat West Brom (2-0)
BOURNEMOUTH to beat Liverpool (2-1)
EVERTON to beat Swansea (3-0)
THIS WEEK’S OPPONENT:
EPL MATCHDAY 18 PREDICTIONS USING ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION
With the EPL Matchday 18 Predictions being in the lead up to Christmas, and Christmas being one of the great binge drinking periods on the calendar, we base our opponent tips on statistics based on UK Alcohol Consumption.
We found this article, in which we found the stat about Proportion (%) of drinkers who “binged” on their heaviest drinking day, areas of Great Britain, 2016. What better way to see which area of the UK binged the most, as a lot will do over Xmas.
For this exercise we say the higher the %, the happier the fans, and that leads to wins on the field.
% of those who binged in brackets.
LEICESTER (26.1%) to beat Crystal Palace (24.5%)
NEWCASTLE (40.4) to beat Arsenal (24.5)
STOKE (26.1) to beat West Ham (24.5)
HUDDERSFIELD (29.5) to beat Watford (24.5)
BURNLEY (32.4) to beat Brighton (22.9)
CHELSEA (24.5) to beat Southampton (22.5)
MANCHESTER CITY (32.4) to beat Spurs (24.5)
MANCHESTER UNITED (32.4) to beat West Brom (24.7)
LIVERPOOL (32.4) to beat Bournemouth (22.5)
EVERTON (32.4) to beat Swansea (29.7)
EPL TIPPING COMPETITION SEASON RESULTS
THE GURGLER – 51% – 86 / 170 (10 Correct Scores)
LAST WEEK 7/10 – 0 Correct Scores
ALL OPPONENTS – 35% – 60 / 170
MD1 v 2017-18 SEASON PREDICTIONS – 6 / 10
MD2 v BREXIT VOTING – 4 / 10
MD3 v HOME CROWD % – 3 / 10
MD4 v END OF SEASON IMPROVEMENT AFTER ROUND 3 – 4 / 10
MD5 v AVERAGE VALUE PER PLAYER – 4 / 10
MD6 v AVERAGE VALUE PER PLAYER PER POINT – 3 / 10
MD7 v UNITED NATIONS – 2 / 10
MD8 v TITLES WON – 2 / 10
MD9 v UK RAINFALL – 1 / 10
MD10 v POST LEAGUE CUP FORM 17-18 – 6/10
MD11 v HOME / AWAY KIT – 5/10
MD12 v POST INTERNATIONAL BREAK FORM – 3/10
MD13 v UK CARS STOLEN – 3/10
MD14 v XMAS SHOPPING – 5/10
MD15 v INJURY TOLL – 2/10
MD16 v SISTER CITIES – 2/10
MD17 v UNEMPLOYMENT – 3/10
THE GURGLER 5 O’ THE BEST MULTI FOR EPL MATCHDAY 18 PREDICTIONS
Since we’re unlikely to pick 10 out of ten, we’ve selected our finest 5 picks and multi them up for maximum payday.
ARSENAL to beat Newcastle
WATFORD to beat Huddersfield
CHELSEA to beat Southampton
MANCHESTER CITY to beat Spurs
EVERTON to beat Swansea
$1 pays $9.00
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