As well as facing up to the inimitable Ronnie, as usual we’re trying to see how we fare against former professional footballers turned TV pundits and experts, Paul Merson and Mark Lawrenson. Paul Merson edged ahead of us last week, congratulations Paul! We still have the edge on Lawro so far, but how long can that last for?
As with previous weeks, we’ve tabulated our picks against those of these two great men. See the table below. Oddly enough, neither expert agrees with our forecast of Liverpool to stumble at home to Southampton. However, we have a somewhat unusually high level of agreement with Lawrenson, four scores in common (at Burnley, Palace, Cardiff and Man United). Just the one with Merson (Watford at Fulham). The two experts themselves agree on three scores (at Brighton, Leicester and Liverpool)