The Coin Toss Predictions – Results

Last weekend’s Premier League results did not make for pretty reading for our would-be experts. Our guest Billy Prendergast scored a quite frankly pitiful three points, and Matt Birchall could only manage one more than that. Tom Mordey may have scored a solid seven points but, truth be told, was rescued from disaster by two correct score predictions having only correctly predicted the results of three of the nine games. Nigel Adkins will be cursing his luck after the Saints twice threw away the lead against visitors Man United, leaving them without a point after their first three games despite deserving at least a draw against both Manchester clubs. Arsenal finally managed to score and looked like the Gunners of old against a Liverpool side that had looked imperious against champions Man City last week. Brendan Rodgers has come out in the press to say he regrets the decision to let Andy Carroll go without having a replacement but he should also be concerned by Pepe Reina, who looks less like a world-class goalkeeper with each passing week.

Predictions

Result

Billy Prendergast

Tom Mordey

Matt Birchall

West Ham v Fulham

3-0

1-2

1-1

1-0

Swansea v Sunderland

2-2

1-0

2-0

2-1

Tottenham v Norwich

1-1

3-1

3-1

3-0

West Brom v Everton

2-0

0-1

1-1

1-2

Wigan v Stoke

2-2

0-0

1-0

1-1

Man City v QPR

3-1

5-0

3-1

2-1

Liverpool v Arsenal

0-2

0-0

2-0

2-0

Newcastle v Aston Villa

1-1

2-0

1-1

2-1

Southampton v Man United

2-3

0-3

1-4

0-2

A correct result is worth ONE point; a correct score is worth THREE points.

Predictor Score
Tom Mordey 6.7*
Matt Birchall 6.3*
Tony Parr 4
Billy Prendergast 3

*Tom Mordey and Matt Birchall’s scores are averages for the season.

The Coin Toss Predictions

This week we are joined by Billy Prendergast, who was part of the Present side that won last month’s Boiler Room Fives competition in London (http://fc.boilerroom.tv/the-boiler-room-fives-2012-video-team-photos/). Billy is a life-long Arsenal fan and has lived up to his reputation for being somewhat biased towards the Gunners with an optimistic prediction that they will extend their run of goalless draws this weekend at Anfield.  Swansea and Everton may be the only two teams that can leapfrog Chelsea and go top of the table this weekend, but after their embarrassing 4-1 defeat in the Super Cup Chelsea are looking far less formidable than their start to the season suggested.

Predictions

Billy Prendergast

Tom Mordey

Matt Birchall

West Ham v Fulham

1-2

1-1

1-0

Swansea v Sunderland

1-0

2-0

2-1

Tottenham v Norwich

3-1

3-1

3-0

West Brom v Everton

0-1

1-1

1-2

Wigan v Stoke

0-0

1-0

1-1

Man City v QPR

5-0

3-1

2-1

Liverpool v Arsenal

0-0

2-0

2-0

Newcastle v Aston Villa

2-0

1-1

2-1

Southampton v Man United

0-3

1-4

0-2

A correct result is worth ONE point, a correct score is worth THREE points.

The Coin Toss Premier League Predictions – Results

The second weekend of Premier League football brought more goals and drama, unless you were watching Arsenal’s £38m signings fail to get off the mark. Everton surprised everyone with their victory over Man United in their opening game, especially given their reputation as perennial slow-starters, but it is clear that David Moyes’ decision to begin pre-season training early is paying dividends, as the Toffees cruised to a 3-1 win at Villa Park. Southampton failed to show the same fight that they did against Man City last week as they slumped to defeat at home to Wigan, and the postponement of the Sunderland-Reading game had the media blaming Sunderland’s management while the rest of us were bemoaning another woeful English summer. Tony Parr will be sticking to the day job after picking up a meagre four points this week, but Tom Mordey will be soldiering on despite racking up just five points. Finally, Matt Birchall reached eight points, bringing our two in-house pundits level on average after two weeks.

Predictions

Result

Tony Parr

Tom Mordey

Matt Birchall

Swansea v West Ham

3-0

3-1

1-1

2-0

Aston Villa v Everton

1-3

0-1

0-0

1-1

Man United v Fulham

3-2

3-1

3-1

3-0

Norwich v QPR

1-1

2-2

2-0

0-0

Southampton v Wigan

0-2

2-0

2-2

2-1

Sunderland v Reading

P-P

1-1

2-0

0-1

Tottenham v West Brom

1-1

2-1

2-1

1-0

Chelsea v Newcastle

2-0

2-2

2-0

3-1

Stoke v Arsenal

0-0

1-2

1-1

0-1

Liverpool v Man City

2-2

1-3

1-3

2-2

A correct result is worth ONE point, a correct score is worth THREE points.

Predictor Score
Tom Mordey 6.5*
Matt Birchall 6.5*
Tony Parr 4

*Tom Mordey and Matt Birchall’s scores are averages for the season.

The Coin Toss Premier League Predictions

This week Tom Mordey and I are joined by Blackpool’s maverick matchday announcer Tony Parr in a three-way battle to be crowned The Coin Toss football expert of the week. Tony Parr is Blackpool born and bred and is the perfect foil to a side managed by Ian Holloway. At the Championship play-off Final back in May 2010, Tony thoughtfully took the time in his pre-match announcements to give a “big thanks to Billy Davies for getting his Nottingham Forest team to roll over and let us tickle their tummies four times this season” in reference to Blackpool’s 100% record against the Reds that season, including a 6-4 aggregate victory in the playoff semi-final.

Anyone who welcomes Norwich City fans to Bloomfield Road with Delia’s own cry of “let’s be having you” is alright in our book, but whether he can master the noble art of predicting football results remains to be seen.

Predictions

Tony Parr

Tom Mordey

Matt Birchall

Swansea v West Ham

3-1

1-1

2-0

Aston Villa v Everton

0-1

0-0

1-1

Man United v Fulham

3-1

3-1

3-0

Norwich v QPR

2-2

2-0

0-0

Southampton v Wigan

2-0

2-2

2-1

Sunderland v Reading

1-1

2-0

0-1

Tottenham v West Brom

2-1

2-1

1-0

Chelsea v Newcastle

2-2

2-0

3-1

Stoke v Arsenal

1-2

1-1

0-1

Liverpool v Man City

1-3

1-3

2-2

A correct result is worth ONE point, a correct score is worth THREE points.