Mark Lawrenson's End Of Season Prediction Table Makes For Interesting Reading
Predictions are difficult, it's why winning money on big accumulators is nigh on impossible. So you've got to have some sympathy for Mark Lawrenson and his weekly attempt but his end of season table makes for some ridiculous reading.
Who would have guessed that of the few games Manchester City dropped points in it would be Crystal Palace and Huddersfield who stopped them scoring in a pair of 0-0s.
Equally Manchester United lost to all three of last season's promoted sides, even after they'd lost to the first two no one was predicting that they'd also lose to Brighton but that's what they did.
It's one of the beauties of sport, it's why upsets happen in cup competitions, every dog has its day and every bigger dog takes its eye off the ball every now and again.
We all accept it's never as easy as saying team 'x' will win just because they should, or at least we're supposed to accept that. BBC Sport pundit, and former Liverpool player, Mark Lawrenson apparently struggles with that concept.
Lawro predicts the Premier League games every week for BBC, up against a celebrity, and if the results went according to his predictions then the Premier League would have three teams on 97+ points and an undefeated Liverpool, it's crazy:
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Okay so first of all props to Lawro for actually getting the top six absolutely spot on in terms of their order, unless there's a turn around between 3rd and 4th or 4th and 5th, which both seem unlikely, but look at those points totals!
Manchester City's current 97 points, in real life, means they're the only team to better 95 points in Premier League history and yet somehow Lawro has predicted three teams would beat that mark.
Liverpool's unbeaten season raises the question as to just how good an invincible season is. Of course Arsenal's achievement in 2003/04 was something special but in this case the Reds only drew three more than that Arsenal side and ended up fourth.
Down near the bottom both Watford and Huddersfield will be very happy to have proved the former Match of the Day couch sitter wrong whilst Stoke and West Brom sitting in mid table will be wishing that Lawro's alternate reality was the one they were living in.
I still can't quite believe he's got the top six right, but no losses for Liverpool- give it a rest lad!
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