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Our John is otherwise engaged this week, so you’ve got me to round up this week’s action.

City continued their dismal run being held at home by Southampton, that made it 5 games without a win for Pep Guardiola’s men in blue and opened the doors for Jose’s United to inflict a costly defeat to make it his worst run of all time in tonight’s cup game.

We won’t mention the other side of Manchester this weekend, not worth talking about.

Champions Leicester looked to get back on their feet after a disappointing start and despatched Crystal Palace with a 3-1 victory at the King Power stadium.  Everton’s march was halted as strugglers Burnley snatched victory at the death,  while Arsenal could only manage a draw at home to Middlesbrough which temporarily put them in top spot. Liverpool won the world cup, Grand National, european cup, the europa league, CONCACAF, the Manchester Derby,  Checkatrade trophy, the Ryder Cup, the SuperBowl, World Series Baseball and the Nobel Peace Prize or the equivalent as they beat West Brom at Anfield to temporarily go second. Or so you’d think if you had the same Facebook feed as me.

In the Championship, some matches were played but no one really paid any attention.

On to the predictions. In a tough week which saw no one predict Arsenal’s stumble, the top prize in the Premier League was taken by a resurgent Nick Royle who picks up his second win on the trot and his 3rd in 4 weeks with a 12 point tally and pips Mark G, Rear Admiral Birch, and Wolfie who all narrowly missed out with 11.

Andy Graham suffered after not submitting any predictions and now lies on the bottom, straddled by Emma Stephens who scored 7 to climb on top.  Poor Andy.

A group of 5 sits just above tentatively keeping am eye on the situation, John and Steve Wright  keeping each other company along with young Ben, Dan and Wolfie. Mark G retains his top spot ahead of Jonny Gleavo and Big Al Kettlewell.

In the Championship Daniel Bradley came from nowhere to take all the money also with 12 and move up 3 places into the play offs. Pete,  Joe and old man Considine missed out by a point which pushes Pete up to second – also thanks to Trazza having a ‘mare with a haul of only 5(five) points.

Yes,  seriously,  5!

On to League One… Andrew Bentley scores his second victory of the season and kept the pressure on Andy Talbotini at the top with 11 points this well,  sharing the pot with Jeannie who leap frogs Adam Carlisle  to move up within the relegation zone, and Luke Robinson who both get their first wins! Well done guys!

Eric gets top bloke points with a fantastic 13 points in the PNG league and moves within 4 points of Richie Clarke who sits alone at the top as Bill dropped a couple of points. Daddy Bear has been struggling to keep up this season but a 10 this week sees him overtake Tommy Taff who only got 8.

Normal service should be resumed next week.

Browse on over to http://footballpredictions.eu and submit this week’s predictions. Good luck!