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Back in August our 3 main contributors did their best Paul Merson impersonation as they predicted the season ahead. With over half of the season gone, we thought it would be fun to take a look back at John, Stephan and Daniel’s predictions.
There are some absolute crackers in there, including Adama Diakhaby to be Town’s top scorer and Town to finish 10th… Below are the reviewed predictions, enjoy!
Premier League Winners
John: Manchester City
Stephan: Manchester City
Daniel: Manchester City
Verdict: A clean sweep from the TerrierBlog team for Manchester City. Last season’s champions are currently 4 points off league leaders Liverpool with plenty of games still left to play.
Town’s Final Position
Verdict: At time of writing Town are rock bottom of the Premier League with only 10 points to their name. Stephan and Daniel appear to have been quite optimistic with their predictions, whereas John’s initially dour prediction is now starting to look like a fantasy.
Town’s Top Scorer
John: Adama Diakhaby (13)
Stephan: Laurent Depoitre (15)
Daniel: Steve Mounie (10)
Verdict: None of the TerrierBlog team have covered themselves in glory with this prediction. Daniel is the closest with his prediction of 10 goals for Steve Mounie, but that’s not saying much as the Beninese striker has only scored once so far this season.
John’s prediction of Adama Diakhaby is the worst prediction of the lot. The 22-year-old has only started 2 Premier League matches this season, appearing 5 times from the bench. It will take some turnaround for Diakhaby to even score this season, let alone hit 13!
Premier League Top Scorer
John: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (24)
Stephan: Mo Salah (30)
Daniel: Harry Kane (30)
Verdict: John has redeemed himself with this prediction, as Arsenal striker Aubameyang currently leads the Premier League goal scoring charts with 12 strikes – well on course for a figure of 24 at the end of the season.
Stephan has perhaps overstated Mo Salah’s exploits from the previous season whereas Daniel has gone safe with his choice of Harry Kane as top scorer.
John: Watford, Bournemouth & Cardiff
Stephan: Brighton, West Ham & Cardiff
Daniel: Leicester, Fulham & Cardiff
Verdict: Everyone expected Cardiff to be relegated, which seemed then and now like a safe option. Although Neil Warnock’s side are currently clear of the relegation spots it would be safe to say that relegation would not be unexpected.
Watford, Bournemouth, West Ham, Brighton and Leicester are pretty horrific predictions to be fair. John and Steph have let themselves down with those predictions, leaving Daniel to scoop the honours after predicting relegation threatened Fulham to go down.
We clearly aren’t up to much when it comes to predicting things at the beginning of a season. When the team have gone for safe answers, they look to have come off, but when they’ve tried to be smart things have unravelled.
With that in mind, make sure you never take betting advice from John, Stephan or Daniel!