Football Predictions Thread 2018/19

None of this segregated nonsense, all-in here.

Last season’s thread: 2017/18 Football Prediction Thread

CHAMPIONS:
CL QUALIFIERS:
RELEGATED:
SURPRISE PACKAGES:
SURPRISE STRUGGLERS:
BEST SIGNINGS:
WORST SIGNINGS:
FIRST SACKING/DEPARTURE:
MANAGER OF THE YEAR:
PLAYER OF THE YEAR:
TOP SCORER:
FA CUP:
LEAGUE CUP:
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE:
EUROPA LEAGUE:

GENERAL BIG SHOUTS:

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LA LIGA:
SERIE A:
BUNDESLIGA:
LIGUE 1:

CHAMPIONSHIP WINNER:
CHAMPIONSHIP 2ND + PLAYOFF WINNERS:
LEAGUE ONE WINNER:
LEAGUE ONE 2ND + PLAYOFF WINNERS:
LEAGUE TWO WINNER:
LEAGUE TWO 2ND, 3RD + PLAYOFF WINNERS:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/44972853 Full PL Table predictor if you’re so inclined.

Surely we all agree these five will win their leagues…

Obviously the odds are grim, but it might be worth bunging them on a few bets with a better-priced winner from a more competitive league.

Those five plus:
City = 11/2
Liverpool = 18/1
United = 34/1
Chelsea = 57/1
PSV = 8/1
Stoke = 22/1
Derby = 49/1, etc, etc.

3/5 are formalities. But Italy might be weird and not sure everything-through-Ronaldo will work on a weekly basis. Spain’s really open - Atleti best window in Europe, Madrid will improve, Barca volatile - far from a certainty.

CHAMPIONS: Manchester City
CL QUALIFIERS: Manchester City, Liverpool, Manchester United, Arsenal
RELEGATED: Huddersfield, Brighton, Cardiff
SURPRISE PACKAGES: Fulham
SURPRISE STRUGGLERS: Watford (not sure it would be a surprise tho)
BEST SIGNINGS: Pereira (Leics), Richarlison, Muto, Jota
WORST SIGNINGS: Mayer, Sokratis
FIRST SACKING/DEPARTURE: Puel
MANAGER OF THE YEAR: Pep
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: De Bruyne
TOP SCORER: Salah
FA CUP: Man Utd
LEAGUE CUP: Chelsea
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Real Madrid again probs because it’s well boring
EUROPA LEAGUE: Sevilla

GENERAL BIG SHOUTS: Mourinho gone by Christmas.

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CHAMPIONS: City
CL QUALIFIERS: Chelsea, Spurs, Liverpool
RELEGATED: Cardiff, Huddersfield, Watford
SURPRISE PACKAGES: Palace
SURPRISE STRUGGLERS: Watford
BEST SIGNINGS: Seri, Keita, Allison
WORST SIGNINGS: Richarlison, Meyer, Fred
FIRST SACKING/DEPARTURE: Gracia
MANAGER OF THE YEAR: Pep/Poch
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Dr. Brown
TOP SCORER: Aubameyang
FA CUP: City
LEAGUE CUP: Spurs
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: City
EUROPA LEAGUE: Milan

GENERAL BIG SHOUTS: Salah to score 15 or less in the premier league

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LA LIGA: Bartha
SERIE A: Juve
BUNDESLIGA: Bayern
LIGUE 1: PSG

CHAMPIONSHIP WINNER: WBA
CHAMPIONSHIP 2ND + PLAYOFF WINNERS: Boro, Stoke
LEAGUE ONE WINNER: dunno
LEAGUE ONE 2ND + PLAYOFF WINNERS: dunno
LEAGUE TWO WINNER: the mighty U’s
LEAGUE TWO 2ND, 3RD + PLAYOFF WINNERS: dunno

CHAMPIONS: City
CL QUALIFIERS: United, Chelsea, Liverpool
RELEGATED: Cardiff, Huddersfield, Burnley
SURPRISE PACKAGES: Southampton
SURPRISE STRUGGLERS: Spurs
BEST SIGNINGS: Elyounoussi, Jorginho, Felipe Anderson, Mahrez
WORST SIGNINGS: Whoever buys Rojo, Muto, fuck it Keita
FIRST SACKING/DEPARTURE: Warnock
MANAGER OF THE YEAR: Guardiola
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Mahrez
TOP SCORER: Lukaku
FA CUP: Liverpool
LEAGUE CUP: Arsenal
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Juventus
EUROPA LEAGUE: Chelsea

GENERAL BIG SHOUTS: Wolves will be neither unexpectedly good or unexpectedly bad, West Ham will finish above Arsenal and Spurs

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LA LIGA: Barca
SERIE A: Juve
BUNDESLIGA: Bayern
LIGUE 1: PSG

CHAMPIONSHIP WINNER: Swansea
CHAMPIONSHIP 2ND + PLAYOFF WINNERS: Villa & Leeds
LEAGUE ONE WINNER: Sunderland
LEAGUE ONE 2ND + PLAYOFF WINNERS: Coventry and Luton
LEAGUE TWO WINNER: Oldham
LEAGUE TWO 2ND, 3RD + PLAYOFF WINNERS: Colchester and Forest Green

up the U’s!

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CHAMPIONS: City
CL QUALIFIERS: Liverpool, Spurs, Arsenal
RELEGATED: Watford, Huddersfield, Cardiff
SURPRISE PACKAGES: Wolves (top half), Fulham, West Ham
SURPRISE STRUGGLERS: Burnley, Bournemouth, Watford
BEST SIGNINGS: Seri, Naby Keita, Alisson, Torreira, Jahanbakhsh, Yarmolenko, Jonny, James Maddison, Jorginho.
WORST SIGNINGS: Felipe Anderson, Schurrle, Richarlison, Sokratis
FIRST SACKING/DEPARTURE: Warnock
MANAGER OF THE YEAR: Guardiola
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: De Bruyne
TOP SCORER: Salah
FA CUP: Liverpool
LEAGUE CUP: Chelsea
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: City
EUROPA LEAGUE: Chelsea

GENERAL BIG SHOUTS: Mourinho gone by Christmas. Pochettino to Madrid next summer. Lewis Cook to absolutely storm it for Bournemouth and get a big move to a top six club.

LA LIGA: Atletico
SERIE A: Juventus
BUNDESLIGA: Bayern
LIGUE 1: PSG

CHAMPIONSHIP WINNER: Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds United
CHAMPIONSHIP 2ND + PLAYOFF WINNERS: Stoke, Forest

did the full table - https://imgur.com/qWObBxF

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CHAMPIONS: Arsenal
CL QUALIFIERS: Man City, Liverpool, Man Utd
RELEGATED: Spurs, Cardiff, Wolves
SURPRISE PACKAGES: Fulham
SURPRISE STRUGGLERS: Chelsea
BEST SIGNING: Papastathopoulos
WORST SIGNING: Mahrez
FIRST SACKING/DEPARTURE: Pochettino
MANAGER OF THE YEAR: Emery
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Özil
TOP SCORER: Lacazette
FA CUP: Brighton
LEAGUE CUP: Fulham
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Ajax
EUROPA LEAGUE: Arsenal

GENERAL BIG SHOUTS: PL will be decided on the last day of the season (Otamendi og)

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LA LIGA: Barcelona
SERIE A: Juventus
BUNDESLIGA: Bayern Munich
LIGUE 1: PSG
EREDIVISIE: Ajax

CHAMPIONSHIP WINNER: Bolton
CHAMPIONSHIP 2ND + PLAYOFF WINNERS: Hull, Norwich
LEAGUE ONE WINNER: Charlton
LEAGUE ONE 2ND + PLAYOFF WINNERS: Fleetwood, Portsmouth
LEAGUE TWO WINNER: Yeovil
LEAGUE TWO 2ND, 3RD + PLAYOFF WINNERS: Forest Green, Mansfield

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CHAMPIONS: Man City
CL QUALIFIERS: Liverpool, Chelsea, Spurs
RELEGATED: Brighton, Cardiff, Watford
SURPRISE PACKAGES: Fulham/wolves
SURPRISE STRUGGLERS: Leicester
BEST SIGNINGS: Keita, Jorginho
WORST SIGNINGS: Mahrez, Shaquiri
FIRST SACKING/DEPARTURE: rafa
MANAGER OF THE YEAR: pep/nuno
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Keita/de bruyne
TOP SCORER: salah
FA CUP: spurs
LEAGUE CUP: arsenal
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE:city
EUROPA LEAGUE:chelsea

CHAMPIONS: City
CL QUALIFIERS: Liverpool, Chelsea, Utd
RELEGATED: Brighton, Huddersfield, Cardiff
SURPRISE PACKAGES: West Ham (I guess if that counts after spending loads and making some good signings)
SURPRISE STRUGGLERS: Spurs
BEST SIGNINGS: Jorginho, Keita, Alderweireld
WORST SIGNINGS: Richarlison, Muto,
FIRST SACKING/DEPARTURE: Colin Wanker
MANAGER OF THE YEAR: Pep
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Keita
TOP SCORER: Kane
FA CUP: Utd
LEAGUE CUP: Chelsea
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: City
EUROPA LEAGUE: Sevilla (are they in it? Dunno)

GENERAL BIG SHOUTS:
Finally the season where I’m predicting Spurs to fall out the top four, lack of signings, big players leaving and despite having a very decent squad Liverpool and Chelsea will be better this year and Utd will somehow bore their way to third or something. Wolves could go either way imo
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LA LIGA: Real
SERIE A: Juve
BUNDESLIGA: Bayern
LIGUE 1: PSG

CHAMPIONS: Liverpool
CL QUALIFIERS: Manchester City, Arsenal, Chelsea
RELEGATED: Newcastle, Cardiff, Hudderfield
SURPRISE PACKAGES: Palace (if we keep Zaha), Fulham
SURPRISE STRUGGLERS: Manchester United, Everton, Burnley
BEST SIGNINGS: Meyer, Seri,
WORST SIGNINGS: Richarlison, Fred, Mahrez
FIRST SACKING/DEPARTURE: Puel
MANAGER OF THE YEAR: Klopp
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Keita, Zaha (playing up front)
TOP SCORER: Salah
FA CUP: Arsenal
LEAGUE CUP: Arsenal
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Manchester City
EUROPA LEAGUE: Chelsea

GENERAL BIG SHOUTS: Manchester United 10th or 11th at Christmas.

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CHAMPIONS: Liverpool
CL QUALIFIERS: City, Spurs, Chelsea
RELEGATED: Cardiff, Huddersfield, Watford
SURPRISE PACKAGES: Fulham
SURPRISE STRUGGLERS: Burnley
BEST SIGNINGS: Keita
WORST SIGNINGS: Ricarlison
FIRST SACKING/DEPARTURE: Whoever is at watford
MANAGER OF THE YEAR: Klopp
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Salah
TOP SCORER: Salah
FA CUP: Arsenal
LEAGUE CUP: City
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: City
EUROPA LEAGUE: Arsenal

GENERAL BIG SHOUTS:

A big player to leave after the EPL window has closed and the team can’t replace him
4 english teams to make semi finals in Europe
Madrid exit in last 16 of champions league

LA LIGA: Athletico
SERIE A: Juve
BUNDESLIGA: Bayern
LIGUE 1: PSG

CHAMPIONSHIP WINNER: Stoke
CHAMPIONSHIP 2ND + PLAYOFF WINNERS: Forest WBA

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CHAMPIONS: Citeh
CL QUALIFIERS: Chelsea, Liverpool, United
RELEGATED: Bournemouth, Cardiff, Brighton
SURPRISE PACKAGES: Everton
SURPRISE STRUGGLERS: Spurs
BEST SIGNINGS: Jorginho, Richarlison, Mitrovic
WORST SIGNINGS: Fred, Meyer, Shaqiri
FIRST SACKING/DEPARTURE: Hughes
MANAGER OF THE YEAR: Sarri
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: De Bruyne
TOP SCORER: Kane
FA CUP: Liverpool
LEAGUE CUP: Chelsea
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Barca
EUROPA LEAGUE: Porto

GENERAL BIG SHOUTS: Salah to score 15 or less in the premier league

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LA LIGA: Atleti
SERIE A: Juve
BUNDESLIGA: Bayern
LIGUE 1: Lyon

CHAMPIONSHIP WINNER: Villa
CHAMPIONSHIP 2ND + PLAYOFF WINNERS: Derby, Leeds
LEAGUE ONE WINNER: dunno
LEAGUE ONE 2ND + PLAYOFF WINNERS: dunno
LEAGUE TWO WINNER: cba
LEAGUE TWO 2ND, 3RD + PLAYOFF WINNERS: dunno

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Forest winning the playoffs?!

Gonna go with:

CHAMPIONS: City (But going down to the final day of the season)
CL QUALIFIERS: Liverpool / Spurs / Arsenal
RELEGATED: Brighton / Watford / Huddersfield
SURPRISE PACKAGES: Fulham / Burnley (they’re not really a surprise package anymore though, are they?)
SURPRISE STRUGGLERS: Leicester / Watford
BEST SIGNINGS: Keita / Torreira / Schurrle
WORST SIGNINGS: Richarlison / Moutinho
FIRST SACKING/DEPARTURE:Warnock
MANAGER OF THE YEAR: Dyche
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Keita
TOP SCORER: Kane
FA CUP: Liverpool
LEAGUE CUP: Spurs
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: City
EUROPA LEAGUE: Leipzig

GENERAL BIG SHOUTS:
At least two PL teams in the CL semis
Three teams to be able to win the PL on the final day
Mourinho to do a Chelsea and publicly berate a member of the backroom staff which alienates the whole squad.
Aubameyang to bag more than 25 goals in all comps.

God knows with the championship. But you’ve got the right coach + investment, so as good a shout as any I suppose

Predicting is hard this year as I’ve had zero interest in what’s going on since the World Cup

CHAMPIONS: Man City
CL QUALIFIERS: Liverpool. Man Utd, Chelsea
RELEGATED: Cardiff/ Huddersfield/ Newcastle
SURPRISE PACKAGES: Man Utd, Fulham
SURPRISE STRUGGLERS: Burnley, Spurs (6th)
BEST SIGNINGS: Alisson, Fred, Jorginho
WORST SIGNINGS: Richarlison
FIRST SACKING/DEPARTURE: Puel
MANAGER OF THE YEAR: Bald Fraud
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: KDB
TOP SCORER: Lukaku
FA CUP: Liverpool
LEAGUE CUP: United!
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Barcelona
EUROPA LEAGUE: Arsenal or Chelsea

GENERAL BIG SHOUTS:

  • United and Mourinho won’t combust. There isn’t the perfect storm there was at Chelsea. Spurs/Chelsea/Arsenal were all some way behind. 3rd won’t be good enough though, and Mourinho might still leave at the end of the season
  • Spurs struggle a bit in new stadium, have good periods, and bad periods. Win nothing, Poch leaves at end of season.
  • One of Chelsea or Arsenal absolutely pisses the Europa
  • Ronaldo isn’t enough for Juventus to win the Champions League. Real do fine but can’t win it. Barca or maybe City win by default?
  • Newcastle do a bit shite, Rafa walks, slip from 12th slowly down the table and don’t leave the relegation zone once they get there

2018/19 treble winners…

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CHAMPIONS: Man City
CL QUALIFIERS: City, Spurs, Man Utd, Liverpool
RELEGATED: Cardiff, Saints, Fulham
SURPRISE PACKAGES: Wolves
SURPRISE STRUGGLERS: Saints
BEST SIGNINGS: Leno
WORST SIGNINGS: Richarlison
FIRST SACKING/DEPARTURE: Hughes
MANAGER OF THE YEAR: Guardiola
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: De Bruyne
TOP SCORER: Kane
FA CUP: Arsenal
LEAGUE CUP: Man Utd
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Man City
EUROPA LEAGUE: Arsenal