Football Predictions Thread 2018/19


#1

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.


#2

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

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.


#4

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.


#5

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

---- + IF YOU WANT:

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


#6

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


#7

up the U’s!


#8

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


#9

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


#10

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


#11

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
---- + IF YOU WANT:

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


#12

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.


#13

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


#14

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


#15

Forest winning the playoffs?!


#16

can’t believe three of you reckon Fred’s going to be one of the worst signings. he’ll be one of the few bright sparks for an otherwise moribund United. silly.


#17

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.


#18

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


#19

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

#20

2018/19 treble winners…