Football Predictions Thread 2018/19


#21

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


#22


#23

Can so many DiS armchair experts be wrong?

Yes.


#24

Dr Ramon Cugat not pictured exiting in comedy prosthetic nose, moustache, glasses, and beige trenchcoat


#25

Nailed on to win Ballon d’Or.


#26

CHAMPIONS: Man City
CL QUALIFIERS: Man United, Chelsea, Liverpool
RELEGATED: Southampton, Cardiff, Brighton
SURPRISE PACKAGES: Not sure any would be a big surprise really
SURPRISE STRUGGLERS: Same again (but Burnley I suppose)
BEST SIGNING: Mahrez
WORST SIGNINGS: Alisson
FIRST SACKING/DEPARTURE: Dunno
MANAGER OF THE YEAR: Pep
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: De Bruyne
TOP SCORER: Kane
FA CUP: Man United
LEAGUE CUP: Wolves
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Atletico Madrid
EUROPA LEAGUE: Arsenal

No idea at all with the top four apart from City being top, wouldn’t be at all surprised by any order from the rest of the top 6. Expect Liverpool to be good in the same ways as last season but the system/style of play is too reliant on a few players with no suitable alternatives, so can envisage a bad run of form at some point. Think Chelsea will settle well under Sarri and play great football, just a question of whether or not they’ll have the firepower upfront imo. Ozil, Aubameyang and Lacazette all to do well for Arsenal. Can definitely see Kane scoring plenty more goals and Man United will probably be much the same as they have been under Mourinho.


#27

Our playoff record is… bad. Think we’ll be in the mix for sure, the Portuguese lads seem to have started well.


#28

#29

CHAMPIONS: City
CL QUALIFIERS: LFC, Utd, Spurs
RELEGATED: Cardiff, Brighton, Bournemouth
SURPRISE PACKAGES: Everton (5th)
SURPRISE STRUGGLERS: Liecester
BEST SIGNINGS: Keita. Maguire (Utd)
WORST SIGNINGS: Shaquiri
FIRST SACKING/DEPARTURE: Puel
MANAGER OF THE YEAR: Pep
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: KDB
TOP SCORER: Aguero/Kane/Salah - all get 29
FA CUP: Arsenal
LEAGUE CUP: Spurs
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: City v Barca final
EUROPA LEAGUE: Chelsea

GENERAL BIG SHOUTS: A no deal Brexit will end up fucking the PL and European fixtures for a few weeks in April

LA LIGA: Atleti
SERIE A: Juve
BUNDESLIGA: Guess Who
LIGUE 1: ditto


#30

CHAMPIONS: Liverpool
CL QUALIFIERS: City, Utd, Arsenal
RELEGATED: Huddersfield, Cardiff, Southampton
SURPRISE PACKAGES: Fulham
SURPRISE STRUGGLERS: Burnley (light squad + Europa = 16th)
BEST SIGNINGS: Keita, Jorginho, Torreira
WORST SIGNINGS: Jahanbakhsh, Richarlison
FIRST SACKING/DEPARTURE: Whoever’s managing Watford
MANAGER OF THE YEAR: Klopp
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Firminho
TOP SCORER: Aguero. Still won’t win any awards
FA CUP: Chelsea
LEAGUE CUP: United
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Bayern vs Real on a human face forever
EUROPA LEAGUE: Atletico

GENERAL BIG SHOUTS: League will be very tight, but City will drop just enough points from last season and Liverpool getting shellacked out early from both cup competitions will give them their impetus. Moo gone before end of season, United improve markedly in last runnings under Poch.


#31

No antibants allowed this season, champ

Good shout


#32

The main arbiter of such matters isn’t checking these threads this season (for a month). I can do whatever the fuck I want


#33

Longer shelf life this year

  • Mourinho
  • Seperate threads for every different game/competition

0 voters


#34

CHAMPIONS: City
CL QUALIFIERS: Liverpool, Chelsea, Spurs
RELEGATED: Watford, Huddersfield, Cardiff
SURPRISE PACKAGES: Wolves, Fulham
SURPRISE STRUGGLERS: Watford, West Ham
BEST SIGNINGS: Jota, Mahrez, Alisson, Torreira, Jorginho.
WORST SIGNINGS: Felipe Anderson, Richarlison, Leno, Sokratis, Naby Keita
FIRST SACKING/DEPARTURE: Mourinho
MANAGER OF THE YEAR: Guardiola
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: De Bruyne
TOP SCORER: Salah
FA CUP: Liverpool
LEAGUE CUP: Liverpool
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: City
EUROPA LEAGUE: Chelsea

GENERAL BIG SHOUTS: Wenger to replace Mourinho, Kane proves he’s merely a one season wonder, Unai Emery sacked in April.

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

CHAMPIONSHIP WINNER: Leeds United
CHAMPIONSHIP 2ND + PLAYOFF WINNERS: Swansea, Derby


#35

CHAMPIONS: City
CL QUALIFIERS: Utd, Liverpool, Arsenal
RELEGATED: Huddersfield, Watford,. Cardiff
SURPRISE PACKAGES: Fulham
SURPRISE STRUGGLERS: Burnley, West Ham, Chelsea
BEST SIGNINGS: Serri, Patricio , Digne
WORST SIGNINGS: Grealish, Mahrez
FIRST SACKING/DEPARTURE: whoever manages Watford right now
MANAGER OF THE YEAR:Guardiola
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Eriksen
TOP SCORER: Lukaku
FA CUP: dunno
LEAGUE CUP:dunno
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE dunno:
EUROPA LEAGUE: dunnno


#36

Champions : City
CL qualifiers : Liverpool, Spurs and…Chelsea
Relegated : Cardiff, Watford, Southampton
Surprise packages: Palace
Surprise strugglers: Everton
Best signings: Naby Keita, James Maddison
Worst signings: Felipe Anderson, Richarlison
First sacking/departure: Mark Hughes
Manager of the year: Roy Hodgson
Player of the Year: KDB
Top scorer: Kane
FA Cup: Arsenal
League Cup: Liverpool
Champions League: City
Europa League: idk…Valencia?

La Liga: Atlético
Serie A: Juve
Bundesliga: Bayern
Ligue 1: sod it, Monaco

Championship: Middlesbrough
Championship promoted: Derby, Stoke


#37

As a Stoke fan, (who’s that coughing at the back?), Shaqiri is a world beater on his day but I truly cannot see him maintaining the work rate that Klopp expects.

Something has to give there.


#38

He’s been brought in as a squad player/wildcard


#39

Impact sub, great I get that.

90 mins of pressing, harrying and tracking back? Just can’t see him doing it.


#40

He’s not starting in front of mane/firminho/Salah