It happens a lot that pundits, ex-players and commentators make statements and predictions, with some of the more ‘out-there’ ones being picked up and slated by fans. Former Tottenham and Manchester United striker, Dimitar Berbatov has been talking to The Daily Star where he claimed United win the league, with Spurs second and Manchester City and Liverpool third and fourth.
Berbatov: "The top four will be the same as last season but in this order – Manchester United, Spurs, Manchester City, and Liverpool." #thfc
— Hotspur Lane (@HotspurLane) August 5, 2018
Whilst it’s nice for Spurs fans to see that their former hitman backs them to be challenging at the top of the Premier League, his statement about United winning the Premier League is downright bold. Jose Mourinho has endured a shocking pre-season and has been moaning about everything you can think of. Meanwhile, Liverpool and Manchester City have been flying, with most bookies backing them to finish 1st and 2nd.
Next May, Berbatov could be looking back to these comments and laughing at how right he was, but most supporters seem to think he’ll have egg on his face after making such a bold call. The Hungarian striker has also commented that he thinks Harry Kane will pick up his 3rd Premier League golden boot, but thinks Romelu Lukaku and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will give the England man a run for his money.
You can read the Lillywhites’ verdict on Berbatov’s predictions here:
No bias there at all
— GEA (@_Priickly) August 5, 2018
Bold prediction…I'd take 2nd.
— Nicholas Price (@NickPriceAudio) August 5, 2018
Unfortunately, his predictions are worth as much as anyone else’s.
— Lee Snowden (@Snowden4000) August 5, 2018
Seems like a VERY biased report! No way Man U are finished above Man City this season
— Aaron (@Aaron_Futter) 5 August 2018
Saying so because he was a Man Utd player. Garbage talk
— Tobias #CFC (@LuizRonaldo__) August 5, 2018
Blokes on drugs
— THE BIG CHEESE (@ROYSTON62) August 5, 2018
He’s talking rubbish
— shaun lewis (@shaunlewis17) August 5, 2018
Whilst a lot of Spurs fans would take a 2nd place finish this season, they don’t think Berbatov will be very accurate in his predictions come the end of the season.