Premiership predictor games are good fun but they can get a bit boring in terms of watching your points drift and seeing your name ebb ever closer to the ‘contact us’ lettering at the foot of the web page.
Wigan, Wolves, West Brom, QPR and Swansea will all be looking to snap up points in a weekend that is primed for some upsets.
The Primate Predictor is just for fun. No leagues, in fact no record keeping! Charlie the Chimp rattles through the games guessing the results and picks his banker. Can you beat the monkey? Can you?
Blackburn vs Arsenal
This could be tricky. Tricky for Steve Kean to get in and out of Ewood without getting pelted with eggs and rotten vegetables. Arsene Wenger is less likely to get need the services of a dry cleaner, but the consequences of not winning here and doing so emphatically are equally horrible. Prediction 0-2.
Aston Villa vs Newcastle
I guess we’ll only really know how well the Villa are doing when they start selling out at home again. Newcastle vs QPR was a good game, but no goals. My gut feeling is that these two could play until four in the morning and still not get a result. Prediction 0-0.
Bolton vs Norwich
The glamour tie! In all seriousness, this will be a good game. The Reebok is a cracking stadium to watch match and the Trotters will be looking to regain some dignity after having the stuffing knocked out of them of late. Norwich seem always up for it and this is one I would argue for footy fans of any persuasion. Prediction 2-1.
Everton vs Wigan
In contrast to the game above, this may offer a less broad appeal. Everton and Wigan both go into this match that this is where a vital point or perhaps even three might be secured. Tough times at Goodison Park. Prediction 1-0.
Swansea vs West Brom
Mmmn. The Swans are capable of playing some very pleasant, easy on the eye football. The Baggies went to fellow new boys Norwich last week and nicked it by a single goal. Can the Welsh muster a bit more? Prediction 1-1.
Wolves vs QPR
Mick McCarthy is doing good works, but I have a sneaking feeling that the Wolves will be seen off by the Park Rangers. Wolves will park the bus and QPR will hurl the kitchen sink at them. So if you catch a bus with a sink lodged in its window, you’ll know where its come from. Prediction 1-2.