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Everton at Burnley: Writer Prediction League

We’ve learned our lesson about being optimistic.

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We at RBM like to think we’re a good place for a lot of Everton content — analysis, news, opinion, satire, you name it really. However, we have a confession to make.

We aren’t very good at predictions.

Don’t believe me? Inexplicably, eight of our 11 writers picked an Everton victory last weekend, despite the fact that the Toffees have won two away league matches since the start of calendar year 2017.

We appear to have largely learned our lesson with our picks for the match away to Burnley this weekend — perhaps just a little later than we should have.

The review of our Watford picks won’t take long, because, well...none of us got any right.

Watford Predictions

Writer First Scorer Everton MOTM Winner Score Points
Writer First Scorer Everton MOTM Winner Score Points
Adam Rooney Rooney Draw 2-2 0
Brian F. Walcott Walcott Draw 1-1 0
Brian L. Walcott Walcott Everton 2-1 0
Calvin Doucoure Walcott Draw 2-2 0
Chris Deulofeu Rooney Draw 2-2 0
Matt Deulofeu Sigurdsson Everton 2-1 0
Mike Deulofeu Sigurdsson Everton 2-1 0
Sean Walcott Sigurdsson Everton 2-1 0
Tom Sigurdsson Walcott Everton 2-1 0
Tyler Niasse Sigurdsson Everton 2-1 0
Zach Niasse Walcott Everton 3-0 0

Nobody earned a single point — nobody had Troy Deeney as the first goalscorer, Jordan Pickford as man of the match (surprisingly), or a Watford win of any kind.

So, the prediction league standings have not changed.

Prediction League Standings

Writer Points
Writer Points
Mike 79
Calvin 75
Brian F. 56
Matt 55
Brian L. 54
Sean 54
Chris 52
Adam 50
Tyler 49
Zach 49
Tom 46

This week, with a trip to Burnley in the cards, we’ve dialed back the optimism substantially.

Burnley Predictions

Writer First Scorer Everton MOTM Winner Score Points
Writer First Scorer Everton MOTM Winner Score Points
Adam Lennon Walcott Burnley 1-0 2
Brian F. Walcott Walcott Draw 1-1 0
Brian L. Walcott Walcott Burnley 2-1 4
Calvin Barnes Pickford Burnley 1-0 3
Chris Lennon Pickford Burnley 2-0 3
Matt Barnes Sigurdsson Draw 1-1 0
Mike Sigurdsson Sigurdsson Draw 1-1 0
Sean Wood Sigurdsson Draw 1-1 0
Tom Sigurdsson Walcott Everton 1-0 0
Tyler Sigurdsson Gueye Draw 1-1 0
Zach Niasse Gueye Everton 1-0 0

The picks are pretty evenly spread across all four categories. Aaron Lennon, Theo Walcott, Ashley Barnes, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Chris Wood, and Oumar Niasse all got votes to open the scoring. Everton’s man of the match voting was split between Walcott, Pickford, Sigurdsson, and Idrissa Gueye.

The results predictions are nearly as across the board. Five writers are predicting a draw — all by a 1-1 scoreline. Four writers have Burnley winning, with 1-0 the most popular scoreline for that result. Finally, two writers have Everton picking up an away win, both by 1-0.

In short — don’t look for goals in this one.