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Everton at Fulham: Writer Prediction League

If you think you know how we think this match is going to go, I think you think right

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I cannot think of a time since we started doing a prediction league here at RBM that the predictions for an upcoming match were so...well...predictable.

The combination of two major factors — Everton’s beatdown of Arsenal last week and Fulham’s absolutely atrocious form — has never quite come together in this way, at least as far as I can remember.

That combination of Everton’s red-hot form and the completely uninspiring performance of Fulham feels like it sets up for what should be an easy match — though you can never be sure with Everton. Before we look ahead to that match though, let’s close out on the home victory over Arsenal.

Arsenal Predictions

Writer First Scorer Everton MOTM Winner Score Points
Writer First Scorer Everton MOTM Winner Score Points
Adam B. Aubameyang Calvert-Lewin Draw 1-1 0
Brian F. Richarlison Digne Arsenal 2-1 0
Brian L. Calvert-Lewin Richarlison Draw 2-2 0
Calvin Richarlison Gueye Draw 2-2 0
Chris Mkhitaryan Calvert-Lewin Arsenal 2-1 0
Geno Richarlison Digne Arsenal 2-1 0
Matt A. Lacazette Sigurdsson Draw 2-2 0
Matthew C. Richarlison Bernard Draw 1-1 1
Pete Richarlison Richarlison Everton 2-1 2
Rachel Aubameyang Gueye Arsenal 2-1 0
Sean Richarlison Gueye Everton 2-0 2
Tom Bernard Bernard Everton 2-1 3
Zach Aubameyang Gueye Arsenal 1-0 0

For the third straight week, optimists were most rewarded — meaning that we didn’t see a whole lot of correct predictions! Tom won the week by predicting both an Everton victory and a man-of-the-match performance from Bernard. Only Matthew C. and Pete also picked up points.

The points output was so underwhelming, in fact, that there was no change in anyone’s position in the prediction league standings.

Prediction League Table

Writer Points
Writer Points
Calvin 64
Rachel 56
Adam B. 53
Sean 51
Geno 51
Chris 51
Matt A. 51
Pete 50
Brian L. 49
Tom 49
Matthew C. 46
Brian F. 45
Zach 44

Tom closed the gap on next-to-last place with his three points, but nothing else changed in a meaningful way.

That brings us to this weekend — an away match at an already-relegated team that has a chance to end the season with a historically bad defense. As you might expect then, our writers foresee goals in this one.

Fulham Predictions

Writer First Scorer Everton MOTM Winner Score Points
Writer First Scorer Everton MOTM Winner Score Points
Adam B. Sigurdsson Sigurdsson Everton 3-1 0
Brian F. Calvert-Lewin Calvert-Lewin Everton 2-1 0
Brian L. Calvert-Lewin Bernard Everton 2-1 0
Calvin Calvert-Lewin Gomes Everton 2-1 0
Chris Richarlison Richarlison Everton 3-0 0
Geno Calvert-Lewin Calvert-Lewin Everton 3-0 0
Matt A. Coleman Richarlison Everton 2-1 0
Matthew C. Richarlison Calvert-Lewin Everton 2-0 0
Pete Richarlison Richarlison Everton 3-0 0
Rachel Calvert-Lewin Bernard Everton 2-0 0
Sean Richarlison Gomes Everton 3-0 0
Tom Bernard Bernard Everton 3-0 0
Zach Calvert-Lewin Richarlison Everton 3-1 0

All of our writers have Everton winning and scoring at least two goals — not a bad guess given that Fulham have given up at least two goals in every Premier League match since December 29 and haven’t won a Premier League match since January 29.