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Premier League predictions gameweek 31: The Mysterines' Paul Crilly vs. Sports Mole

Premier League predictions gameweek 31: The Mysterines' Paul Crilly vs. Sports Mole
Sports Mole takes on The Mysterines drummer and Everton fan Paul Crilly for a Premier League predictions challenge in gameweek 31 of the 2023-24 season.

A bonus midweek round of Premier League fixtures is headlined by two fallen English giants as Chelsea welcome Manchester United to Stamford Bridge on Thursday night.

Both sides will be casting envious glances up to the top end of the table, with the coming days promising to be another important spell in an increasingly fascinating title race.

Results over the weekend left Liverpool as front-runners to lift the title in May, and they will be firm favourites to hold on to that advantage this week when they host rock-bottom Sheffield United in Thursday's other game.

However, they could have been knocked off top spot by the time they kick off, with Arsenal entertaining Luton Town and Manchester City at home to fourth-placed Aston Villa on Wednesday night.

Brentford take on Brighton & Hove Albion in Wednesday's other game, while there are also five matches on Tuesday evening, including a London derby between bitter rivals West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur.

Each gameweek, Sports Mole is taking on a famous musician or band in a prediction competition, and this week it is the turn of The Mysterines drummer and Everton fan Paul Crilly.



Nott'm Forest vs. Fulham

Tuesday, 7.30pm

Nottingham Forest manager Nuno Espirito Santo before the match on February 28, 2024© Reuters

Paul: Nott'm Forest 1-2 Fulham

Sports Mole: Nott'm Forest 1-1 Fulham



Newcastle vs. Everton

Tuesday, 7.30pm

Newcastle United's Alexander Isak celebrates scoring their first goal with Joe Willock on March 30, 2024© Reuters

Paul: Newcastle 0-9 Everton

Sports Mole: Newcastle 1-0 Everton



Bournemouth vs. Crystal Palace

Tuesday, 7.45pm

Bournemouth's Dominic Solanke celebrates scoring against Everton on March 30, 2024© Reuters

Paul: Bournemouth 3-1 Crystal Palace

Sports Mole: Bournemouth 1-1 Crystal Palace



Burnley vs. Wolves

Tuesday, 7.45pm

Burnley's Josh Cullen celebrates scoring against Chelsea on March 30, 2024© Reuters

Paul: Burnley 0-2 Wolves

Sports Mole: Burnley 2-1 Wolves



West Ham vs. Spurs

Tuesday, 8.15pm

West Ham United's Michail Antonio celebrates scoring their first goal with teammates on March 30, 2024© Reuters

Paul: West Ham 0-2 Spurs

Sports Mole: West Ham 1-1 Spurs



Arsenal vs. Luton

Wednesday, 7.30pm

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta on March 31, 2024© Reuters

Paul: Arsenal 3-0 Luton

Sports Mole: Arsenal 3-0 Luton



Brentford vs. Brighton

Wednesday, 7.30pm

Brentford's Yoane Wissa celebrates scoring their first goal with Ivan Toney and Mathias Jensen on March 9, 2024© Reuters

Paul: Brentford 1-0 Brighton

Sports Mole: Brentford 1-1 Brighton



Man City vs. Aston Villa

Wednesday, 8.15pm

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola on March 31, 2024© Reuters

Paul: Man City 2-1 Aston Villa

Sports Mole: Man City 2-0 Aston Villa



Liverpool vs. Sheff Utd

Thursday, 7.30pm

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring their second goal on March 31, 2024© Reuters

Paul: Liverpool 0-7 Sheff Utd

Sports Mole: Liverpool 5-1 Sheff Utd



Chelsea vs. Man Utd

Thursday, 8.15pm

Chelsea's Cole Palmer celebrates scoring against Burnley on March 30, 2024© Reuters

Paul: Chelsea 1-2 Man Utd

Sports Mole: Chelsea 2-2 Man Utd



Paul Crilly Q&A

The Mysterines press shot

How did you come to support Everton and what are your favourite memories from your time as a fan?

The majority of my family are Everton fans so I was getting dragged along to Goodison Park as soon as I was able to walk.

The first season of Roberto Martinez's time as manager was probably the most exciting time to be an Everton fan. We had a load of great young players in Lukaku, Barkley and Stones. We just missed out on Champions League but it felt like we were going in the right direction, how wrong I was. Ancelotti getting appointed is up there too but I'm not 100% sure that actually happened or if it was some sort of weird fever dream.

Who have been your favourite five players for your club?

Leighton Baines, Seamus Coleman, Duncan Ferguson, Steven Pienaar, Tony Hibbert.

What's going on with the band at the moment?

We have our new album 'Afraid Of Tomorrows' coming out on June 7, a load of festivals this summer and an UK and Europe tour this October.

Check out 'Stray', the latest release from The Mysterines, available on all digital streaming platforms now.

You can follow The Mysterines on Instagram and X (formerly known as Twitter).



2023-24 SEASON LEADERBOARD (ARTISTS)

Scores are calculated as one point for a correct result and five points for a correct scoreline.

1. SPRINTS' Sam (19pts | Gameweek 9)
2. Flat Party's Nic (18pts | Gameweek 7)
3. SPRINTS' Jack (16pts | Gameweek 9)
= Joshua Grant (16pts | Gameweek 30)
5. SPRINTS' Karla (14pts | Gameweek 9)
= Noah and the Loners' Noah Riley (14pts | Gameweek 20)
7. Palace's Leo Wyndham (13pts | Gameweek 24)
= Nathan Evans (13pts | Gameweek 28)
9. Flat Party's Dylan (12pts | Gameweek 7)
10. Flat Party's Rory (10pts | Gameweek 7)
= Master Peace (10pts | Gameweek 23)
12. Tom Speight (9pts | Gameweek 2)
= Majestic & Beyond Chicago (9pts | Gameweek 3)
= Sea Girls' Andrew Dawson (9pts | Gameweek 8)
15. New Rules' Ryan Meaney (8pts | Gameweek 6)
= K.A.D (8pts | Gameweek 12)
= Solar Eyes (8pts | Gameweek 25)
18. Kid Kapichi's Jack Wilson (7pts | Gameweek 5)
= Feeder's Taka Hirose (7pts | Gameweek 18)
= Fat White Family's Lias Saoudi (7pts | Gameweek 21)
= One True Pairing (7pts | Gameweek 29)
22. Ed Cosens (6pts | Gameweek 22)
= Only The Poets (6pts | Gameweek 27)
24. Sainte (5pts | Gameweek 13)
25. Insincere (4pts | Gameweek 1)
= STONE (4pts | Gameweek 10)
= Slick Don (4pts | Gameweek 14)
= The Blinders' Charlie McGough (4pts | Gameweek 15)
= Alex Spencer (4pts | Gameweek 16)
= Chiedu Oraka (4pts | Gameweek 26)*
31. Barry Can't Swim (3pts | Gameweek 4)
= Keen Roy (3pts | Gameweek 11)
33. Bill Ryder-Jones (2pts | Gameweek 19)

* = Gameweek with reduced number of fixtures



2023-24 COMPETITION HISTORY

Gameweek 1: Insincere 4-16 Sports Mole
Gameweek 2: Tom Speight 9-16 Sports Mole
Gameweek 3: Majestic & Beyond Chicago 9-9 Sports Mole
Gameweek 4: Barry Can't Swim 3-9 Sports Mole
Gameweek 5: Kid Kapichi's Jack Wilson 7-11 Sports Mole
Gameweek 6: New Rules' Ryan Meaney 8-10 Sports Mole
Gameweek 7: Flat Party's Rory, Nic & Dylan 10/18/12-3 Sports Mole
Gameweek 8: Sea Girls' Andrew Dawson 9-9 Sports Mole
Gameweek 9: SPRINTS' Jack, Same & Karla 16/19/14-16 Sports Mole
Gameweek 10: STONE 4-6 Sports Mole
Gameweek 11: Keen Roy 3-9 Sports Mole
Gameweek 12: K.A.D 8-8 Sports Mole
Gameweek 13: Sainte 5-2 Sports Mole
Gameweek 14: Slick Don 4-6 Sports Mole
Gameweek 15: The Blinders' Charlie McGough 4-4 Sports Mole
Gameweek 16: Alex Spencer 4-3 Sports Mole
Gameweek 17: N/A
Gameweek 18: Feeder's Taka Hirose 7-9 Sports Mole
Gameweek 19: Bill Ryder-Jones 2-7 Sports Mole
Gameweek 20: Noah and the Loners' Noah Riley 14-5 Sports Mole
Gameweek 21: Fat White Family's Lias Saoudi 7-10 Sports Mole
Gameweek 22: Ed Cosens 6-4 Sports Mole
Gameweek 23: Master Peace 10-12 Sports Mole
Gameweek 24: Palace's Leo Wyndham 13-11 Sports Mole
Gameweek 25: Solar Eyes 8-9 Sports Mole
Gameweek 26: Chiedu Oraka 4-5 Sports Mole *
Gameweek 27: Only The Poets 6-8 Sports Mole
Gameweek 28: Nathan Evans 13-2 Sports Mole
Gameweek 29: One True Pairing 7-3 Sports Mole *
Gameweek 30: Joshua Grant 16-10 Sports Mole

* = Gameweek with reduced number of fixtures


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