Everton beware of Reds' backlash

PUBLISHED : Friday, 18 October, 1996, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 18 October, 1996, 12:00am

RANGERS' goalkeeper Peter Guthrie is the latest Hong Kong soccer personality to put his reputation on the line in this week's Tipping Winners column.

Three points are awarded for an exact scoreline and one point for the right result (home win, draw or away win).

Here are Peter's tips for the weekend's Premiership programme: Arsenal 2 Coventry 0: Arsenal's confidence is sky-high now Arsene Wenger has taken over and I can't see the Sky Blues getting anything at Highbury.

Aston Villa 1 Leeds 1: Villa are going through a shaky patch while Leeds appear to be coming out of one.

Chelsea 0 Wimbledon 1: Even though Chelsea had a good win at Leicester last week, I fancy Wimbledon to maintain their impressive record with a seventh successive victory.

Middlesbrough 1 Spurs 1: Boro started brightly but have fizzled out a bit and Spurs could nick a point.

Forest 3 Derby 0: A Midlands derby game between two teams not playing too well - but Derby are relegation contenders.

Sheff Weds 2 Blackburn 2: They are both conceding goals, so a high-scoring draw is on the cards.

Soton 3 Sunderland 1: Southampton have picked up lately and Sunderland don't travel well.

West Ham 2 Leicester 0: Leicester are another one of my favourites for relegation and West Ham are difficult to beat at home.

Liverpool 3 Everton 1: Liverpool played so well at Old Trafford last week but were beaten. I think they'll tear Everton apart in the Merseyside derby.

Newcastle 2 Man Utd 1: Newcastle had a lot of chances in the corresponding match last season and, with Alan Shearer, I fancy them to inflict revenge for that heart-breaking 1-0 defeat.

Last week, Instant-Dict's Hong Kong international striker Tim Bredbury was the man on the spot and he picked up 13 points from the 10-match programme to take over at the top of the tipsters' table from his teammate, Tim O'Shea, who had 10.

Tim collected 13 points with seven correct results, three of which were exactly the right score.

This is what Tim predicted, with the actual scores in brackets: Blackburn 1 Arsenal 3 (0-2), Derby 0 Newcastle 3 (0-1), Everton 2 West Ham 1 (2-1), Leeds 2 Notts Forest 0 (2-0), Leicester 0 Chelsea 2 (1-3).

Manchester United 1 Liverpool 2 (1-0), Tottenham 1 Aston Villa 2 (1-0), Wimbledon 2 Sheffield Wednesday 0 (4-2), Coventry City 1 Southampton 2 (1-1), Sunderland 2 Middlesbrough 2 (2-2).

Leading tipster: Tim Bredbury (13 points).