IKTS Week 13: At Brentford.

Arsenal took care of business at home against Burnley. A goal late in the first period starting with a Zinchenko pass, followed by a Saka header, and concluded by a Trossard headed finish gave the Gunners a one nil lead at half time. But a fluke of a goal by Burnley allowed them to equalize. It took Arsenal only a couple of minutes to retake the lead thanks to a towering header by Saliba on a Trossard corner. Later, a scissor kick by Zinchenko closed the scoring with a final score of 3-1 that was not made in jeopardy by Fabio Vieira's foolish red card.

Scores for the week:

ClevelandJames 10 (2)
billvacation 10 (1)
Sonny from Suffolk 9 (2)
Ray from Norfolk 8 (1)
ben from portsmouth 7 (1)
Purple & Proud 7 (1)
Seidman 6 (0)
Geaux_HR 4 (0)
hansdampf 4 (0)
skinnejay 0 (0) due to not having access to internet in order to post predictions!

Stars of the week: ClevelandJames is first on 10 points (and two correct IKTS predictions) with billvacation in second also on 10 points (but with only one correct IKTS prediction) while Sonny from Suffolk is in third on 9 points (and two correct IKTS predictions) but Ray from Norfolk is only one point outside the podium.

Clever pick of the week: Only Purple & Proud had an exact IKTS prediction for Wolverhampton versus Tottenham.
There were also another seven correct IKTS predictions:
Arsenal versus Burnley (two participants)
Liverpool versus Brentford (two participants)
Aston Villa versus Fulham (three participants)

Crisis pick of the week: A collective crisis as none of the participants had predicted anything but a win for Brighton at home to Sheffield United. And another collective crisis as far as the Crystal Palace versus Burnley game, as only Seidman predicted the correct outcome and correct goal difference (good for two points) while the other participants collected carbonized bagels.

Standings after Week 12:

ben from portsmouth 114 (17)
Ray from Norfolk 113 (13)
billvacation 109 (14)
ClevelandJames 106 (13)
Sonny from Suffolk 106 (11)
hansdampf 102 (11)
Seidman 102 (10)
Geaux_HR 101 (11)
skinnejay 95 (12)
Purple & Proud 91 (10)

After Week 12, ben from portsmouth leads Ray from Norfolk by a single point and billvacation by five points.

Upcoming schedule: Saturday November 25, Sunday November 26, and Monday November 27:

Manchester City - Liverpool

Burnley - West Ham

Luton - Crystal Palace

Newcastle - Chelsea

Nottingham Forest - Brighton

Sheffield United - Bournemouth

Brentford - Arsenal

Tottenham - Aston Villa

Everton - Manchester United

Fulham - Wolverhampton