For the last three seasons I’ve recorded the predictions and success rates of Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson and BBC pundit Mark Lawrenson for English Premier League matches. The ‘Follow the Pundit!’ section on the website provided updates on the success of these football ‘experts’ who systematically predicted Premier League scores each week.
The stats for the 2016/2017 for both pundits are displayed below. Both have performed better this season. Both pundits predict the right outcome more than half of the time. Merse slightly outperforms Lawro.
The average week for Merse and Lawro will see them call six right outcomes and four wrong ones. Of the six right outcomes they usually call one correct score line,