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Predicton League: The Return of the Cork

So the unpredictable world of 2015-16 saints goes on! Next up is the return of fan favourite Jack Cork and his predictably brilliant swans.

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Last season this fixture came just after Cork was sold to the south Wales club and he watched from the stands as a Shelvey wonder goal stole all three points. This season Cork has established himself at the base of the Swansea midfield three as the swans seem to have taken our position of the neutral's favourite and our place in the table, seventh.

Last week was all very predictable. Lots of shots and Pelle finds the net at St Marys but ultimately Utd score with every bloody attempt on target and De Gea proves why he is the best player in the league. (Still unsure how he didn't win player of the year last season). Alas, I actually predicted a saints win.

Saints are favourites at 20/19. With Swansea at 16/5. The draw is available at 53/21..

Here are the current prediction standings:

WRITER POINTS
Jake 3
Merse 3
Dan 1
George 1
Lawro 1
Connor 0
Will 0

Keep in mind these points are from a maximum possible 18!?

After beating the bastard Milton Keynes franchise, this week's guesses have a more positive air:

Lawro: 2-1 (The kiss of death)
"Swansea were a little bit fortunate to get a draw with Everton, who made the better chances. The Welsh side did not really test a young Toffees defence and I am backing Saints to get the points."

Merse: 2-1
"Swansea have disappointed me in the past couple of weeks... Southampton have stuttered slightly in the league but I can see them winning here."

Connor: 3-1
"Swansea to have an off day, but Gomis to score nonetheless. Pelle to score again and keep his run going."

Dan: 2-1
"No idea why. Just think we need to win more than they do."

Jake: 2-1
"I have been Mr Pessimist so far with my predictions. But, for some reason I think Saints can pick up all three points on Saturday against an impressive Swansea side. Despite the poor United result, those portions of dominant play - coupled with the MK Dons win - will give us some positive momentum as saints run out 2-1 winners."

Will: 1-2
"Montero has made a habit of ruining right backs. Does Koeman play Cedric or Yoshida against him? Neither option fills me with confidence"

Rules are one point for a correct result, three for a correct score.