Chris Sutton's Predictions & Tips | Premier League, FA Cup & more

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Chris Sutton's Predictions & Tips | Premier League, FA Cup & more

BBC pundit Chris Sutton’s has taken on the challenge from legendary pundit Mark Lawrenson for the 2022/23 Premier League season, sharing his score predictions as a weekly feature on Football Focus and the BBC Sport website. And we are challenging him of course! Who will score more points this season? Find here the weekly Chris Sutton's predictions and compare them with our correct score tips.

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After more than 20 years, legendary BBC football pundit Chris Sutton made his final set of Premier League predictions on 20th May 2022.

Following the retirement of Mark Lawrenson, former Norwich and Blackburn striker Chris Sutton has taken over with predictions for the BBC and will try to pick the correct scores for every top-flight game. Can he outscore our team?


The BBC pundit and former Celtic legend puts his neck on the line every week by guessing the scores for the upcoming games. Find below this week's predictions by Chris Sutton. After replacing Mark Lawrenson as BBC Premier League pundit (Lawro's predictions can be found now at Paddy Power), he’s established a real skill in making correct predictions and each week goes head-to-head with a special guest predictor, which will include musicians, TV personalities and even the Hollywood stars.

For us though, it’s all about Chris Sutton and below you’ll find the Premier League predictions by the BBC pundit...

Chris Sutton's Predictions - FA Cup Final

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    "Ten Hag made progress in his first year in the job but there has been an alarming drop-off this time. He said a couple of weeks back that United were one of the most entertaining and dynamic teams to watch in the Premier League - what utter rubbish. With the greatest respect to him, I don't know what he was talking about. They have fallen away and regressed, and everyone can see it. United could somehow win this one-off game, but there is still a huge gulf between the two teams even if they do."
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    "Manchester City boast an impressive record, having won their last ten matches against domestic rivals, with six of those victories secured by a two-goal margin or more. They triumphed over Man United with a 3-1 scoreline in their recent encounter at the Etihad, dominating the shot count with a staggering 27 to three. Undoubtedly, the Cityzens are rightfully seen as the favorites and are expected to outperform their opponents, as they aim to retain the prestigious FA Cup."

A correct result (picking a win, draw or defeat) is worth 10 points. The exact score earns 40 points.

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We will go up against Chris Sutton every week, offering our own unique insight into the correct score markets. We consider all manner of factors from recent form to suspensions and injuries, context of the game and more before sharing our own football predictions.

Chris Sutton's first year as regular BBC pundit has seen amassing 2590 points, well behind our score (3300 points).

We expect a close battle between our experts and Chris Sutton next season, with the full leaderboard below:

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  • BetAndSkillBetAndSkill's Total Points3090 Points
  • Chris SuttonChris Sutton's Total Points 2860 Points

Chris Sutton’s predictions aren’t the only ones we go up against though. If you’re looking for more pundit predictions, head to our Paul Merson's Predictions or Dimitar Berbatov's predictions, for even more expert analysis and insight.

Who is Chris Sutton?  

Nottingham born Chris Sutton is a former footballer who played as a striker and was joint top goalscorer (with Dion Dublin and Michael Owen) in the FA Premier League 1997–98 season.

He played from 1991 to 2007 for the likes of Norwich, Blackburn, Chelsea, Celtic, Birmingham, Aston Villa, Wroxham and England, before managing Lincoln City in September 2009 (he resigned due to personal reasons twelve months later).

Nicknamed 'the Evil Genius', Sutton scored over 150 career goals in over 400 league appearances spanning 16 years in the English and Scottish Premier Leagues. He was capped once by England.

He later became a pundit and commentator for BT Sport, regularly working on their coverage of Scottish football. He is now a BBC pundit and occasional match co-commentator on BBC Radio 5 Live.

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Chris Sutton's Career 

Before life as a pundit Chris Sutton enjoyed a long and illustrious career making over 409 appearances for Norwich City (1991-1994), Blackburn Rovers (1994-1999) Chelsea (1999-2000), Celtic (2000-2006), Birmingham City (2006), Aston Villa (2006-007), winning five league titles (one Premier League title with Blackburn and 4 Scottish Premier League titles with Celtic, and the Golden Boot title in the 1997/98 season.

Sutton's form for Blackburn won him an England cap on 15 November 1997, when he came on in the 79th minute against Cameroon, although he was left out of the World Cup squad after a fall-out with national manager Glenn Hoddle. Having been relegated to the England B team Sutton refused to play, and Hoddle never selected Sutton for an England squad again.

In 2012, he came out of retirement briefly and featured for non-league Wroxham.

Chris Sutton's Predictions Results

Chris Sutton will make predictions for all 380 top-flight matches this season, against a variety of guests. Will the BBC pundit achieve a remarkable record with his Premier League predictions? We will keep track of his results over the year below.

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Chris Sutton's Predictions Scoring System

Chris Sutton predicts the Premier League games every week for BBC, up against a celebrity. A correct result (picking a win, draw or defeat) is worth 10 points. The exact score earns 40 points.

  • Exact correct score: 40 points
  • Correct result: 10 points
  • Wrong result: 0 points

Where Can I Bet on Chris Sutton’s Predictions? 

Ultimately all Chris Sutton is doing each week is making a prediction on the correct score of a Premier League game. The correct score market is widely available with the best betting sites in the UK, meaning you can place a bet on Chris Sutton’s predictions with any one of them.

You’d struggle to find a bookmaker not offering the correct score market on Premier League fixtures.

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More Pundits' Predictions  

This season we have decided to collect, compare and challenge all the top pundits predictions in Britain. From Paul Merson to Michael Owen, from Charlie Nicholas to Dimitar Berbatov.. we got you covered.

Michael Owen

BetVictor's Brand Ambassador Michael Owen is a former Liverpool, Man United, Real Madrid and England striker. He played for England national team in three editions of the World Cup. Owen gives his thoughts on all this week’s Premier League matches and we are challenging him.

Michael Owen predictions

Charlie Nicholas

A Scottish former professional footballer, Charlie is now a very appreciated football pundit at Sky Sports. Every week we bring you all the latest predictions from Charlie Nicholas, and we will compare them with our correct score tips.

Charlie Nicholas Predictions

Paul Merson

Paul Merson is undoubtedly one of the most popular characters in football. A former Arsenal legend with 423 caps with the Gunners (and 21 for England too), Paul Merson now writes a weekly column for the Daily Star's 'Seriously Football' pullout every Saturday and predicts scores for the week's Premier League games called 'Merson Predicts'.

Paul Merson Predictions

Chris Sutton's Predictions FAQ

Who gives the best football pundits predictions?

Chris Sutton's predictions and Charlie Nicholas' predictions are the most appreciated in terms of Premier League tips. Anyway, our correct score tips have regularly outscored all the pundits we are following this season.

Which leagues does Chris Sutton offer predictions on?

Chris Sutton is focusing on the Premier League and Champions League predictions only. However, during international breaks, major tournaments and domestic cups such as the FA Cup, you might also find a number of predictions on other competitions.

What markets does Chris Sutton offer predictions on?

Chris Sutton will generally only offer predictions on the correct scores. Implicitly, you can deduce other predictions such as Match Winner, Over/Under, To Win To Nil and Both Teams To Score Tips.

Can I use a free bet to back Chris Sutton's predictions

Of course, it’s always worthwhile combining pundits' prediction with welcome free bets. We provide you with the best betting offers across our site, including no deposit bonuses. So, you should not miss the chance to combine pundit’s predictions with a whopping sign-up offer.

Is it worth it to back Chris Sutton's football tips?

Football pundits can be very hit and miss during the season, expecially when they predict correct scores (traditionally the most difficult betting markets to predict). We strongly believe our daily football tips have a better ROI compared to pundits predictions.

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