The guest prognosticator over at Mark Lawrenson’s weekly BBC Sport Premier League picks is iconic American wrestler Hulk Hogan. The Hulkster is in the UK with the Total Nonstop Action wrestling promotion, and stepped up to the plate to challenge the football expert in a battle of predictive powers. Most of Hulk’s scorelines are of the usual kind, but he does seem convinced Chelsea is going to give Wigan something of a historic beating. 40-1 historic.
For the record, the biggest victory in Premier League history is a 9-0 win by Manchester United over Ipswich Town in 1995. The biggest margin of victory in First Division history, and therefore the biggest winning margin in English top-flight history, is 12-0, accomplished by both West Brom and Nottingham Forest. The former happened in 1892 and the latter in 1909.
So the Hulkster is going out on a bit of a limb here, predicting that Chelsea will beat that record nearly four times over. But I suppose you don’t get to be the most famous professional wrestler in history by playing it safe. Lampard for the quadruple hat trick.
WHATCHA GONNA DO WHEN FRANKAMANIA RUNS WILD ON YOU.
Source: BBC Sport