The Libertines Predict This Weekend’s Football Scores For The BBC

Pete Doherty’s footy credentials are well known. Sure, he may not be able to strike it like Serge, but ol’ Pete’s never been shy about his love of the beautiful game. He once even serenaded a footballer live on TV… while the guy was sat right next to him.

So it shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise that Queens Park Rangers fanatic Pete and his Libertines bandmates have taken time out of their busy touring schedule to predict some football scores for BBC Sport ahead of this weekend’s FA Cup fourth round fixtures.

With Pete’s beloved QPR already knocked out, the band have sought revenge by predicting rivals Chelsea to lose 6-0 to lowly MK Dons. Meanwhile, they also think that the Notts Forest v Watford game will be called off due to a waterlogged pitch, despite heavy rain not being forecast in the area. Well, we’ve seen less likely things happen. Like the surprisingly civilised Libs reunion, for example…


See the band’s predictions in full below.

Colchester v Tottenham 2-3
Arsenal v Burnley 3-1
Aston Villa v Man City 1-3
Bolton v Leeds 4-0
Bury v Hull 0-2
Crystal Palace v Stoke 1-1 (Stoke to win in replay)
Notts Forest v Watford (Postponed)
Oxford Utd v Blackburn 4-0
Portsmouth v Bournemouth 2-2 (Bournemouth to win in replay)
Reading v Walsall 2-0
Shrewsbury v Sheff Wed 0-1
West Brom v Peterborough 4-0
Liverpool v West Ham 2-0
Carlisle v Everton 0-2
MK Dons v Chelsea 6-0
Derby County v Man Utd N/A


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