UK’s Genius Dog Predicts England will Beat Croatia in Sunday match - EURO 2020
|Willow can count to ten, spell her own name, and recognize shapes – and she has a shape to correctly predict the outcomes of major events. Photo The Sun|
After studying The Sun’s football guide, clever Cockapoo has picked Harry Kane’s English team to win at Wembley on Sunday afternoon.
|England vs Croatia is scheduled for an 2pm BST kick-off on Sunday, June 13, 2021. |
The match will be held at Wembley Stadium, which will have a minimum capacity of 25 per cent.
She made her prediction yesterday under tightly controlled scientific conditions after we gave her three bowls each containing a soccer ball.
On the front of each bowl we put a flag for England, Croatia and then a third flag for a tie.
Willow’s owner, Charlotte Booth, 29, then asked her, “Who will win on Sunday or do you feel like a draw?”
After a moment of paws, Willow pounced on England’s bowl – and with her track record, that’s good news for manager Gareth Southgate.
Special Education Educator Charlotte said, “That should be a huge relief for England fans. She is never wrong in these matters."
|Willow's Owner Charlotte says she's 'never wrong'. Photo The Sun|
Charlotte proudly revealed that Willow has form to predict key events – including last year’s U.S. presidential race between Donald Trump and Joe Biden.
She added, “She is so smart that we have often wondered if she might be able to predict things.
“Myself and my husband giggled a lot a lot – like the runoff between Biden and Trump last year, and she was right behind Biden.
“We also asked them to choose between Jeremy Corbyn and Boris Johnson in the last general election. It didn’t take long to think about it and she pounced on Boris.
“And she did the same thing in this year’s Champions League final. Most people supported Manchester City, but she chose Chelsea. She wasn’t wrong yet.”
Their skills mirror those of the tentacle tipster Paul the Octopus, who successfully predicted the results of Germany’s seven games at the 2010 World Cup.
|Charlotte started training Willow as a puppy in 2018 and quickly switched to tricks. |
She chose between her teddy bear and a ball – and letters and numbers. Her skills echo those of tentacled tipster Paul the Octopus, who successfully predicted the results of Germany’s seven matches at the 2010 World Cup.
|Psychic animals with the ability to predict football results are all the rage nowadays after the success enjoyed by the legendary Paul the Octopus at the 2010 World Cup. |
The sea-dwelling soothsayer made 12 correct predictions out of 14, giving him a healthy success rate of 85.7%.
Not to be outdone, the meerkats are getting back in on the action after a successful 2018 World Cup.
Chris Mitchell, head of zoo operations at Drayton Manor, said: "Our gang of mystic meerkats have certainly kept us on our toes in the past with their predictions on the World Cup, and even the sex of the royal baby!
"They’ve been hanging out in their brand new enclosure and always enjoy the enrichment that goes alongside making Euro predictions.
"We’re delighted to witness the meerkats predicting an England win in their first Euros game against Croatia this Sunday – a result the Drayton Manor team are all hoping for!"
Paul the Octopus shot to fame 11 years ago as he correctly predicted Spain would secure its maiden World Cup triumph.
Now bosses at Drayton Manor set up English and Croatian flags before releasing the meerkats into their enclosure.
After barely skipping a beat the majority of the animals headed to the England flag before the rest of their furry pals followed suit.
Not to be outdone, a pair of sea otters called Ola and Ozzy have got in on the act and predicted that the Three Lions will triumph in Sunday's big match.
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