Mark Wahlberg struggles with Premier League team names as he predicts scores for Match of the Day
ACTOR Mark Wahlberg sparked giggles after struggling to pronounce the names of Premier League footie teams.
The Hollywood star was filmed predicting this weekend’s fixtures for Match of the Day.
Wahlberg, 47, first stumbled over Wolverhampton Wanderers versus Burnley — declaring: “Wow, these are some good names.”
Then he stunned fans by predicting “Boune-mouth versus “Leicester Square” instead of Bournemouth and rivals Leicester City.
Transformers actor Wahlberg then mispronounced Watford as “Waterford” before saying Manchester City would face Fullman — instead of Fulham.
The US star also struggled over “Brighton and Hove Albion”, preferring to read out the name of their opponents Southampton.
Predicting the winner of Monday’s clash, he said: “Er, lets say Southampton because I don’t know how to say that other name again.”
Wahlberg was appearing on a weekly predictions feature alongside MotD pundit Mark Lawrenson.
Match of the Day said on Twitter: “Mark Wahlberg’s Premier League predictions are wonderful.”
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The screen star had already provoked ridicule after revealing a punishing fitness regime that sees him get up at 2.30am to work out.
He was Hollywood’s top-paid actor in 2017 after finding rap fame in 1991.
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