Premier Showdown - Dec 9-11

December 11, 2006

Despite the midweek hiccup, the Rest of the World team return to form at the weekend and it was a stunning success for Rob Phillips. He was trailing until his prediction for the Monday night fixture was bang on and pulled him a point clear of Dale Johnson.

So the gap at the top grows smaller yet again and, after what seemed like a procession for Dale, it appears we have a battle on our hands.

Looking to keep the fine form going is Sushant Kaw.

Sushant is from Suva in Fiji and he supports Manchester United. He tells us: 'I like their style of play and my favourite players are Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo and Louis Saha. They are very exciting and great to watch. I am hoping that they can win the Champions League and the Premiership this season.'

Our contestant is a student at International School Suva and he is 14-years-old.

Each week one of our readers, or an ESPNSoccernet Press Pass viewer, will get the chance to challenge our two experts. They, along with the challenger, will cast their eyes over weekend's top flight fixtures in England and predict how they think each game will turn out.

Soccernet's Premiership Editor, Dale Johnson, and Press Pass pundit Tommy Smyth take up the challenge from our team.

Points are then awarded as follows:
• Three points for a correct result and scoreline

  • One point for a correct result

    After the weekend's scores are in and the result has been worked out, the winning pundit will receive three points for their season's total. Should the challenger win, the total will be added to the 'Rest of the World's' tally. In the case of a draw, the points will be shared between those level on points.

    Matches
    Dale's prediction
    Tommy says
    Sushant's pick
    Result
    Man Utd v Man City
    2 - 0
    2 - 1
    2 - 0
    3 - 1
    Blackburn v Newcastle
    2 - 1
    1 - 1
    1 - 2
    1 - 3
    Liverpool v Fulham
    2 - 0
    3 - 1
    2 - 1
    4 - 0
    Middlesbrough v Wigan
    0 - 0
    2 - 0
    1 - 1
    1 - 1
    Portsmouth v Everton
    2 - 1
    1 - 2
    1 - 2
    2 - 0
    Tottenham v Charlton
    3 - 0
    2 - 1
    1 - 0
    5 - 1
    Watford v Reading
    0 - 1
    1 - 1
    1 - 2
    0 - 0
    Bolton v West Ham
    2 - 2
    2 - 0
    2 - 0
    4 - 0
    Chelsea v Arsenal
    1 - 0
    2 - 2
    1 - 1
    1 - 1
    Sheff Utd v Aston Villa
    0 - 2
    1 - 2
    1 - 2
    2 - 2
    POINTS TOTAL >>>
    5
    6
    11

    A superb performance from Sushant sends our challenger to a famous victory - and it means the Rest of the World go from strength to strength. Could they be on top on Christmas Day?

    Score after 17 rounds:
    Dale: 26.5
    Rest of the World: 22
    Tommy: 2.5

    You can tune in to ESPNSoccernet Press Pass every Friday to see the picks revealed, and the previous week's results analysed. They will also be displayed here at Soccernet.

    So do you think you can beat the best of the best? Now is your chance to find out!

    Send us your picks for next weekend's fixtures, along with your name and a few details about yourself. We'll select one person each week to take on our experts for the right to be crowned the weekly winner!

    Then log on to Soccernet on Sunday evening to find out who's taken the points.

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