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Premier Showdown - Feb 7-8

February 8, 2009

Now, this is just starting to get silly. Another win for Tommy Smyth at the weekend means he is now level with the Rest of the World and just 4.5 points behind Dale Johnson at the top!

This is certainly shaping up to be the most evenly contested Showdown ever. Who will come out on top?

Looking to find some form for the ROTW is Justin Aguero.

What do you have to tell us, Justin? "I am 14 years old. My dad is from Paraguay. My favorite club is Fenerbahce, and my favorite club(s) in England are Blackburn (because they have a Paraguayan), Hull and Manchester United. I am currently in eigth grade."

Let's get this challenge started!

Soccernet's Premier League Editor, Dale Johnson, and ESPNsoccernet Press Pass pundit Tommy Smyth take up the test.

They, along with the challenger, cast their eyes over weekend's top flight fixtures in England and predict how they think each game will turn out.

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 receives three points for their season's total. Should the challenger win, the total is added to the 'Rest of the World's' tally. In the case of a draw, the points are shared between those level on points.

Dale's prediction
Tommy says
Justin's pick
Result
Manchester City v Middlesbrough
2 - 0
2 - 1
1 - 1
1 - 0
Blackburn v Aston Villa
0 - 1
0 - 2
1 - 1
0 - 2
Chelsea v Hull City
4 - 0
1 - 1
2 - 1
0 - 0
Everton v Bolton Wanderers
2 - 0
2 - 1
1 - 2
3 - 0
Sunderland v Stoke City
2 - 0
2 - 2
0 - 0
2 - 0
West Brom v Newcastle
3 - 1
1 - 2
0 - 0
2 - 3
Wigan Athletic v Fulham
1 - 0
1 - 1
0 - 2
0 - 0
Portsmouth v Liverpool
0 - 2
1 - 2
0 - 2
2 - 3
Tottenham v Arsenal
3 - 3
2 - 1
2 - 2
0 - 0
West Ham v Man United
0 - 1
1 - 3
0 - 4
0 - 1
POINTS TOTAL >>>
11
10
3

Another great performance from Tommy, but Dale sneaks in for a much-needed victory courtesy of the correct score at Upton Park.

Table After Round 25
Dale: 30
Rest of the World: 22.5
Tommy: 22.5

Best week's total of season: 14, Dale Johnson

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

Send us your picks for the 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 Monday morning to find out who's taken the points.

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