Monday, November 21, 2011
Premier Showdown - Nov 19-21
Tommy Smyth is now well and truly back in the game after securing back-to-back victories in style.
Jermain Defoe's 95th minute goal - virtually the last kick before the international break - earned the win. It takes Tommy's haul to 23 prediction points in the last two game weeks - the two highest scores of the season.
He's still got work to do to claw back the gap to the Rest of the World team, who still hold a tidy advantage. Taking part when the Premier League resumes is Vaibhav Kathuria from New Delhi in India.
Vaibhav tells us: "I'm a high school student from India and a big Chelsea fan. I watch every Chelsea game and even repeat telecasts of games I've already watched.
"All of my friends are Manchester United supporters and I'm the lone Chelsea fan but I always protect my club's honour! I love football and basketball. Up the Blues!"
Let's check out those predictions.
For each round of matches we invite someone to represent the Rest of the World and take on Press Pass' Tommy Smyth and ESPNsoccernet journalist Dale Johnson in our predictions game.
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 Showdown 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 tally. In the case of a draw, the points are shared.
Dale gets three correct scorelines and sets the top score for the season in holding off Vaibhav.
Table after Round 12
Rest of the World: 16.5
Best week's total of season: 12, Tommy Smyth
Final table 2010-11
Rest of the World: 22.5
Best week's total of season: 13, Tommy Smyth (from eight fixtures).
So do you think you can beat the best of the best? Now is your chance to find out!