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50-50: Liverpool vs. Real Madrid

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By ESPN Staff
Apr 27, 2009

Premier Showdown - Apr 25-27

Dale Johnson picked up the points last weekend moving him three rounds clear of the Rest of the World at the top of the table. Just five rounds remain and the ROTW have a lot of work to do to claw back the situation.

Who do we welcome into the comfy predictions chair for this weekend's exciting batch of matches? Why it's Ivan Markus who hails from Sydney in, er, Australia. Ivan says: " Hi there. I am liverpool supporter for 50 years and 75 years young. I watch liverpool games whenever they are broadcast which is usually between 10-5 in the mornings. "I wouldn't miss Press Pass because it so entertaining." Tommy is looking a little embarrassed and sheepish in the corner. Let's play!

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
Ivan's pick
Result
Bolton v Aston Villa
2 - 0
1 - 2
1 - 2
1 - 1
Everton v Manchester City
2 - 0
2 - 1
3 - 1
1 - 2
Fulham v Stoke City
1 - 0
1 - 1
2 - 1
1 - 0
Hull City v Liverpool
1 - 1
0 - 3
0 - 2
1 - 3
West Bromwich v Sunderland
2 - 1
1 - 1
1 - 2
3 - 0
West Ham United v Chelsea
0 - 1
1 - 2
2 - 2
0 - 1
Man United v Tottenham
3 - 1
2 - 0
2 - 1
5 - 2
Arsenal v Middlesbrough
4 - 0
2 - 0
3 - 0
2 - 0
Blackburn Rovers v Wigan
0 - 0
2 - 2
1 - 2
2 - 0
Newcastle v Portsmouth
1 - 1
1 - 1
1 - 1
0 - 0
POINTS TOTAL >>>
10
7
5

With all three pundits going for the draw at SJP it's yet another win for Dale - and he's now four rounds up with four rounds to go. The bell is tolling.

Table After Round 34
Dale: 45
Rest of the World: 33
Tommy: 24

Best week's total of season: 15, 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.

Submit your entry for Premier Showdown:
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