Tommy's Smyth's latest three-point haul puts the Press Pass pundit on the brink of a first-ever Premier Showdown title. Tommy is now 10.5 points clear with only 15 points available. It means that if Tommy wins this weekend's round he will be the new champions with four rounds to spare. That's some victory. Joining Dale Johnson in trying to stop him is Steve Lim, as the Rest of the World look for a rare victory. Steve tells ESPNsoccernet: "I was born in Singapore, I'm 52 years of age, and live in California, USA with my wife and two daughters. I am a software engineer by profession. "I lived in the UK between 1984 and 1992. I have been a Manchester United fan since 1968 when they won the European Cup. If was after I learned about how they rebuilt themselves after 1958 to reach that point that I became a total fan. People argue that was the golden age of United football with Charlton, Law and Best, but, much as I love that team, I disagree, because that was only one squad. "I think the present era under Sir Alex Ferguson is, for the longevity and the consistency with which so many squads have been playing at the highest level. "It is all due to the manager. Anyway, that is to sum up my passion for English football. I love following the Premier League!"
Let's check out those predictions.
For each round of Premier League action we invite one reader to take on Press Pass pundit 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.
A big win for Dale Johnson as he picks up three correct scorelines. But is it too little, too late?
Table after Round 34
Rest of the World: 16.5
Best week's total of season so far: 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!