Dale Johnson had Kieran Richardson to thank for his victory last week, with his consolation for Sunderland handing Dale a correct scoreline and the biggest score of the season to date. That means the Rest of the World lead by three points now. And our current champion Tommy Smyth is clearly still swimming in the Guiness he swilled in the name of glory. Looking to keep the Rest of the World in the clear is Ray Boyce who hails from Co. Clare in Ireland. Dale's being ganged up on by the Irish here! Ray tells us: "I'm a Leeds die-hard and dying hard ... A country boy (well 40 years young), and draw pictures for a living (Graphic Designer). I'm a Premier League neutral and therefore I forecast with my brain and not my heart, a formidable advantage!" Game on!
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.
An impressive weekend of scores but it's Dale who just edges out Ray as he predicted a draw at Sunderland.
Table after Round 7
Rest of the World: 10.5
Best week's total of season: 11, Dale Johnson
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!