Monday, April 25, 2005

Premiership and Champions' League Picks


Chelsea have to wait until this weekend to clinch, since Arsenal held off Spurs today. The bottom is a more interesting battle. I can't get a read on which team will stay up. Good battle for UEFA spots, too.

Last weekend - 6/10, 2 right scorelines (Steak and chips for me!). For the season 32/88, 3 right scorelines.

This week:

West Bromwich Albion v. Blackburn Rovers: 0-0. Rovers aren't letting much in right now.
Newcastle United v. Middlesbrough: 1-2. Newcastle mailing it in, Boro have something to play for.

Champions' League:

Two series which on paper are mismatches. I've gone back and forth on this for predictions. I just have a feeling like one of the underdogs is going to sneak into the final, but I can't tell which one.

AC Milan v. PSV Eindhoven: 0-0, PSV advance. OK, I'm taking a stand. PSV will pull the upset by first getting a decent result at San Siro and getting a goal or two at home next week. Milan are beaten up from the domestic season. PSV have clinched the Eredivisie. Why not?

Chelsea v. Liverpool: 3-0, Chelsea advance. It's been a nice run for Liverpool, but class is class and the Reds won't sneak up on Chelsea.