Is Messi secretly playing our predictions league?
Such is the dominance of our predictions league leader that many on the Reuters soccer blog terraces are chanting – “Are you Messi in disguise?”
The Barcelona forward produced a mesmeric four-goal display against Arsenal just days after predictions league leader Paul Radford racked up four perfect guesses on last weekend’s Premier League fixtures.
Interestingly, he was among a flurry of panel members to correctly predict Manchester United 1-2 Chelsea.
Paul is streaks ahead as we approach the end of the season but can you outwit him and the rest of the panel? Remember it’s five points for a correct score and one for a correct result. Put your guesses in the comments section and then come back next week and tell us how you did.
United visit local rivals Blackburn but how will they react to the Chelsea loss and being dumped out of the Champions League by Bayern Munich? Wayne Rooney looks an injury doubt again.
Below are the panel’s updated scores and Premier League fixtures to predict for the next five days.
Reuters soccer blog panel scores: Paul Radford 324, Patrick Johnston 281, Mitch Phillips 272, Neil Maidment 261, Mark Meadows 242, Simon Evans 212, Kevin Fylan 204, Mike Collett 205, Julien Pretot 187, Martyn Herman 175, Asia Sports Desk 161, Sonia Oxley 135
Hull v Burnley
West Ham v Sunderland
Blackburn v Man Utd
Liverpool v Fulham
Man City v Birmingham
Wolverhampton v Stoke
Chelsea v Bolton
Aston Villa v Everton
Tottenham v Arsenal
Wigan v Portsmouth