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Will Liverpool do United a favour? See what our predictions panel thinks

April 30, 2010

Liverpool will not be keen on helping Manchester United in their title bid but a victory over Chelsea on Sunday could push the Reds closer to that fourth Champions League spot.

A real dilemma for Liverpool fans, already battered and bruised by a poor season and Thursday’s Europa League semi-final elimination at the hands of Atletico Madrid.

Here is how our predictions panel sees Liverpool v Chelsea and the other fixtures in the coming week as we approach the season’s end. I’ll add in predictions as they land. If you fancy having a go then pop your guesses in the comments. Five points for the correct score, one point for the right result.

Reuters soccer blog panel table: Paul Radford 333, Patrick Johnston 295, Mitch Phillips 292, Neil Maidment 275, Mark Meadows 257, Mike Collett 230, Simon Evans 212, Kevin Fylan 204, Julien Pretot 197, Martyn Herman 175, Asia Sports Desk 161, Sonia Oxley 147, Miles Evans (relegated), Justin Palmer (relegated)

Saturday
Birmingham v Burnley: Paul Radford 3-0, Patrick Johnston 2-0, Mitch Phillips 3-1, Neil Maidment 3-0, Mark Meadows 2-0, Mike Collett 2-1, Simon Evans 1-1, Kevin Fylan, 1-2 Julien Pretot 2-1, Martyn Herman, Asia Sports Desk, Sonia Oxley 1-1,

Man City v Aston Villa: Paul Radford 1-1, Patrick Johnston 2-1, Mitch Phillips 2-0, Neil Maidment 2-1, Mark Meadows 1-1, Mike Collett 2-1, Simon Evans 2-2, Kevin Fylan 4-0, Julien Pretot 2-1, Martyn Herman, Asia Sports Desk, Sonia Oxley 1-0,

Portsmouth v Wolverhampton: Paul Radford 2-1, Patrick Johnston 0-1, Mitch Phillips 1-2, Neil Maidment 2-2, Mark Meadows 0-2, Mike Collett 2-1, Simon Evans 1-1, Kevin Fylan 1-1, Julien Pretot 3-2, Martyn Herman, Asia Sports Desk, Sonia Oxley 2-1,

Stoke v Everton: Paul Radford 1-1, Patrick Johnston 1-2, Mitch Phillips 1-0, Neil Maidment 0-2, Mark Meadows 2-2, Mike Collett 1-2, Simon Evans 2-2, Kevin Fylan 1-2, Julien Pretot 1-0, Martyn Herman, Asia Sports Desk, Sonia Oxley 0-2,

Tottenham v Bolton: Paul Radford 3-0, Patrick Johnston 3-0, Mitch Phillips 3-0, Neil Maidment 3-1, Mark Meadows 3-1, Mike Collett 2-0, Simon Evan 4 -0, Kevin Fylan 5-0, Julien Pretot 2-0, Martyn Herman, Asia Sports Desk, Sonia Oxley 3-0,

Sunday
Fulham v West Ham: Paul Radford 2-0, Patrick Johnston 2-1, Mitch Phillips 0-1, Neil Maidment 0-1, Mark Meadows 0-1, Mike Collett 1-1, Simon Evans 2-1, Kevin Fylan 1-1, Julien Pretot 0-2, Martyn Herman, Asia Sports Desk, Sonia Oxley 1-2,

Liverpool v Chelsea: Paul Radford 0-2, Patrick Johnston 1-2, Mitch Phillips 0-1, Neil Maidment 0-2, Mark Meadows 2-1, Mike Collett 1-2, Simon Evans 1-2, Kevin Fylan 1-4, Julien Pretot 2-1, Martyn Herman, Asia Sports Desk, Sonia Oxley 2-1,

Sunderland v Man Utd: Paul Radford 1-1, Patrick Johnston 1-2, Mitch Phillips 0-1, Neil Maidment 0-1, Mark Meadows 1-2, Mike Collett 1-2, Simon Evans o-3, Kevin Fylan 1-2, Julien Pretot 1-1, Martyn Herman, Asia Sports Desk, Sonia Oxley 1-3,

Monday
Blackburn v Arsenal: Paul Radford 0-2, Patrick Johnston 1-1, Mitch Phillips 0-2, Neil Maidment 1-1, Mark Meadows 1-2, Mike Collett 0-3, Simon Evans 1-2, Kevin Fylan 0-2, Julien Pretot 0-3, Martyn Herman, Asia Sports Desk, Sonia Oxley 0-0,

Wigan v Hull: Paul Radford 3-0, Patrick Johnston 2-0, Mitch Phillips 2-1, Neil Maidment 2-0, Mark Meadows 0-0, Mike Collett 3-1, Simon Evans 2-0, Kevin Fylan 2-1, Julien Pretot 2-2, Martyn Herman, Asia Sports Desk, Sonia Oxley 1-0

Wednesday
Fulham v Stoke: Paul Radford, Patrick Johnston, Mitch Phillips, Neil Maidment 0-2, Mark Meadows 1-1, Mike Collett, Simon Evans, Kevin Fylan, Julien Pretot, Martyn Herman, Asia Sports Desk, Sonia Oxley,

Man City v Tottenham: Paul Radford, Patrick Johnston, Mitch Phillips, Neil Maidment 1-2, Mark Meadows 1-3, Mike Collett, Simon Evans, Kevin Fylan, Julien Pretot, Martyn Herman, Asia Sports Desk, Sonia Oxley,

PHOTO: Liverpool’s Dirk Kuyt reacts after their Europa League semi-final defeat against Atletico Madrid in Liverpool, northern England April 29, 2010. REUTERS/Phil Noble

Comments

Chelsea played the game perfectly. Carlo Ancelotti has called on his Chelsea players to keep their emotions in check in order to make certain of the Premier League title. 09:03

 

Liverpool is having a very bad season this year. There should not be hope, which I had, for them to win over Chelsea. The title should be in Chelsea hand now for this season.

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Mexico officially has thrown its support behind the United States’ bid to host either the 2018 or 2022 World Cup. 21:15

 

Looks like France has a chance. France appears favored to host football’s European Championship in 2016 after UEFA published evaluations of the three bidding nations. 20:23

 

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