Predict the Premier League: Great times off the pitch for Blackburn, Chelsea and QPR
Blackburn Rovers and QPR are fighting for their lives to stay in the Premier League but Rovers fan Terry Kennedy and Hoops supporter Arjun Swaminathan are doing their best to lift the troops. Both men, along with Champions League finalists Chelsea - represented by Joe Tyler - topped our table with 18 points. But it wasn't such good news for our overall leader, Stoke City fan Phil Eccleston.
The Potter, and long-time leader, has found himself in the bottom three for his efforts in predicting the scores over the past two weeks. However, his points total of 10 hasn't affected his chances of winning the title - he is still 22 points clear of his nearest challenger!
Well we've got a lot to get through again so let's get cracking.
Cast your mind back to the weekend of April 21. Everyone was ready for Arsenal and Chelsea to go goal-crazy at the Emirates. Instead they served up one of the worst games the Premier League has ever witnessed. The goalless, drab draw caught many on the hop. Only 10 people thought it would end all square. Unsurprisingly, no-one went for a 0-0 result.
Aston Villa welcomed Martin O'Neill back to Villa Park and again goals were expected, but another goalless draw was served up. However, this was on the cards. A total of 16 pundits went for a draw, although only three gained maximum points.
Blackburn Rovers hosted Norwich City at Ewood Park and the Rovers gave their survival hopes a lift with a 2-0 win. A total of 18 went for a home win, but only QPR's Arjun Swaminathan and West Ham Expert Mitch Waddon got the score bang on.
Bolton took on Swansea City at the Reebok and the pair played out another draw. This time the score ended 1-1 and was predicted by nine pundits, seven of whom got the score spot on.
Fulham took on Wigan at the Cottage and the Latics were on top form after recent wins over Manchester United and Arsenal. Unfortunately they couldn't beat Fulham, going down 2-1. A total of 17 pundits went for a home win with eight of them getting the final score bang on the money.
Stoke City travelled to St James' Park and the Geordies made light work of the Potters, beating them 3-0. Thirty pundits expected the home side to claim the points but only Wolves fan Chris Cox went for that scoreline.
Another shock was on the cards when Spurs took on QPR at Loftus Road. The Rs sent Spurs home empty-handed thanks to a 1-0 win, a result that only four pundits had predicted, three of whom got the score spot on.
Manchester United played Everton at Old Trafford and were 4-2 but no-one could have predicted what was to happen. The Toffees came back to level the scores at 4-4, derailing United's title hopes. Four pundits, including myself, Liverpool's Mark Williams, Man City's Callum Rothwell and Fulham Expert Russell Goldman, got the outcome right but were miles off getting the score correct!
That left the door open for Manchester City to go within three points of the leaders and relegate Wolves at the same time. There was never any doubt that City would get the job done, the main concern was how many would they score? In the end two goals were enough, but nobody thought Wolves would hold keep the score respectable.
Liverpool welcomed Roy Hodgson back to Anfield and it was a happy return for the future England manager. The Baggies soaked up all of Liverpool's pressure and caught them on the hop to record their first win there for 45 years. Only two pundits picked up points here, West Brom's Andy Wakeman was rewarded with a point for his loyalty but Everton's Chris Goodwin marched off with all three. What a Sunday that was for Everton fans!
In midweek Aston Villa played Bolton Wanderers and the Wanderers left Villa Park with all three points. Only three pundits picked up points from this game, Chelsea's Joe Tyler and I gained maximum points for predicting a 2-1 away win while West Ham Expert Matthew Beeby picked up a point.
Last weekend saw more thrills and spills in the top flight. Everton smashed four past Fulham, a scoreline that nobody predicted but a result that was widely expected.
Stoke held Arsenal at the Britannia. Robin Van Persie cancelled out an early Peter Crouch goal to earn a share of spoils. A total of 12 pundits thought the score would end even, 11 of them going for a 1-1 draw.
Sunderland hosted Bolton and the Wanderers needed a result to keep their survival hopes alive. Owen Coyle's men left the Stadium of Light with a point following a 2-2 draw. Eleven people predicted a draw but no-one expected four goals.
Swansea hosted relegated Wolves and the pair shared the spoils in an eight-goal thriller. Swansea raced into a 3-0 lead and many were expecting a cricket score. Instead Wolves came back to pick up a point for Terry Connor. Unsurprisingly no-one predicted anything other than a home win.
West Brom played Aston Villa and the Baggies had the chance to put real pressure on Alex McLeish. Instead the pair shared the honours in another goalless draw. Ten pundits went for draw but nobody expected Foster and Given to come out on top.
Wigan played Champions League hopefuls Newcastle United and tore Alan Pardew's men apart. The Latics ran out 4-0 winners. You'll be pleased to know that no-one went for a 4-0 win - Christ they would have to be on some good medication to think that - but Arsenal's Don McMahon, Tottenham's Mike Richards and West Ham Expert Nigel Telfer went for a home win.
Liverpool headed to Norwich and left Carrow Road with all three points thanks to a glorious hat-trick by Louis Suarez. Only 11 pundits went for an away win, none of whom managed a perfect score.
Chelsea played QPR on the Sunday and hit Rangers for six. The majority of us went for a home win but no-one came close to the 6-1 final score.
Spurs played Blackburn and Harry Redknapp's men got their top four hopes back on track with a 2-0 win over Steve Kean's men. Twenty-four of us got the result correct, nine of them getting the score bang on too.
Manchester City hosted Manchester United in the biggest Manchester derby of all time on Monday night. City came out on top thanks to Vincent Kompany's header just before half-time. Twenty of our 36 pundits went for a home win but only Arsenal's Don McMahon and Tottenham's Mike Richards got the score spot on.
Finally this past midweek through up a number of shocks. Fulham recorded their first ever win at Anfield. A result that only our Fulham Expert Russell Goldman was brave enough to predict.
Stoke and Everton played out a 1-1 draw at the Britannia. Nine pundits expected a draw, seven of whom went for a 1-1 final score.
Chelsea took on Newcastle in a top four battle but the Champions League finalists came off worse. Papiss Cisse bagged three points with two sensational goals. Only three pundits went for an away win.
Spurs travelled to Bolton with both teams needing points for different reasons. Spurs' record at Bolton is terrible but the visitors ran out 4-1 winners. 15 of us went for an away win, but there were no maximum points to be had here.
Here is who scored what this past fortnight.