No time for rest as 10 approaches

The top five on Matchday 9 in the McDonald's FIFA World Cup Predictor all impressively passed the 600-point mark. Costa Rica's josemancr emerged victorious, his 627 points leaving runner-up Roquemerson 18 adrift.

On the overall leaderboard, diegojuva moved into the driving seat. Second-placed ilirqorri is breathing down the Colombian's neck, though, and trails him by only three points. Josedust8a managed to hold on to third, albeit by only eight points.

It's now time to turn your attention to Matchday 10 - the deadline is 00:00 GMT, 10 June 2009 - and takes a closer look at what's on its menu.

South American duel: Ecuador-Argentina
Ecuador must try to turn around poor home form of late when Argentina visit Quito. After grinding out a hard-fought 1-0 win over Colombia, Diego Maradona's men appear to have put their 6-1 defeat in Bolivia firmly behind them and are strong favourites at 63 per cent to win. Ecuador, for their part, carry only a 15 per cent chance of victory.

Last FIFA World Cup™ qualifying meeting: Argentina 1-1 Ecuador (Buenos Aires, 1 June 2008)
FIFA World Cup qualifying head-to-head record: Played (9), Ecuador (2 wins), Argentina (6), Draws (1)

The long shot: Honduras-El Salvador
After upsetting Mexico, El Salvador will now try to cement their third-placed position by beating Honduras. This match could have a significant impact on who takes the final direct qualification spot in North, Central America and Caribbean Zone.

Last FIFA World Cup qualifying meeting: Honduras 5-0 El Salvador (San Pedro Sula, 2 September 2000)
FIFA World Cup qualifying head-to-head record: Played (12), Honduras (6), El Salvador (4), Draws (2)

The showdown for second: Finland-Russia
The main contenders for second place in Europe Group 4's square off this matchday. Can Finland contain Guus Hiddink's men, or will Russia prove too strong? The odds are heavily in Russia's favour at 70 per cent to win on the road.

Last FIFA World Cup qualifying meeting: Russia 3-0 Finland (Moscow, 15 October, 2008)
FIFA World Cup qualifying head-to-head record: Played (3), Russia (3), Finland (0)

Korea Republic-Saudi Arabia
They may have already qualified, but Korea Republic will need to prepare for an intense encounter when Saudi Arabia descend on Seoul. A Saudi victory would leapfrog them into the second available qualifying seat in Asia's Group 2. Saudi Arabia are massive underdogs at ten per cent to win, but a shock result would return 90 points.

Last FIFA World Cup qualifying meeting: Saudi Arabia 0-2 Korea Republic (Riyadh, 19 November 2008)
FIFA World Cup qualifying head-to-head record: Played (5), Korea Republic (2), Saudi Arabia (2), Draws (1)

Matchday 10 Fixtures (6 June)
FYR Macedonia-Iceland
Korea Republic-Saudi Arabia
Honduras-El Salvador
Mexico-Trinidad and Tobago