Two stood out from the crowd in Round 34 of the FIFA World Leagues Predictor, with gadim1979 ultimately overcoming his rival by a single match, while a new leader emerged on the overall standings.
gadim1979 guessed eight from the ten matches on the weekend's menu. Away wins in featured games from the Brazil, Bulgaria, China PR and the USA returned him 84 points on average, and he also collected handsomely from the match of the week: indeed, anticipating both the scoreline and result for the AC Milan-Juventus contest earned the Argentinian 178 points.
Runner-up Zizo10 narrowly missed out on first place. Had he backed Bidvest Wits, Chelsea or Shakhtyor to win, he would have pinched first place and, consequently, a signed FIFA World Cup™ winner's jersey. However, the Jordanian won't dwell on his near miss for too long as, in third overall, his sights are clearly set on winning this season's competition and claiming the biggest prize of all: a trip for two to the FIFA World Player Gala 2009.
Third-placed gyslain was, in fact, the highest scorer in Round 34 for pure predictions. Had the Cameroonian attempted to claim bonus points, he might have won the round.
With just three rounds left, there is a new name at the top of the leaderboard. kammer has finally dethroned Saururrex, bringing to an end a reign that spanned 19 rounds. The German will, however, have to watch out for Zizo10, who has proved capable of producing big scores. In third, the Jordanian trails the new pacesetter by 408 points.
There may only be three rounds left of FIFA World Leagues Predictor 2009, but it's never too late to play. Make your predictions before the Round 35 deadline and you could win a signed FIFA World Cup winner's jersey.
Round 35 (16 & 17 May)
Dinamo Minsk-Naftan Novopolotsk (Belarus)
Real Salt Lake-Kansas City Wizards (USA)
Manchester United-Arsenal (England)
Atletico Mineiro-Gremio (Brazil)
Urawa Red Diamonds-Gamba Osaka (Japan)
Atletico Madrid-Valencia (Spain)
Lanus-Rosario Central (Lanus)
FC Copenhagen-Brondby (Denmark)