Kroezero may have finished the opening weekend a lofty 333 points off the pace, but masterful picking over the next two has ensured he heads the FIFA World Leagues Predictor. Successful employment of his joker, used to predict Deportivo's 2-1 win over Real Madrid, was central to his 475-point return from Round 3.
The Dutchman's ascent nevertheless pales in comparison to his nearest rival's. Umpiredice managed a paltry 110 points from Round 1, but his latest haul of 626 - the highest in this season's competition - won him a national team jersey signed by a FIFA World Cup™ winner and propelled him to within six points of the leader. The consistent proficiency of Mexico's tigue5 and kammer of Germany means they sit third and fourth respectively, with Jamaican bigdice and Egypt's Mido99 sharing fifth.
Now another ten matches await your predictions. So, who will win the battles between English football's two most successful clubs, the sides that finished second and third in France last term, and two of Germany's fiercest enemies? These are among the questions you must answer before midnight CET on Friday.
Round 4 (13 & 14 September)
Liverpool-Manchester United (England)
Borussia Dortmund-Schalke (Germany)
Beitar Jerusalem-Maccabi Tel Aviv (Israel)
Boca Juniors-Independiente (Argentina)
Gamba Osaka-Nagoya Grampus Eight (Japan)
Primeiro de Agosto-Sagrada Esperanca (Angola)