Friday, May 25, 2007

Coca-Cola Championship

This Monday, May 28 (Memorial Day here in the US), West Bromwich Albion and Derby County will square off to determine the third team to join Birmingham City and Sunderland in the Premiership next season. Beautiful new Wembley Stadium in London will host this game, which is sure to be hotly contested as two Midlands rivals clash for the third time this season.

The two teams split their two games earlier this season; each squad won on their own home ground. These meetings took place much earlier in the season (Nov. 4 and Dec. 2) however, and I have a feeling this third game will be the best one of them all considering the stakes.

The game will be televised at 9 AM on Setanta and is a must-watch for true soccer fans. Games in the Championship are often very high-paced, up and down affairs and so this should be a good 90 minutes of action.

Personally, I'm tabbing West Brom to win this game, as they've been on solid form lately (4 wins in a row). A Derby win would not surprise me in the least because these types of games are always unpredictable, so it should be a great game to sit down and enjoy this Monday.

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