World Cup calling
We had one question and one question only we really wanted to ask Jeff Stelling and Tubes today...
Last Updated: 27/06/10 12:58pm
Throughout the 2010 World Cup we'll be asking the Sky Sports experts to put their reputations on the line and tell us the outcome of the day's fixtures.
But we won't just be asking the football pundits. We'll be inviting friendly faces from across the Sky Sports family to give us their thoughts on the upcoming action.
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In case you've been living on the moon today is the day England lock horns with old foes Germany again, so we thought we'd turn to two proud Englishman for their thoughts.
We had one question and one question only to put to Soccer Saturday's suave host Jeff Stelling and Soccer AM's lyrical genius Tubes.
Well, actually we had two, but here's what they had to say...
Germany v England
JEFF: It's going to be tight inevitably. Everybody eulogised about Germany after the Australia game but I just think they caught them cold and now they have found a more realistic level. They're a decent side - better than I actually thought they would be - but defensively they don't look that great and I am sure they can be got at. England were pitiful in their first two games, but it improved massively against Slovenia. In Jermain Defoe we have a goalscorer who looks sharp and in James Milner we have finally found a brilliant crossed of the ball. This will be more of a test of course, but it's one I think we can pass. Germany 0-1 England
TUBES: I really think this is going to be the game that Wayne Rooney finally comes alive. He's going to be bang up for it and so are the rest of the team and if I was a betting man I'd put money on him to score first. Germany have looked pretty good so far, especially Mesut Ozil, so it'll be tight and nervy as always with England and I reckon it'll go down to the wire - just hopefully not penalties! Germany 1-2 England
Argentina v Mexico
JEFF: This should be a great game. Argentina look fantastic going forward, but we haven't seen them stretched at all at the back and I've no doubt that is their Achilles heel. The question is can the Mexicans put them under pressure back there? They have been impressive I think and they're a little unlucky to be meeting Maradona and his men this early on. They have a rotten record against Argentina as well and I can only see that continuing, but they do have a goal in them. Argentina 3-1 Mexico
TUBES: Everyone wondered what Argentina would be like after a pretty poor qualifying campaign by their standards but they've been by far the best team in South Africa so far. Mexico have looked alright but I think they could get a footballing lesson today. And any team that can afford to still play Juan Sebastian Veron in the middle of the park and not worry must be good! They call him the 'Little Witch' but with the amount of bandaging he has on these days he looks more like a mummy to me! Argentina 3-0 MexicoScroll down and use the feedback box to give us your predictions!
|Match||Result||Pundit / prediction||Guest / prediction|
|USA v Ghana||1-2 (aet)||Charlie Nicholas 2-1||Sarah-Jane Mee 2-0|
|Uruguay v South Korea||2-1||Charlie Nicholas 2-1||Sarah-Jane Mee 2-1|
|Swizterland v Honduras||0-0||Matt Le Tissier 1-1||Adam Smith 1-0|
|Chile v Spain||1-2||Matt Le Tissier 0-1||Adam Smith 0-1|
|Portugal v Brazil||0-0||Matt Le Tissier 0-2||Adam Smith 1-2|
|North Korea v Ivory Coast||0-3||Matt Le Tissier 0-3||Adam Smith 0-1|
|Slovakia v Italy||3-2||Phil Thompson 0-2||Phil Clarke 1-0|
|Paraguay v New Zealand||0-0||Phil Thompson 3-1||Phil Clarke 2-0|
|Denmark v Japan||1-3||Phil Thompson 1-1||Phil Clarke 2-3|
|Cameroon v Holland||1-2||Phil Thompson 0-2||Phil Clarke 0-3|
|Australia v Serbia||2-1||Jamie Redknapp 0-2||Georgie Thompson 0-1|
|Ghana v Germany||0-1||Jamie Redknapp 1-2||Georgie Thompson 1-2|
|USA v Algeria||1-0||Jamie Redknapp 1-1||Georgie Thompson 2-1|
|Slovenia v England||0-1||Jamie Redknapp 0-2||Georgie Thompson 0-2|
|Greece v Argentina||0-2||Garry Birtles 0-4||Michael Atherton 0-3|
|Nigeria v South Korea||2-2||Garry Birtles 2-1||Michael Atherton 2-0|
|Mexico v Uruguay||0-1||Garry Birtles 1-1||Michael Atherton 1-1|
|South Africa v France||2-1||Garry Birtles 2-1||Michael Atherton 1-0|
|Spain v Honduras||2-0||Paul Walsh 2-0||Barry Cowan 4-1|
|Chile v Switzerland||1-0||Paul Walsh 2-0||Barry Cowan 1-0|
|Portugal v North Korea||7-0||Paul Walsh 1-0||Barry Cowan 3-0|
|Brazil v Ivory Coast||3-1||Chris Kamara 2-1||Keith Arthur 3-2|
|Italy v New Zealand||1-1||Chris Kamara 2-0||Keith Arthur 2-0|
|Slovakia v Paraguay||0-2||Chris Kamara 0-1||Keith Arthur 1-2|
|Cameroon v Denmark||1-2||Alan Smith 0-1||Miles Harrison 1-1|
|Ghana v Australia||1-1||Alan Smith 1-1||Miles Harrison 1-2|
|Netherlands v Japan||1-0||Alan Smith 2-0||Miles Harrison 3-1|
|England v Algeria||0-0||Paul Merson 3-0||Bumble 3-0|
|Slovenia v USA||2-2||Paul Merson 0-2||Bumble 1-0|
|Germany v Serbia||0-1||Paul Merson 2-0||Bumble 2-0|
|France v Mexico||0-2||Alan McInally 0-1||Ewen Murray 2-0|
|Greece v Nigeria||2-1||Alan McInally 0-2||Ewen Murray 1-1|
|Argentina v South Korea||4-1||Alan McInally 2-1||Ewen Murray 2-2|
|South Africa v Uruguay||0-3||Charlie Nicholas 1-1||Charlie Webster 0-1|
|Spain v Switzerland||0-1||Charlie Nicholas 2-0||Charlie Webster 3-0|
|Honduras v Chile||0-1||Charlie Nicholas 1-3||Charlie Webster 1-3|
|Brazil v North Korea||2-1||Matt Le Tissier 4-0||Stuart Barnes 2-0|
|Ivory Coast v Portugal||0-0||Matt Le Tissier 1-2||Stuart Barnes 2-2|
|New Zealand v Slovakia||1-1||Matt Le Tissier 0-2||Stuart Barnes 0-3|
|Italy v Paraguay||1-1||Jamie Redknapp 1-0||Glenn McCrory 1-0|
|Japan v Cameroon||1-0||Jamie Redknapp 1-1||Glenn McCrory 0-3|
|Holland v Denmark||1-0||Jamie Redknapp 2-1||Glenn McCrory 2-1|
|Germany v Australia||4-0||Peter Beagrie 2-1||Sid Waddell 3-0|
|Serbia v Ghana||0-1||Peter Beagrie 2-1||Sid Waddell 2-3|
|Algeria v Slovenia||0-1||Peter Beagrie 0-2||Sid Waddell 0-2|
|England v USA||1-1||Jeff Stelling 2-0||Stevo 2-1|
|Argentina v Nigeria||1-0||Jeff Stelling 3-1||Stevo 4-1|
|South Korea v Greece||2-0||Jeff Stelling 1-1||Stevo 3-2|
|Uruguay v France||0-0||Phil Thompson 0-2||Nasser Hussain 0-1|
|South Africa v Mexico||1-1||Phil Thompson 1-1||Nasser Hussain 0-1|