Reid to see Little joy for Rokerites

PUBLISHED : Friday, 31 January, 1997, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 31 January, 1997, 12:00am

MANCHESTER United fan Mark Studwicke is this week's hopeful hitman trying to pin top tipster Tim Bredbury to the wall.

Mark, 22, is chasing Tim's 13 point haul which has proved unassailable for our other tipsters to date.

One point is awarded for a correct result (home win, draw or away win) with three points for an exact scoreline.

Here are Mark's predictions: Aston Villa 2 Sunderland 1: Villa being such an organised team at home, even after the FA Cup defeat by Derby County, should be able to take care of shot-shy Sunderland to give Peter Reid a few more worries.

Blackburn 1 West Ham 1: Blackburn are on a good run. But the pressures the FA Cup exit have putWest Ham under could see the Londoners bounce back and take something from Ewood Park to give Harry Redknapp a little lifeline.

Derby County 1 Liverpool 2: Liverpool are another side looking to come back from a bad FA Cup experience and they should do so against Derby.

Everton 1 Nottm Forest 1: Forest's revival to stutter here with Joe Royle getting a welcome point as he tries to put the Blues back on course.

Leeds 2 Arsenal 2: Even though Arsenal have the personnel to win the championship, they will get no favours from George Graham who seems to have put together a team of draw specialists.

Man Utd 4 Soton 0: United getting back to league business should have too much firepower for Graeme Souness' men and Alex Ferguson will be out for a degree of revenge after the last result at The Dell. It won't be 6-3 but it will be enough.

Sheff Weds 3 Coventry 1: After being held by Woking, it is going to be another struggle for Gordon Strachan's men as Wednesday are still climbing the table.

Tottenham 1 Chelsea 1: A London derby where previous form doesn't really count. Spurs will be looking to add some grit to their performance to stop a rampant Chelsea side whose foreigners are in such good form and who have Mark Hughes out to show his worth.

Wimbledon 3 Boro 2: This should be a cracking match with Wimbledon looking to get the points to cement a European place and Middlesbrough needing the points to climb from the relegation zone.

Newcastle 4 Leicester 0: Even with no money to spend, Newcastle should be far too strong for Leicester with everyone at St James' Park trying to impress Kenny Dalglish.