posted on May, 9 2005 @ 03:59 PM
Well the regular season has ended and the lucky teams are:
It's Ipswich v West Ham, Preston v Derby...
A couple of tough games in which i can see Derby coasting through, they have lost one of the strikers (Rasiak) through injury but i think they are
just a bit too strong for Preston over the two legs. Derby beat them 3-1 at home on the last day and i think it should be a walk-over for them. Burley
has done a fantastic job since he became manager and it looked like they was going to get relegeted before he took them over.
The West Ham v Ipswich tie will be the tougher of the two. Ipswich are 2-1 favourites to win the play-offs outright but have looked ordinary at times.
They suffered a big blow in not getting automatic promotion and it could go two ways with them. It could hit them hard and lose thier form or come out
all guns blazing. West Ham will have to be at thier best and Pardew will have to get his tactics spot on. Over the two legs i can see West Ham pulling
it out of the bag...