Louis Vuitton Predictions – Thurs 3rd May

A few things have been turned on their head already during this second round of matches, with racing being cancelled due to too much wind, and the Chinese scoring a famous and moral-boosting win over none other than the mighty BMW ORACLE!

However the table is starting to stabilise, with the teams in contention for the last semi-final berth needing a good run of results during the final seven matches.

Here are my predictions for todays flight 5:

Flight 5

  • United Internet Team Germany    -    Victory Challenge
  • BMW ORACLE Racing    -    Luna Rossa Challenge
  • Mascalzone Latino – Capitalia Team    -    +39 Challenge
  • Team Shosholoza    -    China Team
  • Desafío Español 2007    -    Emirates Team New Zealand

Here the local boys will be going all out to get an important victory against the Kiwis, with the other big match between the top of the table teams, BMW ORACLE and Luna Rossa.

I’m not sure I’ll be able to manage daily updates over the next few days, so here also are my picks for flights 6, 7 & 8:

Flight 6

  • Luna Rossa Challenge    -    Areva Challenge
  • Mascalzone Latino – Capitalia Team    -    United Internet Team Germany
  • Victory Challenge    -    +39 Challenge
  • Desafío Español 2007    -    China Team
  • Emirates Team New Zealand    -    Team Shosholoza

This flight will see Mascalzone Latino look to get on a roll towards a push for the 4th spot, whilst Team New Zealand will be hoping to avoid slipping up against the South Africans who won’t be fearing their opponents following the scalps they have already claimed.

Flight 7

  • Emirates Team New Zealand    -    United Internet Team Germany
  • China Team    -    Mascalzone Latino – Capitalia Team
  • Team Shosholoza    -    Desafío Español 2007
  • Areva Challenge    -    BMW ORACLE Racing
  • +39 Challenge    -    Luna Rossa Challenge

The top four teams will consider this a fairly comfortable day, if such a thing exists, however they won’t be taking their opponents lightly and will want to ensure they register another win.

Flight 8

  • United Internet Team Germany    -    Desafío Español 2007
  • Team Shosholoza    -    Mascalzone Latino – Capitalia Team
  • Emirates Team New Zealand    -    China Team
  • Areva Challenge    -    Victory Challenge
  • +39 Challenge    -    BMW ORACLE Racing

This will be a day for the middle table teams to look to gain ground over their direct competition, with much needed wins. It’ll be interesting to see who comes out on top.


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