They thought Crone/Poirier could win gold over Davis/White back at Skate Canada 2008 as well. Biggest ever for me.The British Eurosport guys have proven to be curious in their commentary recently. While they certainly are appealing in that they don't generally exhibit bias, they have really been off at certain competitions in terms of predicting who will score well. They seem to be governed by anything from personal preference for particular styles, status/standing, or even by a less than solid understanding of the current rules. That does not mean they don't know skating. Obviously they do. But, like Scott Hamilton, they seem to judge it at times based on no longer used standards.
They favored D/W over V/M at the Olympics in both the OD and FD.
They reversed themselves at 2010 Worlds.
The favored V/M in the FD at 2011 Worlds.
Now they apparently favored W/P over D/W??? I can only imagine that they preferred the dramatic concept to traditional ballroom on ice. Considering the era in which they competed, that's somewhat understandable I suppose.
I love the Brits' commentary, but they go completely off the rails with their predictions sometimes.