Predictions from the writers of UFL News Hub for week 4 of UFL football. For the first time this season, every single matchup features a cross-divisional clash as all 4 games feature an XFL Division team facing a USFL Division team. The Memphis Showboats will travel to St. Louis to take on the Battlehawks to kick off the weekend’s slate of games on Saturday. St. Louis had over 40,000 fans for their home opener in week 2.

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Saturday, April 20 | 12:30 PM ET | St. Louis, MO | The Dome at America’s Center | ABC | ESPN Xtra on SiriusXM

The Memphis Showboats will have a difficult test on the road in the Dome to take on the Battlehawks. The Showboats are coming off a beatdown in which they lost by the largest margin of defeat in any game so far this season. On the flipside, the St. Louis Battlehawks have just moved up into first place in the XFL division after a key divisional win on the road vs San Antonio.

It’s a matchup in which both teams have very good quarterbacks with Case Cookus for Memphis and A.J. McCarron for St. Louis. Memphis has greatly struggled to protect their quarterback this season and are coming off a game in which they allowed 8 sacks against the Birmingham pass rush. Additionally, Memphis’ run game has often been insufficient and they only provided 20 yards of run support last week.

Memphis hopes to get back to .500 and end a 2 game losing slide but they will have to do so against a formidable opponent in a very difficult place to play as the visitor.

Writer’s Pick: 89% St. Louis


Saturday, April 20 | 7:00 PM ET | Birmingham, AL | Protective Stadium | FOX* | FOX Sports on SiriusXM

The DC Defenders are fresh off a come-from-behind victory over the Arlington Renegades in what was a rematch of the 2023 XFL Championship. The Birmingham Stallions are on a ten-game winning streak that began in week 6 of the 2023 USFL season. Birmingham has 15 sacks in their last 2 games. DC at times has struggled to protect their quarterback Jordan Ta’amu although his mobility helps to negate the effects of pressure. DC will need to be on top of their game in order to give the Stallions their first loss of the season.

Birmingham leads the league with the most points scored and the fewest points allowed. Quarterback Alex Martinez looked good for them last week on his way to 334 passing yards.

Writer’s Pick: 67% Birmingham


Saturday, April 20 | 7:00 PM ET | San Antonio, TX | The Alamodome | FOX* | FOX Sports on SiriusXM

The Michigan Panthers are coming off their best game of the season in which the offense had its most cohesive game so far. The defense has been strong in every game so far for Michigan which is why the Panthers currently have the 2nd fewest points allowed. E.J. Perry’s decision-making against Houston was on point as he was effective both through the air and on the ground.

San Antonio not only lost their first game of the season last week, but they also likely lost their quarterback for the rest of the season as Chase Garbers suffered an injury. Presumably, Quinten Dormady will now be under center for the Brahmas. San Antonio saw good production from their runningbacks John Lovett and Anthony McFarland last week but they will be up against a strong run defense this week.

Writer’s Pick: 67% Michigan


Sunday, April 21 | 2:00 PM ET | Houston, TX | Rice Stadium | FS1 | FOX Sports on SiriusXM

The Arlington Renegades lost a game last week in which they had a 2-score lead heading into the 2-minute warning. The Renegades are arguably a better team than their record would indicate as they have looked like a strong team at times with good play from their offense. Against DC in week 3 the Renegades had 419 total yards to DC’s 259 total yards and dominated time of possession but they failed to close out the game with a win.

The Houston Roughnecks have struggled to get their offense going at times and are also coming off a loss in which they allowed 34 points which was by far their most points allowed in a game so far this season. Houston has gone through some adversity on the injury front as they lost Jarrett Guarantano in week 2 as well as running back Kirk Merritt. Quarterback Reid Sinnett played well against the Panthers but his team was unable to provide much run support which was also a theme for Houston’s offense in week 1.

Writer’s Pick: 89% Arlington

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Jonathan Clink
Jonathan Clink will work as UFL News Hub's primary correspondent covering the Michigan Panthers for the 2024. He has written over 250 articles covering the Canadian Football League prior to joining UFL News Hub. Clink is originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba and currently lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He has a background in several other sports as well having played soccer, basketball, and hockey competitively.

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