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North London Derby, Six Nations, T20 Cricket - What We've Got This Weekend

North London Derby, Six Nations, T20 Cricket - What We've Got This Weekend
Friday,February 9,2018

North London Derby, England v Wales in the Six Nations and a T20 between Australia and England - it promises to be another fascinating weekend of top quality sport. That means there are thousands to won in prizes once again at i-pools, and here’s a look at the standout pools we’ve got coming up over the next couple of days:


Saturday 8:20am: Australia v England, T20 tri-series: England go into their second match of the tri-series needing a win to keep in touch with Australia, who have two wins from two after their comfortable five wicket victory on Wednesday.


With two games in New Zealand to follow, it won’t be an easy task to make the final, but this England team are more than capable. With the likes of Joe Root, Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow and Chris Woakes rested for the series, that gives the opportunity for others to step up, although only Dawid Malan and David Willey made the most of that opportunity with impressive performances on Wednesday. Australia are looking strong despite also resting plenty of big names and will be tough to beat at the MCG.


Our Fantasy Pick 5 gives you the chance to choose five players to make up your team, with no more than picks four per nation, while your Banker - or captain- will score double.


After his fine 50 on Wednesday, and impressing in the Ashes, Malan is a strong contender to make it into your team as batsmen, while I wouldn’t put it past David Warner to end his poor form with a big score, and he’s in our Master Blaster category, so too is Glenn Maxwell, who smashed an unbeaten century on Wednesday. Marcus Stoinis has been in excellent form recently and would be a good selection as all-rounder, while T20 specialist Andrew Tye and leggie Adil Rashid should be in contention to make it as your two bowlers, with Tye as Banker.


Saturday 12:30pm: Premier League Coupon - £500 guaranteed: Once again, our big money pool this weekend is our £2 Premier League Coupon, with at least £500 to be won in total prizes for predicting the results of all 10 Matchday 27 encounters.


It all starts with the big North London derby on Saturday afternoon, with a Spurs win scoring you two points and an Arsenal victory three. Recent history suggests that a draw, which will also score you three points, is the way to go for this one.


A home clash with Crystal Palace is the only type of game Everton have been winning so far this season after plenty of hidings against the top six, and they are a x2 multiplier to do so again, while a Brighton victory at x3 away to Stoke, looks a good bet.


A rejuvenated Swansea are x2 to beat a resilient Burnley, but you’d fancy them to make it five unbeaten in the league. Man City should see off Leicester, although the fact an away win would score you 10 points might tempt some of you to pick the Foxes.


Man Utd are just x1 to come away from Newcastle with maximum points, while there are plenty of players that can haunt old side Southampton, as Liverpool travel to St Mary’s as a x2 multiplier in our Coupon.


After two horror results, can Chelsea get back to winning ways at home to West Brom or will a draw at x5, or a Baggies win at x9 be what you pick to edge Antonio Conte closer to the exit?


Saturday 12:30pm: Tottenham v Arsenal: It’s always a fiesty affair as both sides attempt to claim bragging rights as North London’s finest. After their 2-0 defeat at the Emirates earlier in the season, Spurs will be desperate to avenge that loss and boost their top four prospects in the process.


A first win at Tottenham in the league in four years will put Arsenal just a point behind their rivals but defeat will surely leave themselves with too much to do in the race for Champions League football.


The additions of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan gives Arsenal plenty going forward but as we know, they have huge issues at the back that Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen and can pounce on.


We’re running a Match Pool for the game, with seven predictions to make, including predicting the match result. With three draws in the last five league meetings, a stalemate could well be the way to go for this one, although you wouldn’t rule out picking four or more goals to be scored, with both sides looking strong in attack.


Picking a goalscorer might be tough with plenty of options, including Kane at a x1 multiplier and Aubameyang at x2 to net in his first North London derby. Elsewhere, in our pick an event question, choosing Hugo Lloris to make five or more saves or a goal to be scored in added time in either half, seems like the best options.


Saturday 4:45pm: England v Wales, Six Nations: In a match that will go a long way to determining who wins the Six Nations, England and Wales face off at Twickenham in the standout clash of the tournament.


England are fresh off a comfortable 46-15 win in Italy, although they’ll be disappointed with conceding two tries. Two tries for Six Nations debutant Sam Simmonds was pleasing and England know that a win here will put them in a great position to make it three Six Nations titles in a row.


Wales are also coming into this one after a big win, seeing off Scotland 34-7, with Leigh Halfpenny bagging two tries. They’re unchanged for Saturday, while Jonathan Joseph and Danny Care return for England.


You must answer seven questions in our Match Pool, including predicting the match result, with England having a handicap of -10.5. Other questions include predicting what the first scoring play and winning margin will be and picking a player to score a try at anytime.


It’s action packed weekend of sport so don’t miss out on the chance to turn your sporting knowledge into BIG cash!


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