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Premier League Beat The Streak For £1million: Matchday Four Preview

Premier League Beat The Streak For £1million: Matchday Four Preview
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Thursday,August 30,2018
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Another week of Premier League action means there’s another Beat the Streak for £1million to play! Matchday four gets underway Saturday lunchtime with Leicester v Liverpool, which is the deadline for you to get your week four selections in, whether you’re still in one of our existing games or are starting from scratch. As it’s the last weekend of matches before the first international break of the season, don’t hang about or you’ll be waiting at least two weeks until you can start your journey to becoming a millionaire.

 

For those new to the game, the rules are simple. Pick a team to win their Premier League match each week to progress to the next matchday, while 20 consecutive winners bags you the £1million. You can only pick the same team once, which means you must be shrewd with your selections. Also, there’s no need to hit the panic button if you get eliminated early, with a new game to play for the first 19 matchdays of the season.

 

Are you just 17 weeks from glory?

 

Just over 100 players, out of 218, are still standing from our week one game, picking three consecutive winners which means they’re now 17 away from glory. Those with the big boys still to pick have a huge advantage, and there’re players with all six still left in the bank.

 

Withnail160 and Krawlin1 have both very shrewd with their selections so far, both picking Bournemouth, Leicester and Fulham, who beat Burnley 4-2 in week three to record their first win of the season, which we also tipped in last week’s blog. That means they’re still yet to back one of the big six, and there’s also a case for all six to be left alone this week too, but more on that later.

 

But virtually every other player has used up two or three of the top six already, meaning they’ve got to be even more careful going forward.

 

Liverpool was the most popular pick across our three pools last weekend, and they didn’t let anyone down despite a narrower than expected 1-0 victory against Brighton. The second most popular was Arsenal, who gave plenty of you a fright when Marko Arnautovic put West Ham ahead at the Emirates after 25 minutes. But goals from Nacho Monreal and Danny Welbeck, alongside an own goal from Issa Diop, eventually sealed victory and your safe passage through to matchday four.

 

Who are you backing in week four?

 

With most the big six facing tricky away ties, it might be best to stick to another side this weekend, given you have to pick every team to get your mitts on the million.

 

Although they’ve made a perfect start to the season, Liverpool travel to a Leicester side who have six points from a possible nine, so it’s probably best to save the Reds until they come up against a lesser team.

 

Spurs travel to Watford with both sides boasting perfect records, while struggling Man Utd face a trip to Burnley, and picking either side especially away from home, isn’t without risks. Arsenal might not find it straightforward to come away from Cardiff with all three points, as Neil Warnock’s men have proven to be stubborn opposition so far, which makes the Gunners another top six side to avoid.

 

You’d back Man City to overcome Newcastle, and should be considered if you don’t mind using up the champions at this early stage, the same can be said for the unbeaten Chelsea who host Bournemouth.

 

But our tip for this week, and i’m sure one that will prove popular, is Everton who host lowly Huddersfield. Big spending Toffees have made a fairly decent start to the season, with a 2-1 win against Southampton sandwiched between 2-2 away draws at Wolves and Bournemouth. With the likes of record signing Richarlison, Theo Walcott, Cenk Tosun and new signing Bernard in attack, Marko Silva’s men won’t be short of goals and are still counting on Lucas Digne and Yerry Mina to make their debuts and no doubt shore things up at the back.

 

Huddersfield have made a poor start to the season, shipping a total of nine goals against Chelsea and Man City, while failure to score against Cardiff in last week’s goalless draw makes it look likely that David Wagner’s men will be in for a season of struggle, especially with no real quality enforcements.

 

Everton seem virtual bankers for this one and might not get an easier home match all season, albeit on paper, but is that enough for you to back them? Pick your team to win here and good luck on your journey to £1million!

 

 

 

 
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