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That Was The Weekend That Was

That Was The Weekend That Was
Monday,November 26,2018

It was quite the weekend of sport, with the Premier League returning - now here to stay - while both the England rugby and cricket teams recording impressive victories. Spurs blew away Chelsea in the highlight of Matchday 13, which still has a game left to play, as Newcastle travel to Burnley in tonight’s Monday Night Football. That means all our big money Premier League pools will be paid out at the conclusion of that crucial relegation scrap, and here’s a look at the current leaders:


Premier League Coupon: Jazzle is set for big winnings in our £2 Coupon, with three of their entries sitting in the top three in the standings.They’re set for at least £300 of the £500 guaranteed, with no one able to catch their top two entries, seeing as all three outcomes in tonight's match is worth three points, but Jazzle is six points ahead of their nearest competitor. Jazzle scored eight points for Banking a draw between Man Utd and Palace, with Roy Hodgson’s men frustrating United at Old Trafford to earn a goalless draw. They also scored five points for correctly predicting a Huddersfield win at Wolves, and three a piece as Fulham and Spurs were both victorious.


Fantasy 5-A-Side: Madwilf is looking good to scoop just under £60 in our guaranteed pool, considering most the other contenders don’t have anyone left to score points. Wayne Hennessey scored 34 points as a x2 multiplier, helping Palace keep a clean sheet at Old Trafford. Defender Christopher Schindler bagged 48 points as Banker, as Huddersfield shut out Wolves during their impressive 2-0 victory. Gylfi Sigurdsson added 14 points after scoring the only goal in Everton’s 1-0 win against Cardiff, and Raheem Sterling 19, netting in Man City’s 4-0 win at West Ham. Harry Kane’s goal against Chelsea was worth 11 points to Madwilf’s team.


Beat the Streak for £1million: Jazzle’s weekend could get even better if Burnley pick up a much needed win against Newcastle. A home victory will make it 13 consecutive winners in our Matchday 1 Beat the Streak, meaning they’ll be just seven away from scooping the £1million Jackpot. It will be a tough ask if they do make it through, with all of the big six already used up, but you wouldn’t put it past Burnley to keep Jazzle's dream alive. In our week 13 pool, Everton were the most successful pick, with 16 moving through as the Toffees edged past Cardiff, while 26 players fell at the first hurdle, backing either Man Utd or Wolves. It’s still not too late to chance your arm for the Jackpot, with another game to play this weekend.


Match Pool round-up: Spurs were simply too good for Chelsea on Saturday evening, cruising to a 3-1 win, which could have easily been more. Dele Alli and Harry Kane put Tottenham 2-0 up before 20 minutes had been played, and the hosts missed a bucket full of chances before Son’s fine individual goal wrapped up the points early into the second half. A late Olivier Giroud consolation put gloss on what was a humbling defeat for Chelsea, who saw their unbeaten record well and truly shattered Jamietis was the victor in our £2 pool, claiming £32 for Banking a Spurs win and picking Alli to score at any time. A Spurs Banker and Kane to score was how Withnail160 picked up £128 for sweeping our £10 and £25 games.


Arsenal extended their unbeaten run to 17 with a narrow 2-1 victory against Bournemouth. The Gunners took a fortunate lead through a fluke of an own goal from Jefferson Lerma, but Joshua King levelled things up just before the break. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s eighth league goal of the season won it for Arsenal, even though the Cherries came close with a late Lerma effort which struck the post. Seanlw19 secured £30 in our £2 pool, while paullovatt won more than £60 in our £10 and £25 pools, Banking an Arsenal victory.


Huddersfield earned a surprise 2-0 win at Wolves, thanks to an Aaron Mooy double, which helped ringsender pick up £37 in our £2 game for Banking an away win, with clivercooper scooping just under £100 in our higher stake pools.


Sri Lanka v England 3rd Test: England completed an impressive 3-0 whitewash in Sri Lanka, despite the hosts putting up more of a fight this time around. Jonny Bairstow scored 110 on his return to the side, as England recorded a competitive 336 in their first innings. Sri Lanka were sitting pretty at 200-3 but collapsed to post just 240, with Adil Rashid taking 5-49. Despite coming in with his side in a spot of bother, Jos Buttler played smartly for his 64 as England climbed up to 230 second time around, setting Sri Lanka an unlikely 327 for victory. And it looked like all hope was lost as they ended day three 53-4, but an 86 from Kusal Mendis, and 65 for Roshen Silva put the hosts back in contention, until a flurry of wickets left them struggling. However, number 11 Malinda Pushpakumara smashed an unbeaten 42 but four wickets each from Jack Leach and Moeen Ali eventually sealed a 42 run win and a 3-0 whitewash.


Chesterman69 secured a narrow seven point victory in our £2 Pick 5 to win £30, with Karunaratne, Root, Ali, Foakes and Pushpakumara, as Banker, making up their team. Dilruwan Perera as Banker helped Paullovatt win £45 in the £10 game, scoring 330 points after taking eight match wickets. In our series long Fantasy Perera as Banker also helped The Young Pretender to £30, while DirtyTackle scooped £33 in our series Predictor, thanks to Banking a 3-0 win for England.


England v Australia Match Pool: Eddie Jones’ England ended the autumn internationals on a high, with an impressive 37-18 victory at Twickenham. Jonny May’s early try put the hosts ahead, before a try from Israel Folau helped level things up at 13-13 going into the break. But second-half tries from Elliot Daly, Joe Cokanasiga and Owen Farrell saw England score 24 points after half-time, to seal a dominant win to round off a decent autumn campaign.


Paullovatt was the big winner in our Match Pools, winning all three to bag £88, with an England win coming through as Banker, as well as picking May to score a try.


It’s a big week of football with the Champions League Matchday 5 taking centre stage, and you can play all our big money pools here.


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