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That Was The Weekend That Was

That Was The Weekend That Was
Monday,February 5,2018

Thrilling. Dramatic. Controversial. It’s safe to say that best describes the weekend’s sporting action, which was of the highest quality. It was a thrilling end to Superbowl LII, a dramatic and controversial finish at Anfield, while there was also Six Nations and Big Bash final cricket to enjoy.


As usual, we were the place to be to get close to the action, with plenty paid out in prizes, and here’s who won what:


Premier League Coupon: Tonight’s Monday Night Football between Watford and Chelsea means all our Premier League games, including our £500 guaranteed £2 Coupon, are still live with plenty that can change.


Tristan Chaplin currently leads the way and is set for £200, providing it ends all square, with a draw worth three points. A Chelsea win will see HanFDog join Tristan Chaplin by splitting first prize, with an away victory worth a point in our Coupon, which would take HanFDog to 23 points, the same as Tristan. But if Watford cause an upset, LaPlonk in 12th will win the pool, with the Hornets as their Banker worth 10 points that will take them to 27.


Both Tristan Chaplin and HanFDog scored 10 points for Banking a draw between Burnley and Man City, which came through thanks to Gudmundsson’s late equaliser for the hosts. Both players also scored three points each for draws between Crystal Palace and Newcastle, and Liverpool against Spurs.


Fantasy 5-A-Side: Tristan Chaplin also leads the way in our 5-A-Side and is on course for £50, but doesn’t have any players left to score him points, whereas his nearest competitors do. Petespunt in third still has Azpilicueta to play, and with points awarded for a clean sheet and each tackle made, could still make up the 12 point gap from Tristan. ShaunFoster1 in joint third has Courtois as their goalkeeper, who could also score plenty of points to claim first prize.


Tristan had Huddersfield keeper Lossl in goal, who scored 40 points as a x2 multiplier and Banker, despite their 2-0 defeat at Man Utd. Midfielder Gross scored 16 points after scoring in Brighton’s 3-1 win against West Ham, while Kane added seven thanks to his last gasp equaliser for Spurs in that classic at Anfield.


Match Pools: As usual we ran Match Pools for each televised Premier League match, starting with Burnley’s surprise 1-1 draw at home to Man City. Danilo put City ahead after 22 minutes with a fine strike, but Sterling will still be wondering how he missed from two yards which proved costly as Gudmundsson’’s late equaliser earned Burnley a deserved point. Ballj was the winner in our £2 game, winning up £30 after Banking a draw, picking two or fewer goals to be scored, 10 or more corners to be taken and Gundogan to be booked at anytime.


But the match of the weekend took place at Anfield, which will live long in the memory. All the big talking points took place in the final 10 minutes, long after Salah’s early opener.


First, substitute Wanyama fired in one of the goals of the season, before Kane missed a penalty that he won after being taken down by Karius, in what many are calling a soft decision. Minutes later, Salah’s sublime run put Liverpool 2-1 up in stoppage time, before Spurs were given another penalty, again controversially, although there was contact between Van Dijk and Lamela. Kane made no mistake second time around, to score his 100th Premier League goal and end this enthralling battle 2-2. Trevor2655 won £40 for correct predictions, including scoring points for a draw, four or more goals to be scored, and Banking a penalty to be scored.


Big Bash Final: Adelaide Strikers won their maiden Big Bash League crown, by seeing off Hobart Hurricanes by 25 runs. Jake Weatherald struck 115 off 70 balls to help Adelaide make an imposing 202-2 off their 20 overs, and despite a brisk 68 from player of the tournament D’Arcy Short, Hobart left themselves too much to do in the closing stages and could only muster 177-5.


We ran a Fantasy Pick 5 for the final, in which Ballj was victorious thanks mainly for picking Weatherald who scored 370 points as Banker. Peter Siddle also scored big as Bowler 1, with his 3-17 bagging 118 points.


Six Nations: The Six Nations got underway on Saturday, with Wales securing a comfortable 34-7 win against Scotland, before Ireland’s last gasp 15-13 victory in France. England were big winners in Italy, winning 46-15, thanks to tries two tries each from Anthony Watson and Sam Simmonds, along with a try a piece for Owen Farrell, George Ford and Jack Nowell.


We ran a Match Pool for each game, including the win for England, with Southee9 picking up £25 for six correct predictions, including Banking an England win who had a handicap of -18.5, an England try as the first scoring play and Watson to score a try at anytime.


Superbowl LII: A fine weekend of sport was rounded off by the Philadelphia Eagles winning the Super Bowl for the first time, with a 41-33 win in a thriller against the New England Patriots.


Zach Ertz’s touchdown with less than three minutes left put the Eagles into a five-point lead that helped them see out the win, that was led by an outstanding display from quarterback Nick Foles.


There were 90 entries in our £2 Match Pool, which had £250 guaranteed and it was Withnail160 who secured the £112 first prize. This included scoring 40 points for choosing the Eagles to win, Banking 68 or more points to be scored and picking LeGarrette Blount to score a touchdown at anytime.


What’s coming up this week at i-pools: The football Match Pools to play this midweek include FA Cup 4th Round replays between Swansea and Notts County, and Spurs v Newport, while there’s a Pick 5 to play as Australia face England in the second match of their T20 Tri-Series on Wednesday. There’s more big money to be won in our Premier League Darts Week 2 Predictor, with nearly £2,000 in guarantees alone, so make sure you stick with us if you want to turn your sporting knowledge into big cash!




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