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That Was The Weekend That Was

That Was The Weekend That Was
Monday,March 19,2018


FA Cup, Premier League and the conclusion of the Six Nations - it was another busy weekend of sport with thousands paid out in prizes once again at i-pools.


Here’s a look at the big winners from the past couple of days:


Premier League Coupon: There were only four games played in Matchday 31, which started and ended on Saturday. In our £2 Coupon, you had to predict the result and how many goals would be scored in each match, and which game would see the earliest goal scored. Blackie edged to a narrow one point win over Tristan Chaplin, to scoop the £95 first prize. The only difference in the two users’ predictions was Tristan going for under 2.5 goals to be scored in Bournemouth’s vital 2-1 win against West Brom, with Blackie on the overs. Everton’s 1-0 win at Stoke scored Blackie six points as Banker, while Crystal Palace’s crucial victory at fellow strugglers Huddersfield, bagged a further three points for the pool winner.


FA Cup Quarter-Final Coupon: It was a three way tie for first place in our £2 pool, with MattHeasman, BookieBasher and The Professor all taking home £45.53. All three players made eight out of eight correct predictions, including picking expected wins for Spurs, Man Utd, Southampton and Chelsea, while correctly answering whether or not both teams would score in each match. Southampton’s 2-0 win at League One Wigan scored MattHeasman and The Professor four points as their Banker, while Chelsea’s extra time success at Leicester bagged bookieBasher double points.


Fantasy 5-A-Side Pools: We ran separate 5-A-Side games for both the FA Cup and Premier League games this weekend. The Yog picked up £32 in our £2 FA Cup game, with a tight two point victory. Sergio Romero scored 18 points in goal, thanks mainly after keeping a clean sheet in Man Utd’s 2-0 win against Brighton. Erik Lamela was their captain, and scored 40 points after a fine display in Tottenham’s 3-0 victory at Swansea, including finding the net to make it 2-0.


In our £2 Premier League pool, Tristan Chaplin and Shaunfoster1 finished joint top, with both players scoring 98 points for picking Mohamed Salah, who scored four against Watford, as their captain. Both users also scored 12 points with Mamadou Sakho as their defender, and a further 20, thanks to Everton’s forward Cenk Tosun scoring a brace in their 2-1 win at Stoke.


Match Pools: We start our Match Pools round-up at the Liberty, as Spurs cruised to a 3-0 win against Swansea, to keep their hopes alive of an FA Cup triumph, thanks to a brace from Christian Eriksen and Lamela also getting on the scoresheet. Tag777 was victorious in our Match Pool, thanks to picking Spurs to win and Banking Eriksen to score at anytime.


Jaguar80 won our £2 Liverpool v Watford pool, with Salah scoring four times in a sensational 5-0 thrashing of the Hornets, and Jaguar correctly predicted a home win, Salah to score at anytime and for five or more goals to be scored.


Despite a valiant effort, third tier Wigan were defeated 2-0 by Southampton, with Hojbjerg and Soares scoring second half goals. Paullovatt was the victor in our Match Pool for this one, while The Yog won £40 in our Leicester v Chelsea game. Pedro’s extra-time winner secured narrow progression for the visitors, in a tight game that saw Vardy cancel out Morata’s opener, and Yog correctly predicted an away win and three or more goals to be scored.


Six Nations Pools: Ireland made it a St Patrick’s Day to remember, by securing just their third Grand Slam, with a 24-15 win against England at Twickenham. Tries from Garry Ringrose, CJ Stander and Jacob Stockdale put Ireland 21-5 ahead and Jonny May’s last gasp try for England only acted as scant consolation, as Eddie Jones’ men slipped to a third straight defeat to end their Six Nations campaign in lowly fifth.


The Yog continued their winning run by taking home £22 in our Match Pool, by Banking an Ireland win and picking Stander to score a try at anytime. Willhhall scooped more than £25 by winning our week 5 Predictor, correctly predicting Italy v Scotland to see the most points scored, with the Scots winning 29-27, and Banking 13-15 tries to be scored across the three games.


Arnold Palmer Invitational - Fantasy Fourball: Rory McIlroy picked up his first victory in 18 months as he won the Arnold Palmer Invitational, after carding an eight-under par 64 to finish three ahead of Bryson DeChambeau. Justin Rose ended up third while Tiger Wood continued his recent good form, finishing joint fifth. Liebe scooped £105 in our Fourballs £2 pool, with their winning team consisting of McIlroy, Patrick Reed, Ryan Moore and Chesson Hadley.


What’s coming up this week at i-pools: The international break means there’s not much football until England play Holland in a friendly on Friday, which we have a Match Pool for. The first New Zealand v England Test takes place this Thursday, with a Predictor and Pick 5 for you to play, while there’s more than £1,000 to be won in total in our weekly Premier League Darts Predictor!










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