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That Was The Weekend That Was

That Was The Weekend That Was
Monday,April 16,2018

Shocks galore, a third Premier League crown for Man City and more IPL drama - it was another busy weekend of sporting action, especially if you played our array of pools with plenty paid out in prizes. Our Premier League Matchday 34 Coupon and Fantasy games are still live with West Ham v Stoke still to play, and here’s how they currently stand:


Premier League Coupon: It looks as if FlopMyNutz will be taking home the £200 first prize in the £2 Coupon, who is currently five points clear of tristan chaplin, who can’t overtake the leader with a draw only worth three points if it comes through for him. FlopMyNutz has picked West Ham to see off Stoke and considering none of Nutz’ nearest competitors have gone for an away win, the £200 is all but set to go their way.


West Brom’s shock win at Old Trafford made the biggest difference, scoring Nutz 18 points as Banker, the same for tristan in second and sue123 in third. Other correct predictions for Nutz included wins for Chelsea, Burnley, Palace and Liverpool.


Fantasy 5-A-Side: Although tristan chaplin can’t win the Coupon, he is set for the £50 first prize in our £2 5-A-Side. Tristan is five points clear of second place whose five players have already played, and jonmoreno in fourth is the nearest user with a player in tonight’s game - Diouf - still to play but the Stoke forward will need to have a blinder in order to help overturn the 28 point gap between jon and Tristan.


Tristan is leading thanks to Ben Foster scoring 64 points in goal as a x2 and Banker option, as he helped West Brom keep a clean sheet in their fine 1-0 win at Man Utd. Mohamed Salah scored his 30th league goal of the season as Liverpool beat Bournemouth 3-0, scoring tristan 14, while Ryan Fraser and Romelu Lukaku added just two points each.


Pick of the Match Pools: Man City’s 3-1 win against Spurs went a long way in helping to seal their third Premier League crown, with an impressive performance at Wembley. Gabriel Jesus and Ilkay Gundogan put City 2-0 up inside half an hour, although Christian Eriksen continued his fine run of form to reduce the deficit. But City continued to dominate and despite missing a sitter moments before, Raheem Sterling sealed the win and virtually the title. MattHeasman turned his match predictions into £40 in our pool, banking a City win, picking four or more goals to be scored and Sterling to net at anytime.


Newcastle pulled off a surprise result, albeit against a much changed Arsenal side who have now lost five league games in a row on the road. Alexandre Lacazette put the Gunners ahead but goals from Ayoze Perez and Matt Ritchie made it four consecutive wins for the Toon to all but confirm their Premier League status. Kevsreds45 was the winner in our Match Pool, scoring 120 points for Banking a Newcastle win and adding 60 after picking Perez to score.


But the shock of the weekend saw bottom of the table West Brom pull off a stunning 1-0 victory at Old Trafford, to hand City the title and left them still standing in their unlikely bid to avoid the drop. Jay Rodriguez scored the only goal of the game and it was Kevsreds who was victorious once more, with West Brom as Banker scoring 360 of his 440 total points.


IPL Fantasy Pick 5 Match Pools: The IPL continued this weekend with some fine encounters, including Delhi Daredevils chasing 195 at defending champions Mumbai Indians. Suryakumar Yadav made 53, while Ishan Kishan smashed 44 to get Mumbai to 194-7 which seemed below par after a fine start, scoring 102 runs in the first nine overs. But England opener Jason Roy’s belligerent 91 off 53 in his first IPL outing of the season, supported by Rishabh Pant’s explosive 47 off 25, led the Daredevils to a seven wicket win off the last ball. Pdathert picked up £55, for their winning team of Roy, Evin Lewis, Daniel Christian, Mayank Markande and Trent Boult.


There was another cracker on Sunday, as Kings XI Punjab edged past Chennai Super Kings by just four runs, thanks to Chris Gayle’s 33 ball 63 setting up the hosts. After reaching 75-0 in the powerplay, Kings XI would have been disappointed with 197-7, although the Super Kings were always behind the run rate, until MS Dhoni launched an assault on the bowling, when all looked lost needing 55 from three overs. He helped smash 38 runs in two overs leaving 17 to win off the final over but narrowly missed out on taking his team home, but ended not out on 79 from 44. SPA’s team of Ambati Rayudu, Gayle (Banker), Ravi Jadeja, Andrew Tye and Shardul Thakur saw them win £50 of the guaranteed £100 in our Pick 5.


Best of the rest: Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo secured a surprise victory in the Chinese Grand Prix, with Lewis Hamilton finishing in fifth. David2110 was the victor in our Pick 6 for the GP, with Hamilton and Ricciardo helping David get his hands on £50. Withnail won the Weekend Quickie for nine correct predictions on the weekend’s action, including Sunrisers Hyderabad to beat Kolkata Knight Riders, Celtic to be leading Rangers at half-time and full-time and both teams to score as Chelsea beat Southampton 3-2.


What’s coming up this week at i-pools: There’s midweek Premier League Match Pools to play as Brighton host Spurs tomorrow night, and Bournemouth take on Man Utd on Wednesday, along with daily IPL Pick 5 Fantasy pools. It’s a double header of Premier League Darts action with a full round of fixtures Wednesday and Thursday, with more big guarantees to be won!


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