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That Was The Weekend That Was

That Was The Weekend That Was
Monday,April 30,2018

With just weeks left of the season, the Premier League action stepped up a notch this weekend, as a hatful of teams battled for their lives in a bid to avoid the drop. The same can be said across our array of pools for matchday 36, which continue into tonight with Tottenham still to play Watford, as well as games we ran for plenty of other sports.


Here’s a look at how the pools stand ahead of tonight’s Monday Night Football:


Premier League Coupon: It’s between Billy50w and tristan chaplin as to who scoops the majority of the £500 guaranteed, which is dependent on the outcome of tonight’s game at Wembley. Billy50w currently leads the way, with two of his entries sitting joint top on 18 points and will win the £2 pool outright if Watford can hold Spurs to a draw which will score five points or if Spurs win. But if Watford pull of an unlikely victory, tristan chaplin, who is currently 34th, will score 18 points in total as the Hornets would score double as his Banker. That will take him to 27 points, the same as Billy50w’s second entry, which means Billy is due to finish joint top at worst.


Billy is top mainly due to Banking a draw between Liverpool and Stoke, which scored eight points as the struggling Potters managed to hold a Liverpool side with one eye on their Champions League semi-final with Roma. West Brom’s impressive 1-0 win at Newcastle scored four points, while wins for Southampton, Chelsea, Man City and Man Utd bagged a point each.


Five-A-Side: Withnail160 looks set for £55 in the £2 pool, leading the way by 25 points and with Harry Kane still to play which could well mean even more points coming their way. Upsetter8 in joint second has Jan Vertonghen in their team but will need the Spurs defender to play a blinder in order to overhaul the 25 point deficit.


Stoke stopper Jack Butland scored Withnail 56 points as Banker and a x2 multiplier, thanks to helping keep a clean sheet at Anfield. James Tarkowski scored 10 points as Burnley also kept a clean sheet in their goalless draw against Brighton, while Wilfried Zaha bagged 19 points after scoring in Palace’s 5-0 thrashing of Leicester.


Match Pools: West Ham still remain in danger after champions Man City powered their way to a 4-1 win at the London Stadium. Despite already wrapping up the league, City named a strong side and were 2-0 up inside 30 minutes, through Leroy Sane and an own goal from their legendary defender Pablo Zabaleta. Ryan Cresswell’s free kick gave the Hammers a glimmer of hope but goals from Brazilian’s Gabriel Jesus and Fernandinho sealed the victory in style. Tristan chaplin picked up just under £40 in our Match Pool, after picking City to win, Banking five or more goals to be scored and Nicolas Otamendi to pick up a card at anytime.


Man United left it late to spoil Arsene Wenger’s last trip to Old Trafford. Henrikh Mkhitaryan equalised on his United return, after Paul Pogba’s first half opener but it was substitute Mourine Fellaini who headed in the winner in stoppage time just moments after Marcus Rashford thought he had won it for the hosts. AndyMiller75 took home £45 for predicting a Man Utd win, three or more goals to be scored, Pogba to score at anytime and a sub to score.


IPL Fantasy Pick 5 pools: It was another big weekend of IPL action, starting with reigning champions Mumbai Indians beating leaders Chennai Super Kings by eight wickets, to keep their top four hopes alive. Suresh Raina’s unbeaten 75 helped Chennai make 169-5 which always seemed below par, and while Evin Lewis and Suryakumar Yadav gave Mumbai a solid start, it was skipper Rohit Sharma who ensured victory with an unbeaten 56 off 33 balls. TOWIF was victorious in our £2 Pick 5, securing £50 for his team of Yadav as Captain, Raina, Krunal Pandya, Harbhajan Singh and Mayank Markande.


Sunday’s big match saw Kolkata Knight Riders see off Royal Challengers Bangalore by six wickets to leave the beaten hosts with a tough task to make the play-offs. Skipper Virat Kohli’s 68 not out was key to RCB’s 175 but Chris Lynn held his nerve despite a uncharacteristic slow knock of 62 off 52, to seal an impressive victory with five balls to spare. Rukshan picked up £51 for finishing top of our Pick 5 for their team of Nitish Rana, Kohli as Captain, Andre Russell, Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal.


Azerbaijan Grand Prix Pick 6: In a dramatic finish, Lewis Hamilton ended up winning the Azerbaijan Grand Prix after several things went his way. Valtteri Bottas was leading before suffering a puncture, while Sebastian Vettel through away his long time lead and Red Bull team mates Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen were involved in a collision.


Our Pick 6 pool was won by SteakNChips, with Hamilton, Kimi Raikkonen, Kevin Magnussen, Sergio Perez, Lance Stroll and Marcus Ericsson making up their team.


What’s coming up this week at i-pools: It’s a big week of European semi-final action, with the Champions League second legs between Roma and Liverpool and Real Madrid v Bayern Munich taking centre stage, alongside Arsenal’s Europa League tie with Atletico Madrid, with Match Pools to play for each. There’s another Premier League Darts Predictor to play Thursday with more than £1,000 to be won in total prizes as usual, while there’s also IPL Fantasy games to play each day.









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