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That Was The Weekend That Was

That Was The Weekend That Was
Monday,October 29,2018

Tonight’s huge clash between Tottenham and Man City means all our big money Premier League matchday 10 pools will be paid out after the final whistle at Wembley. But there was still plenty won besides here at i-pools, in our Match Pools, Sri Lanka v England T20, £500 guaranteed Saturday Racing Pick 9 and our Mexican Grand Prix Fantasy games. First though, here’s a look at how our Premier League pools stand:


Premier League Coupon: FlopMyNutz is on course for £300 in our £2 pool, providing Man City get the win at Wembley. Their two entries are tied for first place, with a City victory worth two points, which will seal the big win. However, a draw will see mfcgadge back in 14th take first prize, as a stalemate is worth six points as Banker, enough to win the pool by one point. With not many of you backing Spurs, TristanChaplin and Towif back in joint 47th will split the biggest share of the guaranteed £500, with a home win worth eight points. Flop currently leads the way after correctly predicting seven results so far, including a draw between Southampton and Newcastle - worth six points as Banker - and wins for Brighton, Bournemouth, Liverpool, Watford and Chelsea.


Fantasy 5-A-Side: It looks like our guaranteed pool is also set for a tie, with DirtyTackle and kennyluck127 joint top with 102 points each. Only Tag777 has a realistic chance of overtaking the joint duo, with Ederson in goal needing to score nine or more points to win the pool outright. The top two picked exactly the same team, with Ben Foster scoring 19 points for keeping a clean sheet in Watford’s 3-0 win against Huddersfield. Marcos Alonso also kept a clean sheet as Chelsea beat Burnley 4-0, scoring 12 points, while Mohamed Salah scored 44 as Banker after netting in Liverpool’s comfortable 4-1 victory at home to Cardiff.


Beat the Streak for £1million: Four players are halfway to £1million after picking their 10th consecutive winner in our Matchday 1 pool. With all of the big six used up, the four players went for Watford at home to Huddersfield, with the hosts cruising to a 3-0 victory. Bookiebasher is out after backing Arsenal, who were held 2-2 against Crystal Palace Selhurst Park. It’s only going to get harder for the four left, with all the big six unavailable for selection, so it might not be too long before some more hopes are dashed. Watford were also the most popular choice in our Matchday 10 game, with Liverpool following in second. Remember, there’s a brand new game to play until Matchday 19, starting with one this Saturday.


Match Pool round-up: Arsenal’s 11 match winning streak was ended, as Crystal Palace held the Gunners to a 2-2 draw. Luka Milivojevic put the Eagles ahead from the penalty spot on the stroke of half-time, before a spectacular strike from Granit Xhaka and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s controversial finish, turned the game around. But Xhaka turned from hero to zero, clumsily giving away a late penalty from which Milivojevic made no mistake to rescue a deserved point. Hippodrome picked up £30 in our Match Pool, after backing a draw and four or more goals to be scored.


Man Utd edged past Everton 2-1, to make it three unbeaten in the league. Anthony Martial won a dubious looking penalty, but Paul Pogba had his initial spot kick saved by Jordan Pickford, before following in on the rebound. Martial’s sublime strike put United well in control, although Everton had plenty of big opportunities to get back in the game. They finally did as Gylfi Sigurdsson converted a late penalty, but Jose’s men held on for a crucial three points. Southee9 won £55 in our Match Pool, correctly predicting a Man Utd victory, three or more goals to be scored and Banking Pogba to net at anytime.


Sri Lanka v England T20 Pick 5: England completed the limited overs leg of their tour in Sri Lanka with a comfortable victory in the only T20. After being asked to bat, Jason Roy led the way with a 36 ball 69, while Moeen Ali smashed 27 off 11, as a stop start batting display still took England to a decent total of 187-8. Early wickets left Sri Lanka in tatters, as Joe Denly’s part time leg spin saw him take 4-19 on his return to international cricket. Adil Rashid also chipped in with 3-11, and it was only Thisara Perera’s 57 that that put up any resistance, as Sri Lanka fell to a 30 run defeat.


Mike was victorious in our Pick 5, taking home £60, with Denly scoring 294 points as Captain, while Perera (91) and Rashid (112) were the other big scorers.


Mexican Grand Prix Pick 6: A fourth place finish was enough for Lewis Hamilton to win his fifth F1 World Championship, putting him joint second in the all time list of successful drivers. Hamilton only required a seventh place finish if Sebastian Vettel was victorious, but the German finished second behind Max Verstappen, with Kimi Raikkonen third. In our Pick 6, mfcgadge picked up more than £30 for finishing top of our £2 pool, with both Hamilton and Verstappen scoring big for their team, alongside Charles Leclerc, Nico Hulkenberg, Marcus Ericsson and Stoffel Vandoorne.

Saturday TV Racing Pick 9: For the first time ever, we ran a Pick 9 for the TV Racing on Saturday, which had £500 guaranteed. Hoofaround69 won more than £200 of the prize fund in total, with three of their entries finishing in the top five. Relentless Dreamer scored their winning entry 600 points as NAP, with the 16/1 outsider winning the 2:00pm at Cheltenham.



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