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Will You Turn Your Premier League Predictions Into Big Prizes In Our Matchday 8 Pools?

Will You Turn Your Premier League Predictions Into Big Prizes In Our Matchday 8 Pools?
Thursday,October 4,2018

Before the Premier League takes another two week pause for the international break, the drama of what is already shaping up to be a fascinating season continues this weekend, but earlier than usual. Matchday eight gets underway Friday night with Brighton hosting West Ham, which means all our big money pools close earlier than normal, so there’s no time to mess about getting your entries in!


With more than £1,000 to be won in guarantees alone, and another £1,000,000 to play for, here’s a look at our Matchday eight offerings, and just how your selections might pan out:


Premier League Coupon: There’s £500 up for grabs if you play for £2 for predicting the results of all 10 games this weekend. Each correct prediction is worth 10 points, multiplied by the figure in brackets, ie a West Ham win at Brighton would score you triple points at x3. Your Banker scorers double and if you bag the most points, you’ll scoop the biggest share of the prize pot.


Beat the Streak for £1million: Got what it takes to turn £1 into £1million? Our Beat the Streak requires you to pick a team to win their match each week, with 20 consecutive winners bagging you the £1million Jackpot. You can only pick the same team once, so shrewd selections and keeping hold of the big six, or using them when you really need them, are the aims of the game. There’s a brand new game to play each week for the first 19 weeks of the season, giving you plenty of opportunities to go for the £1million.


Match Pools: We’ll be running these for each of the five televised games this weekend, with seven questions to answer. These include predicting the match result, how many goals will be scored, picking a player to score at anytime, an event to occur and the minute of the first goal. If you play any of these for £1 more, you’ll be in with a shot of up to nearly £8,000 in our Progressive Jackpot, which will be won if you get all seven questions spot on!


Who are you backing in our pools?


The Friday night game sees Brighton take on a resurgent West Ham, who are unbeaten in three after losing their first four games of the season. A 3-2 win against Man Utd is Brighton’s only victory of the season, but they beat West Ham twice - 3-0 & 3-1 - last season. Wins against Everton and Man Utd has eased the early pressure on new boss Manuel Pellegrini but these are the type of games West Ham have struggled in over the past year or so, which is why a Brighton win at x2 could be the way to go in our Coupon. In our Match Pool, the hosts are x3, while going for two or fewer goals and Glenn Murray to score at anytime seem like they could be sensible predictions.


Burnley are also on the up with back-to-back victories making up for a winless start. They host a Huddersfield side with just two points and three goals to their name from seven matches, and are clearly in for a season of struggle. Burnley should be victors in our Coupon at x2, and could be worth Banking. They’re also a big possibility in our Beat the Streak, considering there are not too many ‘dead certs’ to win this weekend but Burnley are big favourites against the league’s basement side.


Wolves have taken to the Premier League like they’ve never been away, with three wins in four putting them in a comfortable ninth at this early stage. Their Portuguese contingent of Rui Patricio, Ruben Neves and Joao Moutinho, just to name a few, have been star performers. They travel to a Palace side who have been inconsistent this season, overly reliant on starman Wilfried Zaha. A Wolves win at x3 in our Coupon would be the way to go for this one.


Leicester at home to Everton seems like a tough one to call, with both sides fairly evenly matched and both contenders for the ‘best of the rest’ tag of seventh place. A draw at x3 might be a bit of a cop out but could well come through.


Despite the 4-2 defeat to Barcelona sure to have taken a lot out of an already depleted Spurs side, you can’t look beyond a home win at x1 against a Cardiff side yet to register a Premier League win. They’ll score you 12 points - or 24 as Banker - to do so at Wembley but not i’m not even sure that’s tempting enough! Spurs should also be strongly considered in our Beat the Streak.


Both Watford and Bournemouth have enjoyed impressive starts, exceeding early season expectations in sixth and seventh spot respectively. Hosts Watford will be looking to end a three match winless run, and I’d back them to do so at x2.


Winless in four in all competitions, the media would have you believe it’s nearly reached crisis point at Man Utd. Admittedly, defeats to West Ham and Derby - albeit on penalties in the League Cup - and draws to Valencia and Wolves, doesn’t look good whichever way you look at it. Thankfully for Jose Mourinho then, is the fact they host a hapless looking Newcastle side still looking for their first win of the season. Considering the visitors will most probably sit 10 men behind the ball with no intent as they have done on previous away visits this season, a Man Utd win at x1 looks a strong bet in both our Coupon and Match Pool.


Both Fulham and Southampton face tricky clashes to get their season’s back on track. Newly promoted Fulham have gone four without a win and have found it hard to gel a squad with 12 new names. They host an Arsenal side on the back of five straight league wins and should make it six at Craven Cottage, although I wouldn’t rule out a draw at x3 in our Coupon. Southampton have again struggled for home wins and goals despite signing Danny Ings, and you’d back Chelsea to come away from St Mary’s with three points on Sunday.


The big match of the weekend Liverpool host Man City in one of the hotly anticipated games of the season. The two unbeaten title contenders could take a huge physiological boost with victory on Sunday, but it’s the visitors who come into this one the more confident of the two. They left it late to beat Hoffenheim on Tuesday and have had barely any trouble registering four Premier League wins in a row.


 On the other hand, Liverpool come in off the back of a disappointing 1-0 defeat to Napoli, but are still unbeaten in the league after salvaging a decent point at Stamford Bridge last Saturday. They have the slight edge considering they beat City three times last season, including twice at Anfield, and are unbeaten against the champions since 2003 at home. It’s a tough one to call once more, with a draw at x3 probably the most obvious looking choice, while any of Mo Salah, Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino, Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling could find themselves on the scoresheet. Could luck predicting this one!


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