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World Darts Championship, Ashes, Premier League - What's Coming Up This Weekend At i-pools

World Darts Championship, Ashes, Premier League - What's Coming Up This Weekend At i-pools
Friday,December 15,2017

World Darts Championship, Ashes cricket and Premier League football - what more could you want from your weekend? If you’re going to spend the next few days immersed in all the sporting action, then check out our array of Fantasy, Last Longest and Prediction games, where you can turn your knowledge into some real money.


Here’s the best of what’s coming up this weekend at i-pools:


Ashes Third Test, Day 3: It was a disappointing day two for England, as they threw away a dominating position to hand over the advantage to Australia. Resuming on 305-4, England lost their final six wickets for 35 runs in another all to familiar horror collapse en route to 403, although Jonny Bairstow did manage to complete his century. Despite two early wickets from Craig Overton, an Usman Khawaja 50 and an unbeaten 92 from captain Steve Smith, led Australia to 203-3 at stumps and a step closer to regaining the Ashes.


Can England’s bowlers inspire a fightback or will Australia push away on day three? Predict all the action by answering eight questions on the key events, such as will Jimmy Anderson take three or more wickets on the day, who will dismiss Steve Smith, how many runs will be scored on day three and more.


Premier League Coupon - £500 guaranteed: The Premier League action continues to come thick and fast as we enter the crucial festive period, and there’s another Coupon to play from 12:30pm Saturday. Predict the results of all 10 matches and if you bag the most points, you’ll scoop the biggest share of the guaranteed £500.


Our midweek Coupon saw SPA correctly predict all 10 match results and if someone does the same this weekend, we’ll reward you with a £100 bonus, providing the guarantee is met - ie at least 250 players enter the £2 game (multiple winners will share the bonus).


Looking at the fixtures, it’s certainly not beyond reach. You’d expect in-form Leicester to make it five league wins in a row as they host struggling Crystal Palace, and would score you two points at x2 if they do. Arsenal face a Newcastle side who have gone eight without a win, while Chelsea take on an out-of-form Southampton at Stamford Bridge.


You’d also expect Watford to take maximum points at home to Huddersfield, and Everton to do the same against Swansea. Man Utd and Liverpool both face away ties, at West Brom and Bournemouth respectively, and despite hosting a tough Spurs side, it’s hard to see how anyone can stop Man City from making it 16 Premier League wins on the bounce. Stoke v West Ham and Brighton at home to Burnley seem like the hardest to predict, so the £100 bonus is very much up for grabs, providing we meet the guarantee!


Beat The Streak for £1 million: We’re giving you yet another chance to play for the £1 million Jackpot in our Matchday 18 game, so make sure you attempt to pick the first of 20 consecutive winners now.


It’s our penultimate Beat The Streak of the season, with next week’s the last, meaning there’s not many opportunities left for you to try to get your hands on the million.


Burnley’s late victory at home to Stoke on Tuesday meant lowball made it 12 consecutive winners in our Matchday 6 game, to leave them eight more correct picks from becoming a millionaire. With all the top six teams already used up, it’s going to be a tough ask but not an impossible one after getting this far already.


Looking at who you could pick this week, Arsenal at home to Newcastle or Chelsea against Southampton seems like the most obvious choices, if you want to get your streak off to a safe but winning start.


If you’ve already run out of top teams to pick in any of our existing games, then Leicester and home to Crystal Palace seems like a great option. The Foxes destroyed Southampton 4-1 at St Marys on Wednesday and have won four on the bounce, while looking extremely dangerous. Palace somehow managed to come from behind to beat Watford with two late goals but you’d strongly back the home side in this one. The same can be said for Everton, who have now won three in four, and they host bottom side Swansea, in a game you just can’t see the Swans getting anything from.  


World Darts Championship, Daily Coupon: Arguably the highlight of the festive season is back, as the PDC World Darts Championship returned yesterday with an explosive opening night. In addition to our tournament long Fantasy Pick 8 and Last Longest games, we’re also running a daily Coupon each night, with a minimum of £100 guaranteed in every £2 pool.


Make nine predictions on the evening’s action, including picking a winner and the number of 180’s thrown in each match, and which contest will see the highest checkout struck on the night.


Tonight’s action features Phil Taylor, who takes on Chris Dobey. 16 time world champion Taylor, is playing his last tournament before retirement and is a x1 multiplier to start his final campaign with victory, while Dobey would score you x5 points if he pulls of the shock win. Number 20 seed Rob Cross, seems to be most people’s dark horse and is fifth favourite with the bookies to lift the title. He takes on the winner of a preliminary match between Seigo Asada and Gordon Mathers, and shouldn’t have too many problems making it through to the second round.


Saturday’s Coupon includes two winner Gary Anderson, who will face either Jeff Smith or Luke Humphries, while 2016 semi-finalist Jelle Klaasen, takes on fellow Dutchman Jan Dekker.


Enjoy a busy weekend of top sporting action right here at i-pools, and put your sports knowledge to good use!


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