CHN Predictions League: Wigan Athletic vs. Newcastle United

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - APRIL 21: Newcastle manager Alan Pardew (l) shares a joke with Tony Pulis before the Barclays premier league match between Newcastle United and Stoke City at Sports Direct Arena on April 21, 2012 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Four matches are all that stand between Rockets4LIFE and the first ever CHN Predictions League title, although I believe we're going to have to put an asterisk in the record book because of the short season. At this point the only hope of beating him is for both Senegalese strikers to stop scoring, and I don't really want that to happen.

Rules

  • Before the game, predict the winner (or you can predict a draw), the final score, and goalscorers. The deadline will be 5 minutes before kick-off (1555 GMT on Saturday).
  • Predicting the outcome correctly will give you 1 point.
  • Predicting the exact score will give you 5 points. Failing to predict the exact score but getting the total number of goals correct will give you 1 point, as will predicting one half of the score. If you predict a total of 6 goals or more, you are ineligible to receive points for predicting the correct goalscorers (see below). However, if 6 goals or more are actually scored, the ineligibility will be lifted. This rule is designed to prevent people from predicting an abnormally high score in order to better their chances of earning the bonus for predicting the scorers.
  • For each goal scorer you pick correctly, you earn 2 points. You may not pick more scorers than you did goals in order to hedge your bets. (In other words, if you predict a 1-0 score, you can only choose one scorer.)

This week's table after the jump.

Rockets4LIFE – 56 points
Other Side of the Pillow – 46
Robert L. Bishop – 40
BetterDeadThanRed – 36
bcschles – 32
wuds100 – 27
lowellthehammer – 18
johnjmurphy17 – 17
51dimes – 16
RealDealNeal – 13
MychalShannon1 – 12
Coldson – 8
johnjahafanclub – 8
Pradajames – 7
Ricoz – 6
sniperinthemist – 2

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