Predictions League, Round 4: Newcastle United vs. Atromitos, Leg Two

LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 18: A detail shot of the poker table felt at the third Main Event on the final day of the Epic Poker League Inaugural Season at the Palms Casino Resort on December 18, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Getty Images for Epic Poker)

It's match day, and you know what that means...time to make your picks. Rules:

  • Before each Newcastle United match, predict the match winner (you may of course select "draw"), final score, and who the goal scorers will be. Also, make a choice on the prop bet (see below).
  • Deadline is five minutes before kickoff.

Points are assigned as follows:

  • Correct winner = 2 points
  • Correct score = 5 points (so correct score + correct winner = 7 total points)
  • 1/2 of correct score = 1 point
  • Predict total # of goals correctly = 1 point
  • Each goalscorer predicted correctly = 4 points
  • Each goalscorer predicted incorrectly = -1 point

A clarification on the last part: You don't lose points for failing to predict that Jonas Gutierrez would score in a given week. However, choosing Papiss Cisse will result in loss of a point if he fails to score. Your total score may not dip below 0 in any given week.

The winner(s) of each round will get a point added to their total in the table. In addition, they will have the opportunity to influence the game for the following round by creating a prop bet, worth 1 point. The bet may deal with anything on or off the pitch, as long as it is empirically verifiable and relevant to the match in question. Last week's winner was me (yay), so I've got the prop bet for this one:

Over/Under 3.5 bookings (both teams combined)

The next game will be Sunday's match against Aston Villa. The table follows the jump.

I realized this week that I hadn't given the bonuses for winning each week, so the table looks a tad bit different than the last one posted.

Rockets4LIFE – 27
bigc4277 – 21
Pradajames – 20
Robert L. Bishop – 18
ForeignFlopper – 16
51dimes – 13
MychalShannon1 – 11
Coldson – 9
PhillyBuckey12 – 8
aa9 – 4
colligan – 4
Other Side of the Pillow – 4
wuds100 – 4
mjtig – 2
Steve Stoehr – 1
lowellthehammer – 0
bcschles – 0
LIsPeacock – 0
Toon101 – 0
Ryan Sealock – 0
rancho king – 0
Montlake Footy – 0

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