We had a couple of exact score bonuses in Newcastle's 2-0 win over Morecambe in the Capital One Cup, and with that the standings have become tight. There's a breakaway of three players, but 9 total players have between 4 and 8. You aren't in the standings? Why not? It's easy to play the Predictor's League...
- Before each game, predict the winner (or you can predict a draw), the final score, and goalscorers. The deadline will be 5 minutes before kick-off.
- 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 new 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.)
- Standings will be posted each week.
And here are those standings:
|Robert L. Bishop||6|
|Infinity Is An Axiom||3|
|Souvik Roy Chowdhury||0|
Goals help for high scores, so hope for some goals when Newcastle host Fulham. To add to the fun, we'll throw in a prop bet...IF Newcastle scores on Saturday, WHO nets the first goal of the season? After 3 hours, I'm ready for a Magpie goal, tell me who breaks the drought for a bonus point. And, if you don't think Newcastle will score, but want to include a name "just in case", we won't hold it against you.