After the International break, the lads are back at it with an away trip to Aston Villa. There's no love between the two sides, and the games usually produce some drama. Last year, Villa Park was the scene for one of Newcastle's two away wins.
Can Newcastle get a repeat performance this week? You tell us by entering the Coming Home Newcastle 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||7|
|Infinity Is An Axiom||4|
|Souvik Roy Chowdhury||0|
Some stiff competition at the top of the table, and with the competition being only 4 games old, there's lots of room for people to move up. And if you're name's not on there, just give us your prediction below and join in the fun.
To add to the drama, let's put in a prop bet. Over/under on number of Newcastle cards. I'll set it at 1.5.