This is being put up late, so let's skip the introduction and get right to it! Can Newcastle make it three wins in a row, or where newly promoted Hull City steal the spoils at St. James' Park? Give us your predictions. It's easy to play, just follow....
- 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.
(ED: I will post the standings when I have a bit more time. This is already late enough as it is!)
For our prop bet, we'll go with minutes played for Yoan Gouffran, setting the target at 50 minutes.