Betway’s “4 To Score” weekly soccer prediction competition offers punters the opportunity to win up to R100,000 by selecting the player to open the scoring in each match. Here is our play for the round starting on Saturday 21st September .
For full details of how to play 4 to Score see the information below but let's start with our picks for this Saturday and remember to submit predictions before this round closes on Saturday at 15h50
This week's matches.
Newcastle v Brighton (Saturday 21st September)
West Ham v Man Uniited (Sunday 22nd September)
Arsenal v Aston Villa (Sunday 22nd September)
Chelsea v Liverpool (Sunday 22nd September)
Newcastle v Brighton
Newcastle are back in the bottom 3 after a 3-1 defeat at Liverpool last weekend. They took the lead in that game before being swamped and they now bid for a first home win of the campaign after earlier home games ended in a 1-0 defeat to Arsenal and 1-1 draw with Watford.
Brighton have 5 points, 1 more than their opponents but they are without a victory since the opening weekend when they beat Watford 3-0 away from home. Their only other road trip ended in a 4-0 defeat at Manchester City.
Brighton won this fixture 1-0 last season and the return ended in a 1-1 draw.
Neither of these sides are prolific in front of goal, it looks a tough match to call and whilst 0-0 draws are thin on the ground in this league, a chance is taken on no goal here.
Pick: No Goalscorer
West Ham v Man Uniited
Since losing 5-0 at home to Manchester City on the opening weekend West Ham are unbeaten in their last 4 and last time out they played out a 0-0 draw at Villa. Prior to that they won 3-1 at Watford and 2-0 at home to Norwich and they look in good shape right now.
United's 1-0 home win over Leicester last week moved them on to 8 points, ahead of West Ham on goal difference. Away from home this season they have played out 1-1 draws at Wolves and Southampton.
West Ham won this fixture 3-1 last season and the return at Old Trafford saw United win 2-1. United are another side who have lacked consistency and this is another game where the draw looks to be a runner.
Haller is the leading scorer for West Ham with 3 goals, Rashford and James have the same tally for United.
United have been hit and miss and this is an awkward looking game but we pin our hopes on Rashford to open the scoring.
Chelsea v Liverpool
Chelsea moved up to 8 points with a 5-2 thrashing of Wolves away from home last weekend. They are still looking for a first home win of the season having played out draws against Leicester (1-1) and Sheffield United (2-2) and in midweek they lost 1-0 at home to Valencia in the Champions League. Chelsea's only match against the so called Big 6 this season saw them go down 4-0 to Manchester United at Old Trafford on the opening weekend.
Liverpool also lost in the the Champions League in midweek, 2-0 at Napoli. However their Premier League record is of the 100% variety and last week's 3-1 home win over Newcastle stretched their lead at the top of the log to 5 points. Away from home they have won 3-0 at Burnley and 2-1 at Southampton and that victory at Burnley is their only clean sheet so far.
These teams met in the Super Cup at the start of the season and Liverpool won on penalty kicks after the game finished in a 2-2 draw after extra time. Last season's Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge finished 1-1 and Liverpool won the return at Anfield 2-0.
Abraham has scored 7 league goals for Chelsea, Salah and Mane have 4 a piece for Liverpool.
Liverpool's league form is hard to argue with and whilst Chelsea have the young guns capable of contributing to the scoring, Sadio Mane gets the vote to register the first goal.
Arsenal v Aston Villa
Arsenal missed a trick last week when they let a 2-0 lead slip at Watford, a game that finished 2-2. Prior to that they came from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 with Spurs at The Emirates whilst earlier rersults include a 3-1 defeat at Liverpool, a 1-0 win at Newcastle and 2-1 home victory over Burnley.
Villa have just four points to show for their efforts so far and last time out they drew 0-0 at home to West Ham. Their only win so far came 2-0 at home to Everton and 2 other road trips to London ended in defeat, 3-1 at Spurs and 1-0 at Crystal Palace.
Arsenal have not been overly convincing but they should edge this one and Aubameyang, who has 5 league goals against his name, has been in the habit of scoring first.
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How to play to score
Each game week we’ll select four matches that will stand between you and the 4 To Score prize. All you have to do is select the player you think will open the scoring in each match. If you think the match will end in a goalless draw, choose No Goalscorer.
Your first entry is FREE and you can unlock another 4 entries by placing bets to the value of R 50 for each additional entry. Please allow for up to 24 hours for your bets to unlock entries. Bets and predictions need to be made before the round closes as they do not carry over. Player odds will be displayed when they are available.
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To get started:
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Pick one first goalscorer from each of the four chosen matches i.e. 4 selected players in total
Submit your predictions
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