Arsenal and Newcastle to win as Football Jackpot reaches £800,000
Over £800,000 is now expected in the total prize pool of the Coral Football Jackpot and selecting the correct result from 15 matches is all that is required to win it.
Predictions for the 15 games this week are below and selections should be made through a coupon that can be found here.
The minimum stake per line is £1, but customers are permitted to enter as many lines as they wish, which may mean selecting two of the three possible results from fixtures that are considered especially tight to call.
Meanwhile, there are consolation prizes for selecting 13 or 14 correct results, regardless of whether or not the jackpot is won.
Arsenal v Sunderland – home win
Arsenal have now played nine times in the Champions League this season and only after two of their previous eight, have they played at home in the game to directly follow.
On both instances they won and Gus Poyet is contemplating resting a few of his Sunderland players in preparation for the Capital One Cup final.
Cardiff v Hull – Draw
Cardiff haven’t lost at home to a team below 11th in the Premier League standings, while Hull have avoided defeat in three of their last four on the road. This pair have drawn in their past two head-to-heads too.
West Brom v Fulham – Away win
Felix Magath’s first game as Fulham boss against another relatively new overseas boss still waiting for a first Premier League win. Expect Magath to have an instant impact.
West Ham v Southampton – Draw
The team playing away has only won this fixture once in the past 10 meetings, with three of the last four ending in draws.
Barnsley v Millwall – Home win
These two are both in the bottom four of the Championship and not only have Barnsley become harder to beat under Danny Wilson, but they need the victory more here.
Blackpool v Birmingham – Away win
Blackpool are winless in 14 league games and Birmingham have won away against all opposition this season positioned 13th or lower in the Championship.
Bolton v Watford – Draw
Bolton are another team struggling for victories, going seven without a win, while Watford are unbeaten in five.
Brighton v Wigan – Away win
Brighton don’t concede many at home and have recently become masters of the 1-0 victory, but Wigan are running into form with three wins on the bounce.
Burnley v Nottingham Forest – Draw
Forest have been responsible for more draws than anyone else in the Championship and another beckons here, with Burnley winning only one of their last three at home.
Brentford v Wolves – Home win
Brentford have won 10 in a row at home in League One, dating back to October, while Wolves are on a five-game winning run. Something has to give, but Wolves aren’t great travellers.
Kilmarnock v Hibernian – Away win
Kilmarnock generally lose to teams above them and Hibernian have lost four of five. But, Hibs have already beaten Kilmarnock twice this season.
Crystal Palace v Manchester United – Away win
Some will be fancying an upset here, but Man Utd have won six of their eight away games with opposition outside of the top five.
Liverpool v Swansea – Home win
Swansea only have three days off after a picking a full-strength line-up for the Europa League draw with Napoli and Liverpool have won 11 of their 13 in the top-flight at home.
Newcastle v Aston Villa – Home win
Newcastle haven’t scored in seven of their last eight league games, but things should improve with Loic Remy back from a ban here. Villa haven’t won at St James’ Park since 2005 either.
Norwich v Tottenham – Away win
Chris Hughton needs points to save his job and draws have been secured with Man City and Everton at Carrow Road this season. Hull are the only team from seventh down though to have prevented Tottenham winning an away game so far.