Coral Football Jackpot now has an estimated £750,000 prize pool
The Coral Football Jackpot just continues to rise, with the estimated total prize pool now reaching £750,000 on FA Cup fifth round weekend.
To win the jackpot, the correct results have to be predicted from the 15 games below through a coupon that can be found here. The Football Jackpot this week has become slightly easier with the abandonment of Sheffield Wednesday versus Charlton due to the weather. Whichever result you select (or have selected) in this game will be deemed a winner, requiring you to only have to predict the remaining 14 matches correctly to win a share of the anticipated £750,000 prize pool.
Alongside the FA Cup, the Championship, League One, League Two and Scottish football also feature among this week’s selected matches.
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.
Cardiff v Wigan – Home win
Wigan have played 12 games since Christmas Day and are yet to string together successive wins. Cardiff are somewhat mirroring the Wigan of last season and are unbeaten in three of their last four at home.
Sheff Wed v Charlton – abandoned – any result counts as a winner
Abandoned due to adverse weather
Birmingham v Huddersfield – Home win
Huddersfield have lost five of their last six and are without top-scorer James Vaughan. Birmingham haven’t won in four at home, but can end this streak here.
Bournemouth v Burnley – Draw
Burnley front pair Sam Vokes and Danny Ings both return to old stomping grounds looking to add to their 40 goals this season. But, Bournemouth can build on improved recent form.
Doncaster v Barnsley – Home win
Three successive home clean sheets have helped give Doncaster some breathing space from the Championship relegation places and Barnsley have lost nine of their last 13 on the road.
Millwall v Bolton – Draw
Bolton have lost four away games in a row, conceding 15 goals in the process. Meanwhile, Millwall have the worst defensive record in the league.
Watford v Middlesbrough – Home win
Watford have won three in succession at home without conceding, while Middlesbrough haven’t scored in four. But only Leicester have scored against Boro in six.
Preston v Leyton Orient – Home win
Preston won at Brisbane Road earlier in the season and Leyton Orient have started to decline in recent weeks after three straight defeats.
Portsmouth v AFC Wimbledon – Draw
Portsmouth may be fifth-bottom of League Two, but they have only lost four of their 20 games with opposition outside of the top eight. AFC Wimbledon have only won three away games too.
Dundee Utd v Kilmarnock – Home win
Dundee United have won both previous SPL meetings with Kilmarnock this season and can complete the hat-trick.
Man City v Chelsea – Home win
A mini crisis at Man City, after two games without a goal, but given the strength of their record at the Etihad, they can take some revenge for their recent league defeat with Chelsea.
Everton v Swansea – Home win
Swansea may still be unbeaten under Garry Monk, but Everton showed real signs in their defeat against Tottenham that a second wind may well be around the corner. Roberto Martinez won the FA Cup last year too.
QPR v Reading – Home win
Reading are fairly inconsistent, while QPR have won three of their last four at home, all 2-1.
Arsenal v Liverpool – Away win
Arsenal were woeful at Anfield recently and the lack of a player to burst in behind is really starting to cause them problems. Liverpool have no such problems and can beat them again.
Brighton v Hull – Home win
Brighton have won four straight home games 1-0 and have sent Championship top two Leicester and Burnley back home point-less this season. Hull are without cup-tied strikers Shane Long and Nikica Jelavic too.