Coral Football Jackpot returns for new season with £1m top prize
Coral Football Jackpot is back for another new season, and there’s a top prize of £1m on offer to punters who play the pools with us!
To be in with your chance of winning this tasty top prize, stake a minimum of £1 per line and correctly predict the outcomes of our 15 featured fixtures, which come from the Premier League, Championship and League One (Available on both desktop and mobile).
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Bournemouth v Aston Villa – Draw
Eddie Howe’s Cherries make their Premier League bow and face a Villa side who managed to just survive relegation last term. Expect a cagey opener from both sides, as Bournemouth look to get their first-ever top-flight points on the board.
Everton v Watford – Home win
The Hornets also begin life back in the top tier and tackle Roberto Martinez’s men, who have lacked major signings this summer. Although, the Toffees have enough strength to overcome Watford on home soil.
Leicester v Sunderland – Home win
Like Midlands rivals Villa, the Foxes narrowly avoided a daunting drop last campaign, so will be aiming to start strong this season, beginning with three points over the Black Cats. Claudio Ranieri will have his men fired up for a victory on home turf in their exciting opening clash, as he seeks a successful return to England.
Norwich v Crystal Palace – Away win
Premier League new boys Norwich may be at home, but the Eagles finished a fantastic tenth last term in the top flight and have recruited well this summer, so back an away win.
Birmingham v Reading – Home win
The Blues smashed the Royals 6-1 at St Andrews last season, and even beat them on the road too. After finishing the 2014/15 campaign 13 points apart, Birmingham are clear favourites.
Blackburn v Wolves – Away win
West Midlands club Wolves are unbeaten in their last four meetings with Blackburn and, as the latter have lost star striker Rudy Gestede, back the visitors again for victory.
Brentford v Ipswich – Draw
The Tractor Boys are undefeated in their last nine head-to-heads with Brentford, a record that stretches all the way back to 1945 in the old Division 3. Their last encounter ended in a draw, though, and that looks likely again after both sides recruited well this summer.
Charlton v QPR – Draw
The relegated Hoops have once again experience high turnover of players as a result of losing Premier League status, so it’s going to be tough for Chris Ramsey to get them to gel immediately. A share of the spoils looks a sensible shout.
Sheffield Wednesday v Bristol City – Away win
It’s the visiting team in this fixture that has had the better of recent battles between these two, and Steve Cotterill’s side will take huge confidence into the new season, having won League One at a canter last term.
Coventry v Wigan – Away win
As Coventry have never recorded a league victory over the Latics, we see no reason for that stat to change here. Wigan will be among the favourites to go up, while the Sky Blues shall continue to battle relegation to League Two.
Preston v Middlesbrough – Away win
Boro tend to do well at Deepdale, and their ambitious recruitment means they will be in the mix again to return to the Premier League. Simon Grayson has a tough assignment to kick the Championship season off, and looks light in defence.
Arsenal v West Ham – Home win
The Gunners are odds-on to beat the Hammers, who have been poor in pre-season and have yet to get going. Arsenal, though, are expected to pick up where they left off last term and have since added the Community Shield to their cabinet after beating Chelsea. Arsee Wenger’s men could run riot.
Newcastle v Southampton – Away win
Both teams have strengthened impressively, though it could take the Magpies a while to settle and, with the Saints looking good in pre-season, it could be the away side who claim all three points. Jay Rodriguez will relish his first start for over a year and may well be on the scoresheet.
Stoke v Liverpool – Away win
The visitors will remember the 6-1 hiding they received on the last game of the season and, having brought in an impressive array of firepower, could exact revenge. Although the Potters have also recruited well, it could take them a while to settle, so we’re going with the Reds to win.
West Brom v Manchester City – Draw
Tony Pulis’ side won’t have a better chance to take points of City, with Manuel Pellegrini sweating on the fitness of key personnel, including Sergio Aguero. Expect the Baggies to frustrate their visitors and come away with a well-earned draw.