With the Premier League season starting this weekend, Sky Bet have a whopping £1million prize for the Soccer Saturday Super 6. If you don’t know what it is, the Soccer Saturday Super 6 is a score prediction game, with Sky Bet selecting six football matches on a Saturday for you to select the final score in.
Along with predicting the correct score, you also choose when you think the first goal will be scored in the games, this works as a tie breaker should multiple people correctly predict the scores. To win the jackpot you must correctly predict the scores in all six of the games. It is free to enter and all you need to do is have an active Sky Bet account and enter your scores before 3:00PM on a Saturday afternoon.
I’ll be taking a look at the six games on offer this weekend and giving you my picks for them below;
Chelsea vs Burnley
Last seasons Premier League champions open up against a Burnley side who look desperately short on quality this year after losing Michael Keane and Andre Gray over the summer. Even though Antonio Conte is short of players in his squad, they still have bags of quality amongst their ranks and you would expect them to pick up a solid victory here on Saturday.
Chelsea 2 – 0 Burnley
Crystal Palace vs Huddersfield Town
A manager taking charge of his first game in England against a team playing their first ever Premier League match suggests there may be nerves in this one. Frank de Boer’s Palace side have a much better team and in Christian Benteke they have a quality Premier League striker. Despite that, I fancy Huddersfield Town to be pretty solid in this one and come away with a point.
Crystal Palace 1 – 1 Huddersfield Town
Everton vs Stoke City
Everton have spent almost £100m this summer improving their team and Ronald Koeman’s side have already won two Europa League qualifiers before the season has begun. Stoke City on the other hand are expected to struggle this season and Mark Hughes is one of the favourites to be sacked from his job. Stoke City look desperately short of quality in the attacking third and it’s hard to see past a comfortable Everton victory here.
Everton 2 – 0 Stoke City
Southampton vs Swansea City
Southampton fans were unhappy with the team and manager last season as they turned in a number of drab performances, so this season they will be hoping for an improvement. Swansea City scraped to safety after Paul Clement took over from Bob Bradley to save the club last season. Both of these teams struggle to score goals, so expect a low scoring game at St Mary’s Stadium.
Southampton 0 – 0 Swansea
West Brom vs Bournemouth
Tony Pulis’s West Brom side really struggled at the end of last season after reaching the 40 points needed for safety. Prior to that his side played some decent stuff and fans will be hoping the addition of Jay Rodriguez from Southampton can add some more goals to the team. One man sure to find the net with regularity is new Bournemouth signing Jermain Defoe. The England striker was the only bright spark in Sunderland’s relegation campaign last time around and he will be tasked with scoring the goals to get Bournemouth into the top half again.
West Brom 1 – 2 Bournemouth
Leeds Utd vs Preston North End
The final game of this weeks Super 6 takes place in the Championship as Leeds Utd take on Preston North End at Elland Road. Leeds Utd have started well this season having beaten Bolton Wanderers in their first league game before overcoming Port Vale in the EFL Cup. The club have scored seven times in two games and look as though they could be an entertaining side to watch this season. Preston North End also won their first league game, a 1-0 victory over Sheffield Wednesday before losing 3-1 to Accrington Stanley in the EFL Cup. You’ve got to fancy Leeds at home here though on Saturday.