Bonus HBI Shares ++ First Goal Scorer + Correct Score Comp. No. 404: Premier League - Man.U v Arsenal - 2nd December 2021 - 11500 + 10000 Sports Tokens
Sorry, I didn't do a post yesterday, I was celebrating a much needed Leeds win all day and after staying up until 5.30 am when the game ended, only had a couple of hours of sleep so I was a bit tired!
I can't emphasise how big that win was, on Saturday we have Brentford but then we have Man. City, Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool! What a Christmas this is going to be but if we take maximum points, we'll be very close to a European place!
The top three have already pulled out a huge gap between them and 4th but that final Champions League spot is open to almost the rest of the league! It's going to be fun fight.
Anyway, there are games today and we're going to choose this one...
Obviously tonight, I'm a Gooner! Arsenal started the season with some very patchy form but have worked hard and got themselves into 5th and a win tonight would get them into the Champions League positions. Last weekend saw them comfortably beat Newcastle at home and keep a clean sheet but their early-season goal-letting and inability to score still sees them with a negative goal difference.
Tonight's game will of course be a much bigger test of their credentials but with the growing consistency and confidence, this is a game they can definitely take something from.
Manchester United are shocking. Their draw against Chelsea was down to Chelsea being poor as opposed to them being great but at home, their shape ought to be a lot more positive than it was at Stamford Bridge.
As far as injuries are concerned, Arsenal are without Granit Xhaka and Sead Kolasinac while Sako is doubtful after coming off injured against Newcastle. That would be a huge blow if he's unavailable.
Manchester are missing Raphael Varane and Paul Pogba with Luke Shaw a 50/50 chance. Maguire is available after a suspension.
There's only one result tonight for me...
Prediction: Manchester United 1 : 1 Arsenal - First Goalscorer: Nketiah
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The Small Print
In the first goalscorer competition, own goals do not count. In the correct score competition, it's the score after 90mins. Extra time and penalties do not count and the pot for each competition will roll over if there is no winner. If more than one person chooses the same first goal scorer or correct score, the prize is shared, and everyone gets a little upvote! It seems I also need to add, one entry per person. Don't forget the new rule that only people with a rep of 50 or above are eligible to enter unless they have been approved. The bonus will be added to any winnings ONLY if Leeds United win and/or Man U lose and all pay-outs will never exceed 50% of post-pay-out. Other bonuses are paid out at my discretion.
And the winners were...
Just one winner with the 1-0 scoreline and no one got Raphina who took the coolest penalty ever in injury time. Well done to @chrisparis, the very wise and incredibly brilliant genius! He takes the whole 10k pot.
Anyway, that's it for today. Loads of matches coming up in December so keep up guys! Thanks as always for playing and sending you all best wishes :-)