AJ recorded the best record for a single week as he correctly guessed four of the five goalscorers. Sergio Aguero, Mohamed Salah and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang were the expected goalscorers but, on Sunday, BIG CENK netted. Meanwhile, Jake’s “wildcard” entry in Etienne Capoue came up trumps. It left the scores tied after 9 rounds.
This week is an ‘AWAY DAY’ special, thanks to Monday’s episode coming from Oakwell and the Barnsley – Bristol Rovers contest. One pick of each five will be devoted to that game.
Week 9 Score: Jake 1-4 AJ
Overall Score: Jake 15-15 AJ
Harry Kane (TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR v manchester city)
England’s captain looked in superb form in Eindhoven in midweek and should’ve walked away with a lot more goals than just the one from the 2-2 draw. He comes to the fore for the big games and there’s no bigger game than Man City at home.
Luciano Vietto (FULHAM v bournemouth)
Fulham have hit a rocky patch, Bournemouth struggled for a goal at home to Southampton. Fulham have always looked like scoring, however, and despite their 4-2 loss and slip into the relegation zone, I expect them to hit back tomorrow. There’s goals in this game.
Mo Salah & Roberto Firmino (LIVERPOOL v cardiff city)
This is going to be a snuff film. Mo Salah and Roberto Firmino both struck in Wednesday’s victory over Red Star Belgrade and Salah has now sniffed blood in defences both domestically and on the continent. Firmino will be expecting goals against a leaky Cardiff defence.
Brad Potts (AWAY DAY PICK)
The winger has five from ten league games, including two in a 4-0 rout of Peterborough, he’s been largely playing in an attacking midfield 3 behind Kiefer Moore and should get in on the act for favourites, Barnsley at home to Bristol Rovers.
Big Cenk (manchester united v EVERTON)
Who else am I going to select first but the man himself, BIG CENK TOSUN? Expect him to come from the bench to put the cat amongst the vulnerable Manchester United pigeons of Smalling, Jones, Bailly et al.
Romelu Lukaku (MANCHESTER UNITED v everton)
Conversely, Lukaku tends to perform against his old club Everton. He got one a drubbing in the same fixture last season and after a thin run of form, Red Rom will be back amongst the goals.
Kevin de Bruyne & Raheem Sterling (tottenham hotspur v MANCHESTER CITY)
Kevin de Bruyne played 70 minutes midweek in an away thrashing of Shakhtar Donetsk which denotes he’s ready for action and with a couple of days break until Monday, he’ll have time to freshen up and get on the scoresheet at Wembley. Sterling, however, will not need warming up, to score those famous Man City tap-ins he usually gets.
George Moncur / Kieffer Moore (AWAY DAY PICK)
The top scorer for Barnsley, Kiefer Moore, has netted seven in 12 for the Tykes in the league alone. He’s not scored since this time last month in a 3-1 away win at Fleetwood, and despite missing a couple of games through injury, he’s due one or two goals tomorrow. Bristol Rovers are struggling and he’ll make them pay.