Sky Bet Super 6 Tips & Predictions For 26-08-2017
August 25, 2017
The £1Million jackpot is still up for grabs on Sky Bet Super 6 this weekend. The special prize was first introduced on week one of the new football season, but as of yet no-one has guessed the six correct scores in any of the four previous rounds. It’s a clean slate for everyone now though, and lets take a look at the fixtures for the free to play game this week.
Crystal Palace v Swansea City
It’s safe to say that this season has not gone to plan for either of these clubs so far. Crystal Palace, having lost their opening two games, are only kept off the bottom by goal difference and they will be targeting this fixture as a must win. Frank de Boer will have an unwanted selection headache though, with influential players Wilfried Zaha and Ruben Loftus-Cheek out. Swansea are yet to score in the league and only have a solitary point from their first two games. New signing Sam Clucas could start, but Fernando Llorente is doubtful again. Both need to win, but I suspect neither will.
Prediction: Crystal Palace 1-1 Swansea City
Huddersfield Town v Southampton
Town fans must think the Premier League is easy, having seen their side pick up two wins from two. David Wagner will likely pick an unchanged team from the win against Newcastle United for this one, and why wouldn’t he? The Saints on the other hand have started well in the league, but crashed out of the Carabao Cup in midweek. It’ll be a different looking 11 here though, and I fancy the south coast side to spoil Huddersfield’s party.
Prediction: Huddersfield Town 1-2 Southampton
Newcastle United v West Ham United
As with the Palace game, this is pretty much a must win game for both sides already. For Newcastle, a very public game of chess between the manager and the owner threatens to completely derail the entire season. Their future will all depend on whether they can bring new signings in. Toon fans will be desperate to avoid a fourth defeat in a row in all competitions. The Hammers fought well with 10 men last week, but still fell to defeat. Their main hope lies with Chicharito, and if he can get a goal here they will be dangerous. It should be an interesting game, and I’m expecting the spoils to be shared.
Prediction: Newcastle United 2-2 West Ham United
Watford v Brighton and Hove Albion
Even though they exited the Carabao Cup in midweek, Watford have looked quite impressive in the league so far. A home game against a newly promoted site will have them confident of picking up another win. If they play like they did at Bournemouth, the Seagulls will be in trouble. Chris Hughton’s Brighton side have battled well in their openers, with no reward so far. They will look to keep it tight defensively, but that is easier said than done against a free flowing Hornets side.
Prediction: Watford 2-0 Brighton and Hove Albion
Birmingham City v Reading
Harry Redknapp’s side have had a mixed start to the season, with one win, one draw and two defeats. The fact they will be missing their best goalscorer Che Adams for this one will be a blow, and another defeat here would really hurt them. Jaap Stam has been criticised in some circles for not changing the way Reading play, but he will almost certainly stick to his guns. It won’t be a high scoring game, and I expect Birmingham to just edge it.
Prediction: Birmingham City 1-0 Reading
Sheffield United v Derby County
As a newly promoted side, Sheffield United have started very well this season, having won two of their opening four league games. Playing a 3-5-2 system, they look like they could be a match for anyone on their day. Gary Rowett’s Derby County may be at a different level though, as they have looked extremely impressive in wins against Preston and Bolton. The attacking threat of Nugent, Vydra, Lawrence and Russell will probably be too much for the Blades.
Prediction: Sheffield United 1-3 Derby County