This is what happens when I take the mickey! You absolutely wasted me last night with winners galore! Well done. Full details at the end.
I am going to be slightly more choosey about tonight's game and wasn't sure whether to choose Womens Olympic Games tournament games or stick with the Champions League qualifiers. I think you'll be happy to know I chose...
This is going to be a needle game as Sweden takes on Finland! Now my bias is towards HJK after my in-depth look at the Finnish leagues a few weeks ago and also once having had a shit weekend in Malmo many moons ago, but I will at least try to be a little less partisan than normal!
Now Malmo will have to get a grip of this two-legged tie at home as I genuinely think that NJK are the stronger side. In the last round, Malmo were impressive in beating Riga FC (watched a game there once!) 2-1 on aggregate and followed it up whilst still full of confidence by hammering Degerfors in the league last weekend.
No new injury problems for Malmo except for the continued loss of playmaker, Ola Toivonen which is a significant loss.
HJK had their 11 game, all competition, unbeaten run ended at the weekend in shocking fashion as they fell 2-1 to bottom placed AC Oulu in the league but they remain, 8 points clear at the top.
Two injury worries for them are the loss of Santeri Vaananen and Kevin Kouassivi-Benissan but seriously, they should still have enough to wallop the Swedish champs.
Prediction - Malmo 0 - 0 HJK
Simply write the name of the FIRST GOALSCORER and the CORRECT SCORE as a comment. The competition closes 5 minutes before kick-off which is 16.00 BST. (15.00 UTC)
Earlier than usual kick-off gang!
The Small Print
In the first goal scorer 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 45 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...
Well, the game ended Rapid Wien 2 - 1 Sparta Prague with Krejci getting the all-important 1st goal, so looking down the list, @trostnandia.pob and @ralph75 share the 5k jackpot and take 2.5K each and the huge 12k first goal scorer jackpot goes to... @nikkybabe who was the only one to get Krejci so well done to all our winners.
That's it for today! Check carefully to make sure I haven't missed anyone and have a great evening. I'm going to dust down my Finnish flag after the Euros and stop up and watch this one as it starts at midnight here.