4 To Score: The picks that could claim you £25k this weekend
Our writers give you the best possible chance in our free-to-play prediction game with their top tips for the first team to score in each division.
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With League One and League Two out of action this weekend, simply guess the first team to score in the 3.00pm kick-offs in the Premier League, Championship, National League North, and National League South to be in with a chance of winning £25,000.
There are only 27 matches across the four leagues, so your chances of winning are higher than ever.
Here are our writers' predictions for each division...
Top pick: Bournemouth
There are slim pickings in the Premier League this weekend, so I’m going to run with a hunch I have for Bournemouth.
Most of the Cherries’ recent defeats have come against top-six opposition, and they scored twice inside the first 20 minutes of their win at Stoke a fortnight ago.
It wouldn’t surprise me if the goal doesn’t have to come that early to win, either, considering the other fixtures.
Honourable mention: Burnley
While Sean Dyche’s side are not expansive, several of their players are better than they get credit for.
Full of confidence, Jack Cork, Steven Defour and Jeff Hendrick could fashion an early goal for the Clarets at Southampton.
Top pick: Barnsley
Barnsley hit four in midweek and scored twice inside the first nine minutes of their recent home game against Middlesbrough.
This weekend they host Birmingham, who are the worst travellers in the Championship.
The Blues also have a bit of previous, having conceded the division’s first goal twice already this season.
Honourable mentions: QPR, Aston Villa
Interestingly, five of the last six teams to score first in the Championship were playing away from home.
So, keep an eye on QPR, who travel to leaky Nottingham Forest on the back of consecutive wins over two of the top three, the second of which saw them take the lead just four minutes in.
Villa are also on the up after losing just one of their last 12 in the league.
They scored early in midweek and are a good shout to do so again against Sheffield Wednesday, who have conceded five goals in the first 10 minutes already this season.
NATIONAL LEAGUE NORTH
Top pick: Southport
Southport might not seem like a great 4 To Score pick, having gone seven games without a win, but bear with me.
Kevin Davies’ side host rock-bottom North Ferriby, who have lost 11 of their 15 league games this season.
They have also shipped 37 goals in that period, six more than any other side.
With six of those coming inside the opening 10 minutes, another slow start can’t be discounted.
Honourable mentions: Stockport
Stockport have scored 12 in their last four home games and the 12th-placed side come into this derby in better shape than their neighbours.
FC United have lost six of their last nine league games and are also stuck with the division’s fourth-worst defence, having conceded 29 goals.
NATIONAL LEAGUE SOUTH
Top pick: Braintree
Braintree have found the net in all 15 of their league games this season, and are the division’s second-highest scorers with 31 goals.
There’s no way they won’t bag a few against a Bognor Regis side that have let in 30 so far, including 10 in four away from home.
Bognor were the opponents of the last 4 To Score winners in the National League South, and look likely to be again.
Honourable mentions: Bath City, Welling
Bath haven’t been prolific this season, but that should change against bottom-of-the-league Whitehawk, who have let in 45 goals in just 16 games this season.
Welling are the league’s form team with five wins in their last six, and they now face a St Albans City side that conceded in the sixth minute last time out.