After one lucky customer scooped £25,000 last weekend, we're celebrating the return of Premier League football by doubling the 4 To Score jackpot to a whopping £50,000.

To be in with a chance of winning, simply guess the first team to score in the Saturday 3.00 kick-offs in each of the top four divisions. 

Here are our writers' predictions for each one...



Top pick: Chelsea

The Blues scored after just two minutes at Stoke in their last Premier League away match, before notching another three goals.

Crystal Palace are the division’s worst side, and have conceded in the opening 10 minutes of matches three times already this season.

Honourable mention: Manchester City

City have scored twice in the opening five minutes of matches this season, although they are yet to do so in the Premier League.

Pep Guardiola’s side are bound to do so sooner or later, and it could conceivably be against Stoke, who conceded that early goal against Chelsea last month.

- Tom Bowles


Top pick: Sheffield United

Sheffield United have scored in seven of their eight games this season, and have already bagged five in the first 20 minutes of games.

Expect them to find the net early again when they host Ipswich, who have conceded seven in their last three and fell behind in the second minute against Bristol City last time out.

Honourable mentions: Leeds, Sheffield Wednesday

Leeds have scored 10 goals in their last three home games, scoring inside the first 20 minutes in each of them.

Sheffield Wednesday are worth picking simply because they play Bolton, who have conceded 13 first-half goals this season.

- Jack Green



Top pick: Wigan Athletic

Wigan have surged to second in the table after winning six of their last seven matches.

At home to Southend – who have conceded the most away goals of any team in the division at an average of nearly three per game – the Latics are your safest bet.

Honourable mentions: Portsmouth, Bristol Rovers

MK Dons strengthened their status as League One’s slowest starters last weekend by conceding the division’s first goal for a fourth time this season, so Pompey are well worth considering.

And Bristol Rovers put six past Northampton last time out, so will be looking forward to taking on an Oxford side that have been a little wobbly of late.

- Tom Clee


Top pick: Grimsby Town

Grimsby have scored in the first 10 minutes of two home matches inside the last month, and have a good chance of repeating the trick against Crawley.

Harry Kewell’s side have kept just one clean sheet in their last eight.

Honourable mentions: Luton Town, Mansfield Town

Every 4 To Score winner in League Two has won their match so far, which leads me to believe that Luton – who have won their last three home games – have a good chance against Stevenage.

Mansfield, meanwhile, also have a very winnable home game against Swindon.

- Adam Drury