Reasons For Featured Matches in The Jackpot
The Sportpesa Mega Jackpot Grand Prize of KSH 106,594,343.00 is up for grabs for this weekend. Bonuses from 12 to 16 correct predictions present a more realistic chance of winning than the ultimate prize.
Both Mega Jackpot and Midweek jackpot made a comeback early December after 18 months absence.
In this article, we will take a look at teams that have featured thus far and some of the reasons why. England Championships and local derbies have dominated in the list while teams struggling in their various leagues being the most common teams.We will mainly concentrate on the teams that will feature in this weekend MJP.
- Kilmarnock – St. Johnstone
Scottish side Johnstone made their debut to the Jackpot scenes in the midweek jackpot and will again feature in the weekend MJP .
Johnstone played out to a barren draw in the midweek to record their 9th draw of the season.
The 9th placed side , are mid table side whose main undoing is turning draws into wins and now face a side who they are level points with.
There is no history between these sides to look forward to. From our research This match makes it to the jackpot due to consistency issues from both sides.
- Birmingham – Coventry
Since the return of Jackpot, Birmingham have featured three times in the Mega jackpot and Twice in the midweek jackpot while Coventry have also been a prominent feature making three entries to the main jackpot and one time in the mid week.
These two have struggled to find the feet going this season.
The Most interesting fact about this clash is Birmingham are using Coventry Stadium as their home ground this season. The first leg of this tie ended in a stalemate.
It will also be the ‘midlands’ derby, so expect a cautious approach from both managers.
3 Huddersfield – Stoke City
The most featured sides in the Jackpot have been Huddersfield and Stoke
They have appeared four times in the midweek and twice in MJP and the same stats apply to Stoke.
Although the four entries for Stoke have come in the main JP.
Both sides have struggled for form in 2021 considering they featured in the Premier League in recent years.
Stoke are near play off places while Huddersfield were in that bracket at the end of the year.
The Reason for this tie in the MJP goes down to form for two quality sides.
4 Sheffield Wed – Preston
Sheffield has made two entries in the MJP and Mini Jackpot while Preston has been one the prominent side to appear in the main jackpot with five entries and two in the midweek.
Sheffield have been fighting for the drop all season and showed some sign of improvement at the start of the year but that has seen them being dashed away from their last two matches.
Preston on the other hand are mid table sides who have some consistency issues and are a side that are supposed to be challenging for the play off.
5 Nottingham – Barnsley
Nottingham have thus far made five entries to the main Jackpot and two times in the mid week while Barnsley will make their third consecutive entry in the mega jackpot heading into the weekend, they also featured in the just concluded midweek JP to add to the previous two they have featured.
Nottingham have blown hot and cold form this term and are fighting their lives at the bottom end of the table and that has been the case for Chris Hughton’s side all season.
Barnsley on the hand were in fine form with the new coach who arrived back in October. The visitors were at one time in the championship playoff but their form has since dipped distancing them from the top six.
6 Cardiff – Millwall
Cardiff have been featured three times in the main jackpot and once in the JP while Millwall have made it three times to the main Jackpot and twice in the mid week.
Two sides within the same wavelength in terms of form this season meet up.
This is a six pointer for these two sides who are level on points In the table
7 Crystal Palace – Wolverhampton
Palace will make their debut in the jackpot this week while Wolves match for this weekend will be the second in the MJP and once in the midweek.
Two sides with identical records meet up for the 2nd time this month after their F.A clash in the fourth round.
Wolves have struggled without a recognized striker while Crystal Palace midtable performance keep showing up season in, season out.
8 West Bromwich – Fulham
This will be the first time West Brom feature in the Jackpot while Fulham have featured three times in the main jackpot and once in the midweek.
Both sides are in the bottom three with only two wins all season.
Fulham have greatly improved in the last few weeks while West Brom change of Management brings a different dynamic as both sides fight for their lives to remain in the top flight.
9 Livingston – Aberdeen
Livingston have been in the mega jackpot twice and are yet to appear in the midweek while Aberdeen appeared in the just concluded midweek and have followed up with an appearance in the main jackpot.
This game feature in the jackpot falls entirely to the head to head record The last time Livingston beat Aberdeen in a top-flight match was back in April 2004 under former boss David Hay; Livingston have since drawn three and lost 12 times against the Dons.
10 Montpellier – Lens
This will be the first entry for Montpellier side while Lens will make their 2nd appearance in the weekend.
Two teams with previous ambitions of European qualification languish in the mid table after some sloppy result in the recent matches.
11 Arsenal – Manchester Utd
Arsenal will make their 2nd appearance this weekend MJP and have featured once in the mid week While Manchester United are making a debut.
Two arch rivals in the premier league Era have a lot at stake come the weekend.
Manchester United are just a point off the top spot and were in the top summit when this game was featured in the MJP.
Arsenal on the other hand have found form after struggling in the better part of the season.
Pride is at Stake with European places for Arsenal And Manchester trying to remain in the hunt for the title for the first time since Fegie left.
12 Southampton – Aston Villa
Both sides have not featured in the jackpot yet this term.
Aston Villa and Southampton have been the dark horses for the race for Europa places with some decent displays this season.
Dean Smith and Ralph Hasenhuttl have built some exciting squads that have troubled top six sides and are staking a claim for European places.
The intensity and tactical approach of these two sides has to be the reason we see this one feature.
13 Marseille – Rennes
Marseille featured twice in the Mid week with the weekend one being the first in the main jackpot. Rennes makes two in a row in the MJP and have been in The mid week once.
Marseille dip form is a big concern in the hunt of European football while Rennes will be looking to return to Europe after a poor spell this season. Both sides are chasing a European spots.