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Guess the Starting XI - Week Four vs. CF Montreal

It’s an all-Canadian affair as Guess the Starting XI rolls into week four.

SOCCER: APR 24 MLS - CF Montreal at Nashville SC Photo by Matthew Maxey/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Welcome back everyone to the Guess the Starting XI contest!

It was a bit of a tough week not only for the Whitecaps, but also on the prediction front, as most of you backed a Whitecaps victory against the Rapids. That being said, there were still some points to be had in the lineup predictions. Despite a tough week, Norwegian Would remains on top of the points standings, with 49, although the margin is down to just four points to the nearest competitors.

Looking forward to the upcoming match, the status of the midfield, as well as the role of Bruno Gaspar, and the starting centrebacks, is very much in question. Both Michael Baldisimo and Leo Owusu have been limited in training so far this week, so it could very well come down to a game time decision as to who starts in the midfield. Meanwhile, Gaspar’s status for a starting role is still in doubt, and although Derek Cornelius is available, there’s no guarantee that the centrebacks will be rotated.

As far as the result is concerned, your guess is as good as mine. So, without further ado, here are the rules, and standings so far...

  • Predictions will be ‘valid’ if posted HERE prior to the lineup being officially announced, usually about an hour before kickoff.
  • You receive 1 point for every player you correctly guess to be in the Starting XI. You receive 4 bonus points for correctly predicting all 11 starters.
  • You get 5 points for correctly guessing Win/Lose/Draw, this doubles to 10 if you also predict the right score-line along with the result.
  • That means, if you correctly predict the Starting XI, Final Score, and Winner, you can earn 25 points!