Scoring is pretty simple here. Each question has a certain number of points assigned to it and you get those points by either getting the question right, or getting close to the real answer. The closer you get, the more of the points you get!

## QUESTION TYPES

Premier League Predictions has 2 types of questions, one is Multiple Choice, and the other is Numerical.

**Multiple Choice Questions**

Most of us have done our SATs or some other meaningless test at school where you have to pick from A, B, C or None of the Above. It's the same principle here. These questions could have a number of possible outcomes, but just one correct answer (e.g. Will Pompey Score a Goal This Weekend?). In these questions if you get it right, you get all the points, if you get it wrong, it's a big fat zero for you.

There's also a type of multiple choice question with more than one correct answer (e.g. Pick a Team That will Score No Goals This Weekend), in these types of questions if you pick any one of the correct answers, you get all the points, if not, you get zero.

**Numerical Questions**

No maths needed here. With these questions your answer is a number, and you get awarded points based on how close your answer was to the actual result.

Each numerical question has a "Bound" assigned to it (shown directly under the question). This just means you have to be within a certain boundary of the correct answer to get any of the points. For example if the question was "How many Goals Will Manchester United Score This Weekend" and the Bound was 5, this means your answer has to be within 5 Goals of the result in order for you to get some points. If you guessed 3 and United got 9, then you'd score zero.

If United got 3 however, you'd get all the points for that question, but if they managed 2 you'd get most of the points for that question. If there were 100 points for that question, and a bound of 5, you were only 1 goal away with your prediction of 3 so you'd got 80% of the points or in this case 80 points out of 100 (80% because a band of 5 means 20% for each goal you are away and being only 1 away you only lose 20% of the points).

## LEADERBOARDS

There are 3 types of league tables on Premier League Predictions. Weekly, Monthly, and Season.

**Weekly**

Weekly tables simply show you the rankings for that week's game. The points you received for each question are added up and that total score is used to determine your ranking.

**Monthly**

With your fantasy league, Facebook and god knows what else on the go you may not have time to come here every week. So with monthly tables, only your best 3 results out of every 4 are counted towards each monthly league table.

So if you end up missing a week for some reason, you can still win the monthly table and any prizes that might be up for grabs. But of course if you play all 4 weeks then we simply drop your lowest score at the end of the month leaving you with your 3 strongest results.

**Season**

For the season league tables only 65% of the weekly total scores are counted towards the final season total (the best scores obviously). That means you could miss almost half of the weekly games and still be in the running to win the league and any prizes up for grabs.

So if you entered every week and there were 40 weeks in total, we'd find your 26 best weekly scores and use those to make up your total score for the season. If you played only 26 weeks out of the 40, then we'd have to take all 26 of your weekly results to make up that score.

Of course if you play more often, then we simply drop your worst scores at the end of the season to give you a final score. So the more often you play the more good scores you're going to have, and the more chance there is you'll win. The trick is to get 26 really good scores in a 40 week season, no matter how many times you have to play to get that.

## STATS

Most the stats for the answers come from the BBC website or from Match of the Day.