Bezza Cup

The Bezza Cup is the most prestigious of our 4 cup competitions and the later rounds usually take place in line with English FA Cup matches, however, the first round this season will take place on selected league weeks (shown below) using your normal league predictions, as there isn’t enough FA Cup rounds to squeeze our cup competition in, along with Coronavirus disruptions to league fixtures which set us back a few weeks. Everyone is entered into this cup but you don’t need to do anything out of the ordinary for Round 1.

As in other cup comps, if you have a tied match with your opponent then it will initially come down to who scored the most amount of correct scores, if this is the same then it will be decided on the dreaded goals predicted rule (the closest amount of goals predicted to the actually goals scored in the selected matches), our version of the penalty shootout. In the unlikely event that the goals predicted rule doesn’t separate the tie then a replay will be played on the next set of league matches.

Round 1 – Everyone who submits predictions in the league on Weeks 17, 18 & 19 will automatically be entered into the 1st round of the Bezza Cup. The 16 scorers over the 3 weeks will go through to round 2. (Normal league predictions required – Week 17, 18, 19)

Round 2 – 16 people, A draw will be made to see who you face head-to-head, your points from your predictions against your opponent. The person with the highest score moves on. (Bezza Cup predictions required – FA Cup round 4 games, 23rd Jan 2021)

Quarter Final – 8 people, A draw will be made to see who you face head-to-head, your points from your predictions against your opponent. The person with the highest score moves on. (Bezza Cup predictions required – FA Cup round 5 games, 10th Feb 2021)

Semi Final – 4 people, A draw will be made to see who you face head-to-head, your points from your predictions against your opponent. The person with the highest score moves on. (Bezza Cup predictions required – FA Cup Quarter Final games, 20th March 2021)

Final – 2 people, Your points from your predictions against your opponent. The person with the highest score wins the Bezza Cup. (Bezza Cup predictions required – FA Cup Semi Final games, 17th April 2021)

 

Predictions submitted for cup games is only for the 90 minutes. Extra time and penalties do not count.

In the event of a draw between 2 people having the same points, it will come down to who has predicted the closest amount of goals to the amount of goals scored in the selected matches, if this is still a tie then it will go off who has predicted the most correct scores. In the event there is still no winner, then it will be decided on the dreaded goals predicted rule (the closest amount of goals predicted to the actually goals scored in the selected matches), our version of the penalty shootout. In the unlikely event that the goals predicted rule doesn’t separate the tie then a replay will be played on the next set of league matches.

As the first round uses normal league predictions, you are automatically entered into this competition, there is no extra fee and the winner does however win a prize and gets free entry into next season’s Bezza League.

To view your predictions along with your opponents for the 4th round of the Bezza Cup, click here

To submit Bezza Cup predictions (From Round 4 onwards), click here