Written by: Brian Webb
Fact checked by Brian Webb  
Updated: May 22, 2024

The Sky Sports Super 6 game is essentially the lottery for football fans. Each week you have to predict 6 correct scores usually from the Premier League or sometimes it includes the Championship if there aren’t enough top flight matches at 3pm. Predict all 6 correct and you stand to win £250,000, or at least a share of it, if there are others who have also hit the jackpot. There haven’t been many £250,000 winners in the years of the competition running and it shows how unlikely making 6 correct predictions is. Unlike the lottery though, we can improve our chances with a little bit of research and knowhow.

There is also a £5,000 prize guaranteed to the person closest to landing the jackpot every week however and many people run their own leagues with prizes for the best totals over the course of a season. It is one of the best free bookies offers going and a game we think everyone should try and play each week. After all, its free and gives you chance to win some serious prizes.

I know from personal experience how fun it is to play this game in a league with friends. Not only does it give you an extra incentive to get one over your mates, you also gain a little knowledge along the way from different perspectives. So I’ve run a few queries and done some research to come up with 3 tips below for maximizing your chances in the Sky Super 6.

Sky Super 6 guide

TIP 1: Don’t go for scorelines with a 4 in them or higher

Only 8 scorelines occur more than 5% of the time and they are the ones in the table below. From the data for the last 8 Premier League seasons there are no scores higher than 2.

ScorelinePercentage
1-010.63%
1-19.95%
2-08.42%
0-07.84%
0-17.68%
2-17.47%
1-26.47%
2-25.47%

The final score stats over the last 5 seasons are:

  • 2023/24: 2-1-10%
  • 2022/23: 1-0-12%
  • 2021/22: 1-1-11%
  • 2020/21: 1-1-11%
  • 2019/20: 11-13%

As you can see, there has been a small increase in the amount of goals as the league reverts to one with more attacking managers and an aim for excitement. However, it is still a rarity to see huge amounts of goals in games, so bear that in mind when predicting the results.

In my research of previous winners the first 2 (1 jackpot and 1 shared) that I came across both won with scorelines containing 2 goals per team or fewer. Here are the links (winning scores at the bottom):

https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/lucky-pensioner-wins-super-6-8959190

http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/14031300.Poole-based_soccer_fan_wins_Super_6_with_against-the-odds_predictions/

TIP 2: Use the betting odds to guide you

The bookies aren’t daft and in the long-term their odds are extremely accurate. You could just look at their correct scoreline odds and go with that but that might include some bias towards the higher scores with punters perhaps wanting to go for high scorelines when one of the big 6 teams are involved. The bookies may feel it necessary to make some of these shorter than they should be.

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What I have preferred to do instead is put the odds of the home team in ranges and see which results are most common based on the home odds. I’ve included the top 3 for each range in case there is little between some of the top few score and to allow a little flexibility in terms of thinking. Again this is from the last 5 Premier League seasons.

But I would always say go with your gut and use your knowledge. We know Liverpool start and score loads at Anfield, we know Man City will wear you down and against the smaller teams are likely to score a lot. We know when Chelsea and Man Utd play anything could happen which makes predicting their results even more difficult.

Home OddsMost Common Scoreline2nd Most common3rd Most Common
1.01 - 1.492-02-11-0
1.5 -1.991-02-01-1
2.00 - 2.491-01-10-0
2.50 - 2.991-10-01-0
3.00 - 3.490-11-11-2
3.5 - 3.991-20-32-1
4.0 - 4.491-10-10-0
4.5 - 4.990-11-11-2
5.00+0-20-11-2

Super 6 app screenshots

TIP 3: Choose a number lower than 10 for golden goal

The golden goal is the time of the first goal from all 6 matches. The stats are from a few years back but are unlikely to vary too much and  in 2012-13 thirty-three point nine (33.9%) of first goals came before the 15th minute. So the first goal from the chosen 6 matches is likely to be earlier than this. I’d go for below 10 myself. Last week I went for 4 and was out by just one minute (5).

Also, you want to differentiate yourself. A lot of people are likely to go for 20 minutes and wait for it to settle down. Again, look at the teams who are playing. Liverpool have been extremely fast starters in recent years, so if they are playing, there could be an earlier goal scored. Form and the teams dictate everything with this competition.

Good luck with your Super 6 endeavours and if you do win courtesy of this advice, feel free to send me a few quid!

Brian is the owner of BettingTools, he has decades of experience in horse racing betting and the best ways to utilize betting tools and calculators. Brian’s vision is to provide a comprehensive resource for bettors, offering sophisticated tools combined with expert advice to enhance betting strategies. He has a passion for horse racing and soccer and a commitment to helping others gain knowledge and succeed in sports betting.