'The best way to win'

It’s Thursday and for FIFA Match Predictors that means two things: Getting your predictions in before the midnight deadline and, of course, our weekly interview with one of our recent round winners!

Our Round 21 winner of FIFA Match Predictor hails from Dorset, England where she works at a nursing home. When it comes to football, the 23-year old supports AFC Bournemouth from England’s third division. We spoke to our young Round 21 winner.

FIFA.com: In Round 21, you finished level on points with 'santo_nacho', but you managed to win the tie-breaker based on your overall points. How did it feel to win by such a close finish?
Jade: I loved it! It was the best way to win. Almost like winning on penalties!

Any special strategy to making your predictions?
I go by gut reaction.

You had a very low score for Round 20 but rebounded by scoring over 500 points in Round 21. Can you tell us a little about each round?
Three postponements in Round 20 and Bayern losing at BMG [Borussia Mönchengladbach] was a huge shock. In week 21, there were only two postponements but everything else went to plan including the bonus [joker prediction] which marked a change for me.

How long have you been playing predictor for?
I’ve been paying for three seasons now. I’m sure I did much better in the last two seasons but, then again, I’ve never won anything before!

You're in quite a few private leagues. Are they leagues you have set up with friends or just through playing predictor?
The leagues include all my best friends from around the globe.

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