Rules of the game


How do I get points?

The aim of the game is to score as many points as possible to climb to the top of the standings. To do this, you need to predict the scores of the matches available in the "Predictions" tab. Although the points scale can be customized by your administrator, Scorecast offers a default scale which works as follows:

For soccer :

  • 1 point for the correct winner (e.g. if the score is 3-1 in favor of team A and you had predicted 1-0 for team A)
  • 2 points for the right winner and the right goal difference (for example: if the score is 3-1 in favor of team A and you had predicted 2-0 for team A, which corresponds to a goal difference of 2)
  • 3 points for a perfect prediction (for example: if the score is 3-1 in favor of team A and you had predicted exactly 3-1 for team A)

For rugby, basketball and handball:

  • 1 point for the right winner
  • 3 points for the right winner and the right difference (for example: if the score is 19-7 in favour of team A, i.e. a difference of 12 points between the teams, and you had predicted a difference of 11 to 15 points in favour of team A).
  • The same system applies to basketball and handball scores.
Please note that the points scale can be adjusted by your administrator as required.

What's more, bonus questions offer an opportunity to earn extra points in the game.

What is the deadline for predicting a match?

It is possible to make predictions before kick-off, but to be on the safe side we recommend that you do so a little beforehand, as our servers sometimes overheat!

Can I change my predictions once they have been recorded?

It is possible to change your prediction until the match kicks off. After that it will be too late!

Can I change my answer to a bonus question?

It is possible to modify your answer to a bonus question as long as it has not expired! It will then appear in the "Results" tab.

How are the team rankings calculated?

The scores of the first X players of each team are added together to form the team score. You can choose the number of players taken into account in this calculation to best suit your competition.

Do I have to predict all the matches at once?

No, you can only make predictions for the matches you choose. If you have validated your e-mail address and activated the corresponding option in your profile, you will receive a reminder e-mail if you have not entered any predictions for the matches of the next few days.

What do the red, green and grey circles next to the teams in the predictions screen mean?

A green circle represents a win, a grey circle for a draw and a red circle for a loss. These circles mean the current state of form of the team on these last 5 games.

A player has double the number of points than expected, is this normal?

If you see a small coloured star next to the number of points earned, then the daring predictions option is activated. This doubles the points if less than 20% of Scorecast punters have not picked the right winner. If this is not the case, we invite you to take a look at the game's payout scale, as the scale may change as the competition draws to a close. The scale is at the discretion of the administrator, so if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact them.