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The Fantasy Flutter: Goals in short supply for shot-shy Palace and Newcastle

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The two teams with the fewest number of attempts on goal, shots on target and big chances in 2020 meet at Selhurst Park on Saturday.

Crystal Palace and Newcastle United are scoring at a rate of less than a goal a game this season and, while Palace have not kept a clean sheet in two months, 18 of their 26 fixtures in 2019/20 have seen two goals scored or fewer.

Indeed, when we look at the Eagles’ matches against teams in the bottom half this campaign, only two (both against West Ham, curiously) have featured more than two goals.

Bet365 are offering 8/15 on under 2.5 goals for this clash in south London, while those wishing to go that one step further can get 7/4 on under 1.5 goals with Betfair and 13/2 on a goalless draw with BoyleSports.

Defences on top as wasteful Jimenez and anonymous Vardy blank at Molineux

On the subject of clean sheets, Wolverhampton Wanderers have kept five in ten matches when Willy Boly has been available – but only one in 16 without their fit-again centre-half.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s side have recorded back-to-back shut-outs since Boly returned to the starting XI in Gameweek 25 and also prevented Espanyol from scoring in Thursday’s Europa League tie.

Their opponents on Sunday, Norwich City, have scored just six goals on their travels this season, fewer than any other side in the division.

Wolves are 29/20 to win to nil with Marathon Sports this weekend.

For those who prefer cheering on goals rather than clean sheets, Dominic Calvert-Lewin is a man in form.

While a trip to Arsenal may pose Everton some problems, Calvert-Lewin has had more headed attempts on goal than any other Premier League player since Carlo Ancelotti took charge in Gameweek 19.

Arsenal, meanwhile, have allowed more headed attempts than any other club since Mikel Arteta assumed control on Boxing Day.

Calvert-Lewin is 21/10 to score anytime with Bet365, who give you a generous 7/1 on the Everton man to be the first goalscorer at the Emirates.

You won’t get much bang for your buck by backing Liverpool outright at home to West Ham but, with David Moyes admitting that the Hammers have problems at dead-ball situations, how about a small wager on Virgil van Dijk to grab a goal on Monday?

Only three players have had more headed attempts from set plays than the Dutchman this season, while no FPL defender – not even John Lundstram – has scored more Premier League goals in 2019/20.

Van Dijk is 5/1 with Betfair to score any time and 16/1 with Bet365 to grab the first goal at Anfield.

Trent Alexander-Arnold, Liverpool’s chief corner-taker and supplier of 12 goals already this season, is 6/4 with Betfair to grab an assist.


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332 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Make Arrows Green Again
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Evening all and good luck to you this week!

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      You too boss 🙂

  2. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Who scores more this GW?

    A) Aguero (lei)
    B) DCL (ars)

    1. OldBenKenobi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      A

    2. FantasyHero
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Aguero wont start.
      So B

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Why won't he start?

        1. FantasyHero
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Played whole game 3 days before Leicester and CL game (now CL is even more imp for city) coming up 4 days after.
          I dont see Pep risking Aguero as he is needed for CL game.
          He might come in for 20 mins or so but he can always score a couple in that time too.

    3. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Prob Aguero.

      1. TLF
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Afternoon Tom, hope all is well. I'm considering Kun & Montoya to Jimenez & Robbo this week for a -4. Out of interest would you advise against selling Kun ? The hit for Robbo means I can bench Soy this week and not have to rely on Montoya to start week after.

        1. avfc82
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Hi mate, yeah I think I'd make that move in your position. Selling Aguero for a hit isn't ideal, but you've got to look at the bigger picture, and Robertson and Jimenez should do well.

          1. TLF
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            They've been my planned moves for a while now and still see no reason to change. For 28 D.Luiz to Barnes on the cards. Team if I take the hit this week:

            Henderson
            Stevens, Trent, Robbo
            Salah, Snoddy, Traore, KDB
            Jim, Vardy, Ings
            (Ryan, Soy, Luiz, Hanley)

            Anyway, cheers & good luck with Bruno, I saw one of your comments saying he's your intended move. Should do well against Watford.

    4. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Both look low scoring. Kun if I had to pick

    5. Traction Engine Foot
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I have both, am expecting 2 points each.

    6. FantasyHero
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I am predicting a very high scoring game for Everton Arsenal so DCL would have returns

  3. FantasyHero
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Start Lascellas?
    Bench order:
    Stephens Wood Hayden

    Looks fine?

    1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Sure

  4. Karan14 (Brazil Nuts)
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Henderson
    TAA - VVD - Stevens
    Salah - KDB - Grealish - Traore
    Aguero - Jimenez - Ings

    (McCarthy - O'Connell - Mooy - Stephens)
    2 FTs & 0.0m

    VVD, KDB & Aguero ➡️ Doherty, Mane & Vardy for (-4)?

    Will be able to field 11 players next week and have 2 FTs for GW29 in case there is DGW.

    Ranked 450k so looking at some differential. The moves look risky but have I got much to lose?

    1. kuzser
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      It’s madness. But if you’re confident, do it in 2 weeks for free

    2. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I like it. Especially with your rank

      1. Karan14 (Brazil Nuts)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Even I'm starting to like honestly.

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Reckon below mate? Mixed responses over the last two nights. Any insight?

  5. Bushman
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Any interest in Jota? Hattie last night and one website suggested Jimi went off injured later night, although he's not flagged. Did anyone watch the Wolves game and see if he was injured? I was going to do Aguero to Jimi but Jota interests me

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Go Jimenez

    2. Bushman
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Just watched Jimi getting subbed off. Didn't look like an injury. Poor source

  6. Coys96
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    To replace Son:

    A) Mahrez ( have no Citeh)
    B) Pepe (have Aubameyang but might get rid GW28 for Vardy)

    1. Lecky Legs FC
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      B

    2. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Don’t like either mate. Both headaches in the future

  7. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 18 days ago

    "When the fun stops, stop"

    Well, here I am, still playing FPL...

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Same 🙂

    2. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Having fun is in your hand, what route you pick will decide the outcome 😉

    3. Stimps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I recon I'll be on the up down roller-coaster of FPL for the rest of my life....

  8. kuzser
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Not sure what to do with that team as only 1ft,0.1itb

    Is it GTG or use a ft? A bit nervous not having Wolves
    A) Alli-> Traore
    B) Alli-> Martial/Bruno
    C) Grealish-> Traore
    D) Kelly->Taylor/Saiss and play him instead of Alli

    McCarthy
    Vvd - TAA - Egan
    Grealish- Alli - KDB- Salah
    Vardy - DCL - Ings

    Maddison, Lascelles, Kelly

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      A looks good

  9. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Messed up my early transfers. My bad 🙁

    So, Best -4 to sort it?

    A. Son >> Mané
    (fix my mistake!)

    B. Greenwood >> Ings
    (bench Son and sort next GW - would likely downgrade to Maddison/Barnes and get a Pool defender)

    McCarthy
    TAA • Lunds • Aurier
    KDB • Salah • Grealish • Son** • Traoré
    Vardy • Jiménez
    (McGov. Rico. Soy. Greenwood)

    1. kuzser
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      B

    2. antis0cial
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      A

    3. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      B

    4. Lav
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      B

    5. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Reverse result of last night then. Guess it’s a pick em one then!!

      https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/comment/21698822

  10. jimbo90
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    McCarthy
    Saiss TAA Gomez (Holgate Soy)
    Grealish Salah(c) Martial KDB (Maddison)
    Ings Jimenez Vardy

    G2G?

    1. Traction Engine Foot
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Yes.

  11. Reeker
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Son + Vardy -> Mane + Jimenez? (-4)

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I like the Mane and Jim moves. But I would try keep vardy

    2. Lav
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Yes.

  12. Jet5605
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Any thoughts on what I should do here? 1 FT and 4.0 ITB.

    Keen to get Mane but not sure how to shoehorn him in. Or should I improve defence and if so who goes and who comes in?

    Guaita
    TAA / Williams / Lund
    Salah / Grealish / KDB / Traore
    Vardy / Jimi / Ings

    Button / Webster / Cantwell / Holgate

    1. Traction Engine Foot
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I'd just sell Webster for a Liverpool defender.

      1. Lav
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        This

  13. Traction Engine Foot
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Good to go here? Tempted by Aguero to Jiminez for a hit but it could easily backfire...

    Foster
    TAA, Stevens, Taylor
    Mane, Salah, KDB, Traore
    Aguero, Ings, DCL

    McGovern, Hayden, Soyuncu, Holgate

    1. Lav
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      GTG

  14. Lav
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Good evening. Awful last GW. Ideas here?

    Guaita 4.0
    TAA Stevens Holgate Lascelles Tanganga
    Salah Mane KDB Grealish Cantwell
    Vardy Jimenez Ings

    1. Traction Engine Foot
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Looks fine for this week.

  15. Bubbles1985
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Had planned Mahrez to Son this week.
    No other midfielder looks decent enough for me so am I best to shift Greenwood to Ings?

    I've resisted Ings up until now but looking at the fixtures is he essential?!

    1. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Greenwood to Ings sounds good but who will get benched?

      1. Bubbles1985
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Lundy and Mahrez most probably!

    2. Lumberjack
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Yep, Ings still good value I reckon

  16. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Anything worth a hit here or g2g? 5.5m itb

    McCarthy
    Taa Stevens dunk
    Salah kdb grealish traore
    Firmino jiminez ings

    Button Rico dendo soy

  17. COYR
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Scratching my head a bit...

    Pope
    Taa Gomez Lund Williams
    Salah KDB Traore
    Auba Ings Vardy

    Woodman / Maddison, Cantwell, Soy

    1ft 0.2itb

    A) Auba to Jiminez
    B) Save FT
    C) Something else

    Thanks!

    1. zdrojo187
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      B

      1. COYR
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Thanks

  18. Daghe Munegu
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Help!!!

    2ft 1.3 itb

    Mccarthy

    TAA Robbo Sidibé
    Salah KDB Martial Grealish Moura
    Vardy Ings

    Button Long Rico Reid

    A: Long Moura Sidibé to Jimenez Traoré Boly
    B: Sidibé to Boly
    C: Moura Sidibé to Traoré Boly
    D: Anything else

  19. I Member
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    If there is to be a DGW29 we should know before the GW28 deadline right? I'm assuming they need to give fans and authorities at least a week's notice if they're moving a game.

    1. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Yes, before 28

      1. I Member
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Good to know.

  20. chaser123
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Who is the best Grealish replacement next week?

    1. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I like Harvey Barnes.

      1. chaser123
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Yeh I'm thinking the same. Which is nice easy move at that price.

        Has Harvey secured his spot in the starting line up now?

    2. Evasivo
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Maddison or Traore?

      1. chaser123
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Not sure if Maddison is worth the extra over Barnes?

  21. George James
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    A) team on -4

    Pope
    TAA • Rico • Robertson
    Salah • KDB • Grealish • Traore
    DCL • Kun • Ings

    Button / Soy / Lundstram / Cantwell

    B) WC to this

    Henderson
    TAA • Boly • O’Connell
    Salah • KDB • Traore • Mane
    DCL • Jimenez • Ings

    Pope / Stephens / Lacelles / Barnes

  22. Lumberjack
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Folks, what to you think, with an eye on GW28 blanks and currently no playing keeper? Will be getting rid of sidibe anyway, this determines who I replace him with. 2FT.

    A - Henderson to Pope
    B - Button/Sidibe to Pope/J Stephens

  23. Fernando Torres
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Best replacement for Son?

    A) Martial
    B) Fernandes
    C) Richarlison

  24. GuillermoDickero
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Thoughts on what to do with this? Save ft or maybe sort my third defender out - maybe Stephens in for Webster or Lundy?

    Ryan, Button
    TAA, Robbo, Soyuncu, Webster, Lundstram
    Salah, KDB, Grealish, Traore, Dendoncker
    Aguero, Jiminez, Ings

    1. Evasivo
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Aguero>Vardy?

  25. _figu
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Aguero & Fleck to Tammy + Bruno/Martial?

    I can bench Tammy this week and play Grealish.

  26. Attractive Nuisance
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Please advice. Should I use my wildcard? If not then what changes should I make keeping in mind the blank gw's. 2 FT & 1.5m ITB.

      Henderson-Button
      Aurier-Soy-TAA-Lundstarm-Kelly
      Salah-Mahrez-KDB-Fleck-Cantwell
      Auba-Vardy-Ings

    • chelseabrad
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Foster (Button)
      TAA Soy Fernandez (Tanganga Holgate)
      Salah (c) KDB Traore Grealish (Donck)
      Firmino Vardy Greenwood

      1ft and 1.5itb

      Save?

    • AdamJ91
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Could do with some suggestions on what to do here guys?

      McCarthy - Button
      TAA - Robertson - Webster - Rico - Reid
      Salah - KDB - Son - Grealish - Hayden
      Vardy - Ings - Jimenez

      2 FT / 0 ITB

      1. Evasivo
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Possibly burn one?

        1. _figu
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          With Son in there, seriously?

      2. _figu
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Son to Martial/Bruno/Traore

    • andres
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Thinking sell kelly (need bench for blank) or sidibe for a WOL defender... any advice?

      Hedno
      Sidibe TAA VVD stephens
      Kdb Salah Traore
      Kun Jimi Ings

      Mooy, Cantwell, Kelly 3.4, 1 FT

    • Lav
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Mane new captain favorite or no?