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The Fantasy Flutter: Hot favourites at home in Saturday’s top-flight games

We’re combining Fantasy football with a flutter as we take a small bet or two on the upcoming Premier League action.

Once again we’re turning to the vast array of player and team statistics available on our site to lay the groundwork for our selections, although we’ll be leaving room for our (ample) gut to inspire a pick.

After an eight-game Blank Gameweek 1, we have a full complement of fixtures to pore over this weekend with both Manchester clubs, Burnley and Aston Villa getting their 2020/21 league campaigns underway.

The odds featured in this piece are all provided by our official sportsbook partner, bet365.

But please always remember with gambling: when the fun stops, stop.

BRAZILIAN TO GO NUTS?

Only Mohamed Salah had more attempts on goal than Richarlison in Gameweek 1, with the Brazilian racking up seven attempts – five of them in the box – against Spurs last Sunday.

Further encouragement can perhaps be drawn from the fact that this weekend’s opponents, West Bromwich Albion, allowed Harvey Barnes five efforts on goal in their 3-0 defeat to Leicester City.

The relevance there? Barnes, like Richarlison, occupied a wide-left position on the opening weekend.

The Everton man is 4/1 with bet365 to score first at Goodison Park this weekend and 5/4 to have over 3.5 efforts on goal – that’s half of what he managed in north London.

He is 6/1 to bag a brace, meanwhile.

SLAM DUNK

Lewis Dunk’s horror miss against Chelsea will still be haunting him but it underscored his goal threat from dead-ball situations.

No Premier League centre-half had more efforts on goal than the Brighton stopper last season.

Albion face Newcastle United this weekend, with the Magpies ranked bottom or joint-bottom for chances conceded from set plays in each of the last three seasons – including this embryonic one.

An outside bet he might be, but Dunk is 28/1 to get the first goal on Tyneside on Sunday or 12/1 to score at any time.

Both meetings between these two sides finished 0-0 last season – which brings us to bet365’s Bore Draw Money Back offer.

If you fancy a 1-0 Brighton or a Newcastle win by the same margin (both 7/1), bet365 will refund your stake if the game finishes goalless.

Bore Draw Money Back

Refund for any Soccer game that finishes 0-0 at bet365.

Applies to losing pre-match bets on any Correct Score, Half-Time/Full-Time or Scorecast markets. Bet restrictions and T&Cs apply. New and eligible customers only.

PAYING (OUT ON) THE PENALTY

Manchester United take on Crystal Palace this weekend, with the Red Devils’ 2020/21 campaign finally getting underway after a delayed start.

The Red Devils were awarded a league-high 14 spot-kicks in the top flight in 2019/20, with a further eight arriving in the cup competitions.

It was a United-Palace one-two for penalty awards in 2018/19, meanwhile, with the Eagles top of the charts in the preceding season as well.

With a number of rapid, foul-drawing wingers and forwards on show at Old Trafford on Saturday, who would bet against another spot-kick award?

It’s 7/4 for any penalty to be given (converted or not) in the United v Palace game on Saturday, with the hosts 4/1 to score one and the Eagles 12/1 to do likewise.

HOME BANKERS?

If some of the punts above seem a bit leftfield, then an accumulator on the four Premier League teams who are at home – and odds-on favourites to win – on Saturday takes us right back into mainstream territory.

Backing Arsenal, Manchester United, Leeds United and Everton all to win returns 3.72/1 with bet365, at the time of writing.


For all the latest Premier League odds, visit bet365 and build your personalised football bet. 


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934 Comments Post a Comment
  1. orangepeel
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Either of the condiments, Saliba or Vinagre going to get starts now or is that it? Made a bo bo with those two.

    1. Legomané
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Saliba played for reserves midweek iirc, so doubt he features in the first team imminently.

    2. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Saliba looks like he won’t get much game time at all

      Think he played for their U23s this week

      Vinagre still has some hope

    3. adams_6
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Arteta has said that he and Gabriel are at different points in their careers. That makes me think he'll play Europa and Carabao

  2. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Is it worth holding Digne for another rise?

    Don't plan to keep him long term but short term fixtures are good

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

      Hold for next three for sure

    2. Duffy Dunk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      It's worth holding him for his fixtures too.

    3. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Keep and assess ahead of Liverpool game

  3. adam wigan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Ryan and Digne, or Pickford and AWB?

    1. Legomané
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      A

    2. BigRedRom
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      You’d be surprised by how well Wan-B did post lockdown. 49 points in last ten games. Pickford will likely outdo Ryan by 15-20 points.

      I’d say B

  4. marcus2704
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Is Bruno worth the 1M over Rashford?

    1. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Yes

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

      For me he is - think Bruno will finish up on 250 points

    3. Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Yes

    4. Yome
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Depends how many pens United will get. I have gone Rashford. Marcus was close to 20 goals last season so I hope he has another great season.

      1. BigRedRom
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        6 were penalties.

        United will get around 10 pens (14 and 12 last two seasons). This means Bruno bangs in 20 league goals this year.

  5. Jurgen Flopp
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Which 5.5m mid?

    A) Podence (have Jimi)
    B) Kilch
    C) Harrison
    D) ASM

    Cheers.

    1. PogBruno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      A

    2. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      B

  6. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Should i start Egan over any of these? Cheers

    McCarthy
    TAA Justin Shaw
    Salah Auba Son ASM
    Werner Adams Wilson

    Steer Egan Bissouma Mitchell

    1. Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Nope. You’re ready

    2. PogBruno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      no

    3. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Cheers!

  7. Make United Great Again
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Honestly couldn’t care less about these article bets.

  8. LordEllison
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Hey all, just lost 0.1 on pulisic is it worth a -4 to Rodriguez or just keep him? Thanks.

    McCarthy
    Trent Bdavies KWP Rjames
    Salah Auba pulisic ASM
    Martial(C) Werner

    Steer Bissouma Mitchell Brewster

    1. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Shame you didn’t do the move before the drop

    2. adams_6
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      He doesn't look like he's playing in the next 2 weeks, I sold him for Hames for free last night

  9. PogBruno
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Howz this draft looking with three premium mids? Would it be better off downgrading Bruno and spread the funds?

    Martinez
    Robbo - Digne - Justin - James
    Auba (c) - Bruno - Bruno - Prodence
    Jimenez - DCL
    - Saiss Bissouma Brewster

    Auba to KDB GW3
    Bruno to Salah later on

    1. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Double Bruno is lovely!

    2. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      You really like Bruno don’t you

    3. Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      2 Bruno’s? You’re excited

      1. liverpool01
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Lmao

    4. PogBruno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      lol One of them is Sterling

    5. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Think you need another Bruno in there really

  10. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    The Portuguese Magnifico will trigger a lot of wildcards tonight!

    1. Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Brunooooooo

    2. PogBruno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Bruno?

      1. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Yes

    3. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Glad loads are going without!

      1. Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Will be this week's Salah 😉

        1. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          *Fingers Crossed*

    4. Yome
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Blank incoming

      1. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Blank incoming for your captain 😛

    5. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Most would just move Auba to him and wait for KDB.

      1. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        That's the worst mistake anyone can make. Need Raz or KDB.

  11. jammerz888
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Gtg?

    Miazek
    Digne Shaw Justin Lewis
    Aub Salah Bruno
    Werner Richarlison Wilson

    Then next week Aub to KDB

    1. Ballistics
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Looks good

  12. KneejerkJoe
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    A) Rasford DCL Brewster +0,5
    B) Martial Richarlison Bissouma

    1. Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      B

      1. KneejerkJoe
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Thanks Martial

    2. Ballistics
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      A

  13. Scout
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Ryan
    Justin shaw saiss
    Auba Sterling salah Bruno bissouma
    DCL, Wilson

    1) Bruno, DCL, shaw out for rashford, Jimi/lacazette, 4.5 either Lewis or bardsley
    2) keep the same?
    3) any other suggestion

    1. Ballistics
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Keep

      1. Scout
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Thanks

    2. Justin Credibles
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Keep

  14. timawflowers
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Madness to take out salah to get in vardy and willian?

    1. Ballistics
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Yes

    2. Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Absolutely

    3. Hairy Potter
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Not madness, but I wouldn't do it

    4. Duffy Dunk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Probably

    5. Justin Credibles
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Yes

    6. jamiejoe
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Could be genius...

    7. timawflowers
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Thanks all, last question from me then, who to pick
      A - digne and Watkins
      B - gabriel and dcl
      Have j rod

  15. Ballistics
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    0.5 to improve this team

    Ryan (Button)
    Digne AWB Justin Lamptey (Mitchell)
    Auba Salah Rashford Hames (McCarthy)
    DCL Werner (Brewster)

    1. Justin Credibles
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Looks GTG to me

    2. KneejerkJoe
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Mitchell and Awb to Shaw and Saiss

  16. TheDragon
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    The French Fernandes to get a mega haul this week?

    1. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Yes goal + 2 pens!!

    2. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Who dat?

  17. jamiejoe
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    If you're going to go big into teams then both Manchester clubs have the assets and it is a short break since restart.

    Then Chelsea offer options when fit and Liverpool premium picks.

    Also Spurs when on song and Arsenal's top few and Wolves look strong again.

    So who is gambling on Manchester United and Man City this week?

    1. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Got Bruno and Martial on my WC and will do Auba to Sterling next week.

      1. jamiejoe
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Nice one...

        I've got 5 Manchester players in!

  18. JenkoJunko
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Anyone see the Sheff Utd game/highlights last week? I have Enda and not sure what to do with him?

    Thanks all and GL!

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

      All their attacks came through Stevens and Baldock and Baldock nearly scored. Would hold another couple but Ramsdale looks a weakness.

    2. jamiejoe
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Started slow, missing Hendo too.

      Burnley and Wolves could be better options.

    3. JenkoJunko
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Thanks guys! Gonna hold for this GW at least. Otherwise an upgrade to Digne potentially.

  19. Van der Faart
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Hold Salah or shift to Bruno for this week?

    McCarthy
    TAA Dallas Holding
    Auba ASM Son *Salah*
    Werner Adams Wilson

    0 ITB

    1. HARLEY
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Hold

    2. Justin Credibles
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Hold

  20. Burger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Anyone with the armband on Salah? Some decent alternatives but struggling to take it off someone who just bagged a hattrick.

    1. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      It’s salah and he plays Kepa so obv he can haul but Salah at home is historically very different to Salah away in terms of FPL output

      1. Burger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Thanks, that's a really good point.

  21. DickFranDyke
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Salah,Watkins and Reed(bench fodder)
    or
    Werner,Jimenez & Davis(bench fodder)

  22. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Ings >> Martial (-4)? If Ings score I lose my Davies clean sheet, hmm.

    McCarthy
    TAA, Justin, Egan, Davies
    Salah, Auba(C), Rodríguez, Saint-Max
    Werner, Ings
    (Nyland, Mitchell, Bissouma, Davis)

    1. Hairy Potter
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Martial's fixtures look good as longer term pick and means next GW you can focus on what to do about Auba and Man City mid.

  23. Scout
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Which Man Utd assets to get?
    Bruno, rashford or martial?

    1. jamiejoe
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      I just think there are 4 good picks there plus Mason Greenwood.

      I'd say Martial and Bruno for certain....

      1. Scout
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Who would you prefer Bruno or martial?

  24. ABHISHEK - THE CURIOUS ONE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    From gameweek 4 onwards , all matches are at same time ?

    Or it will be changed

    1. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Will be changed

    2. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Changed

    3. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Will be changed

    4. cjhewitt92
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      I don’t think anyone knows. There is pressure in UK on premier league. To make matches available to view on television until fans are allowed fully back into grounds.

      1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Think it is safe to say all 10 matches every GW won't be played simultaneously

    5. jamiejoe
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      The TV companies want to pick on a ST basis according to their respective rights.

      All matches staggered for the foreseeable, albeit international weeks will guillotine that.

  25. Brunsvigeren
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Keep looking at my wildcard team, Think its alright..... ? :8

    Mcarthy (Steer)
    ReeceJames - Justin - Shaw - Digne (Mitchell)
    Salah - Aubamayang - Bruno - Barnes (Podence)
    Richarlison - Wilson (Brewster)

    1. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Until you realise that TAA is essential

      1. Brunsvigeren
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Cant have them all

        1. Brunsvigeren
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Dunno how to get him in tho, 0.9 in the bank

      2. Pumpy Pro
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        No he isn't. Especially with them fixtures

      3. Tamagotchi Massacre
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        TAA along with all liverpool defenders had a very mediocre run at the start of the season without their clean sheets

        I'd agree we know the risks, but it is not without precedent that timing is a factor to his essential status

  26. HARLEY
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Nyland
    TAA Doherty Egan Justin
    Auba Salah Son ASM
    Werner Adams
    (McCarthy KWP Stephens Brewster)

    1FT 1.0 itb

    GTG??
    Thinking to replace Adams with Wilson or DCL

    Can someone help me please

  27. FOO FIGHTER
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Cap Salah vs Kepa or Vardy vs injury Burnley defence?

    1. KGFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Think Burnley will still be difficult to break down for Leicester. They themselves lack creativity in the midfield. I'd rather go Salah. On form, Chelsea keeper will be definitely poor and they are missing their key attackers.

  28. Silent Friend
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Mitrovic or Watkins on WC?

  29. Eh, just one more thing ...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Harrison or Klitch ... which Leeds asset to pick at home versus Fulham?

  30. 007 [RoboKlopp]
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Play A or B?
    A. Soucek vs ars
    B. Taylor vs lei
    Ta.