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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. Ramsays Raw Steak
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Kdb is the safer c option?

    1. Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Next Gw.

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

    Alli > Hames for a hit?

    1. Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      I did.

    2. Ramsays Raw Steak
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Possible
      Ull need just 4 from james to break even
      Think ull get that

  3. cjhewitt92
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    With Aguero being out for another 2 months. What are people thoughts on Jesus. Could he be better value than other city assets.

    1. KGFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      On the watchlist.
      Could be a great differential

    2. Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Will pick up returns yes. I still think KDB with pens is the one.

    3. Ramsays Raw Steak
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Still could get benched

    4. Joey Tribbiani
        1 month, 7 days ago

        All I think is KDB guaranteed pens

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

        Pep could easily play Sterling CF with Foden mahrez on either side etc. Wouldn’t bother with Jesus

      • Azathoth
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Sterling will play as a false 9.

    5. Our Man Charlie
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Morning

      Is Richarlison in for Che Adams for a -4 mad ?
      would give a front 3 of

      Vardy Richarlison Martial

      Thanks

      1. Original Pirate Material
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        I think Richy will bang today.

      2. KGFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Could pay over next couple of weeks if not immediately. So not a bad move imo. Personally, I don't like taking hits so early in the season.

        1. Our Man Charlie
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          thanks for the replies , yeah trying to reduce hits this season , that strike force will be set for a few weeks hoping to bank more transfers this season , but sure is tempting could always get DCL and that would leave 1.0 itb

          1. KGFC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Think Richa is better for FPL, he is greedy, likes to shoot and is playing forward too. I know many are transferring in Everton assets but I still think it's a wait and watch for me. Between Richa and DCL, think Richa may be able to justify his 1.0 higher price. BTW, 1.0 justification would mean atleast 20 points or greater.

      3. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        That’s the front line I want - what’s your midfield like?

    6. Sturridge Wars
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Saiss or Wan Bissaka

      1. Original Pirate Material
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Saiss.

      2. Our Man Charlie
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Saiss for me from next week though

    7. Vazza
        1 month, 7 days ago

        If you could only pick one Man U asset, who would you go for -

        A. Martial
        B. Rashford
        C. Bruno Fernandes

        1. Original Pirate Material
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Martial.

        2. jamiejoe
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          A

        3. Ramsays Raw Steak
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          B

        4. Scout
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          C

        5. Hairy Potter
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          A

        6. Sturridge Wars
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          C

        7. Our Man Charlie
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          A for me

        8. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          A or C

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

          A - best value

        10. Yome
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          B

      • aDUUU
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        hi guys

        who would you rather start?

        A) Justin
        B) Ayling

        C) start both and bench James Ward-Prowse

        1. Original Pirate Material
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          C

        2. Scout
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          A

        3. KGFC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          A+B

      • Scout
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Justin shaw saiss
        Auba salah Sterling Bruno bissouma
        DCL and Wilson

        1) DCL and Bruno our for martial and 8.5 maybe willian
        2) DCL Bruno and shaw our for rashford lacazette and Lewis
        3) keep the same
        4) any other suggestions

        1. Scout
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Or

          Auba salah Sterling ASM, bissouma
          Werner and martial

      • HARLEY
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

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

        1FT 1.0 itb

        1) Adams to Wilson
        2) Adams to DCL
        3) Save

        Can someone help me please

        1. Scout
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          1

      • Goooo Rickie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 7 days ago

        KDB & Dallas

        Or

        Jesus & Digne

        Help!!

        1. Original Pirate Material
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          1

          1. Sturridge Wars
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Jesus & Digne

        2. Scout
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          2 while Aguero is injuries

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

          1

        4. Azathoth
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          KDB & Dallas

      • Fero1905
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 7 days ago

        How is this WC Team looking after gw2

        McCarthy --- Steer
        Ayling Gabriel Saiss Davies Ferguson
        Sterling KDB Salah Thiago Soucek
        Martial Jimenez Brewster

        I know its weak defense but very strong midfield

        1. HMC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Don’t see Thiago being a fantasy asset even at 6m

      • Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        New Article

      • Catastrophe
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Anything to improve this team chaps?

        Martinez
        TAA, Digne, Saiss, Justin
        Salah, Auba, Fernandes, Podence
        Martial, Wilson

        (Steer, Bissouma, Mitchell, Brewster)

        GW3 = Auba -> KDB
        GW4 = Upgrade Bench (0.5 ITB)

        Not been able to fit Chelsea in but could get James OR Werner in GW4.

        Cheers

        1. Scout
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Looks good

          1. Catastrophe
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Cheers

      • Scout
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Justin shaw saiss
        Auba salah Sterling Bruno bissouma
        DCL and Wilson

        1) DCL and Bruno our for martial and 8.5 maybe willian
        2) DCL Bruno and shaw our for rashford lacazette and Lewis
        3) DCL Bruno and wilson out for Werner martial and ASM

        Or keep as it is

        1. Catastrophe
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          looks great already. Prefer James to Shaw though. Good fixtures.

          1. Scout
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            James nailed?

            1. Catastrophe
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 7 days ago

              Very much looks it.

              If not on WC you should stick with Shaw

              1. Scout
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 7 days ago

                Thanks

        2. DickFranDyke
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          keep

          1. Scout
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Thanks

        3. Whats the Huth
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          People are transferring DCL in.

          Martial is a wait and see for me

          1. Scout
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            So what do you think? Keep the same?

      • Will J 256
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Would you WC this lot?
        Ryan
        Trent, Davies, C Taylor
        Salah, Auba, Pulisic, James Rodriguez, ASM
        Werner, Mitrovic

        Walton, KWP, Mitchell, Davis

      • Sturridge Wars
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        James Rodriguez or Willian.

        1. Scout
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Willian

        2. HMC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Fixtures say Rod

      • HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Will Hoever be in contention to start for Wolves following his move from pool?

      • Pedram
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Triple Everton owners unite

        1. Scout
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Thoughts on DCL?

      • DickFranDyke
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

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

        1. Scout
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          2. Could do with some help above please

      • Sturridge Wars
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Which one?

        A) KDB , JRod & DCL
        B) Son , Willian & Richarlison

        1. Victor6359
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          A

      • Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Podence nailed now?

        1. Pedram
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Yep

      • Whats the Huth
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Ings to Richarlison?
        For free

      • Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Amazed by pools purchase of jota - good player, tad injury prone - mane to Barca?

        1. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          What player to be supper sub for last 30 mins against tired legs

      • Victor6359
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Would you do Ings to Martial for a hit?

        1. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          I think so, best value United assets.

          1. Sturridge Wars
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Not for a bit no

            1. Sturridge Wars
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 7 days ago

              Hit*

      • Sulk
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Any certainties into Man City back line for next 5-6 weeks other than Ed and Walker?

      • Sturridge Wars
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Which one?

        A) 4th defender 4.5 & Richarlison
        B) 5th mid 5:5 & DCL