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The Fantasy Flutter: Leeds and City to pay the penalty?


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Every Saturday morning, we combine Fantasy football with a flutter as we put a small wager or two on the weekend fixtures.

Focusing exclusively on the Gameweek 4 matches, we’ll be turning to the vast array of data available in our Premium Members Area to inspire a few sensibly staked bets this weekend.

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MISFIRING MAGPIES

Unsurprisingly bottom of the shots on target table this season are Newcastle United, who have mustered only three such efforts – and scored from all of them.

The Magpies were indebted to a controversial penalty award in Gameweek 4 in order for them to salvage a point from their clash with Spurs, while they were comprehensively outplayed by Brighton on home soil a week before that.

Only West Bromwich Albion (0.66) are averaging fewer big chances per match than Newcastle (1.00) among Premier League clubs this season.

Burnley are next up for Steve Bruce’s side, with the Clarets recording clean sheets in both meetings with the Tyneside club in 2019/20.

The return of James Tarkowski should help solidify a backline that hasn’t yet recorded a shut-out this season but who kept 15 of them in the campaign just gone.

The Clarets are 15/4 with bet365 to win to nil, with a 1-0 Burnley victory priced at 8/1.

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FLOUNDERING FULHAM

Backing against the Premier League whipping boys isn’t big or clever – but who knows, it might be profitable.

Fulham have conceded at least three goals in all three of their Premier League fixtures to date and even did so again in the EFL Cup in midweek, going down 3-0 to Championship side Brentford.

A wounded Wolves outfit are up next for Scott Parker’s beleaguered troops, who will also be without arguably their stand-out performer at the back (an injured Kenny Tete) when they make the trip to Molineux.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s side seldom seem to put teams to the sword and have scored four or more goals only once in their 79 Premier League fixtures since promotion was sealed in May 2018.

Three goals is within their grasp, however: they have managed this on a further nine occasions since they came back up from the second tier of English football.

With uncertainty raging over who will start for Santo’s troops this week, there is at least the knowledge that Raul Jimenez is a ‘nailed’ presence in attack.

The Mexican started 37 of Wolves’ 38 league games in 2019/20 and played a part in 50% of the goals that his club scored when he was on the pitch.

A Jimenez goal at any time in a 3-0 win for Wolves over Fulham this weekend is 13/1 with bet365, with the Jimenez anytime/Wolves 3-1 combo available for 18/1.

SPOT-KICK SURRENDERERS

There has been much talk of penalty awards since the 2020/21 campaign got underway, with a whopping 20 of them arriving in the first 28 fixtures of this season – as many as we had in the first nine Gameweeks of 2019/20.

A softening of the handball rule could come into place this weekend but it won’t stop all of the contentious awards; the one that Spurs conceded last weekend, for instance, would still have been given.

A remarkable eight of the 20 penalties that have been awarded have come in matches involving Leeds United and Manchester City – who just happen to meet each other this weekend.

Bet365 are offering 6/4 for any penalty to be awarded in this game, with the Whites 6/1 to score from the spot and City at 5/2.

Backing the sides to miss from 12 yards returns 20/1 and 10/1 respectively.

SUPER SIX?

This seems like one of those Gameweeks that is too good to be true: your FPL team looks great on paper, there is an abundance of captaincy choices and the fixtures are favourable.

It’s at this point where the universe usually intervenes – but that won’t stop us from going for broke with our sixfold of home wins.

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1,896 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Wolves Ay We
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 21 hours ago

    If owning both KDB and Salah, which is the best one to captain based on ownership?

    1. zman575
        2 months, 21 hours ago

        who is th best wolves defender to own over the next few? is saiss actually nailed

        1. Wolves Ay We
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 21 hours ago

          He's getting some flak so may be dropped for the Donk.

          1. zman575
              2 months, 21 hours ago

              which wolves def would you recommend

              1. Wolves Ay We
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 21 hours ago

                Semedo is popular

                1. zman575
                    2 months, 21 hours ago

                    thanks bro probably worth the extra 0;4 for now

          2. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 21 hours ago

            KDB

          3. zman575
              2 months, 21 hours ago

              kdb for sure. salah isnt great away and villa look much improved defensively. im trying to decide between kdb and jimenez

          4. Andrew K
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 21 hours ago

            Difficult in decision to put KDB, Salah or Jimmy as Captain ...
            Any idea please

          5. JollyGoodYellows
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 21 hours ago

            Salah, KDB or Ings as captain? Ings is 8/11 and Salah is 3/4 to score anytime.

            1. Miguel Sanchez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 21 hours ago

              Ings

          6. Messi man
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 21 hours ago

            Hi guys.

            Transfer in Sterling or Vardy??

            Fernandes - sterling or
            Wilson & Fernandes - Vardy & Barnes -4??

          7. KICKandRUSH
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 21 hours ago

            So many good players in my team but I don't trust anyone to be captain.
            - Salah: Villa's defence is greatly improved and he often looks bad against big, fast guys like Mings. He and Jota are not well matched yet.
            - KDB could play a more defensive role again.
            - Jimenez does not score more than 1 per game.
            - Vardy will have problems with a strong West Ham backline.
            - Rodriguez or DCL: naaah

            1. El Magico5
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 21 hours ago

              Who do you think will score the most points? Its that simple

              I'm on KDB.

              1. KICKandRUSH
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 21 hours ago

                Maybe, if he's 100% nailed on pens.

              2. Max City
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 21 hours ago

                Didn't he played on the midweek?

                1. KICKandRUSH
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 21 hours ago

                  yea think he played about 60mins

          8. Oggle22
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 21 hours ago

            Mccarthy
            TAA KWP Taylor
            Salah KDB Bruno Rodriguez Ceballos
            Jiminez Mitrovic

            Nyland Mitchell Saliba Davies

            -4 Ceballos to podence or neto
            -8 Bruno to Sterling and above?

          9. Max City
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 21 hours ago

            Bottomed:

            Can't decide to play which 2:

            A) Lamptey (eve)
            B) Wood (new)
            C) Dunne (new)
            D) Foden (lee)

            1. SharkyT
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 21 hours ago

              B and D

              1. Max City
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 21 hours ago

                thanks

          10. SharkyT
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 21 hours ago

            On wildcard.

            Final decision:

            A) Fernandez + Brewster
            B) Kane + 4.5m Mid

            1. Max City
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 21 hours ago

              Kane has done so many disappointments to me in the past ..lol

          11. waldo666
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 21 hours ago

            Vinagre to Semedo?

            1. Wolves Ay We
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 21 hours ago

              Yes

              1. waldo666
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 21 hours ago

                Cheers mate, you rate him best of the Wolves options?

                1. Wolves Ay We
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 21 hours ago

                  As an attacking defender, especially in this game.

                  1. zman575
                      2 months, 21 hours ago

                      thanks dude super helpful. captain kdb or jimi?

              2. Miguel Sanchez
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 21 hours ago

                Yes

            2. The Red Devil
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 21 hours ago

              Anyone else who was on kdb captain, but veering towards Salah coz no mane? Really tempted by Salah now

              1. KICKandRUSH
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 21 hours ago

                Mané missing out won't make us stronger...

                1. The Red Devil
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 21 hours ago

                  All the attack will go through him

                  1. KICKandRUSH
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 21 hours ago

                    that's my point. I think this will be easier to defend.

              2. Ozils Nozle
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 21 hours ago

                Jota

            3. Arlo2103
                2 months, 21 hours ago

                Torres for moura or Wilson for Watkins as ft?

              • JollyGoodYellows
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 21 hours ago

                Play Bavies or Soucek?

                1. waldo666
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 21 hours ago

                  Soucek

                2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 2 hours ago

                  If Reguilon starts today it might be time to move on Davies

              • Trumpeters FC
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 months, 21 hours ago

                Hey Guys - What do you think between Barnes and Zaha?

                I’ve got James in defence, so kind of hoping zaha won’t score against him this week.... but fear he might...

                Thanks!

                1. Holmes
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 21 hours ago

                  Over next 5 gameweeks, I prefer Zaha

                2. waldo666
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 21 hours ago

                  I just can't buy into Zaha for some reason, would be Branes for me.

                3. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 2 hours ago

                  James in defence, Zaha won't score??
                  The game is already over and James didn't even play.. neither did Zaha score

                4. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 2 hours ago

                  Prefer Barnes

              • ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 2 hours ago

                How many points in next 5 do you see for these two?
                A) Ings : Chelsea(A), Everton (H),AVL(A), Newcastle (H), Wolves (A)

                B) Kane : West Ham(H), Burnley (A), Brighton (H),West Brom(A),Man City (H)

                Also, Kane looks the standout captaincy option in GW 5&8 and a decent shout for 6 and 7

                GW10 will be an easy switch from Kane to Vardy as Vardy has Fulham GW10 and then more good fixtures.

                Is it worth using an FT on Ings to Kane especially given the captaincy aspect?