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The Fantasy Flutter: Betting odds on the weekend’s Premier League action


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The FPL deadline may have passed but there are still plenty of opportunities for us to get involved in the weekend’s action, especially for those who enjoy a small wager.

Every Saturday morning, we combine Fantasy football with a flutter as we take a punt on the upcoming Premier League fixtures.

Focusing exclusively on the Gameweek 7 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.

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

Please gamble responsibly and always remember: when the fun stops, stop.

TORRES STRAIGHT (DOWN THE MIDDLE)

With Sergio Aguero sidelined and Gabriel Jesus not quite ready for a return to action, Pep Guardiola turned to Ferran Torres to lead the line in Marseille on Tuesday.

The young Spaniard duly responded with a 18th-minute strike in the Stade Velodrome, opening the scoring in a game the Citizens went on to win 3-0.

Torres earned his manager’s praise after the game:

It’s not easy as a striker playing a 4-5-1 because there are lots of players there and no space around so honestly, it’s not easy. But we don’t have many options. Until Gabriel and Sergio come back we don’t have many so we have an alternative playing Ferran in this position.

An out-of-position Torres is a generous 8/1 with bet365 to open the scoring in the lunchtime kick-off; compare that to the likes of Raheem Sterling and Kevin De Bruyne, who are available at narrower odds (3/1 and 5/1 respectively).

Naturally, this is Guardiola we’re talking about here and it wouldn’t be a huge shock to see Torres warming the bench at Bramall Lane despite his midweek strike.

But unlike in FPL, a substitute’s role is not the end of the world – bet365 customers can opt to void their bet if the nominated player doesn’t start, which means you will get your stake back in the case of a benching or a complete no-show.

The bet365 first goalscorer market also gives punters the opportunity to bet each way on their players, as one would in a horse race – the details of which are below.

Each Way First Goalscorers

Place an Each Way First Goalscorer bet on any Soccer match.

If your player scores at any time during the game in 90 minutes play, we will pay you out at 1/3 odds for unlimited places.

SILVA LINING

Chelsea and clean sheets haven’t been inseparable bedfellows for a while but the arrival of Thiago Silva, Ben Chilwell and Edouard Mendy has partially solidified their porous backline.

The Blues have kept clean sheets in four of their last five games in all competitions, with the exception being the 3-3 draw with Southampton – a game that, wouldn’t you just know it, Mendy and Silva both missed.

Frank Lampard’s troops are next up against Burnley, who are starting to look more like their old stingy selves.

It’s just one goal conceded in two league matches since the October international break for the Clarets, who made life very difficult for free-scoring Spurs last Monday.

Indeed, Sean Dyche’s side have conceded the fewest number of ‘big chances’ in the Premier League all season, with no other top-flight club boasting a better expected goals conceded (xGC) tally.

Under 2.5 goals in the game is 6/5 with bet365 and it’s worth another mention of their Bore Draw Money Back offer, which offers the safety net of a refund on certain bets if Burnley v Chelsea ends in an entirely possible dour goalless draw.

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.

ACCA-DEMIC

Such is the feat of predicting even one correct outcome in this topsy-turvy season, then getting multiple winners deserves a bit of an extra reward.

Bet365 are currently offering an accumulator bonus on a wide range of leagues and competitions, which increases with every line.

Should you be plumping for a treble, a four-fold or anything beyond, then make sure to take advantage of this particular offer to maximise your potential winnings.

A breakdown of the bet types and the associated bonus is listed below:

Bet TypeBonus
Trebles5% bonus
4-folds10% bonus
5-folds12% bonus
6-folds15% bonus
7-folds20% bonus
8-folds25% bonus
9-folds30% bonus
10-folds35% bonus
11-folds40% bonus
12-folds50% bonus
13-folds60% bonus
14-folds and upwards70% bonus

Soccer Accumulator Bonus

Up to 70% bonus for accumulators on a wide range of selected leagues and competitions. Applies to pre-match accumulators of 3+ selections on standard Full Time Result, Both Teams To Score or Result/Both Teams To Score markets only.

Bonus percentage is dependent on number of selections. Bonus capped at £100k and applied to returns. Bet restrictions and T&Cs apply. New and eligible customers only.

LEEDS THE WAY

Fresh from his hat-trick against Aston Villa, Patrick Bamford next faces a Leicester City side who could potentially be without almost their entire first-choice defence.

Timothy Castagne, Caglar Soyuncu and Ricardo Pereira will definitely be missing, while Jonny Evans faces a late check on a back problem.

Bamford is 6/1 with bet365 to score first in Monday’s fixture.

The Leeds striker has racked up 20 shots over the last four Gameweeks, with nine of those arriving at Villa Park alone.

That’s an eye-catching stat even if you think his scoring streak is unsustainable: regardless of whether those goal attempts end up in the back of the net or otherwise, bet365 are offering 8/13 that Bamford records more than 2.5 shots against the Foxes and 11/8 that he has more than 1.5 efforts on target.


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223 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Sz21
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Who would be your striker of choice for the weeks ahead for less than 7.5m.
    Kane, DCL the other 2 slots.

    Bamford, Adams, Wilson, Antonio* (not sure on injury), Watkins are some options..

    1. Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Bamford

    2. Pukkipartyy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Bam or Adams

    3. LegendMoon
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Antonio, pretty certain hell be back after Pool

      1. Front 442
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        How do you know this?

        1. LegendMoon
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          back in the gym and working hard apparently

    4. Puntillimon
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Watkins

    5. Sharkytect
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Antonio

  2. Pukkipartyy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 22 days ago

    A)Creswell + Kilman
    B)Coufal + Lamptey

    1. lilmessipran
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      A I think

    2. LegendMoon
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      B, still unsure of Killman's place in starting 11

  3. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Any suggestions here with 1ft and 0m itb. defence/mid is weak

    Martinez
    Taa Lamptey James* -- Mitchell* Saiss*.....*rotation prone
    Salah Son Havertz(SHU) Barnes(WOL) -- Burke
    DCL Kane Watkins

    A: Save FT and play a mini WC in gw9
    B: Saiss >> Coufal

    1. unitednations
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      C: Saiss + Watkins >> Coufal + Antonio (-4) if fit

      1. LegendMoon
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        A

    2. lilmessipran
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      B looks ok

  4. Vazza
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Best defender as a Saiss replacement

      A. Dallas/Ayling
      B. Coufal/Creswell
      C. Villa defender (I don’t have Martinez)
      D. PVA
      E. Cancelo
      F. Maguire
      G. Alderweireld
      H. Tarkowski
      I. C Taylor
      J. Zouma

      1. lilmessipran
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        B or C imo

    • ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Michail Antonio is already back on the exercise bike and working his way back to fitness after suffering another hamstring injury. There is hope he won't be out as long as first thought.

      -@Sam_InkersoleTM
      #WHUFC #COYI

      1. lilmessipran
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Hopefully he is fit to start vs Fulham.. unlikely though think he comes back after the IB

        1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Even I think so

    • Right In The Stanchion
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Really hoping Chilwell gets a rest today as I missed the deadline to bring him in.

        Or a Burnley goal will do.

        1. lilmessipran
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Ok

          1. Right In The Stanchion
              2 months, 22 days ago

              Great input son

        2. Jdpz
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 22 days ago

          McCarthy, Nyland
          TAA, Tierney, Konsa, Justin, Taylor
          Bruno, Son, Podence, pulisic, Bissouma
          Kane, DCL, ings

          1.0m in the bank

        3. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          I think worh8thos crazy schedule and having football all the time we need to start earlier. Afternoon games are too late, we have to wait too much.

          Probably the first one to be before noon or at noon.

          Thoughts?

          1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            *with this

          2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Agreed

            1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

              You hear the consensus PL Towers, now move them

        4. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          If(I doubt it will actually happen), we go into lockdown again and the season gets suspended, is it a disadvantage for those who kept their WC? Since everyone will get a free one anyway..

        5. Front 442
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Morning all
          Does anyone have the link to the site where you can see how many points you would have right now if you hadn't changed your team from GW1?
          Thanks in advance

            1. Front 442
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

              Many thanks

        6. Ze_Austin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Jimenez's xG of 0.06 and his xA of 0.04 combined for an xGI of 0.1 vs Palace, in a game where Wolves had an xG of 1.3

          His last two goals were from outside the box too, right?

          1. mynameisq
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Last two goals = 1) lucky deflection from a crap shot outside the box, and 2) decent strike from outside the box but should never beat the keeper

        7. LewanGOALski
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Saiss out to whom?

          A) Zouma
          or
          B) one of Creswell / Masuaku / Coufal (which?)

          1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            B with Cresswell imo

        8. potatoace
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          How did Zaha play yesterday. Apart from the pen shout, Did he get any decent shots away.

          1. Concrete
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Rubbish

        9. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          How’s there only 3 games on today?!

          1. Concrete
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Money

          2. potatoace
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Money, money, money

        10. Pukkipartyy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Is Cresswell on setpices?

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Yes but shares corners with Bowen

        11. Flynny
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Morning.....I have 2fts and 1mitb

          My rank is 4m so don't really want to use the 2ft on defensive transfers....

          What to do?

          A.....use the fts on Saiss and james

          B...do something with greater upside. Such as taa and foden to coufal and rashford (bench James and saiss for a week)

          Martinez
          Taa James lamptey (Mitchell saiss)
          Salah son pulisic foden (Burke)
          Kane dcl watkins

          Thanks

          1. Flynny
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Or maybe I just use 1ft on Saiss to West ham.

            And save the other for the fixture swing in a few weeks....so I can get City and United assets?

        12. POTATO
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Martinez Forster
          TAA Saïss Robertson Kilman Mitchell
          Salah Son Rodriguez Zaha Podence
          Kane Bamford Mitrović
          1FT 0.2itb:

          Which is the better option?

          Saïss > Coufal GW8
          then Mitrović > Antonio GW9

          or

          Saïss > Cresswell GW8
          rollover FT GW9

        13. Jdpz
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 22 days ago

          McCarthy, Nyland
          TAA, Tierney, Konsa, Justin, Taylor
          Bruno, Son, Podence, pulisic, Bissouma
          Kane, DCL, ings

          1.0m in the bank
          What to do?
          A) Podence to bowen
          B) TAA to Chilwell, Podence to grealish