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


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And so, the November 2020 international break is over: let us never speak of it again.

Still punch-drunk from Friday’s onslaught of team news updates, we’re swapping FPL flags for a flutter as we turn attention away from our injury-ravaged Fantasy squads and have a small punt on the weekend’s action.

Every Saturday morning, we combine our love of underlying stats with sheer gut instinct as we pick out a few sensibly staked bets on the upcoming top-flight fixtures.

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The Fantasy Flutter: Betting odds on the weekend’s Premier League action 2

LEICESTER PIG OUT (ON GOALS?)

Let’s put things in perspective: even an injury-hit, under-strength Liverpool side will still give most teams a run for their money.

A club doesn’t go 63 home league matches unbeaten without having something about them and Jurgen Klopp’s troops have coped admirably without the likes of Trent Alexander-Arnold, Jordan Henderson, Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk in the past.

They’ve seldom had to manage with all of them being absent at the same time, however, and there’s no question that Sunday’s clash on Merseyside gives Leicester City a better-than-usual chance of ending their winless 20-year run at Anfield.

The Foxes are no mugs, either: top of the table after eight Gameweeks, they have already beaten Manchester City and Arsenal on their own soil in 2020/21.

And so bet365’s enhanced odds on a Leicester City win of any scoreline at 3.90 (up from 14/5) does catch our eye this weekend.

Jamie Vardy – 4/1 to open the scoring, if you’re asking – is the usual source of goals from the Foxes.

But the absence of the usual personnel down Liverpool’s right flank is worth thinking about. Who deputises for Alexander-Arnold? Will there be adequate cover in front of the stand-in full-back? And without the threat of Mohamed Salah to push them back, will Leicester’s left-sided players attack with more abandon?

It could be Harvey Barnes operating from that flank at Anfield but it was set-piece specialist James Maddison in Gameweek 8.

As well as the usual first goalscorer odds (it’s 9/1 for the England international), there are other markets of note.

Maddison is 11/10 just to have a single shot on target (or more), while an assist from the playmaker is 4/1.

Maddison has already created five chances and supplied as many accurate crosses in just 270 minutes of football this season – both totals that are unsurpassed by any of his teammates, despite the fact many of them have had over twice as much game-time.

SPURS OF THE MOMENT

Harry Kane and Son Heung-min, the two highest-scoring assets in FPL this season, are both suffering net transfer losses ahead of Gameweek 9, with Son dropping in price on Saturday morning.

The main reason? A tough upcoming fixture run, starting with a clash with Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City.

As a result of the tricky-on-paper match, Spurs and their players are available at some attractive odds.

When was the last time that Kane, who has had more shots than any other Premier League player this season, was available at 5/1 to score first?

And Son, the division’s joint-top goalscorer, can be backed at 8/1 to break the deadlock.

While it can be hard to second-guess who will open the scoring in any given game, the bet365 first goalscorer market gives punters the opportunity to bet each way on their players, as one would in a horse race – the details of which are below.

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An outright Spurs win is 29/10 with bet365 and, if you’re looking for an even better price than that, bet365’s enhanced odds sees that tip over to 4.10.

The Lilywhites have been more conservative of late, scoring just four goals in their last three games.

And City have struggled to hit top gear this season: no more than two goals have been scored in any of their last five league fixtures.

So with Jose Mourinho potentially getting ready to turn the engine off on his Leyland Swift somewhere in the region of Spurs’ 18-yard box, 11/8 for under 2.5 goals at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium mightn’t be a bad shout.

TWO ON THE BOUNCE FOR CZECH?

We had some joy backing Tomas Soucek a fortnight ago – and we’re placing more faith in him again today.

West Ham take on Sheffield United on Sunday and the Blades have allowed more headed chances than any other top-flight club this season.

That’s a stat which could bode well for Soucek given that he sits top among FPL midfielders for headed opportunities.

The Czech international is 17/2 to score first against the Blades.

Elsewhere in the Premier League, Burnley v Crystal Palace doesn’t scream ‘goalfest’.

Burnley are looking a bit more solid with their first-choice centre-back pairing now fit and available, securing clean sheets in two of their last four games and largely frustrating Spurs in Gameweek 6.

They themselves have scored only one goal in the last six Gameweeks, however.

A Clarets clean sheet is 7/4 if you’re looking for a reason to watch what could be a good advert for the six o’clock news on the other side; a Palace shut-out, as it happens, is exactly the same price.

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732 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    12 days, 21 hours ago

    Captain:
    A) Werner (new)
    B) Rashford (WBA)
    C) Grealish (BHA)

    1. corderz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      12 days, 21 hours ago

      B

    2. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      12 days, 21 hours ago

      A

    3. Mufc202020
      • 1 Year
      12 days, 21 hours ago

      B

    4. Bad Kompany
      • 2 Years
      12 days, 21 hours ago

      A or B. B or A. Both good picks IMO

    5. Amsterhammer
      • 5 Years
      12 days, 21 hours ago

      Not c

    6. LegendMoon
      • 3 Years
      12 days, 21 hours ago

      C

    7. sminkypinky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      12 days, 21 hours ago

      C out of those even though I had a dream about Werner...

  2. corderz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    12 days, 21 hours ago

    Captain?

    A) Bruno
    B) Hamez
    C) DCL
    D) Grealish

    1. b91jh
      • 3 Years
      12 days, 21 hours ago

      ADCB

      1. corderz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        12 days, 21 hours ago

        I'm really tempted by Hamez you know......

    2. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      12 days, 21 hours ago

      C

    3. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      12 days, 21 hours ago

      C

    4. Bad Kompany
      • 2 Years
      12 days, 21 hours ago

      A. If you wouldn’t captain Bruno this gw then you really shouldn’t own him

    5. Mufc202020
      • 1 Year
      12 days, 21 hours ago

      A

    6. LegendMoon
      • 3 Years
      12 days, 21 hours ago

      A

  3. Whats the Mata?
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    12 days, 21 hours ago

    Foden to Kdb for a hit?

    Have Brewster, Saiss and Mitchell on the bench and I'd need KDB anyway next gw too.

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      12 days, 21 hours ago

      Why not

    2. Mufc202020
      • 1 Year
      12 days, 21 hours ago

      Yeah

  4. sentz05
    • 4 Years
    12 days, 21 hours ago

    Start Cancelo Spurs away) or Coufal (Shef U away)

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      12 days, 21 hours ago

      Cancelo

    2. Mufc202020
      • 1 Year
      12 days, 21 hours ago

      CAN

    3. Amsterhammer
      • 5 Years
      12 days, 21 hours ago

      Ciufal

    4. LegendMoon
      • 3 Years
      12 days, 21 hours ago

      coufal

    5. Brehmeren
      • 10 Years
      12 days, 21 hours ago

      Coufal

    6. Scholsey
      • 9 Years
      12 days, 21 hours ago

      Coufal

    7. SH
      • 5 Years
      12 days, 21 hours ago

      Wow! So many response for Coufal. I was thinking Cancelo over Coufal as well as Target.

  5. Wılly
    • 7 Years
    12 days, 21 hours ago

    Didn't think the De Bruyne rise affected me but my plan has been smashed to bits.
    I was going to do Salah to KDB this week and Son to Salah next week but I'll be 0.2 as it stands (0.1 with the expected drop of Salah).

    What should I do now?

    A. Save the transfer, keep Son for one more game

    B. Son to KDB

    *both scenarios I'll have Brewster first sub

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      12 days, 21 hours ago

      B

  6. itsmeguneet
    • 4 Years
    12 days, 21 hours ago

    Wildcard active

    McCarthy
    Chilwell - Cancelo - Coufal
    Bruno(c) - Ziyech - KDB - Grealish
    Vardy - DCL - Watkins

    Macey, KWP, Kilman, Soucek

    Yay or Nay??

    1. JY84
      • 5 Years
      12 days, 21 hours ago

      U still got money to bring back Salah or u dun intend to bring him back anymore? I hv qt a similar squad to u but forced to go without Ziyech n chose Zaha instead since I need money to bring Salah back in for Bruno in e near future....

      1. itsmeguneet
        • 4 Years
        12 days, 21 hours ago

        Yeah that's holding me right now because it will block my ways to bring back Salah without having to take a hit in the future

    2. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      12 days, 21 hours ago

      Arise, Sir Itsmeguneet!

    3. JY84
      • 5 Years
      12 days, 21 hours ago

      Dats y im in a dilemma too.... For me, i put Zaha for Ziyech in e end n did not include any Chelsea attackers so that I cld hv sufficient money to bring back Salah.. But was thinking whether a Chelsea attacker is essential for e nx few weeks... Wat do u think??

  7. Mac90
    • 7 Years
    12 days, 21 hours ago

    A. Bruno Grealish

    B. Bruno Watkins

    C. Grealish Watkins

    1. LegendMoon
      • 3 Years
      12 days, 21 hours ago

      easy A everyday

    2. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      12 days, 21 hours ago

      A

  8. George James
    • 5 Years
    12 days, 21 hours ago

    Which one??

    A) Bowen

    B) Barkley -4 (gives funds for KDB Vardy next week)

    C) Grealish -4

    1. Bad Kompany
      • 2 Years
      12 days, 21 hours ago

      C

    2. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      12 days, 21 hours ago

      C

  9. sentz05
    • 4 Years
    12 days, 21 hours ago

    WC

    Martinez (button)
    Digne Chilwell Cancelo (Coufal Justin)
    Ziyech Grealish kdb bruno Jota
    DCL Watkins (Brewster)
    (1.8m itb to bring in Salah)

    1. itsmeguneet
      • 4 Years
      12 days, 21 hours ago

      Who will make room for Salah?

      1. sentz05
        • 4 Years
        12 days, 21 hours ago

        Bruno or KDB

        1. itsmeguneet
          • 4 Years
          12 days, 21 hours ago

          This. Your team looks similar to mine but I bought Vardy this time and that will block my way to bring in Salah. But Vardy has very tasty few weeks ahead.

          1. sentz05
            • 4 Years
            12 days, 21 hours ago

            I had many drafts with Vardy in. I’ve had to sacrifice him because I feel Salah is absolutely essential.

      2. sminkypinky
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        12 days, 21 hours ago

        What if he went without for a bit? Jota covers Salah right? 😉

        1. sentz05
          • 4 Years
          12 days, 21 hours ago

          Jota has been starting with Salah in the team. He scored as a substitute anyway.

  10. Bad Kompany
    • 2 Years
    12 days, 21 hours ago

    Why is everyone going kdb over Sterling? I know he has pens but it’s impossible to predict when he’ll get them. He’ll also won’t be playing as the only cam against the non top teams.

    Sterling is known to haul against the poorer teams while kdb is harder to predict

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      12 days, 21 hours ago

      Sterling is also known to get 2pts many many times between those hauls.

  11. Scholsey
    • 9 Years
    12 days, 21 hours ago

    How bad is this team?

    james justin cresswell chillwell saiss
    Salah son bruno james soucek
    bramford calvert watkins

    Used my 2 FTs this week and got in Cresswell and Watkins. Any further need to tweak?

    1. jamiejoe
      • 5 Years
      12 days, 21 hours ago

      Not too bad.

      Salah could be flipped fora hit.

      1. Scholsey
        • 9 Years
        12 days, 21 hours ago

        thanks! I think Salah is important to have. I just need a way to make way for City attack.

    2. LegendMoon
      • 3 Years
      12 days, 21 hours ago

      seen much much worse on here today

  12. Kakashi Of The Leaf
    • 4 Years
    12 days, 21 hours ago

    Kane>Martial(-4) worth It??

    Allows Son>Sterling for free next week.

    1. jamiejoe
      • 5 Years
      12 days, 21 hours ago

      Nah

    2. Scholsey
      • 9 Years
      12 days, 21 hours ago

      Don't trust united. Too inconsistent.

    3. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      12 days, 21 hours ago

      Yuck

  13. The Man Pastore
    • 6 Years
    12 days, 21 hours ago

    Hello! G2G with this WC team :

    Martinez Peacock
    Cancelo Chilwell Justin Kilman Vestergaard
    KDB Bruno Ziyech Grealish Jota
    Werner Watkins Brewster

    1.8ITB

    Money itb to do Bruno to Salah in 1FT

    Thank you!

    1. LegendMoon
      • 3 Years
      12 days, 21 hours ago

      was loving this team until I came to the last name!! but saves benching headaches

  14. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 2 Years
    12 days, 21 hours ago

    Guys start

    A) lamptey
    B) kwp
    C) dallas

    Rest all are set salah to brunocap done..

    1. Bad Kompany
      • 2 Years
      12 days, 21 hours ago

      A

  15. Bubbles1985
    • 3 Years
    12 days, 21 hours ago

    Salah and Jim to Bruno and Vardy for -4??

    Or keep Salah benched?

    1. jamiejoe
      • 5 Years
      12 days, 21 hours ago

      Yes

      1. Bubbles1985
        • 3 Years
        12 days, 21 hours ago

        Can't decide between Bruno and Rashford...

        1. jamiejoe
          • 5 Years
          12 days, 21 hours ago

          Bruno

    2. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      12 days, 21 hours ago

      Yes

  16. icanseethroughyou
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    12 days, 21 hours ago

    Martinez Forster
    Semedo Lamptey Justin KWP Zouma
    Salah Grealish Foden Son Bissouma
    Kane DCL Wilson

    Need to chase. 0.2 itb. Thinking of trading out Kane and Salah for the following for a -4 hit:

    A. Vardy and Ziyech (5.1 in bank)
    B. Vardy and Rash (3.7 in bank).

    Would then get KDB/Sterling in next week. Thoughts?

    1. Bubbles1985
      • 3 Years
      12 days, 21 hours ago

      B

    2. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      12 days, 21 hours ago

      A

  17. Roysgotnoboys
    • 5 Years
    12 days, 21 hours ago

    Watkins or Zaha on WC?

    1. King Kun Ta
      • 5 Years
      12 days, 21 hours ago

      Watkins

  18. Bubbles1985
    • 3 Years
    12 days, 21 hours ago

    Bruno or Rashford?

    1. Scholsey
      • 9 Years
      12 days, 21 hours ago

      Bruno as he is more of a central player.

      1. Wılly
        • 7 Years
        12 days, 20 hours ago

        Yeah centre of the pitch. Rashford is the goal scorer!

    2. Yankee Toffee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      12 days, 21 hours ago

      B

    3. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      12 days, 21 hours ago

      Bruno

  19. Teahupo'o
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    12 days, 21 hours ago

    G2G?

    Martinez
    James Semedo Justin
    Bruno Rashford Son Ziyech Grealish
    Kane DCL

    (Steer, Brewster Mitchell Dallas)
    0FT 2.1ITB

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      12 days, 21 hours ago

      Prefer 343

      1. Teahupo'o
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        12 days, 21 hours ago

        Not a wc

        1. The Knights Template
          • 7 Years
          12 days, 20 hours ago

          G2g

  20. Kakashi Of The Leaf
    • 4 Years
    12 days, 21 hours ago

    Jimenez>Richarlison (-4) worth it??

    Could it pay over time. Jimemez hasnt been doing much.

    1. King Kun Ta
      • 5 Years
      12 days, 21 hours ago

      See reply below

  21. sminkypinky
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    12 days, 21 hours ago

    @Sanchit

    Replied on previous page.

    1. Sanchit
      • 5 Years
      12 days, 20 hours ago

      Just saw this now. Thanks.

  22. King Kun Ta
    • 5 Years
    12 days, 21 hours ago

    You own DCL too?

    1. King Kun Ta
      • 5 Years
      12 days, 21 hours ago

      Reply failed

    2. Kakashi Of The Leaf
      • 4 Years
      12 days, 20 hours ago

      Nope. No DCL

  23. Shrimpy
    • 4 Years
    12 days, 21 hours ago

    Trent to AWB a viable move?

    1. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      12 days, 21 hours ago

      Telles is the much sexier pick.

      1. Mufc202020
        • 1 Year
        12 days, 21 hours ago

        This

    2. Scholsey
      • 9 Years
      12 days, 21 hours ago

      i would trust city's defense more than United's. United usually concedes within first 5 minutes at OT.

    3. sminkypinky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      12 days, 21 hours ago

      Meh on AWB.

  24. karpuzz
    • 3 Years
    12 days, 21 hours ago

    How does this wc team look?

    Martinez (Mc Carthy)
    Telles, Walker, Chilwell (Justin, Targett)
    KDB, Mane, Ziyech, Torres, Grealish
    DCL, Watkins (Brewster)

    1.5 ITB. How can I strenghten my team ? Thans

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      12 days, 21 hours ago

      Like it's gunna need some corrective trades next week.

  25. Mufc202020
    • 1 Year
    12 days, 21 hours ago

    Any advice? G2g??

    Martinez
    Lamptey Dias Chilwell Kilman
    KDB Grealish Zaha Bruno(C)
    Werner Vardy

    Martin Brewster Bissouma Braithwate

    2.2imb no FT any suggestions please

    1. Scholsey
      • 9 Years
      12 days, 21 hours ago

      Good strong team. Just let it be. Next week get Cancelo in.

      1. Mufc202020
        • 1 Year
        12 days, 21 hours ago

        Thanks, who for do you reckon?

    2. King Kun Ta
      • 5 Years
      12 days, 21 hours ago

      GTG

  26. Puntillimon
    • 5 Years
    12 days, 21 hours ago

    Bench one:
    Jota
    Kdb

    1. Mufc202020
      • 1 Year
      12 days, 21 hours ago

      Wow. Jota

    2. NABIL - 1 season 1der
      • 8 Years
      12 days, 21 hours ago

      Huhu?

    3. Scholsey
      • 9 Years
      12 days, 21 hours ago

      play both

    4. King Kun Ta
      • 5 Years
      12 days, 21 hours ago

      ??

    5. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      12 days, 21 hours ago

      Really? That isn't smart

  27. King Kun Ta
    • 5 Years
    12 days, 21 hours ago

    Woke up with a captainheadache.....also might be last nights beers!

    The armband goes tooooo:

    A Bruno
    B Ziyech
    C DCL
    D Grealish

    Ta lads and gl this GW!

    1. jamiejoe
      • 5 Years
      12 days, 21 hours ago

      A

      1. King Kun Ta
        • 5 Years
        12 days, 21 hours ago

        Captain atm but really tempted to go Ziyech as a Ajacied!

    2. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      12 days, 21 hours ago

      C

  28. SH
    • 5 Years
    12 days, 21 hours ago

    Start one:

    A. Cancelo (tot)
    B. Target (BHA)
    C. Coufal (shu)

    1. NABIL - 1 season 1der
      • 8 Years
      12 days, 21 hours ago

      CBA

      C if only 1

    2. King Kun Ta
      • 5 Years
      12 days, 21 hours ago

      C

    3. SH
      • 5 Years
      12 days, 21 hours ago

      Cheers! C it is!

  29. PogBruno
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    12 days, 21 hours ago

    G2G?

    Martinez
    James Kilman Coufal
    Sterling KDB Grealish Mane Soucek
    Kane DCL (c)
    - Justin Brewster Ferguson

    1. SH
      • 5 Years
      12 days, 21 hours ago

      Yes!

    2. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      12 days, 21 hours ago

      G2g

  30. NABIL - 1 season 1der
    • 8 Years
    12 days, 21 hours ago

    Good to go?

    Martinez
    Chilwell PVA Kilman
    Bruno (c) Son Grealish Barkley Soucek
    Kane DCL (vc)

    Button Lamptey Brewster Dallas

    1. SH
      • 5 Years
      12 days, 21 hours ago

      Yes indeed!