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

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Combining our love of Fantasy Football and a festive flutter, we’re once again taking a few modest punts on the weekend’s Premier League fixtures.

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

The full-time result odds for the Gameweek 15 matches are:

ON THE ROPES

With this being the Boxing Day set of fixtures, sub-editors up and down the country will have their pens sharpened for the usual pugilist puns.

The bookies certainly fancy two sides to be punch-drunk in Gameweek 15, with Newcastle United and West Bromwich Albion very long odds to beat Manchester City and Liverpool respectively.

Where best to get value in these two games, then, considering the hosts are such red-hot favourites?

Liverpool to score over 2.5 goals at 4/7 certainly looks like a gimmie, with the Reds averaging almost three goals a game on Merseyside this season and fresh off the back of a 7-0 win over Crystal Palace.

Roberto Firmino was on the scoresheet again in that match and now has three goals in the last two Gameweeks, continuing a yearly trend that has seen him deliver the goods over the festive period.

The Brazilian, who has had more big chances than Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah combined over the last six Gameweeks, is 9/2 to score first at Anfield this weekend.

And in case you’re still high on Bailey’s and curious about lightning striking twice: the Reds to beat Albion by a 7-0 margin is 40/1.

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As for City, who haven’t conceded a goal to an opposition player since Gameweek 9, a win to nil against a dismal Newcastle at 4/6 catches the eye.

Usually we bleat on about Kevin De Bruyne, his advanced role and his high shot count in this feature, although the fact that he has only scored two goals all season perhaps explains why his first goalscorer price of 5/1 is so attractive on paper.

Backing the first goalscorer each way, incidentally, is also an option with bet365 – as the section below explains.

With this being the season of goodwill to all squad members and rotation rife, there could be a degree of minute management from Pep Guardiola with a trip to Everton scheduled for 48 hours after the Newcastle game.

‘Get the game won quickly and hook De Bruyne at a reasonably early time’ would be the obvious ploy and it’s partly for that reason why the Belgian to register under 61.5 passes at 5/6 appeals.

It’s not just for pitch-time purposes that we highlight this bet: seeing less of the ball in his advanced role than when he was creating from deep, De Bruyne’s average number of passes per game has dropped from 54.5 to 49.3 this season.


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BERT AND EARNERS

Here’s what else has taken our fancy in the bet365 markets ahead of Gameweek 15.

  • Raphinha first goalscorer in Leeds v Burnley (8/1): Raphinha is joint-third among all FPL assets, regardless of position, for attempts on goal over the last four Gameweeks.
  • Harry Kane to score any time v Wolves (6/5): Spurs next face a Wolves side striving to rediscover their identity amid system and personnel changes. A dip in form from Willy Boly and the flip-flopping between formations has resulted in the Wolves backline looking uncharacteristically suspect of late and they are without a clean sheet in seven. Kane has racked up more shots than any other forward over the last four Gameweeks, too.
  • Bertrand Traore over 0.5 assists in Aston Villa v Crystal Palace (4/1): Up against the suspect Patrick van Aanholt, who opposition teams are clearly targeting of late, Traore comes into Gameweek 15 off the back of perhaps his best display of the season. He’s on a share of corners, to boot.

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480 Comments Post a Comment
  1. ChelseaGuy
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Play
    1) Taylor vs lee
    2) Justin vs MUN

    1. acidicleo
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      1

    2. Mr Ozil
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      1

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

    Folks, we know that DGW19 have additional 5 GWs. Do we know how many fixtures would there be in GW26?

    1. Grounderz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      I mean how many additional fixtures would there be in GW26?

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Depends on FA Cup.

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Likely 4 or less

    3. Grounderz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Cheers lads.

  3. acidicleo
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Asked yesterday..Asking again for the new wise crowd..
    Best use of FT?

    A) Wilson to Adams
    B) Chilwell to Robbo

    FH18 BB /TC19 in pipeline...

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 5 days ago

      B

    2. Arteta
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Get Robbo.

    3. French Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      B

    4. Houldsworth Hatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      B

    5. acidicleo
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      4-0 ...thanks....Wilson can be first on bench then.

    6. Sanchit
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      B

    7. Tango74
        2 months, 5 days ago

        A , Wilson fixtures nasty and chilwell in training pics so he may play today

    8. Dream Killers 2.0
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Bench one:

      A) Bamford
      B) DCL
      C) Bowen
      D) Adams

      1. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        C

      2. ChelseaGuy
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Woah that's a tough one
        I'd say C but be prepared to get burned

      3. Sanchit
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        So much money on the bench

        1. Dream Killers 2.0
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Other bench players are Lampety and Mitchell

      4. Zaruto
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        D

    9. Arteta
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Yesterday I did Kane & Zaha ➡ Bamford & Salah for a hit.

      I stopped being stubborn but maybe at the wrong time. We'll see I guess.

    10. Bounce
        2 months, 5 days ago

        If you were on a WC which Man City defender would you get?

        1. acidicleo
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Cancelo

        2. Arteta
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Dias or Cancelo.

        3. Little Red Lacazette
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Cancelo

        4. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Dias no argument

          1. Bounce
              2 months, 5 days ago

              Could be a doubt this week though?

          2. Zaruto
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Dias

            1. Bounce
                2 months, 5 days ago

                Could be a doubt this week?

            2. Hotdogs for Tea
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              Cancelo now with Walker out and Laporte back in favour & free form injury

              1. acidicleo
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                This. .and cancelo can play both wings...

          3. Zaruto
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Curtis or Soucek to play?
            Thks guys

            1. Houldsworth Hatter
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              Curtis

          4. Weeb Kakashi
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Is there any Upside to saving your FT later in 29 instead of using it in GW19?
            Can GW29 blank be navigated by use of FTs after Gw26?

            1. Pukki Blinders
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 5 days ago

              Apparently the blank and doubles later on in the season may have some teams playing in blanks and also have a double. So will be easier to navigate using FTs

              1. Sanchit
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                And they will have 3 gameweeks in between.
                Not consecutive like 18/19.

                1. Weeb Kakashi
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  I agree. I gave it a thought aftee listening to the Wire. They all seem to be saving the FH.

                  The GW19 Doubles look too good to me to go with 10 dgwers.

            2. Blzbobuk
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              Yes but one is known, one isn’t. Hence if you have your wildcard it’s worth focussing on gw18/19, if you don’t there are other chips you could play but I can’t see past free hitting one of 18 or 19 because they players you want are different in both. Note FT is free transfer(ie your 1 a week), FH is free hit.

          5. The King
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Where has the Coufal injury news come from? Anyone got a link

            1. Houldsworth Hatter
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              He’s not injured. He’s a new Daddy.

            2. Pukki Blinders
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 5 days ago

              He just a baby mate

              1. The King
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                Ooh okay thanks! 🙂

            3. Mondeo
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              +1 does anyone know if this is just conjecture or if he'll actually be rested/away on Dad duty?

              Completely fair if he is but I'm sure some players in the past have rolled up to work regardless (and it is a home game)

              1. Blzbobuk
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                It’s up to him, he can take 2 weeks off if he wants. it’s probably up to his wife too(COVID and tier4 could make it trickier to get support dial a nanny/relatives over). Hence it’s unknown if you have him play him.

          6. Hotdogs for Tea
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Stones playing well, Laporte (left footed) back in favour and free from injury ... Dias not looking as nailed as he once was 😉

            1. Pat Bonner
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              Wouldn’t surprise me if Dias was rested today but think long term he’s first choice now

          7. Snapes on a Plane
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Please pick one to bench:
            A) Soucek (bha)
            B) Coufal (bha)
            C) Dallas (bur)
            D) Dier (wol)

            1. Dream Killers 2.0
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              D

            2. acidicleo
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              D

            3. FantasyTony
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              C) Dallas can't score every week and even Burnley can score against Leeds

          8. BobbyDoesNotLook
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Okay. Any changes to wc with tv of 103? Fh18, bb19. I can get 3fts still before gw19 which is nice if anything happened.

            Mcc Johnstone
            Robbo Dier Justin Coufal Dallas
            Salah Bruno Son Raphinha Soucek
            Kane Bamford Adams

            1. Blzbobuk
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              Very very similar to my plan other than dier and Justin(kwp and I am thinking lindelof or zouma) and I am torn between dcl vs adams(which could unlock zouma).

              Also going to see klich vs raphinha performances before gw16 lock-in- decided to roll wc to gw16 as dcl+kdb have good games.

              1. BobbyDoesNotLook
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                Sounds good. Raphinha seemed really good in couple of last games. I think Klich has seemed to be dependent on pens quite much.

                I might also get Zouma or James later for 19, maybe James because he is cheaper. Also maybe Balbuena for Wham double so Justin and Dier might be out. Both of them have couple of pretty good fixtures so might keep for wc.

                1. Silecro
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  If you're getting James for the double, have in mind Azpi will most surely take one game from him in that double

          9. SOTHPAW
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Which one to pick?
            1, Wilson v Man City
            Or
            2, Soucek v Brighton

            1. acidicleo
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              2 easy..

            2. BobbyDoesNotLook
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              B

          10. SomeoneKnows
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Martinez (Forster)
            Cancelo, Matip, Dallas (Bednarek, Douglas)
            Salah, Bruno, Son, KDB, Grealish
            DCL, Bamford (Brewster)

            Thoughts on the following transfer strategy for dgw19?

            GW15: Save
            GW16: KDB + Brewster > Soucek + Vardy
            GW17: Douglas > Coufal
            GW18: FH
            GW19: Save + BB (9dgw + 5sgw)

            1. acidicleo
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              Good..
              I would save BB as there are 4 sgw and 1 non playing keeper..

              1. SomeoneKnows
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                I could also bring in Johnstone for free as another dgw player, but that would substantially limit my transfer options post dgw

                As to using the BB card, I think that Soucek, Coufal & Bednarek which are effectively my bench, could bring a decent amount of points

          11. Pukki Party
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Ben Crellin not doing the percentages for teams to have a blank/double in 26/29 this year?

            1. Hotdogs for Tea
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              a bit early lol

              1. Pukki Party
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                Yeah maybe you're right. Better get 18 and 19 over with.

          12. Mac90
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Which 2 for a hit. (Biss 1st on bench)
            Just for this GW

            1. Robertson & Stone/Coufal
            2. 2 of Mendy/Cancelo/Stone/Coufal
            3. Raphina & Cancelo/Stone/Coufal

            Heard Chilwell might play and Coufal rested prolly?

            1. Hotdogs for Tea
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              where did you hear Chilwell might play and Coufal rested prolly?

              Source ?

              1. Blzbobuk
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                Chilwell picture appeared at training(inside vs on grass) so not indication of play.

                Coufal could take paternity (more likely due to COVID impacting ability to get support) but I would say likelier than not to play as westham mood good but will have missed some training.

          13. Johan Queef
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            For one week:

            A) Matip (WBA)
            B) Stones (NEW)

            1. BobbyDoesNotLook
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              Coin flip

              1. BobbyDoesNotLook
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                But Matip because more nailed imo

            2. acidicleo
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              A

          14. Van der Faart
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Last week was a disaster for me. Struggling to get Salah or Bruno in here
            2.6 ITB

            Martinez (McCarthy)
            Chilwell Dias Cresswell (CTaylor Lamptey)
            Grealish Bowen KDB Son (Riedwald)
            Kane Adams Bamford

            Kane and Son fixtures are good but looked a little flat in the last week. So possibly one of them out with Grealish or Bowen to fund Salah or Bruno? And who replaces Kane?

            If Kane who comes in for

            1. Steve The Spud
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 5 days ago

              Possible to downgrade one of your defenders to help your dgw plans and then do son>salah ?

              1. Van der Faart
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                Chilwell to Dallas maybe the easiest one there.

                1. Steve The Spud
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  If you want to keep some Chelsea cover at the back and get some goal thread could just do

                  Chillwell and son to Zouma and salah (C)

                  1. Van der Faart
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    Unfortunately short of funds for that

          15. Frucke
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Is coufal out this gw?

            1. Frucke
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              My plan was to buy and play him today

            2. acidicleo
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              I think he will play and score..

              1. Frucke
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                Hm, maybe

            3. Blzbobuk
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              We don’t know, he could be

              1. Frucke
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                Thank you!

          16. acidicleo
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            I hate to have Martin in my team now as fodder keeper.
            Need 3 WH for 19 looking at fixtures...

            How about Martin to Fabianski and keeping Martinez..

            1. Pukki Party
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              It's a good transfer yeah

          17. YEAH PITCH!
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Who you captaining?

            1. FantasyTony
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              Salah

            2. Pukki Party
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              KDB (no Salah)

          18. FantasyTony
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Who do you think scores more up to GW 20

            A) Chilwell and Son
            B) Grealish and Robbo

          19. AppleDunk
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Play Soucek or Wilson?

          20. BobbyDoesNotLook
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            After wc dilemma with good bench. Play 3 of which 2 def.

            A) Raphinha (BUR)
            B) Soucek (BHA)
            C) Dallas (BUR)
            D) Coufal (BHA)
            E) Dier (wol)
            F) Justin (MUN)

            1. Johan Queef
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              ACD

            2. Steve The Spud
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 5 days ago

              D, F, A.

            3. aleksios
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              ACD

            4. BobbyDoesNotLook
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              Thanks guys. Was set up with ACD so thats it.

          21. aleksios
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Have Dias and Coufal.Bench is KWP,Mitchell,Burke.So:

            a) Mitchell to Dallas for a hit incase both are rested.
            b) No hit and pray one of 2 start.

            Thanks guys.

          22. Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Who’s taken a hit this week?

            o/

          23. FantasyTony
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            BCD

            1. FantasyTony
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              Lol replying to Bobby

          24. Pukki Blinders
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Ship off Lamptey, James or both?

            1. aleksios
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              Both if u can.

            2. Steve The Spud
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 5 days ago

              Lamptey and wait for more clarity on James

            3. Pukki Party
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              Lamptey, James is good long term but Lamptey seems like a frustrating player to own.

          25. KUN+10
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Hit to get Walker (for Chilwell)...hit to get him out. Need 8 points from Cancelo to CancelOut

          26. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Good luck to all !