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The Fantasy Flutter: Betting odds on the midweek Premier League action


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The fixture schedulers haven’t left us much room to breathe between Gameweeks yet again but we’ve still got time to consider a few small punts on the midweek fixtures.

We are again turning to the odds provided by our official sportsbook partner, bet365, to wager a bet on the forthcoming Premier League action.

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


IMMOVABLE OBJECT V RESISTABLE FORCE

28-1: not the odds of an outsider we’re tipping up but rather the aggregate score of Manchester City v Burnley when we study the last seven meetings between the two clubs.

While the 5-0 hammerings tend to happen in Manchester (there have been four of them since October 2018), the Clarets have barely laid a glove on Pep Guardiola’s side at Turf Moor either.

City are quite simply the best defensive side in the division at present, keeping 12 clean sheets in their last 18 matches.

And a Burnley side who are the second-lowest scorers in the division, and perhaps missing their first-choice front two through injury (stay tuned for Sean Dyche’s press conference updates later), will offer them a great chance of continuing that run.

It’s not big, it’s not clever, but City to win to nil at 8/11 looks generous in our eyes.

Burnley managed just one shot in the entire 90 minutes against Chelsea in Gameweek 21 and they are even money to register under 5.5 goal attempts against Guardiola’s side in midweek.

‘Pep Roulette’ may be the scourge of Fantasy managers but there are times when we can try and use it to our advantage, particularly after a player has just had their semi-regular benching.

Raheem Sterling was an unused substitute in the win over Sheffield United at the weekend and such is the scarcity of instances when he has suffered two successive omissions from the line-up, then the odds look good on a start for the England international.

Sterling is 4/1 to score the first goal in Lancashire on Wednesday.

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MOUR OF THE SAME

Beleaguered after just two wins from Spurs’ last nine Premier League games and without his star striker, Jose Mourinho faces more pressure as he comes up against his former employers on Thursday.

Even Sheffield United have had more shots in the box than Spurs over this barren run, with a limp showing at Brighton – the Lilywhites’ expected goals total was just 0.38 in that game – the nadir on Sunday.

Without Kane to supply or score goals, Spurs looked a sorry state at the Amex.

Chelsea aren’t actually firing on all cylinders in attack either, of course, with the misfiring Timo Werner still visibly lacking in confidence.

The reverse fixture finished goalless back in November, so what are the odds on a repeat performance on Thursday? Well, 9/1, as you asked.

Under 2.5 goals is 10/11, should you wish to give yourself a bit more leeway and allow for another Marcos Alonso wondergoal…



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TWO GOALS, ONE SCHLUPP

Two sides desperately trying to shake off their defence-first reputations but invariably boinging back to their default settings meet on Tyneside in Gameweek 22.

The last eight meetings between Newcastle United and Crystal Palace have remarkably all featured two goals or fewer, so under 2.5 goals at 8/13 looks to be a sage move.

If there is to be a goal at St James Park, it could well come from a set play.

Palace have conceded more attempts from dead-ball situations than any other side (28) over the last six Gameweeks, while Newcastle aren’t far behind them (24).

Jamaal Lascelles is joint-top for headed attempts from set pieces over the last half-dozen Gameweeks but with the Newcastle club captain injured, the likes of Fabian Schar and Ciaran Clark – who have had an eye for goal in the past – are next off the rank.

For those who like their punts to carry the big odds, Schar and Clark are 20/1 and 25/1 respectively to score the first goal on Tuesday.

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194 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Vazza
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Thoughts on this WC team please guys

      ———--—Areola—————
      —Robbo Cancelo Dias Stones—
      Son Mane Salah Bruno Grealish
      ————-Watkins————-
      Forster, Mitchell, Brewster, Fodder.

      1. Vazza
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Assume Mane is fit to play

        • DAZZ
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Looks nice. How long do you plan on holding triple city defence?

          1. AC/DC AFC
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Tough games right across February for Man City. Especially from Liverpool and the 5 in the league to Man Utd.

            Along with a trips to Germany and Swansea for Cup silverware.

        • St Pauli Walnuts
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Asking for trouble mate, x3 City defence with barely any cover (Mitch potentially lost his place), also there are tough fixtures coming soon so too many eggs in one basket. Don't think you need Mane and Salah, pick one (Salah) and give yourself a proper forward line and bench. WC is supposed to be when you sort out your problems, to me you're giving yourself problems here.

      2. DagheMunegu
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 11 days ago

        1ft don't know how to use or

        Werner to Antonio ?

        Martinez
        Cancelo Dias Digne
        Salah Bruno Son Gundogan
        Werner DCL Watkins

        1. winchester
            2 months, 11 days ago

            yes, go for it

          • The Ilfordian
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Sounds sensible.

        2. DAZZ
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Mccarthy
          Dias Stones Cancelo
          Salah(c) Grealish Bruno Son
          Watkins DCL Antonio
          (Forster, Coufal, Mitchell, Riedewald)

          1FT 3.7MITB

          Any chances needed or save FT?

          1. winchester
              2 months, 11 days ago

              i would save, you're gtg

              1. DAZZ
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                Thanks mate.

          2. winchester
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Morning lads! Have 1ft and 0,3m itb

              martinez (martin)
              dias cancelo dallas (coufal taylor)
              salah bruno son soucek gundo
              bamford adams (kane)

              Wildcard, bb, tc available. GTG this gw? Considering using wildcard before the dgw and bb on the dgw, with those thoughts is it worth Kane out now? would lose much value invested in that lad..
              a) save ft
              b) kane -> dcl (bench adams)
              c) kane -> wilson (bench adams)
              d) kane -> watkins (bench adams)
              e) martin+kane - > johnstone+antonio -4 (martin blocking 3rd west ham player)
              f) soucek+kane -> grealish+antonio -4

              1. DAZZ
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                Kane needs to go for Watkins/Antonio

                1. winchester
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    cheers

                2. AC/DC AFC
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  Has Adams been returning you many points recently?

                  1. winchester
                      2 months, 11 days ago

                      cheers.. no, he has not..

                3. Boleyn Boy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  Morning All. What to do this week? Thanks in advance:

                  a) Play Dallas (EVE)
                  b) Play Justin (ful)

                  1. Esalman
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    Dallas oop CAM

                4. The 12th Man
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  All these possible DGW’s coming up for City are making me think about getting Ederson. Probably the only player who will play in every game.

                  1. AC/DC AFC
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    This is true.

                    1. Andy_Social
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 11 days ago

                      Yeah, it is, but he'll get you a steady 6 points and no more. I'd rather have Dias or Cancelo play 4 out of 5 with a decent back up.

                      1. Pompel
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        2 months, 11 days ago

                        Problem with that decent back.up is they won't come on from the bench in a dgw if City player in question plays one of them. That's why Ederson might still be the smart pick

                5. fpork
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  Got 1,9 ITB and 2FT. What to do here? Plan was to ship Vardy, but should I keep him?

                  Johnstone (Fabianski)
                  Dias, Cancelo, Dallas, Justin (Chilwell)
                  Gündogan, Salah, Grealish, Fernandes (Lookman)
                  Bamford, Antonio (Vardy)

                  1. The 12th Man
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    I’d hold Vardy just for this week and wait for Kane news in 23 then consider Vardy > Kane for WBA.

                    So I’d probably move Chilwell on to use the FT.

                6. mikess
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  Who to bench out of these?

                  A) H Barnes
                  B) Antonio
                  C) DCL
                  D) Bamford

                  1. mikess
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    E) Son

                    1. AC/DC AFC
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 11 days ago

                      Many would say Son but I'd toss a coin between B and C.

                      1. mikess
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        2 months, 11 days ago

                        Cheers

                  2. The Ilfordian
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    Wow, everyone has packed front lines! I’m lucky to have fodder for one of my strikers; makes benching easier. Tough choice but gut says Son out of them

                    1. mikess
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      2 months, 11 days ago

                      Cheers, just a crazy amount of money to bench. Don't think I can do Son. Makes buying him last week pointless

                      1. The Ilfordian
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 11 days ago

                        Yes, I did the same and will probably play him despite being worried about playing him against a revived Chelsea team. If not Son, DCL is the other one I'd say is struggling for form. Good luck with whatever you go with.

                        1. mikess
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          2 months, 11 days ago

                          Cheers, you too

                  3. Terry Tibbs: Top Pundit
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    I have same, and Son.
                    I'm benching Antonio.

                    1. mikess
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      2 months, 11 days ago

                      Thanks, best of luck

                7. DAZZ
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  Who’s your captains guys?

                  1. mikess
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    Salah, Fernandes v

                  2. Andy_Social
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    I brought in Salah for Son and am captaining him. Mant are preferring Sterling and I can't argue with that but I don't have him.

                  3. Esalman
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    Salah

                  4. The Ilfordian
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    Salah, Bruno vc

                8. Silecro
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  Am I crazy to bench Antonio before DLC/Bamford/Gundo? Doing that mostly due to Villa being great defensively and also having Martinez.
                  Also its a midweek and one of the big guns from City/Liverpool could also be rested and make my decision easier.

                  1. Andy_Social
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    Not really. Most of us have to bench someone we really want to start and there's nothing to choose between them.

                  2. mikess
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    Considering the same

                  3. Terry Tibbs: Top Pundit
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    Doing same.

                9. AC/DC AFC
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  Dier to Dallas or save?

                  1. The 12th Man
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    Depends who your other defenders are?

                    1. AC/DC AFC
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 11 days ago

                      Cancelo, Stones, Holding and Justin.

                      1. The 12th Man
                        • 7 Years
                        2 months, 11 days ago

                        Then I’d only make that move if you have 2 FT’s . Otherwise roll.
                        All those are good to start this week.

                        1. AC/DC AFC
                          • 5 Years
                          2 months, 11 days ago

                          Thanks.

                          I guess I'm thinking if Dier remains peripheral i can see a similar Man City side starting at Burnley, following on from the Sheffield United team?

                          1. The 12th Man
                            • 7 Years
                            2 months, 11 days ago

                            Was Dier rested?
                            He’s only missed one game recently.

                            If your unsure of City game time as well as Diers. Then make your call on Dier > Dallas. It’s a decent move to give yourself some security.

                            1. AC/DC AFC
                              • 5 Years
                              2 months, 11 days ago

                              Cheers... My thinking with Dier is he was on my list to move on prior to the benching.

                              No biggie so I'll roll for a change and have the luxury of 2 ft to sort out the weekend selection!

                  2. The Ilfordian
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    Depends on your bench but Dallas looks good for the occasional return. Other options, eg Targett, Justin?

                    1. AC/DC AFC
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 11 days ago

                      Yep, looked at Targett seriously but didn't buy before his overnight price rise because after this game week i think Villa have a few testing fixtures.

                10. Don Van Vliet
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  Benching migrane

                  One head has to roll:
                  Son
                  Salah
                  Bruno
                  Gundog
                  Barnes
                  Antonio
                  DCL
                  Bam-Bam

                  1. AC/DC AFC
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    DCL or Antonio for me.

                  2. The Ilfordian
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    After last week stressing about benching and then having the Pep / Tickle roulette, it might not matter (possibility that Gundo gets benched?). Post above had exactly the same problem - thought Son might be the one to bench but if not him, maybe DCL because he's struggling to find the net at the moment?

                11. Etern007
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  Struggling to pick the team this week. Currently have:
                  Option 1:
                  Pope
                  Dallas / Coufal / Cancelo / Stones
                  Salah / Bruno / Soucek / Grealish / Gundo
                  DCL

                  Bench: Watkins, Justin, Antonio

                  But I'm also thinking:
                  Option 2:
                  Drop Coufal > Watkins (3-5-2)

                  Or:
                  Option 3:
                  Drop Coufal > Watkins
                  Drop Soucek > Antonio (3-4-3)

                  Decisions, decisions. Thoughts?

                  1. King Kun Ta
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    Option 3

                    1. Etern007
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      2 months, 11 days ago

                      Thanks, appreciate the feedback. I like the look of 3 too.

                12. Sonder
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  RMT

                  Martinez, (Johnstone)
                  Stones, Cancelo, Robertson, (Dallas), (Coufal)
                  Salah, Fernandes, Son, Grealish, Gundogan
                  Bamford, Watkins, (Antonio)

                  1 FT, 1.7 ITB

                  Good to go?

                  1. The 12th Man
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    An 8.
                    Nothing to change here. Your good to go.

                13. Andrew K
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  Suggest please..
                  1. Kane to Antonio
                  2. Kane to Werner
                  3. Kane to Lacazette
                  4. Kane to Ing
                  5. Kane to Jesus
                  6. Kane to firmino
                  7. Kan to DCL
                  8. Kane to Wilson

                  1. The Ilfordian
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    I'd remove 2 and 5. I'm on 3 but he seems a bit of an outlier. I'd think a punt on Antonio or Ings would be good but not the best weeks for either. Firmino might be a good punt for this week but City next week.I'd think Antonio for some good upcoming fixtures and general quality

                    1. Andrew K
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 11 days ago

                      Thank you.. Antonio is my first priority too, but i'm thinking aobut GW23 whether Vardy is fit or not??

                      1. The Ilfordian
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 11 days ago

                        Oh yes, good point. In a couple of weeks, we might have Vardy and Kane back. Also Jota and Aguero are due to return soon. Things could look very different in a few weeks.

                        1. Andrew K
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          2 months, 11 days ago

                          I already owned Soucek & Cresswell but not sure Saka fit this gw22 or not and if he fit i will play 3-5-2

                          1. AC/DC AFC
                            • 5 Years
                            2 months, 11 days ago

                            Trained yesterday.

                            Indications are Saka will play.

                            1. Andrew K
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              2 months, 11 days ago

                              Oh if so i will hang 1 transfer to next gw then, thanks

                  2. Goat
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    1

                    1. Andrew K
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 11 days ago

                      Yup, thanks

                  3. The Knights Template
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    6

                    1. Andrew K
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 11 days ago

                      Any other good point to put him in please... as i already own Salah and Robertson.

                14. Goat
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  Who would you rather start?
                  A) Digne (lee)
                  B) Soucek (avl)

                  1. Sloane426
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    A

                  2. The Knights Template
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    B

                15. Sloane426
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  Bring in Grealish or Antonio ?

                  1. AC/DC AFC
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    Grealish this week.

                    Antonio has a better run of fixtures tho.

                  2. The Knights Template
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    Grealish

                16. King Kun Ta
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  Martinez (Martin)
                  Justin Coufal Cancelo (Chilwell Coufal)
                  Salah Bruno Gundogan Foden Soucek
                  Bamford DCL (Adams)

                  9.2 ITB & 1 FT

                  A Foden -> Sterling
                  B Foden -> Mahrez
                  C Foden -> Mads
                  D Coufal & Adams -> Holding & Antonio (-4)
                  E Martin & Adams -> Sanchez & Antonio (-4)
                  F GTG & roll FT

                  Ta and good luck lads!

                17. The Man Pastore
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  Who to start:

                  A) Digne (lee)
                  B) Coufal (avl)

                  Thanks!

                  1. A Kun & Mateta
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    Digne for me, attacking threat and higher ceiling.

                  2. DAZZ
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    Easily Digne.

                  3. The Knights Template
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    A

                18. g40steve
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  Minamino now at Sou where do you see him playing?

                  1. The 12th Man
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    At St Mary’s