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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. b91jh
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Cresswell has been so underrated in the community this season.

    1000% nailed, fixture-proof, on some of the set pieces, plays for a good defensive team, bps magnet. Defo worth the extra cash over Coufal.
    He doesn't look as exciting as those pacey modern full backs during matches, but always bound for a 12-pointer every week. So enjoyable as an owner from gw8.

    1. acidicleo
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      True went for Coufal due to budget..
      But cresswell is a big upgrade..

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

      Currently top scoring defender, over 20% ownership. Community needs to follow casual, eh? ;-
      )

    3. gogs67
        2 months, 11 days ago

        As a Coufal owner it feels like Creswell is the player everyone else has, lol. Certainly away from here his % ownership is triple that of Coufal.

    4. Messiah Hazard
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Bench Soucek or Saka? Currently on Saka

      1. acidicleo
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Saka

      2. EmreCan Hustle
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Yeah bench Saka

      3. jomikijiq
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Soucek

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

        I'd start Saka and if he's injured you get Soucek.

    5. acidicleo
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Should I ship Coufal or Soucek to make 3rd WHU spot free for Antonio?

      A) Soucek to Grealish / Leicester mid
      B) Coufal to Rudiger / TAA / Digne

      Cheers...

      1. EmreCan Hustle
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        B with TAA

      2. jomikijiq
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        A

      3. Brehmeren
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        A, Grealish

    6. pundit of punts
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Worth it to take a hit for a defender here?

      Worried that neither of Dias, Mitchell nor KWP will start. 🙁

      Martinez
      Dias - Dier - Holding
      Salah (c) - Bruno - Sterling (vc) - Grealish
      DCL - Bamford - Wilson

      Button - Foden - Mitchell - KWP

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

        I wouldn't take a hit. I'd keep my fingers crossed one of Dias or Mitchell will start.

        1. pundit of punts
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Thanks

      2. jomikijiq
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        no

        1. pundit of punts
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Thanks

    7. wanaj84
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Help me
      1) Start mendy or martinez
      2) Start holding or shaw?

      Tq2

      1. jomikijiq
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Mart
        Shaw

      2. gogs67
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Bookies say Shaw

      3. fcsaltyballs
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Martinez
        Robertson Stones Cancelo
        Salah Fernandes Gundogan Raphinha
        DCL Bamford Antonio

        Forster Soucek Coufal Ferguson

        0 FT, 6.9 itb

        Is this good to go?

        1. jomikijiq
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          yes

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

        Start Dallas or Soucek?

        1. Siva Mohan
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Dallas

        2. Dannyb
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Dallas

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

          Dallas

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

        Morning dzz,

        1) Who to start from Digne (lee) or Dallas (EVE)
        2) Who to start from Antonio (avl) or Bamford (EVE)

        1. Dreams
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Digne. Antonio

        2. Siva Mohan
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Leeds duo

        3. unitednations
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          mixed views..

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

        Johnstone Mccarthy
        Cancelo Stones Chilwell Coufal Dallas
        Salah Bruno Sterling Soucek Grealish
        Watkins Antonio Bamford
        2ft 0.4 itb. Which two players should I change on a priority basis?

        1. aapoman
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Team looks good. Could maybe sell Chilwell but it is not 100% he has lost his place. Wouldn't mind to burn a transfer with that team.

        2. jomikijiq
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Chilwell and think of a plan to get Son GW23 if you want to C him

        3. DK_13
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Downgrade a keeper this week

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

          Use a FT to take out chilwell. Either for digne or Justin.

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

            I'm giving Chilwell one more chance. I'd sell McC for a better keeper and roll a FT.

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

          Cheers all.

      7. afsr
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Martinez,
        Digne, Stones, Cancelo
        Bruno, Gundo, Salah, Son,
        DCL, Watkins, Antonio

        Forster, Soucek, Creswell, Mitchell,
        1FT, 4.3 ITB

        A - Watkins, Son - > Bamford, Grealish (-4)
        B - Son -> Grealish
        C - Watkins -> Bamford
        D - save

        1. aapoman
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Save imo

        2. afsr
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Also can't figure out who to start:

          1) Bench one out of Antonio, Watkins, Son and Soucek
          2) Digne or Creswell

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

            bench soucek and creswell

      8. aapoman
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Roll the ft? Start Ayling or Coufal?

        Martinez
        Stones Cancelo Coufal
        Salah Sterling Bruno Son Grealish
        Antonio Watkins

        Forster; Ayling, Brewster, KWP*

        1. Dreams
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Roll. Start Coufal.

      9. Dannyb
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Rashford and Foden to
        A Zaha Barnes
        B Sterling Pereira
        C Grealish Barnes
        2ft cheers

        1. Dreams
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          C

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

          C

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

        Would you start Saka or DCL?

        1. Dreams
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Dc

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

          Dcl

        3. aapoman
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          DCL

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

            Cheers guys...

            I just like Saka at the moment!

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

              Saka Daka!

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

        Who to play?

        A) Holding A WOL
        B) Coufal A AVL

        1. Dreams
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          A

        2. DK_13
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          A

        3. jomikijiq
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          A

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

          Thanks!

      12. DK_13
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Laca fit to play?

          1. DK_13
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Thanks

      13. Gun gun
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        pereira for a one week or even two week punt?

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

          He looks good.
          2 tough fixtures to follow and Sheff Utd improving at the back. Then 2 decent ones if we're talking WBA?

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

          Yes I was thinking the same (exciting combo with Diagne) although fixtures putting me off

        3. Jamb0
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Nah

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

        Play 2 of 3 this week

        A) Antonio
        B) Watkins
        C) Bamford

        1. Wonderful Wizard Hazard
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          A and C

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

          Antonio is away to Villa
          Watkins have home to West Ham
          Bamford at home to Everton

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

          BC

        4. Jamb0
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          AC if you have to... but I would try play them all

        5. 007 [RoboKlopp]
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          BC

      15. Wonderful Wizard Hazard
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        What to do with kane? 0.4 itb and 1 ft.

        Martinez
        Robbo Cancelo Stones (Dallas Mitch)
        Salah Bruno Son Gundo (Biss)
        Kane Bam Antonio

        1) Kane to DCL
        2) Kane to Firmino
        3) Kane/Biss to Brewster/Grealish for a hit
        4) Other

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

          1

      16. cm790
          2 months, 11 days ago

          The morning dilemma on the train in to work...

          Sterling or Salah (C)?

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

            Salah for me.

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

            i'm going to sterling purely becoz he is more rested and burley look more vulnerable than brighton.

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

              Burnley pretty solid at Turf Moor, just not offering much forward.

              Who knows who Pep is saving for the February run in the Premier League and Champions League games.

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

                maybe low scoring, 0-2 or 0-3. They did lose 0-3 to chelsea at home. There is no current record of sterling rested 2 weeks in a row.

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

                  True, other than gw5 and 14 and 15 Sterling hasn't returned back to back points either in a faltering season by his standards.

          3. Jamb0
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Would punt on Sterling if I had him... Sterling had a rest and Salah due a rest

        • RIDZ
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Keep one:
          a. Watkins
          b. Antonio

          Get one:
          1. Dann
          2. Lewis

          1. Jamb0
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Keep both, get neither

        • cm790
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Start Justin, Shaw or DCL?

            Currently on:

            Martinez
            Cancelo Shaw Stones
            Sterling (VC) Bruno Salah (C) Maddison
            DCL Antonio Bamford

            Areola Justin ESR Mitchell

            1. cm790
                2 months, 11 days ago

                I feel like Fulham will grab a goal in their fight for survival.

              • Jamb0
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                DCL

            2. Sterling Archer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              as a rotating defender/sub

              walker peters to Rudiger or Dallas.

              Want to bench Coufal as i have 5 players in 1 game!

            3. sergioaguero67
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Captain Mathieus Pereira
              Thank me later

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

                Bold but he's stood out for a few weeks now.

                Sheffield Utd looking more solid again!

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

              Do you expect Raphinha/Bamford to play?

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

                Yes.

                Both are expected to play.

            5. jdp219
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Start...
              1) Chilwell
              2) Coufal

              1. Jamb0
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                1

              2. 007 [RoboKlopp]
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                1

            6. Jamb0
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Start Raphinha or Soucek? Leaning towards Soucek..

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

                Leeds home.
                Or
                Villa home with defence performing well and 12 clean sheets to date.

              2. THFC4LIFE
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                Raphina

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

              Hold patience with Bruno or bring someone in for free on a punt?

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

                hold. patience is virtue

              2. 007 [RoboKlopp]
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                Hold

            8. THFC4LIFE
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Save FT?

              Meslier
              Cancelo Dias Holding
              Salah(c) Bruno Son Barnes Gundogan
              Antonio Bamford

              Forster Adams Coufal Mitchel

              1. 007 [RoboKlopp]
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                Save FT

              2. LucasD
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                Save

              3. ppv
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                Lose the Leeds keeper

            9. 007 [RoboKlopp]
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Play DCL or Antonio?
              Cheers.

              1. LucasD
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                DCL, I think it will be a high scoring game

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

              Martinez
              Stones / Dias / Dallas
              Son / Salah(c) / Gundo / Bruno / Grealish
              DCL / Bamford

              Steer / Brewster / Coufal / Mitchell

              1FT 5.3 itb

              Anything you would do here?

              1 - Brewster > Antonio (This will give me a benching headache)
              2 - Save
              3 - Something else

              Thanks

              1. 007 [RoboKlopp]
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                2

                1. LucasD
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  Thanks

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

                I see high point potential on the bench as an advantage right now with back to back games and uncertainty.

                1.