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The Fantasy Flutter: Betting odds on the Gameweek 30 Premier League action


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The fixtures seem almost too good to be true in Gameweek 30, with Leeds United, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa – teams whose players many of us will already own in Fantasy Premier League – all enjoying plum fixtures.

And it’s from these ‘bankers’ (if only that were true) that we’ll be having a small, sensibly staked punt this weekend.

We’ll be again turning to the odds provided by our official sportsbook partner, bet365, to wager a bet on the Premier League action over Easter.

As ever, we urge you to gamble responsibly and always remember: when the fun stops, stop.

BAGGIES TROUSERED

Take a dip into the Twitter bubble and it seems like every man and his dog is championing Marcos Alonso for Chelsea’s Saturday lunchtime kick-off against West Bromwich Albion.

The cult FPL hero has had more comebacks than Frank Sinatra and refuses to go away, seeing off manager after manager who fails to tap into his Fantasy potential.

He is certainly thriving under Thomas Tuchel and while he’s a considerable rotation risk in any given match, his non-involvement at international level and Ben Chilwell’s midweek run-out for England may well tip the balance in favour of the Spaniard this weekend.

Alonso has had more penalty box touches and shots in the opposition area than any other FPL defender in their last six matches, so it seems like he’s due one of his bi-annual hauls.

He’s 14/1 to grab the first goal against Sam Allardyce’s troops, with an anytime goal available at 9/2.

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Placing an each-way first goalscorer bet in this case means that any goal that the wing-back does score will return 14/3, even if one of his teammates or a Baggie has previously broken the deadlock.

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WERNER BOTHERS

Sticking with Chelsea v West Brom, the only player we know who will start at Stamford Bridge is Timo Werner, with Thomas Tuchel confirming as much in his pre-match presser.

The German was being defended by his club manager on Friday, with the striker’s midweek horror miss while on national duty a source of much amusement.

You wouldn’t bank on him for a goal at the moment but bet365 don’t like the Werners of this world to feel left out, so there’s a market just for them.

The Chelsea striker is 11/8 to have more than 3.5 shots against West Brom, but it doesn’t matter if they are blocked at source, find Row Z or, heaven forbid, hit the back of the net – so long as they are identified as shots, they count.

He does have eight assists to his name this season, to his credit, and he is 5/2 with bet365 to register more than 0.5 assists this weekend.

SON TARGET

On a similar theme, the shots on target market is another one for fans of underlying stats.

We’re heading to Tyneside for this punt, as a sorry-looking Newcastle United side prepare to entertain a Tottenham Hotspur outfit who welcome back Son Heung-min from injury.

The Korean is 1/2 to have over 0.5 shots on target – in other words, one tame effort into the arms of Martin Dubravka is enough for bet365 to pay out.

Harry Kane has to record over 1.5 shots on target to reach his threshold but given that he has had more attempts (4.3 per match) than any other Premier League player in their last six outings, 5/6 is a reasonable price.

BRAZILIAN WAX LYRICAL

The Elland Road ice rink doesn’t seem to be affecting Raphinha‘s game, with the in-form Brazilian in scintillating form at present.

He has the best expected goal involvement of any FPL midfielder in their last six matches, with mostly profligate finishing from his teammates to blame for the three blanks that preceded Gameweek 29.

Fond of a shot as much as a key pass (he has had 15 efforts of his own in his last half-dozen outings), Raphinha is a tempting 6/1 to score the first goal against whipping boys Sheffield United this weekend.

A Leeds win and over 2.5 goals scored in that fixture is 13/10.

TREBLE WITHOUT A DRAW

Backing Spurs, Leeds and Chelsea to all win their Gameweek 30 fixtures to nil returns just over 11/1 with bet365.

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870 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Weeb Kakashi
    • 5 Years
    18 days, 14 hours ago

    How many minutes for the following players this week

    Forster
    Mount
    Toby
    Cancelo

    1. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      18 days, 14 hours ago

      The first 2 look good for 90mins...

      The second 2, god knows! But, you'd think they either start and play the whole game, or they are rotated/benched and play 0mins

      1. Weeb Kakashi
        • 5 Years
        18 days, 14 hours ago

        Thinking of BBing. Mount played all 3 in the IB. You think he starts? CL on Tuesday

        1. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          18 days, 14 hours ago

          I wouldn’t count on it but I like bb this week

  2. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    18 days, 14 hours ago

    What happens to DDG? Is he going to start?

    1. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      18 days, 14 hours ago

      I can see him starting this week as he's been out so long but is ready for selection again now.

      Going forward, I don't think you can own either in FPL as they will be rotated according to Ole

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        18 days, 14 hours ago

        Ta, thinking of playing DDG Konsa rather than Martinez Konsa. DDG will go soon from the team ...

  3. thegaffer82
    • 9 Years
    18 days, 14 hours ago

    A couple of real tough ones here I think;

    First, who on earth to bench from...

    A) Gundo B) Watkins C) Auba

    Second, should I do Holgate > Rudiger (and bench Stones)?

    Yay or Nay?

    1. The Count of Monte Cristo
      • 8 Years
      18 days, 14 hours ago

      A and yes for me. You'll want Chelsea defence in any case (unsure on your WC situation

      1. thegaffer82
        • 9 Years
        18 days, 14 hours ago

        Thanks for the reply Count!

        No WC, just have FH & TC left.

        1. The Count of Monte Cristo
          • 8 Years
          18 days, 14 hours ago

          Then I'd be more tempted to do the H -> R move.

          1. thegaffer82
            • 9 Years
            18 days, 14 hours ago

            Cheers pal.

            Anything you are unsure about and need a second opinion?

            1. The Count of Monte Cristo
              • 8 Years
              18 days, 14 hours ago

              Thanks for asking. Just did Dunk --> Azpi. Is my bench choice and order correct?

              Martinez
              Shaw -- R. Dias -- Azpilicueta
              Salah -- Fernandes -- Lingard -- Raphinha
              Kane (c) -- Bamford -- Antonio

              Fabri -- Gundogan -- Coufal -- Stones

              1. thegaffer82
                • 9 Years
                18 days, 14 hours ago

                Love the transfer!

                I think the bench is just about right (I'm also benching Gundo & Stones). Feels so wrong, but looking at the rest of the XI, you can make a stronger case for all of those over Gundo & Stones this week.

                G2G I reckon!

                1. The Count of Monte Cristo
                  • 8 Years
                  18 days, 14 hours ago

                  Thanks very much - appreciate it! Hope it doesn\t come back to haunt us.

                  All the best for this GW!

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      18 days, 14 hours ago

      A and Yes

  4. Oggle22
    • 4 Years
    18 days, 14 hours ago

    Martinez
    Konsa Dallas Cancelo
    Son Bale Raphina Lingz Bruno
    Kane(c) Bamford

    Steele Antonio Stones Dunk

    Cancelo to Alonso -4?
    Tempted by Keane and DCL as well?

    Cheers

    1. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      18 days, 14 hours ago

      I quite like it to be honest. It's a bit on the risky side with Alonso, but you have a very strong bench to cover any Alonso no-show, and his upside if he plays is fantastic.

      I'd go for it I think

      1. The Count of Monte Cristo
        • 8 Years
        18 days, 14 hours ago

        I agree with the Gaffer here.

  5. Erez Avni
    • 4 Years
    18 days, 14 hours ago

    play one:

    A. Dias
    B. Cresswell

    1. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      18 days, 14 hours ago

      B) has much more upside I think.

      Very unlikely Dias gets any more than 6pts this week, and even that would be a hard fought 6 points you would think!

    2. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      18 days, 14 hours ago

      Wolves can’t score

    3. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      18 days, 14 hours ago

      B

    4. The Count of Monte Cristo
      • 8 Years
      18 days, 14 hours ago

      B.

  6. ididnt
    • 9 Years
    18 days, 14 hours ago

    Bench boost this?

    Forster, cancelo, trossard, digne

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      18 days, 14 hours ago

      Seen worse

    2. Cowboy John
      • 8 Years
      18 days, 14 hours ago

      Yes.

    3. The Count of Monte Cristo
      • 8 Years
      18 days, 14 hours ago

      Not a clear yes/no, but I would lean towards no personally.

      1. The Count of Monte Cristo
        • 8 Years
        18 days, 14 hours ago

        If you don't have a WC left and you think it's only going to get worse from here BB-wise, then just pull the trigger

        1. ididnt
          • 9 Years
          18 days, 14 hours ago

          Might save as have wc in hand

    4. Deulofail
      • 5 Years
      18 days, 14 hours ago

      Depends on your starting XI

  7. Weeb Kakashi
    • 5 Years
    18 days, 14 hours ago

    Captain
    A Raphinha
    B Kane

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      18 days, 14 hours ago

      Flipping between the two thousand times, currently on A

    2. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      18 days, 14 hours ago

      I'll lay my cards on the table and say I'm going for Kane. I'm top of both my ML's and I'm around 100k OR which I'm more interested in holding on to and just making incremental gains on...

      But I love the Raphina choice and if I had the balls or if I was chasing a big gap in my ML (for example), then I'd go Raph without hesitation.

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        18 days, 14 hours ago

        It’s looking like his week

  8. Spoonhead
    • 2 Years
    18 days, 14 hours ago

    Could really use some inspiration chaps. Brain fog

    Martinez
    Cancelo, Coufal, Shaw, Stones
    Lingard, Raphinha, Salah, Fernandes
    Kane, Bamford

    Pope, Gundogan, Dunk, Maupay

    1FT, 0.0 ITB

    WC and BB available. General thoughts were to WC next week. Maybe I need a Chelsea def this week, but who to swap out?

    Any thoughts appreciated

  9. THFC4LIFE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    18 days, 14 hours ago

    Don’t think I’ve ever been so stuck on a transfer, planning to use BB and I don’t think Bale starts so looking to ship for a hit.

    Who to bring in....

    A. Havertz
    B. Mahrez
    C. Ziyech

    Cheers

    1. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      18 days, 14 hours ago

      I quite like the Havertz punt to be honest.

      He's showing signs of his talent recently and if he plays the number 10 position again, then I like his chances of attacking returns.

  10. King Kohli
    • 8 Years
    18 days, 14 hours ago

    Best move here?

    1. Digne + Gundo > Rudiger + Son
    2. Digne + Cancelo > Azpi + Rudiger

    Martinez
    Digne Cancelo Dias
    Salah Bruno Lingard Gundo Raphinha
    Kane Antonio
    3.9 Watkins Struijk White

    2 FT 2.2 ITB. FH left.

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      18 days, 14 hours ago

      Why sell Digne? Is he injured?
      I’d just do Cancelo to Rudiger and save the other FT I think

  11. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    18 days, 14 hours ago

    It’s back boys and so am I X

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      18 days, 14 hours ago

      C-ing you, don’t let me down.

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        18 days, 14 hours ago

        Haven’t even thought about transfers yet let alone captain!

        1. thegaffer82
          • 9 Years
          18 days, 14 hours ago

          You can't have that name and not captain Kane surely???

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            18 days, 14 hours ago

            Just checked, my bus team originally had Bruno C

  12. Aston VII lalalala
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    18 days, 14 hours ago

    Nobody thinking Son to Captain? Is there a risk he will come off the bench due to fitness?

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      18 days, 14 hours ago

      No he’ll start and do well, great C potential

    2. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      18 days, 14 hours ago

      He's a great option for sure.

      Just Kane is on pens and is in decent form. Not a great deal in it though, and Son could easily outscore him.

    3. Thomas Magnum
      • 5 Years
      18 days, 14 hours ago

      He’s my Captain

  13. The Count of Monte Cristo
    • 8 Years
    18 days, 14 hours ago

    Best of luck to all this GW.

    This IB felt a lot longer than normal - feels like ages since we had the PL on!

    Have a good long weekend!

    1. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      18 days, 14 hours ago

      GL mate.

      May your arrows be green!

  14. mynameisq
    • 7 Years
    18 days, 14 hours ago

    Jose's comments only said son will be selected, that could mean in the squad rather than starting

    Always overthink these things curses

    1. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      18 days, 14 hours ago

      You are overthinking for sure.

      I'd bet a hundred quid of my hard earned he starts today 🙂

      1. Van der Faart
        • 9 Years
        18 days, 14 hours ago

        You'll lose 100 quid if you back him him start today 😉

        1. thegaffer82
          • 9 Years
          18 days, 14 hours ago

          Put your money where your mouth is then bud!! 🙂

          1. Van der Faart
            • 9 Years
            18 days, 14 hours ago

            Spurs play tomorrow lol

            1. thegaffer82
              • 9 Years
              18 days, 14 hours ago

              🙁

    2. Thomas Magnum
      • 5 Years
      18 days, 14 hours ago

      They need him to start

    3. Van der Faart
      • 9 Years
      18 days, 14 hours ago

      He will start. Like Kane, when fit he plays

  15. paza12
    • 10 Years
    18 days, 13 hours ago

    Gundo likely to start?

  16. Sgt Frank Drebin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    18 days, 13 hours ago

    Why are poeple going for Alonso? Do you think he's gonna play the next or 3 games?

  17. Piksau
    • 6 Years
    18 days, 13 hours ago

    Captain Pick?
    A Bamford
    B Raphina
    C Son
    D Kane

  18. RedJive79
    • 1 Year
    18 days, 13 hours ago

    Start Stones or Struijk?