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The Fantasy Flutter: Betting odds on the Gameweek 31 Premier League action


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A Friday night deadline is upon us, so that means it’s once again time to have a small, sensibly staked punt on the weekend action.

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STERLING SILVER LINING

Successive benchings aren’t usually good news in FPL but as one of the few Manchester City players who hasn’t started a competitive match since the international breakRaheem Sterling looks well-positioned for a run-out against Leeds this weekend. That’s half the battle with Pep Guardiola’s side: we know there’ll probably be a haul or two in the offing in any given Gameweek, it’s just attempting to second-guess who will be taking to the field on a week-to-week basis.

It’s not just the likelihood of starts that’s in Sterling’s favour, however, as he racked up an impressive 17 penalty box touches, five goal attempts and five key passes when these two sides met in the very open reverse fixture.

The England winger is 9/2 to score first at the Etihad, while you’ll still get your money back if you back him each way to score and he nets something other than the first goal.

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Sticking with the mouthwatering clash at the Etihad, it’s interesting to note (to us stat nuts, anyway) that Leeds actually had a greater share of possession when the sides last met in the Premier League.

Only City themselves have had more shots in the box than Marcelo Bielsa’s men this season, so that’s why both teams to score at 4/5 is a very real possibility – particularly as the hosts may well be tinkering with their defensive set-up with one eye on next week’s Champions League quarter-final rematch with Dortmund.

Given the magnitude of the fixture, Leeds players are more generously priced than usual to break the deadlock: Patrick Bamford is 17/2, while Raphinha is a whopping 14/1.

And if you’re still not convinced that the Whites will breach the City defence, you can at least be assured that they will have a real go.

With the shots on target market, Bamford and Raphinha just need to work the goalkeeper once in order for bet365 to pay out: they are 4/7 and 10/11 respectively to have more than 0.5 efforts on target.


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A BLUE DAY

It’s fair to say that last week’s punt on Chelsea’s defence went spectacularly badly.

But the midweek win and clean sheet gainst Porto does make the Gameweek 30 thrashing look like an anomaly.

It’s Crystal Palace up next for Thomas Tuchel’s usually-watertight Blues and if you fancy them to get back on track, they are 11/8 to win to nil at Selhurst Park.

Marcos Alonso was a post’s width away from delivering the first goal last week and he’s 16/1 to open the scoring in this clash, with bet365 pricing him up at 6/1 to score anytime.


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Looking elsewhere around the top flight, Jesse Lingard is generously priced to grab the first goal against Leicester considering that he has been involved in more attacking returns than any other player since his move to east London.

He’s 8/1 to break the deadlock against the Foxes, which seems long considering that the lesser-spotted Ademipo Odubeko is exactly the same price.

Sticking with Claret-clad goal-getters, Matej Vydra looks value at 6/1 to score first against a porous Newcastle United side missing the injured Jamaal Lascelles. Much like Lingard above, the fact that Joel Mumbongo and Lewis Richardson are shorter odds does seem like an oversight.


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505 Comments Post a Comment
  1. wonkeydonkey
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Am I blocking myself by going Maddison and Nacho?

    1. Quan MisTaka
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Blocking from what?

      1. wonkeydonkey
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Can they both play in the same side? Or when Maddison comes back, will Nacho be dropped?

        1. Quan MisTaka
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          I think they can both play in the same side. Looks like perez would be dropped. Nacho on fire atm

  2. Quan MisTaka
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Start 1

    A) Shaw
    B) Cresswell
    C) Dias

    Bench 1

    1) Gundo
    2) Bamford
    3) Son

    1. RamboRN
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      C2

      1. Ha.
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Agree

    2. unitednations
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      bench bamford

  3. b91jh
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Last puzzle on WC:

    A) Cresswell, Maddison, Wood
    B) Coufal, ESR, Vardy

    In A, Maddison starts at 32,33, Wood starts 31,33.
    In B, ESR perma bench

    1. Quan MisTaka
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      B out of those probably

    2. Ha.
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      A

    3. rjcv177
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      A

  4. Machine_Gunnerz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Done my 2 transfers to bring in Jota+Nacho for Bam+Gundo

    Areola
    Rudiger, Cancelo, Bertrand, Veltman
    KDB(c), Bruno, Son, Jota
    Kane, Nacho

    Martinez, Shaw, Watkins, Reed

    Any changes to line-up required? or to Cpt?

  5. #Swish41
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Final call...

    Need to find 0.4 for this on WC. BB next week.

    Mendy (Forster)
    Rudiger Dias Coady (Phillips Shaw)
    Son Bruno Salah Jota Lingz
    Kane(c) nacho (Bamford)

    1. Dias > 5.6m (Stones, Keane, Fofana)
    2. Shaw > 4.8m (Holding, Coufal)

    Leaning towards 1 and Keane as Dias looks like being rested and then blanks in 33...

    PLEASE SEND HELP 🙂

    1. #Swish41
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      If the Jota or Nacho gambles fail, jota can then become Maddison, Gundo, Neto etc and Nacho can be benched...

    2. Ha.
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      2 Holding

      1. #Swish41
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Thanks - he does have good fixtures...if he plays.

    3. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Shaw to Lindelof

      or

      Dias to Stones

      or

      just Holding

      1. #Swish41
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Cheers man. Lindelof is a great shout if nailed on!

        1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Just do Holding

  6. merin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Any suggestions here?
    Tempted to do Bale Watkins -> Salah Iheanacho...

    Martinez Areola
    Dias Azpi Digne Dallas Targett
    Bruno Bale Lingard Gundogan Raphinha
    Kane Bamford Watkins

    1 FT, 4.3 ITB, No chips left

    1. Ha.
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      I would do those moves

    2. #Swish41
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      They’re the template moves

  7. Ha.
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    How's she looking?

    Leno
    Azpi, TAA, Dias
    Salah, Gundo, Bruno, Son, Jota
    Kane, Iheanacho

    Forster, Coady, Holding, Vydra

    1. RamboRN
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Looking good

      1. Ha.
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Ta

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

      Hot

    3. unitednations
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Mendy over Leno?

      1. Ha.
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        0.1m short!

  8. merin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Who do you guys prefer of Salah and Jota, going forward?

    1. Ha.
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Salah was my first transfer out on WC...but I've since brought him back in. If Salah doesn't mess with your team structure, then I would go with him.

    2. Tshelby
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Salah for me but budgetwise Jota

  9. yanky
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    thoughts?? here’s my master “take a hit after wc” plan which i think could pay off...

    Mendy
    TAA Rudiger Holding (Coady Veltman)
    Salah Jota Bruno Sterling(c) Saka
    Kane Iheanacho (Davis)

    plan is to do Sterling Saka > Son Maddison for -4 pt hit in dgw32
    Veltman not a strong option but is my gw33 cover since kane son davis will be benched

  10. TheDragon
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Dias

    Good pick or a big rotation risk in the league?

    1. rjcv177
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      I believe he misses 31 or 32.
      City has Dortmund and Chelsea Cupsemi close

  11. Bambi
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    play two:

    Reguilon (MUN)
    Bamford (mci)
    Raphinha (mci)
    Dunk (EVE)

    1. Pabster
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      I’d probably go Dunk and Reg.

  12. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Is Shaw injured ? Or hes good for WC ?

  13. Pabster
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    For budget defender over next several weeks: Holding or Diop?

    1. rjcv177
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Holding. But Diop later is also good

      1. Pabster
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Thanks. Diop nailed for rest of the season?

  14. Tshelby
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Wildcard time?

    Martinez,
    Shaw, Dias, Coufal, Dallas, Veltman
    Son, Lingard, Jota, Fernandes, Gundogan
    Kane, Antonio, Bamford

    1ft - 4.7 itb

    Or Just Bamford to Vardy this week? Or get Salah or Trent?

  15. Slitherene
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Bench 1?

    A) Saka (shu)
    B) Lingard (LEI)
    C) Jota (AVL)
    D) Iheanacho (whu)

    1. Tshelby
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      A for me

    2. rjcv177
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      A

  16. Hryszko
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Okay, final draft.. how's she looking?

    Mendy
    TAA - Rudiger - Dias
    Salah (c) - Bruno - Jota - Lingaard - Gundo
    Kane - Nacho

    Bench: Martinez - Vydra - Coufal - Veltman

    1.4m in the bank.

    1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      very cool team

    2. Ha.
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Mendy and Martinez seems overkill

      1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        this, forster

      2. Thomas Magnum
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Looks good all round but I agree with this

    3. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      How do you get Son next week?

      I’d definitely move Martinez -> Forster (he has a double and saves you 1m+). Would that the give you enough to do Gundo -> Son next week?

      Konsa over Coufal for me to cover Villa defence in 33

      1. Ha.
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        I don't think WBA is a nailed on CS any more

    4. #Swish41
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Plan for Son next week? Looks good otherwise...

  17. rjcv177
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Job done
    Punt on C Sterling,
    vydra for 31 and then bench option,
    Holding and coady as safety
    Lloris for dgw, sxz to cover 33

    Lloris
    Alonso, rudiger, TAA
    Sterling (C), salah, jota, lingz
    Kane, ihenacho, vydra

    Sanchez, maddi, holding, coady

  18. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    1. KDB and Fabio Silva (Yes, hes my punt)

    or

    2. Neto and Aguero

    ?

    1. Kloppcorn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      I’d go with 2 I think KDB may be rested and I rate neto over Fabio silva

      1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Hm...i think oposite. I think huge points incoming, he just signed new contract and he got his rest already. And someone need to serve hatty to Aguero 🙂

    2. Bunk Moreland
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Well I think KDB is a better option than Kun, and Neto is a better option than Filva. I dont suppose getting both midfielders in a 3-5-2 is an option?

      1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Not enough space, already have the best mids...

        1. Bunk Moreland
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Hehe ok. Yeah, there is a plethora of mids this year. Both options are pretty punty, I would expect to sell Aguero quickly while Filva could conceivably stay for 4-5 gameweeks. So I would lean towards KDB / Filva.

  19. Kloppcorn
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Could do with some help choosing my captain, any help would be much appreciated! Choosing between:
    A)Salah
    B)Aguero

    1. Ha.
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      A

  20. TeddiPonza
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Correct captain, bench and benching order?

    Forster
    Dias Stones Shaw Digne
    Bruno(vc) Salah(c) Gundogan Jota
    Kane DCL
    Subs: Forster Raphinha Watkins Coufal

    Thanks.

  21. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Still cant deciede:

    1. Coady

    or

    2. Rudiger

    or

    3. Christensen

    ?

    1. Ha.
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      2 if you have a decent bench, else 1

    2. Bunk Moreland
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      2, easily imo. Wolves dont look strong at the back and are lacking key defenders. Patricio is also out of form.

  22. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Not getting enough replies guys. So putting it again. Need suggestions.

    Current team:
    Martinez, Areola
    Dias, Cancelo, Digne, Dunk, Dallas
    Gundo, Bruno, Raphinha, Son, Lingard
    Kane, DCL, Bamford

    Activate WC for this team?
    Martinez, Forster
    TAA, Rudiger, James, Coady, Veltman
    Bruno, Neto, Salah, gundo, Jota
    Kane, Vardy, Vydra

    Current team or wc?

    Salah becomes son nxt gw.

    1. Bunk Moreland
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      put in the fixtures, might get you more replies.

    2. Ha.
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Yep

  23. gaurava1216
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Locked and Loaded WC!
    18k OR, BB in hand- so looking ahead on some picks for the potential DGW, hence Fofana over Coady.

    Gw 33 Reguillon to Keane/Targett and upgrade Wood to Antonio

    Mendy
    Dias Rudiger Reguillon
    Salah Bruno Son Jota Lingard
    Kane Wood

    Forster Iheanacho Phillips Fofana

    Good luck !

  24. Bunk Moreland
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Is Auba (c) against Shu a punt too far? I think he will play striker since Laca started yesterday.

    1. Weeb Kakashi
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      My capitan

  25. Atimis
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Any changes to that WC team? Should I get some City?

    Mendy/Forster
    TAA/Fofana/Shaw/Rudiger/Holding*
    Salah/Bruno/X*/Jota/Lingard
    Kane/Nacho/Vydra

    Holding or maybe Masuaku?

    Can have some punt this week as X - Son placeholder foe DGW 32.

    1. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      I’m really considering Gundogan as the 1 week ‘punt’ over Son

      Think it has to be a city player really - see what Pep says at his press conference

      1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Why not KDB ?

    2. fplking14
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      I wouldn't get Holding unless using him as enabler. Our defence is awful

      1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        But he must play against crap teams

    3. Bunk Moreland
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Auba or a city mid.

    4. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      KDB, then switch to Son next gw...

    5. Atimis
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Can't go over ~9.6

  26. fplking14
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Coady: Bur, wba, Bri
    Or Veltman: shef, Lee, bri

    Which to choose?

    1. #Swish41
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Coady of the two...

  27. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    If you had to pick 2 enablers next to Taa Rudi Shaw, who would you pick?

    A: Holding....good baps potential, really good fixture..only nailed for 3 weeks?
    B: Veltman....nailed, quite attacking, good 33 fix but poor gw36/37 fix
    C: Masuaku...attacking, not nailed if whm play 4atb, limited baps potential

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      I'd pick Bogle.

      1. unitednations
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        lets see your team

        1. The Knights Template
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Bogle

  28. Hansel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Saiss or Coady?

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Coady

  29. #Swish41
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Any scoop on whether Stones or Dias will be rested?

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Never is.

    2. Bunk Moreland
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Stones has only started 7/12 last matches. Going by that, another rest is quite possible.
      Dias starts most matches and will probably continue to do so.

  30. Bunk Moreland
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    I see there are a lot of wildcard teams, here is mine. Open to suggestions 🙂

    Ederson
    Trent - Alonso - Rüdiger
    Bruno - Sterling - Aubameyang - Lingard - Neto
    Kane - Iheanacho

    Bench: Johnstone (starts 33) Phillips Holding Davis
    0,0 itb

    1. Ha.
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Are you allergic to Liverpool attackers?

      1. #Swish41
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        I’d really want Salah over Auba if you can. Or Son for the double. Decent though!

      2. Bunk Moreland
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Lol! No I will get Salah soon. I just fancy Auba (shu) and Sterling (LEE) more than Salah avl, especially when liv have half an eye on Real Madrid. But maybe I might just put him in now. Not sure.

    2. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Yep, you need Salah (Instead of Sterling) and Jota. Jota is better than TAA for me

    3. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Also why not KDB ?
      Sterling is cool but KDB is the best player in the league...

      1. Bunk Moreland
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Cause I think KDB will rest this weekend. I will sell Sterling next week for Son.

        1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Yea but Sterling even with 90 mintes will do nothing...

          1. Bunk Moreland
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            He's crossed the 200 points barrier three seasons in a row. Not in the best form but a historically great asset in what might be a very open game.

    4. Bunk Moreland
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      I suppose I could go for cheaper gks, move Trent to Laporte and get Salah. Maybe Auba is not worth it on current form. But I would not be surprised if he braced against sheffield. He is usually really good against the bad teams.