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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.

We’ll be turning to the odds provided by our official sportsbook partner, bet365, to wager a bet on the Premier League action in Gameweek 31.

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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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BEANZ MEANZ GOALZ

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. fpork
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 14 days ago

    1) Sterling + ESR
    2) Son + Lingard

    With 1) I will most likely do Sterling->Son after 31. Feels like the option with the biggest upside potential, but riskier.

    1. Ha.
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 14 days ago

      2, no question

  2. beetlejuice
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 14 days ago

    Which Arsenal players are more nailed over the next 2?

    A) Auba
    B) Laca
    C) Saka

    1. Lemongrab
      • 12 Years
      6 months, 14 days ago

      Probably Saka but after the last two dire performances anything is possible.

    2. Chandler Bing
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 14 days ago

      Nobody knows. Their UEL tie is quite close so expect some rotation.

  3. Chandler Bing
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 14 days ago

    Has the WHU presser happened? Was hoping for some Antonio injury news.

    1. Ha.
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 14 days ago

      Guardian is reporting he's potentially out for the season

    2. Lemongrab
      • 12 Years
      6 months, 14 days ago

      I've seen reports that he might miss the rest of the season

      https://www.theguardian.com/football/2021/apr/09/michael-antonio-could-miss-rest-of-season-west-ham-david-moyes

    3. Biggsy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 14 days ago

      1:30pm

  4. The Knights Template
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 14 days ago

    The only thing that should flutter is a butterfly.

    1. Phil's Stamps
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 14 days ago

      and hearts, my liege.

      1. The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 14 days ago

        Very very good call. Ohh the damsels!

  5. Mikei
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 14 days ago

    Keep Auba or change for Salah for -4?

  6. TheBiffas
      6 months, 14 days ago

      template some may say but this is my WC team

      Leno
      TAA - Coady - Rudiger
      Salah (c) - Bruno - Son - Jota - Lingard
      Kane - Iheanacho

      Forster - Reguilon - Amartey - Davis

      1. The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 14 days ago

        Nothing wrong with template. Arise, Sir The Biffas!

    • Thomas Magnum
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 14 days ago

      Mason Greenwood worth a shout?
      Should get lots of gametime with Martial injury and Cavani being so fragile.

      1. The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 14 days ago

        Maybe.

        1. Thomas Magnum
          • 6 Years
          6 months, 14 days ago

          quite tempting...

      2. Biggsy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 14 days ago

        When you consider he's taking the place of Jota, Lingard, Mount I'd argue its a big punt for a player who hasn't returned as much in the PL as he is capable of

        1. Thomas Magnum
          • 6 Years
          6 months, 14 days ago

          Agreed but I probably will end up with Iheanacho or Vardy and don't really want to double up there and probably will need to go with Phillips as I need cheap starting defenders so that's why he's in my thinking. Mount too much of a rotation risk for me and already have Lingard. So kind of he's in my thoughts as a big differential and can become Barnes when he's back even. He likes getting in form at the end of seasons as well after all

    • 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 14 days ago

      Bit of advice folks please !! Play two from the top section and one from the bottom!!
      A- Digne
      B- Dunk
      C- Cresswell

      1- Areola
      2- MartInez
      Cheers!!!

      1. Thomas Magnum
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 14 days ago

        Probz A,B & 2 but can't see either keeper getting a CS so may come down to whoever makes most saves and I think Marti will

        1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 14 days ago

          Exactly mate thoughts mate!! At the minute I have picked exactly what you have too!! So that’s reassuring!!! Haha thanks for your time mate!!

          1. Thomas Magnum
            • 6 Years
            6 months, 14 days ago

            Of course mate anytime, good luck this week, hope it works out for you!

            1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              6 months, 14 days ago

              Thanks mate!!! Hope you have a good week too !!

      2. Quan MisTaka
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 14 days ago

        AC1

      3. The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 14 days ago

        AB1

        1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 14 days ago

          Oooh 2 votes for Areola will have to give it some more thought!! Cheers for your time guys!!!

    • Hryszko
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 14 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

      2.5m in the bank, which would give me exactly enough to do Jota > Son for the double next week.

      Ideally want to do Gundo > Son but need to shave off 0.9m from somewhere, does TAA need to go?

      1. Hryszko
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 14 days ago

        Oops, sorry.. Bench is Forster, not Martinez.

      2. Lemongrab
        • 12 Years
        6 months, 14 days ago

        Surely downgrade Martinez to fodder unless you have BB left.

        1. Hryszko
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 14 days ago

          Yeah I have done, look at above comment ^ Forster in instead of Martinez but still leaves me 0.9m short.

          1. Lemongrab
            • 12 Years
            6 months, 14 days ago

            Hmm tough to see where you can make that saving. Maybe just keep Jota, Liverpool do have Leeds next week and do Gundo to someone like Moura? Bit of a punt I know.

      3. TheBiffas
          6 months, 14 days ago

          can you please stop referring to your team as a female

        • The Knights Template
          • 7 Years
          6 months, 14 days ago

          Arise, Sir Hryszko!

        • Biggsy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          6 months, 14 days ago

          Lucas Moura ahead of Son?

          Bring in this week and play Vydra?

      4. Lemongrab
        • 12 Years
        6 months, 14 days ago

        Still can't decide on who to shift for Jota

        A) Raphina
        B) Gundogan

        I'll want Raph back in a couple of weeks so leaning towards keeping him to save a transfer down the line...but Gundo if he plays vs Leeds could score big.

        1. Quan MisTaka
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 14 days ago

          I got rid of Raph for the Gundo Leeds potential

        2. Ha.
          • 6 Years
          6 months, 14 days ago

          A

        3. beetlejuice
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 14 days ago

          Raphinha and get him back later in the season

        4. The Knights Template
          • 7 Years
          6 months, 14 days ago

          Gundo out

      5. Quan MisTaka
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 14 days ago

        Hows this logic?

        United v Spurs could likely be a bore 0-0.

        City rotating alot of players may provide Leeds with even more attacking potential.

        There is a higher chance of Bamford getting points than Son.

        Start Bamford over Son

        1. TheBiffas
            6 months, 14 days ago

            with this logic would u start reguilon over son / bruno?

            1. Quan MisTaka
              • 3 Years
              6 months, 14 days ago

              mmmm probabaly not. Def not over Bruno. Cant bank on a spurs CS

        2. Jimmy Boy
          • 5 Years
          6 months, 14 days ago

          Vydra a safe one-week punt?

          1. The Knights Template
            • 7 Years
            6 months, 14 days ago

            Hail Vydra

          2. Thomas Magnum
            • 6 Years
            6 months, 14 days ago

            yessir

          3. Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            6 months, 14 days ago

            Yep for sure

        3. yanky
          • 11 Years
          6 months, 14 days ago

          thoughts? here’s my “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

        4. Ruinenlust
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 14 days ago

          Salah or Jota?

          1. The Knights Template
            • 7 Years
            6 months, 14 days ago

            Salah

          2. Lemongrab
            • 12 Years
            6 months, 14 days ago

            Both

            1. Ruinenlust
              • 3 Years
              6 months, 14 days ago

              I can only bring in one

        5. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 5 Years
          6 months, 14 days ago

          G2G? 2.0 ITB for Gundo to Moura and Konsa to Shaw next week.

          Martinez Forster
          TAA Rudiger Coady Konsa Struijk
          Salah Bruno Maddison Gundo Raphinha
          Kane DCL Bamford

          Thanks!

        6. Phil's Stamps
          • 10 Years
          6 months, 14 days ago

          Ok, I promise this is the last one.

          I've got a bench of : Veltman ESR Mitchell
          and 0.3 ITB

          Do I

          A) Upgrade ESR to Bissouma to give me a 2nd nailed bench player*

          or
          B) Leave it the hell alone and lock it in!

          * The only rotation/no show risks in my side are Jota, Rudiger & Nacho, the rest are nailed.

          1. TheBiffas
              6 months, 14 days ago

              veltman is enough cover imo.

          2. Top Lad Dakes.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            6 months, 14 days ago

            On WC would you do Bruno to KDB this week and captain him? Have Gundo and Dias from City too.

            Otherwise captains are:
            A) Gundo
            B) Jota
            C) Vardy

            1. Don Kloppeone
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              6 months, 14 days ago

              No I wouldn't mate.

              Cap Jota or Vardy imo

          3. Sho-kun
            • 4 Years
            6 months, 14 days ago

            A)
            Mendy
            TAA/Rüdiger/Coady
            Lingz/Bruno/Son/Jota/Saka
            Kane/DCL

            Forster/I-Nacho/Shaw/Coufal

            B)
            Mendy
            TAA/Rüdiger/Holding
            Lingz/Bruno/Salah/Jota/Saka
            Kane//I-Nacho

            Forster/Shaw/Coufal/Vydra

            1. Don Kloppeone
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              6 months, 14 days ago

              B

          4. Hryszko
            • 4 Years
            6 months, 14 days ago

            Would you lose Dias for Coady, meaning you then had 3.8m in the bank to do Gundo > Son next week? (on a WC and currently on this team)

            Mendy
            Dias - TAA - Rudiger
            Salah - Bruno - Lingz - Gundo - Jota
            Kane - Nacho

            Bench: Forster - Coufal - Veltman - Vydra

            1. Jebiga
              • 9 Years
              6 months, 14 days ago

              I would loose TAA rather to be honest

            2. Keeptrying
              • 7 Years
              6 months, 14 days ago

              yes

          5. Flynny
            • 6 Years
            6 months, 14 days ago

            Hi....am I good to go with this wildcard please? Can my defence cope with rotation?

            Plan is sterling to Bruno gw32. Thanks

            Mendy forster
            Taa alonso holding (fofana shaw)
            Salah Sterling (c) son jota lingard
            Kane iheanacho (davis)

            1. Don Kloppeone
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              6 months, 14 days ago

              G2G GL mate

              1. Flynny
                • 6 Years
                6 months, 14 days ago

                Cheers. You too

          6. Jebiga
            • 9 Years
            6 months, 14 days ago

            What are the chances (1-100 %) to beak WC template for:

            1. Sterling
            2. KDB

            ?

            1. The Knights Template
              • 7 Years
              6 months, 14 days ago

              Hard to actually understand what you're asking. Rephrase?

          7. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            6 months, 14 days ago

            Hope everyone's day is going well.

            Sanchez
            Stones / Shaw / Digne
            Fernandes / Son / Lingard / Jota / Gundogan
            Kane / Ihenacho

            Martinez // Bamford / Dunk / Dallas

            1) Start Sanchez (EVE) or Martinez (LIV)?
            2) Start Digne (BHA) or Dunk (EVE)?
            3) Digne > TAA (-4)?

            Weirdly Digne in FPL's team picks this week. Already on a - 4, but not winning anything at this stage anyway 🙂

            1. mynameisq
              • 8 Years
              6 months, 14 days ago

              1) 50/50 I'd say Martinez, both concede but Martinez gets a save point maybe?
              2) Digne
              3) Not for me

          8. Mr Ozil
            • 6 Years
            6 months, 14 days ago

            On WC: Which is better?

            A- Mendy + Forster ,(double up with Rudiger)
            B- Martinez + Areola (Original Team)

            1. Jebiga
              • 9 Years
              6 months, 14 days ago

              A all day. See if Rudiger is nailed to PL...

            2. Don Kloppeone
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              6 months, 14 days ago

              A - I think it's template for a reason - solid choices. I expect CHE defence to shore up

          9. Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            6 months, 14 days ago

            How dangerous is it to be considering a WC with no Son and no obvious way to get him back for DGW32?
            My options below:

            A) **1-week Sterling punt**
            Mendy, Forster
            TAA, Rudiger, Shaw, MASUAKU, HOLDING
            Salah, Jota, Bruno, Lingard, STERLING (to Son in 32)
            Kane, Iheanacho, DAVIS

            B) **No Son**
            Mendy, Forster
            TAA, Rudiger, Shaw, DIAS, COADY
            Salah, Jota, Bruno, Lingard, MADDISON
            Kane, Iheanacho, WOOD

            Alternative is a "no Lingard" plan:

            C) **No Lingard**
            Mendy, Forster
            TAA, Rudiger, Shaw, FOFANA, VELTMAN
            Salah, Jota, Bruno, SON, MADDISON
            Kane, Iheanacho, DAVIS

            Consensus on previous articles was split!

            This WC is a poisoned chalice!

            1. Ha.
              • 6 Years
              6 months, 14 days ago

              C

              Antonio and Rice out could change West Hams dynamic - easy enough to bring him in later in the season for Jota/Maddi if not

              1. Don Kloppeone
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                6 months, 14 days ago

                Thanks mate

                That form though...!

                You hope that Son and Maddison will regain previous form but it's such an unknown

          10. Top Lad Dakes.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            6 months, 14 days ago

            Man I hope this Vardy pick comes good for me...

            And that Salah doesn’t punish. Taking a risk on Jota(c) I think

            1. The Knights Template
              • 7 Years
              6 months, 14 days ago

              TAA for me.

              1. Top Lad Dakes.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                6 months, 14 days ago

                Trent captain? Bold. I have him but never even considered captain

            2. mynameisq
              • 8 Years
              6 months, 14 days ago

              Penalties are too powerful, salah can have a shocker and walk away with points

          11. as33
            • 6 Years
            6 months, 14 days ago

            Shaw or Lowton to start?

            1. The Knights Template
              • 7 Years
              6 months, 14 days ago

              Both

              1. as33
                • 6 Years
                6 months, 14 days ago

                Other is Dunk, Dallas, Cancelo

          12. Lionac
            • 4 Years
            6 months, 14 days ago

            Pick one defender on WC team. Will FH in GW33

            A) Coady
            B) Castagne
            C) Digne

            1. fpork
              • 6 Years
              6 months, 14 days ago

              I chose Coady. Price and fixtures.

          13. Help Me!
            • 5 Years
            6 months, 14 days ago

            WC team - GTG?
            Leno - Forster
            Rudiger - Philips - Coady - Holding - Dias
            Jota - Lingard - Fernandes - Neto - Sterling
            Lacazette - Kane - Iheanacho
            Planning to switch Sterling to Son next GW

            1. fpork
              • 6 Years
              6 months, 14 days ago

              I would get Son now and just save the transfer next GW.

          14. fpork
            • 6 Years
            6 months, 14 days ago

            Leno or Mendy?

            Will have Rudiger.

          15. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            6 months, 14 days ago

            I'm really hoping that people selling Gundogan on wildcards etc, combined with KDB potentially needing a rest (look at his points when KDB out), combined with Leeds defence, is the perfect captaincy storm...

            No doubt get it horrifically wrong, but hey-ho!