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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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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. Pukki Party
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Currently saving ft. Bench order and starting 11 correct or anything you would change?

    Martinez
    TAA Alonso Rudiger Shaw
    Son Bruno Gundogan Jota
    Kane DCL

    Forster Iheanacho Phillips Raphina

    1. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      1ft 0.3itb

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

      Forster. Expect your bench to do well.

      1. Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Oh yeah actually have him starting over Martinez

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

      Iheanacho over Shaw

      1. Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Cheers

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

    G2G?? Or Use WC? WCing next week anyways.

    Forster
    Alonso Cresswell Reece
    Salah(V) Auba(C) Mount Raph
    Kane Wood Bam

    AWB Lookman Dallas

    Thoughts?

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

      G2G

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

        Cheers Holmes

    2. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Do you plan to have ManCity on wc?

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

        Nope. None.

        1. Pukki Party
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Then you can wait until next week, depends on players you are selling on wildcard though

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

    Who to transfer out for Jota?

    a) Trossard (EVE, che, shu)
    b) Raphina (mci, LIV, MUN)

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

      A

    2. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      A

    3. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      B

    4. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      B

    5. TheBiffas
        1 month, 5 days ago

        A

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

        A

    6. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Is ANYONE else buying a ticket to the Vardy Party with me?

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

        Too expensive. I'm happy with Wood.

      2. Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Top pick

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

        On WC next week. Surely the party will be off to a flyer. Maddison too.

        Bruno might miss out for me.

      4. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Hope it works for you (but count how many goals he's scored from open play this season - it's one more than Benteke)

    7. Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Would you bring in Jota or Iheanacho for -4? I have Trent for Liverpool cover, got no Leicester players.

      Or would you bring in both for a -8?

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

        Next week. Not this.

      2. Pops15
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Just hold the transfer

    8. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 5 days ago

      “We know it’s not a long term injury”

      Dean Smith after grealish misses 3 seasons with a shin injury

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

      Bench which 1?

      A) Lingard (LEI)
      B) Jota (AVL)
      C) Iheanacho (whu)

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

        C

    10. 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

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

      Which looks better?

      A) Rudiger, Coady & Coufal
      B) Alonso, Holding, Dawson/Masuaku

      Mendy in goal

      Cheers

    12. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      I can see all these WC going tits-up, loading up with Wolves, Arsenal & Pool?

      1. TheBiffas
          1 month, 5 days ago

          only thing to do now is target the fixtures

        • Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          No Wolves or Arsenal, just Jota and Trent here. I’m pretty happy atm

        • Holmes
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          If loading on them is not going to work, I'm not sure what else will...

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

          It's almost as if fixtures lead to form

        • Fit_to_drop
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Me personally, no Wolves, No Arsenal, two pool.

          People buying Wolves defenders when they cant keep a CS to save their lives.

          And Arsenal. Wouldnt touch any of them.

        • teneighty
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Areolas up*

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

        What to do here chaps?

        Sanchez
        Veltman Cancelo Digne
        Raphinha Son KDB Gundo Bruno
        Kane Watkins

        Martinez Dallas Tierney* Antonio*

        1 FT & 0.2m ITB

        A) Tierney Raphinha ➡ Phillips Jota -4
        B) KDB Antonio ➡ Salah Iheanacho -4
        C) Tierney KDB ➡ Rudiger Salah -4

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

          A

        2. Gazza2000
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          C

          1. Gazza2000
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Think KDB will be benched this GW

        3. TheBiffas
            1 month, 5 days ago

            roll then B next week

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

            Tierney> 4.4 this week
            Gundo> Jota next.

            I assume No WC

          • ILOVEBAPS
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            How sure are you that KDB wont plasy?

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

              Not entirely sure either way 🙂

        4. Jimmy Boy
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Start Dawson or Castagne?

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

            Prob Dawson but I'd back both teams to score

        5. waldo666
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          1 FT and 2.5 ITB (WC and BB remaining)

          Pope
          Stones Shaw* Alonso
          Bruno Gundo Son Raphinha Lingard
          Kane Antonio*

          (Martinez Bamford Coufal Dallas)

          A) Raphinha to Jota
          B) Antonio to Nacho
          C) Something else
          D) WC

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

            Ings? I assume you'd WC soon. Lacazette is a good punt too.

            1. waldo666
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              Yeah, WC not far away, was happening this week but got cold feet.

        6. PP6
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Start 2 (not my team) Thanks.

          Cresswell
          Stones
          Cancelo
          M.Keane.

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

            Cresswell and stones

        7. Parsnips
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Cancelo and Raph > Jota and Philips? Thoughts on those moves for free...

          • Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Would you start Forster over Martinez? Feel like benching Emi always ends badly

            1. TheBiffas
                1 month, 5 days ago

                never bench emi

            2. Ruinenlust
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              Salah or Jota in?

              1. Fit_to_drop
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 5 days ago

                I think Jota covers Salah till end of season. Unless you can have both.

            3. Gazza2000
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              Thoughts on this lot? no chips left

              Was thinking Gundo to Jota and save the other FT?

              2FT 1.4 ITB

              Areola
              Dias Cancelo Rudiger
              Salah Bruno Raphinha Gundo Son
              Kane DCL

              Martinez Shaw Burn Davis

              1. g40steve
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 5 days ago

                Raphinha has three hard games?
                Still holding onto DCL?

                1. Gazza2000
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 5 days ago

                  Could do Raphinha to Jota but need to get rid of Gundo, Cancelo and Davis as well before 33 and will cost me an extra transfer down the line to get Raphina back in for Gundo

            4. g40steve
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              Best C & VC option?

              Got burnt with Son last week but Lingz did great week before 🙂

              Thinking C Sterling, Bruno, Lingz

              VC someone nailed.

              Son, Sterling, Lingz, Jota, Bruno,
              Kane, Watkins,

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

                Kane

              2. Gazza2000
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 5 days ago

                Sterling C and Kane VC

              3. g40steve
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 5 days ago

                Cheers

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

              Which 2 out of these 3 mids please?!

              A. Saka
              B. Pereira
              C. Soucek

              1. TheBiffas
                  1 month, 5 days ago

                  A and B

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

                  A and C. Pereira blanks in 4/5 matches.

              2. waltzingmatildas
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 5 days ago

                Pick one on wc
                A) coufal
                B) holding
                C) konsa

                1. TheBiffas
                    1 month, 5 days ago

                    B

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

                    B

                2. Totti
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 5 days ago

                  Who do u rather guys?

                  A) lloris and reece james
                  B) mendy and sanchez(spurs)

                  1. TheBiffas
                      1 month, 5 days ago

                      a

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

                        Is reece james nailed on?

                        1. TheBiffas
                            1 month, 5 days ago

                            dont think u could say nailed, i would go rudiger instead tbh

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

                              Rudiger over mendy?

                    • Champ
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      1 month, 5 days ago

                      Settled on WC - any tips appreciated

                      Going to risk without Son for the double and take Maddison for the baggies instead and TAA for the run in

                      Forster - Sanchez
                      TAA - Rudiger - Fofana - Lindelof - Holding
                      Salah - Maddison - Lingard - Jota - Bruno
                      Wood - Kane - Nacho

                      0.4 ITB

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

                        Sounds decent Champ.

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

                          Cheers

                    • Hryszko
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 5 days ago

                      Okay, got 5.0m in the bank to do Gundo > Son next week, obviously there's 1.6m extra that I could use elsewhere.. what would you suggest to do with this lot on a WC?

                      Mendy
                      Coady - Dias - Rudiger
                      Salah - Jota - Gundo - Jlingz - Bruno
                      Nacho - Kane

                      Bench: Forster - Coufal - Vydra - Veltman

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

                        Dias to TAA would be popular and template

                    • ChickenTikkaMoSalah
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 5 days ago

                      WC team GTG? Pretty template I feel:
                      Mendy
                      TAA,Shaw,Rudiger
                      Salah,Jota,Son,Bruno,Lingard
                      Kane,Iheanacho

                      Forster, Holding,Masuaku,Davis

                      1. TheBiffas
                          1 month, 5 days ago

                          like it, because thats my team except leno for mendy

                        • seewhyaxe
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 5 days ago

                          it's just template.

                        • lets talk about 6
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 5 days ago

                          fofoana over shaw and vydra over davis in mine

                      2. Cheeto__Bandito
                          1 month, 5 days ago

                          All of a sudden Liverpool are amazing and everyone wants Salah and Jota despite Liverpool scoring 1 in 6 at home and having the 2nd worst xg behind Palace at home. LOL!

                          1. TheBiffas
                              1 month, 5 days ago

                              did u watch us vs arsenal?

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

                                Arsenal lol

                              2. Cheeto__Bandito
                                  1 month, 5 days ago

                                  Did you watch them vs Fulham

                                  1. TheBiffas
                                      1 month, 5 days ago

                                      over a month ago... yes i think i remember it

                                • La Roja
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 9 Years
                                  1 month, 5 days ago

                                  Good point tbh

                                • Shteve
                                  • 11 Years
                                  1 month, 5 days ago

                                  Let me guess, you used your wildcard already and are trying to convince yourself that you don't regret it!

                                  1. Cheeto__Bandito
                                      1 month, 5 days ago

                                      I have Salah and can easily get Jota. Not captaining those bums though

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

                                    AVL, lee, NEW....

                                  3. seewhyaxe
                                    • 4 Years
                                    1 month, 5 days ago

                                    are you Mark?

                                  4. MARVELLUS
                                    • 11 Years
                                    1 month, 5 days ago

                                    With their great fixtures, and need to get top 4, and maybe turned a corner happy to go with them, and both fairly nailed compared to Che Man City etc.

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

                                      And this game is all about how we think they WILL do, not how they have been in the past. May flop but let's see.

                                • Dark Side Of The Loon!
                                  • 4 Years
                                  1 month, 5 days ago

                                  I guess I am the only one with Maddison.

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

                                    Me too

                                    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                                      • 4 Years
                                      1 month, 5 days ago

                                      Nice. Nailed on. On set pieces.

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

                                        He looked on fire before he got injured, but was at 10 behind Vardy though, will have to see how he does with 2 upfront

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

                                          What are the chances Nacho loses his place to accommodate Maddison in the no. 10 role?

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

                                            I think they will play 2 upfront until Barnes is back

                                        2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                                          • 4 Years
                                          1 month, 5 days ago

                                          If they play with 2 upfront! In the last game when he came on for Nacho he at times was the most advanced.

                                  2. Holmes
                                    • 7 Years
                                    1 month, 5 days ago

                                    Will be popular from next week

                                    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                                      • 4 Years
                                      1 month, 5 days ago

                                      Just trying to stay ahead of the curve.

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

                                    Nice call mate - well done

                                    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                                      • 4 Years
                                      1 month, 5 days ago

                                      Thanks!

                                  4. Pops15
                                    • 4 Years
                                    1 month, 5 days ago

                                    I'm on the Maddi train as well. Shhhhh don't tell the others, let them keep Lingard instead

                                • PogBruno
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 3 Years
                                  1 month, 5 days ago

                                  How's this looking guyz?

                                  Mendy
                                  TAA Rudiger Coady
                                  Maddison Salah Jota Sterling (c)
                                  Kane Nacho Wood

                                  - Forster Shaw LucasMoura Konsa

                                  GW32 - Sterling to Son
                                  GW33 - Son to Bruno (c)
                                  GW34 - Save FT
                                  DGW35 - BB with 2FTs and a hit or two for DGW players
                                  BGW36 - FH due to blank GW

                                • Igz08
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 4 Years
                                  1 month, 5 days ago

                                  Would you keep Cresswell on a wildcard?

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

                                    I ditched

                                    1. Igz08
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 4 Years
                                      1 month, 5 days ago

                                      For who? They have so much motivation for top 4, I’m on the bench

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

                                    No

                                    1. Igz08
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 4 Years
                                      1 month, 5 days ago

                                      Who would you get instead? Currently on TAA Rudi Dias in defence, other two spots up for grabs. Thinking Perreira and Saiss

                                • Wolfman180
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 7 Years
                                  1 month, 5 days ago

                                  Play Son or Vydra this week?

                                  1. Pops15
                                    • 4 Years
                                    1 month, 5 days ago

                                    Son