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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. Detweiler
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    RIP Prince Philip - The Duke of Edinburgh

    Is there a chance football this weekend gets cancelled with the death of a senior royal? Games were cancelled the weekend after Princess Diana died out of respect. Wouldn't be surprised if the same happens this weekend?

    1. Detweiler
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Looking back at the history books (it was before my time) football looks like it may have been cancelled on the funeral weekend.

      1. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Different times

  2. Fit_to_drop
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Guys: On a WC, would you go for Lloris ahead of Mendy if you have a FH kept to cover GW33?

    Have Azpi, Kane & Son also.

    1. Shteve
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Don't think I would, spurs usually find a way to concede

    2. PogBruno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Don't see a CS in either of the games TBH

  3. ILOVEBAPS
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    % chance of KDB starting?

    Should I just trade for Salah and hope he doesn't punish me?

    1. Shteve
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      If you have him, I'd hold

    2. Echoes
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Played 90 mins vs Dortmund first league. Important 2nd leg coming up. And the league is pretty much wrapped up. Chances of KDB starting vs Leeds < 10% imo.

        1. ILOVEBAPS
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Yeah that is what I thought but still it's a gamble with Pep. Could seriously punish me if I sell... Or keep!

      • PogBruno
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Slim imo

      • pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Better odds than most suppose imo

        He misses out very rarely for a Pep outfielder and has not had that much football since the turn of the year. There's an argument that Pep keeps him to maintain the rhythm and merely manages his minutes. The Villa game is the one that I think he most likely misses altogether.

        50/50 call at best though

        1. ILOVEBAPS
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Thanks heaps 🙂 So I guess I keep then and go for Salah next GW?

          1. pingissimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 16 days ago

            Comes down to who is the bench option for me and how you rate Mo this week. I can see a Mo return this week but don't think he's that compelling yet - a decent safety choice no more

            1. ILOVEBAPS
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 16 days ago

              Cheers.

      • Baron Saturday
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        We have the same front 8 and I'm facing the same dilemma. I'm also considering KDB to Jota. But either way, I feel uncomfortable with KDBs minutes in the next couple. Despite him looking in great form I just can't risk him, Gundo and Stones not playing in one match.

        Right now I'm probably KDB to Salah (c)

        1. ILOVEBAPS
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Worst kind of transfer decision to make. Grrrr...

          Thanks for the reply. 🙂

          1. Baron Saturday
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 16 days ago

            Yeah definitely. I'm not sold on Pool or Salah just yet, but then City rotation...

            FWIW i might do KDB to Salah this week then DCL to Vardy next.

            1. ILOVEBAPS
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 16 days ago

              Sounds a pretty good plan. I cannot afford unfortunately.

    3. Echoes
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Start one:

        A: Raphinha
        B: Lookman

        1. ILOVEBAPS
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          A

      • suddenorgan
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Martinez (Areola)
        Azpi Shaw Rudiger (Tosin, Burn)
        Bruno Salah Son Lingard Raphinha
        Kane Bamford (Watkins)

        2FT £0.1

        Bamford + Raphina -> Vydra + Jota?

      • LLoris
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Any changes you'd make? Any help would be appreciated.

        Mendy Forester
        TAA Dias Coady Holding Amarty
        Salah Jota Fernandes Son Riedaweld
        Kane Iheanacho Vydra

        1. ILOVEBAPS
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          What is a Riedaweld?

          1. MARVELLUS
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 16 days ago

            Lol. I went SmithRowe.

        2. Fit_to_drop
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Dont like the Coady and Holding pics.

      • Nightcrawler
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Salah cappers will

        A) FEAST!

        B) Move!

        C) Have NOWHERE to hide

        D) LOVE to see it

        1. Echoes
            2 months, 16 days ago

            A

          • TheBiffas
              2 months, 16 days ago

              D

            • Don Kloppeone
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 16 days ago

              A + D for a hit

            • Eh, just one more thing ...
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 16 days ago

              Where is the whatever I want, the complete opposite will happen option?

          • Il Capitano
              2 months, 16 days ago

              0FT - 5.2m ITB - Only TC remaining

              Martinez
              Stones Digne Azpi
              Bruno (VC) Gundogan Lingard ESR Jota (C)
              Kane DCL

              Fabri - Bamford Cresswell Targett

              Safe to start ESR after 90 mins yesterday? Jota the best (C) pick from this bunch?

            • as33
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 16 days ago

              Martinez or Sanchez to start?

              1. Echoes
                  2 months, 16 days ago

                  Sanchez

                • Eh, just one more thing ...
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 16 days ago

                  Sanchez

              2. G Banger
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 16 days ago

                Draft blah blah blah... losing TAA gives me more balance and a better BB WK32:

                Mendy Forster
                Dias Rudiger Shaw Phillips Fofana
                Salah Bruno Son Lingard Jota
                Kane Nacho Vydra

                (0.0 ITB) Improvements anyone?

                1. ILOVEBAPS
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 16 days ago

                  Don't think Pool defence is stable enough for his price anyway.

                2. FarkeMee
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  2 months, 16 days ago

                  Came to exactly the same conclusion about TAA and am also planning to BB 32. Very similar team, except I have Wood rather than Vydra, Neto rather than Lingard (as I am worried his output will suffer with Antonio injured) and Sterling instead of Son (although will swap them next week). Good luck.

                  1. XX SMICER XX
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 16 days ago

                    I’ve gone similar but have decided against Chelsea. Rotation + fixtures aren’t great from GW35

              3. Pukki Party
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 16 days ago

                Son/Kane captain anyone?

                1. pingissimus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 16 days ago

                  Bruno a better call for me - mismatch in defensive solidity there

              4. Dirty Harry
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 16 days ago

                Is Antonio potentially out for the season impact Lingard's output enough to not have in a WC?

                1. lets talk about 6
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 16 days ago

                  thats what i am thinking. would you do neto instead?

                2. Il Capitano
                    2 months, 16 days ago

                    No way of knowing before they play, I'd keep on WC with easy routes out if his form drops.

                  • Fit_to_drop
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 16 days ago

                    No way, Lingard plays up front in that case and he is full of running. Yes, Antonio quite essential to that team but think they are playing well enough as a unit now to cover him.

                3. lets talk about 6
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 16 days ago

                  lingard or neto?

                  1. Il Capitano
                      2 months, 16 days ago

                      Lingz

                    • TheBiffas
                        2 months, 16 days ago

                        lingard but then he's an easy swap to neto if he's affected by the injuries around him

                      • Don Kloppeone
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 16 days ago

                        Lingardinho

                    • makaveli123
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 16 days ago

                      Best defender for the rest of the season? Got 5,8 m to spend.
                      Cheers

                      1. TheBiffas
                          2 months, 16 days ago

                          is azpi under 5.8? i'd have him

                          1. Thomas Magnum
                            • 5 Years
                            2 months, 16 days ago

                            No he's 5.9 now. Probably still down the Chelsea route imo or go cheapish and spread the funds as none reallystand out

                        • PogBruno
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          2 months, 16 days ago

                          Chelsea

                        • pingissimus
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          2 months, 16 days ago

                          Most are going to say Chelsea

                          There's reason behind that of course but a combination of Shaw and AWB/Maguire has outpointed the best Chelsea combo since their cs ran began. Fair chance that will continue imo given ever greater likelihood of Chelsea rotation and hardening fixtures

                        • lets talk about 6
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          2 months, 16 days ago

                          Chelsea - azq

                        • Pops15
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 16 days ago

                          Like the looks of Shaw, James, Rudi. Not sure beyond that unless you go cheap and upgrade elsewhere

                      2. fcsaltyballs
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 16 days ago

                        Mendy
                        TAA Shaw Rudiger
                        Son Salah Jota Fernandes Lingard
                        Kane Iheanacho

                        Forster Holding Vydra Lascelles

                        With Lascelles out, who is best replacement for WC, have just 4.2 to spend?

                        Thanks

                        1. BigBillyBass
                          • 2 Years
                          2 months, 16 days ago

                          Phillips

                          1. Thomas Magnum
                            • 5 Years
                            2 months, 16 days ago

                            He's got 3 liverpool already so not sure, none will play every week. Maybe Kilman and hope or whoever you think will start down back for Newcastle now if they're 4.2 or under

                      3. BigBillyBass
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 16 days ago

                        Play:

                        A) Nacho
                        B) Gundo

                        1. Thomas Magnum
                          • 5 Years
                          2 months, 16 days ago

                          Gundo

                        2. Il Capitano
                            2 months, 16 days ago

                            B

                        3. Thomas Magnum
                          • 5 Years
                          2 months, 16 days ago

                          Pick 2
                          A) Maddison (probably double with Iheanacho)
                          B) Greenwood
                          C) Lucas Moura (No Son)

                          1. Echoes
                              2 months, 16 days ago

                              AB

                            • PogBruno
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              2 months, 16 days ago

                              Madds, got both A &,C

                            • Holmes
                              • 7 Years
                              2 months, 16 days ago

                              AB

                            • Don Kloppeone
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              2 months, 16 days ago

                              AB

                            • Thomas Magnum
                              • 5 Years
                              2 months, 16 days ago

                              Thanks all!

                          2. Rhodes your boat
                            • 4 Years
                            2 months, 16 days ago

                            Which option?

                            A) cresswell raph to rudiger jota
                            B) watkins cresswell to davis Taa
                            C) watkins to davis (next week areola to Forster, veltman to Taa)

                            1. Big Al Stankovic
                              • 9 Years
                              2 months, 16 days ago

                              B

                            2. Help Me!
                              • 5 Years
                              2 months, 16 days ago

                              A

                          3. Bonus magnet
                            • 4 Years
                            2 months, 16 days ago

                            bale+trossard->salah+sterling(c) -4?

                            1. Big Al Stankovic
                              • 9 Years
                              2 months, 16 days ago

                              No brainer!

                            2. ILOVEBAPS
                              • 9 Years
                              2 months, 16 days ago

                              All day long

                          4. Disturbed
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 7 Years
                            2 months, 16 days ago

                            Start one from each.

                            A. Martinez
                            B. Forster

                            1. Bamford
                            2. Vydra

                            1. Big Al Stankovic
                              • 9 Years
                              2 months, 16 days ago

                              A2

                            2. Don Kloppeone
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              2 months, 16 days ago

                              A2

                            3. Thomas Magnum
                              • 5 Years
                              2 months, 16 days ago

                              Yep, A2

                            4. Disturbed
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 7 Years
                              2 months, 16 days ago

                              Thanks all

                          5. Cheeto__Bandito
                              2 months, 16 days ago

                              Jota scored 8 goals from 3.5xg this season but no one is claiming he is going to 'regress' like they are with Lingard. LOL!

                              1. Eat my goal!
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 2 Years
                                2 months, 16 days ago

                                Pick both until they stop scoring

                            • ILOVEBAPS
                              • 9 Years
                              2 months, 16 days ago

                              Bamford or Coufal first on bench?

                              1. JBG
                                • 3 Years
                                2 months, 16 days ago

                                Bamford

                              2. Don Kloppeone
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 3 Years
                                2 months, 16 days ago

                                BamBam

                            • ralfb
                              • 6 Years
                              2 months, 16 days ago

                              Who’s best Antonio replacement ? Money doesn’t matter, have Kane and bamford

                              1. lets talk about 6
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 1 Year
                                2 months, 16 days ago

                                nacho

                            • Help Me!
                              • 5 Years
                              2 months, 16 days ago

                              WC team - GTG (Pretty template-ish)?
                              Leno - Forster
                              Rudiger - Philips - Coady - Holding - Fofana
                              Jota - Lingard - Fernandes - Neto - Son
                              Vydra - Kane - Iheanacho

                              1. Don Kloppeone
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 3 Years
                                2 months, 16 days ago

                                G2G

                                Should do well

                                Assume low TV so for that budget it's good

                                1. Help Me!
                                  • 5 Years
                                  2 months, 16 days ago

                                  Yeah, 100.1 only.
                                  Dropped 0.6 already this GW alone...

                            • Big Al Stankovic
                              • 9 Years
                              2 months, 16 days ago

                              On wc. Get in R. Pereira, Fofana or Castagne?

                              1. Help Me!
                                • 5 Years
                                2 months, 16 days ago

                                I'm going with Fofana

                                1. Big Al Stankovic
                                  • 9 Years
                                  2 months, 16 days ago

                                  Cheers. Agree that the extra money saved could come handy down the line, but thinking that the other two probably can offer more to the table.

                            • Don Kloppeone
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              2 months, 16 days ago

                              Which combo on WC:

                              A) Lingard, Maddison, Wood, Dias, Coady ** No Son for DGW32 **
                              B) Son, Maddison, Davis, Fofana, Holding ** No in-form Lingard **
                              C) Sterling (> Son in 32), Lingard, Davis, Veltman, Amartey ** 1-week punt on Sterling **

                              Cheers!

                              1. Pops15
                                • 4 Years
                                2 months, 16 days ago

                                I like B. You're really going to want Son for the double and I like the Maddi pick over Lingard

                                1. Don Kloppeone
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 3 Years
                                  2 months, 16 days ago

                                  Thanks mate!

                            • LLoris
                              • 2 Years
                              2 months, 16 days ago

                              Would you make any changes for my WC?

                              Mendy Forester
                              TAA Dias Coady Holding Amarty
                              Salah Jota Fernandes Son Esm
                              Kane Iheanacho Vydra

                              1. XX SMICER XX
                                • 3 Years
                                2 months, 16 days ago

                                Amarty out. He will play this week then Soy will be back.
                                I have a feeling Dias will miss out this week, City also blank in GW33.

                              2. Don Kloppeone
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 3 Years
                                2 months, 16 days ago

                                G2G

                            • LLoris
                              • 2 Years
                              2 months, 16 days ago

                              Is Rudiger nailed?

                            • Nay08
                                2 months, 16 days ago

                                on WC, which combination do you think better? thoughts please.

                                1. Vardy, Philips, Creswell, Castagne, Azpi, Neto

                                or

                                2. Iheanacho, TAA, Dawson/Coufal, Fofana, Rudiger, Midfielder max 10.7 (I'm thinking Rashford, or if on lower price its either Raphinha or still Neto)

                                1. Nay08
                                    2 months, 16 days ago

                                    the first choice will left me 1.1m ITB
                                    and Philips probably will only on the bench, while on the 2nd choice TAA will probably always play with the other rotating. and nacho probably will rotate with one of the mid.

                                2. Van der Faart
                                  • 9 Years
                                  2 months, 16 days ago

                                  Does this need a WC?

                                  Martinez
                                  Dias Cresswell Alonso Digne
                                  Son KDB Saka Lingard
                                  Kane DCL

                                  Meslier Watkins Raph Dallas

                                  1FT, 0.6ITB