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The Fantasy Flutter: Betting odds on Blank Gameweek 36 Premier League action



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Blank Gameweek 36 may be seven fixtures down on its predecessor but the matches themselves are arguably more attractive in Fantasy terms.

Newly crowned champions Manchester City are away at a porous Newcastle United, the two Merseyside teams face relegated outfits, and Tottenham Hotspur look forward to a meeting with a comfortably mid-table Wolverhampton Wanderers side who might as well be dusting down their snorkels and factor 50 sun cream.

And we’ll be wagering a few modest-sized punts on some of these upcoming Premier League games in this weekly betting piece, with the odds provided by our official sportsbook partner, bet365.

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City’s title party got underway on Tuesday with pizzas and dancing and the festivities could well continue tonight at the spiritual home of boozed-up stag dos.

But in this article, of course, it’s less the Bigg Market and more the win markets (sorry) that we’re interested in.

Newcastle have been generous hosts all season.

The Magpies have kept only one clean sheet on their own turf, which unsurprisingly is the worst record in the division.

They’re without a shut-out home or away in the past two months, while they have conceded at least two goals in five of their last seven games.

City have been excellent on their travels, by contrast, and will surely be back at something approaching full strength after run-outs for fringe players in Gameweek 35.

Full strength seems to include Phil Foden and Riyad Mahrez, these days.

Foden is 5/1 to score first at St James’ Park, with Mahrez exactly the same price.

Sergio Aguero is far from first choice nowadays but there are plenty of sentimental saps like ourselves who are tempted by a nostalgic, end-of-season punt on the Argentine in FPL.

He’s 8/11 to score at any time tonight, whether he starts or makes a cameo appearance off the bench.

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Newcastle will be hoping that City are still a little worse for wear after their impromptu midweek celebrations.

They’ve been in excellent attacking form themselves of late, hitting four goals past third-place Leicester City a week ago.

Joe Willock is in sensational nick, scoring in four successive games.

And because of the calibre of opposition on Friday, his first goalscorer price is way bigger than what it ought to be.

The loanee is an eye-catching 22/1 to open the scoring against City.

And you can even get 7/4 on him registering just one (or more) shot on target, never mind finding the back of the net.

GULL-IBLE

Brighton will be without Lewis Dunk and very likely Joel Veltman this weekend, which should make West Ham’s life a bit easier given that the Seagulls are a very decent defensive unit.

It’ll also be music to the ears of Michail Antonio, who has been directly involved in 14 goals in his last 13 away Premier League starts (11 goals, three assists).

The West Ham forward is a generous 11/2 to score first at the Amex, which are actually longer odds than a regressing Jesse Lingard (9/2).

Albion are without Dunk (and Neal Maupay) because of suspension, of course.

And should you fancy a repeat of last week’s farce at Molineux, it’s 9/2 for there to be a red card.

PAYING (OUT ON) THE PENALTY

It’s not just red cards or shots on target that you can bet on with bet365.

A whole array of markets are available for each game, from corners to offsides.

In this VAR-crazy season, there’s also the potential for punts on penalties.

Liverpool were denied a spot-kick on Thursday night after intervention from the Stockley Park meddlers but they may get another stab at an effort from 12 yards this weekend.

That’s because no club has conceded more penalties than West Brom (nine) this season.

A spot-kick for either club in Sunday’s clash at the Hawthorns is 7/4, while Liverpool to score a penalty is 5/2.

Something else that caught our eye in this fixture was Mbaye Diagne to score first at 14/1. Given Liverpool’s problems at centre-half (as evidenced on Thursday) and the fact that Albion are behind only the Reds themselves for goals scored in their last six matches, Diagne’s price looks decent.

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435 Comments Post a Comment
  1. wulfrunian
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Teams news need an update.

    1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Member area needs an update as well

    2. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Have a gambling article instead!

  2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    PLAY UP!

    1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      too late

  3. ‘Tis the Season
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Big question is salah or Kane for Cap ❗

    1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Big question is going for someone else than the obvious ones

      1. ‘Tis the Season
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Too tight in my mini league to take risks

        1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 10 days ago

          How are you gonna win if you don't take risks?

      2. as33
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Son?

        1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 10 days ago

          Leaning towards Son yes

    2. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Mahrez.

    3. ‘Tis the Season
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Son?

  4. wonkeydonkey
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    A) Mendy + Castagne + Maddison -> Meslier, Coufal, Mahrez
    B) Mendy + Castagne + Nacho -> Meslier, Dallas, Antonio
    C) Mendy + Castagne + Nacho -> Meslier, Coufal, Antonio

    Need to take this -8pt hit to field 11 players this week. Main questions are do I double-up on Leeds defence, and Mahrez/Antonio for the rest of the season?

    1. JollyGoodYellows
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      You sure it's worth taking a hit for Mendy? I'm probably just doing Castagne + Nacho>Dallas + Bam/Antonio

      1. wonkeydonkey
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        I've got Mendy/Forster. Concerned that there's a chance both could get benched again in GW37/38 as well as this GW36.

  5. kinghenry14
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    what to do with this lot? 1FT 0.9ITB

    martinez
    dallas coufal keane targett
    salah son lingard
    kane dcl antonio

    forster fernandes* shaw* esr*

    A) save FT and play targett @palace
    B) bench targett and do esr to el ghazi/lookman or some other transfer only for this gw

    cheers!

    1. PascalCygan
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      A

  6. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    A) Struijk to Dallas(-4)
    B) Greenwood to Foden(-4)
    C) Just start Struijk
    Will play whoever I bring in

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

      B could be great if you think he starts

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

    Helloooo all. Have already done Iheanacho to Antonio. Is Rudiger to Dallas worth a hit to get 10 out this week (11 if Johnson plays any minutes for WHU)?

    Martinez
    TAA Coady Johnson* (Rudiger Shaw)
    Salah Jota Lingard (Bruno Greenwood)
    Kane(c) Antonio Watkins

    Sadly don’t see any way back to Son..

    1. Boss Hogg
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      It think Rudiger to Dallas or Coleman is worth a roll of the dice, yes.

    2. Zladan
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Yea. Dallas a great pick for rest of season.

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

        Cheers both!

    3. Jambot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Do it

  8. Boss Hogg
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    GTG?

    Pickford
    Trent, Dallas, Reguilon
    Lingard, Bowen, Salah (c), Son
    Kane, DCL, Vydra
    (Forster, Bruno, Rudiger, Holding - 0.6m itb)

    Anything worth taking a hit for?

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

      Looking good bro - I’m jealous, wish I had Son.

      Help above?

    2. Traction Engine Foot
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Yes, wouldn't take a hit

  9. Zladan
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Thoughts on:

    Maguire ESR Vardy to Dallas Son Bamford (-8)?

    Forster
    Dallas Coleman Phillips
    Salah (c) Son Jota
    Kane Bamford

    Mendy Bruno Greenwood Nacho Amartey Holding

    1. Boss Hogg
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Well worth it.

      1. Zladan
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Cheers

    2. Traction Engine Foot
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      I would

    3. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Absolutely. I'd take hits to field 11.

      1. Zladan
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Thanks. I am happy to go -8 for 9. Im not sure I’d stretch any further though.

  10. rozzo
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    A). Son and DCL
    B). Salah and Bamford

    1. Zladan
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      B easily.

      Salah alone makes B the pick.

    2. Boss Hogg
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      B and captain Salah

    3. Jambot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      B. Close for this week but B leaves you in better shape for 37 and 38 too

  11. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Antonio or Bamford needs to be a hit topic! 🙂

    1. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Wait until after Moyes' press conference.

    2. Boss Hogg
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      I am the great Bamfonio. And I need TP for my bumhole.

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

      Hahaha indeed. I went Antonio personally. Big top 4 fight hopefully spurs him on

    4. Zladan
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Bamford for me. But agree it’s a very close call.

      This week I get Bamford next week I probably get Antonio also.

  12. Traction Engine Foot
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Any of these -4s worth it or good to go?

    A Jota to Son
    B Iheanacho to Antonio

    Sanchez
    Dallas TAA Digne Targett
    Salah Jota Lingard Raphinha
    DCL Kane

    Henderson Pereira Iheanacho Castagne

  13. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Would be nice if Pep put out his strongest team vs Newcastle to build some momentum for the CL final.

    Ederson
    Walker Stones Dias Cancelo
    Bernardo Rodri Gundogan
    Mahrez KDB* Foden

    *KDB injured so Aguero can start instead.

    1. Zladan
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Aguero surely starts

  14. Reeker
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Have Shaw, Trent, Dallas, Rudiger and Castagne.
    Would you rather do; Castangne to:

    1. Coleman to basically use him for GW 36 alone
    2. Coufal for GW 36 and possibly GW 38 because Shaw might not play with Europa League Final so close and Rudiger playing a tricky Leicester team

    Will probably do Iheanacho to Antonio next week and DCL to Chris Wood in GW 38

    Feel Coufal might be the smarter play but Coleman seems like guaranteed points this week

  15. ASOUSA12
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Hello guys, any help appreciated:

    1 FT / £3.0M ITB

    Martinez
    Phillips Dallas Veltman
    Salah Son Lingard Jota
    Iheanacho* DCL Watkins

    Forster Bruno* Holding Maguire*

    A) Bruno + Iheanacho -> Raphinha + Kane (C) (-4) (10 players; bench Jota)
    B) Bruno + Iheanacho + Maguire -> Raphinha + Kane (C) + Digne / Dias (-8) (11 players; bench Jota; Dias works better for potential future moves in GW38 as no funds flexibility with Digne)
    C) Maguire + Bruno -> Digne / Dias + Raphinha (-4) (11 players; Salah (C)... but no Kane)
    D) Maguire + Iheanacho -> Digne / Dias + Bamford (-4) (11 players; Salah (C)... but no Kane)

    Cheers

  16. panda07
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Best keeper for the last three GW's (not Allison)?

    1. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Meslier

    2. Rains of Castamere
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Meslier?

    3. Boss Hogg
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Pickford or Meslier.

  17. Bennyboy1907
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Who starts this week? Struijk or Mitchell?

  18. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    How many hits are people taking this week?

    1. Boss Hogg
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      One already taken. Maybe a second.

    2. Zladan
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      2. Can’t imagine ever taking a -12 for a BGW. Such little upside.

    3. The Son-dance Kid
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      None for me. 2 FTs gets me 11

  19. Mane Mane Mane
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Can’t make my mind up for the remaining games

    A) Antonio
    B) Wood
    C) Bamford

    I’m leaning slightly to Wood for some reason

    1. Chrisitis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Watkins, Ings
      Too many options
      Wood scored in last three gws last campaign though

    2. Captain Scarlet
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      I've got all 3!

  20. Boss Hogg
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    I've got Bowen in my starting XI (don't ask!). Do I:

    a.) Sell for Foden (-4)
    b.) Sell for Raphina (-4)
    c.) Sell for someone else (-4)
    d.) Keep

    ???

    1. Opperkaker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 10 days ago

      B seems like the best option for the last 3 GW's, A edges it for just this one I think.

  21. pmos
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    1.1itb

    Ederson
    Dallas Ward Digne
    Son Jota Mahrez Lingard
    Kane Antonio Watkins

    G2G?

    1. Boss Hogg
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Solid enough for this week.

      1. pmos
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Scared not having Salah and a LIV def

  22. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Cap Son or Salah?

    1. Jambot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Salah for me. IF fat Sam decides not to play the loan players (Yakuslu, Diagne, Maitland-Niles and Gallagher) as they wont be around next year it will be a very weak team. I think when the fans are back he will look to play his best team so this is a good opportunity to play next years championship players. If he does it could be a cricket score

      1. Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Thanks mate

  23. JollyGoodYellows
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Hi guys, is the best transfers here to do Castagne + Nacho > Dallas + Bam/Antonio (-4)?

    Would have liked Digne but can't afford him. Is it also worth a hit for a playing GK this week?

    Forster Mendy
    TAA Shaw Castagne Holding Lowton
    Bruno Salah Jota Lingard Ward-Prowse
    Kane Nacho DCL

  24. Pompel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    How many hits should we expect top 10K to take on average this GW?

    1. Boss Hogg
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      On average maybe 1.
      I think most will have set up to FH last week and be more or less set up.

      1. Pompel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        That seems a reasonable guess, means one shouldn't be afraid of taking a -4 this GW, a second hit to -8 needs to carefully considered whether it's worth it for last 3 GWs

    2. CABAYE4
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      1 hit I’d say

  25. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    More input needed. Bruno -> Son (-4) worth it? Will just field 10.

    Martinez
    Coady Phillips
    Bruno Jota Salah Lingard
    Watkins Bamford Kane

    Sanchez Rudiger Greenwood Shaw Castagne

    1. Boss Hogg
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      You'll want Bruno in 37.
      Maybe better to sell Rudiger or Castagne for Digne or Coleman?

    2. CABAYE4
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      I would do it

    3. Zladan
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Any money in the bank?

      Probably better doing Shaw to Dallas if you don’t have extra cash.

      1. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Have 1.8M ITB

        1. Zladan
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 10 days ago

          Greenwood to Bale would’ve been a dream.

          I’d not lose Bruno before Fulham (H).

    4. Jambot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Not for a hit with Brunos fixture next week. I agree with the Digne comment above

      1. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Can get Digne or Dallas. Tough 1.

    5. Utopsis
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 10 days ago

      I have sold Bruno for Mahrez this week, so I'm rolled the dice on selling the great man. My hope is that Greenwood can cover

    6. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      You know the risk for GW37, but then you have Greenwood (hope he statrs). I'm more or less in the same situation as you, and it's a difficult decision , but leaning towards doing the same move and cross my fingers for GW37

  26. Mweene
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Feel like I'm in a good position this week so it will probably go tits up:

    Lloris

    Digne, TAA, Coufal

    Raphinha, Salah (c), Jota, Son, Lingard

    Kane, DCL

    Bench: Coady

    8 points outside the top 100, hoping to make that up this week...

    1. fish&chips
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Good team. Good luck!! You're smashing it!!!

    2. Runaway
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Looks great, highly likely to break into top 100 with that team I assume, good luck!

  27. fish&chips
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    FH team, any improvements?

    Pickford
    TAA, Robbo, Digne, Stones
    Salah, Bale, mahrez, foden
    Kane, DCL
    Forster, coufal, willcock, david

    0.3 ITB

    1. Runaway
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      I would prefer one of Raph/Bam over Robbo. I think WBA will score and Robbo has only 1 assist in last 20 games. I would spend the left over money to improve bench. You may need a better bench with 3 City players starting.

  28. Sid07
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Thoughts on
    1) Greenwood + nacho to Raphina + dcl (-4) 2) Bruno + nacho to son + Bamford/antonio (-4)

    1. Runaway
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Can't you do 2 with DCL?

  29. Salarrivederci
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Should I take a -4 somewhere and bench Targett or just run with this?
    0.2 ITB - 0 FTs

    Martínez
    TAA - Digne - Reguilón - Dallas - Targett
    Salah (C) - Son - Zaha
    Richarlison - Watkins

    (Areola, Fernandes, Ihenacho, ESR)