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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. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    What to do here lads, gotta take -8 I think. 1.9 ITB, 1FT, thanks!

    Forster, Mendy*
    Phillips,Coady,Hold*,Fofana*,Shaw*
    Zaha,Salah,Bowen,Lookman,Bruno*
    DCL,Kane,Iheanacho

    1. PascalCygan
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      I’d probably lose Fofana and Nacho for an Everton defender and Antonio or Bamford

  2. PascalCygan
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    A) Greenwood + Nacho > Foden / Raphinha + DCL (-4)

    B) Masuaku + Nacho > Alioski + Antonio (-4)

    And the age old question about an additional hit for a keeper? I’m planning on just going without for now.

    1FT 0.5ITB
    Forster*
    TAA Digne Coady Masuaku*
    Salah Jota Lingard
    Kane Watkins

    Mendy, Holding, Bruno, Greenwood, Nacho

    Thanks!

    1. jonnybhoy
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      A with foden

      1. PascalCygan
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Thanks.

  3. lets talk about 6
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 15 days ago

    son or ings for the next couple of weeks?

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      son

    2. PascalCygan
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Son. I’m going without to be different from ML rival

  4. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    awb to godfrey for free?

    1. PascalCygan
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      You’d probably want AWB back for Fulham?

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        possibly, but dont have 11 players this gw unfortunately and everton home to sheffiled united looks a good bet for cs

        1. PascalCygan
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          True, could work well

    2. jonnybhoy
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Yeah

  5. jonnybhoy
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Who are you captaining this week?

    1. PascalCygan
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Salah

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        has to be salah imo

    2. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Son

    3. Mings the Merciless
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Bale!

    4. Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Salah

    5. JBG
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Salad

    6. Runaway
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Kane

    7. Mings the Merciless
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Yikes. I may switch to Salah. They have got more to play for...

  6. tabby98
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    What to do here guys?

    Forster
    Dias, TAA, Coady, Shaw*
    Lingard, Salah, Jota
    Vydra, Kane, Iheanacho*

    Mendy* | Bruno*, Rudiger*, Saka*

    £0m ITB 1FT

    1. jonnybhoy
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Shaw to dallas?

    2. JBG
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Nachos to Bamford/Antonio

      Or

      Shaw to Digne

      1. Jambot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        This was my decision and I did Nacho>Antonio although I did it based on my team for 37 and 38 as well. I think Digne is a better shout for this week in isolation

      2. Jambot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        lol just realised this wasn't a question but a suggestion to someone else.

  7. winchester
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Hey lads! have 1ft and 2,5m itb. No chips left. Would need some advice here lads. Leading my ML by 30p, 2nd in league has son and bamford.. cheers all.

      forster
      taa lowton mitchell coufal
      salah jota lingard zaha
      kane davis

      mendy rudiger bruno nacho

      1. jonnybhoy
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Nacho and Mendy to Bamford + Meslier. Thats what I did

        1. winchester
            2 months, 15 days ago

            cheers! nacho out feels the right move. do you think i could manage with forster?

      2. Weekesey
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Aguero for gw 36? Discuss...

        1. dbeck
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          i'll be going DCL to Chris Wood

      3. Street Friend
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        How many of the below would you do. Currently have 9 starters. Each move for -4.

        A) Mendy > Ederson
        B) Mendy > Meslier (have Dallas)
        C) Mendy > Pickford (have holgate)
        D) Hold, pray Forster plays

        1) Nacho to Bamford
        2) Nacho to Antonio ( have lingard)
        3) Nacho to Wood
        4) Hold

        1. jonnybhoy
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          I did B but dont have dallas. Go A.

          A1

      4. FantasyHero
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Ihenacho to
        1. Bamford
        2. Antonio

        Have lingard

        1. jonnybhoy
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          1

        2. PascalCygan
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          1

        3. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Bam

        4. matiakez
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          1

        5. Runaway
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          1

      5. Muscout
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Martinez
        TAA, Dallas, Dier
        Salah, Zaha, Lingard, Bruno*
        DCL (C), Watkins, Nacho*

        McCarthy, Greenwood, Shaw, Rud 1.9 itb

        Bruno and Nacho to Jota and Kane -4?

        1. jonnybhoy
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Not a fan. What about zaha and nacho to bamford and son

          1. Muscout
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 15 days ago

            0.9 short for that

            1. jonnybhoy
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 15 days ago

              Just do Nacho to Bam

        2. El Presidente
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Bruno to Son and Zaha to Mahrez

      6. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Salah won't get rested?

        1. Jebiga
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Bajram specials incoming

      7. Jinswick
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Best WC fillers here?

        A) Digne, Cancelo, Bale & Antonio
        B) Coleman, Mitchell, Jota & Kane

        Pickford, 3.9
        Trent, Dallas, xxx, xxx, Coufal
        Salah, Son, Mahrez, xxx, ESR
        xxx, DCL, Bamford

        1. jonnybhoy
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          A for me

        2. Runaway
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          I would go with A but still prefer Mitchell over Cancelo, you will never need your 5th defender until the end of season (just 3 GWs). 2.0 ITB might be handy to give you some flexibility in last couple of transfer moves..

      8. popey
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Currently on 11 and no subs with one hit. Any of these worth a -4 to play over Mitchell this week and hold for the remaining games of season;

        a) Maddison > Lingard
        b) Maddison > Foden
        c) Castagne > Dallas

        1. jonnybhoy
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          B

      9. Jebiga
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        I'm chaising 57 points and rival doesn't have FH

        1. Jota and DCL (rival have them)

        Or

        2. Siggy and Firmino

        ?

        1. Blue&White85
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Don't get Firmino. I still prefer 1 but maybe look at double defence or Mane for your Liverpool differentiation.

        2. El Presidente
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 15 days ago

          What about Foden and Ings?

          1. El Presidente
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 15 days ago

            Or Mahrez & Ings if you can afford it

      10. Ninjaa
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        For the rest of the season

        A. Antonio
        B. Bale
        C. Cavani
        D. Pulisic

        1. Trent
        2. Castagne
        3. Digne
        4. Shaw

        1. Ninjaa
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          2 from each. Thanks

        2. Muscout
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 15 days ago

          A2

        3. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          A, B
          1, 3

          1. popey
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            AB13 agreed

        4. Il Capitano
            2 months, 15 days ago

            A B 1 3

          • Blue&White85
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            A1

            1. Blue&White85
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 15 days ago

              Sorry, A,B, 1 3 but not sold on Bale.

              1. Jambot
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                This

          • jonnybhoy
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            A1

          • matiakez
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            Definitely 1 then a or b

          • Runaway
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            AB13

        5. Tmel
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Currently have 8 players so resigned to take a hit or two:

          1) Dallas & Son (-4)
          2) Foden & Kane (-4)
          3) Son & Antonio (-4)
          4) Dallas, Foden & Kane (-8)
          5) Dallas, Son & Antonio (-8)

          1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            2

          2. jonnybhoy
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            I like 4 but 1 or 2 is safer

          3. Jambot
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            If you only have 8 I'd take the -8 and go with 5

        6. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Mahrez, Bale or Raphinha?

          Current front 8
          Saka, Jota, Son, Bruno, Lingard
          Nacho, Watkins Kane

          1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            Saka on will be transfer out

          2. Thomas Magnum
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            Hmmm maybe Mahrez cause you have Son and Kane already, not sure about Raph yet but he'd be my second choice cause of fixtures

            1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 15 days ago

              Cheers, makes sense

        7. Muscout
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Captain one and reason?
          A) DCL
          B) Salah
          C) Kane

          1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            Kane, Wolves hit with injuries

          2. Cojones of Destiny
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            B - safe
            A/C - punts

          3. drughi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            C if wood can score 3 against wolves surely kane can bag 5

            1. Muscout
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 15 days ago

              Hahah I like the optimism!

        8. Tmel
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Given that he's been a flat track bully, is Bale a better option than Son?

          1. drughi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            could be but son aint bad either and more secure with minutes plus som set pieces, also creating alot

          2. Bobby Digital
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            If you're chasing

        9. Thomas Magnum
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Who to have on FH as 3rd City?
          Mendy (strong bench)
          Ederson

        10. tabby98
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          What to do here guys?

          Forster
          Dias, TAA, Coady, Shaw*
          Lingard, Salah, Jota
          Vydra, Kane, Iheanacho*

          Mendy* | Bruno*, Rudiger*, Saka*

          £0m ITB 1FT

          A) Shaw ---> Dallas/Coufal
          B) Iheanacho + Shaw ---> Bamford + Coufal (-4)

          1. popey
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            B

        11. NoName
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Castagne to Dallas worth a hit, in case Jota or Reguilon don't feature? Would only field 10 if either is rested.

          1. vincentwsho
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            I guess Jota can feature from.the bench and still score?

        12. vincentwsho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Which move to make this week?

          A) Bruno to Son
          B) Bruno to Raphinha
          C) Nacho to Bamford

          Likely will do Konsa to Dallas next week

        13. matiakez
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          For the season;

          DCL
          Bamford
          Ings
          Wood

        14. Kiwivillan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Will Jota play because of Mane snub to Klopp? Thinking about Lingard>Jota on WC

          1. drughi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            can see jota benched even though he looked very lively against united

            1. Kiwivillan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 15 days ago

              Still probably better coming off bench than Lingard 90 mins?

              1. drughi
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                west ham will setup to counter brighton, think it might suit lingard

          2. El Presidente
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 15 days ago

            No Mane will play for sure. Kopp has already defused the situation

        15. De Gea is GOAT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Who to cap out of this lot?

          A Kane
          B Salah
          C DCL
          D Son

          Trailing ML by 10 and rival has Bruno, Kane & Son.

          Thanks guys.

        16. Eastman
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          For a -4
          A. Bruno > Son
          B. Greenwood > Mahrez
          Will probably bring the Utd player back next week.

        17. wulfrunian
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Do you think that Kepa will start vs Leicester?

          1. El Presidente
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 15 days ago

            No way

        18. Boss Hogg
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Scout picks are up.
          Sanchez is an odd choice.

          1. The Ilfordian
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            I thought that. I’m playing Marti ahead of him and I’d put him behind Pickford