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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.

And by placing an each-way first goalscorer bet, bet365 punters are essentially covering their behinds if their nominated player fails to break the deadlock.

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435 Comments Post a Comment
  1. fcsaltyballs
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Forster (assuming he doesn’t play)
    TAA Dallas Coleman
    Salah Lingard JWP Son
    Kane DCL Bamford

    Mendy Shaw Holding Greenwood

    Currently on -8...

    1. Mendy >> Ederson -12
    2. Hold (play with no GK) -8

    Thanks all

    1. jonnybhoy
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      B

    2. Runaway
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      B

  2. ALegendJ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    A.Barnes and JayRod have been getting minutes off the bench.

    Is Vydra's starting role in Jeopardy? Worth a hit to Bamford?

    1. Boss Hogg
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Vydra's been playing really well. Perfect foil for Wood.
      I'd be really surprised if Dyche rotated his strikers now.

      1. ALegendJ
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Thank you for replying

  3. Najj
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Choose one on FH:

    1) Stones
    2) Dallas
    3) Robbo

    Already have TAA

    1. Van der Faart
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      2

    2. DangerFC
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Think I'm going stones, digne and trent with a possible robbo 4th defender on my FH

    3. Runaway
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      2

  4. Mr Ozil
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    With Forster and Mendy in my team, would you take a hit to bring a Keeper?

    If yes, who?

    1. Johan Queef
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Same question for me. Think I might just stick. Although both at risk of rotation all season now.

  5. Redranger
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Mendy, Veltman & Nacho > Meslier, Digne & Antonio?

    These moves worth a -8?

  6. The Ilfordian
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Liverpool Crystal Palace match last day of the season has history. Anyone worried about Palace winning to put Liverpool out of top four and Salah and co fail?

    1. Would Ed Woodward
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Wouldn't say I was worried about it...

      1. The Ilfordian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        No nor me but I remember that last Gerrard match and it’s just a coincidence that they’ve got Palace last thing fighting for European spot.

    2. Boss Hogg
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Not worried at all.
      If Liverpool still have it in their own hands I'm sure they will win.

      1. The Ilfordian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Yes I’m sure you’re right. Liverpool in great form, Palace there to be beaten comfortably

    3. Boss Hogg
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Could be Hodgson's last match as a manager I suppose.

  7. Van der Faart
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Bench one
    Foden
    Lingard
    JWP
    Salah
    Son
    Richarlison
    Kane
    Bamford

    1. Mikel Arteta
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Lingard

    2. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      JWP

    3. Gizzachance
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      jwp

    4. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      JWP

  8. Mikel Arteta
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    https://twitter.com/unit_football/status/1393156889568030722 good source
    Pope is out. Buy Leeds players!

    1. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Bamford it is

    2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Peacock Farrel bandwagon

    3. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Why is it reliable?

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        he has a good track record

    4. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Dunk missing for BHA

  9. DangerFC
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    FH advice please

    Pickford
    Stones, digne, trent
    Son, salah, foden, mahrez
    Kane, dcl

    Would you rather have Robertson, bamford or antonio as the last position?

    Thanks

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Prefer Phillips over Robbo at the moment. Robbo hasn't shown much from an attacking POV. Toss-up between Bamford and Antonio. I can't split them so go with your gut

  10. Boss Hogg
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Newcastle vs Man City will always make me think of Yaya Toure powering through the middle for about 60 yards and scoring like an absolute beast.

    1. Thomas Magnum
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      As well as Aguero coming off the bench and scoring 5 in 20 minutes

      1. El Presidente
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Hum....

  11. Tonyawesome69
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Thoughts on the latest FH draft
    0.1ITB
    Pickford
    Digne TAA Stones
    Bale Jota Salah Foden Mahrez
    Kane DCL
    (Button Antonio Dallas Mitchell)

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Did Bale on FH last week and dropped Son. Regret

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Leeds game didn't suit Bales game. Bales home record this season is ridiculous

        1. Runaway
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          this, he scored all of his 9 goals at home.

          1. Tonyawesome69
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            thoughts on the FH draft?

            1. Runaway
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              It is a great team but bit on the risky side for me with 3 City players and Jota. Bench is good enough but cameos might be painful.

  12. 03farmboy
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Who to have for the remaining games?

    Bruno or Greenwood
    Mahrez or Foden
    Kane or son

    1. Mikel Arteta
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Greenwood, Mahrez and Kane

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Greenwood
      Both will play 2/3.
      Kane

    3. #Swish41
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      G, M, K for me

  13. Gizzachance
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    thoughts guys?
    A shaw or rudiger (have mendy} to
    A stones
    B coufal
    C dallas
    many thanks

    1. Johan Queef
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      I'm doing Rudiger to Dallas I think (also have the same players)

      1. Gizzachance
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        cheers, same thinking,as have mendy,chel have couple tricky fixtures to.. keep shaw for fulham

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Shaw to Dallas. Rudiger nailed to start the remaining games.

      1. Gizzachance
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        true, chel need the wins, shaw prob miss wolves game due to euro final, cheers

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          If you need a def to play then keep Rudiger. If you have someone to cover Shaw in 38 then keep Shaw

          1. Gizzachance
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Good point, cheers

    3. #Swish41
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Rudiger to Dallas looks best

      1. Gizzachance
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        cheers, also have mendy hence looking at rudiger out,
        dallas has 3 games, rudiger/shaw two remaining

  14. Bobby Digital
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Will Struijk start?

    1. #Swish41
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Copper fit again and club captain. Struijk has been solid but I don’t think he plays…

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        this

      2. Bobby Digital
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Boo

  15. #Swish41
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Hi all, 15 points clear in a ML with a season ticket first prize! Advice welcome for obvious reasons:

    Forster*
    Dallas Godfrey Phillips Ward
    Son Salah (c) Jota Lingz
    Watkins Kane

    Bruno* Nacho* Shaw* Mendy*

    Thinking, for -4:

    Nacho > Bamford (good fix to end and covers rivals)
    Mendy > Pickford (Forster unlikely to play)

    Yay or Nay…or something better?

    Cheers

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Hold

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Nacho to Bamford. Risk playing Forster

    3. #Swish41
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Thanks both, appreciate it

  16. Marc Jobling
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Only got 10 players this week (Mendy & Forster blanks) but 2 free transfers.

    Would you:
    (a) Replace Mendy, bring in Bamford/Antonio (11 men)
    (b) Replace Maguire, bring in DCL (10 men)

    1. Jimmers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      A - best to max starters. Always a chance one of your other starters is benched etc.

    2. #Swish41
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Same dilemma. -4 should be net -2 at worst given you would have no GK, so I think I will ship
      mendy

  17. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Hey folks, last 2 spots to fill on FH. Best option?

    Pickford
    Taa • Digne • XXX
    Salah • Mahrez • Foden • Son • XXX
    Kane • DCL • XXX

    A: Stones + Bale
    B: Robbo + Bamford/Antonio

    1. Utopsis
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Without knowing your budget, Dallas + ESR + Antonio + Firmino (punty)

      1. Utopsis
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Woops, remove Antonio (less punty)

    2. Thomas Magnum
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Ohh tough, A has a slightly higher ceiling I think but both do well

    3. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      I'd recommend Bogle

  18. wolves_simmo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Best defender for £4.6 for remainder of season?

    1. BeWater
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Llorente or Ayling maybe.

    2. Rotation's Alter Ego
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Just miss out on Coufal don't you - probably Phillips? If you're already loaded on Liverpool Llorente could be a good shout if you think Leeds can keep CSs. Not really that stacked a price point.

  19. DV8R
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Those with Mendy/Forster, what are you doing with your GKs this week?

    1. Oooo Matron
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Hope Forster plays and sort Mendy out next week

    2. Gizzachance
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      hope forster not dropped after his pen save !

    3. Laurel and Vardy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Mendy to Pickford for some EVE def coverage. Or just opt for the two Saints GKs.

    4. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Notin

  20. Stupendous
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Mendy to Ederson?

    1. Thomas Magnum
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Yeah if you don't need the funds for later

    2. BeWater
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 23 days ago

      I would. Ederson is in my current WC team.

    3. Stupendous
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Ok cheers

    4. Van der Faart
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Looking at this myself.

  21. Thomas Magnum
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Robertson worth a look at a double up with TAA on FH or are there better options for less, TAA Digne x

  22. wulfrunian
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Rudiger->Dallas(-8)?10 players atm.

    1. Runaway
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      I think this move worth the hit

      1. wulfrunian
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        cheers

  23. Oooo Matron
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Decent - 8?
    Ihenacho, Davis, Bruno, Maguire to DCL, Bamford, Jota & Digne

    Gives me,

    Forster
    TAA Dallas Digne
    Son Jota Salah Lingard
    Kane DCL Bamford

    Subs: Mendy, Greenwood, Holding, Fofa

  24. as33
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Is it a big risk to captain Son, or just go like others and cap Salah?My rival doesnt have Son, and has Salah, leading by 10pnts

    1. Van der Faart
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Play safe if leading

  25. Utopsis
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Not much love for Kane (C)? Guessing cos it's diffentiatial o'clock?

  26. Bobby Digital
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    So Martinez needs one more cleanie to break Friedels record?

  27. Parsnips
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Kane captain anyone?

    • AppleDunk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Is Coady->Dallas this worth a hit? Y/N?

    • Tsparkes10
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Fernandes, Vydra to Mahrez, DCL? (-4)?

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Keep Vydra