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Scout’s Matchday 1 picks for the free-to-play SPITCH Fantasy game


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The Premier League is back and, to celebrate, fantasy football manager game SPITCH has launched two season-long options for the 2022/23 campaign – one of which is free and has a £2,500 prize pool.

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AN INTRODUCTION TO SPITCH

Imagine a version of Fantasy Premier League (FPL) where you have a Free Hit chip every week and are only judged on your best five matchdays. With SPITCH, one week of accidentally forgetting to play won’t be problematic – even starting in April still gives you a chance of winning prizes!

Unlike FPL, managers can actually go under or over the ₵1,200 budget, which then determines how many positive or negative points they begin the round with.

Each week of ‘Season’ mode requires a new line-up with no captains. Managers are allowed up to nine players from the same club and can alter teams mid-matchday. ‘Safety Net’ automatically replaces non-starters, whilst a sophisticated scoring system rewards defensive actions in a way that FPL does not.

FREE ‘CLASSIC’ GAME HAS £250 MATCHDAY 1 PRIZE

Until now, SPITCH has focused exclusively on individual matchday games. The ‘Classic’ mode has three pitches to choose from:

  • Biggest Winning Zone: Either free or paid-entry, there are smaller winnings but an equal amount for the top 70% of participants.
  • Double or Nothing: The best 42.5% get twice their stake back, regardless of how much higher they finish.
  • Tournament: Rewards more money for higher-placed finishes, with a winning zone of 25%.

For this week only, the free game will have a matchday prize pool of over £700 and the winner gets £250.

SCOUT’S MATCHDAY 1 LINE-UP

With the additional ability to use a 3-3-4 or 4-2-4 formation, we have taken advantage of the latter for the opening weekend of action.

Liverpool travel to Fulham, where a defensive double-up of Alisson (₵41) and Andrew Robertson (₵104) is backed to deliver. In a game where successful crosses are rewarded with 18 points, Robertson ranked fourth for this amongst all Premier League players last season. Aston Villa’s Lucas Digne (₵58) came eighth.

The attacking tendencies of Reece James (₵138) and Kieran Trippier (₵67) will also prove useful here, as they face Everton and Nottingham Forest.

As explored in our introductory guide to SPITCH, defensive midfielders are potentially even more desirable than attackers, as each pass, interception and successful tackle is rewarded with points.

That’s why Rodri (₵160) has been calculated as last season’s highest-scoring midfielder, as his 2,629 successful passes were only beaten by injured teammate Aymeric Laporte (₵144). The Spaniard also made a league-leading 292 recoveries. All-action midfielders like Bruno Guimaraes (₵72) should excel.

Finally, it’s interesting to see FPL midfielders such as Mohamed Salah (₵250), Pedro Neto (₵90), Luis Diaz (₵125) and Jarrod Bowen (₵100) labelled as forwards.

Salah and Neto will love the prospect of lining up against the Fulham and Leeds United defences, whilst Callum Wilson (₵49) is heavily-backed to score against Forest. No introduction is needed for Harry Kane (₵160), scorer of 11 league goals and six assists from just 14 matches against Southampton.


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478 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Nightcrawler
    • 3 Years
    3 days, 40 mins ago

    90% of the teams literally look the same

    Glad I used my Bench Boost even if it means losing some ground in one of the DGWs. At least something different to look forward to

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 3 Years
      3 days, 39 mins ago

      Hmm Cornet signed adds or detracts from Bowen …

    2. TheBiffas
      • 1 Year
      3 days, 39 mins ago

      Let's hope you're not in the mud come Sunday

    3. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 days, 39 mins ago

      Brave and not bad a shout! Report back how it will have gone 😛

  2. TheBiffas
    • 1 Year
    3 days, 40 mins ago

    I hope I do okay this year. Am I crazy?

    1. MyNameIsBigManRedro
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 days, 40 mins ago

      No, you’re maverick and genius

    2. NateDog
      • 1 Year
      3 days, 39 mins ago

      Yes

    3. BigJarvishManmynameisq
      • 8 Years
      3 days, 39 mins ago

      I hope you don't mate, if you win it your friends will show fpl all those racist messages

      1. TheBiffas
        • 1 Year
        3 days, 38 mins ago

        They've seen worse things on my phone believe me

  3. Ask Yourself
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 days, 40 mins ago

    65% ownership for Bailey lol

    1. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 12 Years
      3 days, 38 mins ago

      18.6 actually

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 days, 37 mins ago

        Facts

      2. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 days, 35 mins ago

        Oh lol I was looking at live FPL I’m being very dumb today

  4. Differentiator
    • 6 Years
    3 days, 40 mins ago

    Why TF am i in the SKY SPORTS broadcaster league?

    1. Differentiator
      • 6 Years
      3 days, 40 mins ago

      nice advertising FPL.

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 days, 37 mins ago

        £€$¥¢£££

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 days, 38 mins ago

      Yeah I thought I've got dementia tbh

      1. BigJarvishManmynameisq
        • 8 Years
        3 days, 36 mins ago

        You said that yesterday mate

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 days, 35 mins ago

          Did I? 😛

          1. BigJarvishManmynameisq
            • 8 Years
            3 days, 34 mins ago

            Didn't you?

            1. Magic Zico
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 days, 34 mins ago

              Clearly I've got dementia

  5. OneArseneWenger32
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 days, 40 mins ago

    ended up with
    ramsdale
    trent reece cancelo cash
    salah maddison mount
    jesus bamford wilson

    ward bailey andreas n.williams 0itb

    1. Slouch87
      • 6 Years
      3 days, 39 mins ago

      Cheers for the update.

      1. Haalander
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 days, 36 mins ago

        Lol

  6. I Member
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 days, 39 mins ago

    Kane -> Haaland done.

    1. tbos83
      • 1 Year
      3 days, 39 mins ago

      Bit early out the gate

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 days, 37 mins ago

      Wilson says hi

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 3 Years
        3 days, 36 mins ago

        Wilson > Jesus done

    3. Tambling5
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 days, 36 mins ago

      Leis hope he doesn't pick up an injury

  7. AC/DC AFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 days, 39 mins ago

    Looks like the App has a latest Live score function too.

    1. Haalander
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 days, 34 mins ago

      The premier league app? I didn’t see it

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 days, 31 mins ago

        Under Points

        Looks like some gambling tech

        Or Live FPL was leaving them standing??!

  8. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 12 Years
    3 days, 39 mins ago

    Problem for Mahrez owners like me…
    You can’t sell him if dropped as BOU next…. And so on

    1. lilmessipran
      • 9 Years
      3 days, 39 mins ago

      Endless cycle

    2. AC/DC AFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 days, 38 mins ago

      Maybe he'll miss a penalty on 62-67 mins at the London stadium to make it easier to do?

      1. HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 12 Years
        3 days, 33 mins ago

        On 58 you mean, then get subbed

    3. Rocket Raccoon
      • 12 Years
      3 days, 34 mins ago

      And this is why you shouldn’t have him

    4. Sergio Giorgini
      • 10 Years
      3 days, 33 mins ago

      For me starting isn't everything with him. He's only 8.0M, I dont mind if he doesn't start every game, he can still come on and get points. There'll be times when you'll be sure of him starting against easy opposition (if competing player injured/played midweek), then it's time to cash in.

      1. Sergio Giorgini
        • 10 Years
        3 days, 33 mins ago

        Plus I love a differential

        1. HuttonDressedasLahm
          • 12 Years
          3 days, 32 mins ago

          Upvote for the grav 🙂

  9. lilmessipran
    • 9 Years
    3 days, 39 mins ago

    Triple Arsenal attack with Jesus Saka and Mart..you just know a 1-0 Palace win is incoming

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 5 Years
      3 days, 38 mins ago

      Double here

    2. MyNameIsBigManRedro
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 days, 38 mins ago

      I’ve got Martinelli and Jesus so hoping they do well. Not got Saka so hoping he blanks (sorry)

    3. AC/DC AFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 days, 35 mins ago

      2 2

      Or 3 2

      Or 2 3

      Bring it on!

  10. Bushwhacker
    • 3 Years
    3 days, 39 mins ago

    Hmm Cornet signed adds or detracts from Bowen

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 days, 34 mins ago

      Helps West Ham

      Stick with Bowen

      Loads of similar players

      Lanzini like
      Fornals
      Bowen
      Cornet
      Benrahma etc

      Is Fornals the different player there?

  11. Freshy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    3 days, 38 mins ago

    GW 1 Headlines

    Newcastle Crush Forest 5-0

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 3 Years
      3 days, 37 mins ago

      Yes please

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 days, 36 mins ago

      NFO crush NEW that would be headline

      1. Freshy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        3 days, 33 mins ago

        Are Grenville Morris/Nigel Clough/Wally Ardron/Johnny Dent playing

      2. g40steve
        • 4 Years
        3 days, 32 mins ago

        I take that bet 🙂

    3. Haalander
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 days, 32 mins ago

      Can see us all clamouring for lingard gameweek 2

      1. BigJarvishManmynameisq
        • 8 Years
        3 days, 31 mins ago

        Agreed

        1. BigJarvishManmynameisq
          • 8 Years
          3 days, 31 mins ago

          Nvm I just looked up clamouring in the dictionary, disagree

      2. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 days, 30 mins ago

        Rashford > Lingard done!

    4. No Need
      • 8 Years
      3 days, 20 mins ago

      Surely chop down Forest

    5. Sergio Giorgini
      • 10 Years
      2 days, 23 hours ago

      That's the type of result that could easily happen but the template doesn't take into account at all. Fortunately I've got Bruno to cover such a scenario 😉

  12. ᴋiɴɢ
    • 4 Years
    3 days, 38 mins ago

    Fabio's team:

    Ward / Iversen
    TAA Cancelo Dias James Gabriel
    Salah (C) Diaz Martinelli
    Jesus Haaland

    1. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 days, 28 mins ago

      Ward and Iversen, what an amateur...

    2. MYNAMEISBigtopmark.sman
      • 5 Years
      3 days, 27 mins ago

      I wish he would stop copying me

  13. Tambling5
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 days, 38 mins ago

    Scenes as Plange hat-trick from the bench has FPL'ers desperately hoping for njuries to starting players...

  14. Nightcrawler
    • 3 Years
    3 days, 38 mins ago

    Let the MUDGATES Open!

    1. TheBiffas
      • 1 Year
      3 days, 37 mins ago

      We LOVE to SEE it OH YES we DO!

      1. Finding Timo
        • 1 Year
        3 days, 35 mins ago

        We move

        1. dabber7
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 days, 32 mins ago

          Nowhere to hide!

        2. No Need
          • 8 Years
          3 days, 18 mins ago

          …to another site

  15. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 12 Years
    3 days, 38 mins ago

    No1. In the World….
    All downhill from here

  16. FPL_Humperdoo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 days, 37 mins ago

    Ward
    TAA - Robbo - Cancelo - James - Perisic
    Salah - Foden - Bailey
    Haaland - Jesus

    Spinning the roulette wheel. Good luck everyone.

    1. schlupptheweek
      • 8 Years
      3 days, 34 mins ago

      Nice pick with Foden to spice it up. Perisic will be the achilles heel for lots of managers this season with his 1,0,7,5,0,1,21 scores

  17. DeuloRad
    • 6 Years
    3 days, 36 mins ago

    I just want to tell you all good luck

    We're all counting on you

    1. BigJarvishManmynameisq
      • 8 Years
      3 days, 36 mins ago

      That means a lot mate

    2. THE SHEEP HUNTERS
      • 5 Years
      3 days, 35 mins ago

      🙂

    3. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 days, 32 mins ago

      How sweet 😛

    4. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 12 Years
      3 days, 31 mins ago

      😆
      Surely you can’t be serious

      1. BigJarvishManmynameisq
        • 8 Years
        3 days, 31 mins ago

        He is the most serious guy I know

  18. Emiliano Sala
    • 6 Years
    3 days, 36 mins ago

    Ffs autojoin link?

  19. Differentiator
    • 6 Years
    3 days, 36 mins ago

    CPFC 4 - 0 AFC

    red cards xhaka, gabriel

  20. Sergio Giorgini
    • 10 Years
    3 days, 36 mins ago

    Where can I find a FF Scout league code? Haven't seen it here and would like to join.

  21. Gudjohnsen
    • 5 Years
    3 days, 36 mins ago

    Arsenal all or nothing on Prime any good?

    1. JPSpurs
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 days, 34 mins ago

      Apparently it makes good comedy viewing

    2. Rocket Raccoon
      • 12 Years
      3 days, 27 mins ago

      Prepared for playing at Anfield by playing YNWA at training all week. Promptly lost 4-0

  22. Slitherene
    • 4 Years
    3 days, 35 mins ago

    How likely is Haaland's price rise tonight?

    1. BigJarvishManmynameisq
      • 8 Years
      3 days, 34 mins ago

      7.3/10 imo

    2. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 days, 29 mins ago

      He's rising the most so far...

      Multiple people out there removing F. Viera. Decided that, yep, he does in face have bone issues. So better take him out now after the deadline. 🙂

  23. Pedram
    • 8 Years
    3 days, 34 mins ago

    My differential is Rashford with 13% EO, feeling like a clown now

    1. Gizzachance
      • 7 Years
      3 days, 29 mins ago

      Same ! Was him or martinelli, see how it goes, can get to martinelli from rash

  24. bitm2007
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 days, 34 mins ago

    Somethings up live FPL live ? When I entered my team ID Barry Daniels team came up, so I entered it again EVANGELOS DAMTSIOS team comes up, then at a third attempt it come up somethings gone wrong.

    1. Avery
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 days, 33 mins ago

      They expect it working properly by tomorrow as still a few little bugs to work through.
      I put my ID in and get a different name but it is actually my team listed for example.

      1. bitm2007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 days, 31 mins ago

        Thanks at least it's not just me.

        1. g40steve
          • 4 Years
          3 days, 30 mins ago

          Phew I have a Welsh lads team name 🙂

  25. MYNAMEISBigtopmark.sman
    • 5 Years
    3 days, 33 mins ago

    This season is dragging

    1. BigJarvishManmynameisq
      • 8 Years
      3 days, 32 mins ago

      Bro it's the longest season I can think of

      1. bitm2007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 days, 30 mins ago

        hopefully not as long as 2019/20.

    2. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 days, 32 mins ago

      Can't wait for GW2 I've got 11 players playing at home.

  26. SADIO SANÉ
    • 7 Years
    3 days, 32 mins ago

    updated list view and still not included percentage owned... lame

  27. g40steve
    • 4 Years
    3 days, 30 mins ago

    Anyone’s team name not correct on Live FPL?

    1. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 days, 29 mins ago

      I'm getting different teams every time I enter my ID, expected to be sorted by tomorrow.

      1. g40steve
        • 4 Years
        3 days, 27 mins ago

        Cheers

  28. thecrouchpotato
      3 days, 30 mins ago

      Looking for people to join our league - code is bk2qqa

    • DavvaMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 days, 30 mins ago

      Is LiveFPL down for everyone else as well?

      1. g40steve
        • 4 Years
        3 days, 29 mins ago

        Working showing team but not my team name, mine is 85% template so who knows!

        1. DavvaMC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 days, 27 mins ago

          When I go there it says something is wrong, how do they know me so well!

    • jonny77
      • 9 Years
      3 days, 29 mins ago

      an unreal number of my minileague without Salah, hopefully he can actually perform

      1. Haalander
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 days, 26 mins ago

        Yea hopefully but it is the dreaded 12.30 kick off curse! Will it strike again?