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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
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 10 months 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
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Hmm Cornet signed adds or detracts from Bowen …

    2. TheBiffas
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

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

    3. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

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

  2. TheBiffas
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

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

    1. Grande Tubarão
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      No, you’re maverick and genius

    2. Nate(U)dog(ie)
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Yes

    3. @persecuted_by_mods
        1 year, 10 months ago

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

        1. TheBiffas
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          They've seen worse things on my phone believe me

    4. Ask Yourself
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      65% ownership for Bailey lol

      1. HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 14 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        18.6 actually

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          Facts

        2. Ask Yourself
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

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

    5. Differentiator
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Why TF am i in the SKY SPORTS broadcaster league?

      1. Differentiator
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        nice advertising FPL.

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          £€$¥¢£££

      2. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        Yeah I thought I've got dementia tbh

        1. @persecuted_by_mods
            1 year, 10 months ago

            You said that yesterday mate

            1. Magic Zico
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 year, 10 months ago

              Did I? 😛

              1. @persecuted_by_mods
                  1 year, 10 months ago

                  Didn't you?

                  1. Magic Zico
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 year, 10 months ago

                    Clearly I've got dementia

        2. OneArseneWenger32
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

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

          ward bailey andreas n.williams 0itb

          1. George Sillett
            • 8 Years
            1 year, 10 months ago

            Cheers for the update.

            1. Haalander
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 year, 10 months ago

              Lol

        3. I Member
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          Kane -> Haaland done.

          1. tbos83
            • 3 Years
            1 year, 10 months ago

            Bit early out the gate

          2. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 year, 10 months ago

            Wilson says hi

            1. Bushwhacker
              • 4 Years
              1 year, 10 months ago

              Wilson > Jesus done

          3. Tambling5
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 year, 10 months ago

            Leis hope he doesn't pick up an injury

        4. AC/DC AFC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

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

          1. Haalander
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 year, 10 months ago

            The premier league app? I didn’t see it

            1. AC/DC AFC
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 year, 10 months ago

              Under Points

              Looks like some gambling tech

              Or Live FPL was leaving them standing??!

        5. HuttonDressedasLahm
          • 14 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

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

          1. lilmessipran
            • 11 Years
            1 year, 10 months ago

            Endless cycle

          2. AC/DC AFC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 year, 10 months ago

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

            1. HuttonDressedasLahm
              • 14 Years
              1 year, 10 months ago

              On 58 you mean, then get subbed

          3. It’s A Joke
            • 13 Years
            1 year, 10 months ago

            And this is why you shouldn’t have him

          4. Sergio Giorgini
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            1 year, 10 months 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
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 12 Years
              1 year, 10 months ago

              Plus I love a differential

              1. HuttonDressedasLahm
                • 14 Years
                1 year, 10 months ago

                Upvote for the grav 🙂

        6. lilmessipran
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

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

          1. Gudjohnsen
            • 7 Years
            1 year, 10 months ago

            Double here

          2. Grande Tubarão
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 year, 10 months 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
            • 8 Years
            1 year, 10 months ago

            2 2

            Or 3 2

            Or 2 3

            Bring it on!

        7. Bushwhacker
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          Hmm Cornet signed adds or detracts from Bowen

          1. AC/DC AFC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 year, 10 months ago

            Helps West Ham

            Stick with Bowen

            Loads of similar players

            Lanzini like
            Fornals
            Bowen
            Cornet
            Benrahma etc

            Is Fornals the different player there?

        8. Freshy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 13 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          GW 1 Headlines

          Newcastle Crush Forest 5-0

          1. Bushwhacker
            • 4 Years
            1 year, 10 months ago

            Yes please

          2. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 year, 10 months ago

            NFO crush NEW that would be headline

            1. Freshy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 13 Years
              1 year, 10 months ago

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

            2. g40steve
              • 6 Years
              1 year, 10 months ago

              I take that bet 🙂

          3. Haalander
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 year, 10 months ago

            Can see us all clamouring for lingard gameweek 2

            1. @persecuted_by_mods
                1 year, 10 months ago

                Agreed

                1. @persecuted_by_mods
                    1 year, 10 months ago

                    Nvm I just looked up clamouring in the dictionary, disagree

                2. Magic Zico
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 year, 10 months ago

                  Rashford > Lingard done!

              • DaisyDaisyDaisyDaisy
                • 10 Years
                1 year, 10 months ago

                Surely chop down Forest

              • Sergio Giorgini
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 12 Years
                1 year, 10 months 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 😉

            2. R.C
              • 6 Years
              1 year, 10 months 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
                • 3 Years
                1 year, 10 months ago

                Ward and Iversen, what an amateur...

              2. MYNAMEISBigtopmark.sman
                • 7 Years
                1 year, 10 months ago

                I wish he would stop copying me

            3. Tambling5
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 year, 10 months ago

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

            4. Nightcrawler
              • 5 Years
              1 year, 10 months ago

              Let the MUDGATES Open!

              1. TheBiffas
                • 3 Years
                1 year, 10 months ago

                We LOVE to SEE it OH YES we DO!

                1. Stranger Mings
                  • 3 Years
                  1 year, 10 months ago

                  We move

                  1. dabber7
                    • 3 Years
                    1 year, 10 months ago

                    Nowhere to hide!

                  2. DaisyDaisyDaisyDaisy
                    • 10 Years
                    1 year, 10 months ago

                    …to another site

            5. HuttonDressedasLahm
              • 14 Years
              1 year, 10 months ago

              No1. In the World….
              All downhill from here

            6. Piggs Boson
              • 12 Years
              1 year, 10 months ago

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

              Spinning the roulette wheel. Good luck everyone.

              1. schlupptheweek
                • 9 Years
                1 year, 10 months 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

            7. Deulofail
              • 8 Years
              1 year, 10 months ago

              I just want to tell you all good luck

              We're all counting on you

              1. @persecuted_by_mods
                  1 year, 10 months ago

                  That means a lot mate

                • THE SHEEP HUNTERS
                  • 6 Years
                  1 year, 10 months ago

                  🙂

                • Magic Zico
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 year, 10 months ago

                  How sweet 😛

                • HuttonDressedasLahm
                  • 14 Years
                  1 year, 10 months ago

                  😆
                  Surely you can’t be serious

                  1. @persecuted_by_mods
                      1 year, 10 months ago

                      He is the most serious guy I know

                • Emiliano Sala
                  • 7 Years
                  1 year, 10 months ago

                  Ffs autojoin link?

                • Differentiator
                  • 8 Years
                  1 year, 10 months ago

                  CPFC 4 - 0 AFC

                  red cards xhaka, gabriel

                • Sergio Giorgini
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 12 Years
                  1 year, 10 months ago

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

                • Gudjohnsen
                  • 7 Years
                  1 year, 10 months ago

                  Arsenal all or nothing on Prime any good?

                  1. JPSpurs
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    1 year, 10 months ago

                    Apparently it makes good comedy viewing

                  2. It’s A Joke
                    • 13 Years
                    1 year, 10 months ago

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

                • Slitherene
                  • 6 Years
                  1 year, 10 months ago

                  How likely is Haaland's price rise tonight?

                  1. @persecuted_by_mods
                      1 year, 10 months ago

                      7.3/10 imo

                    • Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      1 year, 10 months 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. 🙂

                  2. Pedram
                    • 10 Years
                    1 year, 10 months ago

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

                    1. Gizzachance
                      • 9 Years
                      1 year, 10 months ago

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

                  3. bitm2007
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    1 year, 10 months 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
                      • 4 Years
                      1 year, 10 months 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
                        • 10 Years
                        1 year, 10 months ago

                        Thanks at least it's not just me.

                        1. g40steve
                          • 6 Years
                          1 year, 10 months ago

                          Phew I have a Welsh lads team name 🙂

                  4. MYNAMEISBigtopmark.sman
                    • 7 Years
                    1 year, 10 months ago

                    This season is dragging

                    1. @persecuted_by_mods
                        1 year, 10 months ago

                        Bro it's the longest season I can think of

                        1. bitm2007
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          1 year, 10 months ago

                          hopefully not as long as 2019/20.

                      • bitm2007
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        1 year, 10 months ago

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

                    2. SADIO SANÉ
                      • 8 Years
                      1 year, 10 months ago

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

                    3. g40steve
                      • 6 Years
                      1 year, 10 months ago

                      Anyone’s team name not correct on Live FPL?

                      1. bitm2007
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        1 year, 10 months ago

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

                        1. g40steve
                          • 6 Years
                          1 year, 10 months ago

                          Cheers

                    4. thecrouchpotato
                      • 1 Year
                      1 year, 10 months ago

                      Looking for people to join our league - code is bk2qqa

                    5. DavvaMC
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      1 year, 10 months ago

                      Is LiveFPL down for everyone else as well?

                      1. g40steve
                        • 6 Years
                        1 year, 10 months ago

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

                        1. DavvaMC
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          1 year, 10 months ago

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

                    6. jonny77
                      • 11 Years
                      1 year, 10 months ago

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

                      1. Haalander
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        1 year, 10 months ago

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