Thursday, 16 August 2018

Daily Fantasy Football Tips - Gameweek 2

Starting 11 is a new Daily Fantasy Premier League football game and app, which has become extremely popular among the FPL community since August 2017, as managers get to pick a brand new fantasy team each week, without the headache of managing a season-long team.

As always, this week’s picks are suitable for all fantasy football game formats and will suit most scoring systems, so we hope you find good use for them, whether you’re playing Fantasy Premier League, or daily fantasy games over at Starting 11.

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Safe Pick – Aguero vs Huddersfield (H)

Last weekend he may not have provided us with the goal that we craved against Arsenal, but this weekend’s opponents are much more appealing.

After a 3-0 defeat to Chelsea last weekend it’s a tough start to the season for Huddersfield.  Man City will likely make it worse for them, more so than their last head-to-head encounter in the league.

Aguero v Huddersfield, that’s one of those mouth-watering match ups you just can’t ignore – straight into your team and a strong shout for the captain’s armband.

Differential - Tosun vs Southampton (H)

It took a man of the match performance from Southampton's goalkeeper, McCarthy, to keep Burnley at bay last weekend. But can the Saints' number one do the same against Everton?

A strong quartet of Tosun, Walcott, Sigurdsson and Richarlison is exciting, along with Marco Silva’s attacking brand of football – Southampton could be in trouble.

Tosun only managed an assist during his first game of the season, however Everton played over half the game with only 10 men – we are yet to see what they can do!


Safe Pick - Pogba vs Brighton (A)

An unexpected surprise on Friday evening was Paul Pogba back from his World Cup victory and instantly pulling the strings for Manchester United.

With a new found freedom in midfield, Pogba looked dangerous and was on the score sheet when he succeeded from the spot-kick.

Brighton were helpless in stopping Watford from taking 19 shots on goal last weekend, losing by a two goal margin – if Manchester United are given the same opportunities how many will they score?

Differential – Maddison vs Wolves (H)

The new signing caught my eye against Manchester United on Friday night with an impressive performance as the former Norwich man was heavily involved in Leicester’s better periods – he seems to be on set-pieces too!

Withdrawn on 63 minutes for Jamie Vardy, I am interested to see how the pair link up together this weekend against Wolves.

Wolves secured a draw last weekend on their return to the Premier League having played over half the game against ten men.


Safe Pick – Mendy vs Huddersfield (H)

Attacking returns and a clean sheet to boot! That’s what we were expecting from Mendy in a Manchester City shirt. He was instrumental in their 2-0 win over Arsenal.

He has already become a must-have. Would you even dare to captain a defender against Huddersfield?

The Terriers only hit the target once in 90 minutes vs Chelsea so I think Mendy’s clean sheet points will be safe.

Differential – Mee vs Watford (H)

The differential punt on Ben Mee paid off last week, with a clean sheet for Burnley that many managers on both FPL and Starting 11 missed out on.

Burnley are an extra couple of games into their season due to the Europa League qualifiers and at this stage, those extra opportunities for match fitness definitely outweigh any fatigue they may face later in the season.

Watford started their season well with a 2-0 win over Brighton and I can see Burnley potentially keeping them at bay this weekend.


Safe Pick – De Gea vs Brighton (A)

De Gea was unlucky to lose his clean sheet on Friday after a fortunate rebound off the post for Jamie Vardy gave the England international an easy tap in.

Brighton failed to record any shots on target against Watford last weekend. It’s going to be a long season for the Seagulls.

Differential – Dubravka vs Cardiff (A)

Despite their defeat, Newcastle impressed me last weekend and I thought were unlucky not to get an equaliser from the game against Spurs.

Cardiff on the other hand, favourites for relegation, lost 2-0 to Bournemouth and only had 1 shot on target.

I expect Newcastle to build upon last weekend and possibly taking their first win of the season.