Thursday, 27 September 2018

Daily Fantasy Football Tips - Gameweek 7



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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 Brighton (H)


The most consistent striker in the Premier League will be in familiar surroundings this weekend, as Brighton visit the Etihad. He will be a popular option in all fantasy football formats, no doubt.

Aguero’s home form is excellent - he’s returned in every home game, amassing 3 goals and 3 assists. Also, his starting berth looks secure after earning a rest in the EFL Cup.

He faces a Brighton defence that has leaked 11 goals to date, and have failed to keep a clean sheet. They’ve also conceded 3 penalties. Aguero should hopefully take his chances and capitalise.

Differential - Mitrovic vs Everton (A)

One man going quietly about his business this season is Mitrovic - he’s been a crucial player for Fulham and will be key to their survival in the Premier League.

Starting 11 managers would do well not to overlook the Premier League’s joint top scorer - 5 goals and 1 assist in the opening six games are impressive numbers.

The opposition doesn’t get much better than this: Everton have only managed one win this season, conceding 11 goals and failing to keep a clean sheet. Mitrovic should revel and will be a threat.






Midfielders


Safe Pick - Pogba vs West Ham (A)

Despite his recent issues with Mourinho, Pogba should be a safe way into the Manchester United attack in Gameweek 7, especially after he was rested in the EFL Cup on Tuesday.

Penalties have been crucial to his output so far, but the underlying numbers are encouraging: he’s had 17 shots in 6 games, including 10 on target and 9 attempted assists.

One of those attempted assists delivered last weekend against Wolves and this week it’s a West Ham defence that has looked far from secure - conceding 11 goals across 6 games. Can Pogba get his own back by stealing the headlines with a commanding display?

Differential – Maddison vs Newcastle (A)

Maddison is the differential option this Saturday, with a tasty looking trip up to Newcastle, where he will be looking to continue his hot streak.

With goals in consecutive Premier League games, his form is undisputed. Set pieces have been key so far, with a penalty and a free kick - he’s involved in much of Leicester’s attacking output.

The Newcastle defence have struggled this season, particularly at home. They’ve failed to win or keep a clean sheet on home turf, conceding 2 goals in each of the 3 home games, which will benefit Maddison and his teammates.
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Defenders


Safe Pick – Trippier vs Huddersfield (A)

Trippier has multiple opportunities to deliver points this weekend, with attacking returns and clean sheet potential both high on the agenda.

He has 1 goal and 2 assists already.  In addition, Huddersfield have one of the worst defences in the Premier League, conceding 14 goals since August.

Dare I say it - Spurs may as well be handed the clean sheet points right now: Huddersfield have scored a mere 4 goals this season and have yet to find the back of the net at home. It doesn’t get safer than this!

Differential – Doherty vs Southampton (H)

Elsewhere, Wolves will be fancying a clean sheet at home to Southampton and wing back Doherty is another player with potential of offensive and defensive returns,

Wolves have kept 2 clean sheets in their last 3 games with Doherty also chipping in with an assist. He has taken 9 shots, including 7 on target.

The Southampton attack has been particularly goal shy: Danny Ings' form has been hampered by not being able to play in Gameweek 6 and they could struggle against a Wolves team that have put in impressive displays against both Manchester clubs.





Goalkeepers


Safe Pick – Ederson vs Brighton (H)

Manchester City have consecutive clean sheets and will be aiming to keep things tight defensively again on Saturday, as they host Brighton.

Ederson has found form and saved 5 shots over the last 2 games.  The Brighton attack will struggle to break down this well organised City defence and the Seagulls have also failed to score in 2 of their 3 away games this season.

Differential – Fabianski vs Manchester United (H)

The Starting 11 scoring system favours those keepers who make plenty of saves, so Fabianski is expected to have another strong week against Manchester United.

He has made 30 saved since the start of the season.  Fantasy foorball managers will be particularly encouraged by the fact that he successfully managed a clean sheet against Chelsea last weekend.

Manchester United will provide another tough defensive test, so a clean sheet return may be a tall order, but saves will support his overall points total.