Friday, 30 November 2018

Daily Fantasy Football Tips - Gameweek 14

Starting 11 is a new Daily Fantasy Premier League football game and app, which has gained in popularity since last year 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.

If you’d like to get involved this week by challenging us, simply create your lineups today via the free app.


Safe Pick – Sterling vs Bournemouth (H)

The form player in the league at this point of the season?  Sterling is on a hot streak with three goals and four assists in only three games.

This week Manchester City are at home to Bournemouth, who are on a three game losing streak and haven’t kept a clean sheet during that time.

With Liverpool continuing to keep Pep Guardiola on his toes, Manchester City can't afford to take chances resting players and will be looking for another big win this weekend.

Differential - Vardy vs Watford (H)
We can never rule out a cheeky punt on Jamie Vardy. His goal against Brighton last weekend was only his fourth of the season but when Leicester do score it’s more than likely that that he will be involved.

The opposition this week for Leicester are Watford. Like Bournemouth they have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last three games and last weekend leaked three goals at home to Liverpool.

Undefeated in four games now, the team are playing for each other and I fancy Leicester to win on Saturday.


Safe Pick - David Silva vs Bournemouth (H)

The Manchester City juggernaut can’t be stopped and in turn we are compelled to continue filling out this weekend's team with Pep Guardiola’s players.

While the headlines are certainly Sterling, Sane and Aguero, Silva continues to rack up the fantasy points and is a key player within this side. The Spaniard has scored in each of his last three games.

Can Bournemouth expect to stop them?

Differential – Mooy vs Brighton (H)

Ok, so this looks like a cheap pick given Mooy has done nothing all season then scores a brace unexpectedly against Wolves last weekend, but since I mention it – he does have the form.

The other reason he caught my eye was that Brighton have conceded eight penalties this season in thirteen games, no other Premier League side have conceded more! Seven of those eight ended up in the back of he net.

As the Huddersfield Town penalty taker, this makes him a worthy differential with form, the fixture and set pieces at hand.


Safe Pick – Laporte vs Bournemouth (H)

40 goals scored and only 5 conceded, we have to utilise Manchester City assets all over the pitch.

Laporte is the only defender to play every minute of every Premier League game for City so far this season, helping his side to 8 clean sheets from a possible 13 – arguably the most reliable defender to own.

We’ve all said he is offering a goal threat and despite not scoring in the league this season so far, he did score again in the Champions League this week. That should bode well for more attacking returns in the future.

Differential – van Aanholt vs Burnley (H)

We’ve not heard anything from 'PVA' for some time. He was a hot topic during pre-season and in a lot of fantasy sides on Twitter previously.

Well last weekend the Dutchman caught my eye once again, with three shots away to Manchester United, including one chance he really should have scored.

With a clean sheet in the bag, he has every chance of making it two on the bounce with a home fixture this weekend against Burnley.


Safe Pick – Ederson vs Bournemouth (H)

It’s a safe pick clean sweep for Manchester City, and who could argue against it? Maybe we should be selecting the maximum from one team for our Starting 11 line-ups?

With the best defensive record this season it makes perfect sense to have a Manchester City Defensive Stack at home to Bournemouth.

Differential – Allison vs Everton (H)
Purely due to the strength of Manchester City and them having the more favourable fixture, I am choosing Allison as my differential this week as I expect most managers to have Ederson in their Starting 11 sides.

Liverpool are matching City at the back so far, again with only five goals conceded and recording eight clean sheets from their opening thirteen games.

I believe Ederson is the more likely of the two to keep a clean sheet, but what Ederson is likely to have is more crucial save points which could prove to be vital in your Mini-League Winner Take All battles.

Before you go… This week Starting 11 have introduced a new Mini-League feature to their app, giving you the opportunity to compete in public or private leagues or two or more managers where the winner take all.  Download the app now and look out for my free to enter league this weekend.

Good luck!