Thursday, 7 March 2019

Daily Fantasy Football Tips - Gameweek 30




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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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FORWARDS


Safe Pick – 
Aguero vs Watford (H)

Would you dare not owning Sergio Aguero in a home fixture?  During his last three home league fixtures the Argentine has scored a staggering SEVEN goals.

Some say he’s tired and that Jesus is fit and ready to take his place?  We all know the risks with Pep but for me Aguero is a risk worth taking, besides on Starting 11 if he doesn’t start you can swap him out!

With relatively easy ties in the Champions League and FA Cup, I see those fixtures as the ones Jesus gets his chance – for now Manchester City need to keep the pressure on Liverpool and to do that they need Sergio Aguero's presence.

Differential Pick - Vardy vs Fulham (H)

Brendan Rodgers started his Leicester City reign with a defeat, however he has come out and said that Vardy is key to his plans and even a Leicester side in poor form can’t stop Vardy from being a nuisance to an opposition defence.

Since the sacking of Puel, Vardy has scored two goals in two games and this week faces Fulham.

Fulham are on a five game losing streak, conceding twelve goals in the process – can Vardy continue his party?




MIDFIELDERS


Safe Pick - Pogba vs Arsenal (A)

Away to Arsenal a safe pick?  Well that defence isn’t exactly water tight and with a fixture as important as this one it will take a big ego to step up and take control - egos don’t come much bigger than Paul Pogba.

A win this weekend would really put Manchester United in the driving seat for that final Champions League Qualification spot, giving them the chance to kick on and push for third in the league.

Pogba will want to put last weekend’s penalty miss behind him and be the hero once again.

Differential – Maddison vs Fulham (H)

One player who really deserves to be noticed even during the poor performances under Puel is James Maddison. No player has created more chances this season than him and he continues to sparkle from his number 10 position.

Has that creativity converted into fantasy returns?  Not really. With only one assist during his last six games – however the stats suggest this could change.

He has the form (at least from creating chances if not recording assists), he certainly has the fixture – I think a Maddison and Vardy double up is worth a punt this week.




DEFENDERS


Safe Pick – van Dijk vs Burnley (H)

The best defender in the world right now?  This is the question being thrown around lately and I have even heard Manchester United fans backing the Dutch centre-back.

Van Dijk has turned this Liverpool defence around rapidly, with the reds keeping four clean sheets from their last four games.

Burnley may have turned a corner lately but I fear Liverpool will be too much for them and Klopp will want a reaction after the draw against rivals Everton. Van Dijk is certainly here for his potential clean sheet points but let’s not forget he also scored twice against Watford last week.

Differential – Wan-Bissaka vs Brighton (H)

Wan-Bissaka is something of a fantasy football hero already and has a great future ahead of him playing at the top level.

After a short absence through injury, Wan-Bissaka returned last weekend to provide an assist in the 3-1 win over Burnley.

With nine clean sheets this season let’s see if Crystal Palace can make it ten vs Brighton this weekend.




GOALKEEPERS


Safe Pick – Allison vs Burnley (H)

The best defence in the league deserves a defensive stack this week as Allison joins van Dijk at the back, I’d even be half tempted to throw Robertson and Alexander-Arnold in the mix too – go big or go home!

Allison has had his wobbles at times this season, but in comparison to his predecessors he has been a huge success.

Having seventeen clean sheets from twenty nine Premier League appearances in your debut season is a fantastic achievement and along with van Dijk, has made Liverpool title challengers.

Differential – Boruc vs Huddersfield (A)

Since being given his opportunity during Gameweek 23, Boruc went on to keep a clean sheet during his first two games between the sticks.

Since then the clean sheets have dried up but his performances have continued to impress and the number of saves he is making have helped fantasy football managers justify the lack of clean sheets.

This week Bournemouth travel to goal shy Huddersfield Town, sitting bottom of the Premier League table, thirteen points from safety and having scored only fifteen goals during twenty-nine league games.




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