Wednesday, 27 March 2019

Daily Fantasy Football Tips - Gameweek 32

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Safe Pick – 
Aguero vs Fulham (A)

The stand out fixture on Saturday is Manchester City visiting Craven Cottage, hoping to extend their league at the top of the Premier League table with Liverpool not playing until Sunday.

Having had two weeks’ rest over the international break, Sergio Aguero is fresh and ready to take on a poor Fulham defence and chase the 2018/19 Golden Boot.

With 18 goals this season and finding the back of the net every 107 minutes, Aguero goes straight into the majority of Gameweek 32 sides and will most likely be my Starting 11 captain this week.

Differential Pick - Batshuayi vs Huddersfield (H)

As a template team forms with Free Hits on FPL, one man still owned by only 1.8% of fantasy football managers is Michy Batshuayi – will he be overlooked on Starting 11 too?

Since his move to Crystal Palace, Batshuayi has scored twice during four starts and this week faces bottom of the table Huddersfield Town.

The Terriers have conceded seven goals during their last three league games and I expect Palace to enjoy themselves on Saturday.


Safe Pick - Pogba vs Watford (H)

After a disappointing defeat to Arsenal followed by their exit from the FA Cup to the hands of Wolves, I expect Manchester United to bounce back against Watford during Gameweek 32 and press on to claim a top 4 position.

Key to any Manchester United performance is Paul Pogba, who has had to play more disciplined roles during the team’s injury crisis. However with Matic and Herrera both fit I expect Pogba to return to his number 10 role.

Watford are going well in the FA Cup but in the league they have conceded ten goals in only three games and their fans are having to endure unpredictable performances which bodes well for United's attack.

Differential – Sigurdsson vs West Ham (A)

Everton and West Ham are two sides that we all struggle to predict results for. Everton lost to Newcastle then beat Chelsea, while West Ham were on the brink of a 3-1 defeat to Huddersfield before wining 4-3. 

On set pieces and playing as a number 10, any goals Everton do score are likely to have an involvement from their Icelandic midfielder.

What may surprise some of you (it did me) is that 'Siggy' has now scored twelve goals this season in addition to his three assists. The only midfielders to have scored more are Salah, Mane and Hazard.


Safe Pick – Laporte vs Fulham (A)

Saturday’s clean sheet banker appears to be with Manchester City, the second best defence in the league coming up against the third worse attack.

Manchester City, having kept four clean sheets from their last five games now have their back line strengthened with the return of centre-back Laporte.

Fulham on the other hand have lost their last seven games and have only scored four goals during that period.

Differential – Doherty vs Burnley (A)

Matt Doherty has been a gem this season - a defender playing effectively as a winger is a fantasy football dream and he continues to find himself in and around the opposition box – move over Marcus Alonso!

Wolves have their heads up, they are playing some fantastic football, have just deservedly knocked Manchester United out of the FA Cup and are looking like bringing European football to Molineux next season.

Doherty has three goals and six assists this season, but to be honest that could have been so much more – can he continue to threaten vs Burnley on Saturday?


Safe Pick – De Gea vs Watford (H)

As I said earlier, I expect Manchester United to bounce back this weekend and in doing so put their top four push back on track – David De Gea has been key to Manchester United’s results and I feel this week he will take home a clean sheet.

Since Solskjaer took on the reigns at Manchester United, clean sheets have been few and far between – but the defensive performances of Lindelof and Smalling have steadily improved and with their protection I think we can see more value in owning United’s defensive assets between now and the end of the season.

Even if Watford do find a way through, De Gea currently has the third highest number of saves this season with 97 already chalked up.

Differential – Guaita vs Huddersfield (H)

As West Ham were blowing bubbles, Huddersfield Town hearts were breaking – as the Terriers let a 3-1 lead slip and lost the game 4-3.

How can Huddersfield recover from that?  I’m not sure they can and they could be relegated on Saturday when they travel to Palace.  Although Palace have struggled for goals at times this season they have done well at the back compared to the teams below them, I wouldn’t be surprised to see a Palace clean sheet on Saturday and a Palace defensive stack could be a gamble which pays off. 

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Good luck!