After a week off for FA Cup action, the Premier League returns this weekend with not one but two Friday night games, just to keep you on your toes.
Never ones to be caught out, PlayON are back too, with Daily Fantasy offering available all through the weekend. Plenty of chances for you to make some cash then!
To help with that, I have, as always, gone through the games and picked out my best plays. From must-have guns to money-saving value picks, with the odd POD pick thrown in to really set you apart.
Cardiff v. Watford
Wins for both last out and both unbeaten in two. That’s where the similarities end however, with Watford flying in the top half while Cardiff sit just above the drop zone.
If the 3-2 Hornets’ win back in December is anything to go by, there will be goals. On that basis, I’ll be avoiding the defenders here.
The best average in this game, and far and away the highest scoring outfield player, is Abdoulaye Doucouré (£11.3m).
Returning to the side last round after a few weeks out, the midfielder has an average of 1270, driven by three goals and five assists. If he finds the form he was showing just a few appearances ago, he could well be the one to win this game for the Hornets.
An assist last out, his second of the season to go with four goals, Callum Paterson (£6.7m) is value for his near-1000 average.
A solid run in the side too, so little-to-no danger of rotation. If he can snag an attacking stat here, he will score well above his current pricing.
One to watch the team sheets for. With limited minutes across random sub appearances, Andre Gray (£6.7m)’s average of 510 will put a few off.
However, when he has been given a go, his goals to games ratio is not too bad. Plus he popped up with the winner last out, his fourth goal in less than nine matches’ worth of game time.
If that earns him a start here, jump on. Other might not and he could be the one to set you apart.
West Ham v. Fulham
Not ideal viewing for these sides of late, with just a win each in the last five. The Hammers do boast back to back draws however, including a 1-1 against Liverpool.
Fulham have just four wins all season, and just four wins against the Hammers in 21 previous encounters.
I can’t see past the home team for this one, but with minimal clean sheets on either side, you could fit the odd Cottagers’ forward in your sides.
A goal and assist in his last two, Michail Antonio (£9.1m) is starting to hit his straps again. Three goals and five assists for the season sees him move to an 1120 average.
A cheaper alternative to Anderson, but still one of the major threats for the Hammers.
A quieter few rounds goal and assist-wise for Robert Snodgrass (£7.3m) but the 940 average is still value at his price.
Back a few weeks, he hit a good vein of form, bagging his two goals and three assists for the season across four games. If he can recapture that form here, he shapes as even better value than he currently seems.
Two games in, and Friday over and done with. At least it will be once you’ve headed to the Games Lobby and entered your teams at PlayON.
Plenty more action coming your way over the course of the weekend, so I’ll see you back here for Saturday’s preview.