Daily Fantasy Premier League Preview: Week 10

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We’re into Week 10 for the 2018-19 Premier League season and it is shaping up to be a cracker at both ends of the table. As it stands, two points separate the top five and just five separate the bottom seven.

Speaking of crackers, PlayON’s Daily Fantasy Premier League competitions are here for the whole round, offering the chance to turn your fantasy knowledge into cold hard cash.

You’ve had nine rounds to warm up and identify your best picks. If that is not enough, I have also gone through the games and picked out my choices, starting with the six games on offer this Saturday.

Brighton v. Wolves

A surprise defeat to Watford last out, but Wolves have still made a strong start and sit in the top half of the league in their first season back. Brighton snuck a third win of the season, with their only shot on target against Newcastle, and are just three places behind the visitors.

This will be an interesting one. Wolves are keeping it tight but Brighton’s target man has been on fire. Best bet might be leaving out the defenders in this one, although if Murray misses out after the head clash, load up on the away team’s players.

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If he plays, you cannot look past the form of Glenn Murray (£10m). Five goals for the season so far is a solid return in a Seagulls side that has only scored ten in total.

He did leave the Newcastle game fifteen minutes in after a heavy head knock and is a bit of a doubt for the weekend. All eyes on team sheets before pulling the trigger.

Value Pick

If Murray does not play, your replacement gun for this one is your value pick, Matt Doherty (£7.2m). The full back is in sublime form, with a goal, two assists and four clean sheets this season, leading to a PlayON average of 1317, the highest of all the players in this game.

If Murray misses out, I back Wolves to take the upper hand and Doherty to push forward in search of more attacking stats,

Fulham v. Bournemouth

A loss to Cardiff last out continued Fulham’s poor start to the season and pushed them into the drop zone. Bournemouth were held by Southampton, but remain in the top six.

The Cottagers have a great attack, but look very susceptible at the back – they are conceding nearly three a game and have yet to record a clean sheet. The Cherries have three clean sheets, but still concede a couple themselves.

My DFS squads would be featuring the attack-minded players from both sides here.

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With four goals and an assist for the season, Joshua King (£10.5m) has surpassed Callum Wilson as the Cherries top striker, from a DFS viewpoint at least.

The forward averages just shy of 1300 and has played close to a full game for all of the nine rounds so far alongside Wilson.

Job security and a good return, what’s not to like?

Value Pick

At the other end of the pitch and in the opposite colours, five goals and two assists for Aleksandar Mitrovic (£10.1m) has seen him score at over 1500 even in a struggling side.

While the hosts have lost a few games, they seem to score in most and the Serb is the one involved in a lot of those, making him worth the investment.

POD Pick

A relative unknown who may have snuck under the radar for non-Cherries fans, David Brooks (£7.2m) has seen so good game time this season and has bagged two goals along the way! An average of 975 for the rock bottom price is value for someone who might be missing from a few other sides.

Liverpool v. Cardiff

A 1-0 triumph over Huddersfield extended Liverpool’s unbeaten start to nine games. Cardiff’s win over Fulham moved them out of the relegation places at the expense of their opponents.

The stats do not bode well for the away side. They have played the Reds twice at this level and have lost heavily both times. On a good run and at home, I cannot look past all Liverpool players for DFS.

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I backed him over Mane last week and Mo Salah (£16.8m) delivered, bagging the winner and keeping his average above 1500 for PlayON owners.

Still a quieter season than his barnstorming debut year, but the Egyptian will keep scoring, especially in this one where the Reds could put some goals on the Bluebirds.

Value Pick

With six clean sheets in nine games, Liverpool ‘keeper Alisson (£8.1m) is one of only five stoppers to average over 1000 from the days games. Not a bad shout to add a seventh here, the Brazilian would be my choice between the sticks.

POD Pick

32 saves for the season means Neil Etheridge (£6.8m) has a PlayON average of 1000+ with only two clean sheets. If you don’t want to spend big on Alisson, this might be the cheaper option as he will not be in too many sides given the opponents, but could see opportunity to make a few more saves here.

Southampton v. Newcastle

Two struggling sides here, with just one win between them over the first nine games, both having trouble finding the net.

The Premier League history has seen the sides meet 34 times before, with Southampton leading 15-12. The Magpies came away 3-0 winners last time they met and the recent history has a few goals in it, but on current form this will probably be a scrappy one, with limited DFS points on offer.

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The history and home ground advantage tilts this slightly in the favour of the hosts. In that scenario, the most likely to find the net for them is Danny Ings (£8.7m)  who has three for the season already, as many as he has managed in total over the last three years.

If you are opting for anyone from this fixture, he is probably your man.

Value Pick

The goals have dried up over the last few weeks, but Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (£7.7m) still boasts a DFS average of 1300. If he can supplement that with more goals or assists here, there is a big score on the horizon.

Watford v. Huddersfield

Watford’s win over Wolves last week puts them somewhat back on track, while the Terriers remain winless and in the bottom three.

Both meetings last season went the way of the visitors, by a total margin of 5-1. On current form though, I can’t look past the hosts and have made my picks accordingly.

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A return to form last out for Abdoulaye Doucouré (£9.6m). Two assists in round nine take his average for the season to 1065. Playing every minute so far, you only have to look at his seven goals and four assists from last season as an example of what he can do when he gets going.

Value Pick

Another, ever-present for the Hornets, Etienne Capoue (£8.3m) got his first goal of the season against Wolves, boosting his average to the 1150 mark. Cannot argue with that average for the price, particularly in a game Watford should go well in.

Leicester v. West Ham

Closing out Saturday’s action is a meeting between two sides looking to avoid three losses on the bounce. Both sides with a mixed bag start so far, the Foxes have scored double the goals but conceded slightly more than their opponents also.

I see both of these teams troubling the scorers, taking defenders out of the equation for your PlayON squads.

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Quiet games for players on both sides, with the losses in the last couple. Before that, the goals for Leicester were coming through Jamie Vardy (£12.1) who would remain the key striker for the Foxes.

From a West Ham side, the goal threat is likely to come from Marko Arnautovic (£11.6m), as it has for most of the season.

Arguments can be made for finding space for both in your sides, but if you had to pick one, I would opt with the home side and Vardy.

Value Pick

Since coming into the side, James Maddison (£10.1m) continues to go from strength to strength and has three goals and two assists so far. Likely to be on a lot of dead ball situations, increasing opportunities for assists and goals and to maintain or better his near-1400 average.

 

Got the perfect line up to make Week 10 profitable? Head to the Games Lobby to enter your teams and turn points into prizes. Then, I’ll see you back here to preview the rest of this weekend’s games.

Good luck!

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