Ahead of Gameweek 3, FantasyBet have published their sought-after Bookies Advantage article on the FantasyBet Blog. Not only have they done this, but they’ve also shared with us this week’s dream team, an FPL team created using the unbiased data provided to us in the form of clean sheet and goalscorer odds.
The team is bound to a £100m budget like FPL, which means certain players have been omitted to ensure the lineup can be used our fantasy contests.
The Bookies Dream Team For Gameweek 3
Hugo Lloris has been selected between the sticks as Tottenham look to record their first clean sheet of the season. The Bookies have handed them a 59% implied chance to record a shutout against visitors Newcastle.
The defence is comprised of three of the four defenders most likely to score in Gameweek 3. Matt Doherty (21%), Lucas Digne (20%) & Harry Maguire (14%) join last season’s assist king Trent Alexander-Arnold (11%) to make up a very attacking back four.
Raheem Sterling’s probability to score anytime in Gameweek 3 is the same as his teammate Sergio Aguero (59%), but we’ve opted for the Englishman as he’s listed as a midfielder and therefore receives more points per goal and also a point should City keep a clean sheet.
Joining him in the midfield is our differential, Son Hueng-min (51%) who returns from a 2-match ban, in-form Anthony Martial (47%) and budget enabler Mason Mount (33%).
In attack, we’ve opted for Harry Kane (67%) who is by far the most heavily implied to score in Gameweek 3, alongside Teemu Pukki (50%) who is backed by the bookies despite facing Chelsea.
If you’re opting for any of the aforementioned dream team players, why not make the weekend twice as exciting by also backing them on FansBet?
We’ve scanned the market and cherry picked our five favourite bets. Here’s what we’re backing and why:
City boast a 100% record versus Bournemouth, scoring an average of 3+ goals in their eight wins since 2015/16. Eddie Howe limited them to just a single goal in their away victory last season, however, Man City had 17 shots, 14 corners and 80% possession.
Crystal Palace are one of only two clubs who are yet to score in the Premier League. They were held off by Everton in Gameweek 1 and then comfortably by newly-promoted Sheffield United in Gameweek 2. United have upgraded in defence and have conceded once in their opening two matches.
Tottenham had an incredible 31 goal attempts in Gameweek 1 as Aston Villa attempted to soak up the pressure and surge forward on the counter. Similar can be expected of Newcastle with Kane and co. camping in the final third. Kane opened the scoring the last time Spurs hosted Newcastle and will be confident of breaking the deadlock again.
Liverpool have scored nine times in their last two home matches against Arsenal and we are ready to put our money on another flurry of them this weekend. In Unai Emery’s debut season, there was an average of 3.5 goals per game in his 10 fixtures against top-six opposition – Arsenal conceding 21 of the 35 goals involved.
There’s nothing stopping Pukki at the moment, he’s the top-scorer in the Premier League and a home fixture against Chelsea won’t faze him. Norwich created multiple chances in their opener at Anfield and Frank Lampard’s backline, although improving, looks shaky.
*all odds are subject to change
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