Tonight at 21:15 (CET) Fanteam continues with the Premier League and a huge €30,000 tournament to the top match between Tottenham Hotspurs and Manchester United.
Each team you send to the tournament costs only 20€, there is also a small version that costs only 2€.
But now after a small hint about the Pursuit Format we go directly to the preview of this big match!
This 30.000€ single match tournament will be played in Pursuit format again. This means that there will be no budget problems, but at the end of the tournament you will receive bonus points the more budget you have left.
More precisely, there are 0.4 points for every 1 million in budget that is left at the end.
So it can be worthwhile if you attach special importance to value for your money, while building your teams.
Although the game takes place in London, Manchester United is the slight favourite with a 40% probability of winning.
But Tottenham is close behind with 31%.
This is also due to the table constellation, Tottenham is on a disappointing 8th place with 41 points, Manchester United sits on 5th place with 45 points, but is only 3 points behind Chelsea’s first Champions League place 4.
But even Tottenham will be able to have a say in this, especially if they win today, so they would be 4 points behind Chelsea for the time being.
From the to score probability the game is quite average with 76% and 72%, the bookmakers see a 50/50 chance that at least 3 goals are scored in this match.
Let’s take a closer look now at the defensive and offensive of both teams, also in connection with Fanteam’s average prices for the expected line-ups.
Defensive & Offensive
On the defense it looks very balanced, Manchester United is on average 0.4M more expensive, but also has a 4% higher probability of a clean sheet.
On the offense it is very tricky, because Tottenham’s two key players Kane and Son are both extremely cheap at 7.0M and 5.5M and therefore push the average price of the Tottenham offense to only 6.8M.
That’s very good, of course, but as Son & Kane have always been a very popular duo in Premier League tournaments on Fanteam anyway, it will certainly be even more extreme at these prices today.
So in most Tottenham teams you will probably find both Kane and Son and probably also C (gives x2 points) and VC (gives x1.5 points) divided between them.
Because of this expected extreme distribution on Tottenham it might be interesting to swim against the current and to give Manchester United a chance in the offensive.
Players to watch
S. Aurier (Tottenham / 6.6M) DEF
Of course, Kane and Son should be the first two names here, but they are too obvious and too boring, especially because of their prices on Fanteam.
So I’m dedicating to another very important player for Tottenham on the defensive.
Aurier is by far Tottenham’s most offensive defender and has already scored 1 goal and 4 assists this season, especially with his crosses.
In the Champions League he also scored 1 goal and 2 assists in 5 games and for 6.6M he is a very good pick for me. Especially if you want to choose Tottenham strategically, but here you rather rely on the defense than on the offense with Kane & Son.
B. Fernandes (Manchester United / 8.5M) MID
Fernandes, who was transferred from Lisbon in winter for €55 million, was immediately the most important player for Manchester United.
Many attacks go through him and even as a good free kick taker he is always a threat for any opponent.
His numbers this season are impressive, he scored 8 goals and 7 assists in 17 matches for Sporting Lisbon in the League, 6 goals and 4 assists in 8 matches in the Europa League and also in the Premier League he scored 2 goals and 3 assists in only 5 matches for Manchester United.
Goal & assist scorers
We wish you good luck in our contest! You can enter the tournament here.