GAMEWEEK 38 PREMIER LEAGUE €100K FINALE.
It’s finally here – gameweek 38 and after a long season FanTeam has put on a mouthwatering contest with a €100,000 prize pool and with €10k to first place you are certainly going to need to find those hidden gems.
This is the next in a series of articles in which we will preview two of the Gameweek 38 fixtures with some hints and tips in helping you narrow down your player pool, so without further ado let’s get into it.
MANCHESTER CITY V ASTON VILLA
KICK OFF 16:00 BST
Everything is on the line here for City with a win needed to guarantee the League title and with Liverpool still within touching distance nothing can be taken for granted. Their opponents on Sunday are Aston Villa managed by Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard can he do his former club a huge favour.
So let us begin with City who has a huge array of talent to call upon with plenty of attacking options, usually, we have to pretty much guess the starting lineup as Pep Guardiola likes to rotate but as all lineups will be confirmed before the 16:00 deadline it should be pretty straightforward.
Gabriel Jesus (12.7m) in what looks like his last match for Manchester City looks in a prime spot for a great send off and furthermore, is slightly cheaper than some of the other attacking options, The forward can be a little inconsistent at times but did have a 4 goal game against Watford in gameweek 34. The Midfield trio of Kevin De Bruyne (13.4m) Riyad Mahrez (13.2m) & Phil Foden (12.8m) are all fine options and more than worthy of selection
Aston Villa doesn’t have anything to play for other than become party poopers and all are pretty cheap, I’m not in love with any but if you had to nail me down to one then Philippe Coutinho (6.7m) would be the guy. He has been pretty quiet of late but he is more than capable of finding the net. Emiliano Martinez is only (5.5m) and will be low owned and if you want to take a flier on a cheap goalkeeper looks like a good choice.
Prediction – can’t see anything other than a Home win 5-0
LIVERPOOL V WOLVES
KICK OFF 16:00 BST
Liverpool will have half an eye 35 miles up the road at the Etihad but all they can do is win and see what happens. Going to be interesting to see what sort of lineup Klopp puts out he rested 9 first-teamers in the midweek win against Southampton and with the Champions League final in mind he may well field a slightly weaker side.
Sadio Mane (12.7m) is a nice pivot off Mohamed Salah (13.7m) who is a doubtful starter. even if salah does play I would still play Mane and with 15 goals and 5 assists on the season, he should add to his numbers here. Luis Diaz (12.2m) and Diego Jota (13.0m) are both fine choices and have double-figure upside, Defensively all the Liverpool pieces look expensive so I would avoid them, if you are tempted Ibrahima Konate (10.3m) could surprise at a set-piece.
Wolves Haven’t got any incentive to win at Anfield so they don’t appeal to me as fantasy options all are super cheap and will be low owned cant see them keeping a clean sheet so I would avoid all the Defenders. Raul Jimenez (6.7m) could pop up with a goal he’s more than capable but hasn’t found the net since game week 28.
Prediction – Liverpool to finish the season in style 4-0
After finalizing your fantasy lineups why not head over to the sportsbook where there are a host of betting options and why not have a little flutter based on your fantasy teams
So a £20 bet would return £168.40 if both selections are successful
Man City / Aston villa over 4.5 goals and Liverpool / wolves over 3.5 goals
The Sportsbook lobby can be found by CLICKING HERE.
I hope this article has given you plenty of food for thought.
Best of luck with the Gameweek 38 premier league finale, I hope to see you on that leaderboard!
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
Once registered, or if you’re an existing FanTeam customer, the €100,000 Gameweek 38 Season Finale contest can be found in the Lobby, or by clicking here.
Gameweek 38 contest starts on Sunday the 22nd of May at 16:00BST/17:00CET.
Managers are welcome to enter multiple teams to this contest, for a higher chance of scooping that mouth-watering €10,000 first place prize or top 231 place pay out.