Footstock Fantasy Football Gameweek 25 Gold Contest teams revealed by contributor Holly Shand. Put your money where your mouth is by entering your Footstock Fantasy Football GW25 team into Footstock contests.
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Footstock Fantasy Football Gameweek 25
Gold contests are available for all of the single FPL Gameweek 25 fixtures between Saturday and Monday. The "PL GW25 Gold" covers all nine weekend fixtures, apart from the Friday Night Football between Wolves and Leeds United. There's also separate competitions for just the Saturday fixtures, plus contests for the five fixtures occurring across Sunday and Monday. In this article, the focus is on the Gold contests, where there is no limit on the number of stars allowed from the respective card ratings.
The prize pots sit at £1,500 for each contest and we have seen these pots approach £3,000 at the deadline.
It’s important to understand the Footstock Scoring Matrix when creating those lineups, as it does differ from FPL GW25 tips and is far more rigorous. Goals (20) are worth double the points of an assist (10), a win (6) is worth more than a clean sheet (5) for defenders.
Goalkeepers score 10 points for a clean sheet, which is double the amount a defender gains. This is important to note, with some prolific goalkeepers having a high base return.
Wingers like Adama Traore, Wilfred Zaha and Allan Saint-Maximin are particularly suited to the scoring matrix for their actions such as successful dribbles.
When picking a side, the win bonus is an important factor to bear in mind, so it doesn’t make sense to select players from opposing sides within the same lineup. As with GW25 FPL tips, the points ceiling is far higher for offensive players, so I tend to select more attacking lineups.
With no substitutes allowed, it's important to try and pinpoint players who still start, although we will have early team news for the opening fixture of the respective contests; Southampton vs Chelsea on Saturday, plus West Ham vs Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.
For the Gold contests, there's a minimum requirement across the ten players to have at least one goalkeeper, one defender, two midfielders and one striker. You are only permitted to enter a maximum of eight cards from one team.
We have nine Footstock Fantasy Football Gameweek 25 fixtures available here. Setting your lineup is similar to playing a Free Hit in Fantasy Premier League, although you aren't limited to three players per club, there's no set budget and very offensive formations are viable. When selecting lineups, it's important to first consider the likely winners, then identify potential goalscorers and assisters, clean sheet potential and those players with a high base points potential.
DGW25 clean sheet probability %
DGW25 clean sheet probability %
The big favourites for the week according to the bookies are Manchester United, Manchester City and Liverpool. The fixtures are much tougher to predict the outcomes for across Saturday, with the picture looking far clearer on Sunday. There's some big injury news to navigate too.
Taking all of the above data into account, I've constructed lineups for the various Gold contests on offer this week to create the best team for Gameweek 25.
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