Paddy Power have recently launched their new daily fantasy game, with cash prizes on offer every single day of Premier League action!
Here at Fantasy Football Hub, we are going to be getting involved in the big money contests and sharing plenty of tips to help you play and win too.
We are entering the Blue Ribbon tournament for Gameweek 26 – the £5K Saturday EPL Wonder Strike. There’s a £5,000 prize pool guaranteed to be won, with 1st place scooping a tidy £1,000. We will also be entering the £400 Sat EPL Equalizer (£1 single entry), the £300 Sat EPL Toe Poke (£0.25 entry) and the £1k EPL Free Play.
Paddy Power Daily Fantasy Rules and Strategy
Take a look back at the Gameweek 8 article if you want a thorough breakdown of how these differ from Fantasy Premier League and other Fantasy games.
£5K Sat EPL Wonder Strike (£1K to 1st)
The tournament we’ll be covering here is for the two games from the Saturday kick-offs, with prize money given out to the top entrants. Finishing in the lowest prize spots will guarantee you at least double the very reasonable £4.44 entry fee.
With only two games on offer there will be less variance and you will have an edge over the other competitors that don’t have access to a statistical analysis.
Clean Sheet Odds
Daily Fantasy Scoring – how do I utilise stats to help make my decision?
Using Fantasy Football Hub’s OPTA stats you can create customised tables to help you to identify the best assets for each position. I have transferred the information to Excel, as I want to filter out all of the players that don’t feature in the specific fixtures for this game and I’m looking at the last four Gameweeks.
It’s quite simple here, the bulk of your points come from Clean Sheets (CS) and saves:
Apart from goals and assists, the big points come from defenders that create a lot of chances and those that get a lot of shots on target:
Similar to defenders, apart from goals and assists, the big points come from a lot of chances created and shots on target:
Daily Fantasy – My Lineups
Pickford (£14) has the best Clean Sheet (CS) odds, with the other teams having a fairly low chance and ultimately the Goalkeeper success is determined by whether or not a CS is achieved.
Foster (£11) with two previous CS in his last four games I feel he offers more CS potential than the other two options despite having a lower saves total than Ryan.
With no points awarded for a CS I’ve gone for the defenders that have high number of Shots on Target (SoT) and Chance Creation (CC) registered.
Digne (£14) really stands out with a combined total of nine CC and SoT, which is more than double the rest. He also has the most assists (two).
Dunk (£13) – has been chosen to partner him due to his all round attributes. He has a combined total of four (CC plus SoT), he has made the most successful passes and his combined defensive stats (Clearances + Blocks + Interceptions + Tackles Won) which suggest he should be able to pick up points from a number of different sources.
With such a small selection available I thought it would be sensible to hedge this, as the game will be won or lost on picking up the small handful of players that score or assist.
Deeney (£19) – if you combine the CC and SoT his total of 14 is miles ahead of the rest, he’s backed it up with two goals + an assist in the last four games and he’s on penalties. I also think that Brighton are probably the weakest defence out of the four teams.
Pereyra (£15) – for that reason I’ve doubled down on my Watford attack, his stats aren’t great because he’s missed the last few games, however with Sarr injured he’s primed to benefit in the attacking right wing role and he’s already picked up two goals recently.
Doucoure (£13) – in fact I’ve tripled up on the Watford attack, the duke has a combined total of seven (CC + SoT), he’s picked up a goal + assist recently and playing in the hole, he will be heavily involved for any Watford attacks.
Mooy (£12) – although a budget option, I think Mooy offers great value with a combined total of seven (CC + SoT), he takes some set pieces for Brighton and plays in the hole making him instrumental to their attack.
DCL (£19) – only Deeney is above him when it comes to goal threat and although Palace are fairly solid, he looks the most likely to score for Everton.
Zaha (£17) – with Foster as my Goalkeeper this is my hedge against the Everton CS. Zaha has reasonable goal threat + creativity, he wins the most fouls and if Palace get anything from this game he’s highly likely to be involved.
Capoue (£14) – adding to my Watford love in, he has the best overall defensive stats when you combine his clearances, blocks, interceptions and tackles. This should see him rack up the points, as Brighton tend to keep more possession, which will give him lots of defensive opportunities.
McCarthur (£12) – this is my budget option, he also has similar defensive stats to Capoue but a higher CC + SoT total, which makes him a good all round asset.
I will be re-entering my Wonder Strike lineup into the £400 Sat EPL Equalizer (£1 single entry), the £300 Sat EPL Toe Poke (£0.25 entry) and the £1k EPL Free Play. This requires zero effort, as I can just select to duplicate the Wonder Strike entry.
New Customer offer, min £5 deposit. Your qualifying entry will be your first settled paid entry. No refund will be applied if you finish in the prize positions. Refunds will be processed within 48 hours after the contest has settled. Max £20 refund. T&Cs apply.
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