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 28 – the £10K Saturday EPL Wonder Strike. There’s a £10,000 prize pool guaranteed to be won, with 1st place scooping a tidy £2,000 and a prize for the top 685 positions. We will also be entering the £600 Sat EPL Equalizer (£1 entry) and the £700 EPL Toe Poke (£0.25 entry).
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.
£10K Sat EPL Wonder Strike (£2K to 1st)
The tournament we’ll be covering here is for the five games from the afternoon and early evening evening kick-offs on Saturday, 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 entry fee.
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
Fabianski (£11) does well on the saves and although the CS odds are only 25%, the points from a Goalkeeper are so low that I would prefer to spend my budget in attack.
With no points awarded for a CS I’ve gone for the attackers that have high number of Shots on Target (SoT) and Chance Creation (CC) registered.
Alexander-Arnold (£15) is basically an attacker that is classed as a defender, which makes him a bargain for his price and he’s recorded the highest combination of Chances Created and Shots on Target. Watford are going to concede goals and he’s got a great chance of being involved.
Alonso (£13) is a punt and I might change him if there’s any news in the press conference. He’s started the last two games in a wing back position, which is where he picks up a lot of goals and assist. His stats look great and although he picked up a red card in the UCL, there’s a good chance he will play in the league. Bournemouth haven’t kept a Clean Sheet (CS) in their last four games, which should play right into his hands.
I’ve taken a few risks here, as the stats have identified some great mid priced options and I also think there’s value in opposing Salah / Mane because of how highly selected they will be:
Firmino (£19) fading Salah and Mane is a huge risk but going without a Liverpool attacker is madness (Watford have a 13 chance of a CS). Bobby’s xG is sky high and he’s definitely “due” a goal plus he’s also very creative with three assists from seven chances created.
Fraser (£11) offers great value at his price, Chelsea are quite solid defensively but he offers decent potential of returning with eight chances created and Chelsea are prone to conceding goals. He also get fouled a lot (nine times), which is another avenue for points.
McNeil (£16) could be an explosive option, as both him and Burnley look on great form at the moment. He’s created 10 chances in the last four and he showed in the last match that he’s more than capable of scoring.
Armstrong (£14) similar to McNeil only Salah has a higher combination of chances created and shots on target than these two. West Ham certainly concede a lot of chances too. I don’t normally like playing an attacker against my Goalkeeper but his price is exceptional value given the stats.
I will be re-entering my Wonder Strike lineup into the £600 Sat EPL Equalizer (£1 single entry) and the £700 Sat EPL Toe Poke (£0.25 entry) . 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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