I hope you enjoy the read, and I look forward to meeting you in the Live Chat! Friday, February 24Fulham vs WolvesThis game-week’s round of fixtures kicks off today with Fulham vs Wolves. Prediction: Southampton 2-1 Leeds~Leicester vs ArsenalThis week Arsenal travels to the King Power to challenge a Leicester side that has been in great goal-scoring form. Prediction: Arsenal 1-1 Everton~Liverpool vs WolvesThis is the final match of GW-25, and it is going to be interesting. Tell us your plans for GW-25 and then join us in the Live Chat below!
They’ve scored just twice in their last three, despite having the second most goals on the season. They are in games, but can they make the big plays (and avoid the big mistakes) needed to keep themselves safely mid-table? This is a much more settled team, not bleeding goals like early in the season after Niakhate’s injury. Newcastle has but a single loss this season, conceding just 13 goals — that’s eight fewer than the second best defense. Will it be the 1-0, grind it out for a win team?1 month ago Never Manage Alone
It features these marquee match-ups:Ajax vs LiverpoolBarcelona vs Bayern MunichRB Leipzig vs Real MadridBenfica vs JuventusDortmund vs Man CityTuesday’s early matches are RB Salzburg vs Chelsea and Sevilla vs Copenhagen, so we’ll see confirmed lineups for those four teams ahead of the transfer deadline. Napoli will host hapless Rangers in MD-5 to either win the group or maintain the three point lead over Liverpool. Weekend matches:Chelsea vs Man United - EPL - SaturdaySalzburg vs Stun Graz - Austrian Bundesliga - SaturdayAC Milan vs Monza - Serie A - SaturdayHNK Hajduk Split vs Dinamo Zaghreb - 1. The Danish champions visit Seville in MD-5 for low probability to take third place and an even lower probability to qualify for UCL knockout stages. DTuron’s fantasy UCL strategy is a must read for all fantasy managers.5 months ago Never Manage Alone
SATURDAYNottingham Forest v LiverpoolThis is the lone early match for Fantrax managers to see confirmed lineups before their deadline. It’s their rotating defense that has stepped up with two consecutive shutouts, including the massive win vs City. On the less bright side, they still have only five goals total on the season (only 1/3 of Haaland’s personal tally!) A win or good showing here makes a statement that the winner may be battling for a top four spot. The midweek loss to Southampton was Bournemouth’s first since their humiliation by Liverpool way back in August.5 months ago Never Manage Alone
After a fascinating and pretty unexpected Day 3 of the 2022 World Cup with the football giant Argentina losing 2-1 to Saudi Arabia and underdogs Tunisia drawing to Denmark, we now head into Day 4 of the biggest competition in the world. ETLocation: Lusail Stadium — Lusail, QatarFIFA World Ranking: 22 vs 12Croatia kicks off their campaign with a tough fixture against AFCON quarter-finalists Morocoo who are a difficult team to break. ETLocation: Education City Stadium — Al Rayyan, QatarFIFA World Ranking: 11 vs 24The Germans may possibly be the force to be reckon with, as they are going under the radar given their late performance and results. This Japanese team have just lost three in previous 17 fixtures in all competition so they have something going on their side too. ETLocation: Stadium 974 — Doha, QatarFIFA World Ranking: 7 vs 31Another team that is not grabbing much headlines is the almighty Spain who reached the Euro 2020 semi-finals and losing to eventual winners Italy in penalties.4 months ago Never Manage Alone
MidfieldersAndreas Pereira (£4.6m, Leicester v Fulham, Fulham v Chelsea)Priced at just £4.6m, Pereira has been a revelation for FPL managers this season. ~Martin Odegaard (£6.5m, Arsenal v Newcastle)On current form, Odegaard might be the best attacking midfielder in the Premier League right now. ~Gabriel Martinelli & Bukayo Saka (£6.8m & £8.1m, Arsenal v Newcastle)What an embarrassment of midfield riches Mikel Arteta has. ~Erling Haaland (£12.2m, Chelsea v Man City)Selected by 84.7% of managers, the bullish striker obviously needs no introduction. ~Aleksandar Mitrovic (£7.1m, Leicester City v Fulham, Fulham v Chelsea)Mitrovic confounded me when I left him on my bench due to uncertainty over his fitness in GW-17, and then he started and hit double figures.2 months ago Never Manage Alone
MD-7 Restart Build-UpOne game week of domestic football split UCL MD-7 into two parts. With the exception of Manchester City, all clubs playing this week have won their most recent domestic matches. In case you missed them, here are links to my UCL MD-7 Preview article, Chris’ Fantasy UCL MD-7 Player Picks article, and Guy’s Rate My MD-7 Team article. For your convenience, all of our MD-7 content can be found in the Round of 16, Leg 1 article stream. ~Real MadridFerland Mendy has been out of royal club squad since end of January due to injury and will miss out against Liverpool.1 month ago Never Manage Alone
Anthony Mantha would add his third of the season on the leftover power play just after Oshie’s marker. Drake Batherson responded with two power play goals in short order in the second to tie things back up. Two power play goals from a unit that looked like they would never score again about a week ago helped a ton. The legendary Pat Holden wrote a post on RMNB seven years ago about how Marcus Johansson is the absolute go-to for power play zone entries. a spirited session of soccer pic.twitter.com/tEUQc60fgy — Washington Capitals (@Capitals) October 20, 2022Remember all the nice things said about the first?5 months ago Russian Machine Never Breaks