fantasy premier league captain choice GW2 – seeking out the options


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Here’s our fantasy premier league captain choice GW2 article. We look at the fixtures, the bookies odds, the FFGeek captain poll, the contributors picks and some stats to seek out the best captain choice.

fantasy premier league captain choice GW2 – seeking out the options

The fixtures

fantasy premier league GW2 captain choice

Bookies team odds to win

Odds to win for £1 staked

Arsenal v Burnley – £1.32 Aubameyang

Man City v Spurs – £1.35  Sterling, De Bruyne

Southampton v Liverpool £1.47 – Salah, Mane



The Bookies player odds

The odds are for £1 invested up to £2.20. They assume the player starts and ignores assist potential.

£1.75 – Aubameyang

£1.85 – Aguero

£1.91 – Sterling

£1.95 – Jesus

£2.00 – Lacazette, Salah

£2.05 – Pepe, Mane

£2.10 – Wilson, Kean, Pepe

£2.20 – Maupay, Murray, Firmino

The Captain Poll

The captain poll was opened at Thursday mid day so everyone who voted had the knowledge that Salah had played for the full 120 minutes.

fantasy premier league GW2 captain choice

The contributors captain picks

SalahSterling
Yaniv1
Andrew W1
Rob C1
Ben
Kris1
Sergio1
Prakhar1
Rob R1
Scott1
Alex B1
Rick1
Mikael1
Joe1
Jordan1
Chris1
Costas1
Keith1
Matt1
Kev1
Stephen1
Alex S

It should be noted that a few of the contributors are wavering on the basis that Salah played 120 minutes in the Super Cup on Wednesday and are thinking of switching to Sterling.

Salah vs Sterling stats

Salah away vs non top 6 stats in 18/19

Sterling vs top 6 at home in 18/19





Summary

Arsenal and Aubameyang are the favourites with the bookies and Sterling by a small margin has smaller odds than Salah

The polls are overwhemingly with Salah in terms of who is going to be FPL managers captain

The stats despite Sterling being against top 6 sides vs Salah against non top 6 sides are close.  However Sterlings were concentrated in 2 games and you can see that the game against Spurs last season was much tighter.

The FFGeek view

I’m definitely going with Salah.  While like everyone I’m concerned about Salah playing 120 minutes on Wednesday I don’t want to go against a poll for a highly owned player who can be very explosive.  Everyone who voted in that poll which was put up on Thursday had the information regarding the Super Cup minutes.

I think the outcome of the game could depend on whether Poch decides to go toe to toe with Pep or has to chase the game as that could end up in a big score.  If he plays very defensively  then that could make it a low scoring affair.

Good luck whoever you choose

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2 thoughts on “fantasy premier league captain choice GW2 – seeking out the options”

  1. I know Tottenham are away to Man City, but it’s hard to fathom that Harry Kane’s any time goal scorer odds are so poor (>$3 return for a dollar invested) that he doesn’t make the GW2 captaincy poll.

  2. No serious player would fathom captaining Kane away to City. Salah, Auba and Sterling were always going to top the poll.

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