Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 25: Forecasting Bad Fixtures

After looking at the teams that are set to face some pretty tasty fixtures, we are now forecasting those that may not be happy with their schedule list.

But first let’s see how the ‘big teams’ performed against their opponent in the midweek clash.

Last week, we predicted Arsenal as the team that would pick up wins over the next few games, but they stumbled against Southampton on Wednesday in a 0-0 draw.

Crystal Palace were also supposed to make easy work of Bournemouth, but the newly promoted club beat the Eagles to dampen their appeal.

Meanwhile, Leicester City were touted as the team that should struggle, but as usual, the flying Foxes easily disposed Liverpool 2-0 in spectacular fashion.

So while we do forecast teams that have an encouraging or unfavourable run of games, it does not guarantee that the predicted outcome will occur!

Here are THREE TEAMS that you should avoid in the upcoming gameweeks.

Manchester United

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Manchester United have suddenly gotten rid of their boring tag in recent fixtures, lately demolishing Stoke City at Old Trafford 3-0.

However, the Red Devils will come against a rather tricky set of games, with Chelsea (Away), Sunderland (Away), Arsenal (Home), and Watford (Home). Away games with the Blues and the Black Cats could even see manager Louis van Gaal revert his team back to a defensive unit, lessening their appeal.

This should warn managers against drafting in the likes of Wayne Rooney (10.0) and Anthony Martial (7.5) in attack for the time being, and unless you already have a Man United defender, it’s best to avoid them as well.

Sunderland

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Sunderland put in one of their best performances of the season against Manchester City on Tuesday, but they were unrewarded with the Sky Blues beating them 1-0 thanks to an early Sergio Aguero goal.

Sadly for the Black Cats, they have to face three of the teams chasing for a place in Europe starting with Liverpool (Away) this weekend, before games against Manchester United (Home), and West Ham United (Away).

Sam Allardyces’ men are unlikely to pick up many points during this run, but if they do, their fixtures ease up afterwards and there could be some interesting Fantasy Premier League assets in the future.

Manchester City

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Title-favourites Manchester City may have two home games in succession, but it’s against the two teams nobody wants to be facing at the moment.

City host Leicester City and then Tottenham Hotspur in the next two gameweeks in what could be the defining games in the title race, but what makes it a real worry for drafting in Sky Blues stars is their blank gameweek 27.

Sergio Aguero (13.5) is very likely to be kept by owners in anticipation of a double gameweek in the future, but to make sure you have 11 players for Gameweek 27, avoid other assets like David Silva (10.0), Yaya Toure (8.6), and even Bacary Sagna (5.8) for now.