Welcome to another edition of Forecasting Good Fixtures, in which we look at which teams could provide us with some good investments in the coming weeks in the Fantasy Premier League.
Last weekend we were void of Premier League action amid the FA Cup, but then we didn’t have to wait long as every club played in midweek to leave us with just two days to fiddle with our squads.
And there weren’t many shock results, with Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City, and West Ham United picking up the expected three points against lower opposition.
Leicester City, meanwhile, is still shocking the Premier League by winning yet another game, this time almost easily disposing Jurgen Kloop’s Liverpool side 2-0 at the King Power Stadium.
But not many would have seen Manchester United’ score coming, with the Red Devils winning 3-0 against Stoke City… which included two first half goals. UNBELIEVABLE.
As we look ahead, which Fantasy players have the opportunity to face smaller teams in their schedule?
Here are THREE TEAMS with Good Fixtures ahead of Gameweek 25.
Liverpool have a great opportunity to record back-to-back wins in their next two fixtures, with Sunderland travelling to Anfield before the Reds go to rock-bottom Aston Villa.
This would usually see many invest in the likes of Roberto Firmino (8.0) and possibility Alberto Moreno (4.9), but be aware that Jurgen Klopp’s men have a blank gameweek 27 that will be postponed to some other time in the season.
If you want to reap some quick rewards after a wildcard, Liverpool may offer some decent options in midfield and defence.
After a difficult run of three games against Arsenal, Leicester City, and Manchester United, Stoke City can turn their form around against lesser opponents in their next four fixtures.
The Potters host a defensively poor Everton side this weekend before games against Bournemouth (Away), Aston Villa (Home), and Newcastle United (Home)… all clashes that could provide us with some decent points from Stoke.
The main men will be goalkeeper Jack Butland (5.1), who has been terrific between the posts this season, and Marko Arnautovic (6.5), who already has seven goals and four assists to his name. Marc Muniesa (4.2) is a decent short-term option in defence, with Ryan Shawcross (4.8) out for a month with a back problem.
After five losses in succession, Crystal Palace can at least welcome the thought that they will have an easier set of fixtures this month as they look to regain the form that brought them up to the top half of the table.
Alan Pardew’s men face Swansea (Away), Watford (Home), West Brom (Away), and Sunderland (Away) in their next four.
This could see goalscoring centre-back Scott Dann (5.8) , pacey midfielder Wilfried Zaha (5.3), and even controversial striker, Emmanuel Adebayor (5.8) all on the monitor list to see whether they can find any sort of form.