Gameweek 18: Win Money Playing Fantasy Premier League.
NaturalFootyFan returns with Gameweek 18 Daily Fantasy Football Tips for Fantasy Premier League, this week providing differential captain and attacking defender tips for Bet4TheBest.
Bet4theBest is a website that allows you to create a new FPL team each Gameweek, further emphasising the importance of fixture difficulty and players one-match potential.
With this in mind, and the fact Bet4TheBest feature a budget-free team selection, there is plenty of opportunity for you to make use of differential captains and attacking defenders who would often be ignored in the season-long format.
The website boasts top-heavy payout structures and smaller, more competitive, contests – the perfect chance to showcase your football knowledge and win some big cash prizes over the festive period.
As we touched upon above, choosing the correct ‘attacking defenders’ is pivotal in Bet4TheBest success. Their unique scoring system is centred around defender contribution, so it’s essential that you spend time preparing in this area.
Selecting the right ‘differential captain’ is another crucial element in Bet4TheBest. If you manage to play your cards right, your captain choice will essentially be the difference between making the cash spots and losing out.
It’s our job to point you in the right direction, so here’s our top player picks for Gameweek 18:
Attacking Premier League Defenders:
Nathaniel Clyne vs. Stoke (Home)
Liverpool’s most consistent fullback has snuck under the radar for the most part this season, quietly doing his business while creating more chances (28) than any defender in the Premier League this season.
Having watched Liverpool’s last couple of fixtures, Clyne seems due an assist after laying chance after chance on a plate for the likes of Roberto Firmino, Saido Mane and Divock Origi.
Marcus Alonso vs. Bournemouth (Home)
To be honest, everyone should and most likely will have the Spaniard in their B4B XI this week. He’s basically playing as a left-winger and has spent the majority of his time in the opposition’s half this season.
Over the last six gameweeks, Alonso has ranked 2nd only to our other pick Nathaniel Clyne, for touches in the opposition’s half (262) and touches in the final third (190). Although he does come out on top for total attempts on goal (9).
Differential Captains For Gameweek 18:
Harry Kane vs. Southampton (Away)
Yes he might be out of favour, well putting it more accurately he’s the most hated man in the Fantasy Football community at the moment, however, there’s no point on writing him off and we bet there’s a lot of people who have a feeling that transferring him out will come back to bite them.
Despite what appears a tough fixture on paper, the majority of daily fantasy players will turn a blind eye on the mis-firing Englishman when playing against a Southampton side who have kept three consecutive clean sheets at home.
This is why Kane will be such a huge differential in Gameweek 18. Our thinking is that Southampton have had a severe lack of goals scored this season and will use the confidence gained by their 3-1 victory last week to propel themselves head first into this one… and in doing so, will leave space at the back for Kane and co. to exploit.
Andy Carroll vs. Swansea (Away)
The big striker may have failed to find the net in his last two fixtures, but he has made more than twice as many touches inside the opposition’s penalty box (21) than Ibrahimovic over this period.
He has also been handed a chance every 19.9 minutes, which is a better average than any striker who has played over 90 minutes over the last two gameweeks. For example, Diego Costa has had a chance every 36.8 minutes. Dimitri Payet has created 63 goalscoring chances in the Premier League this season, which is always a bonus for Carroll.
We know this isn’t a sure reason to trust him, especially with that poor conversion rate given the amount of chances he’s had, but nevertheless, he’s definitely worth a punt versus a leaky Swansea defence. Our advice is to pick and captain him in one of the less expensive Bet4TheBest tournaments on offer.