DraftKings advice March 11: how you can win money this weekend
There might only be five Premier League fixtures to cast your eyes on this weekend, but that doesn’t mean the opportunities to win yourself some spending money are off the agenda.
Pick carefully with DraftKings and you can still plunder the points you need to beat the competition – and this weekend if you sign up with FourFourTwo, you’ll get free entry into the $12k Striker Contest with $1,000 going to first place.
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You can play via your browser, or the app (available on iOS or Android) – see the football lobby for all contests for the coming weekend.
Sound tempting? You betcha. So don’t get caught short and get a headstart with FFT’s advice below…
- Stoke vs Southampton (3pm)
- Bournemouth vs Swansea (3pm)
You’ll have to use all your cunning to rise above the rest with only two fixtures to play with. Stoke’s Jack Butland ($3,700) should be your go-to goalkeeper with Stoke hosting Southampton. The visitors have bagged only six goals in their last 10 Premier League away games, while Stoke have lost just one of their last six top-flight matches at the Britannia Stadium. Butland saved six shots at Chelsea last weekend (+12pts) and should still be kept reasonably busy here.
Defensively you’re looking for good full-backs in DraftKings, with points awarded for crosses (+1pt), tackles won (+1pt), interceptions (+0.5pts) and assists (+6pts). Southampton’s Matt Targett averages 8.8pts this season yet is well priced at $3,600; similarly, Kyle Naughton ($2,600) of Swansea who is a steady if unspectacular scorer. You won’t find much stronger out there than Cedric Soares ($4,500, average 10.1pts), though the Saints man doesn’t come cheap.
In midfield, draft Bournemouth’s Matt Ritchie ($6,600) – he’s averaged almost 16 points per game in his last six matches thanks to being a regular crosser out wide. You should be able to afford Swansea's Gylfi Sigurdsson at $7,500, who's by far the Welsh side's most valuable player with his penchant for a pass and eye for goal. Andre Ayew ($5,300) hasn't scored since late January, but will start and is worth a punt if you can afford him. In the other game, the only midfielder worth eyeing is Xherdan Shaqiri, who is pricy at $6,700 but scores highly because he takes corners (crosses 1pt) and supplies from wide positions regularly.
Up front, the dangerous Bournemouth duo of Max Gradel ($4,600) and Benik Afobe ($4,700) are sensible options with the Cherries playing at home.
Sacrifices will have to be made to fit this lot in, though. See our team below:
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