BLUNTY’S UMAXIT TIPS GW32

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And we’re back. Each week, I make  predictions in an effort to help you all with your UMAXit tipping. I’ve also chucked in now 2 players I think will be crucial to the result which may help with your FPL.

Game 1:
Middlesbrough (19th) v (14th) Burnley

Head to Head:
Middlesbrough: 23 Draw: 18 Burnley: 25

This season: Burnley 1-0 Middlesbrough (EPL Dec 26)

Both teams coming off promotion, and they saw one win, loss & draw each in the prior campaign (2x Championship matches & an FA Cup Tie)

Form Guide (last 10 League games)
Middlesbrough: 0-4-6 (20th)
Burnley: 2-3-5 (16th)

Boro have had a shocking recent run, winless in their last 10. Burnley’s travel woes still see them winless away from home with just 3 draws from 15 games.

Players to Watch:
Middlesbrough: Negredo – Boro need to score, Negredo the most likely to do so.

Burnley: Ben Mee – the centre back has a strong recent record with Burnley keeping another clean sheet at home last outing. Can see Mee helping the Clarets to another one

Prediction: Draw 0-0

If Burnley are going to win an away game this year, surely it’s this one (they do have chances with Everton, Crystal Palace & Bournemouth away games to come). Proven track record suggests they won’t win though can’t see Boro winning.

Game 2:
West Brom (8th) v (9th) Southampton

Head to Head: West Brom: 24 Draw: 24 Southampton: 27

This season: Southampton 1-2 West Brom (Dec 31
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Quite an even fixture over time. Since Saints promotion in 2012, they have won 3 & drawn 2 against the Baggies, who have won 4 over the Saints in that time.

Form Guide (last 10 games overall) West Brom: 4-3-3 (8th)
Southampton: 4-1-5 (13th)

Sitting 8th on table, Baggies have 8th best home record with 9 wins from 15, including 3 of last 4. Saints sit 9th on table, with 9th best away record winning 4 of 15 away (3 draws).

Player to Watch:

West Brom: Foster – The custodian for Albion should keep a clean sheet if the Saints doubtful forwards don’t play.

West Brom: Rondon – while Foster can look after the back, someone needs to score for the points, and I’d be looking at Rondon to do so

Prediction: West Brom (2-0)

The Baggies have been good value at home this campaign and against a Saints side with Austin & Van Dijk already on the injury list and with Gabbiadini, Davis & Bertrand all doubtful with minor injuries, Albion should take the points.

Game 3:
Stoke City (12th) v (3rd) Liverpool

Head to Head: Stoke City: 36 Draw: 40 Liverpool: 75

This season: Liverpool 4-1 Stoke (Dec 27)

Liverpool have long dominated this fixture, winning 6 of the last 7 league matches against the Potters (only exclusion is the infamous 6-1 final day demolition Stoke inflicted in Steven Gerrard’s final game)

Form Guide (last 10 League games) Stoke 2-3-5 (17th)
Liverpool 4-3-3 (6th)

Stoke are winless from their last 3, while Liverpool will be a little worried facing another bottom-half side, with the Reds’ only losses coming against bottom half opposition with depleted attacking options headlined by the recent knee injury to Sadio Mane (Lallana, Ings, Henderson also on the injury list. Continuo potentially doubtful with illness)

Player to Watch:

Stoke: Joe Allen – in good form earlier in season when Stoke were performing well. Has dropped off like his side but the midfielder could seriously hurt his former side if he finds his best.

Liverpool: Philippe Coutinho – with Lallana & Mane, Coutinho is going to have to be the main creative man every week for the Reds if they are to win

Prediction: Liverpool (0-1)

Last time at the Bet365 stadium, the Reds won on the opening day with a late Coutinho cracker. Expect a game just as tight and a similar result.

Game 4:
West Ham (15th) v (18th) Swansea

Head to Head: West Ham: 27 Draw: 15 Swansea: 18

This season: Swansea 1-4 West Ham (Dec 26)

They’ve clashed 9 times, all in league matches, since they both returned to being in the same division. Prior to 2012, their last league match was 1983. Since 2012, Swansea have won twice, three draws and four Hammers wins

Form Guide (last 10 league games)
West Ham: 2-2-6 (18th)
Swansea: 4-1-5 (14th)

Both teams are on the slide, West Ham have lost their last 5, since they last took a point, while Swansea have just 4pts from their last 6 (1W, 1D, 4L), since their mini resurgence where they won 3 out of 4.

Player to Watch:

West Ham: Lanzini – the attacking cog in the Hammers midfield needs to light a spark in his play if the Hammers are to get a win.

Swansea; Gylfi Sigurdsson – the Swans are a bit too reliant on the midfielder to having a good day to get a result. If the Swans are to score expect him to have a hand, well, boot in it.

Prediction: Draw (1-1)

Really don’t know which way this will go, so going down the middle with both teams to score. A Swans win will really pull the Hammers into the relegation scrap. A win for West Ham will give them a bit of breathing space.

Game 5
Everton (7th) v (11th) Leicester City

Head to Head: Everton: 39 Draw: 32 Leicester: 34

This season: Leicester 0-2 Everton (EPL Dec 26), Everton 1-2 Leicester (FA Cup)

Since Leicester jumped to the Premier League in 2014, these sides have had goal fests. Prior to this season’s results above, the 4 league matches ended 2-2, 2-2, 2-3 (L) & (E) 3-1.

Form Guide (last 10 games)
Everton: 5-3-2 (3rd)
Leicester: 5-0-5 (9th)

Everton have been in solid recent form with the 3rd best record in the last 10 matches.

Since Claudio Ranieri’s sacking, Leicester have gone from 5 consecutive league losses to 5 consecutive wins, though face a tough task to continue that record.

Player to Watch:

Everton: Romelu Lakaku – the league’s top scorer (21 goals) will be vital to the Toffee’s if they will win. He needs to keep his very public talks in relation to his potential transfer out of his mind and focus on the game for Everton’s sake.

Leicester: Jamie Vardy – anytime you need to find a key player for the Foxes, it’s hard to look past Vardy. When they are on, he is on and with this run they are on, he’s regularly finding the back of the net

Prediction: Draw (2-2)

These matches have been goalfests in recent times. If Leicester are to grab a point or more here, they will need to be 100% focussed on Everton, not the upcoming Champions League fixture against Atletico Madrid, despite it being the biggest clash in the Club’s history.

Extra Tips:
* Crystal Palace DRAW Arsenal (1-1)
* MANCHESTER CITY v Hull City (3-0)
* Bournemouth v CHELSEA (1-3)
* Sunderland v MAN UNITED (0-2)
* TOTTENHAM v Watford (3-0)

8 comments on “BLUNTY’S UMAXIT TIPS GW32

  1. John

    What’s happend with weekly discusions about cap choice, team etc?
    The site has lost some of it’s charm since begining og March.
    This round on my behalf im caping Alli.
    Climbed 430 000 spots since GW 28. Thanks to Vardy and Joshua King.

    • Liam

      Hey John,

      Currently working on building a bigger writing team for when real life gets in the way for our core team.

      We will be back bigger and better then ever.

      Great work on climbing the ranks I hope your preparing well for the double gameweeks.

  2. John

    Morning!
    Sounds good. It’s definitly a market for it so keep up the good work and good luck.
    I will contribute with replys 🙂

    Well prepared?
    I got 99 problems but a fantasy player ain’t one!
    And im out this Mother…..

  3. carlos

    Hey guys, until the next, bigger and better version of FPL addicts comes to life, what are your other fpl websites you visit and recommend? There are so many, but none of them compare to this one imo, but what’s your best substitute? 🙂

    • John

      Hi there.
      Personally im using either this site or fantasyfootballpundits.com combined with bookies sites and the fantasy Page.
      The best way is to discus with others often and have a good analize of how f.eks different strikers perform against different placed teams. Zlatans stats against higher placed teams is bether then Lukakus and so on. And Lukaku’s stats against lower placed teams is of the chart.
      The up coming round is a tough one.
      Lots of choices to be made.
      And the first double in 34: is it realy such a importans to ‘save up’ double transfers to trade in either Palace,Borough og United players?
      I don’t think so. Palace ain’t gonna get cleansheet. Borough maybe. United is rotating the next 2 rounds with up coming Europa leauge. 3 regulars in Zlatan (who u allready should have) De Gea ( Argument with Mourinho?) And Valencia ( Injured?).
      So all inn all discusions with other ‘nerds’ is often the best way to make up ur mind.
      I trusted my gutfeeling first round in a March and have climbed from 1,5 mill ranked to 700 000 ranked. Goal is top 500k. Wich is ok this year (January wildcard f things up big time)

    • Liam

      Hey Carlos,

      The number one recommendation is http://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk they are a market leader in the space.

      Thanks for the kind words about our site, we do what we do quite well but we don’t have the resources of these other sites.

      My recommendation when we return is to use us as a source of advice amongst other top sites as well which we will recommend.

      • Carlos

        Thanks guys, great suggestions. Currently moving up to top 100k, after a terrible run this year. Still have doubts for the premium midfielder and striker, with double fixtures and end of season in mind.
        At the moment I have Sanchez and Vardy.
        Thinking about swapping Sanchez to maybe De Bruyne / Coutinho / Hazard (already have Alli)
        And Vardy to Ibra / Kane / Costa (already have Lukaku)
        And then, a question of 3rd cheap striker – undecided between Origi / Negredo / Defoe / Afobe
        Still have wildcard. Ah decisions…

        • Liam

          I would hold Sanchez with the DGW ahead, Arsenal will throw it all at a top four finish which should equal goals after their worst run of form in 20 years.

          Third striker I would look at Manchester United with Ibra out also Gabbiadini when he returns with his double game weeks.

          Good work on the top 100K

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