Fantasy National Hunt Season 2020/21

The 2020/21 National Hunt season is up and running, so now is a good time to look at three horses who are worth following in the campaign. Whether you are playing a fantasy horse racing game or looking to place some early ante-post bets on the big races, here are three horses you should not ignore.

As ever in the jumps season, all roads lead to Cheltenham, but there are also some prestigious contests before then that we have considered when highlighting these runners.

Altior

Altior was denied the opportunity to win the Queen Mother Champion Chase for the third straight year last March as an injury meant he had to miss the 2020 Cheltenham Festival. Nicky Henderson’s runner is now over those troubles and has unfinished business in the 2020/21 campaign where he can prove he is the dominant horse in the strong 2m division.

Altior’s only defeat over fences came in the Christy 1965 Chase at Ascot where he stepped up in distance to 2m5f. Losing to Cyrname over that trip did no harm to his reputation, however, it was clear that the chaser is at his best over 2m and that looks to be the plan going forward.

We should see Altior make his seasonal reappearance in the Tingle Creek Chase where he is 6/4 in the horse racing betting and odds for the race at Sandown. Connections will have the Desert Orchid Chase and Clarence House Chase in mind before Cheltenham.

Potters Corner

Potters Corner won the biggest prize of his career last season when he came out on top in the Welsh Grand National at Chepstow. The 10-year-old should once again be a big force in the gruelling contests over the next six months.

A return to Chepstow is expected on the 27th December. Christian Williams’ runner will have to carry more weight than in 2019, however, he is a tough horse so he should not be ruled out as he looks to defend his crown.

The main target at the end of the season is likely to be the Grand National at Aintree. He is 33/1 in the ante-post market for the marathon race where he definitely will be a strong contender.

Paisley Park

The 3m hurdles division has been dominated by Paisley Park over the last couple of years. Unfortunately for those associated to the horse, his winning run came to an end in the Stayers’ Hurdle last season as he could only finish seventh in the race.

With seven wins from his last eight starts, Paisley Park should not be written off just yet. He is still the horse to beat in his division and he is likely to prove that again.

Emma Lavelle’s runner is still just eight years old so we may not have even seen the best of him yet. When you look at what Big Buck’s achieved at a much higher age, we could see Paisley Park win many more Grade One races, including the Stayers’ Hurdle at Cheltenham.

No matter what, it looks to be an exciting season for racing fans. There are sure to be some surprises but these horses will surely have some success.

FootballCoin

FootballCoin is the most complete online fantasy football game. The game takes into account the real-life performances of football players and provides real winnings to the game’s greatest football managers.

Daily opportunities to prove your skill

FootballCoin hosts daily fantasy contests. This means that you can choose your ideal team before every contest. These events include players and teams from the world’s best and most famous football competitions.

The players which users can choose for their fantasy drafts are represented in the form of collectible cards. Most of the cards in the game can be freely chosen by any manager. However, the higher-ranked cards are digital assets that have been issued on FootballCoin’s own blockchain.

Here’s a game where you can take advantage of an eye for talent

The ranking of the players itself works in favour of the users. Cards receive a value ranging from 1* to 5*. Players with great performances are, periodically, upgraded to higher rankings. However, no players can have their ranking coefficient decreased. A user with a good eye for talent can opt to invest in a player with a smaller ranking, in hopes that their value will increase.

Enter an ungoverned game economy with its own currency

The players’ cards themselves receive a value expressed in XFC, the site’s official cryptocurrency. XFC is the bloodstream of the FootballCoin economy. All prices in the game (entry to private contests, card value, card exchange, etc.) are expressed in XFC.

XFC is a digital asset that acts as the in-game currency for FootballCoin. XFC was allotted only in a fixed and limited supply. 1 Billion XFC units were issued on the FootballCoin BlockChain platform. The fixed and limited number of coins in existence offers the security that the game can develop a healthy economy.

Fantasy football, real rewards

But, what happens once you have won XFC in any of FootballCoin’s contest? The currency can be used inside of the game similar to a token, or outside just as you would use any major cryptocurrency.

For example, fantasy football managers are able to use XFC to pay the entry fee to the contests or to purchase or lease player/stadium cards. XFC can also be traded on any of the exchanges that include the currency. It can be stored in the game wallet or any of the aforementioned exchanges.

How to register for FootballCoin

Registering and playing FootballCoin is done through a simple and intuitive platform. Once there, the game allows you to create your own tactics and opt for your favorite players.

The first step is to visit www.footballcoin.io and register to the website. Once you’ve signed up and received the email, you can log in using the same information. Remember that you can opt to add the 2-FA method to further help secure your account.

Now, once logged in, you can choose to participate in the FootballCoin contests from the leagues that you enjoy best. The game developers set up official contests every week. Those are usually free to attend by anyone who has registered to the platform. The Premier League, La Liga, Champions League, or Serie A are, regularly, represented here.

However, for those looking to earn greater prizes, or simply to play against their friends, there’s always the option of private contests. These events are organized using a FootballCoin stadium card. They can host as little as 11 participants, and organizers receive rewards for setting up the contests. Furthermore, the organizer gets to choose the matches and entry fee involved with the event.

How are players scored in FootballCoin and how do you win?

After you have picked your Starting 11 along with your substitutes and Assistant Manager, you’ll need to wait to see how your players performed in their matches. You can go to the site’s Live & Stats section to receive updates.

Each player receives points based on his real-life performances. The final value is determined by the official scoring system. This includes elements such as the number of minutes played, goals scored, assists, yellow/red cards. Following the game, you will be able to see a detailed description of each player’s performance that includes the number of points received for each one of the components that makes up the scoring system.

Creating a winning team is all a matter of strategy. FootballCoin is a game of skill. Any information about players’ performance can prove an asset. Optimizing your squad draft, choosing an appropriate formation, going for the right substitutes, are all things that can play a part in your success.

Some of the newer features added to FootballCoin

The FootballCoin game has been active online for more than three years. During this period the game has seen constant improvements. The community of players has also grown. And, FootballCoin’s influence can be easily traced to many of the other fantasy sports games on the market.

The year 2020 saw some of the most interesting set of improvements. All of them were greeted with enthusiasm by the gaming community. First of all, the platform was given a nice makeover in order to compete with computer games that dominate the market at present. FootballCoin fans noted that the new interface makes the game much easier and friendlier to play.

You can also keep up the latest set of fantasy football-related news from FootballCoin’s news section. The blog part of the website also provides information regarding football tactics, fantasy football tips & tricks, etc.

A brand new set of features

Some of the notable game features include the lease, exchange, auction, card packs, as well as virtual contests.

The lease allows users to borrow a player for a finite period of time, for example for one game. Do you have an important contest coming up and are short of one player? If that card is being leased by a different user, you can easily borrow it for the time being in exchange for a small fee.

The exchange option lets you trade in cards that you no longer need. It’s simple. Just go to the section of cards you own and select the card you wish to give away. For a 10 XFC fee, you will receive a high quality, new card. All of the players that are included in this section are listed on the FootballCoin website.

With the auction feature, you can allow other users to bid on one of your cards throughout a set period of time. The highest bid wins.

The player card packs have, also, proven popular with FootballCoin users. Packs include 3 or 5 players from Europe’s top leagues. The English Premier League, French Ligue 1, Italian Serie A, German Bundesliga, and Spanish La Liga are included.

All of the cards in the packs are handpicked by the game developers. And, to make sure that users know what they are likely to get, the players in the packs are listed online.

Adding the virtual football component

The virtual fantasy football contests are one of the most exciting new components of the game. Creating it came about as a necessity during the coronavirus lockdown of 2020. FootballCoin wanted to offer its community a way to continue to enjoy fantasy football.

Created in record time, the virtual fantasy segment allows for users to enter contests in which results are simulated based on real-life statistics gathered over the last three seasons. The contests can be held throughout the day and in great numbers. Each user can host multiple contests each hour.

This allowed for the most passionate FootballCoin managers to continue to exercise their skills and accumulate points and other rewards. Considering the good feedback FootbalCoin has received for virtual fantasy football, the component will continue to remain part of the game, alongside the regular fantasy football aspects.

Partners

Throughout its existence, FootballCoin has partnered, exclusively, with reputable companies that share similar values.

For example, FootballCoin receives all of the data it uses in the game from Sportrdar, a multinational organization that specializes in delivering sports data and content to various media companies.

FootballCoin has also worked with the likes of Omnisport, Perform Group, Durby Sports Marketing, boost IT.

During the 2019/20 season, FootballCoin sponsored the Romanian first-team club, Politehnica Iași, and contributed to the club’s marketing effort.

Mission

FootballCoin remains the most complete, enjoyable, and realistic of all the fantasy football games online.

The company wishes to continue to provide users with the best gaming experience. Daily fantasy contests, a healthy market, and a vibrant community are just some of the elements with which FootballCoin welcomes new users.

Besides this, the game also wishes to use fantasy football as a means to introduce more people to the benefits of blockchain and cryptocurrency technologies.

FootballCoin will continue to be the ultimate game of skill for anyone passionate about football. Join us and prove that you are a great manager. Take control of your players, lead them to glory, and earn daily rewards!

3 Fantasy Football Differentials for the Festive Period

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Fantasy Premier League Football tournaments are big news in the UK and the rest of the world, with around eight million people playing. Of course, with so many fantasy players, and a select group of Premier League footballers to choose from, it can be hard to rank as highly as you would like. That’s where “differentials” come into play.

A differential, or a low-ownership player who scores lots of points, is often the difference between plateauing and dropping down the league table or shooting up it. What you need is somebody who your fellow competitors don’t know about or rate highly, and here are three of them for the upcoming festive period.

Diogo Jota

Before the start of the season, Diogo Jota was a certified benchwarmer. He showed his class at Wolves, yet he didn’t have a chance of uprooting the world-class front three that have ripped apart EPL and European teams in the past couple of years. However, football is a funny game, and funny things happen all the time. With Roberto Firmino unable to recapture his best form – www.premierleague.com points out he has only scored ten goals in the last fifty PL appearances – Jota got his opportunity and took it. Jota already has three goals to his name for Liverpool in 2020, leading to speculation he will replace his Brazilian teammate and partner Mane and Salah up top. The best part is his valuation – floating around £6.5m, putting him a good £5m cheaper than his top-scoring teammates.

Hakim Ziyech

It has taken Ziyech a while to settle in at Chelsea, but he appears to be ready to take the league by storm. The Dutch international only made his first appearance for the London-based club in mid-October, coming off the bench in a 3-3 draw with Southampton. However, he starred in Chelsea’s Champions League victory over Krasnodar eleven days later, scoring on his European debut, and followed it up with another goal against Burnley days later.

Ziyech didn’t manage to bag against Sheffield United in his latest performance, but he did land two assists, leading www.skysports.com to label it a masterclass. Like Jota, he’s underpriced, and his valuation has barely increased in the last couple of days. Also like Jota, Ziyech looks set to play a significant role in a Chelsea team that is riding on the crest of a wave – especially with Pulisic out injured for the coming fixtures.

Ollie Watkins

Aston Villa are a club with lots of history, but most people couldn’t have predicted how the midlands club would start the 2020-21 campaign. Even if you did, you probably would have had Jack Grealish in your side because he’s the main man who pulls strings. Although the England international has been a pivotal part of the squad’s fortunes so far, it’s Ollie Watkins, the Premier League newcomer, who has exceeded expectations.

With six goals in seven appearances, including a hat-trick against Liverpool, Watkins is now level with Harry Kane in terms of goals scored, and only two behind Son and Calvert-Lewin. As a result, www.stsbet.co.uk places him seventh in the race for the top goalscorer spot, above Mane, Sterling and Aubameyang. While he faces stiff competition, the fact he already has six goals shows he’s in the form of his life and can cut it in the EPL. 

That’s not even mentioning Villa’s favourable fixtures against the likes of Burnley and West Brom during the Christmas period.

FanTeam 2020-21: €50K Weekly Monster – GW9 – Sat 21 Nov 2020

As part of FISO’s special series of weekly articles on FanTeam, Europe’s biggest daily fantasy football provider, we will actually be entering the team we write about each week into the game. Our article will focus on an Early Entry for their Fantasy Premier League tournament held each week in order to help you identify game rules, tactics and the most promising players per gameweek, so you can win some of that large prize money.

Our FISO team below will be entered into this week’s €20 entry (€50k prize pool) Main Event. The winner takes home a cool €5,000. FanTeam also offer a €2 entry Weekly Monster with a lower prize pool for those who prefer to play with lower stakes.

Before moving onto our team selection, we want to highlight a couple of FanTeam rules that they apply to their Weekly Monster competition and that represent some of the major differences when comparing the game to the FPL.

Number one is that FanTeam have a rule called the ‘safety net’. The safety net comes into play when a selected player does not start in the Weekly Monster, because the game will then automatically replace this player with the next lowest-priced player from the same position (GK, DEF, MID, FOR) in the same team. This is regardless of whether or not your selected player does take to the field later in the game. This rule helps people who have entered a team into the Weekly Monster not to worry too much about whether their selected players will start or not, particularly if they know there are cheaper players for that same club in that same position who should start instead.

Number two is that FanTeam also have a ‘stacking penalty’ for the Weekly Monster, which penalises teams that have selected more than one defenders/goalkeeper from the same club. The stacking penalty comes into play when you pick more than one defensive player (defenders or goalkeepers) from a particular club and this club records a clean sheet. The points awarded for this clean sheet will decrease by 1 point for each additional defensive player from the same club that you have selected. The stacking penalty has a maximum of minus 3 points. This rule helps stop multi-entrants from gaining an advantage by submitting block defence teams. A reasonable tactic can be to select two players from two different clubs for your Goalie and Defenders, which would see you incur just 2 single-point deductions if you nail both clean sheets correctly.

Fixtures for the GW9 Monster:

Our team suggestion for the Weekly Monster in gameweek 9

Formation: 3-4-3

General approach

Gameweek 9 offers another set of interesting fixtures, both from a fantasy point of view and for Premier League fans in general. The multitude of injuries and COVID-19-related absences this weekend is going to make for a fascinating €50K Weekly Monster. With Spurs versus Man City and Liverpool at home to Leicester, a majority of premium assets are facing top-class opposition, while Chelsea face a Newcastle side that can be a tough one to crack at Saint James Park. Form team Southampton are up against Wolves at Molineux, whilst both West Ham and Everton are considered favourites for their clashes with Sheffield United and Fulham respectively, though both clubs are playing away from home.

For the first time in a while, we managed to group our Weekly Monster selection around three main groups of players, namely from Everton (at Craven Cottage), Leicester (away at Liverpool) and West Ham (facing Sheffield United at Bramall Lane). We selected three players from each roster and supplemented them with a Chelsea defender and a Newcastle goalkeeper to fit our budget. As you can see, we’re big on away teams this round, hopefully this approach will pan out.

EVERTON

Carlo Ancelotti’s men had a great start to the season and were sitting top of the table with 13 points after five games. Since gameweek 6 though, the Toffees did not win a single point and scored just two goals over a run that included two away games (Southampton and Newcastle) and one at Goodison Park against Manchester United. It’s no coincidence that the team was plagued by minor and major injuries during that period, as well as a red card courtesy of left-back Lucas Digne. This week should mark the return of some key attacking players though, including star man Richarlison and new signing James Rodriguez.

For the away game against Fulham, we have immediately selected the pair for our €50K Weekly Monster team. Richarlison missed the last three Premier League games but he started both World Cup qualifiers for Brazil over the international break, amassing 146 minutes and an assist spread over two games. As for James Rodriguez, the playmaker did not miss a minute of international football with the Colombian national squad as they lost both of the World Cup qualifiers, against Uruguay and Ecuador respectively. He did score a goal and the Colombia captain should be ready to face Fulham on Sunday.

We’re clearly betting on the Everton offence against a Cottager defence that has already conceded 15 goals in eight games, so striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin has to be there as well. The 23-year old played a total of 84 minutes for England over the international break spread over two games and scored a penalty goal against Ireland. This should only add to his form and confidence, and we’re hoping that he can carry this form into this weekend’s Premier League showdown. His current 8 goals and 1 assist from 8 games only strengthen that hope, and he is our captain for gameweek 9.

LEICESTER CITY

In recent years, it has not happened very often that we, or anyone, bet big against Liverpool, especially not when playing at Anfield. Gameweek 9 of the Premier League is one of those times, though, at least for us it is. It’s not so much that the Reds are on a bad run of form or something along those lines, but their list of injuries and absences for this weekend is too hard to ignore. With Alexander-Arnold, Van Dijk, Gomez and probably Robertson out for GW9, manager Jurgen Klopp will have to come up with a completely new backline. Add to that the absence of Fabinho and Henderson, and the obligatory COVID-19 isolation of Mo Salah, and betting against a good result for Liverpool starts making a bit more sense.

Even more so when knowing that this weekend’s opponents are Leicester, who currently sit top of the Premier League table with 18 points from 8 games. The Foxes have in their last 3 games conceded just 2 goals, which included away games against Leeds and Arsenal, and a visit of Wolves to the King Power Stadium. In an attacking sense, they scored 18 times already this season and 6 of those goals were scored in the last three games. Considering the form of the Foxes and the state of the Liverpool defence, we decided to take a bit of a chance and go all in on the Leicester attack.

This means that we selected, of course, Jamie Vardy for our gameweek 9 Weekly Monster team, as well as winger Harvey Barnes and playmaker James Maddison. None of these three players had international duties to deal with during the break, which only adds to their appeal, especially when considering that all of Liverpool’s players spread all over the globe to be with their national teams. Vardy is our main Fox seeing as he has already scored 8 goals and provided 2 assists this season, and is as nailed-on as can be for a Premier League side. Maddison started the season sidelined with a hip injury, but has been playing rather well since his return in gameweek 5. Finally, Barnes has been regular under manager Brendan Rodgers and will be hoping to work on his current tallies of 2 goals and 1 assist against a makeshift Liverpool defence. Should either Barnes or Maddison not start, FanTeam’s Safety Net will select Under or the in-form Youri Tielemans as a replacement.

WEST HAM

Our third triple-up of the week consists of three West Ham players as they prepare for the away game against Sheffield United. The Blades look to have a tough season ahead and the main reason for that is their shyness in front of goal. In eight games so far, they have scored just 4 times. Only Burnley have been less effective in an attacking sense. Manager Chris Wilder’s men have not managed to score more than once in a game this season, which doesn’t bode well for this weekend.

That’s because on Sunday, Sheffield United welcome West Ham to Bramall Lane and the Hammers have been pretty impressive so far this season. After a run of 8 games in which they faced, among others, Man City and Wolves at home and Leicester, Spurs and Liverpool away, they have a more than decent 11 points. Over the past three games, the Hammers conceded just 3 goals: 1 at home against City, 2 away at Anfield, and none against Fulham in gameweek 8. This is also why we have gone with a pair of West Ham defenders to form the core of our FanTeam €50 Weekly Monster backline this gameweek.

The main man is Aaron Cresswell, who already has 3 clean sheets and 3 assists to his name, is our first pick. The English defender is not only a nailed-on pick for manager David Moyes, but also a primary candidate for many of the Hammers’ set-pieces. He is joined in our defence by right-back Arthur Masuaku, who has already recorded 23 FT points this season, courtesy of 3 clean sheets and 1 assist. He also cost a fraction less than his teammates Coufal and Ogbonna. Our West Ham threesome is completed by attacking midfielder Pablo Fornals, who seems to have found his spot in East London and the Premier League. The Spaniard already has 2 goals and 3 assists in his belt, and we hope that he can one of the differentials against the Blades this weekend.

CHELSEA

With quite a bit of budget and one defensive spot to fill left, we figured there were few better options than to splash the cash on Chelsea left-back Ben Chilwell. The summer signing has slotted right into manager Frank Lampard’s starting eleven and with good reason. With his energy and attacking instincts, the Englishman has proven to be one of the best wing-backs in the league. As part of an improving Chelsea side, he has recorded 3 clean sheets, 2 goals and 2 assists in his last five games for a total of 41 FT points. This weekend, the Blues are visiting Newcastle, meaning there could be points on the cards at both ends of the pitch for Chilwell. Do keep an eye on his fitness status, but even if he doesn’t start, FanTeam’s Safety Net replaces him with Kurt Zouma for our team.

NEWCASTLE

Finally, our goalkeeper. After having just recommended Chilwell (and Chelsea) as a favourite for this weekend’s away game versus Newcastle, due to our remaining budget we have had to go with Magpies goalkeeper Karl Darlow. The 30-year old Englishman is an excellent shot stopper and has proven himself as a saves magnet this season so could score reasonable points even without a clean sheet. No other keeper in the Premier League has recorded more than his 38 saves, which represents an impressive 19 FT points over the first 8 gameweeks of the season. Newcastle are not favourites for their home game against Chelsea, but we can see another couple of save points coming Darlow’s way on Saturday.

NonGamstop Betting Sites are Becoming More & More Popular Among Sports Fans

The idea behind Gamstop is legit and useful when it comes to gambling addiction issues and debts. Gamstop lets the gamblers keep their vice under control by restricting their online activities. Being that it is a free service available to the UK residents and that it can be used by almost anyone, many licensed UK wagering sites are on Gamstop.

On the other hand, once you decide to activate the restriction you will have to wait 6 months, 1 year or 5 years to annul it – in case you regret the decision. This is why there are more and more nonGamstop betting sites emerging, and gambling via them has its advantages as well as disadvantages.

Let’s take a look at why are the notGamstop betting sites gaining popularity and why UK sports fans love them so much.

Betting on Non-Gamstop Sites

One reason why betting on non-gamstop sites is becoming more popular are great wagering opportunities. The users won’t be limited by lack of content, including bet types, sports betting markets and great odds. As a matter of fact, a notGamstop betting site has the same features as a Gamstop betting website.

Punters will be able to find sports such as football, basketball, cricket, tennis, baseball, rugby and even Esports at these online wagering platforms. Moreover, the coverage of all the major leagues, events, and championships is incredible, and the wagerers will probably find the event they want to bet on.

What are the Main Features of a Legit Not Gamstop Sites?

The greatest concerns for UK punters who are hunting for a good nonGamstop operator are definitely security and reliability. After all, no one wants to end up being scammed by an online sportsbook that is not legit. However, there are a few things you should be cautious about before you decide to leave your personal data at any website.

Here are some features of a legit betting not Gamstop site:

  • They are licensed by any internationally known gambling authority
  • They comply with the License Conditions and Codes of Practice
  • They have live and regular bet types, and often live streaming
  • They offer a myriad of sports events just as the usual bookies
  • They accept users from all around the globe, not only UK residents
  • They offer bonuses in foreign currencies such as Euro, AUD, CAD, & NZD
  • They have responsive, helpful and professional customer support

Advantages of Sports Betting Sites not on Gamstop

One of the obvious advantages is that you can still engage in wagering even if you decided to restrict your gambling. When you opt for a Gamstop self-exclusion you won’t be able to reverse it. But, you will be able to bet at the alternative websites.

Yet another advantage of these websites is the fast payout of the winnings. Compared to Gamstop sites, non-Gamstop ones have faster withdrawal times, possibly due to the strict UKGC regulations. So, bypassing all the wait that could last up to a month is definitely an advantage for all the bettors.

Moving on to the next benefit, sportsbooks not registered on Gamstop are often high stake betting sites without any limitations. Wagerers who love the thrill of winning big love to make big bets, and sometimes having limits on the bets can be a problem. 

In addition, nonGamstop betting sites have multiple other benefits such as the range of different sports markets, bet types and events. Since these are usually not UK exclusive wagering platforms, they tend to cater to the needs of bettors from all around the world.

These sites often offer both live and regular betting and the live streaming service as well. The users who try to register and bet via such a platform won’t have any geo-restrictions – you will be able to register from practically anywhere in the world. They also offer tools for wagering restriction which can help people avoid being in the red. 

Legit non-Gamstop betting sites are favouring responsible gaming, and they are not against it, in spite of the public opinion. Even if their restrictive systems are not as advanced and limiting as Gamstop, they invest themselves in making the wagering experience as harmless as possible.

Disadvantages of Sports Betting Sites not on Gamstop

Of course, there are some disadvantages such sportsbooks have, and they are not something that should be overlooked. First of all, the websites betting not on gamstop are also not regulated by the UKGC. To make it clear, in case some problem occurs you won’t be able to file a complaint as it is outside the UK authorities’ legislations.

Another great disadvantage, and a rather serious issue, is that it allows people with gambling problems to gamble. Even if that is not the end goal of these websites, the sad truth behind it is that many of the non-Gamstop betting sites are visited by people who have gambling problems. Some of these websites do offer some gambling restricting tools you can use to limit your bets and how much you spend.

Compared to Gamstop betting sites, the nonGamstop ones don’t offer wagering promo advertisement blocks. This also goes for emails that have similar content. These ads and emails can be irksome and they can test your gambling self-control at times.

Let’s not forget to mention that many of the betting sites not on Gamstop lack some of the deposit options popular in the United Kingdom. Naturally, UK licensed betting sites offer all different depositing options convenient for their targeted group of people.

Those who want to avoid restrictions will also have to think about the available payment methods at the chosen online sportsbook. Sure, you will probably get to use your credit card, which was banned by the UKGC. However, if you are hoping to see Pay by Phone, PayPal or Payoneer, you might want to double-check the offered options.

Finally, one of the major downsides of non-Gamstop casinos and sportsbooks is that you cannot access them via a mobile app. The international operators often don’t launch sport betting apps, or they have localized apps for various different countries. Thus, you won’t be able to bet on the go via an app. Nonetheless, you will be able to access the platform via a mobile browser, as most of those online sportsbooks are mobile optimized.

Conclusion

Even if you are gambling at a sportsbook without a GamCare Certificate you could have an unforgettable betting experience. But you should be aware of the possibility that the chosen website might be nothing but a scam. It can be really hard for UK wagerers to find sports betting not Gamstop sites, regardless of the fact that there is a great demand for them among the UK sportsbook enthusiasts.

FPL Season 2020-21 – Gameweek 9 Preview

“A seriously depleted Liverpool side are visiting the King Power on Saturday evening” (CC by 4.0). Image by Pottercomuneo.

A combination of a more jam-packed schedule than ever and a new wave of COVID-19 all over Europe on top of an intense international break might well result in one of the more chaotic, unpredictable FPL weekends in recent memory. Popular and potentially interesting fantasy assets such as Mo Salah, Andy Robertson, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Danny Ings, Callum Wilson, Marcus Rashford, Raheem Sterling and Ben Chilwell are all currently flagged in the official game, just to name 8. Whether this third international break was really the best idea considering the circumstances is something for people more knowledgeable for us to judge, but one thing is certain: no one is getting out of it unscathed.

Having said that, gameweek 9 does offer a very interesting set of fixtures from a fantasy point of view. Many of the popular teams up until now, such as Liverpool, Spurs and Leicester are facing strong competition, whilst the likes of Chelsea (away at Newcastle), Man United (home vs West Bromwich Albion) and Everton (at Craven Cottage) will be expecting nothing less than three points this weekend. It’s going to be an interesting one, that’s for sure, so here are our fantasy picks for gameweek 9. Oh and by the way, be patient with Mo Salah. He might miss this one (and is currently the most sold player this GW with over 400,000 transfers out, but he’s still the best FPL performer out there over the last three seasons and he should continue to be once he tests negative again.

Do check out the Predicted Line-Ups for the Premier League clubs as well as the latest injury news (click on ‘Team’ to sort per club rather than the default ‘date’) before finalising your transfer(s). Don’t forget: the deadline for gameweek 9 is set for 11h00 (UK time) on Saturday, November 21st.

Most transferred in/transferred out players (as per November 18th, 2020)

 TRANSFERS OUTTRANSFERS INPOSSIBLE REASONS
GKNyland (AST), Martinez (AST), Schmeichel (LEI)Martinez (AST), McCarthy (SOU), Fabianski (WHU) 
DEFAlexander-Arnold (LIV), Mitchell (CRY), Saiss (WOL)Chilwell (CHE), Vestergaard (SOU), Zouma (CHE)Injuries + Saiss no longer nailed-on for Wolves, Chelsea improving defensive form.
MIDSalah (LIV), Son (TOT), Rodriguez (EVE)Ziyech (CHE), Fernandes (UTD), Grealish (AST)Salah corona doubts, Son and Rodriguez replaced with midfielders with more favourable fixtures.
FORIngs (SOU), Wilson (NEW), Jimenez (WOL)Watkins (AST), Bamford (LEE), Vardy (LEI)Ings and Wilson injuries, Wolves difficult upcoming fixtures

Premium pick

Considering the fact that Leicester are hosting the reigning the champions on Saturday evening, our premium fantasy pick of the week was definitely not based on fixture. When your name is Jamie Vardy (£10.1m) though, fixtures seem to matter less. When quality is undeniable and practically fixture-proof, form is essential and the Leicester man has it at the moment. The English forward, who did not have to be on international duty these past two weeks, has recorded 25 FPL points in the past three gameweeks, courtesy of 3 goals and 2 assists. Bare in mind that this total also includes a missed penalty in GW8. The Foxes are rather quietly having a great start to the season once again and their opponents will be missing Van Dijk, Alexander-Arnold, Gomez and possibly Robertson, which is basically their entire starting backline. They won’t be looking forward to facing Vardy in a few days time.

Non-premium picks

Since his return to fitness, Chelsea summer signing Hakim Ziyech (£8.2m) has kind of been setting the Premier League on fire. He started in the last two gameweeks and repaid that trust handsomely, not only with a couple of fantastic displays, but also with a goal, 3 assists and a total of 25 FPL points. Up next are Newcastle at Saint James Park, who conceded 6 goals in their last three home games. As a matter of fact, the Magpies have not kept a clean sheet at home this season. The former Ajax Amsterdam star also shone for his national team as he got 3 goals and 2 assists from two games against the Central African Republic in the qualification phase for the Africa Cup of Nations. As a result, his minutes might be managed by Chelsea coach Frank Lampard, but it’s hard to see the living Blues legend not starting his ‘man of the moment’ on Saturday.

Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.8m) is a frequently returning fantasy pick in our gameweek previews, but that’s what happens when a player returns points week after week. Only gameweek 6 against Southampton saw the young Englishman blank, but the rest of the gameweeks saw him return a minimum of 5 FPL point every time for a total of 57 points over the season until now. DCL currently sits on 8 goals and a single assist and the Toffees are visiting Fulham on Sunday afternoon. The Cottagers have already conceded 15 goals in 8 games, and they are facing an Everton offensive line bolstered by the return of Richarlison and James Rodriguez. Calvert-Lewin played a total of 84 minutes for England over the international break spread over two games and scored a penalty goal against Ireland. This should only add to his form and confidence, and therefore his FPL appeal.

The budget enabler

Over the past weeks, there has been a lot of talk about the West Ham defence as an interesting destination for your precious FPL funds as their fixtures are slowly clearing up. Aaron Cresswell is the name that is mentioned most and with good reason considering his underlying numbers, but he does cost £5.1m. New right-back Vladimir Coufal has been talked about a lot as well, but the one we feel has been left out of the discussion a bit is left-back Arthur Masuaku (£4.5m). The 27-year old is a nailed-on piece of coach David Moyes’ defensive setup and carries a very attractive price tag. On top of that, he often pops up in the attacking third, especially now that the Hammers are playing with five in the back. The situation regarding his off-the-radar FPL status probably would have been a lot different had he slotted home the huge chance he got early on against Fulham in gameweek 8. With an attractive set up fixtures coming up over the next months, Masuaku represents very good budget-enabling value.

A differential pick or two

A little earlier, we already briefly discussed Liverpool’s injury issues, which are not just limited to their defence. Fabinho, Henderson and Thiago will be absent for this weekend’s clash with Leicester at Anfield, as will be Mo Salah. The “good” thing about all of this misery, from a fantasy point of view at least, is that it will give other players the opportunity to shine and we think that one of those players could well be Diogo Jota (£6.5m). Mainly as a substitute, the summer signing already managed to score 3 goals and record 28 FPL points this season. With an ownership of 9.5%, the Portuguese international can still be considered a differential, which is always interesting when the Reds play at home, no matter the opposition. Actually, Jota has scored all of his goals at home so far and even though Leicester will make it a serious contest, we feel he could be a match-winning pick for GW9.

With Pulisic and Havertz sidelined, Time Werner will probably start out wide again for Chelsea when the Blues face Newcastle this weekend. This means that Tammy Abraham (£7.2m) will be handed his third straight start and in all fairness, why not? The English striker delivered a goal and an assist over those two games, and sits on 2 goals and 2 assists for the season already. He will be rolling up to Saint James Park as the lone striker for the Premier League’s most prolific side, against a team that conceded 8 goals in their last four outings. Apart from his low current ownership of just 2.3%, his price is more than reasonable as well.

The captaincy

In a gameweek ravaged by absentees and injuries, the GW9 captaincy might have a huge impact on the rankings all over. We feel there could be more than a few differential picks set for hauls this weekend, while most of the available usual suspects are either just coming off a set of games with their national team, facing fierce opposition, or both. Our pick of the week is Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin as he faces Fulham at Craven Cottage, but there is something to be said for plenty of other picks as well.

What about this season’s top performers Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son at home to Man City, for example? Or Jamie Vardy playing a seriously debilitated Liverpool defence at Anfield? Aston Villa play Brighton at home, which brings the ever-present Jack Grealish into the picture, while Bruno Fernandes, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial are playing against strugglers West Brom at home. At the same time, the previously mentioned Tammy Abraham and Hakim Ziyech could put down big performances at Saint James Park. Whoever you end up picking in the end, our advice is to go with a fantasy asset that is at least fit and sure to start.

FanTeam 2020-21: €50K Weekly Monster – GW8 – Sat 7 Nov 2020

As part of FISO’s special series of weekly articles on FanTeam, Europe’s biggest daily fantasy football provider, we will actually be entering the team we write about each week into the game. Our article will focus on an Early Entry for their Fantasy Premier League tournament held each week in order to help you identify game rules, tactics and the most promising players per gameweek, so you can win some of that large prize money.

Our FISO team below will be entered into this week’s €20 entry (€50k prize pool) Main Event. The winner takes home a cool €5,000. FanTeam also offer a €2 entry Weekly Monster with a lower prize pool for those who prefer to play with lower stakes.

Before moving onto our team selection, we want to highlight a couple of FanTeam rules that they apply to their Weekly Monster competition and that represent some of the major differences when comparing the game to the FPL.

Number one is that FanTeam have a rule called the ‘safety net’. The safety net comes into play when a selected player does not start in the Weekly Monster, because the game will then automatically replace this player with the next lowest-priced player from the same position (GK, DEF, MID, FOR) in the same team. This is regardless of whether or not your selected player does take to the field later in the game. This rule helps people who have entered a team into the Weekly Monster not to worry too much about whether their selected players will start or not, particularly if they know there are cheaper players for that same club in that same position who should start instead.

Number two is that FanTeam also have a ‘stacking penalty’ for the Weekly Monster, which penalises teams that have selected more than one defenders/goalkeeper from the same club. The stacking penalty comes into play when you pick more than one defensive player (defenders or goalkeepers) from a particular club and this club records a clean sheet. The points awarded for this clean sheet will decrease by 1 point for each additional defensive player from the same club that you have selected. The stacking penalty has a maximum of minus 3 points. This rule helps stop multi-entrants from gaining an advantage by submitting block defence teams. A reasonable tactic can be to select two players from two different clubs for your Goalie and Defenders, which would see you incur just 2 single-point deductions if you nail both clean sheets correctly.

Fixtures for the GW8 Monster:

Our team suggestion for the Weekly Monster in gameweek 8

Formation: 3-5-2

General approach

Gameweek 8 of the Premier League is offering us yet another very interesting set of fixtures, most of which we find quite hard to predict, Encounters like Leicester versus Wolves at the King Power, Manchester City against champions Liverpool at the Etihad and Everton hosting a struggling Manchester United side could go either way. This only makes the FanTeam €50K Weekly Monster tournament for GW8 all the more interesting and we expect quite a lot of variation in terms of squad compilations this weekend.

For our gameweek 8 squad, we have focused on West Ham at home to Fulham and Everton at Goodison Park against Man United by picking three fantasy assets from each side. We have added two double picks to the core of the team, with two players from Leeds as they visit Selhurst Park and two players from Aston Villa for their visit to Arsenal. To finish it off, we have added our joker pick for the week, who is also our captain.

WEST HAM

Despite a very difficult opening set of fixtures, including away games versus Liverpool, Spurs, and Leicester and home games against Wolves and Man City, West Ham have made a good impression in the opening weeks of the 2020-21 campaign. They currently sit on 8 points and that is, in part, due to a decent defensive setup. The Hammers have conceded 10 goals so far, a tally that could have easily been much worse considering their opposition in the first seven gameweeks.

That’s also why we have gone with two West Ham defenders for our FanTeam €50K Weekly Monster selection for their home encounter with Fulham, namely Aaron Cresswell and Arthur Masuaku. Both have already been part of 2 clean sheets and they also have 4 assists between the two of them, 3 for Cresswell and 1 for Masuaku.

Fulham booked the first victory of the season last weekend at home against fellow new boys West Brom, so they should be entering this game with some confidence, but we think West Ham will win this one. The Cottagers sit on 7 goals from seven games, but keep in mind that 3 of those goals were scored in GW2 during the 4-3 defeat at the hands of Leeds and 2 more were scored last weekend against the Baggies. In the remaining five games, they scored just 2 goals, which sounds promising for our defensive Hammers picks.

At the same time, Scott Parker’s men already scored 14 goals in seven games, which is why we have also added winger Jarrod Bowen to our team. The 23-year old Englishman is the most expensive Hammers asset in the game this weekend and we think that is with good reason. He brings a lot of threat with him and we feel that the home game against the Cottagers could be a good opportunity to work on his current tallies (3 goals in 7 games). On top of that, he could represent some differential value this weekend as well.

EVERTON

Besides the Hammers, we have also gone with a Toffees triple-up. At first glance, this might look like a strange decision, seeing as they are playing Manchester United, but this might actually be the first time in many years that Everton are favourites to (comfortably) win this encounter. Carlo Ancelotti’s men did lose against Newcastle last weekend to end their unbeaten run since gameweek 1, but they could find some comfort in the fact that they were missing a few key players, including superstar signing James Rodriguez. United can hardly say the same about their terrible current form, which came to a boiling point in the mid-week defeat at the hands of Istanbul Basaksehir in the Champions League.

Our first Everton fantasy is, of course, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, who has cemented his place as Everton’s starting striker this season. The 23-year old forward has already scored 8 goals this season, making him the second-highest-scoring attacker in FanTeam right now, a position he shares with Leicester star Jamie Vardy. The Red Devils have conceded 13 goals in six games so far and if the mid-week game showed us one thing, it’s that their defensive setup is not at all stable at the moment.

That’s also the reason why we have decided to go all in on the Everton attack, and to add both James Rodriguez and Gylfi Sigurdsson to our squad. The former missed the last game due to injury, but 23 FanTeam points in the three games prior to that, courtesy of 2 goals, 2 assists and 1 Impact point. The latter seems to be playing himself into the favors of Ancelotti a bit after a season start as substitute. He was in charge of several set-pieces in gameweek 7 against Newcastle and should be again against United. In case he doesn’t start for the Toffees, FanTeam’s Safety Net will replace him with Alex Iwobi or André Gomes for us.

ASTON VILLA

We have gone with Villa goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez this week as he is facing Arsenal at the Emirates. The Gunners are favourites for this one, that much is clear, but they are not in great form either. They currently sit in ninth place in the league and have scored just 9 goals so far. Only six teams have scored less. Villa, at the same time, seem to have cooled down a bit after a dream start to the season. The last two games were lost, both at home, and 7 goals were conceded over that run. We’re very curious to see what will happen in this one and we hope that Martinez will at least bring us some save points.

Our second Villa man is, of course, the magnificent Jack Grealish. He is by far the club’s best player and always up for an attacking return, even if his team is not performing. Just look at the 3-4 loss against Southampton last weekend, in which he managed to record 2 assists and a last-minute goal for a total of 13 FT points. Combine this with his frequent set-piece duties and it becomes clear that, in case Villa do cause an upset in London on Sunday evening, the midfielder will be involved.

LEEDS

With 10 points from seven games and a 12th place in the league at the time of writing, Leeds United are doing more than decent on their return amongst the English footballing elite. One of the big men in Marcelo Bielsa’s machine is midfielder Mateusz Klich, who has already recorded 2 goals, 2 assists and 2 clean sheets this season. Over the past 3 games, the Polish playmaker recorded 9 points and we feel that he could get the freedom to work his magic against Palace at Selhurst Park on Saturday. The Eagles will try to keep things tight in the back as usual, but there not as solid as they were last season, considering they have already conceded 11 goals this season. A clean sheet against Leeds doesn’t seem likely.

As a matter of fact, if any team could book a clean sheet in this one, it’s Leeds. Not so much because of their defensive solidity (they have conceded a worrying 13 goals in 7 games already), but because of Palace’s shyness in front of goal. Only four teams have scored less than their 8 goals, which is why we have also added Leeds defender Stuart Dallas to our team. Bielsa gives his the freedom to roam forward, with a goal and an assist as a result so far. Against the Eagles, the lack of pressure on the visiting defensive line could result in returns at both ends of the pitch for the left-back.

JOKER

By far the biggest chunk of our budget in gameweek 8 of FanTeam’s €50K Weekly Monster was spent on Tottenham’s Harry Kane, who is also our captain this weekend. The England striker is having a devastating start to the 2020-21 campaign with 6 goals and 8 assists from just seven games, and he is up against the league’s most obliging defence on Sunday. José Mourinho’s men are visiting the Hawthornes where West Brom will be looking for their first victory of the season. This one seems unlikely to be converted into three points by Slaven Bilic’ men though, as they are not just facing Kane, but the most prolific Premier League attack overall.

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Seven Great Footballers to Win the Champions League As a Player and Manager

The zenith of club football is no doubt the UEFA Champions league, which involves the fiercest battle between the biggest clubs in the world of football, their players, and coaches. To win the competition is no mean feat, and all through the history of the legendary European Cup, and later the Champions League, there are only seven men that have won the competition both as a player and a manager, and this article is to appreciate such men.

Some of these world class sides that these footballers/managers have played for became the product of imagination for numerous fans of the beautiful game, across the world. Netent games online, such as slots like Football: Champions Cup and others, have been highly inspired by some of the teams on this list.

Now, it’s good for us to note that the fact that you are a great player doesn’t mean that you will make it big as a manager. However, in this list, we will see men that have defied the odds and have achieved success both as players and managers.

  1. Miguel Muñoz

It was in the 1950s that Real Madrid started its love affair with the European cup, as soon as it was created. History has it that the club lifted the first five editions of the tournament after its formation, and this made them the finest footballing house in the continent at that time. 

One of the men that were instrumental to this victory is Miguel Muñoz. He was the midfielder that captained the team to victory in the first two editions of the cup, after which he retired from football. However, he became a coach after that, and was made the manager of Real Madrid in 1959. He spent 14 years with the club and became the clubs most successful coach. Under him, the club won nine league titles and two European cup trophies in 1960 and 1966. This made him the first man to ever win the competition as a player and a coach.

  1.  Giovanni Trapattoni

It was after 20 years that another coach achieved Munoz’s feat by winning the competition as a player and coach, and that was Trapattoni. The Italian was part of the squad that won AC Milan the first two of their seven European cup trophies in 1963 and 1969 against Benfica and Ajax respectively.

He later became the manager of Ac Milan after his retirement in 1971, with spells at Juventus, Inter Milan and Bayern Munich. While in his second spell at Juventus as a manager, he lifted the European cup after defeating Liverpool in the finals in 1985 – a match where the Heysel stadium disaster took place.

  1. Johan Cruyff

Johan Cruyff used to be the biggest inspiration behind the Ajax football squad that gave the world the ‘total football’ style of play that captivated football lovers across the globe around the 1970s. During his playing days, he led the club to three consecutive European cups, and was named the winner of the Ballon D’or on the three occasions.

In Ajax’s 2-0 win against Inter Milan in 1972 to clinch the European cup, he scored the two goals. He later left Ajax for Barcelona. However, while in Barcelona as a manager later, he led them to their first ever European cup. He brought free flowing football to the teams for the first time, and that earned them the nickname, the ‘dream team’. It was in 1992 that they landed the European cup with a 1 – 0 win over Sampdoria, and the goal was scored with a free kick by their current coach, Ronald Koeman.

  1. Carlo Ancelotti

He is among the only three people that have won the European cup/Champions league up to three times as a manager. Ancelotti stands as the fought person to lift the trophy as a player and manager. Ancelotti stood as one of the most skillful midfielders during his generation. He won the European cup as a manager with AC Milan on two occasions. He claimed the trophy in 1989 and 1990 in a side that had great talents like Ruud Gullit and Marco Van Basten.

Earlier in his managerial career, he got to the finals with Roma in 1984, but was defeated by Liverpool on penalties, before he went on a successful spell that stood him out as one of the most successful managers of the modern era. During his coaching career, he had the luck to handle teams Like Juventus, Chelsea, Real Madrid, and Bayern Munich, though he had the best time of his career during a trophy laden eight years at AC Milan, where he played in three champions league finals and won two of those. His third Champions league trophy came as a manager of Real Madrid. He led them to the fabled and iconic ‘La Decima,’ their tenth Champions League trophy.

  1. Frank Rijkaard

The next in the list is one of the teammates of Carlo Ancelotti in Milan. Frank Rijkaard joined Gullit and Van Basten to form an amazing Dutch filled Rossoneri squad around the late eighties and early nineties.

While he was at the club, he helped them win the Champions league back to back, scoring the winner against Benfica in 1990. However, he later moved to Ajax and won the trophy with them in 1995 when the Dutch side defeated Ac Milan in a game that was Rijkaard’s final before he retired from football.

As a coach, Frank had short spells with the national team of his country and later moved to Sparta Rotterdam. However, in 2003, he was made the manager of Barcelona FC, and he did the great job of bringing back the Catalan side to prominence in the European scene. He practically laid the foundation for the golden period that followed. While at Barcelona, he led them to back to back La Liga titles and their second European cup win, with Julian Belletti scoring the late winner in a 2-1 victory over Arsenal in 2006 in Paris.

  1. Pep Guardiola

Pep Guardiola is one of the best managers of the modern era. He learnt well under Johan Cruffy during his playing days at Barcelona. He was an avid student of the tactical approach of the legendary Dutchman.

He was among Cruyff’s team that won the first European cup for the Catalan club in 1992. He had a very brilliant career in the club for more than 10 years, during which the team won up to 6 La Liga titles.  After his playing career, he took charge of the Barcelona B team, and was later made the successor to Rijkaard. During his reign as manager, the club enjoyed their most successful spell ever. In his first season as the head coach in 2009, the club won a historic treble, consisting of a Champions League, a La Liga and Spanish super cup. Two years after that, they won another European title under him, defeating Manchester United yet again in the finals.

This made him the sixth man to win the trophy as a player and manager. Because of the style of football adopted by his Barcelona side, they are regarded as the greatest football squad of all time by their followers.

  1. Zinedine Zidane

In his generation, he was regarded as the greatest footballer ever, and as things stand, he may yet be named the greatest football manager of his generation. He has enjoyed great success in his spells as the manager of Real Madrid. While playing, Zidane’s stunning swing of the left foot gave Real Madrid the Champions League in 2002 against Bayer Leverkusen in Scotland.

This was another feat added to his already bright playing career, which included World Cup and European championship successes, coupled with the Ballon D’or trophy. This all showed that the Frenchman is destined to be great in all angles.

After playing, he joined Real Madrid as manager, and in his debut season, he won the Champions League for the club. He went ahead to become the first manager ever in the history of the competition to defend the trophy, and later the first ever manager to win the trophy three consecutive times. Last season was the first time Zidane lost a Champions League knockout tie, and that was against Guadiola’s Manchester City.

Why is it worth playing at an online casino?

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What are the advantages of online casinos?

Online casinos can help you get away from your daily problems. The bright design and various themes of slots will allow you to relax without leaving your home. A huge number of slot machines will give you the opportunity to focus on your favorite bestsellers or try constantly appearing new items. Many online casinos offer users a catalog with a large selection of slots.

Online casino advantages:

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Nobody is notified about the game in the casino. All member data remains completely confidential. Information about the player is not disclosed anywhere. Also, almost all online casinos guarantee security. The confidentiality of the user’s personal information is able to protect the client’s data from fraudsters. This is relevant when specifying bank card details. A participant with the help of an online casino will be able to receive income that others will not know about.

Who is the online casino game for?

You can play at online casinos at absolutely any adult age, having a profession of any direction. It does not take into account seniority or place of work. Anyone can register on any site. This can be a student who needs additional income or an employee of an organization that pays little. An online casino will help you improve your living standards at no extra cost.

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  • For the first deposited amount of money;
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This is a standard list of bonuses that are provided on almost every site. Also, in all online casinos there is a condition for receiving a promotion. You need to fulfill the established requirements. In almost all cases, you will have to wager the bonus to get a real promotion. Only after that, virtual funds provided for free can bring real income, which is available for withdrawal.

Tournaments and lotteries

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Online casino selection

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FPL Season 2020-21 – Gameweek 8 Preview

“On Sunday, the Etihad Stadium will be the scenario for the clash between Manchester City and Liverpool” (CC by 2.0). Image by: Cléria de Souza

Gameweek 7 was another one mainly dominated by differential fantasy assets, as only two of the highest-scoring players were owned by more than 18% of all managers and only one by more than 30% (Jamie Vardy with 14 FPL points at 19.1% and Jack Grealish with 15 points at 30.9%). With Fulham defender Ola Aina, Wolves left-back Rayan Aït Nouri, Southampton captain James Ward-Prowse, Leicester midfielder Youri Tielemans and Chelsea technician Hakim Ziyech, no less than five players in the GW7 Team of the Week were owned by 5% or less of FPL managers.

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This weekend offers another exciting set of fixtures, including a few high-level clashes. There is, of course, the clash of giants between Man City and Liverpool at the Etihad on Sunday but Everton vs Man United at Goodison, Leicester against Wolves at the King Power and Arsenal hosting Aston Villa could go either way. At the same time, an in-form Hammers side host Fulham and strugglers West Bromwich Albion welcome a surprisingly attacking Spurs side. Combine this with the impact of European football mid-week and it’s clear that we’re in for another weekend full of surprises.

Don’t forget: the FPL deadline for gameweek 8 is set for 16h00 (UK time) on Friday, November 6th. Also do check out the Predicted Line-Ups for the Premier League clubs as well as the latest injury news (click on ‘Team’ to sort per club rather than the default ‘date’) before finalising your transfer(s).

Most transferred in/transferred out players (as per November 4th, 2020)

 TRANSFERS OUTTRANSFERS INPOSSIBLE REASONS
GKMartinez (AST), Pickford (EVE), Ryan (BRI)Mendy (CHE), McCarthy (SOU), Martinez (AST) Chelsea not conceded a goal for a while now.
DEFCastagne (LEI), Alexander-Arnold (LIV), Saïss (WOL)Zouma (CHE), Chilwell (CHE), Kilman (WOL)Improved Chelsea defence, Castagne injury, Saïss loss of starting spot
MIDRodriguez (EVE), Jorginho (CHE), Foden (CIT)Ziyech (CHE), Grealish (AST), Jota (LIV)Form midfielders replacing midfielders with injury doubt or rotation risk
FORIngs (SOU), Jimenez (WOL), Calvert-Lewin (EVE)Wilson (NEW), Bamford (LEE), Kane (TOT)Ings’ injury, form of budget strikers, difficult fixtures for Wolves

Premium pick

Together with his team mate Heung-Min Son, Spurs number ten Harry Kane (£11.0m) will undoubtedly be amongst the most-captained fantasy picks in gameweek 8. After the 2-0 defeat at the hands of Fulham last Monday, the Baggies are now the team with most goals conceded in the entire league (16 in 7 games). Spurs, on the other hand, are the most prolific side with 18 goals over that same period. Kane was directly involved in an incredible 14 of those goals with 6 goals and 8 assists, so recommending the English striker, who is playing a bit deeper this season, is a no-brainer. He has not failed to return since gameweek 2 and it’s very hard to see that run getting interrupted at the Hawthornes in GW8.

Non-premium picks

The fact that our first non-premium fantasy pick for gameweek 8 is Everton forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.7m) as the Toffees host Manchester giants United on Saturday is indicative of several things. First of all, of DCL’s status as top forward this season, based on 8 goals from 7 games so far. In fact, he only blanked once, back in GW6. Second of all, of United’s fragile state, especially defensively. The Red Devils lost 2-1 against Champions League new boys Istanbul Basaksehir and in the first six Premier League games this season, they have already let in 13 goals. And third of all, of our trust in the Toffees’ capacity to score anywhere under the guidance of coach Carlo Ancelotti and super star summer signing James Rodriguez (who is a slight doubt for the match). Watch DCL at Goodison Park this weekend.

Clean sheets have been few and far between so far this season, but we did decide to recommend a defender as a non-premium suggestion for GW8. Together with Burnley, Sheffield United have scored the least goals of all teams in the league, with just 3 goals in 7 games. To make it even worse, those goals came in three different games, so it’s safe to say that the Blades have a goalscoring issue. As a result, we think Chelsea central defender Kurt Zouma (£5.2m) could be a shrewd investment when Sheffield United visit Stamford Bridge on Saturday. The Frenchman is actually the highest-scoring defender in the game right now with 46 FPL points, courtesy of 3 clean sheets, 3 goals and 6 bonus points. On top of that, the Blues visit Newcastle in gameweek 9, which could mean two clean sheets in a row.

The budget enabler

Patrick Bamford (£6.0m) turned out to be one THE budget-enablers over the first six weeks of this 2020-21 campaign. Starting with a price tag of just £5.5m, the former Chelsea man is Marcelo Bielsa’s number nine of choice at Leeds and with good reason. He has already recorded 51 FPL points this season, courtesy of 6 goals and 2 assists, which explains his FPL price rise. Still, at just £6.0, Bamford still represents excellent value as the starting striker of a team as offensively oriented as Leeds. This weekend, Bielsa’s men are visiting Selhurst Park to face a Crystal Palace side that has already conceded 11 goals in 7 games. The Eagles haven’t kept a clean sheet at home since gameweek 1, while the Whites have netted 7 times in 3 away games this season. As a third striker in your squad, Bamford could be the ideal budget-enabler.

A differential pick or two

Due to injury issues, it has taken a few weeks before we could realistically include Hakim Ziyech (£8.0m) in a gameweek preview article, but finally here we are. The Moroccan international was purchased from Ajax Amsterdam this summer for £33 million and he burst onto the Premier League scene last weekend with a goal and an assist at Turf Moor. This helped him record 14 FPL points and we feel more fantasy points will be following. The former Ajax men is an extremely gifted attacker and he could become sensational once Chelsea’s attack really starts to click. On top of that, he is currently still owned by just 5.4%, a percentage that could well be growing over the coming weeks. Do keep in mind that he also started for the Blues in the mid-week game against Rennes, so rotation could be lurking.

Despite a very difficult opening set of fixtures, including away versus Leicester, Spurs and Liverpool and at home against Wolves and Man City, West Ham still managed to collect 8 points. The fixture calendar is now turning friendlier for the Hammers, which is how winger Jarrod Bowen (£6.3m) has come onto our radar. The 23-year old Englishman is a nailed-on part of coach David Moyes’s starting eleven and has already scored 3 goals this campaign, including a brace at home against Wolves. In gameweek 8, Fulham are visiting the London Stadium, which looks like a good opportunity for Bowen to build on his tallies. Only Liverpool and West Brom have conceded more goals than Fulham’s 14, so we’re hoping for a goal-ridden West Ham victory in this one. Note: Bowen currently sits in just 2.2% of all teams.

The captaincy

Sometimes, the captaincy decision is a complicated matter with many possible options. Sometimes, you should just keep it simple, especially when the league’s best attack are playing against the league’s worst defence. This is the case on Sunday, when Spurs visit the Hawthornes. As we wrote earlier, Heung-Min Son and Harry Kane will be two of the most popular captaincy picks this weekend, and we have gone with the latter. He currently sits on 6 goals and 8 assists, he’s an absolute nailed-on starter for José Mourinho’s team, and he’s on penalties as well. Having said that, Son is an excellent choice as well, with 8 goals and 2 assists to his name so far.

There are some interesting picks outside of Tottenham as well, though. Timo Werner against a struggling Sheffield United is one of them, as is Kevin de Bruyne who is up against a surprisingly leaky Liverpool side. Dominic Calvert-Lewin could be a differential captaincy pick at home to Man United, while Salah and Mané could both record returns at the Etihad. For the real differentials, there are Neal Maupay with Brighton at home against Burnley and gameweek 6 hattrick here Patrick Bamford at Selhurst Park, to name a few.