Fantasy Football Tips

The Tips article, which will be released on Thursdays, is where we take a look at which players should be considered for your team, both on a short-term and longer-term basis. While the more obvious selections will, naturally, be included, we will also endeavour to find those hidden bargains and differentials that could set you apart from your rivals and help your performance in your mini-leagues.

Fantasy World Cup Russia Group D Guide

Fantasy World Cup Russia Group D Guide Welcome to Fantasy World Cup Russia Group D Guide. Well, I was supposed to have this article ready and up on Saturday, but then I had the audacity to go on vacation (that’s what we call “going on holiday” on this side of the pond). So Init, in his ever gracious manner, (or maybe just because he happened to be on holiday and didn’t want to pick up my slack) let me distort the alphabet and get you D in a belated manner. So, without any more delay, here is the run-down on Group D! Group D has some interesting pairings! In the last World Cup, Argentina and Nigeria both took part in Group F, where they both advanced out of their group. Their match was a 3-2 victory for Argentina, with Messi and Ahmed Musa each scoring two, and a Marcos Rojo goal the only t...[Read More]

Fantasy World Cup Russia Group G Guide

Fantasy World Cup Russia Group G Guide Welcome to Fantasy World Cup Russia Group G Guide. Group G is considered to be a relatively easy group, however, that depends on your point of view; fans of World Cup virgins Panama probably don’t fancy their chances much. Other than the men who don’t make the hats (I was dismayed to learn Panama hats originate from Ecuador) Group G consists of perennial underachievers England, perennial dark horses Belgium and Tunisia (I ran out of perennial based superlatives), who everyone seems to have written off, but could yet pull off a nasty surprise or two. Unsurprisingly Belgium are favourites to top the group, England tipped to take second, and it could go either way in my opinion. Nobody expects much from Tunisia, and even less is expected from Panama. The...[Read More]

Fantasy World Cup Russia Group F Guide

Fantasy World Cup Russia Group F Guide Welcome to Fantasy World Cup Russia Group F Guide. When most people watch the World Cup draw their thoughts wander to who their team will be facing and their possible subsequent prospects. When an FF247 writer views the draw they simply see 25 teams they know nothing about and yet know full well that they will be tasked with writing about at least 3 of them in a few months time! And thus that is exactly the case here. Group F contains Germany, Mexico, Sweden and South Korea. Now I can waffle on to my hearts content about the prospects of Germany, we probably all could, such is their profile. But I can’t honestly say I followed the progress of the other 3 to the finals with much vigor. Yours truly is nothing if not resourceful though! Your other ...[Read More]

Fantasy World Cup Russia Group H Guide

Fantasy World Cup Russia Group H Guide Welcome to Fantasy World Cup Russia Group H Guide. Group H promises to be one of the more unpredictable groups in the tournament as Poland, Senegal, Colombia and Japan compete for two spots in the knock-out stage. Tough to call who will come first and second in the group, though one would expect Colombia to rock the boat and top Group H, while Poland and Senegal duke it out for second place. The bookies’ favourites are Colombia in first with Poland in second. The winner of Group H will play the runner-up of Group G, and conversely, the runner-up of Group H will play the winner of Group G. Belgium and England are expected to go through from G, though who knows in which order. The game itself can be accessed here – FIFA World Cup And the official ...[Read More]

Fantasy World Cup Russia Group E Guide

Fantasy World Cup Russia Group E Guide Welcome to Fantasy World Cup Russia Group E Guide. This group is evenly split in terms of geography as we see two Latin American teams, Brazil and Costa Rica, play two Central European teams, Serbia and Switzerland. It’s going to be an interesting group as we get to see the age-old question of which style is better, the Latin slick and smooth or the European tough and direct. Even though the geography is balanced the level of skill is not as this group feels like the ‘best’ against the ‘rest’. The winner of this group should be Brazil, unless they implode, so even though you may think this group is not worth watching, stop and read this because the other three teams could provide a lot of competition for 2nd place. Costa Rica, Serbia and Switzerland w...[Read More]

Fantasy World Cup Russia Group C Guide

Fantasy World Cup Russia Group C Guide Welcome to Fantasy World Cup Russia Group C Guide. Group C is made up of four teams with long and varied World Cup histories. Group favourites and top seeds France are making their fifteenth appearance and were winners on home soil in 1998. Whilst it may not look like it upon first glance, this group is packed with World Cup finals experience, as each of the other three sides are all making their fifth appearance at the finals and none of the four sides have failed to escape the group stage. With both Peru and Denmark both being previous Quarter Finalists and Australia reaching the last 16 in 2006. Interestingly, both of the Intercontinental Play-Off winners feature in this group with Australia (after beating Honduras 3-1 over two legs) and Peru (who ...[Read More]

Fantasy World Cup Russia Introduction

Fantasy World Cup Russia Introduction 2018 Welcome to Fantasy World Cup Russia Tips 2018. “Just when I thought I was out… they pull me back in.” You know you want to! Stop fighting it. You know full well when you see that first World Cup RMT come in you’ll have that feeling, that sense, you just have to take part too. But you can’t, you swore you’d take a fantasy break, you needed a fantasy break. It’s been a long season and it takes its toll. But now you’re thinking you’ll maybe take a peek, just to see what it’s all about… We’ve had people swear blind upon completion of the FPL season that we will see them in August and not a moment before. And who can blame them? We’ve also had many people say this before and ...[Read More]

Fantasy World Cup Russia Group B Guide

Fantasy World Cup Russia Group B Guide Welcome to Fantasy World Cup Russia Group B Guide. Portugal, Spain, Morocco and Iran. Oh my, this could get explosive. Literally. Geopolitically speaking of course. The two Iberian and the Maghreb countries have history between them and most surely have some unfinished business. I’m not sure football will solve this but friends they are not. Well, their ancestors of several centuries ago weren’t. Morocco is one of the North African Muslim countries that once occupied Iberia long before Portugal or Spain existed as countries. Nonetheless, the existing Christians fought them throughout the centuries and ended up expelling them in the XV century. They had brought knowledge and technology, and in response they got swords and war. In the process Portugal w...[Read More]

Fantasy World Cup Russia Group A Guide

Fantasy World Cup Russia Group A Guide Welcome to Fantasy World Cup Russia Group A Guide. Group A is a juxtoposition of styles and personnel, boasting the breakout player of the season Mo Salah; an unusually well-rounded Uruguayan ensemble capable of going deep in this year’s tournament; the host nation Russia who will probably just be happy to get out of the group; and Saudi Arabia who… well, Saudi Arabia. Uruguay are the bookies’ odds-on favourites to top the quartet, with Russia in second. One imagines third-favourites Egypt’s odds will fluctuate between ‘some chance’ and ‘no chance’ depending on the fitness of their star player. None of the teams are really expected to make the last eight, owing perhaps to potential clashes with Spain or ...[Read More]

Fantasy Football Tips & Captain Picks Gameweek 38

Fantasy Football Tips & Captain Picks Gameweek 38 Welcome to Fantasy Football Tips & Captain Picks Gameweek 38. Many people have said that fantasy football is a cruel mistress and the past gameweek was the absolute epitome of that, with triple captain and bench boost chips – along with hits aplenty – all seemingly going to waste as some of the favourites either didn’t show up or did absolutely nothing when they were on the pitch. Or, in the case of the most transferred-in midfielder, Raheem Sterling, both. So, here we go then – the final hurrah as we cling on to the hope of finishing the season roughly where we wanted or just thinking “screw it” and try to look as calm and collected as possible as that idiot from Accounts managed to win it in their very first season. This week is a...[Read More]

Fantasy Football Tips Gameweek 36

Fantasy Football Tips Gameweek 36 Welcome to Fantasy Football Tips Gameweek 36. Well, how was it for you then? I am, of course, talking about fantasy football – what else?! – and, in particular, Gameweek 35, where lots of managers no doubt looked in horror at their team as they realised they had three players starting. Others who had picked the right personnel within their free hit chip had contrasting emotions however! With so few teams playing – and so some of the season’s favourites like Kane, De Gea, Azpilicueta, Eriksen and Vardy not starting – it gave a good chance to mix things up a bit with the free hit chip, with players like Lacazette, both of Man City’s Silvas and even Livermore bringing the points in. Just 0.1 per cent of managers have Livermore, by the way, and honestly, would...[Read More]

Fantasy Football Tips DGW34

Fantasy Football Tips DGW34 Welcome to Fantasy Football Tips DGW34. Into DGW34 we go as last week’s disaster is well and truly pushed to the back of our minds. With the likes of Salah and Firmino not even starting and then players like Lukaku, Kane, Willian and Mahrez proving to be massive flops, an average as low as just 32 points was inevitable. Even the top team with 102 points still had a zero next to Hector Bellerin – if that’s any consolation! Suffice to say, with writing on two consecutive gameweeks, I feel the need to evaluate my tips article from last week. Well, the best goalkeeper suggestion turned out to be either Lloris, Pope or Ryan who each scored three points. Looking at the defenders, Tarkowski was embarrassingly the best tip as he collected two points, with Monreal ...[Read More]

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