Match-by-match fantasy football tips for GW2

Match-by-match fantasy football tips for GW2
Aaron Rogan
Aaron Rogan
August 18, 2021
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Before becoming a Sports Journalist for Free Super Tips, Aaron spent three years studying Sports Journalism at the University of Sunderland while taking in the Black Cats' 'glory years' under Martin O'Neill. Now back in Northern Ireland he turns niche stats into predictions for FST, while he's one of the few people on this island who is equally comfortable at Windsor Park and the Aviva.

We’re just a week into the new Fantasy Premier League season and we’ve already seen one of the highest scoring weeks we’re likely to get. Breaking 100 points was a given in most mini-leagues, but we know FPL success and failure rests on more than the opening 10 matches.

With gameweek 2 just around the corner we’ve gone game-by-game in the Premier League this weekend. We’ve collected statistics, form and taken a look back over recent years to select a star signing from all 10 matches from this round. You can see our 10 FPL tips below, while head over to our Premier League predictions page for more insight into this weekend’s fixtures.


Fantasy Premier League Tips for GW2

Liverpool vs Burnley

  • Burnley have lost eight of their last 10 Premier League games, including each of their last four.
  • Roberto Firmino has been directly involved in six goals in his last six Premier League appearances against Burnley (5 goals, 1 assist)
  • The Brazilian posted an xG of 0.42 despite featuring for only 28 minutes against Norwich

Best Buy: Roberto Firmino (£9million)


Aston Villa vs Newcastle

  • Newcastle haven’t scored a goal in any of their last four Premier League visits to Aston Villa
  • Callum Wilson has faced Aston Villa and failed to score more often (5 times) than any other Premier League side
  • Cash made three assists for Villa last season and he should team up well with Emi Buendia on the wing

Best Buy: Matty Cash (£5m)


Crystal Palace vs Brentford

  • Crystal Palace are winless in their last nine  London derbies in the Premier League(D4 L5)
  • The Eagles have lost their last four against fellow London sides, conceding three goals on each occasion
  • Brentford’s shots in their opener had an average xG of 0.18, the highest in the league across the 10 games
  • Sergi Canos scored Brentford’s opener and he won three bonus points thanks to having the most shots, tackles and interceptions of any player in the division

Best Buy: Sergi Canos (£5.5m)


Leeds vs Everton

  • Everton have failed to score in four of their last six on the road in the Premier League
  • Raphinha scored in both of Leeds’ games against Everton last season
  • No Leeds player had a better xG (0.3) or higher Expected Assists (0.1) than Raphinha at Old Trafford last weekend

Best Buy: Raphinha (£6.5m)


Man City vs Norwich

  • Manchester City won all four of their 3pm Saturday Premier League kick-offs last term by an aggregate score of 9-0.
  • Norwich have lost their last 11 Premier League games, failing to score in 10 of those
  • Despite ending up on the losing side last weekend, Joao Cancelo had an xA of 0.75, while he also had an xG of 0.16 from full-back
  • The Portuguese defender made three key passes against Spurs and he attempted three shots

Best Buy: Joao Cancelo (£6m)


Brighton vs Watford

  • Only Man City (20) have won more games in England’s top four leagues in 2021 than Watford (18)
  • Ismaila Sarr has scored five goals in his last six league appearances for Watford, scoring in each of the last two
  • The midfielder made four key passes against Aston Villa and took three shots

Best Buy: Ismaila Sarr (£6m)


Southampton vs Man United

Bruno Fernandes for Manchester United in FA Cup

  • Bruno Fernandes is yet to end on the losing side in any of his 25 away Premier League matches for Manchester United
  • The Portuguese scored a hat-trick in the opener from an xG of just 0.78
  • In three meetings with Southampton, Fernandes has scored twice and made three assists

Best Buy: Bruno Fernandes (£12.1m)


Wolves vs Tottenham

  • Wolves have lost their last four Premier League games, scoring just once
  • Seven of the last 14 meetings between these two sides have been won by the away team
  • Reguilon started in a Spurs defence which looked much improved, while he made two key passes in their win

Best Buy: Sergio Reguilon (£5m)


Arsenal vs Chelsea

  • No Premier League side had a better xG against than Chelsea at the weekend (0.32 conceded)
  • Since Thomas Tuchel’s first game in charge of Chelsea, Blues keeper Édouard Mendy has kept 10 Premier League clean sheets, more than any other side
  • Mendy has kept a clean sheet in 53% of his Premier League games

Best Buy: Edouard Mendy (£6m)


West Ham vs Leicester

  • No player had a better xG in the opening weekend than Michail Antonio (1.51)
  • The forward also recorded an xA of 0.46, making one assist at Newcastle
  • Antonio could become West Ham’s outright top scorer in the Premier League by scoring here
  • The West Ham striker has scored in his last two starts against Leicester

Best Buy: Michail Antonio (£7.6m)


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