3 FanDuel Premier League Under-the-Radar Plays for Matchweek 25
Pascal Groß, Midfielder, Brighton
The lone bright spot of Brighton's two-goal defeat against Fulham on Tuesday was Glenn Murray's ($8,000) two-goal, 52.6-FanDuel-point performance. On a slate where people might be hesitant to pay the inflated prices for forwards who are usually less expensive, such as Aleksandar Mitrovic ($11,500), Raul Jimenez ($10,500), and Diogo Jota ($9,500), Glenn Murray's salary looks very enticing. If Murray is going to be the popular option from Brighton, Groß represents an interesting pivot.
After missing almost three months of action, Groß returned to a consistent starting role for Brighton in late November and has recently ramped up his production to match his levels from last season. Over his last four matches, he has produced 19.9, 31.6, 6.9, and 20.8 FanDuel points, with two of those matches coming against top-six sides in Manchester United and Liverpool. Groß has played a central role in Brighton's 4-5-1 and 4-3-3 formations but has been more productive in the former, which Brighton could opt for this weekend after the 4-3-3 let them down against Fulham on Tuesday.
Brighton have been a far better side at home this season, where they have earned 18 points in 11 matches as opposed to 8 in 13 matches on the road. Their recent home results haven't been great, but their opponents in those matches were Liverpool, Everton, Arsenal, and Chelsea. In their six home matches against non-elite sides this season, Brighton have four wins and two draws, with a combined advantage of 9-4.
Watford have been serviceable on the road this season, allowing 17 goals in 12 matches, but they have allowed multiple goals to Bournemouth, Everton, and Leicester, in addition to Arsenal and Tottenham. Brighton could easily add their name to the list as they look the bounce back from midweek defeat.