Premier League: 4 FanDuel Value Plays for Matchweek 11
Four Premier League matches on Sunday means that the main FanDuel slate for Saturday is only five matches. Liverpool and Burnley, both at 16 points and 12 points off the pace, are the best teams in action.
|Saturday, November 4th|
|West Brom at Huddersfield|
|Burnley at Southampton|
|Bournemouth at Newcastle United|
|Brighton at Swansea City|
|Liverpool at West Ham|
With a lack of top-4 teams on the slate, player pricing is down in general. Two Liverpool players, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah, are the highest priced on the slate at $9,500. There are 14 players priced at or above $8,000.
The lowered values means that the value is not as great, but there are still some wonderful plays that will not break the bank.
Glenn Murray ($7,500): The Brighton striker has three goals in his last two matches as he looks to make his third consecutive start. Over the last two weeks, his six shots inside the opponent's penalty area leads the Premier League.
Glenn Murray scored his first @premierleague goal at the Amex for @OfficialBHAFC in today's 1-1 draw with @SouthamptonFC. #BHAFC pic.twitter.com/cmwXTKDnUA
— Brighton Fanbase (@BrightonFanbase) October 29, 2017
Brighton will face Swansea, a team that has lost four of their last five matches at home while conceding 9 goals. Swansea is third in the league in shots allowed per match and have conceded more shots on target at home than any other team.
Brighton are unbeaten in their last three and Swansea is battling injuries to six players. The match sets up well to move that unbeaten streak to four and for Murray to continue his great form.
Jeff Hendrick ($5,500): Burnley switched to a 4-4-1-1 last week and it paid off for Hendrick, as he scored after being moved to a support role behind the lone striker. Last week was Hendrick's best week on FanDuel and he should be deployed in the same role this week against Southampton.
Hendrick's game winner last week did not seem too tough, but Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville complimented his touch and focus. The Ireland international midfielder assumed he should finish the chance last week showing a growing confidence in his ability.
According to FanDuel's new expected starter feature, only three players are priced lower than Hendrick and expected to get the call for a starting XI on Saturday. That includes his teammate Johann Berg Gudmundsson.
Florian Lejeune ($4,500): Newcastle is tied for fourth in the league with only 9 goals conceded this season. Lejeune is the cheapest of the expected starters that will face a Bournemouth side that have failed to score in three of their last five Premier League games.
Lejeune has started the last three matches and scored over 22 points in two of those three. Last week's 25.75-point tally was his best of the season. Lejeune was credited with a chance created from his central defense role. He also had 8 clearances, 2 tackles, and 5 interceptions.
Lejeune will have to track Jermain Defoe, who has scored in each of his last three Premier League trips to St James' Park. Even with Defoe, Bournemouth only average just over 9 shots per match. They have only scored 6 goals this season, so the advantage goes to Newcastle.
Robert Elliot ($4,500): There is only a $500 difference between starting keepers on the main slate, so for reasons mentioned in the last paragraph, this selection stays at St. James' Park.
Elliot has at least 12 points in each of his last two matches. He has not had to make too many saves because of the stout defense in front of him, but his 4 saves on Monday kept his team in the match before Hendrick tallied for Burnley.
Regardless, there is a good chance for a clean sheet against Bournemouth. FanDuel awards 10 points for a shutout and that can separate a lot of teams on Saturday.
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