Yahoo DFS Soccer: Saturday EPL Picks

Yahoo DFS Soccer: Saturday EPL Picks

This article is part of our Yahoo DFS Soccer series.

MATCHES (ET)

FORWARDS

Alexandre Lacazette, ARS at WBA (£24): Lacazette has the best goal scoring odds and is on the biggest favorite of the slate. He's scored in consecutive matches, with the most recent goal coming off the bench. Bukayo Saka (£22) has been a steady source of points and continues to take a high volume of set pieces for Arsenal. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£22) is the same price but hasn't quite produced to the same levels we saw last season. Matheus Pereira (£14) is on set pieces for West Bromwich Albion and their best attacking option. 

Pedro Neto, WOL at BRI (£23): Neto is in a similar mold as Saka and is a good source of accurate crosses and shots. Though you'll likely need a goal or assist to make value, his consistency makes him an attractive option. He's finished with more than 4.3 points in 15 of his 16 starts. 

David McGoldrick, SHU at CRY (£16): If you're not taking Wilfried Zaha (£26) in this match, McGoldrick is an option at a much cheaper price. He's scored at least 5.75 points in three of his past four starts. Christian Benteke (£14) is another cheap alternative for Crystal Palace and should start his sixth straight match. 

MIDFIELDERS

Eberechi Eze, CRY v. SHU (£17): It's rare to have a slate with no midfielders over £20 and it's due to the lack of quality. This makes Eze an easy selection as he takes set pieces and is averaging 6.39 floor points per 90 minutes. 

Ruben Neves, WOL v. BRI (£14): Neves has been a machine when it comes to accumulating defensive stats. Over the past four matches he's made 15 interceptions and won six tackles, which has helped him finish with over 6.85 points in each of those outings. Another aspect that's helped his production in that span is his shot volume, as he's put a shot on target in each of those four outings. Daniel Podence (£19) is more expensive due to his place higher up the pitch, and whil ehe has more upside, Neves is a safer play.

Grady Diangana, WBA v. ARS (£11): In the same way there's not many high-quality midfielders on this slate, the same goes for cheaper options. Diangana is the best bargain option and it will be interesting if he continues to take shots. He hadn't taken a shot in the five matches prior to Sam Allardyce's arrival but has now taken a shot in consecutive matches. If he can continue that trend, he should have no problem exceeding his valuation. 

DEFENDERS

Adam Webster, BRI at WOL (£16): Webster has scored at least 7.55 fantasy points in three of the past four matches. Brighton are actually favorites in this match and have the third-highest clean sheet odds. Ki-Jana Hoever (£10) started his first Premier League match this week and could make another start at wing-back against Brighton. 

Patrick van Aanholt, CRY v. SHU (£15): Crystal Palace have the second-best clean sheet odds and face a Sheffield United side that has scored a total of eight goals in 16 matches. van Aanholt contributes on both sides of the ball and has won a corner and made an interception in six straight matches. 

Pablo Mari, ARS at WBA (£14): Gabriel is sidelined due to COVID, so Mari should make a third straight start at center-back. He was excellent during Tuesday's win over Brighton, finishing with 10.85 points, and since Arsenal have the best clean sheet odds, Mari could be in for another serviceable day. 

GOALKEEPERS

Bernd Leno, ARS at WBA (£15): Arsenal are the biggest favorites with the best clean sheet odds and Leno is coming off a clean sheet. He could replicate that once again. As noted earlier, Sheffield United are woeful in front of net and Vicente Guaita (£16) is the most expensive goalkeeper on the slate because of that. Aaron Ramsdale (£10) and Robert Sanchez (£10) are the cheapest expected starters, though neither have produced many points. Rui Patricio (£16) has ended with negative points in four of the past six matches, making me weary of his selection despite a positive matchup. 

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