Sky Sports Fantasy Six-A-Side Picks For 24/09/2017
September 21, 2017
Sky Sports Fantasy Six-A-Side offers existing users of Sky Bet the opportunity to win a share of the £5000 jackpot each week. All you need to do is select six players from the main Super Sunday game that is broadcast on Sky Sports, and if your team gets the most combined points then you will win the jackpot.
Why Play Sky Sports Fantasy Six-A-Side?
By only taking a few minutes out of your week, you can give yourself a risk-free shot at winning £5000. What’s not to love? Fantasy football has really grown in popularity over the last few years as a way to show off to your mates about how your knowledge of football is so much greater than theirs. Playing Sky Sports Fantasy Six-A-Side certainly offers this, as you are able to set up leagues with your friends on the site, but you have the added bonus of potentially winning a lot of cash too. Excellent.
The best thing is, the game is free to play which makes this perfect to complete alongside your matched betting offers each week. You are able to use your existing log in details for Sky Bet in order to play the game. If you do not yet have an account with Sky Bet, we advise that you sign up and first complete their lucrative welcome offer, which you can turn into a guaranteed profit of around £16 when matched betting. If you sign up for an account with us, you will be able to follow the step by step guide in the members area to ensure that you win either way.
Though the chances of winning the jackpot are quite slim, it is still well worth doing on the off chance that your team pulls off a great performance for you.
How does it work?
It’s easy to understand, you have to choose six players from the Super Sunday match which is usually a 4pm kick off. There are no budgets, player values, positions or formations for this team, so you won’t need to worry about it being balanced. If you wish to pick six attackers all from the same team, that’s absolutely fine!
- Your team must consist of one ‘Elite’ player and five ‘Team’ players. As you would expect, the elite players are those who are in form and expected to score the most points. You can choose from four Elite players, while the rest of the team will be selected from the other players from both squads.
- Points are scored for all kinds of in-game events. A full list can be found on the website, but for example; A goalkeeper would receive +35 points for a penalty save, a defender +25 points for a clean sheet, while all players get +35 points for a goal scored.
- Once you have chosen the six players, you will need to pick a Power Play Period, which are split into 15 minute sections. You team will receive double points during the minutes you choose.
- Then, select the time you think the first goal will go in which will be needed if teams are tied. In that case the closest to the correct time wins the money.
You have up until kick off to choose or edit your team. This week is Brighton & Hove Albion vs Newcastle United. Let’s take a look at some good options to select for your team.
Our pick – Matt Ritchie (Newcastle)
Newcastle winger Matt Ritchie had to answer questions about whether or not he was good enough for the Premier League before the start of this season, due to making the step down to the Championship last term. He has answered his critics perfectly though, with his incredible work rate earning many plaudits. He’s not just a runner though, his left foot possesses real quality. Last week against Stoke City he whipped in two perfect crosses which directly lead to goals. The Scottish International actually has 4 assists already in the Premier League this season, which is only one behind the league’s leading assists man Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
With a tendency to pick out Newcastle captain Jamaal Lascelles from corners, Ritchie should prove to be a real threat against a Brighton side that have struggled to make the step up to the Premier League so far. As well as taking free kicks and corners, he was also on penalty duty last season which shouldn’t have changed. Therefore if the Magpies are awarded a spot kick, that could be extra points for your fantasy team. The other elite player options are Jonjo Shelvey, Pascal Gross and Anthony Knockaert. Shelvey will likely start from the bench, while Knockaert struggled against the same opposition last team. Gross however would be a very good alternative to Ritchie.
Our pick 1 – Rob Elliot (Newcastle)
Yes, it is true that you do not need to select a goalkeeper but on this occasion we’re going to go for it. The reason being, in the game goalkeepers are rewarded generously points wise. As well as getting 30+ points for a clean sheet, they get +9 points for every save and +2 points each time they come out an claim the ball.
As Brighton are the home side and have been struggling so far, they will be under pressure to take the game to Newcastle, who are a side that like to sit back and catch teams on the counter attack. Therefore, as the game goes on Brighton are likely to put more crosses in and take shots from distance, which should be bread and butter for the keeper.
Our pick 2 – Shane Duffy (Brighton)
The giant Brighton centre back will tower above most other players on the pitch, which obviously makes him an attacking threat from set pieces. If he grabs a goal from a free kick or corner that would be an extra 35 points for your team.
He will also earn plenty of points for his defensive work too though. Duffy will likely win the majority of his aerial duels, with each one adding an extra 2 points. If the Geordies are chasing a goal, they may need to resort to long balls, which the Irishman should be able to deal with.
Our pick 3 – Jamaal Lascelles (Newcastle)
On a similar note, we have already mentioned how much of a threat the Newcastle skipper is from attacking corners and he is looking to make it three games in a row with a goal. From Matt Ritchie’s excellent deliveries, we wouldn’t put it past him getting it.
For every tackle, interception, block and clearance as well as aerial duel won, Lascelles would add 2 points to your team. Well worth considering since he has scored well in previous weeks.
Our pick 4 – Solly March (Brighton)
The local lad that has come good, Solly March has been a bright spark in Brighton’s first Premier League season so far. Individually, he will be full of confidence after nodding in a goal against Bournemouth last week.
He is also likely to create a few chances for his team mates, which would add 7 points each time to his total. If the Seagulls are to do well, March will need to have a good game.
Our pick 5 – Christian Atsu (Newcastle)
Speaking of creating chances, the Toon winger has been in exceptional form so far this season. After years of loan moves here, there and everywhere, Atsu has finally found a place to call home on a permanent basis.
Fresh off a goal and scoring 66.5 points overall last week, the Ghanaian will be looking to keep the great performances coming. The Brighton full backs will have a task on their hands to keep him quiet.
Honourable mentions – Lewis Dunk (Brighton), Ciaran Clark (Newcastle), Davy Propper (Brighton), Dale Stevens (Brighton) and Joselu (Newcastle)
Power Play Period
Our pick – 75:00 – Full Time
In what is expected to be a tight and tense game, it is more than likely going to go right down to the wire. This means that the winning goal could come very late on when both defences start to tire. Looking back at the game between the two sides last season at the Amex, Newcastle left it late to grab a 2-1 win with goals in the 81st and 89th minutes. We could see something similar on Sunday.
Our Pick – 15th minute
It is almost impossible to guess when the first goal will be in a match as there are so many contributing factors. With Brighton having something to prove, they will look to come out quickly. Thus they may grab an early goal, but they could also leave themselves open at the back for a counter attack. It is usually best to go for an early time when guessing the Golden Goal, just in case.
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