Our Sky Sports Fantasy Football guru expects Saturday's games to provide the points this weekend.
Last Updated: 07/12/12 3:07pm
Despite all eyes being on this weekend's Super Sunday line-up, there are Sky Sports Fantasy Football points to be won in abundance from Saturday's games.
It's the Manchester derby at lunchtime on Sunday and, with Everton hosting Tottenham later in the day, many Fantasy Football managers face the prospect of their key players taking points off each other.
United's Robin van Persie and City's Joe Hart are two of the most-picked players in the game, and with Sky Bet going 8/15 that both sides score in the game, it might be best for the England keeper to sit this one out if he's your number one.
Of course, you'll need an adequate replacement should you choose not to put your faith in Man City's defence, in which case set your sights on Chelsea's Petr Cech, with the Blues travelling to struggling Sunderland on Saturday.
The Czech Republic international is £0.2million cheaper than Hart, and Sunderland have only scored five goals in six home games this season. On top of this, star striker Steven Fletcher, scorer of almost half of the Black Cats' Premier League goals, is struggling to be fit for the fixture.
Chelsea are a short price at 15/8 to win to nil with Sky Bet, but whether Fernando Torres' midweek brace in the Champions League will rejuvenate the Spaniard's long-term form is debatable. At £9.5m, it's too expensive a risk to take in drafting him in, so hold tight but keep an eye on his performance for future reference.
Meanwhile, two defeats on the bounce threaten to derail fifth-place West Brom, but they face an Arsenal side who have won just three of their last 10 home games, and this meeting has goals written all over it. Both teams to score is 8/11 on, so ship out any defenders you have that are expected to feature.
Santi to deliver
Midfielders could run the show, though, with Santi Cazorla (£6.7m) the must-have star player of this particular encounter. Or, if money's tight, find room for £4.2m midfield bargain Zoltan Gera, who has rediscovered his eye for the spectacular of late.
Take the time to look at Wigan's injury and suspension list ahead of Saturday's visit of QPR and you're likely to be convinced that Harry Redknapp will deliver his first win as manager of the London club.
Adel Taarabt is the best value at £5.2m, with the Moroccan's recent form reportedly prompting interest from Manchester United, while striker Jamie Mackie (£7.7m) has enjoyed a new lease of life since the departure of Mark Hughes, having scored two in his last three games.
Back to Sunday, and it's difficult to see where the points are to be won, with three rather unpredictable fixtures in prospect. Everton boast a player of enormous magnitude in Marouane Fellaini, and you'd be wise to leave him in your side - or sign him up if you haven't already - with Tottenham missing their talisman Gareth Bale (hamstring) in midfield.
Sunday's other game sees Liverpool travel to West Ham without the suspended Luis Suarez, the game's top points scorer, in a fixture that's almost too tough to call. The Reds are the slight favourites (7/5 with Sky Bet) but, without Suarez, their main source of points will have to rest with Steven Gerrard (£7.8m).
Gerrard's form in a deeper role has been indifferent this season, though, with Raheem Sterling offering better value at £4.3m having scored just two points less than his captain. However, it's a fixture best overlooked where possible.