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GW29 Kings to watch: Martin Odegaard

The Scout 16 Mar 2021
Martin Odegaard, GW29 Kings to watch

The Scout reckons Arsenal playmaker can continue improving form when he visits West Ham

The Scout is tipping five players to produce big points in Gameweek 29 of Fantasy Premier League.

Martin Odegaard (ARS) £5.9m

The Arsenal midfielder appears to have hit top form after arriving on loan from Real Madrid in the January transfer window.

Odegaard netted his first goal for Arsenal in last week's 3-1 UEFA Europa League win over Olympiacos.

Playing behind the striker in a 4-2-3-1 formation, he produced four shots and created four chances against the Greek side, both team-leading totals.

The Norway international was then instrumental in helping Arsenal to a 2-1 comeback win over north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.

He scored the hosts’ equaliser at Emirates Stadium to claim a 10-point haul, his highest return in Fantasy.

Odegaard's first PL goal in win v Spurs

The underlying statistics show Odegaard’s growing influence on the Arsenal attack.

His four chances created over the last two Gameweeks are joint-top for Mikel Arteta’s side, while his total of four shots is just one fewer than first-placed Alexandre Lacazette (£8.1m). 

Bonus appeal

Odegaard’s distribution also boosts his prospects in the Bonus Points System (BPS), which determines the bonus points in any given match.

Against Spurs, he completed 97 per cent of his 58 passes. 

If a player attempts at least 30 passes and completes more than 90 per cent of them, he will earn six points in the BPS.

Put into perspective, a player earns nine points in the BPS for an assist. 

Odegaard’s style of play, added to his improving goal threat, can help him to another successful Gameweek against West Ham United.

GW29 Kings to watch

Part 1: Stuart Dallas (LEE)
Part 3: Lewis Dunk (BHA)
Part 4: Jesse Lingard (WHU)
Part 5: Gareth Bale (TOT)

Remember, the Gameweek 29 deadline is at 18:30 GMT on Friday 19 March.

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