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GW17 Ones to watch: Roberto Pereyra

The Scout 12 Dec 2018
Roberto Pereyra, Watford goal v Everton

The Scout believes that the Watford attacker has the form and fixtures to deliver

The Scout is tipping five players to produce big points in Gameweek 17 of Fantasy Premier League.

Roberto Pereyra (WAT) £6.2m

Watford are about to embark on an attractive run of fixtures, starting with a weekend visit from Cardiff City, which should promote the stock of their Argentinian midfielder.

Only one of the Hornets' next seven matches scores higher than three in the Fixture Difficulty Rankings (FDR), with four scoring just two. 

Watford's next seven fixtures
GW Opp FDR GW Opp FDR
17 CAR (H) 2 21 BOU (A) 3
18 WHU (A) 3 22 CRY (A) 2
19 CHE (H) 4 23 BUR (H) 2
20 NEW (H) 2      

Pereyra made an impressive start to the campaign, equalling last season's goal tally of five in the first 10 Gameweeks.

But he then had a five-match run of blanks, which he stopped with two FPL assists in the 2-2 draw at Everton on Monday night.

Home threat

He has been particularly productive in home matches.

Four of his five goals have come at Vicarage Road and only five midfielders have attempted more shots in the box than his 14 at home.

That goal threat has remained strong in recent weeks.

No Watford player bettered Pereyra's seven shots in the penalty area over the last four Gameweeks.

Cardiff opportunity

A visit from Cardiff's defence suggests he can enjoy solid returns again.

The Bluebirds have managed only one clean sheet on the road, conceding 15 goals.

They have also shipped three or more goals in an away match on three occasions and twice in their last three road trips.

Pereyra has both the form and the fixture to provide strong value in the mid-priced midfield market.

Also in this series

Part 1: GW17 Ones to watch: Son Heung-min
Part 2: GW17 Ones to watch: Chicharito
Part 4: GW17 Ones to watch: Sead Kolasinac
Part 5: GW17 Ones to watch: Bernardo Silva

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