Liverpool, Manchester City and Newcastle stars are proving popular with less than two days to go until the start of the Premier League season.
Managers are able to select their teams at any time and continue to make changes right up until the first game of the Premier League season, when Burnley host Manchester City on Friday, 11 August (late registration for Bet365’s Fantasy Game is available until 30 September – Gameweek 7. Late-registering teams, following the deadline for Gameweek 1, will start on zero points).
A £50,000 jackpot is up for grabs for the overall winner, with £450,000 worth of prizes to be distributed among the top 10,000 players. This £500,000 prize pool makes Bet365’s competition the most lucrative Premier League fantasy game on offer.
The format will be familiar to regular players of season-long fantasy football games, with new and eligible Bet365 users tasked with managing a 15-man squad throughout 38 game weeks of the 2023-24 campaign.
It was revealed this week that Manchester City striker Erling Haaland is the most popular selection for players as we head into the season. The Norwegian star plundered 36 Premier League goals in his debut season and, as of 7 August, had been picked by 56.59% of fantasy managers.
Haaland’s City teammate Ederson is the most selected goalkeeper by users, with Trent Alexander Arnold and Bukayo Saka the favourites in defence and midfield respectively.
|1||Trent Alexander Arnold||30.73%|
|2||Kevin De Bruyne||21.82%|
Bet365’s Steve Freeth said: “Fantasy football is a huge topic of conversation during my week and our free-to-play fantasy football game is an absolute cracker, with a whopping £500,000 prize pool and a mouth-watering £50,000 going to the winner with cash prizes for the top 10,000 places.
“Not only that, there will also be a £65,000 prize pool set aside for managers of the month and that will come in handy if you’re a bit streaky like me!”
Within days of the game launching over 20,000 individual managers had already registered and selected their provisional teams. This number is expected to exceed 100,000 by kick-off at Turf Moor on Friday.
Bet365’s Fantasy Game pays out a huge £50,000 to the first-place winner, with additional cash prizes for the top 10,000 places.
There are also monthly prizes on offer to keep Bet365 fantasy players engaged throughout the season.
A substantial £65,000 prize pool is put aside for users that achieve the highest scores each month.
This prize pool is split between each month’s top 1,000 highest scoring managers. The table below displays the full breakdown of monthly prizes for Bet365’s full-season fantasy game: