FPL GW13 Tips

There is a hectic December period ahead. There are 9 Fantasy Premier League gameweeks in 35 days between 27 November and 1 January.

In average, that is 3.89 days of rest for teams between gameweeks. So, prepare your squad for potential rotation and injuries. That’s why in this preview we will pay special attention to bench management of your fantasy squad.

Let’s jump to our FPL GW13 Tips.

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FPL GW13 Tips

How to manage your bench during tough December schedule

December is one of the most important periods in FPL. In January, everything will be different in the overall ranking.

FPL Managers who got to the top 1K or top 10K mainly due to “lack” rather than “skill” might suffer a significant rank drop.

And skillful managers who were a bit behind in the ranking might finally start making some ground and moving upwards.

During this December period, your FPL season can make or breakHaving a playing bench is going to be an important part of your FPL strategy during Christmas.

So, we prepared few tips and ideas how to manage your bench during this period, feel free to read it here: FPL Bench Order Guide.

Key notes for GW13

Fixtures to target

These are fixtures to target in FPL Gameweek 13 according to the bookies odds.

  • Liverpool: 75 % to win and 49 % to score 2.5 + goals
  • Manchester City: 73 % to win and 46 % to score 2.5 + goals
  • Arsenal: 65 % to win and 37 % to score 2.5 + goals
  • Chelsea: 60 % to win and 29 % to score 2.5 + goals
  • Leicester: 58 % to win and 32 % to score 2.5 + goals

Premier League Predicted Lineups for GW13

Who do we expect to start in FPL GW13? Check out our Premier League predicted lineups for GW13.

Who is the best captain in FPL GW13

We will keep the captaincy section short.

If you would like to know more about the process we use to select the captain every gameweek, read our article: How to pick the right captain in FPL?

According to this decision-making process, we think Salah is the best captain in FPL GW13.

Son is our number two, and Vardy is number three captain pick. 

What bookies odds say about GW13

As usual, we converted bookies odds into probabilities using our Odds to probability calculator, to assess the potential of gameweek 13.

Clean sheet odds for GW13

Manchester City (44 %) has the highest chance of a clean sheet in GW13. Bookies also favor Chelsea (43 %) and Liverpool (42%) to keep a clean sheet in GW13.

Bookies expect 5.31 clean sheets in gameweek 13. In last season, we were used to a rate of 5.89 per clean sheets gameweek. This season we have seen clean sheets at the rate of 5.67 clean sheets per gameweek.

Southampton conceded a goal against Norwich in GW12, and they are no longer a team due to the correction in the number of clean sheets. 

Due to correction in the number of clean sheets:  Manchester City, Chelsea

Manchester City overperformed their defensive expectations the most from all teams. The citizens should have kept 5.39 clean sheets instead of 8 according to our expected clean sheets table.

Due to an improvement in the number of clean sheets: Leicester, Newcastle

Leicester underperformed their defensive expectations the most from all teams. They should have kept 3.27 clean sheets instead of 1 according to our expected clean sheets table.

You can see the expected clean sheets table and clean sheet odds for all Premier League teams here.

Goalscoring odds for GW13

Salah (54 %), Aubameyang (45 %) and Vardy (43 %) are most likely to score a goal in FPL GW13 according to bookies any time goalscorer odds. 

You can look at all most likely goalscorers here.

FPL GW13 Team - scout selection

Now let’s look at our FPL team for GW13. Salah is our captain.



4.8 m | NEW (H)



7.8 m | SOU (H)


6.6 m | WHU (H)


6.1 m | MUN (H)


5.1 m | BUR (A)


Salah (C)

13 m | SOU (H)


10.4 m | BUR (A)


7.5 m | SOU (H)


6.7 m | BHA (A)



6.7 m | EVE (H)


7.8 m | NOR (A)


We hope our FPL GW13 tips helped you to gather some useful information before the deadline.

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Further reading: FPL Tips for success

Matej Šuľan

Fantasy Football enthusiast with two top 1k finishes in FPL. Best FPL overall rank: 119th in 2019/20 season. Five top 500 finishes in UCL Fantasy, best overall rank: 23rd in 2018/19 season. Founder of Fantasy Football Reports.