With 21 points still on the line, the fight for the Süper Lig is hotter than ever. Same goes for the Turkey Fantasy, so here are the best bets for GW36.
Below you’ll find the crème de la crème of this week’s fantasy studs, provided to you by the masterminds behind Fantezi Futbol Türkiye.
Korcan Çelikay (MKE Ankaragücü, Goalkeeper)
Ankaragücü collected same number of points with their new coach Hikmet Karaman in only 11 games comparing to previous 23 games before him. They are now at a good position to stay clear of relegation. Their opponent Denizlispor has a totally different situation and they seem to be relegated from Turkish Süper Lig. Considering that they collected only 9 points in 16 away games and conceded 37 goals in these games, Ankaragücü is the favourable team of the game. We expect a clean sheet from Ankaragücü and strongly recommend their goalkeeper Korcan Çelikay this week.
Key Stats (per game): Saves: 3.14 / Realfevr points: 3.86
Alternative Pick: İrfan Can Eğribayat (Göztepe, Goalkeeper) Total of 2.790 minutes / 7 clean sheets — 1 penalty save — 43 saves — 119 points
Halil Akbunar (Göztepe, Midfielder)
Halil Akbunar has been leading his team this season with his impressive form. His 9 goals and 6 assists this season in 33 appearances puts him in fantasy football fans’ radar every week. They will play a difficult away game against Fatih Karagümrük this week. Under normal circumstances, we recommend players from Fatih Karagümrük from this game. However, they currently have 12 players in quarantine due to covid-19 diagnosis. Considering Fatih Karagümrük’s current situation, we recommend Halil Akbunar to be picked in your squads.
Key Stats (per game): Crosses: 0.7 / Shots: 1.2 / Key Passes: 1.1
Alternative Pick: Emrah Başsan (Erzurumspor, Midfielder) Total of 1.892 minutes / 6 goals — 7 assists — 107 points
Pedro Henrique (Kayserispor, Midfielder)
As we always do during recent weeks, we again expect Pedro Henrique to explode this game. We are confident about his abilities however, he couldn’t show his real potential so far this season due to his injuries. Kayserispor need many points immediately to clear of relegation. Their opponent Gençlerbirliği have many missing players especially in defensive line. So, this is another opportunity for Pedro Henrique to show his potential. We expect a good performance from him against Gençlerbirliği.
Key Stats (per game): Crosses: 0.2 / Shots: 2.3 / Key Passes: 0.9
Alternative Pick: Joseph Paintsil (MKE Ankaragücü, Midfielder) Total of 1.672 minutes / 8 goals — 86 points
Mame Biram Diouf / Aaron Boupendza (Hatayspor, Forward)
These two team-mates has 34 goals in total this season. They have been carrying their team for the top places of the table with their performances. Their harmony with each other and with other team-mates in the attacking side converted Hatayspor to a team which fans enjoy to watch. Their opponent Antalyaspor don’t have any concrete targets in the league anymore, they totally focus on their most important game against Beşiktaş at the end of the season to win the Turkish Cup title. Alongside this factor, they’ll also have many missing players for this game. So, we expect another impressive attacking performance from Hatayspor this week. You are free to pick one / both of Diouf and Boupendza.
Diouf’s Key Stats (per game): Shots: 2.3 / Key Passes: 0.7
Boupendza’s Key Stats (per game): Shots: 2.9 / Key Passes: 0.4
Alternative Pick: Isaac Thelin (Kasımpaşa, Forward) Total of 1.293 minutes / 8 goals — 1 assist — 66 points
Berkan Kutlu (Alanyaspor, Midfielder)
Berkan Kutlu is originally a defensive midfielder, sometimes he plays as a central midfielder. He is not a kind of player that we usually recommend. However, we have been seeing him around the opponent’s box frequently in recent weeks chasing for scoring. He scored 2 goals in last 2 home games. He had also 2 wasted opportunity in Yeni Malatyaspor game. Alanyaspor is playing against Gaziantep FK at home this week. We expect a possible good home performance from Berkan Kutlu again and recommend him as a surprise player this week.
Key Stats (per game): Crosses: 0.1 / Shots: 1.0 / Key Passes: 0.8
Alternative Pick: Kerem Aktürkoğlu (Galatasaray, Midfielder) Total of 408 minutes / 6 goals — 1 assist — 55 points
Recommended Teams for Player Picks
Ankaragücü is playing against Denizlispor who seem to live their final days in Turkish Süper Lig this season. They are the strongest candidate for relegation. After Alanyaspor defeat, their coach Hakan Kutlu resigned from the club. Under these chaotic circumstances, we expect Ankaragücü will have an easy win with their pursuing good form. Starting from goalkeeper Korcan Çelikay, you may also pick Kitsiou, Pinto, Paintsil, Emre Güral and Endri Çekici.
Hatayspor’s opponent Antalyaspor is at a safe position in the league and they will play against Beşiktaş for Cup title 2 days after the final game of the league. According to this fact, Antalyaspor players are not very-well motivated for the remaining games of the league. Although Hatayspor’s recent performances are not at the standard that we got used to in last 2,3 weeks, we should always remember their general attacking performance during whole season. This game could be an opportunity for Boupendza and his team-mates to start for a new unbeaten / winning streak. Boupendza, Diouf, Akintola, Munir Mohamed and Katranis might be suitable picks for this week.