With 5 games to go, the Süper Lig is now a two horse race until the finish. What are the best punts you can take?
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.
Fernando Muslera (Galatasaray, Goalkeeper)
Galatasaray’s opponent this week is Konyaspor who have been performing inconsistently in the league for recent weeks. Galatasaray must win the game if they want to pursue their chance for the title. Skubic, Abdülkerim Bardakçı and Deni Milosevic are important missing players in Konyaspor squad. On the opposite side, Galatasaray’s injured players have been recovering. Fernando Muslera is one of the clean sheet candidates this week and we recommend him to be picked in your squads.
Key Stats (per game): Saves 2.88 / RealFevr Points: 4.64
Alternative Pick: Ali Şaşal Vural (Sivasspor, Goalkeeper) Total of 1.289 minutes / 3 clean sheets — 40 saves — 49 points
Cenk Ahmet Alkılıç (Erzurumspor, Defender)
Although his original position is right defender, Cenk Ahmet Alkılıç has been playing as attacking winger this season. The experienced 33 years old had 2 goals and 3 assists so far this season. He is an “out of position” player in the game and this makes him as one of the favourite defenders for the fantasy football fans. Erzurumspor has a good form with their new coach Yılmaz Vural. It’s highly possible that they will pursue their 3 games of winning streak. We recommend Cenk Ahmet Alkılıç in terms of both for his attacking contribution and clean sheet.
Key Stats (per game): Crosses: 1.1 / Shots: 0.7 / Key Passes: 1.2
Alternative Pick: Uğur Çiftçi (Sivasspor, Defender) Total of 2.530 minutes / 3 assists — 7 clean sheets — 79 points
Rachid Ghezzal (Beşiktaş, Midfielder)
Ghezzal’s 2nd place for “crosses per game” and top place for “key passes per game” stats are the most important proofs of how efficiently he plays this season. He is also at the top place for “players with most assists” stats with 15 assists. Algerian player is carrying his team during the absence of another star player Vincent Aboubakar for recent weeks. Considering his current form, we again recommend him as a suitable pick for this week’s Çaykur Rizespor game.
Key Stats (per game): Crosses: 2.3 / Shots: 1.6 / Key Passes: 2.8
Alternative Pick: Anastasios Bakasetas (Trabzonspor, Midfielder) Total of 2.789 minutes / 13 goals — 2 assists — 156 points
Pedro Henrique (Kayserispor, Midfielder)
Pedro Henrique met our expectations partly with 2 goals in last two games. Although his team’s below-par performances, his performances and determination makes us to keep him always in our radar. He made 7 goals and 2 assists despite his injury problems this season. He also takes the ball in penalty-kicks. Kayserispor have a new coach and we expect a positive affect on the team. Considering that they are playing against Denizlispor who are at the bottom of the table, we expect Henrique to contribute his team in terms of goals / assists this week.
Key Stats (per game): Crosses: 0.2 / Shots: 2.4 / Key Passes: 0.9
Alternative Pick: Alassane Ndao (Fatih Karagümrük, Midfielder) Total of 2.741 minutes / 9 goals — 7 assists — 138 points
Saba Lobjanidze / Endri Çekici (Ankaragücü)
Considering the missing players in Ankaragücü’s attacking line, we will definitely see Saba Lobjanidze and Endri Çekici in the starting eleven. Saba had 3 goals and 8 assists in 2.319 minutes while Çekici had 2 goals and 1 assist in 1.751 minutes. Çekici also takes the ball in set-pieces. These two players are the key parts of Ankaragücü for this week’s Gaziantep FK game. Despite Ankaragücü’s missing players, we recommend these two players as surprise picks.
Saba’s Key Stats (per game): Crosses: 0.4 / Shots: 1.2 / Key Passes: 1.0
Çekici’s Key Stats (per game): Crosses: 0.8 / Shots: 1.5 / Key Passes: 1.3
Alternative Pick: Loic Remy (Rizespor, Forward) Total of 849 minutes / 7 goals — 1 assist — 58 points
Recommended Teams for Player Picks
Galatasaray is sharing the top place with Trabzonspor in “the least goals conceded teams” ranking. (33 goals) They will play against Konyaspor at home this week and we expect an easy win from them. Mohamed, Kerem Aktürkoğlu, Muslera, Şener Özbayraklı and Marcao are the most suitable picks for Konyaspor game.
Hatayspor is the one of the most flash teams of Turkish Süper Lig this season. They are at the 4th place in most goalscoring teams. Diouf’s ban is over and he will be back in the team. Together with Boupendza, Diouf is the most important pick for this game. In addition, we also recommend Akintola and goalkeeper Munir Mohamed for your squads.