Turkey Fantasy — Tips for Gameweek 11
Alanyaspor is the surprise leader of the Süper Lig, being chased down by the usual suspects. Their new frontman is in this week’s picks.
Mbaye Diagne (Galatasaray, Forward)
Radamel Falcao have missed 26 games since he joined Galatasaray on 2nd of September 2019. During his injury, Mbaye Diagne found a chance to play this season and he stepped forward by his 4 goals in last 2 games. (a hat-trick in last game) 29 year old striker is still the top foreign goalscorer in Turkish Süper Lig history with his performance of 30 goals in 2018–19 season. Galatasaray will play against Hatayspor, who are one of the average teams in Turkish Süper Lig, at home this week. We recommend Senegalese player considering his current form and also considering that he is the first option for penalty kicks during Falcao’s absence.
Key Stats: (per game) Shots 1.7 / Key Passes: 0.7
Halil Akbunar (Göztepe, Midfielder)
Halil Akbunar is the most efficient player for Izmir’s only team Göztepe in Turkish Süper Lig with the contribution of 4 goals and 1 asist in 9 games this season. The player scored only 5 goals for whole last season. He is expected to be the leading player for his team against Kayserispor this week considering his current form. Kayserispor’s poor attacking performance and Göztepe’s attacking statistics in home games with 3 goals per game give the impression that Halil will be one of the top picks for GW11.
Key Stats: (per game) Crosses: 0.4 / Shots: 0.9 / Key Passes: 0.4
Khouma Babacar (Alanyaspor, Forward)
When he signed for Alanyaspor, which is the club of one of the most favorite touristic places in Mediterrranean shores, at the beginning of the season, he was not 100% physically fit. He started most of the games in substitutes and played for short period of times in second halves of the games. After this orientation period, he became fully ready to play and was on the pitch in starting elevens for last two weeks. He is a possible penalty taker since we observed that he took the ball in Trabzonspor game for cancelled penalty situation by VAR. Considering all above facts, Babacar is one of our favorite players for this week considering that they are playing against Gençlerbirliği who are not performing well in the league.
Key Stats: (per game) Shots: 2.6 / Key Passes: 0.3
Dimitrios Pelkas (Fenerbahçe, Midfielder)
Pelkas played 4 games for PAOK in Champions League Elimination Rounds at the beginning of the season and he scored 2 goals in these games. His performance after joining Fenerbahçe made him one of the fans’ favourite players. He had 1 goal & 2 assists in Süper Lig and scored 1 goal in Turkish Cup so far. He had also 2 shots on woodwork and 1 cancelled goal by VAR. Fenerbahçe is the best performing team on away games. (4 wins & 1 draw in 5 games) They are travelling to Denizli for GW11 match. Denizlispor is at the second rank in most goals conceded teams ranking. We consider Pelkas as a potential goalscorer and / or assist maker this week.
Key Stats: (per game) Crosses: 0.2 / Shots: 2.0 / Key Passes: 1.0
Alpaslan Öztürk / Berkan Emir (Göztepe, Defender)
The existence of defenders who are taking the set pieces is one of the most exciting parts of fantasy football game. Our two surprise pick recommendations are both examples of this situation. Göztepe will play against Kayserispor at home this week and Göztepe’s defenders Alpaslan Öztürk and Berkan Emir are both players with goal and assist potential alongside their clean sheet potential considering that they are taking responsibility in set pieces. Alpaslan Öztürk is a master penalty taker while Berkan Emir is competent in corner-kicks and indirect free-kicks. Both players made successful goal & assist statistics last season. So, we recommend both players as surprise picks of the week.
Season stats: 8 games / 1 assist / 3 clean sheet
Key Stats: (per game) Crosses: 1.1 / Shots: 0.1 / Key Passes: 1.0
Season stats: 6 games / 1 goal / 1 clean sheet / 1 penalty earning
Key Stats: (per game) Crosses: 0.0 / Shots: 0.2 / Key Passes: 0.0
Recommended Teams for Player Picks
Fenerbahçe is expected to play a very aggressive game against Denizlispor in order to make their supporters to forget about derby loss to Beşiktaş at home. Ozan, Caner, Pelkas, Cisse and Sosa are the most favorable players to pick.
After 1–0 away win over Sivasspor last week and recovery of the injured players gave additional motivation for Göztepe team. They will play against Kayserispor who are struggling to score. (5 goals in 9 games) İrfan Can Eğribayat, Alpaslan Öztürk, Berkan Emir, Guilherme, Halil Akbunar and Cherif Ndiaye are the most favorable players to pick.
Antalyaspor is having a transformation with their new coach Ersun Yenal who won the title once with Fenerbahçe before. Considering Ankaragücü’s poor performance and current situation, Antalyaspor is very close to win the game. Veysel Sarı, Amilton, Fredy, Lukas Podolski and Adis Jahovic are the most favorable players to pick.