Turkey Fantasy — Tips for Gameweek 14
No time for resting in the Süper Lig. In a year with 21 teams and increased workload for every team, our experts are here to keep you on top.
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.
Vincent Aboubakar (Beşikaş, Forward)
Since he scored against Karagümrük on friendly game during the internatioanl call-ups in October, Aboubakar has been scoring constantly. Cameroonian player achieved to score 7 goals in last 5 league games. He is currently the top goalscorer of Turkish Süper Lig after 13 weeks. Beşiktaş is close to win the game against Ankaragücü this week. In fact, we expect Beşitaş to win the game with scoring more than one goal. They score 2.5 goals per game on away and Ankaragücü is one of the most goals conceded teams (3rd rank) in the league. This game might be another good oportunity for fantasy football fans, who picks Aboubakar, to earn further points in fantasy football.
Key Stats: (per game): Shots: 2.8 / Key Passes: 1.0
Max Gradel (Sivasspor, Midfielder)
Sivasspor lost their 3 star players Emre Kılınç, Mert Hakan Yandaş and Fernando Andrade to their opponents at the beginning of the season. They have not been performing well because of Covid-19 cases and busy fixture of Europa League. During their below average performances, Max Gradel was the most significant player with 3 goals and 1 assist in all official games since the start of the season. The Ivorian, who spent most of his career in French leagues, is definitely the most talented player within his team. We expect an effective performance from Gradel against Gençlerbirliği’s young squad.
Key Stats: (per game): Crosses: 1.5 / Shots: 1.9 / Key Passes: 1.4
Marcelo Saracchi (Galatasaray, Defender)
The Uruguayan defender made a significant performance of 2 goals and 4 assists in 14 games after he joined Galatasaray in January transfer window last year. However, he hasn’t showed the same performance since the start of this season due to his injuries. During his team-mate Emre Taşdemir’s recovery period due to the Covid-19, Saracchi’s place in starting elevens seems solid. Taking the missing players of Göztepe into consideration, Galatasaray’s clean sheet possibility makes Saracchi as a top pick for GW14. Alongside his clean sheet possibility, he is also a candidate for assisting as an attacking back.
Key Stats: (per game): Crosses: 0.6 / Shots: 0.0 / Key Passes: 0.6
Marafona (Alanyaspor, Goalkeeper)
Marafona was one of the 3 goalkeepers who earned most points last season in fantasy football games. Portuguese goalkeeper conceded 35 goals in 33 games and earned 6 clean sheets in 2019–2020 season. He also saved 2 penalty kicks. Marafona made 6 cleans sheets in just 13 games and conceded just 8 goals so far this season. He is one of the most important factors in Alanyaspor successful performance this year. Alanyaspor will play against Yeni Malatyaspor at home this week, Marafona and his defensive team-mates are the strongest candidates for clean sheets again.
Pedro Henrique (Kayserispor, Midfielder)
Pedro Henrique is definitely one of the most important parts of Kayserispor. He made 10 goals and 1 assist in 26 games last season. However, he had a lot of injuries this season and couldn’t make a good start. He scored 2 goals in 7 games. He is the most talented player and also the prior penalty taker of the team. After Samet Aybaba joined as the new coach of Kayserispor, Pedro Henrique’s performance was significantly increased. They haven’t lost last 5 games in the league. He will be one of the top picks against Konyaspor.
Key Stats: (per game): Crosses 0.0 / Shots: 2.3 / Key Passes: 0.9
Recommended Teams for Player Picks
Following a bad start, Beşiktaş made a good turnaround with their — after October — performance. They are now at the 4th rank of the table, just 4 points behind the leader. Their increasing performance points Beşiktaş as one of the most important teams this week. Starting from Vincent Aboubakar; Bernard Mensah, Rachid Ghezzal and Atiba Hutchinson might be considered as the top picks of the week.
They are also one of the teams who made a bad start to the season. After they completed their unsuccessful European Adventure, they will focus on Turkish Süper Lig. They had also too many problems in terms of injuries and Covid-19. Kayode, Gradel, Samassa and Yatabare might be top picks from Sivasspor this week.