Turkey Fantasy — Tips for Gameweek 19
Besiktas and Galatasaray battle it out this week, separated by only two points at the top of the table. We have some mandatory options for you to stay away from this unpredictable game.
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.
Aaron Boupendza (Hatayspor, Forward)
Top goalscorer of Turkish Süper Lig keeps scoring every game permanently. 9 goals in last 4 games and scoring in every 56 minutes are very impressive stats. His performance is also increasing his team’s ranking in the table. Hatayspor keeps staying within first 6 places. They won promotion for consecutive 4 seasons starting from amateur league. Their project team characteristic could be understood from their choice of the coach and the player transfers. This week’s opponent Denizlispor is famous with their inconsistency. Denizlispor is at the 20th place out of 21 teams and they are one the most goals conceded 3 teams. We expect Boupendza to pursue his impressive form against Denizlispor.
Key Stats (per game): Shots: 2.1 / Key Passes: 0.5
Adem Büyük (Yeni Malatyaspor, Midfielder)
Percentage of goals scored from penalty kicks comparing to all goals scored this season is still high. (%13) We should mention that there were also 16 penalty kicks taken which could not be scored. So, it’s really important to guess who takes penalty kicks in each team if you are playing fantasy football. One of the best penalty takers of the league is Adem Büyük. He is topping the penalty goalscorer table together with Alexandru Maxim by 5 goals. His career stat is also 15 successful penalty kicks out of 17. Adem Büyük scored 30% of his team’s total of 21 goals. Yeni Malatyaspor is playing against Rizespor this week and seem close to win the game. Adem Büyük is a suitable player to pick considering their opponent’s away performances.
Key Stats (per game): Shots: 3.1 / Key Passes: 1.2
Nejc Skubic (Konyaspor, Defender)
Since he joined Konyaspor in the January transfer window of 2015/2016 season, he has always been a kind of defender who contributes for scoring. In his career of 158 games in Turkish Süper Lig, he scored 16 goals and made 22 assists which are very significant stats for a defender. His stats for this season are 2 goals, 4 assists and 4 clean sheets so far. Since their opponent Göztepe is the least scoring team on away games (6 goals in 8 games) and their situation is chaotic because of their coach’s leave, Konyaspor is close to a win without conceding a goal.
Key Stats (per game): Crosses: 0.7 / Shots: 0.6 / Key Passes: 1.4
Uğurcan Çakır (Trabzonspor, Goalkeeper)
Uğurcan Çakır has played 1.440 minutes in 16 games this season so far. He has 54 total saves together with 6 clean sheets and 1 penalty save. He conceded total of 19 goals but increased his performance with 5 clean sheets in last 8 games. This is also a result coming from new coach Abdullah Avcı’s style of play. In this week’s game against Antalyaspor, we again expect a low-scoring game. Considering that the attacking line of Antalyaspor has not been performing well, Uğurcan Çakır is again a strong candidate for clean sheet this week.
Daniel Candeias (Gençlerbirliği, Midfielder)
Daniel Candeias has 4 goals and 2 assists in 13 games this season. He is the top player in contributing the score within his team-mates. He also takes the ball in set-pieces. He might be a surprise pick against Fatih Karagümrük this week considering that Fatih Karagümrük doesn’t have an away win so far this season.
Key Stats (per game): Crosses: 2.1 / Shots: 1.8 / Key Passes: 1.9
Recommended Teams for Player Picks
We mentioned about the squad depth of Fenerbahçe several times this season. Almost all of the new transfers got used to their new club. Their injury and illness problems seem to come to an end. They have a 4 games of winning run. We expect them to pursue their streak this week against Ankaragücü. Pelkas, Thiam and Ozan might be top picks from Fenerbahçe this week.
Although they recently promoted from Turkish Lig 1, Hatayspor made their mark in Turkish Süper Lig this season. Especially with the performance of their attacking force Boupendza, Diouf and Akintola, they are fighting for a place to European Cups next year. Their opponent Denizlispor have economical problems. We expect another win for Hatayspor this week with their effective attacking force.