Turkey Fantasy — Tips for Gameweek 22
The 2nd half of the season is here. A new wildcard, more weekly transfers and finally you see your score with the “freebies”. Here are some new options for your squad.
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.
Ruud Boffin (Antalyaspor, Goalkeeper)
Contrary to his unsuccessful last season performance with only 6 clean sheets, Ruud Boffin made a good start for the new season. He has earned 8 clean sheets in 18 games so far this season. He is the top goalkeper who gained most points in Realfevr’s fantasy game and he is also the most clean sheet points gained player. Boffin’s 2 penalty-kick saves from his total 46 net saves is highly significant this season. We expect him to be a strong clean sheet candidate against Gençlerbirliği who are in a currently chaotic situation.
Key Stats (per game): Conceded Goals: 1.22
Alternative Pick: Altay Bayındır (Fenerbahçe, Goalkeeper) 19 games-6 clean sheets-53 saves-20 goals conceded-2 penalty saves
Caner Erkin (Fenerbahçe, Defender)
Caner Erkin is one of the most effective defenders in Turkish Süper Lig. His stats also support this concretely. (3 goals, 17 assists, 14 clean sheets in 48 games for last 1,5 season). As of 22nd week of the season, he has been leading the defender with most assists ranking. He will be again a top pick against this week’s opponent Çaykur Rizespor who have still too much missing players because of injuries, illnesses and bans.
Key Stats (per game): Crosses: 2.6 / Shotst: 0.6 / Key Passes: 2.7
Alternative Pick: Qussama Haddadi (Kasımpaşa, Defender) 16 games, 4 clean sheets
Halil Akbunar (Göztepe, Midfielder)
His increasing form makes Halil Akbunar always a top consideration for fantasy football fans’ squads. His 6 goals and 5 assists of stats in 19 games are significantly good contribution for Göztepe. They are playing against Denizlispor who are at the bottom of the table. Halil Akbunar might increase his fantasy football points with possible goals and assists against their weak opponent this week. We recommend him for your squads.
Key Stats (per game): Crosses: 0.7 / Shots: 1.0 / Key Passes: 1.0
Alternative Pick: Dimitrios Pelkas (Fenerbahçe, Midfielder) 15 games, 4 goals & 5 assists
Rachid Ghezzal (Beşiktaş, Midfielder)
Since his signing to Beşiktaş, Rachid Ghezzal started to show his quality to all Turkish Süper Lig followers. Dead ball situation master Ghezzal had 9 assists in just 13 Turkish Süper Lig games so far. His crossing and key pass stats are also highly impressive. He takes the ball in all set-pieces except of the penalty kicks. Although they play against one of the strongest team of the league this week, we expect an easy Beşiktaş win. Since Trabzonspor also had a cup game at midweek, Beşiktaş will have the advantage in terms of physical conditions. Ghezzal again might be a top pick this week.
Key Stats (per game): Crosses: 2.3 / Shots: 1.2 / Key Passes: 2.6
Alternative Pick: Anastasios Bakasetas (Alanyaspor, Midfielder) 18 games, 7 goals-2 assists
Cenk Ahmet Alkılıç (Erzurumspor, Defender)
Cenk Ahmet Alkılıç started the season as a right defender. After the coach change in Erzurumspor, new coach Mesut Bakkal started to use him as right winger. He made 1 goal and 1 assist in last 2 games. 33 year old experienced player will play against Ankaragücü this week. He might be a surprise pick with his suitable price of 4.5 m.
Key Stats (per game): Crosses: 0.7 / Shots: 0.5 / Key Passes: 1.0
Alternative Pick: Joseph Paintsil (Ankaragücü, Midfielder) 16 games 6 goals
Recommended Teams for Player Picks
Fenerbahçe finished first half of Turkish Süper Lig at the 2nd place. They also made a star transfer by signing Mesut Özil. Fenerbahçe is starting the second half of the league with an easy game against Rizespor who have many missing players. You may pick as many players as you can from Fenerbahçe this week.
Due to the problems that Denizlispor currently having makes Göztepe very close to a high-scoring win. Goalkeeper İrfan Can Eğribayat, defender Berkan Emir, midfielder Halil Akbunar & Peter Zulj and forward Cherif Ndiaye might be suitable picks from Göztepe this week.