Turkish Süper Lig — Gameweek 8
Who is in-form. Teams on the rise. Best matchups. We’ve already crunched it up for you. You just need to pick from this list of studs for this gameweek.
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.
Zeki Yavru | Yeni Malatyaspor | D | 5.0M | In 1% of teams
Karim Hafez | Yeni Malatyaspor | D | 4.5M | In 0% of teams
Both attacking backs of Yeni Malatyaspor are important advantage for the the team. When they took the set pieces this season, they have made a contribution to 4 out of total 6 goals that their team have scored this season so far. Zeki Yavru scored 1 goal and made 1 assist in 319 minutes of play. Karim Hafez made 2 assists in 531 minutes of play and also earned clean sheet point in 1 game. Yeni Malatyaspor, who haven’t lost any game at home this season, will play vs. Denizlispor this week. Possible clean sheet and assist & goal contribution are main factors to pick one or both of these players this week.
Erik Sabo | Fatih Karagümrük | M | 5.5M | In 5% of teams
We’ve been writing since the start of the season that Erik Sabo would be one of the players who would make his mark this season. He has met this expectation so far with his performance of 4 goals, 1 assist and 2 penalty earnings in just 7 games. We should remind that the Slovakian also missed a penalty kick against Fenerbahçe. He has been pursuing his successful form since last season in the lower division. We expect him to play a leading role against Ankaragücü at home this week. Besides, we should remind that Ankaragücü has still 10 players in quarantine due to covid-19.
Ricardo Gomes | BB Erzurumspor | F | 6.5M | In 0% of teams
Ricardo Gomes is one of the players that we have keeping in our radar since he joined BB Erzurumspor. We recommended this player as a surprise pick for GW5 although he hadn’t made a debut yet. However, their game against Hatyaspor was postponed due to covid-19 cases in Hatayspor team. So we couldn’t evaluate our recommendation for that week. After GW5, Cape Verdean contributed his team in consecutive 2 games. He earned a penalty against Galatasaray and scored a goal against Fatih Karagümrük. We expect more from the player in the following weeks when taking his recent performances in last 2 games into consideration. We should also remind that the player scored 57 goals and made 17 assists in 107 games for the clubs that he played in last three season. He will be one of the top picks against Göztepe this week.
Mert Günok | İstanbul Başakşehir | G | 6.0M | In 21% of teams
Mert Günok has been the best goalkeeper of Turkish Süper Lig for the last 2 seasons by far. His performance made him to take the gloves permanently from his team-mate Volkan Babacan. He got 17 clean sheets in 34 games and conceded just 22 goals 2 seasons before. Last season he just missed one game and played 33 games. He conceded 31 goals and received 10 clean sheets in these 33 games and became the least goals conceded goalkeeper for consecutive 2 years. His performance was also one of the main criterias for Başakşehir’s title winning last season. We expect another clean sheet from Mert Günok this week.
Enner Valencia | Fenerbahçe | F | 8.0M | In 9% of teams
Fenerbahçe team has too many alternatives for every position this year. Even the substitutes can play in starting elevens of a lot of teams in the league. It’s being challenging every week to make the right picks between these top-class players. However, Mame Thiam, Jose Sosa, Dimitrios Pelkas and Mbwana Samatta haven’t still performing well enough to meet the expectations. The most consistent player since the start of the season is definitely Caner Erkin. But during the last two weeks, all fantasy football fans paid attention to Enner Valencia who made a good performance with 1 goal and 1 assist. It seems that he is one of Erol Bulut’s favourite players for the starting eleven. On the other hand, he is not the primary pick for fantasy football players considering the squad depth of Fenerbahçe team. You can make a difference by picking Enner Valencia instead of the other top-class players in the squad.
Recommended Teams for Player Picks
Yeni Malatyaspor, who haven’t lost at home so far this season, is close to win the game against Denizlispor this week. You can make more than one pick starting from Benjamin Tetteh and also Christian Cueva, Zeki Yavru and Karim Hafez.
Almost every player in Fatih Karagümrük squad are showing above average performances. They had a flash win by scoring 5 goals against Erzurumspor who have been also showing good performances so far in the league. There are many options to pick between the midfielders such as Erik Sabo, Badou Ndiaye, Lucas Biglia and Alasane Ndao. The goalkeeper Emiliano Viviano could also be a smart pick. Considering that Ankaragücü still have 10 players in quarantine for covid-19 cases, Ervin Zukanovic and Enzo Roco also might be good options for a possible clean sheet.
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