Turkey Fantasy — Tips for Gameweek 12
A goalkeeper, a defender, a midfielder and a forward. The most appealing matchups of the week. What more do you want, went it comes to tips?
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.
Fode Koita (Kasımpaşa, Forward)
Aytaç Kara, who is the regular penalty taker of Kasımpaşa, will not be able to play against Denizlispor because of Covid-19 diagnosis. Fode Koita, who is the most important attacking option for Kasımpaşa will be the strongest candidate to take the penalty kicks during the absence of Aytaç Kara. His significant last year performance was 12 goals and 4 assists in 24 games. Considering that their opponent Denizlispor is topping the table for the most goals conceded teams ranking (18 goals in 10 games), Fode Koita is expected to make a good performance for his team.
Key Stats: (per game): Shots: 2.3 / Key Passes: 1.0
Fernando Boldrin (Ç.Rizespor, Midfielder)
With his performance of 6 goals, 4 assists and 1 penalty earning last year, Fernando Boldrin became a fantasy football hero. Although his stats for this season have not been that impressing so far, he is one of the most preferred picks for Rizespor’s home games. Except of the penalty kicks that he handed over to Loic Remy this season, he is taking the ball in all set-pieces. He is expected to play effectively against Göztepe who have an attacking style of play.
Key Stats: (per game): Crosses: 1.0 / Shots: 2.6 / Key Passes: 1.9
Ibrahim Sehic (Konyaspor, Goalkeeper)
Ibrahim Sehic is one of the key factors for how Konyaspor became at the 2nd rank for the least goals conceded teams ranking. He conceded only 5 goals in 8 games and earned 4 clean sheet points with total 18 saves. He is one of the most important candidates for clean sheet points against Ankaragücü who are struggling to score against their opponents. (7 goals in 9 games)
Key Stats: (per game): Saves: 2.25 / Clean Sheet: 0,5
Caner Erkin (Fenerbahçe, Defender)
Caner Erkin had 3 goals, 15 assists and 13 clean sheets in 41 games since the beginning of last season. Considering his competency in set-pieces and his attacking skills, he has always been the prior defender pick for the fantasy football fans. As of 12th week, he is sharing the top ranking with Edin Visca in assist stats. He is expected to play an effective role against Malatyaspor this week.
Key Stats: (per game): Crosses: 2.8 / Shots: 0.6 / Key passes: 2.8
Bogdan Stancu (Gençlerbirliği, Forward)
Bogdan Stancu showed a significant performance with 14 goals, 5 assists and 3 penalty earnings in 24 games last season. However, he couldn’t make a good start for the new season because of injury problems. He has only scored 1 goal in 6 games. Their opponent is Erzurumspor who couldn’t win in last 7 games. Their new coach Hüseyin Çimşir couldn’t stop the bad performance that his team has been showing. Under this circumstances, Gençlerbirliği and Stancu are close to win the game. Considering that Stancu is the primary penalty taker of the team, he will be a nice choice for this week in the attacking line.
Key Stats: (per game): Shots: 1.2 / Key Passess: 1.0
Recommended Teams for Player Picks
It’s time for Kasımpaşa to win. After many injuries and sicknesses within the squad, most of their players are recovered and ready to play. Denizlispor is one of the weakest teams in Turkish Süper Lig. So it might be an easy game for Kasımpaşa. Alongside Koita; Hajradinovic, Hodzic, Tirpan and Ramazan Köse might be suitable picks for this week.
We are struggling to choose players from Fenerbahçe because of the wide range of star player options in their squad. They are expected to win the game against Malatyaspor easily. Cisse, Pelkas, Ozan, Sosa and Caner might be top picks for this week.
Injured players of Konyaspor were recovered and ready to play against Ankaragücü. Skubic, Shengelia, Sehic and Guilherme might be top picks for this week.
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