Africa Fantasy: The Tipsters’ Picks GW3
The last GameWeek of the group stage offers a good challenge to every manager
The third and decisive round of the group stage starts today! Some teams are already qualified, and this poses a new challenge: will there be any rotation? Our Tipsters give you another great badge of options. This is how much points their picks have gathered:
Karam Abu Shammala: 13
Pedro Maia: 8
Gonçalo Mira: 13
Luís Cristóvão: 11
Ahmed Hesham: 9 (one less GW)
José Miranda: 21
André Baptista: 21
Dean Ammi: 10
Marwan Ahmed: 7
Alaa Swidan: 10 (one less GW)
Karam Abu Shammala
Loydt Kazapua | NAMIBIA | GK | 4.0M | Owned by 4%
The most valuable goalkeeper in the game. 9pts in 2 games without a clean sheet, thanks to his 11 saves so far, more than any other keeper. Without a must-win game for Ivory Coast and the fact that Namibia have nothing to play for, we may see another busy day for Kazapua racking up the saves!
Paul Onuachu | NIGERIA | ATT | 6.0M | Owned by 1%
Nigeria qualified to the next round and their key players Ighalo and Musa could be rested. This means an opportunity for Onauchu to take the striker role vs Madagascar. At his price, he is worth a punt!
Pedro Maia aka O Fantasista
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Wahbi Khazri | TUNISIA | MID | 8.6M | Owned by 14%
He is central in all the attacks of his team. Tunisia plays a must win match versus Mauritania.
Andy Delort | ALGERIA | ATT | 6.5M | Owned by 2%
Probably the direct replacement of Bounedjah when Algeria faces a team that conceded 5 goals in 2 games.
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Sory Kaba | GUINEA | ATT | 5.5M | Owned by 3%
With just 1 point, Guinea are not at their best. They need a win againt Burundi, but have to show much more than they did so far. Sory Kaba has already scored and he could do it again.
André Ayew | GHANA | MID | 10.0M | Owned by 3%
With two draws, Ghana are one of the disappointments so far. It’s time to show a better side against Guinea-Bissau. André Ayew isn’t cheap, but he is a danger to the opposition and only owned by 3%.
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Ahmed Hassan | EGYPT | ATT | 8.0M | Owned by 1%
In an Egypt team looking to rest some players, Hassan might show his scoring ability.
Youcef Belaïli | ALGERIA | MID | 6.1M | Owned by 11%
One of the best in the Algerian team. I see him keep scoring and assisting.
François Kamano | UGANDA | MID | 6.0M | Owned by 2%
He scored 11 Goals with his team and 2 goals in Qualifications. Already with a goal in AFCON, he’s also Uganda’s penalty shooter.
Jonathan Kodjia | IVORY COAST | ATT | 8.1M | Owned by 8%
He scored 9 goals and 2 assists with Aston Villa and 1 goal in qualifications. He will try to score more in AFCON, after his first.
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Firas Chaouat | TUNISIA | ATT | 5.5M | Owned by 0%
Tunisia had a tough time to score. The team’s best moments were with Chaouat on the pitch. Serious punt!
Ambroise Oyongo | CAMEROON | DEF | 6.0M | Owned by 3%
The left footed left back takes advantage of his wing colleagues inbound movements to shine. Great potential for points in the two halves of the pitch.
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Yacine Brahimi | ALGERIA | MID | 8.5M | Owned by 3%
With Algeria already qualified, Brahimi should have his moment to shine and prove that he deserves a spot in the starting XI.
Moussa Wagué | SENEGAL | DEF | 5.6M | Owned by 12%
He’s a starter for Senegal. After losing to Algeria, they need to win against Kenya. Good chances of a clean sheet.
Dean Ammi from DZ Football
Wilfried Kanon | IVORY COAST | DEF | 5.5M | Owned by 2%
Expect almost a certain clean sheet as the Ivory Coast host Namibia who have yet to score at these finals.
Adam Ounas | ALGERIA | MID | 7.0M | Owned by 1%
Owned by just 1% of players, Ounas is a real differential to get you above your friends. The Napoli winger is expected to start for Algeria as they ring in the changes as group winners.
Marwan Ahmed from KingFut
Wonlo Coulibaly | IVORY COAST | DEF | 4.5M | Owned by 3%
At 4.5 he offers a cheap way into the Ivory Coast defence as well as providing some attacking threat.
Ismaël Traoré | IVORY COAST | DEF | 5.0M | Owned by 7%
Looks much more solid than his counterpart Kanon and will face Namibia who have not scored in 2 games.
Youssef Msakni | TUNISIA | MID | 5.5M | Owned by 12%
Tunisia plays Mauritania in the final round when they have no option but to attack and score if they want to qualify for the last 16. Msakni is the most talented player in the squad and his attacking role is crucial when he is fit. Being fit is indeed the only risk. Since he played part of the game against Mali it seems he is ready for the final group stage game
Collins Fai | CAMEROON | DEF | 5.0M | Owned by 2%
Cameroon showed defensive strength in the group stages so far. They play Benin this round and it is expected that Cameroon continue to keep a clean sheet in their way to secure the top spot in the group.