Africa Fantasy: The Tipsters’ Picks GW4
With the Group Stage over, the big decisions are on their way
Now that the Group Stage is over, the path to the final is decided. Our Tipsters Team has come together once again to give you plenty of options for your Africa Fantasy team. In their particular competition for the best tips, Dean Ammi jumped to the top with an amazing Ounas tip (he scored 17!), joining the regular José Miranda, who has nailed great tips since the beginning.
Karam Abu Shammala: 15
Pedro Maia: 14
Gonçalo Mira: 19
Luís Cristóvão: 11
Ahmed Hesham: 13 (one less GW)
José Miranda: 29
André Baptista: 21
Dean Ammi: 29
Marwan Ahmed: 12
Alaa Swidan: 15 (one less GW)
Karam Abu Shammala
Cédric Bakambu | CONGO GR | ATT | 7.2M | Owned by 12%
His two goals against Zimbabwe put the striker in one of best fantasy picks at 7.2M. He is the designated penalty taker for DR Congo and the match vs Madagascar could be a festival of goals.
Abdul Rahman Baba | GHANA | DEF | 5.6M | Owned by 6%
Baba started the last two matches for Ghana and he delivered two assists and two clean sheets since he made the starting XI. In a game vs Tunisia, who did not meet the expectations so far in this competition, Baba could be a great differential option at 5.6M, for clean sheet and attacking potential.
Pedro Maia aka O Fantasista
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Ambroise Oyongo | CAMEROON | DEF | 6.0M | Owned by 14%
On form with three cleanies in three matches, and up against a lackluster Nigeria, with only 2 goals scored in the “easiest” group of the tournament.
Noureddine Amrabat | MOROCCO | MID | 7.6M | Owned by 2%
Probably the easiest route to Morocco’s attack. One assist in three games and 6.6 recoveries per 87min.
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Raïs M’Bolhi | ALGERIA | GK | 5.6M | Owned by 9%
Winning all three matches in the Group Stage, Algeria haven’t conceded a single goal yet. Goalkeeper Raïs M’Bolhi is a good bet if you want clean sheet potential.
Faneva Andriatsima | MADAGASCAR | ATT | 5.5M | Owned by 1%
In the great campaign of Madagascar, their striker Andriatsima has been underwhelming. He hasn’t scored yet and has exactly 0 shots on target. Either he’s really bad, or it’s about to happen. Cheap option for a 3rd striker.
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Aissa Mandi | ALGERIA | DEF | 6.0M | Owned by 8%
Algeria’s defensive system improves a lot by the actions of Mandi. He would get a bonus in the R16.
Ahmed Musa | NIGERIA | MID | 9.4M | Owned by 10%
When you need someone to rise the Super Eagles hopes, Musa is the man to go. Day to shine for Ahmed in the front of the Nigerian team.
Jordan Ayew | GHANA | ATT | 11.6M | Owned by 10%
With two goals already, he is the main threat of the Ghana squad in a tough match against Tunisia.
Naïm Sliti | TUNISIA | MID | 6.9M | Owned by 6%
A cheaper option than Khazri, Sliti offers goal and assist threat in the Tunisian team. He had a great season for Dijon, with 10 goals.
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Ismaïla Sarr | SENEGAL | MID | 7.6M | Owned by 6%
The midfielder with most key-passes per game in the Senegal squad (and 2nd in shots per game, only behind Niang), was as good as ever in the win over Kenya. Uganda won’t be an easy opponent, but the Cranes tendency to keep the ball in the offensive half will open up the space for Sarr’s runs.
Youssef En-Nesyri | MOROCCO | ATT | 8.7M | Owned by 13%
He has only connected with the target in 30% of his shots but he’s one of the few forwards to have a guaranteed starting place. With Morocco facing Benin in the Last 16, not even his heavy price-tag (8.7M) should keep you away from this diferential.
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Ayman Ashraf | EGYPT | DEF | 6.1M | Owned by 11%
The second defender with the most points in Africa Fantasy, Ashraf has three clean-sheets. He is a full-back with lots of offensive potential, having already assisted twice.
Andrea | MADAGASCAR | MID | 5.6M | Owned by 8%
If Madagascar is the big surprise in the competition, its main star has been Andrea. The islanders game always goes through his feet and he has scored twice and made an assist.
Dean Ammi from DZ Football
Franck Kessié | IVORY COAST | MID | 6.1M | Owned by 8%
Kessié is the top assister at AFCON 2019 with three assists. No player has more than him. And with just 8% ownership, his passing ability should give you plenty of points regardless of the result.
Djamel Benlamri | ALGERIA | DEF | 6.0M | Owned by 1%
Benlamri has been part of a resilient Algeria defence that is yet to concede a goal, and is owned by just 1%. He’s been tackling for fun at this tournament and will be hoping to keep out Guinea again.
Moussa Wagué | SENEGAL | DEF | 5.5M | Owned by 12%
Senegal will play Uganda in the last 16. Wagué did not play GW3 and his replacement provided a solid performance with two assists. Should Wagué start, he has a high potential of a clean sheet against a team against which Senegal always had tight results.
Youcef Belaïli | ALGERIA | MID | 6.2M | Owned by 13%
Belaïli was impressive in the preparations for the Africa Cup and continued to perform well in the group stage. He was rested in GW3 which gives an indication he is to start in the game against Guinea.