Our Tipsters took a little time to bring you the semi-final tips, but here they are! It’s getting harder and harder to get differentials, when there are only 4 teams still competing. But if you look past the main stars, there are still very good options that can work as differentials! Here’s our Tipsters results from previews picks, followed by their picks for the semi-finals:
Karam Abu Shammala: 28
Pedro Maia: 21
Gonçalo Mira: 33
Luís Cristóvão: 25
Ahmed Hesham: 24*
José Miranda: 40
André Baptista: 26
Dean Ammi: 42
Marwan Ahmed: 14*
Alaa Swidan: 23*
*one less game week
Karam Abu Shammala
Samuel Chukwueze | NIGERIA | MID | 6.1M | Owned by 5%
He is only owned by 5% and kindly priced at 6.1m. He started the last match vs South Africa and score a crucial a goal for Nigeria. He also registered 11 ball recoveries (2 extra fantasy points), more than any other teammate in this match. At this price he is worth a punt!
Pedro Maia aka O Fantasista
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Islam Slimani | ALGERIA | ATT | 7.7M | Owned by 7%
After two games with several big chances missed by his fellow striker Bounedjah, an exhausting extra-time with penalties, and only 72 hours between both games, maybe it’s time for Belmadi to refresh his team. Slimani can be the one who profits. Like in the last game in the group phase, with 1 goal and 2 assists.
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Henri Saivet | SENEGAL | MID | 6.0M | Owned by 1%
The man on set piece duty can be fundamental in Senegal’s semi-final against Tunisia. Senegal have a physical advantage and the Tunisian keeper has shown some indecisiveness. This can lead to set-piece assists from Saivet, and he can only try some direct free-kick goals.
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Moses Simon | Owned by 0%
Ighalo has been on and off, Iwobi has lacked the influence we were expecting and Musa has been a disappointment. Even if a major punt, given that Nigeria plays in the second game, Moses Simon has provided the spark that has lifted the Super Eagles’ game from “meh” to “okay”. Big risk, big reward.
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Idrissa Gana Gueye | Owned by 0%
He has more freedom in the national team than in his club, allowing to come closer to the opposing goal. As a result, he scored twice already in the competition. He is the second Senegal midfielder with more points, only below Sadio Mané.
Dean Ammi from DZ Football
Mehdi Zeffane | ALGERIA | DEF | 5.0M | Owned by 2%
With Atal injured, Zeffane was the man who replaced him during last match. This can be his momento to shine in AFCON. With Algeria heavily relying in their full-backs offensive runs, Zeffane could get an assist.
Marwan Ahmed from KingFut
Naïm Sliti | TUNISIA | MID | 6.9M | Owned by 6%
Tunisia is looking for a push from all their players. Sliti was rested the past two matches and will be looking fresh whether he starts next match or comes of the bench, as seen against Madagascar, when he scored after coming on as a substitute.