Africa Fantasy: The Tipsters’ Picks GW7
The last GameWeek is here. The same 4 teams than the last one, but with different match-ups and importance
The end of #AfricaFantasy is near and this is the last chance for our tipsters to pull the last tricks they have up their sleeves. Gameweek 7 is an interesting one, with the same 4 teams that we had in GW6, slotted differently and with one of the games being the one nobody wants to play: the bronze medal match. Here are our Tipsters results from previews rounds, followed by their picks for this last gameweek:
Karam Abu Shammala: 30
Pedro Maia: 21
Gonçalo Mira: 35
Luís Cristóvão: 25*
Ahmed Hesham: 24*
José Miranda: 40
André Baptista: 30
Dean Ammi: 45
Marwan Ahmed: 16*
Alaa Swidan: 30*
*one less game week
Karam Abu Shammala
Francis Uzoho | NIGERIA | GK | 5.9M | Owned by 4%
The head coach Rohr indicated before the semi-final game that he feels Uzoho deserves a start in the cup. As Nigeria lost the semi-finals it is a great opportunity to hand Uzoho a start vs Tunisia. He is only selected by 4% and there is a potential for CS and save points given that Nigeria defenders used to allow many shots on target from range, which will help Uzoho making saves.
Pedro Maia aka O Fantasista
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Farouk Ben Mustapha | TUNISIA | GK | 5.0M | Owned by 3%
Hassen is ruled out of the 3rd and 4th place match, and Tunisia has conceded 3 goals in 6 games, all own goals. If they can control that side of the game, there’s a cleanie on the horizon.
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Adlène Guédioura | ALGERIA | MID | 4.5M | Owned by 3%
He is one of the anchors in the Algerian midfield. Without offensive returns yet, Guédioura is an unlikely player to score. But he is very cheap and can always surprise.
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Salif Sané | SENEGAL | DEF | 6.0M | Owned by 4%
Without Koulibaly, it’s Sané time to shine, with aerial duels and, why not, the ocasional goal from a corner.
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Alex Iwobi | NIGERIA | MID | 9.0M | Owned by 16%
After a blank punt in the semis, it’s back to business with a relatively safe pick. Iwobi has been leading Nigeria either on shots or on key passes. The emergence of Chukwueze will certainly free up extra space for the Arsenal midfielder to work on.
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Olaoluwa Aina | NIGERIA | DEF | 6.1M | Owned by 12%
With Chidozie Awaziem suspended, Ola Aina should be back as a starter in the right-back position. He will have good chances of a clean-sheet and can deliver offensive points.
Dean Ammi from DZ Football
Sofiane Feghouli | ALGERIA | MID | 7.7M | Owned by 10%
Algeria has beaten Senegal in the group stage and Feghouli made an assist in that game. Now it’s different, it’s the final, but Feghouli is still one of the most influential players in the Algerian squad.
Ferjani Sassi | TUNISIA | MID | 5.1M | Owned by 11%
He is expected to play the final game for Tunisia. He was unlucky in the game against Senegal, and not only because of the missed penalty. After all, he needs to show his abilities one last time at AFCON.