Turkey Fantasy — Tips for Gameweek 2

Trabzonspor and Beşiktaş got off to flying starts, but there were other options that caught our eye as well.

Fantezi Futbol Turkiye
Aug 20 · 4 min read

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.

Flash Players

Rachid Ghezzal (Beşiktaş, Midfielder)

Beşiktaş has agreed terms with Leicester for Rachid Ghezzal’s transfer one day before their first game of the season. Algerian directly played in the first game of the league in such notice. His previous performance last season (8 goals&18 assists) made him fans’ favourite. Ghezzal’s performance in Çaykur Rizespor game was not as bright as last season. Beşiktaş will play against Gaziantep FK this week. Gaziantep FK have important missing players for this game. We expect Beşiktaş to win the game and Ghezzal to make contribution for scoring.

Anastasios Bakasetas (Trabzonspor, Midfielder)

The Greek attacking midfielder has started his 3rd season in Turkish Süper Lig by scoring away at Yeni Malatyaspor. Trabzonspor’s magnificient win by 5 goals was highly impressive. There are too many options to pick from Trabzonspor and it will be though for fantasy football fans to make the picks for whole season. Trabzonspor has a very important European cup game against AS Roma. After that game, they will play at home against Sivasspor. Trabzonspor is close to win the game by the leadership of Bakasetas. We recommend him to be picked in your squads.

Irfan Can Kahveci (Fenerbahçe, Midfielder)

Fenerbahçe’s new coach Vitor Pereira is trying to adjust a new 3-defender-backs formation for Fenerbahçe. It seems like a 3–4–2–1 formation and his prior choices for the 2 places in the attacking line are Pelkas and Özil. After Pelkas’ shoulder injury, Irfan Can Kahveci became the first option during his absence. Turkish national team player made an assist in the first league game of the season and made an important contribution for his team’s 1–0 win over Adana Demirspor on away game. He was very active and effective during Fenerbahçe’s attacking play. Fenerbahçe will play against Antalyaspor who are one of the average teams of the league. Despite their problems due to missing players in the attacking line, Fenerbahçe is close to win the game. We expect a good performance from Irfan Can Kahveci again in this game.

Mario Balotelli (Adana Demirspor, Forward)

Mario Balotelli’s debut in Süper Lig was encouraging for the forthcoming games. He had shown a good performance against Fenerbahçe. He was not on the scoresheet but he was very effective in the attacking line. Although his good performance, Adana Demirspor’s coach Samet Aybaba somehow substituted him in 62nd minute of the game. Adana Demirspor’s opponent this week is Kayserispor, who made a bad start to the league with a 3–0 loss against Altay. We expect Balotelli to be on the scoresheet this week.

Surprise Pick

Berkan Emir (Göztepe, Defender)

The experienced attacking back of Göztepe made a good start for the season with a late assist for the equalizer in Antalyaspor game. He is the first option for Göztepe in dead-ball situations except of the penalties. Also, he is the only option for left defender position at the moment due to Dzenan Burekovic’s current injury. Göztepe is playing against Yeni Malatyaspor at home. Berkan Emir might be a suitable pick for this game in terms of both clean sheet and his attacking contribution.

Recommended Teams for Player Picks

Galatasaray

Galatasaray made a good start to the new season considering the result of the first game. However, we were witnessed a fight between two players in Galatasaray during the game. Coach Fatih Terim is working on that crisis to find a proper solution for everybody. But still they are the favourable team in this week’s Hatayspor game. Hatayspor seemed very far from their last season performance in the first game of the season. So, we expect Galatasaray to win the game. Kerem Aktürkoğlu, Mbaye Diagne, Sofiane Feghouli, Fernando Muslera and Patrick Van Aanholt are suitable picks for this week.

Trabzonspor

Trabzonspor made a magnificient start with a 5–1 win over Yeni Malatyaspor on away game. Although they didn’t have a good performance in defending side, their attacking side worked like a machine. It will be very difficult to pick the right players in the attacking line. Djaniny, Gervinho, Bakasetas, Nwakaeme and Hamsik are all should be considered to pick for this week.

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