Turkey Fantasy — Tips for Gameweek 40

With all games being played at the same time, the last 3 rounds of the Süper Lig will be fast and furious. Here are the best tips for this first battle royale.

Fantezi Futbol Turkiye
May 8 · 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

Cenk Ahmet Alkılıç (Erzurumspor, Defender)

Cenk Ahmet Alkılıç is one of the most favourite “out of position” players of fantasy football fans this season. Although his original position is right defender, he played mostly as a winger and made 2 goals & 3 assists. Erzurumspor is playing against Kasımpaşa this week. It’s a very important game for staying clear of relegation. We recommend Cenk Ahmet Alkılıç considering that he is an OOP and Kasımpaşa has not won two games in a row so far this season.

Key Stats (per game): Crosses: 1.1 / Shots: 0.7 / Key Passes: 1.3

Alternative Pick: Uğur Çiftçi (Sivasspor, Defender) Total of 2.710 minutes / 3 asists — 9 clean sheets — 91 points

Alassane Ndao / Fabio Borini (Fatih Karagümrük, Midfielder)

Fatih Karagümrük’s first season in Turkish Süper Lig is satisfactory for their fans. They’ll most probably finish the league in one of first 10 places. Alassane Ndao and Fabio Borini are important players of their success this season. Ndao made 9 goals and 8 assists in 35 games while Borini had 6 goals in 17 games. They were playing on each wings of the attacking line. However, Fatih Karagümrük’s new coach put Borini as the striker position in recent games that makes Borini OOP player. Thay are playing against Gençlerbirliği who conceded 66 goals in 37 games. We recommend at least one of these players to be picked in your squads.

Ndao’s Key Stats (per game): Crosses: 0.3 / Shots: 1.4 / Key Passes: 1.2
Borini’s Key Stats (per game): Crosses: 0.3 / Shots: 2.2 / Key Passes: 0.5

Alternative Pick: Halil Akbunar (Göztepe, Midfielder) Total of 3.017 minutes / 9 goals — 8 assists

Max Gradel (Sivasspor, Midfielder)

After Sivasspor’s elimination from European Cups, Max Gradel started to show high quality performances in Turkish Süper Lig. He has 10 goals, 13 assists and 4 penalty earnings so far. He is also the first and only player who had assist & goal double-double this season. Sivasspor’s recent form makes them the favourable team against Istanbul Başakşehir this week. We expect Gradel to contribute Sivasspor by an assist and/or a goal this.

Key Stats (per game): Crosses: 1.3 / Shots: 2.5 / Key Passes: 1.8

Alternative Pick: Babajide David Akintola (Hatayspor, Midfielder) Total of 2.544 minutes / 5 goals — 6 assists — 103 points

Mame Biram Diouf / Aaron Boupendza (Hatayspor, Forward)

As a player who played for Manchester United in Premier League 12 years ago, Mame Diouf met the expectations so far this season for Hatayspor. He had 17 goals and 4 assists this season in 2.722 minutes. He is also the regular penalty taker of Hatayspor. His team-mate Aaron Boupendza is topping the high-scoring player table with 21 goals. He has been scoring every 103 minutes and sharing the goal-scoring responsibility with Mame Diouf. They are playing against Denizlispor who conceded 67 goals in 37 games this season and relegated from the league last week. We strongly recommend at least one of these players to be picked for your squads.

Diouf’s Key Stats (per game): Shots: 2.3 / Key Passes: 0.8
Boupendza’s Key Stats (per game): Shots: 3.0 / Key Passes: 0.5

Alternative Pick: İlhan Parlak (Kayserispor, Forward) Total of 1.716 minutes / 9 goals — 1 assist — 92 points

Surprise Pick

Karim Hafez (Yeni Malatyaspor, Defender)

We explained several times why Yeni Malatyaspor’s attacking back Karim Hafez is very suitable pick for fantasy football fans. He is a set-piece taker and his passing ability in attacking situations is impressive. He is at the second place in “Defenders With Most Assists” table by 9 assists this season. Yeni Malatyaspor is playing against Çaykur Rizespor who has many missing players. Çaykur Rizespor’s comfortable position in the league is an opportunity for Çaykur Rizespor. We recommend Karim Hafez as the surprise pick of the season.

Key Stats (per game): Crosses: 1.5 / Shots: 0.5 / Key Passes: 1.3

Alternative Pick: Mirza Cihan (Gaziantep, Midfielder) Total of 18 minutes / 1 assist

Recommended Teams for Player Picks

Sivasspor

Sivasspor has not been defeated for 16 games which is the longest unbeaten series recorded this season. During this period, their 9 wins and 7 draws made them to climb from 14th place to 5th. Their opponent Başakşehir had 2 important wins in last two games for staying clear of relegation. Başakşehir has important missing players this week. We expect Sivasspor to win the game for their European Cups participation goal. Max Gradel, Uğur Çiftçi, Ahmet Oğuz, Ali Şaşal Vural and Olarenwaju Kayode might be suitable picks from Sivasspor.

Hatayspor

Hatayspor had a nightmare by conceding 7 goals last week at Beşiktaş. They want their fans to forget this defeat by a high-scoring win aginst Denizlispor who were relegated from Turkish Süper Lig last week. Aaron Boupendza, Mame Diouf, Babajide David Akintola, Munir Mohamedi, Alexandros Katranis and Strahil Popov might be suitable picks.

The Call-Up

Lineups, previews and tips.

Medium is an open platform where 170 million readers come to find insightful and dynamic thinking. Here, expert and undiscovered voices alike dive into the heart of any topic and bring new ideas to the surface. Learn more

Follow the writers, publications, and topics that matter to you, and you’ll see them on your homepage and in your inbox. Explore

If you have a story to tell, knowledge to share, or a perspective to offer — welcome home. It’s easy and free to post your thinking on any topic. Write on Medium

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store