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.
Fernando Muslera (Galatasaray, Goalkeeper)
Galatasaray is playing against Denizlispor who relegated from Turkish Süper Lig last week. After the derby victory against Beşiktaş, Galatasaray equalized the 1-to-1 games with Beşiktaş but still behind with average of 6 goals. So they want to win the game against Denizlispor by scoring as many goals as possible but without conceding a goal. Considering all these facts, Fernando Muslera is being appeared as the prior pick within the goalkeepers. We strongly recommend him as the most important clean sheet candidate of the week.
Key Stats (per game): Saves: 2.45 / RealFevr Points: 4.70
Alternative Pick: Jose Marafona (Alanyaspor, Goalkeeper) Total of 3.240 minutes / 11 clean sheets — 74 saves — 132 points
Marcelo Saracchi (Galatasaray, Defender)
Due to the injury problems, Marcelo Saracchi couldn’t show the performances that the fans expected from him this season. He has only 2 assists and 7 clean sheets this season. This week’s Denizlispor game is an opportunity for him in terms of both clean sheet and attacking contribution. Saracchi is a suitable pick for fantasy football fans this week.
Key Stats (per game): Crosses: 1.0 / Shots: 0.3 / Key Passes: 0.9
Alternative Pick: Caner Erkin (Fenerbahçe, Defender) Total of 2.534 minutes / 9 assists — 9 clean sheets — 109 points
Edin Visca (İstanbul Başakşehir, Midfielder)
As the best assister of Turkish Süper Lig for the last three seasons, Edin Visca couldn’t meet the expectations this season. Main reason behind that unsuccessful season is the worst injury of his career that he had this season. His injury also affected his team negatively and Başakşehir fought to stay clear of relegation following their title last season. Başakşehir’s last 5 games of unbeaten serie made them to stay in the league. They are playing against Kayserispor and Kayserispor must win the game in order to stay clear of relegation. This will create counter-attack opportunities for Başakşehir and Visca is a suitable pick for this kind of play. We should remind that he is also master in dead-ball situations.
Key Stats (per game): Crosses: 1.0 / Shots: 1.8 / Key Passes: 2.7
Alternative Pick: Ryan Babel (Galatasaray, Midfielder) Total of 1.437 minutes / 5 goals — 3 assists — 82 points
Rachid Ghezzal (Beşiktaş, Midfielder)
Rachid Ghezzal impresses with his crossing and key passes statistics this season. He has 6 goals and 17 assists in 30 games. In last 3 games, he has 3 goals and 3 assists. Ghezzal is one of the most important parts of the team in their way to the title. We expect him to make his mark on this week’s Fatih Karagümrük game.
Key Stats (per game): Crosses: 2.1 / Shots: 1.7 / Key Passes: 2.9
Alternative Pick: Halil Akbunar (Göztepe, Midfielder) Total of 3.107 minutes / 9 goals — 8 assists — 152 points
Mustafa Pektemek (Alanyaspor, Forward)
Mustafa Pektemek made more than 300 appearances in his Turkish Süper Lig career. During this season, he took his chances successfully after Khouma Babacar’s injury problems and Adam Bareiro’s inconsistent performances. He has 7 goals this season and we expect him to be in the starting eleven against Erzurumspor. He is our surprise pick for Gameweek 41.
Key Stats (per game): Shots: 1.2 / Key Passes: 0.7
Alternative Pick: Bogdan Stancu (Gençlerbirliği, Forward) Total of 1.472 minutes / 4 goals — 2 assists — 56 points
Recommended Teams for Player Picks
Long story short, Galatasaray is again has the chance to win the title and Denizlispor relegated from Turkish Süper Lig. The team who have a goal for the last two weeks will win the game. Mohamed and Falcao will be absent for this game. You may pick from a wide pool of players starting from Babel, Emre Akbaba, Halil Dervişoğlu, Ryan Donk, Fernando Muslera and Marcelo Saracchi.
Beşiktaş need 4 points in last two games in order to win the title. Both of the teams that they will play don’t have any goals in the league for the remaining two weeks. So, Beşiktaş will be the definite favourable in both games. We don’t expect a surprise result in the game against Fatih Karagümrük. Ghezzal, Larin, Vida, Rosier, Ersin, Gökhan Töre and Ljajic are suitable picks for this game.