Midweek games are done and dusted; we now get a small respite before kicking off again on Sunday at 13.00 CET. Only 5 gameweeks left, time to make a late push!
Gameweek 25 review
Djurgården got a very predictable win to nil but only managed the solitary goal, in large parts due to the lack of accuracy from Mohamed Buya Turay (9.7m). Emir Kujovic (9.6m) started on the bench and failed to continue his impressive streak, missing a superb chance after coming on with roughly 30 minutes left to play. Jonathan Ring (8.0m) continues to get great bonus-returns but is still lacking a bit in the final touch. If he could get his stuff together, he could do great though, as he’s still firing a lot of shots off. Many will already have some sort of constellation of three Djurgården-players though which is an issue if you want to bring him in.
Hammarby kept the scoring going with a 3-1 win that looked nowhere near happening in the first half. After what we can assume to be some sort of a “hair-dryer” from coach Stefan Billborn at halftime along they came out a different team and after that there was only ever going to be one result. Other than Muamer Tankovic (9.5m) getting his customary goal, Darijan Bojanic (7.2m) keeps impressing with another assist, making it three goals and three assists in his last four games.
Norrköping saved plenty of managers gameweeks thanks to keeping another clean sheet and scoring four goals against AFC Eskilstuna. Lars Krogh Gersson (6.7m) slotted home another penalty and it seems like his price is the only thing keeping him from being in every team right now, he looks absolutely fantastic and is very involved in the attack, along with keeping a bunch of clean sheets. Sead Haksabanovic (9.1m) goes from strength to strength and delivered again, possibly you could have expected even bigger things from him this week, but let’s just be glad he keeps delivering.
AIK managed to anger many supporters with an abject display at home to Göteborg. Somehow they still managed to squeeze out a win thanks to another Sebastian Larsson (8.8m) penalty, surely not sustainable (three penalty goals in the last four)? Nabil Bahoui (9.4m) got himself injured and looks to at the very least miss out this weekend, quite possibly longer. Highly unfortunate and it seems us early adopters are left with no choice but to throw him out of our squads. Kolbeinn Sigthorsson (8.9m) was suspended and should replace Bahoui up front along with ever-present Henok Goitom (9.7m).
Malmö ran away with it at home to Helsingborg, showing that the derby right now is more a show for the supporters, there was never any real contest. Sören Rieks (9.5m) scored twice but got himself suspended, and overall with the schedule and small niggles around the squad you do fear for rotation when they face AFC Eskilstuna in a game that can only end one way. Arnór Ingvi Traustason (8.7m) keeps looking great but you do wonder if he’ll start such an “easy” game? Anders Christiansen (10.0) was not risked in the end, ruled out close to the game. He seems like he can play this weekend though.
Finally, here are some gameweek 25 stats, credit to poohdini;
The three most popular captains in the top 1k were:
Sead Haksabanovic; Captained by 55.2%, Effective Ownership of 118.0%, scored 9 points.
Muamer Tankovic; Captained by 7.7%, Effective Ownership of 98.5%, scored 8 points.
Christoffer Nyman; Captained by 6.4%, Effective Ownership of 46.7%, scored 2 points.
And some more:
Gameweek average points for top 1k was 74.67, the overall average was 52.
It was a big “chip-week” as quite a few at the top deployed either “Park the bus”, “Attack! Attack”, and “Two captains”. In the top 1k there were 130 managers who played “Park the bus”, 98 “Attack! Attack!”, 42 “Two Captains” and 8 wildcards. This resulted in a very high scoring GW for the top 1k and plenty of managers who had good scores, still got a red arrow.
Gameweek 26 preview
GW26 luckily isn’t followed by another mid-week GW (I think I’d have to call in sick to keep up then 😉) so after this, things settle down a bit. After GW27, there’s even an international break before it’s all to be decided! Sunday deadline then this GW, at 13.00 CET. It’s been a while, but we’re once again (most likely) blessed with getting AIK’s lineups ahead of the game kicking off, keep an eye on their official Twitter account 5-10 minutes pre-deadline!
Hammarby-Örebro seems like a great captaincy game, as does AFC Eskilstuna-Malmö (if you can spot the non-rotational players). There’s another derby, this time in Göteborg as Göteborg faces off against Häcken, who’s been quite poor lately. Will Robin Söder (8.1m) be fit in time?
Falkenberg tries to stop an in-form Norrköping side, a task that looks destined to fail. Sead Haksabanovic anyone? Every point matters in the bottom of the table as well though so nothing can be taken for granted, but Norrköping should have enough to deal with whatever Falkenberg can throw at them. Djurgården travel to Östersund, a club in free fall both on and off the pitch. Östersund has still scored in 10 of their 12 games at home so far, can Djurgården keep them out? Who will start, Mohamed Buya Turay or Emir Kujovic?
Players to target
Darijan Bojanic keeps delivering and should have a good platform to build upon at home to Örebro. Three goals and three assists in his last four games, and Örebro is highly likely to concede a few in this one.
Arnór Ingvi Traustason if he is fit and starts, should be great for the run in. Rotation remains an issue… Also, he has a minor niggle which could mean he’s not risked for the game against AFC. Which brings us to another Malmö player who’s very likely to deliver points (assuming he starts) – Marcus Antonsson (10.5m). He’s struggled this year, supposed to be the top striker along Markus Rosenberg (10.5m), getting just 6 goals and 1 assist. He should start against AFC though and if ever there is a time to kick into life, that would be the game.
Vladimir Rodic (8.1m) is back from suspension and seems to be out to try to prove a point, he’s looked superb and will be pushing for another start. His game-time is not guaranteed but if Nikola Djurdjic (10.4m) remains up front he has every chance of taking one of the three spots behind him.
Sead Haksabanovic against Falkenberg looks a great option, but it’s hard to ignore the Hammarby lads this gameweek. Muamer Tankovic will understandably be highly captained and he should be in the points, I think if you still have Alexander Kačaniklić (8.5m) he definitely should be in your thoughts this week though, possibly even ahead of Tankovic… Tankovic almost comes with a points guarantee this week, but Kačaniklić on his day has hattrick potential – so he could be one for the chasers.
As always, good luck this gameweek and if you want to chat about fantasy football either comment here below, or hit me up @FF_Meltens on Twitter!