Allsvenskan Fantasy

Allsvenskan Fantasy – Differentials to Consider for the New Season

It may be too early to talk about differentials but, as many managers are aiming to wildcard in GW8 (straight after the first DGW of the season), some may opt to select some differentials from the off. I’ve selected two differentials per position. The idea was to pick as many Double Gameweekers as possible given free transfers in this game are as valuable as in FPL.

Marko Johannson (6.5) (Ownership: 3.3%)

Only 3 goalkeepers have been priced at 6.5, and Johansson is one of them. Expensive goalkeepers can be a bit of a put-off for experienced fantasy football managers but this time there’s a case to be made for him to be selected from the start. He may not have the best of fixtures ahead and Malmö FF have been somehow shaky at the back during pre-season, but the reigning champions will have a Double Gameweek in GW7 with both games at home and he is pretty nailed since Johan Dahlin (6.5) is likely to remain sidelined by then. 

Lucas Hägg Johansson (5.5) (Ownership: 5.3%)

If you are looking for clean sheets, Karlmar is definitely not the place to go, but they have a fairly kind early run of fixtures, and Johansson is very good in the bonus points department. He’s made one penalty save every season since his arrival and if it wasn’t for an injury that kept him sidelined during a considerable period last season, he would have finished higher in the scoring ranks. Expect plenty of save points and occasional clean sheets.

Kadir Hodžić (5.5) (Ownership: 2.3%)

The former AFC Eskilstuna left-back looks certainly less attractive than his teammate Joel Nilsson (5.5), who is renowned for bombing forward down the wing and getting high up in pitch in virtually every game. However, Hodžić has been sharing set-piece duties during pre-season and his crossing ability makes him a good prospect. Expect a fair amount of bonus points. He may have recorded only one assist to his name last season, but the fact he delivered 2 goals and 4 assists the season before shouldn’t be overlooked. Mjällby AIF have looked good defensively during pre-season, so the potential for clean sheets is there.

Simon Strand (5.5) (Ownership: 3.0%)

The loss of Rönning is certainly a concern for IF Elfsborg defensive unit as Mathias Dyngeland (5.0) has still a lot to prove in the league, but the left-back has been kindly priced this season compared to his teammates. The risk of an early sub and/or a red card is always there, but the upside outweighs the risk this time as he’s got a Double Gameweek in GW 7 with some tasty fixtures along the way. Strand looked fairly decent during pre-season and he even scored one goal.

Jo Inge Berget (9.0) (Ownership: 3.5%)

It was no wonder the Norwegian attacker was a very popular pick last season as he was a very consistent source of points. Now he faces serious competition from electric winger Veljko Birmancevic (8.0), who was recently signed from Serbian side FK Čukarički. What makes Berget a stand-out pick is that he’s definitely a good captaincy option: on his day he can be very explosive. Rotation can be a concern in the (near?) future, but he’s worth a punt at that price.

Jeppe Okkels (7.0) (Ownership: 2.0%)

Last season the Danish youngster was classified as a striker and scored only 3 goals in 623 minutes. No assists were recorded to his name and his bonus production was poor, but this season he has a DGW in GW7 and plays a very advanced role, so he can be the best alternative for those who can’t afford Rasmus Alm (8.0) or Per Frick (8.5). His price makes it easy to catch any bandwagon.

Christian Kouakou (5.5) (Ownership: 2.9%)

Sirius may have lost creativity with the departures of Stefano Vecchia and Elias Andersson (7.0) and they will have to adapt to a new season with a squad that looks weaker this time. This means that other players will be given minutes though. Kouakou is expected to be a starter and his goalscoring record in lower divisions is pretty decent. He scored 23 goals and gave 6 assists during his spell at IK Brage. Kouakou has been doing well in preseason and he can be the perfect enabler as he’s got some tasty fixtures from an offensive point of view.

Robin Söder (8.5) (Ownership: 2.1%)

A very familiar name for Allsvenskan devotees, the veteran striker has been hampered by injuries recently to the extent he missed most of last season. In fact, he suffered an injury while training during pre-season, but he’s fit again is expected to play the next game, albeit from the bench if he is to be protected. He scored 14 goals in the 1019-2020 season and was among the highest-scoring forwards in the game back then. A possible concern is that experienced striker Marcus Berg will return to “Blåvitt” next summer and may harm Söder’s game time, but meanwhile he’s a very aggressive pick to attack early on in the season. Boosted by the arrival of the Slovakian star Marek Hamšík (12.5) and the creativity of players like Tobias Sana (8.5) or Gustaf Norlin (6.5), Söder is expected to rack up a few goals this season if fit.

Gerardo7 Fantasy Football aficionado. Panelist at @BenditoFantasy and @FF_Titans contributor. Name a Fantasy Football game, I'll play it. Allsvenskan record: 77th (2019) and 148 (2020). Best FPL finish: 358 (2017) If you want to chat about Allsvenskan Fantasy or any other fantasy football game, follow me on twitter @BitacoraFantasy”

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  1. Rotation's Alter Ego
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    7 months, 26 days ago

    Brilliant Gerardo, thank you for doing this - great piece to consider right before everything kicks off!

    1. Gerardo7
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      • 5 Years
      7 months, 25 days ago

      I’m glad you liked it! Some of them are real punts!

  2. Meltens
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    • 6 Years
    7 months, 25 days ago

    Great stuff Gerardo! 🙂 I'm on Strand atm though that spot has been changing regularly. Kouakou was in from the start but pumped a bit more money into the forwards, he will be in the back of my mind if I find the downgrade necessary.

    1. Gerardo7
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      • 5 Years
      7 months, 25 days ago

      Cheers, mate! I’ve got strand too and I’m tempted to go Hodzic instead of Nilsson! Kouakou can be the enabler we are looking for!

      1. Meltens
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        7 months, 25 days ago

        Personally I have fond memories of Hodzic, I was one of few who backed him from GW1 through most of the season when he was at Eskilstuna. But I still think he’s 0.5m too much, his attacking threat pales in comparison to Nilsson on the other flank IMO. Both historically and on the eye test.

  3. bhh
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 25 days ago

    Good stuff. I had Berget in my squad for a bit but eventually decided to 'downgrade' by a million to Alm to improve the defence a bit!

    1. Gerardo7
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      • 5 Years
      7 months, 25 days ago

      Thanks. Birmancevic was on my mind but he’s 5.4 owned. He’s a real threat but my guess is Berget will be a starter in the first games so he’s worth a punt and good captaincy shout for the games vs Ostersunds

  4. TAT
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 25 days ago

    Trying to finalise a GW 1 team, but I’m really not sure about any drafts I’ve made. My main dilemmas now is formation and how much cash I should spend on strikers.

    Jansson
    Witry - Otieno - Almebäck - Beijmo
    Haksabanovic - Amio - Chilufya - Heintz
    Selmani - Jeremejeff (C)
    (Gal - Silverholt - Olsson - Hellborg)

    Thoughts?

    1. Meltens
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      7 months, 25 days ago

      I think Selmani/Jeremejeff combo handicaps the squad tbh, would look at a bit more of a spread of funds. Beijmo and Otienno are quality players but far from nailed on starters so I’d be wary there. I can easily see a world where neither starts in GW1 unfortunately. I think Liljenbäck might be a better choice at 4.5m def but personally I’d look at trying to get to 5.0/5.5m instead if starting every week.

      1. TAT
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 25 days ago

        Thanks! Yes, picking both Selmani and Jeremejeff does limit the team somewhat. I could downgrade Selmani to someone like Adegbenro (being a Rosenborg fan myself, I know how good he can be when at his best).

        That would allow me to upgrade all of Otieno, Beijmo and Almebäck, to Ahmedhodzic, Joel Nilson and one out of Holst or Jallow – plus 0.5 to spend.

        Jansson
        Witry - Nilsson - Holst - Ahmedhodzic
        Haksabanovic - Amio - Chilufya - Heintz
        Adegbenro - Jeremejeff
        (Gal - Silverholt - Olsson - Hellborg)

  5. Sune
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    • 6 Years
    7 months, 25 days ago

    Great article! Thanks to Kouakou and Strand I was able to come up with a team including Christiansen, Haksabanovic and Selmani.

    Nilsson Säfqvist, Påhlsson
    Larsson, Nielsen, Haugan, Strand, Almebäck
    Heintz, Christiansen, Haksabanovic, Chilufya, Collander
    Selmani, Kouakou, Vilhelmsson

    1. Gerardo7
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      • 5 Years
      7 months, 25 days ago

      Wow, you’ve got both Ac and Haksa! Your midfield is pure class!

  6. Swanmoretime
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    7 months, 25 days ago

    Great article again

    1. Gerardo7
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      • 5 Years
      7 months, 25 days ago

      I’m glad you liked it! Hope you guys play Premier League next season

  7. Swanmoretime
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    • 7 Years
    7 months, 25 days ago

    As there are still no national leagues in fantasy Allsvenskan I’ve set up a Wales league for Welsh players or people living in Wales. No entry fee or prizes just national bragging rights.

    Code is 2q9wuh for anyone interested.

  8. Dammit_182
      7 months, 25 days ago

      What do you think the EO will be for Kane next week?

      1. FPL_Motty
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        7 months, 25 days ago

        180%+

    • Mullered in Maenam
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      7 months, 25 days ago

      Brilliant Gerardo, now I'm having to reassess my whole squad! Cheers mate for taking the time very much appreciated.

      Good luck

      Johnny

      1. Gerardo7
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        7 months, 25 days ago

        You’re welcome Jonny! Show us your team when ready! Have a great start to the season!

        1. Mullered in Maenam
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          7 months, 25 days ago

          You too mate, my squad hasn't changed much from the last thread I posted that Petter (Meltens) did on midfielders. Very happy to bare all, just waiting for last minute advice from Petter on forwards but looking like this to start:

          Jansson

          Witry, Bjornstrom, J Larsson, J Nilsson

          Haksabanovic, Heintz, Alm, Chilufya, Sana

          Hummet

          Fodder on the bench

          J

          1. Meltens
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            7 months, 25 days ago

            Forwards are out! 🙂
            https://twitter.com/allsvfantasy/status/1380486912482377730?s=21

            Scout picks will be arriving in the morning where all the positional articles will be gathered as well.

            I have only one issue with that squad and that is the fodder bench 😉 I learnt the hard way last season to carry some squad depth for rotation, niggles we weren’t told about, covid, suspensions etc. Think it might be more of the same this season even though the schedule is less hectic.

            1. Mullered in Maenam
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              7 months, 25 days ago

              Thank you buddy, heard and will re-think.

              Good luck Petter, maybe this season you can beat me!

              1. Meltens
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                7 months, 25 days ago

                Haha oh I’m feeling good about this season Johnny, might be my year ;D

                1. Mullered in Maenam
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                  7 months, 25 days ago

                  Always mate, cheers J

    • juan_c_narvaez
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 25 days ago

      Gerardo, Please continue with the great work. It really important to have information on alternative leagues as allsvenskan.

      Good Luck

      JC

      1. Gerardo7
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        7 months, 25 days ago

        Totally. Hope more people play the game this season, Juan.

        1. Meltens
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          7 months, 25 days ago

          357 in the FFS league so far! Should grow some more tomorrow after the final push.

          1. Mullered in Maenam
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            7 months, 25 days ago

            38 in the Koh Samui league. I'm over the moon. Free beer on the beach to the winner - when you get here, I do hope it's you mate.

    • GertJan
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 25 days ago

      Looking forward to playing another season!

      The articles so far have been really helpful and think I'm almost settled on this...

      Jansson - Pahlsson
      Larsson - Witry - Johansson - Kahl - Nilsson
      Haska - Larsson - Lofquist - Gall - Hellborg
      Adegbenro - Simovic - Silverholt

      Wavering on that 6m midfielder spot of Gall. Anyone you guys fancy?

      Adegbenro has served me well in Eliteserien when playing for Viking and I noticed he's been scoring regularly in pre-season. Enticing gameweek 1 against a notoriously leaky Sirius. 🙂

      1. Gerardo7
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        7 months, 25 days ago

        The Orebro midfield is a “minefield”. We could see some rotation but Gall has done it in the past so I see a reason for his inclusion!

    • It’s a Knockaert
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 25 days ago

      Cheers for the article. Not easy finding out about the options in England. Don’t usually do RMT but as this is my first year and I don’t really know what’s going on I’d appreciate some feedback:

      GK: Nilsson Saf, Pahlsson
      DEF: J Larsson, Witry, Jallow, Agardius, J Nilsson
      MID: Haksa, Ludwigson, Chilufya, Hellborg, Nanasi
      FOR: Jeremejeff, Adegbenro

      Was also considering Sana+Berget over Ludwigson+Adegbenro?

      Cheers

      1. Gerardo7
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        7 months, 25 days ago

        Hey! Your team is very good considering it’s your first season. You have some key assets there. The sana + berget combo is quite aggressive and I like that!

    • Eytexi
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 25 days ago

      Love the article; good to see multiple writers getting involved with producing the content! First ever Allsvenskan GW today, going into GW1 as follows (having sacrificed a flagged Birmancevic for Adegbenro).

      Nilsson Säfqvist, (Påhlsson);
      J.Larsson, Witry, Nilsson, Jallow, Knudsen;
      Chilufya, Haksabanovic (K), Sana, (Carlén, Nanasi);
      Jeremejeff (V), Adegbenro.

      Good luck all, let the games begin!

      1. Gerardo7
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        • 5 Years
        7 months, 25 days ago

        Thanks! The team is well-balanced! Your defensive line is quite solid. Adengberro is quite streaky but he’s got the fixtures to deliver!

    • TallestJohn
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 25 days ago

      When Hamšik is ready he could be the ultimate differential. Had him for most of pre-season but finally switched to Sana.

      Strömberg
      Lustig, J. Larsson, Käck
      Seger, Sana (V), Saeid, Chilufya
      Simovic, Selmani, Jeremejeff (K)

      Mårtensson; Tot Wikström, Haugan, Almebäck

      Thanks to Meltens and Gerardo. Looking forward to this season, hopefully we'll see a return to the really close title races.

      1. Mreidfelt
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        • 3 Years
        7 months, 25 days ago

        Jansson (Gal)

        Björnström, Jallow, Larsson, Nilsson (Almebäck)

        Haksabanovic (c), Chilufya, Traore (Carlen, Hellborg)

        Selmani, Jeremejeff, Bergström

      2. Gerardo7
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        • 5 Years
        7 months, 25 days ago

        I really like the Seger pick. Was about to include him in this article. He’s been delivering for a while now! Good luck, mate!

    • Mmm sausages
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 25 days ago

      This is my first year of Fantasy Allsvenskan and, not really knowing anything about the league and it’s players, all the posts have been amazing so thank you Meltens and Gerardo for the time and effort. Good luck to everyone playing this year.

    • SUNFLOWER
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      • 2 Years
      7 months, 25 days ago

      Hi all. Thanks for a great article Gerardo. Looking forward to the season kicking off later today with a big opening match in Malmo against Hammarby. I think I've settled on my team to start things off

      Nilsson Säfqvist
      J Larsson - J Nilsson - Witry - Jallow
      Chilufya - Heintz - Ludwigson - Haksa
      Jeremejeff - Edvardsen

      Påhlsson - Almebäck - Hellborg - Vilhelmsson

      Going with an old school 4-4-2 so that I have more than 1 playing striker - taking a punt on Degerfors carrying their attacking potential into the league. The bench is a bit weak but as long as Almebäck and Hellborg get minutes hopefully that will do for now. Great to see the league return.