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GW 5 Allsvenskan Fantasy Ones to Watch

I’ve selected five players who have the potential to deliver in gameweeks 3-4. The first Double Gameweek is around the corner and, therefore, I’ve included one player from Elfsborg and one from Malmö FF. As it’s always the case, I’ve included some differential picks in case you want to go alternative. 

Joel Nilsson (6.4)

The 26-year-old wingback punished his sellers in GW4 with an assist against newly-promoted side Degerfors IF. Mjällby have struggled to score so far having netted only 1 goal in 4 matches. However, their underlying numbers are comforting. While it is true they don’t have the finisher they had in Moses Ogbu, the chances are there to be taken. It is no coincidence that Nilsson wears the number 9 shirt, as his eagerness to score is clear. He has accumulated 7 shots so far, 4 of them on target. He is yet to score a goal in Allsvenskan, but his attacking potential makes him well-placed to deliver against an Östersunds FK side that conceded 13 shots inside the box against Varbergs BoIS FC in GW4.

Simon Strand (5.5)

Surprisingly owned by only 4.0% of managers, Strand has been a bonus point machine this season. In fact, he’s joint-top for bonus points alongside Aslak Fonn Witry (8.3) and Sebastian Larsson (10.0). An assist looks imminent; he’s put in 15 crosses so far this season, 8 of them against AIK in GW4. Out of all Elfsborg defensive options, Johan Larsson (8.0) is still the best in terms of the upside he offers over all of his teammates as most actions pass through him. However, it’s worth noting Elfsborg is one of the two teams with a double and, with a home encounter against Kalmar in GW5, and an away match at Sirius in GW6, nicely-priced Strand offers the possibility of one or two clean sheets.

Eric Larsson (7.4)

Malmö FF haven’t had the best of starts. They are going through a rough patch having recently being held at home by Östersunds FK and lost 3-1 versus Djurgårdens IF in GW4. Their attack hasn’t exactly clicked yet and their defence looks suspect. However, they do have a Double Gameweek soon and the fact they are the reigning champions can’t be overlooked. One of the most enticing options in the last two seasons has been right-back Eric Larsson. He’s a proven player in the league and fantasy-wise he’s been a trustworthy asset – he’s scored 3 goals and delivered 10 assists for Malmö FF. 

Larsson delivered an assist against Djurgårdens IF in GW4 and he was the top chance creator in the same match. Given the squad depth available to John Dahl Tomasson, the threat of rotation is present but Larsson is clearly the favoured option. His potential for returns at both ends of the pitch can reward the managers who invest in him ahead of DGW7.

Nicklas Bärkroth (7.1)

The Djurgårdens IF midfielder has taken the league by storm having delivered 5 attacking returns so far this season, 3 of which were against reigning champions Malmö in GW4. It is true he may face some competition in that position, but it is difficult to think he can be benched with his current form. It is no surprise he’s the most bought player ahead of GW5. Djurgårdens IF’s next opponents are Degerfors IF, a side that has conceded 39 shots inside the box and 12 big chances and in GW6 they face Östersunds FK, a team that has started showing some defensive frailties. 

Isak Bergmann Johannesson (8.0)

The Icelandic youngster was a revelation last season and he looks ready to take an even bigger role this season. He’s amassed 19 points in the last two gameweeks and even though he’s not exactly a natural-born scorer, he poses some goal threat. He’s had 11 shots in the last three games and looks to be a creative force having created 11 chances so far. He’s put in 11 crosses, 4 of which have been accurate. He faces AIK next Monday in what is expected to be a close encounter, but the Icelandic teenager’s threat can pose problems for the Solna based club.

Whether he is angling a summer move or not, his potential for the upcoming gameweeks is significant. Degerfors at home in GW6 and Varbergs BoIS FC in GW7 are fixtures that make him a very appealing prospect.

If you want to expand your research on Allsvenskan Fantasy, make sure you follow @FF_Meltens and @poohdini59 on Twitter. Their content is simply top-notch. 

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. SUNFLOWER
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 23 days ago

    Great article Gerardo! Just brought in Bärkroth for Chilufya, hoping he can keep up this form. As a Nilsson owner it was great to see him get a return against Degerfors.

    1. Gerardo7
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      Hey, mate. That’s a great move. I bought Bärk too! Keep Nilsson for the next two. I have high hopes!

  2. General Nuisance
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 23 days ago

    Great picks, Gerardo. I regret dropping Nilsson and keeping Jallow. Götenborg have been so poor defensively.

    1. Gerardo7
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      Göteborg have been dissapointing in many respects. They have decent fixtures coming up though. Sana the bright spot fantasywise.

  3. Pellefanten
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 23 days ago

    Nice. Good picks. On a wildcard now. Would you go for Amoo/Bergmann Johannesson or Seb Larsson/Abdulrazak? Seb has served me well so far and has a high floor. Steady safe pick, but with a couple of though fixtures coming up. I also wonders if I shall go with Brorsson (will Malmø defence improve?) or Strand with dgw7 in mind, or go J. Nilsson and see later who my 3rd Malmø player would be (Christiansen and Colak is locked in I guess)?

    1. Gerardo7
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      I’d definitely pick Strand. He looks a different beast this season. And I guess I slightly prefer the first combo you mentioned mainly because Norrköpink have two great fixtures after AIK but I’d try to find a way to bring Larsson back for GW7/8

  4. juan_c_narvaez
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 23 days ago

    Good articule, Gerardo
    Barkroth, great option to Bring., in my plan i Will bring next week strand. 2 Great options to bring. Gerardo, which player its a differential for Dgw?

    1. Gerardo7
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      Bärk is the man to get this game. I’ll monitor the teams with a dgws and will come up with a differential or two in the next article. The temporary loss of Okumu is a concern for Elfsborg.

  5. ReindeerHotdog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 23 days ago

    Following your picks this week mate:

    Hellborg and Haskabanovic out Barkroth and Bergmann Johannssen in -4.

    Not had the best of starts despite the great advice from these articles but I'm confident it'll turn around if I keep going along with you guys!

    Cheers for the content mate.

    1. Gerardo7
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      Hello, mate. I still believe Haksa will deliver soon! But IBJ can deliver big too. I’m eyeing him for GW6. Good luck!

  6. melvinmbabazi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 23 days ago

    Great article Gerardo!

    1. Gerardo7
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 22 days ago

      Cheers, pal!

  7. Meltens
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 23 days ago

    Great stuff as always, we'll have some overlap no doubt in the looming Scout Picks 😉

    1. Gerardo7
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 22 days ago

      I guess that’s a good sign! I’m feeling confident!

  8. Cpt Crunch Scott talent
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 22 days ago

    If it wasn’t for the dgw I would burn my defensive chip this week for sure,

    1. Gerardo7
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 22 days ago

      Sometimes it’s better but difficult to ignore a dgw. Particularly in a game like this one. Bonus can make up for a gone clean sheet, so there’s always a cushion. I’ll prepare dgw special for next gw!

  9. TallestJohn
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 22 days ago

    Rasmus Alm unlikely to play again before the Euros but apart from AC there aren't really any midfielders I want to bring in.

    Bäkroth feels like a classic fantasy bandwagon but I've missed too many of those in FPL. With the DGW in mind I'm considering a straight swap to another Elfsborg player; Simon Olsson very low ownership but there's competition in midfield. Ondrejka a risk but came on when Alm was injured and like Abdulrazak he's very cheap and I like his numbers from limited minutes last season.

    1. Gerardo7
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 22 days ago

      Ondrejka can be a good differential. Personally I would give Elfsborg one game to monitor them. To see how they cope with the loss of both Alm and Okumu. I thought the same when I bought Bärk. I’ve missed many of those in FPL and I don’t want that to happen again. Good luck!

  10. Mmm sausages
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 22 days ago

    Another great article. Thanks Gerardo. Who are people captaining this week? Torn between Witry and AC myself.

    1. Littlegomba
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 22 days ago

      It’s AC for me. Favorable fixture and Malmö will be looking to bounce back

      1. Gerardo7
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 22 days ago

        I think likewise, Littlegoomba. AC was so frustrated versus Djurgarden. They have to bounce back soon.

    2. Gerardo7
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 22 days ago

      Same dilemma here, mate. I guess I’ll end up captaining AC. Witry has more ceiling but away from
      He’s collected fewer bonus points. That’s an important factor.

      1. Mmm sausages
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 22 days ago

        Cheers guys. AC it is for me. Good luck with the gameweek all.

  11. Bakule-ski
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 22 days ago

    Great article as always Gerardo.. im planning to transfer in Strand and Khalili or Amoo in place of E. Olsson and Alm.. who do you think i should pick from the Hammarby assets?

    1. Gerardo7
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 22 days ago

      I think Strand is a great transfer this gw. Amoo can be the one or, alternatively, you can opt for a budget midfielder and invest that money elsewhere!

  12. FC Jammer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 22 days ago

    Great job Gerardo!

    1. Gerardo7
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 22 days ago

      Cheers, mate. It’s always a pleasure to discuss Allsvenskan fantasy with the community!