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Eliteserien 2021 – Scout Picks Runde 2

GOALKEEPER

Andreas Linde (MOL – 6.5mNOK, 16.2%) vs. Tromsø (A)
  • Tromsø (A) = They might have had 13 shots against Bodø/Glimt, but only 2 of them were on target
  • vs Kristiansund he saved 5/5 on target shots – the most of any goalkeeper in Runde 1 to save all target shots faced
  • Made 31 successful high claims in the Eliteserien last season – the most of any goalkeeper playing this week
  • Sits behind a good defence and even better midfield – Molde are more than capable of coming away from this game with a clean sheet especially as Runar Espejord (7.5mNOK) is set to miss out for Tromsø

DEFENDERS

Birk Risa (MOL – 6.0mNOK, 24.8%) vs. Tromsø (A)
  • Played 2 key passes versus Kristiansund – the joint most of any defender in Runde 1 and only 5 players produced more
  • Drew 3 fouls – one of which won a penalty for his team
  • As well being an attacking defender, he is also quite good at defending, posting these stats against Kristiansund on Sunday: 5/6 ground duels won, 3 clearances, 2 interceptions and 2 tackles
  • 12 of his 31 accurate passes were completed in the final 1/3 
  • Was probably Molde’s best player other than Fredrik Aursnes in Runde 1
Adam Andersson (RBK – 6.0mNOK, 1.1%) vs. Viking (H)
  • Viking (H) = Rosenborg scored 3rd highest number of goals in home fixtures last season (34) while Viking conceded the 3rd highest number of goals in away fixtures (30)
  • Against Vålerenga his passing accuracy was 86.21% (2nd best for Rosenborg) and recorded 2 key passes (joint highest)
  • Looked good when tasked with having to deal with the best dribbler in the league (Aron Dønnum) despite receiving a yellow card
  • 13 of Vålerenga’s 15 shots were inside the box yet only 4 in total were on target – Rosenborg are good at forcing other teams into making errors (Viking managed just 4 on target shots vs. Brann, a far inferior team and in particular in defence, to Rosenborg)
  • Very low ownership so offers good differential potential
Alfons Sampsted (B/G – 5.5mNOK, 14.0%) vs. Kristiansund (A)
  • Kristiansund (A) = Glimt are clear favourites with a decent chance of getting a clean sheet
  • Almost recommended him for their season opener versus Tromsø so not surprised in the slightest to see him crop up with an assist 
  • The only other Glimt player to play more key passes last week than Sampsted (1) was Sondre Brunstad Fet (7.5mNOK) with 2
  • His assist was a beautifully chipped ball into the middle of the box from an inside position, highlighting his ability to come in from out wide and not just rely on trying to cross from a deep position
  • Good attacking potential and a promising start to the season means he’s hard to ignore for this week
Samuel Adekugbe (VIF – 5.5mNOK, 5.7%) vs. Brann (A)
  • Brann (A) = Their expected goals (xG) against Viking was 0.62 – the lowest of any team (Kristiansund included) in Runde 1
  • Made more tackles (4), interceptions (2) and clearances (3) than anyone else in a Valerenga shirt against Rosenborg (was also never dribbled past)
  • Returned 2 key passes in the 1-1 draw with Rosenborg = 1 more than teammate Christian Dahle Borchgrevink (6.0mNOK)
  • Should’ve got an assist on Sunday and for me he certainly passed the eye test and warrants being given a chance especially in such a winnable game

MIDFIELDERS

Henrik Rørvik Bjørdal (VIF – 8.5mNOK, 3.0%) vs. Brann (A)
  • No other player played more key passes (4) in Runde 1
  • Misplaced just 1 pass
  • 9 direct goal involvements in 14 games last season
  • Got an assist the last time he faced Brann (on his Vålerenga debut in 2020)  
  • Creative, consistent and cheap – he’s an affordable way into the Vålerenga team and while he has a lower ceiling than their front three, he is still a very good option to have
  • Hugely overlooked = massive differential 
Aron Dønnum (K) (VIF – 10.0mNOK, 33.5%) vs. Brann (A)
  • Makes the team for the second week in a row and the Vålerenga forward picks up the armband without much hesitation whatsoever
  • Had a good game against Rosenborg and I’m backing him to reproduce that form against far weaker opposition 
  • Attempted (10) and completed (5) more dribbles than anyone else in Runde 1
  • Also attempted more shots (6) (0 on target)
  • Won 12 ground duels – the closest anyone else got was August Mikkelsen (4.5mNOK) with 7
  • Was fouled 6 times – twice as much as any other player
  • vs. Rosenborg he produced 1 key pass which may seem underwhelming, but he was heavily targeted throughout and will be given much more room to roam against Brann
  • 14 of his 20 accurate passes were completed in the final 1/3
Sander Erik Kartum (KBK – 6.0mNOK, 0.6%) vs. Bodø/Glimt (H)
  • Bodø/Glimt (H) = Very tough fixture but Glimt allowed Tromsø a lot of opportunities to shoot in Runde 1 – better teams will get more success
  • I’ve been critical about Kristiansund’s chances of scoring goals but Kartum returned 15 direct goal involvements last year in the OBOS (6G,9A) so if anyone is going to get the goals it’s probably going to be him
  • Started ahead of Olaus Jair Skarsem (6.0mNOK) vs. Molde and even though he was replaced by him, he didn’t do enough to suggest Kartum shouldn’t start again this week
  • He’s finally made the big step up to play in the Eliteserien and this season is a huge chance for him to make a name for himself
  • Massive differential, cheap and will want to make a point by ruffling a few very yellow feathers
Fredrik Aursnes (MOL – 6.1mNOK, 26.7%) vs. Tromsø (A)
  • Best player of the opening weekend by quite some way – he was magnificent
  • Along with his 4 key passes, 1 big chance created and 2 assists, he actually scored but had his goal ruled out for offside
  • Considerably less expensive than other attacking assets for the title favourites and has already registered a quarter of the attacking returns he got last season in just one game
  • Tromsø will be true to form and have a go at Molde which will give Aursnes the opportunity to exploit any space they leave wide open – I can see at least one attacking return here
  • Linked with Atéltico Madrid and Atalanta = huge opportunity in his career and knowing he’s being monitored by such big clubs will surely give him even more impetus to perform as good as he can
  • Be sure to take advantage of his points potential before he leaves!
Kristoffer Zachariassen (V) (RBK – 10.0mNOK, 20.3%) vs. Viking (H)
  • 146pts last season with 12 goals and 4 assists and 14 BFP to boot – and he seemed to play within himself at times, too
  • Rosenborg have indeed strengthened and look a much better team coming into this campaign – he’s remained a central figure to their attack and after scoring away to Vålerenga, it should be a certainty he scores in this fixture
  • vs. Vålerenga he registered 11 completed passes in the final 1/3 – the most of any Rosenborg player (joint top with Erlend Dahl Reitan (6.0mNOK)
  • Might not have made any key passes or created any big chances but took 3 shots in Runde 1, 2 of them being on target which resulted in a well-cushioned headed goal
  • Viking won’t defend anywhere near as well as Vålerenga did so he should be afforded far more goalscoring opportunities this week

FORWARD

Erik Botheim (B/G – 10.1mNOK, 22.4%) vs. Kristiansund (A)
  • Got his debut goal and in general looked lively operating in the ‘Kasper Junker Role’
  • 1 shot 1 goal vs. Tromsø
  • He only touched the ball 21 times but produced 1 key pass from just 12 accurate passes
  • Currently has zero competition for his place and will be full of confidence after such a good debut
  • Surrounded by talented attacking players who will all be looking to supply him 
  • Sean McDermott (5.0mNOK) will prove to be one of the toughest goalkeepers to score against but Glimt are favourites for a reason and if I knew 100% that Glimt would win this game 1-0, I’d be backing Botheim for the goal

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  1. Mince n Tatties
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Rosenborg get a second at the end of the first half. 2-0

    1. ReindeerHotdog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Andersson with the assist. Loving that.

      (Even though he's not in my team - just nice for him to deliver after I said he would).

      1. Mince n Tatties
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Call Emergency Services!!!
        We have a Reindeer on Fire!!!!

        1. ReindeerHotdog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Haha. Still a bit hit and miss with these choices matey, but I think getting the defenders right is hard so I'm quite happy with that shout.

          I have a feeling he might be in the Scout Picks for GW3, too...

          Maybe.

  2. Mince n Tatties
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Ooft - Rosenborg go 3-0 up

    1. ReindeerHotdog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Dahl Reitan assist is really not what I wanted to see.

      Not fun that.

  3. Mince n Tatties
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    It ain’t just the Reindeer that’s on Fire - Rosenborg are smoking!
    4-0

    1. Mince n Tatties
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      It’s the main man Zach-Attack!!
      Bit hold the phone it’s now 5!!
      5-0!!!
      Molins with the fifth

  4. Mince n Tatties
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Zachariassen to be most transferred in player for Runde 3?

    1. ReindeerHotdog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      100%. Definite no brainer - my planned move before this week and almost brought him in for Sorli but seeing as Sorli started I held out.

      Very tempted to bring Andersson or Dahl Reitan in for a hit too but not sure

      1. Mince n Tatties
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        The 5-0 thrashing comes at a cost with Islamovic and Henriksen both off with injuries - will make things interesting for the DGW

  5. tomi
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Tried to be clever by captaining Islamovic, to get ahead of Donnum captainers, but the fantasy football gods don't seem to like me.

    1. ReindeerHotdog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      If I was told Rosenborg were gonna win their game 5-0 and it was 100% guaranteed from some weird random genie or something, I'd have brought him in (for a hit) and captained him. (Though I probably would have gone for Zachariassen as I'm a huge fan - but you get my point)

      Don't think it was a bad shout at all. I do think Donnum on paper had the easier game due to Brann being so fragile at the back but still, it wasn't bad logic.

      These things happen - captaincy can be a cruel mistress, I know.

      1. tomi
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        You're absolutely right, it just hurts to get almost nothing at all from a 5-0 game, after nearly getting away with not captaining Donnum. Still a green arrow though, a decent start.

        1. ReindeerHotdog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Oh and in response to your question about transfers I'm going to write something on that.

          Just really up against it with so many GWs and games atm - it's just non-stop data collection and manipulation. But I'm aiming to have something sorted whether it's a comment or part of an article so watch out for that

          1. tomi
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Great stuff, appreciated!

  6. ReindeerHotdog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Highest scoring twan this week got 109pts. Madness and this is his overall points and OR:

    154pts
    146 OR

    Me:

    139
    1410 OR

    15pts bridging 1264 places. Basically, even if you're not even in triple figures yet - it doesn't matter.

    These first couple weeks + RBK/BRA double was always about damage limitation. Non-RBK asset owners - we got lucky with so many goals not to be hurt so much.

    No knee-jerk transfers or WCs necessary!

    Have a good weekend all, catch you here on Sunday for the round up and preview for GW3.

    adiós

  7. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    If Islamovic is out, who’s the best replacement?

    A) Molins
    B) Bamba
    C) Ohi
    D) Botheim
    E) Kjartansson

    Don’t really Think the dgw fixtues are any good, good fixtures for sgw players too

    1. Ben Phippen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      C) Ohi. Brann have shipped 6 goals in their first 2 games. It's a move I'm thinking of making as part of a double transfer and then captaining Ohi. First season playing though so you might not want to take my advice too seriously!

      1. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Cheers, Thanks for advice!

    2. ffs casual
        1 month, 9 days ago

        C or D. Ohi has his moments, but can be a little frustrating. Botheim playing for the current champions, but doesn't have a goal scoring record, but 2 in 2 can't be bad. Very popular too with 2 price rises. BG lost 3 of their 4 primary attacking players during last season and the winter so it remains to be seen if they break records like they did last season

        A, Molins is a new signing, I don't know much about him. Ramboros will know more as I believe he is a Rosenborg fan.
        B, Bamba is quite frustrating, but does get some goals. Brann didn't do very well last season and 0 in 2 this season doesn't fill me with confidence
        E, Kjartansson re-signed last year, scored 4 on his debut, but didn't do too much afterwards to justify his high price. He will get goals, but there are better and cheaper options in that team such as Donnum

        You could also consider Bakenga or Lauritsen for Odd. Lauritsen spent most of last season injured, but scored a few before and after injury. Bakenga was scoring for fun and in most peoples team last season, but that was also partly due to his low price tag.

        Finally Berisha for Viking is an option. Another player who scored alot of goals towards the end of last season. Viking tend to score quite a few and he is usually involved.

        If I was to choose, it would be one of: Ohi, Botheim, Bakenga and Berisha.

        1. Badluck Jonathan
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Bamba scored against Viking. He has 1 in 2.

          1. ffs casual
              1 month, 9 days ago

              yes, you are right. 1 in 2 for him. I'm still not sure I would recommend him as there are better options around his price.

              1. Badluck Jonathan
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Agreed

          2. RamaJama
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Cheers!

      • bhh
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        How bad of an idea is it to sell donnum to get Zach for this week and then reverse that transfer the week after?

        1. Zladan
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Who are either of those players?

          1. Zladan
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Ah I see I ended up in the wrong forum... my bad 😀

        2. Badluck Jonathan
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          So just to confirm... you are taking out one of the best attackers in the league, who is bang in form, ahead of a home match against kristiansund, and burning 2 transfers in the process?

          1. bhh
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            I was just looking at my team to see where I could get a good Rosenborg player in for the double this week (as I only have one that's fit) and that was one of the possibilities. I'm thinking I'm probably going to just switch out Islamovic for Molins once there's an update on how long Dino is going to be out for and bank the other transfer as there aren't any fires to put out yet.

            1. Badluck Jonathan
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              I suggest finding another way. Transferring out the best players isn't a recipe for success in my experience

        3. ReindeerHotdog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 8 days ago

          To let you know where I am:

          Donnum will probably never leave my team this season.

          He's the only player I'm happy to say that about. I think he's a must have for every single game - he was unlucky not to get something against Rosenborg and a home game against Kristiansund? McDermott is good but he'll be running at an attacking defender so not only could there be space to exploit, but I think he gets the better of him more often than not.

          You could argue Donnum being a captaincy favourite for every week. I'd probably back a Rosenborg player next week but still, he's seriously not far behind.

      • Zladan
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Thoughtson:

        Maguire ESR Vardy to Dallas Son Bamford (-8)?

        Forster
        Dallas Coleman Phillips
        Salah (c) Son Jota
        Kane Bamford

        Mendy Bruno Greenwood Nacho Amartey Holding

      • HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Best man city defender regardless of price this gw

      • Martin 'Headed Goal�…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Digne or Dallas for GW36+37 (FH38). Cash no issue