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Eliteserien 2021 – Runde 6 Scout Picks

GOALKEEPER

Sean McDermott (KBK – 5.1mNOK, 14.1%) vs. Lillestrøm SK (H)
 
Kristiansund have taken maximum points from their first three games of the season, including an unlikely 2-1 away win at Valerenga. They’ve kept two clean sheets on the bounce and even though Lillestrøm have scored in each of their three games, I see the home side being far too good at the back to let them create good enough chances to test McDermott enough. Strong clean sheet potential this week and doesn’t break the bank, either.

DEFENCE

Snorre Strand Nilsen (KBK – 5.0mNOK, 3.0%) vs. Lillestrøm SK (H)

Kristiansund have made some good signings and Snorre Nilsen is genuinely looking like one of the best right backs in the league so far. He’s shown he offers attacking threat as well as playing key passes on a regular basis. At this moment in time he’s on par with Christoffer Aasbak (5.4mNOK) for attacking threat/consistency and he’s almost 0.5m cheaper. 

Gustav Valsvik (SIF – 5.5mNOK, 4.6%) vs. SK Brann (A)

Listen, Brann might well score in this game, but the truth is it’s almost impossible to predict where clean sheets are coming from in this league and well, Strømsgodset have looked – dare I say it – pretty good despite picking up just 4pts from 9. Brann have played 6 lost 6, conceding 17 goals and scoring just 4. Valsvik is a big guy (1.95m) and could cause them real problems from set-pieces. 

Shayne Pattynama (VIK – 5.5mNOK, 0.3%) vs. FK Haugesund (A)

Needed just one half of football to register two assists against Mjøndalen. When I was looking into him after seeing he signed for Viking, I actually got into a debate with a Viking fan account on Twitter and I said “this guy could be the signing of the season” – I’m glad that doesn’t look to be completely wide of the mark at this point. He loves a cross and he’ll continue to ping balls into the box whatever the fixture. Looks a great shout for this week against a poor Haugesund side.

Joachim Thomassen (S08 – 5.5mNOK, 2.3%) vs. Tromsø IL (A)

I don’t think Tromsø will go down this season but at the same time if they want a top half finish they’ll need to be a bit more creative. Despite being the home team in this fixture, I think Sarpsborg will be too hard for them to break down and I actually wouldn’t be surprised if they fail to score. Thomassen offers good attacking potential as well as being listed as a defender. Sarpsborg may not look like scoring much but if Tromsø take the game to them, they will be given plenty of opportunities to test Jacob Karlstrøm (4.5mNOK).

MIDFIELD

Aron Dønnum [K] (VIF – 10.0mNOK, 37.2%) vs Sandefjord Fotball (H)

Vålerenga should be top of the league and they should have won every single game they’ve played. They’ve squandered too many chances but despite that profligacy in front of goal, I’m backing them to annihilate Sandefjord. Dønnum is playing some brilliant football and I stand by the opinion that he should be in everyone’s team. It’s just a matter of time before he starts scoring for fun and this is the perfect opportunity for him to get another double-digit haul. Easy captain choice this week. Occam’s Razor and all that. 

Ola Solbakken (B/G – 9.8mNOK, 2.4%) vs. Odds BK (A)

At times he seems like the forgotten man at Glimt though he really shouldn’t be seen in that light at all. Since his assist in the opening day win against Tromsø, he’s struggled for attacking returns but both scored and set up Erik Botheim (10.5mNOK) against Haugesund and I can see more of the same on Sunday. I’m not sure whether he’s been lacking in confidence or having difficulty trying to replace Hauge, but I get the feeling he’s been playing somewhat within himself recently, but with Glimt’s form looking impeccable, I’m confident that momentum can rub off on him.

Johan Hove (SIF – 8.0mNOK, 2.2%) vs. SK Brann (A)

At 8.0m he seems under-priced especially as we are all aware of his obvious talent. I was expecting him to be snapped up by one of the bigger clubs going into this campaign so for him to be completely overlooked and start the season at Strømsgodset, I was taken aback. He’s got 2 attacking returns in 3 games and Strømsgodset have looked GOOD. Genuinely, they’re posting very, very good stats and it’s making me think this guy is going to be ignored at our own peril. He’s a must-have for this week. He’s also averaging 1.7 shots on target per match which is better than Kristoffer Zachariassen (10.4mNOK) and Aron Dønnum can manage (1.5 & 1.4).

Torgil Øwre Gjertsen (KBK – 7.5mNOK, 1.7%) vs. Lillestrom SK (H)

I’d be tempted to say this guy is going to end the season with the most assists in the league. He’s in great form and looks to be fitting in really well at his new club. I had some reservations when he joined but he’s put those doubts to bed and for 7.5m I can’t see past him. He’s come into my team for this gameweek as a home time against floundering Lillestrøm is an absolute gift of a fixture for one of the most creative players in the league to get his first goal of the season. 

Forwards

Fred Friday (SIF – 8.1mNOK, 6.8%) vs. SK Brann (A)

Got a goal and assist on his debut but has blanked in both games since. He was taken off at half-time against Tromsø, but it’s since come out that there is no injury to be concerned about – he starts this week. He leads the line for a Godset team that has been attacking and attacking and attacking – they could end up terrorising Brann. I think they win this game and there’s a strong chance their new forward will be involved in the goals

Erik Botheim [V] (B/G – 10.5mNOK, 43.8%) vs. Odds BK (A)

5 games, 5 goals, 34pts. His xG figure is something of potential concern – 1.7 – but this a game where Glimt are such strong favourites not just because they are the better side and in good form, but because Odds’ defence really is ravaged by injury right now. I get the feeling this could be a really big win for Glimt and even though Dønnum gets the armband for me, if you only have the Glimt front man, you shouldn’t lose out too much. 

STRØMSGODSET SO FAR

To put into context just how good Strømsgodset have looked in their opening three games, I’ve thrown together a little table comparing their exploits with the other best-performing teams in the league:

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  1. Mince n Tatties
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    As I thought Sandefjord get a goal
    - they looked very attacking against Rosenborg
    It’s 2-1 now

    1. Mince n Tatties
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Foss gets them back in the game

  2. Mince n Tatties
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    But Valerenga reply immediately!
    3-1 now

    1. Mince n Tatties
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      And there you go Donnum (K)
      There’s your goal

  3. Mince n Tatties
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    Rosenborg get a third as well!
    3-1

    1. Mince n Tatties
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Zach with a goal to add to his assist

  4. Mince n Tatties
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    And then it was 4!
    Serbecic with the goal for Rosenborg

  5. Mince n Tatties
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    Sandefjord have the ball in the net again - but it’s disallowed

  6. ReindeerHotdog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 22 days ago

    Punished for going with the better captaincy choice yet again.

    Man this is frustrating.

  7. Mince n Tatties
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    Brann 3-0 now

    1. Mince n Tatties
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Simba with the goal

  8. Mince n Tatties
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    And KBK May have the winner against Lillestrom - Bye scores in the 83rd minute

  9. FPL Egregious
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    Any chance Jensen red card to be rectified fantasywise? Cause the referee booked him wrongly.

    1. Niemi
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Doubt it. He was sent off, even if it was wrong.

      1. FPL Egregious
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        I mean the referee sent off the wrong player. He wasn't the one who did the fault. The referee confused them

        1. Niemi
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          Yes, but you could argue the same about a legit goal not given/disallowed, offside goals allowed and similar. Referees make mistakes, and it's part of the game. We don't have VAR/goal line technology in Eliteserien, and it was the same in the PL before. A few players have had shots over the line, but it's not been given and it doesn't result in fantasy points. Sadly.

  10. El Puqi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    Really tempting to use the WC after the double...

    When 50%-owned Zachariassen is the only one actually delivering it’s not a very good position. And no playing bench either!

  11. Mince n Tatties
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    Viking equalise in the 38th minute
    Haugesund 1 Viking 1
    Berisha with his overdue goal

    1. Mince n Tatties
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      from the penalty spot

  12. FPL Bielsa
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    Berishaaaaaaaaaaa big rank rise with that must have been sold by a few !

  13. ReindeerHotdog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 22 days ago

    I for one, am really glad we have a couple of weeks break now. These gameweeks have come at us thick and fast and the first couple of blank gameweeks have really skewed the season (for me at least).

    My picks may be somewhat wide of the mark at times but let's face it, this league is erratic, unpredictable and full of drama. It's brilliant entertainment.

    Biggest talking points will be around Zachariassen vs. everyone else. Not capping him today has resulted in a lot of points lost. Donnum felt the better captaincy choice on paper but Zachariassen just doesn't care right now. Looks like Zach is on for 16pts and Donnum stays on 6. That's 22pts instead of 32. Not the end of the world but it feels like such a kick in the teeth for a relatively close captaincy call to end up with a 10pt swing. It's my biggest gripe with Fantasy Football of any kind as sometimes the more logical choices do lose out.

    That being said, over the course of the season I'd expect them to even out and then it becomes an argument between 'form vs. fixture' and which one we should trust more.

    I'd like to some statistical analysis done on that, as captaincy has always been my biggest downfall to this game!

    I'm still hovering around 2k OR and to be honest I'm pretty chuffed with that as I've not felt comfortable navigating this early part of the season at all. Decent foundation to build on, RU has been played I suppose going forward it's more about playing the numbers than anything else!

    Hope you all enjoy the break and be sure to drop in every now and then as I'm aiming to put together at least a few articles to tide us over into the next Runde. Cheers for all the interaction/comments, guys.

    1. FPL Bielsa
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Thanks for all your input, great end to this week Berisha just got another, he’s back !

  14. Niemi
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    Dønnum was the right play, but the wrong outcome. Stuff like this happens. Zachariassen has been great this season, but the assists today were very lucky/random and even his goal wouldn't have gone in without a deflection. This wasn't a 16p game from Zachariassen.

    1. Niemi
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Reply fail to RDH

    2. ReindeerHotdog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Yeah I think that's fair. It feels like Zach has been over-performing but just seems to be getting the luck.

      The biggest reason to captain him is, I suppose, down to his EO. If he's going to return, that's the only real way you're benefitting from owning him.

      Donnum is struggling to haul but the stats look alright.

      I'll be delving into this over the next couple of weeks and seeing what conclusions we can draw. Feels like I'm missing something.

      1. Niemi
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Today was by far his luckiest performance. Vs. Brann he was getting the big chances (had 4 big ones), and converted 3. Yesterday he wasn't even particularly good.

        First assist he lose control and the heading unintentionally goes to Serbecic who is offside. Second assist is not a good shot at all, but it's blocked and then converted by someone else. His goal was a long shot that the GK would easily saved without a deflection. He's walking on water atm - can't do anything wrong!

        He got 2 bonus, but I'd argue he wasn't even the 2nd best Rosenborg player. Rosenborg created absolutely 0 in the first half, before Ceide came in and changed the game. Rosenborg fans had Ceide as clear MOTM, with Serbecic and Reitan both getting more votes than Zachariassen: https://www.rbkweb.no/forum/viewtopic.php?p=1143257#1143257

        Assist last game was pretty random too. Got his head to a long throw after terrible defending, and it ended up at Mollins feets. Not sure how intentional that one was either.

        He has a lot of freedom to go into the right spaces though, that's his biggest upside. He is usually within the box when they attack. More freedom than last year in general, but he has also had loooads of luck. I still wouldn't captain him over Dønnum when they have similar fixtures.

  15. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    I have been a bit absent so far this season and just noticed the season in Norway doesn’t shut down for the Euros, so will any of the Eliteserien players be missing due to the Euros ? Any lists knocking around ? 🙂

    Thanks

    1. Niemi
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Robert Taylor. That's it.

      1. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        cheers ... that is a relief

  16. FFSbet.com
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    'Floyd Mayweather could 'ruin his whole legacy' if the boxing legend is embarrassed by YouTube superstar Logan Paul in their exhibition bout, says Carl Froch.'

    Never understood this,he fight people who never boxed professionally and boost his score.

    Why is this allowed ?

    He could go down the street and fight some random people and make 100-0

    1. Ben White saved my life
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      I think the much bigger man Paul will win. Not a bad boxer. Mayweather just wants lots of money and doesn't give a hoot about legacy imo.

      1. FFSbet.com
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Doesnt matter,cant be used to boost records from pro fights.
        This is embarrassing and erasing history.

        'Mayweather extended his professional boxing undefeated streak to 50 victories and 0 defeats (50–0), surpassing the 49–0 record of Hall of Famer Rocky Marciano, after defeating McGregor by technical knockout (TKO) in the 10th round.'

  17. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Hello lads!

    Rik onkel the way to go this GW?

    1. Better luck next year
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Considering using rik onkel but already got a decent team for this GW so dont know if that is the way to go. Maybe better to go for double cap? What are your thoughts?

      Current team

      Karlstrøm
      Borchgrevink Bjørkan Bjørnbak
      Aursnes Sørli Fet Zacha Dønnum
      Ebiye Ohi

      1. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Yes, looks fine and maby one more dgw player for FT?

        Dønnum, Ohi and Zach captains?

      2. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        I have the following team and not so good for 3 captains, I think:

        Karlstrøm
        Borchgrevink Bjørkan Dahl Reitan,
        Aursnes Zacha Dønnum, Aursnes
        Ebiye, Berisha, Botheim

        Subs: Trige, Næss, Jonassen, Taylor,

        1. Better luck next year
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Cheers. Yeah planning to bring in one or two more dgw players for free/-4. Your team looks solid. You can always use the double cap chip, which is another chip than "spissrush". Im probably putting it on Ohi and Dønnum, with Sørli as a contender.

  18. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Any news on Kjartansson & Bakenga ? both crocked for the double ?

  19. ReindeerHotdog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Kristiansund's Bent Sørmo will join Zulte Waregem on 1st July.

  20. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Pens down … good luck