Value Forwards (Under 23+Under £1) 2019

As discussed in both the recent defender and midfielder posts, we have seen some significant rises in younger players lately and it is likely we will see many younger players continue to increase in price throughout 2020.


The forward players highlighted in the blog last week have increased only 3%so far. The core reason for this is that these forwards that were highlighted are not regular starters.


Forwards


Forwards have massive potential on Football Index to dramatically increase in price after a few strong performances. As there are less forwards on the platform and less forwards play on match days, stand out forwards have more potential to compete for match day dividends as they compete against a smaller pool of other forwards.


Forwards that are currently not starting regularly for their teams, but, are young and could play more regularly in the future could currently be of good value. The reason for this is that if they do start, as a forward, they have a reasonable chance of scoring and if they do so they are likely to fly up in price. Some may even increase in price just due to starting a game for a change and the anticipation of a strong performance that this could bring.


Below are forwards which could increase in price throughout the 2020 season. Some may continue not to play and so could remain stagnant holds. However, as young forwards if the below players were to hit form then it is likely we would see their prices increase further.


Albian Ajeti

Albian Ajeti

Price: £0.51

Team: West Ham United

Age: 22

Position: Centre-forward

Country: Switzerland

Top 5 PB scores: 67, 51, 18, 18, 18


Pros:

  • 14 goals and 4 assists for FC Basel last season

  • EURO 2020 - Switzerland International

  • Low price

Cons:

  • Currently lacks game time

  • Yet to score in a competitive game for West Ham since signing in August 2019

Borja Mayoral

Borja Mayoral

Price: £0.60

Team: Levante

Age: 22

Position: Centre-forward

Country: Spain

Top 5 PB scores: 152, 126, 99, 98, 60


Pros:

  • Already has a better goal scoring record this season (4 goals in 15 so far) than last season

  • Strong goal scoring at youth level- 10 goals in 15 for Spain Under 21

  • Goal and assist in 33 minutes in last game

  • On loan from Real Madrid

Cons:

  • Low PB scores

  • Does not regularly play full games

Jean-Kevin Augustin

Jean-Kevin Augustin

Price: £0.60

Team: Monaco

Age: 22

Position: Centre-forward

Country: France

Top 5 PB scores: 60, 38, 36, 35, 19


Pros:

  • Strong record in previous seasons - 9 goals and 5 assists in 25 games in the 2017-2018 season

  • Strong goal scoring record as a France Youth International

Cons:

  • Lack of game time for Monaco

  • 0 goals in 9 appearances for Monaco this season

Youssef En-Nesyri

Youssef En-Nesyri

Price: £0.60

Team: Leganes

Age: 22

Position: Centre-forward

Country: Morocco

Top 5 PB scores: 96, 87, 68, 68, 41


Pros:

  • 9 goals and 2 assists in 31 games last season

  • 5 goals in last 9 games

  • Previously been linked to Premier League teams

Cons:

  • Low PB scores

Samuel Kalu

Samuel Kalu

Price: £0.74

Team: Bordeaux

Age: 22

Position: Right winger

Country: Nigeria

Top 5 PB scores: 173, 124, 118, 118, 102


Pros:

  • Recently linked with a move to Hertha Berlin - may be played more often and in a more attacking position

  • Potential to hit high PB scores as an attacking winger if he can score / assist more often

Cons:

  • Yet to hit a very high peak PB score

  • Rarely scores / assists

Dennis Man

Dennis Man

Price: £0.76

Team: FCSB

Age: 21

Position: Right winger

Country: Romania

Top 5 PB scores: N/A


Pros:

  • Previous transfer links to PB leagues

  • Potential to increase in price considerably if he was to move to a PB league

Cons:

  • Currently in a non-pb league

Dodi Lukebakio

Dodi Lukebakio

Price: £0.84

Team: Hertha BSC

Age: 22

Position: Right winger

Country: Belgium

Top 5 PB scores:100, 88, 88 80, 78


Pros:

  • 4 goals and 4 assists in 16 games so far this season

  • Strong potential to hit high PB scores if he and Hertha BSC can hit form

  • Hertha BSC are improving after a very poor start to the season

Cons:

  • Low PB scores so far this season

  • Low chance of transfer speculation as signed for Hertha BSC in August 2019

Christian Kouame

Christian Kouame

Price: £0.97

Team: Genoa

Age: 21

Position: Center-forward

Country: Ivory Coast

Top 5 PB scores: 149, 131, 89, 73, 71


Pros:

  • Very strong start to the season, 5 goals and 2 assists in first 11 games

  • Likely to increase in price in anticipation of him returning from injury

Cons:

  • Currently injured - Cruciate Ligament Rupture means he is likely to be out injured all season

  • Better trades could possibly be made in the meantime whilst Kouame is injured

  • Yet to hit a very high PB score


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