Value players with favourable fixtures

Updated: Feb 23

In the Fixtures Section blog posted just 15 days ago, 7 players were highlighted due to having favourable upcoming fixtures.


In just 15 days, these players have increased an average of 13.4% and have also earned a combined total of 20p in both Match Day and In-Play Dividends in this short space of time.

Players highlighted due to favourable upcoming fixtures just 15 days ago

The Super Matchdays Promotion provides further incentive to buy players that are likely to perform well this month due to the additional dividends that can be earned through this offer.


Therefore, it may be even more beneficial than usual to find players with favourable upcoming fixtures whilst this promotion is on. Below are potentially valuable players which could increase in price further and possibly earn dividends due to having favourable upcoming fixtures.


*PB scores are taken from Index Edge and the fixtures below are up until the end of February.


Josip Brekalo

Josip Brekalo

Price: £1.47 *Highlighted December 30th at £1.39

Team: Wolfsburg

Age: 21

Position: Midfielder (Winger)

Country: Croatia

Top 5 PB Scores: 219, 194, 153, 121, 120

Upcoming Fixtures: Paderborn (A), Fortuna Dusseldorf (H), Hoffenheim (A), Malmo (H), Mainz (H), Malmo (A)


Pros:

  • PB Potential - Two fairly high PB scores this season 190+

  • Young

  • Europa League - Wolfsburg will play Malmo in the round of 32

  • EURO 2020 - Croatia International

Cons:

  • Lack of game time - infrequently plays full games

Duvan Zapata

Duvan Zapata

Price: £1.33

Team: Atalanta

Age: 28

Position: Forward

Country: Colombia

Top 5 PB Scores: 173, 155, 132, 129, 126

Upcoming Fixtures: Genoa (H), Fiorentina (A), Roma (H), Valencia (H), Sassuolo (H)


Pros:

  • Atalanta are in strong goal scoring form recently - 20 goals in last 6 games

  • Strong IPD potential - 8G+3A in 12 games this season

  • Champions League - Atalanta will play Valencia in round 16 of the Champions League

Cons:

  • Zapata is not particularly young - 28

  • Low PB average

Maximilian Arnold

Price: £1.32

Team: Wolfsburg

Age: 25

Position: Midfielder (Center)

Country: Germany

Top 5 PB Scores: 258, 245, 220, 165, 157

Upcoming Fixtures: Paderborn (A), Fortuna Dusseldorf (H), Hoffenheim (A), Malmo (H), Mainz (H), Malmo (A)


Pros:

  • Strong at key passes - average of 2.4 per game

  • High PB average

  • Capable of hitting high PB scores - 3 PB scores 220+ this season

  • Europa League - Wolfsburg will play Malmo in the round of 32

Cons:

  • Increased considerably last month due to strong performances

  • Unfavourable player without high PB scores - likely to drop if his high PB scores do not continue

Denis Bouanga

Denis Bouanga

Price: £1.18 *First highlighted at £0.75 in November 2019

Team: Saint-Etienne

Age: 25

Position: Midfielder (Winger)

Country: Gabon

Top 5 PB Scores: 253, 239, 201, 171, 141

Upcoming Fixtures: Metz (A), Marseille (H), Montpellier (A), Brest (A), Stade Reims (H),


Pros:

  • Capable of hitting high PB scores

  • Strong IPD potential 7G+3A in 19 games this season

Cons:

  • Increased in the last 30 days a fair amount already

Ludovic Blas

Ludovic Blas

Price: £0.99

Team: Nantes

Age: 22

Position: Midfielder (Attacking)

Country: France

Top 5 PB Scores: 196, 193, 140, 136, 133

Upcoming Fixtures: PSG (H), Dijon (A), Metz (H), Marseille (A), Lille (H)


Pros:

  • Young

  • PB Potential - Two fairly high PB scores this season 190+

  • Performances have improved this season

  • Fixtures against Dijon and Metz are very winnable


Cons:

  • Fixtures against PSG, Marseille and Lille are difficult (Highlighted more as a possible longer term hold as overall fixture difficulty is hard)

  • Increased in price considerably over the last 3 months

Joaquain Correa

Joaquain Correa

Price: £0.97

Team: Lazio

Age: 25

Position: Midfielder (Attacking or Plays as a Forward)

Country: Argentina

Top 5 PB Scores: 196, 195, 153, 151, 139

Upcoming Fixtures: Spal (H), Verona (H), Parma (A), Inter Milan (H), Genoa (A), Bologna (H)


Pros:

  • Future position change to forward very possible and would likely lead to an increase in price

  • Two fairly strong PB scores 190+ this season

  • Plays for a strong team - Lazio 3rd in Serie A

  • Dropped in price recently due to injury

Cons:

  • Currently out with a calf injury, but is expected back over the next couple of weeks

  • Unlikely to compete for match day dividends often as he competes with very high PB scoring Luis Alberto for the midfield match day dividends on FI (Another reason why a forward position change would be beneficial for Correa)

Joachim Andersen

Joachim Andersen

Price: £0.84

Team: Lyon

Age: 23

Position: Defender (central)

Country: Denmark

Top 5 PB Scores: 253, 233, 204, 188, 173

Upcoming Fixtures: Nice (A), Amiens (H), PSG (A), Strasbourg (H), Metz (A), Juventus (H)


Pros:

  • High PB scores

  • Relatively young

  • Champions League - Lyon will play Juventus in round of 16

  • EURO 2020 - Could feature for Denmark

Cons:

  • Lower price ceiling as a center back

Morgan Sanson

Morgan Sanson

Price: £0.77

Team: Marseille

Age: 25

Position: Midfielder (Central)

Country: France

Top 5 PB Scores: 193, 190, 179, 136, 128

Upcoming Fixtures: Bordeaux (A), Saint-Etienne (A), Toulouse (H), Lille (A), Nantes (H), Nimes (A)


Pros:

  • Marseille are having a strong season (Currently 2nd)

  • Two fairly strong PB scores 190+ this season

Cons:

  • Unlikely to compete for match day dividends often as he competes with very high PB scoring Dimitri Payet for the midfield match day dividends on FI

Remi Oudin

Remi Oudin

Price: £0.72

Team: Bordeaux

Age: 23

Position: Midfielder (Attacking)

Country: France

Top 5 PB Scores: 148, 144, 123, 115, 96

Upcoming Fixtures: Marseille (H), Brest (A), Metz (A), Dijon (H), PSG (A), Nice (H)


Pros:

  • Relatively young

  • Recently signed for Bordeaux

  • 10 goals and 4 assists last season for Stade De Reims

Cons:

  • Low PB scores so far this season



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