With more than half of the season played in the Indian Super League as well as the various European leagues, things are heating up in the world of football. With Mumbai City’s win over Bengaluru FC earlier this week, the ISL race for top four has been flung wide open, with two points separating three sides.
In the Premier League too, the race for the top four is intensifying with Chelsea losing away to Newcastle the past weekend. Things are also heating up in the German Bundesliga, with just four points separating the top five sides. RB Leipzig lead the line in Germany, but Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund hot on their heels.
With so many fascinating matches this weekend, Nostragamus fantasy managers are bound to have a tough time choosing their teams. However, with these suggestions and picks, fantasy managers are bound to make a difference.
Match: ATK vs NorthEast United
The striker from Fiji has been sensational in his first ISL season, finding the net eight times so far. Krishna scored twice in the reverse fixture against NorthEast United, with his deceptive runs causing headaches for all opposition defences. The Fiji striker’s team have also found form at just the right time, with ATK winning three of their last four games, including a win over table toppers FC Goa.
Club: Odisha FC
Match: Bengaluru FC vs Odisha FC
Santana scored a brace in Odisha FC’s last game against Hyderabad FC. That brace helped him become the leading goal scorer of the competition with nine goals. The Spaniard has scored five times in his last four appearances, and that goal scoring form does not seem to stop anytime with the likes of Vinit Rai and Xisco Hernandez pulling the strings behind him.
Club: Mumbai City
Match: Hyderabad FC vs Mumbai City
The lanky striker from Senegal was Mumbai City’s top-scorer last season with 12 goals, but this time around chances have been very much at a premium. Modou Sougou has played 11 times this season and has only three goals to show for that. However, the tide may be turning following that goal against the champions Bengaluru FC last week. The 35-year-old’s next opponents will be against bottom side Hyderabad FC- a good opportunity to get a few more goals to his name.
Club: Manchester City
Match: Sheffield United vs Manchester City
Manchester City have fallen off the pace this season in the English Premier League, but one player that has shown no signs of slowing down has been Sergio Aguero. A couple of weeks back, the Argentine became the leading non-English goalscorer in the Premier League. Aguero has five goals in his last two games, and that scoring spree can only be expected to continue when the champions travel to Bramall Lane to face newly promoted side Sheffield United.
Club: Borussia Dortmund
Match: Borussia Dortmund vs FC Koln
Another player who’s been scoring for fun is newly signed Borussia Dortmund forward Erling Haaland. The 19-year-old scored a hattrick on his Bundesliga debut, and with the likes of Jadon Sancho, Thorgan Hazard and Marco Reus pulling the strings behind him, one can expect Haaland to keep up that scoring rate in the weeks to come.
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