FOX Fantasy A-League Preview – Round 7

Welcome, welcome, welcome to another week of fantasy A-League!

Our thoughts are with the people of Kaikoura and surrounding areas on New Zealand’s south island, following the earthquake that hit a few days ago. What it means for fantasy managers is that the Wellington and Melbourne Victory fixture will have to be postponed, and neither side will play in this game-week. So keep that in mind!

As always, you can view all the Ins & Outs for this week’s A-League action right here.

BUY:

Sergi Guardiola $271K [FWD]

Adelaide’s key recruit has finally found his touch and has now scored in his last three matches. He’s down on his starting price, and clearly his extended form will be integral in Adelaide potentially rising up the table – so time on the park won’t be an issue. In fact, he’s played every minute so far this season.

Nicolas Martinez $276K [MID]

After starting the season with spurts off the bench, Martinez has finally begun starting. In the last two weeks where he’s played the full 90, he’s produced a combined 19 points, with a goal, an assist and a few bonus points.

Joshua Brillante $152K [MID]

This guy might not win you games, but you can build your team around him. He’s been the model of consistency, with scores of 6, 4, 5, 5, 5 and 5. He’s yet to miss a minute of football meaning he’s firmly in the Sydney FC best XI. Consider if your side needs a bit of stability for a good price.

HOLD:

Melbourne Victory players

While we couldn’t really care too much what you do with your Phoenix players (if you have any), it’s definitely not worth trading away your Victory squad members just because of this one-week hiatus. Hold firm, and maybe cop a donut if you have to. Considering they’ll all be back next week, it ain’t worth it.

Andy Keogh $314K [FWD]

Sure, his bad games can look really bad, but it’s important to remember the ecstasy of his good weeks. He’s already peeled off a 10 and a 21 this season, and they’ve both been in odd numbered rounds; round three and round five respectively. This round coming up, is round seven. Big points coming up?

SELL:

Thomas Broich $314K [MID]

It’s not been a good season for the experienced German, who now finds himself as Brisbane’s fifth best midfielder. Broich, who’s now 35 by the way, has scored above four points only once this season, and has been spending an uncomfortable amount of time on the bench. Use his cash elsewhere.

Nigel Boogaard $201 [DEF]

Big Nige’s scintillating start to the season saw a flurry of coaches snap him up, but a bad knee injury against City means he’s going to miss some extended action. Luckily his price has stayed pretty healthy and finding a good replacement shouldn’t be too hard.

Andrew Redmayne $206K [GK]

It shocked me to see that Redmayne is the game’s third most popular keeper, on 21.5%. It shouldn’t be this way, this WSW’s number one yet to keep a clean sheet this season and a miserly 11 points from six games. It doesn’t look like improving as he faces his form side Melbourne City this weekend.


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