It seems like every time we do one of these breakdowns, we’re onto a new country’s league, from Mexico to Turkey to Australia. Hopefully this one is able to stick around for a little longer than anticipated. Anyway, this should be very interesting with some quality players on either side of the ball in this league. Enjoy soccer DFS with this beauty of a showdown. Please be financially responsible with your expendable income given our current state.
For those in Slack, you know Jovani (Jv882221). He’s been awesome helping out with the various leagues around the world. He contributed to this particular write-up with the player-picks listed below. A lot of our thoughts are in congruency. Give him a follow on Twitter here. You can also follow me if you have any questions @tristanhoh!
Dimitri Petratos $10,000 – He runs the center attacking midfield for Newcastle and does it all. He had long standing run with Brisbane before joining Newcastle, so there’s some homecoming/revenge on the cards. Petratos doesn’t score a high number of goals with only five on the year, but he feeds his forwards nicely with seven assists. There’s a very high floor here given his involvement on the corners and set pieces with over 150 crosses on the year. If he can find the back of the net in this one, he could very well break the slate.
Jay O’Shea $10,200 – He lines up in a few different spots for Brisbane. His only goal came in game where he converted a PK, but he acts as more of a facilitator, much like Petratos. It is a tough ask to fit both studs, and Petratos may be the preferred option but jamming both in could be profitable.
Matthew Millar $7,800 – He is listed on DraftKings as a defender but slots in more of a RM role, dropping slightly back. Millar is not shy to shoot and very accurate on target. Four goals on the season is not at all bad on a team that spreads the scoring out. He crosses ball a decent number of times on average — 4.5 or so a game — and also has CS bonus eligibility, but that would be a tough ask in this matchup.
Bobby Burns $6,000 – Like Millar, Burns plays on the left side of the pitch in that LM/fullback role, blitzing down the pitch and ready to send in crosses. I’d say Burns is slightly better per dollar, but Millar has the higher upside.
Mirza Miratovic $4,400 – This is a very cheap tag for a striker playing on home turf in a match with a 3.0 total. He had at least two shots in all three of his starts this season and should be in line for another start.
Steven Ugarkovic $4,600 – He contributes in a few different categories. He is not dominant in one aspect and more of a GPP play, but at $4,600, he does free up space for top plays and is not shy to shoot. Ugarkovic also has three goals to his name on the year and is not a risk to get subbed off.
Jamie Young $6,200 – Goalkeeper is a risky play in this match, but Young is a very good overall goalkeeper. He wiill certainly see shots and has five-save upside. In a showdown setting if the game is close, low-scoring, or low-scoring victory for Brisbane, then Young will benefit greatly. The floor, of course, is multiple goals against with no saves, so he carries obvious risk.