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!
This is a quick breakdown of the Showdown on tap. The derby between Western Sydney and Sydney is intriguing since Sydney is in position to win the title, only needing three more wins. Sydney FC’s only two losses this season have come from Western Sydney, and on home turf, WS will be looking to spoil the party. Both sides play down the middle of the park, so open play crosses are few and far between here. Four of the last five meetings between these two have seen under 2.5 goals, but with no fans and a lot on the line, I feel that trend will change and this will go over the total.
Mitchell Duke $10,600 – He leads Western Sydney in scoring with nearly a goal every two games. Duke is not shy to shoot, and an accurate shooter at that with over three shots per game, and putting an average of 33% of those on net. While goal dependent, he has shown consistency in finding the back of the net this season.
Adam Le Fondre $10,200 – He is second in the A-League in goals scored. This is a massive game and as the favored striker, he will be up for it. It’s a hefty price to pay, but if the value presents itself, Le Fondre is a top option in a match he should score in.
Nicolai Muller $9,600 – Muller is a center attacking midfielder that recently overtook majority share of set pieces over Pirmin Schwegler. He chips away in multiple categories thanks to his creative role. He also has five goals and three assists to his name this season. Step for step, he’s very arguably a better option than Duke, yet comes in $1,000 cheaper.
Luke Brattan $6,000 – With Alexander Baumjohann having been sidelined, Brattan has taken the set pieces for Sydney FC. They’re near the finish line of securing the A-League title, just needing three more wins, so Brattan should be a key player here. His upside is limited due to his position in the middle of the park, but the floor (especially for the price) is rock solid. If Baumjohann returns, Brattan should be downgraded, but would still be a decent option.
Daniel Georgievski $5,800 – He is listed as a defender but lines up as a left winger, and is not afraid to shoot, cross, and create. He’s sitting on 50 crosses on the year, 30 assisted shots and even takes attempts at the net, averaging just under two shots a game. He is a brilliant option in any format given his price and production. Tate Russell ($5,000) is in the conversation as well on the opposite flank.