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Asia Cup Fantasy Best Captains for Matchday 2

In this article we take a look at the Asia Cup Fantasy best captains for Matchday 2. We pick out some of the best options challenging for the armband using stats, team and player form, and any other information that can help us come to a conclusion.

Picking out the Asia Cup Fantasy best captains for Matchday 2 is going to be extremely important towards the success of our campaigns. This time around managers can captain one player per day during a Matchday which gives us multiple attempts to secure a significant captain return.

Wednesday January 17th

The first day looks very clear in terms of captaincy. Qatar started their campaign off in fantastic fashion after dismantling Lebanon 3-0 in Matchday 1. That form looks set to continue as they have a meeting with Tajikistan next up, a team that sit 105th on the FIFA ranking system.

The Qatar frontline is full of quality but Almoez Ali (12m) edges it. To highlight his overall form recently, Ali has accumulated a huge five goals and three assists in his last six matches in all competitions. That includes the goal and assist he picked up in Matchday 1 which helped him hit nine fantasy points.

Another great option is of course teammate and fellow striker Akram Afif (11m). Although Afif is cheaper he showed he could better Ali in Matchday 1 – scoring a brace and collecting 10 points. Afif is also in fine recent form – bagging six goals and one assist in his last six games.

Thursday January 18th

Australia appear too be the strongest suitors for captaincy today and some of that comes from their commanding 2-0 victory against India in Matchday 1. The Aussies came into the competition off the back of four successive clean sheets and a huge 12 goals. Syria lay ahead, a team who have been extremely inconsistent recently. In fact, Syria won just one of their last five matches prior to the Asia Cup.

Managers could go either way in terms of captaincy here. Defensively Australia are solid which bodes well for the nailed Harry Souttar (6.5m). The centre-back also has very strong attacking threat. A good example of that is the fact he scored in four of his last six matches for country.

Another great captaincy pick is of course main man up front Mitchell Duke (10m). Duke spearheads the efficient frontline which could already be enough to give him the armband. He is also in very good recent form – netting five goals in five of the five matches he played prior to the tournament.

Friday January 19th

Japan also play on the same day but rotation is a huge concern with them and because of that and reasons we will discuss Iran are the best team to place the armband this week. Iran continue their campaign after a mammoth nine wins and one draw in their last 10 matches. They also averaged a massive 3.1 goals scored per game during that same period.

Iran have a great opportunity ahead as they face Hong Kong who are the worst ranked side in the entire competition. Hong Kong are the definition of a team to target which makes Iran even more appealing when it comes to captaincy.

The standout player is striker Mehdi Taremi (11.5m). Taremi has played top level football for most of his career now, including lighting up the Champions League, which isn’t an easy feat. In terms of output Taremi has managed six goals and an assist for Iran in his last six games.

Some could even captain full-back Ramin Rezaeian (6m). When looking at his output Rezaeian is up there with some of the best in world. In fact, in his last six matches he has produced an impressive three goals and three assists.

Saturday January 20th

There is no dancing around captaincy on the Saturday. South Korea is without a doubt the best team to use the captaincy in. Not just this but one player in particular and one only should be on your mind for the armband, that player is Son Heung-Min (12m).

Son isn’t just his sides best player, talisman and penalty taker, he is also one of the best attackers in Europe. So far this season for Premier League club Tottenham, Son has notched up 12 goals and five assist in just 20 matches. With a game against 87th FIFA ranked Jordan next up, Son could well be one of the Asia Cup Fantasy best captains for Matchday 2 overall.

Sunday 21st January

Saudi Arabia play on the last day but by then the hope is we all have a big captaincy return. But, if we don’t then a game against Kyrgyzstan could bring big potential for the Saudi Arabi assets. Saudi Arabia came into the Asia Cup with four wins from five, five out of five clean sheets and nine goals scored. With that in mind we could look to their defence and attack.

Leading the frontline is Saleh Al Shehri (9.5m). Shehri has had a very strong World Cup Qualification so far – bagging three goals and one assist in his last two matches. He also took a penalty which could be another appeal.

Saudi Arabia can also play with a wing-back system and one player who is likely to benefit from that is Saul Abdulhamid (5.5m). From his wing-back position Abdulhamid registered an assist in one of his latest international games. He also scored in a recent league match for his club.


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