Conf. League and CL-Final at SPITCH!
The smallest and the biggest European final at SPITCH is finally upon us. Before Liverpool can take their chance for revenge against Real, Jose Mourinho’s next final will take place. His Roma welcomes Rotterdam and it will be interesting to see if goal scorer Tammy Abraham can prove himself in a big game for the first time or if SPITCH rocket Luis Sinisterra can keep up his outstanding scoring average of over 400. As with the relegation and the Euro League final, I’ve prepared a mixed preview of all four teams and taken a close look at some of the players.
Ofir Meir Marciano (66 credits, Feyenoord): At SPITCH, he is the goalkeeper with the most balls saved, which directly suggests that the Rotterdam back line seems a bit shaky and could allow a lot of shots on goal. We’ll gladly take many chances at +40 saves at an average price.
Chris Smalling (103 credits, Roma): The former Man. United player is now an undisputed regular under Mourinho and feels all the confidence from the head coach. Why does he always play? 89% pass rate, 3.3 balls defended per game and already three goals in the season show how important he is for his team. In addition, he plays the central part of the three-man backline, which directly guarantees many +2 passes for you.
Nicola Zalewski (48 credits, Roma): The young Pole got to play much more regularly in the Conf. League than in the league, so I’m speculating on a cheap smart pick that not everyone may have in their lineup. With 0.7 shots per game, potential to score a +65 goal is definitely there, and two assists in four starting eleven appearances also sounds good. Probably the cheapest starting eleven player in the final, so little risk for you.
Ibrahima Konate (110 credits, Liverpool): This one has found his way into one of my previews quite a few times by now. The goal-scoring center back is currently filling in for the injured VVD better than ever. With almost 79 touches per game and a pass rate of 87%, you’re in for a lot of passes again.
Ferland Mendy (67 credits, Real): Recently scored against Levante in the league and now an integral part of Real’s back line. With 50 passes per game, his value is almost comparable to that of a center back and 4.3 tackles won per game could mean extra SPITCH points for you. But more important is his price. At 67 credits, he could be one of the cheapest starting eleven players and therefore will likely be used as a smart pick by many.
Lorenzo Pellegrini (148 credits, Roma): Who takes the corners and free kicks at Roma, giving him an increased chance to make the difference in one-on-one play? Right. Lorenzo Pellegrini is unfortunately very expensive, but he could become indispensable for you. I’m curious if the price will scare you off, but I’m speculating on a lot of standard situations for Roma, as Feyenoord could offer quite a bit with 9.7 fouls per game in the Eredivisie.
Orkan Kökcü (100 credits, Feyenoord): Who takes the corners and free kicks at Rotterdam, giving him an increased chance to make the difference in one-on-one play? Correct. Orkan Kökcü is much cheaper, though, and he could also benefit from a lot of Roma fouls (13.2 per game).
Thiago Alcantara (100 credits,Liverpool): Ti amo Thiago. So Jürgen Klopp’s praise of him could well have been understood. Thiago plays like in his prime. His passes (54 per game) are nicer to watch than the SPITCH points scored by many Hertha players in the relegation, and even 4.5 duels won per game are quite respectable for the maestro. Everyone is likely to line him up, so it might not matter that much should he not perform.
Eduardo Camavinga (66 credits, Real): 50/50 chance if coach Carlo Ancelotti will trust him in such an important game. If he should start, you get a young six who has been an invigorating element in all past CL games after coming on as a substitute. With SPITCH, only the first 90 minutes count, so don’t speculate on an early substitution as he would have little time to score. 95% pass rate in his own half sounds like the successor to Toni Kroos to me, no?
Reiss Nelson (62 credits, Feyenoord): The former Hoffenheim man has almost become a regular at Feyenoord and is still a snapper at SPITCH. He always gets a go in the Conf. League and has already scored five points in nine appearances. Of course, what we celebrate most after goals are shots on goal and he could deliver those, as with 1.8 shots per game, there is a lot of potential there as well.
Vinicius Jr (128 credits, Real): I could have just gone with Benzema of course, as almost everyone will field him in tournament format anyway, but the young Vini is currently in top form. 17 goals, ten assists, 2.3 shots per game, 86% passing rate and recently a hattrick against Levante give me hope for a highly motivated winger who can bring in more than just his market value for you.
About me: Quite simply, I am one of you. I’ve been playing SPITCH since the beginning (2018), topped the community leaderboards for years and already managed to take first place in our “main event” twice. However, I decided to hang up my SPITCH shoes a year ago with a heavy heart. Now I’m part of the SPITCH crew and it’s my job to prepare you for the next matchday in the best possible way.