The third matchday of the Prize Competition is a real sweep
The international break seemed like an eternity, but it’s finally over and we can finally look forward to playing SPITCH again. The Prize Competition is coming to an end and now, on the last day of the competition, all managers will give their best to win on this matchday or even get into the top 20 of the three matchdays and win one of the cash prizes. In this preview I present you interesting players and favourable alternatives on this matchday.
David Raya (70₵, Brentford): The best keeper at SPITCH cannot be missing in this preview, of course. He has been previewed before but has such good scoring potential this matchday that I am previewing him again. With 233 average points he leads the goalkeepers in the Premier League, as well as the statistics Super Pass and GK Also, Brentford are up against Chelsea, who are one of the teams that shoot on goal the most. What could go against him is his points tally in the last two games, but opponents Leicester and Burnley only shot on target a total of five times in those two games, giving the Spaniard virtually no chance to prove himself.
Andrew Robertson (110₵, Liverpool): One of the most expensive defenders at SPITCH, but also one of the best. He averaged 312 points in his last six appearances, making him one of the most consistent players at Liverpool. This weekend, in-form Liverpool, who have won each of their last nine Premier League games, take on out-of-form Watford, who have won only two of their last nine games and are currently in the relegation zone. There is a lot at stake for both clubs, but Liverpool are clear favourites and the Reds showed their dominance in the first leg when they won 5-0 at home.
Mohamed Salisu (74₵, Southampton): The 1.91 m tall Ghanaian is having an outstanding season at Southampton. With 232 average points, he is one of the most solid centre-backs at SPITCH, this season, despite his low price tag. It’s not for nothing that he ranks third in the ball intercepted/blocked statistic, all season. In his last seven games, he has also only scored under 260 points once, making him a player to keep an eye on as a SPITCH manager.
Pascal Struijk (58₵, Leeds): The Ajax-trained 22-year-old centre-back is one of the cheapest defenders to score solidly. Since returning to the squad from injury, he has averaged 260 points in the nine games, which is actually almost 100 points above his normal scoring average. So if you want to save a few credits and still field a player with good scoring potential, consider the Dutchman.
Trevoh Chalobah (88₵, Chelsea): The homegrown is usually only used when a Chelsea defender is injured or a player needs to be spared. This could be the case this weekend, as Chelsea have a hugely important Champions League game against Real Madrid on Tuesday, so players like Thiago Silva could be rested for the game against Brentford. Chalobah has already featured in the last two league games, scoring a strong 374 and 208 points. Should he be in the starting line-up, he could be a relatively cheap alternative to the usually expensive centre-backs at the top clubs.
John McGinn (67₵, Aston Villa): Another cheap alternative is the Scotsman John McGinn. He averages 232 points and made under 200 points only once in his last seven games. During the international break, the 27-year-old scored a goal and set up one in two games. Good prerequisites for the game against Wolves and those who want to save a bit in the midfield might have found the right player here.
Philip Foden (150₵, Man. City): A very expensive player, but one who also has great captaincy potential. Foden is one of the most sought-after youngsters around at the moment and not without reason. Offensively, he is one of the most important players for the Citizens and especially away from home. With six goals scored away from home, he leads the “away goals” list and also has the most shots when City play away from home. City travel to second-bottom Burnley and Foden could prove his strength once again.
Emile Smith Rowe (87₵, Arsenal): The 21-year-old finally made his return to the Gunners starting eleven in the last game against Aston Villa and showed his quality with a good 236 points. Arsenal will still be going all out to keep their Champions League place and if he does return to action, he could be crucial to a Gunners win.
Raphinha (126₵, Leeds): The Brazilian is being talked about a lot at the moment because of a possible transfer to FC Barcelona, but his performance under Jesse Marsch should not be ignored. When it comes to attacking stats, he leads all in team stats, since taking over from the American. Against Southampton, he has another chance to prove himself and show how good he is.
Jadon Sancho (82₵, Man. United): Jadon Sancho doesn’t seem to have quite arrived at the Red Devils yet, but in the last few games the Englishman keeps showing strong performances, averaging 273 points in the last six games, scoring two goals himself and setting up three goals. After his value was reduced by a full 27 credits in the last market value change, the 22-year-old is a good alternative striker despite a supposedly tougher matchup against the Foxes.
Christian Pulisic (108₵, Chelsea): The American already showed us on matchday 28 against Burnley that he can score really well. With 515 points, one goal and one assist, he was convincing. During the international break, he scored a hatrrick against Panama and led the USMNT to World Cup qualification. After these events, he will be confident going into Matchday 31 and if Thomas Tuchel lets him play from the start, he may well be able to build on his form against Brentford.
Other players to keep an eye on are Sergio Reguilon (64₵, Spurs) who is a good and cheap alternative after his price cut, Alexis Mac Allister (69₵, Brighton) who could show his class against Norwich and Demarai Gray (85₵, Everton) who is the most important player at the Toffees at the moment and could be essential in the relegation battle.
About me: I have been supporting SPITCH as an intern for several months in the various divisions. Through my experience on the free pitches, I want to help you find interesting players that maybe not everyone has on their radar.