Two Hidden Polish Gems to Consider for Fantasy Football

11:05am Dec 29 2020

Fantasy football is one of the most prevalent games online for ardent fans of the game. There are anxious Friday nights mulling over which players to pick and to leave out of your starting line-up for the weekend’s round of Premier League matches. But fantasy fans looking for value can do worse than looking to Poland for some hidden gems.

Football as a basis for other games

Fantasy football has unmatched popularity in all corners of the globe. Whether it’s the game or the prospect of beating your mates it has an international appeal, including in Poland – from where our hidden gems hail.

It’s part of a wider penchant for other online football games in the country. Some on consoles have enjoyed success utilising the sport, such as the FIFA franchise and Football Manager. In fact, FIFA secured its status as the most popular eSport in Poland in 2019. For Polish fans of online slots, Betsson’s Football Star and Four Crown Casino’s Football Champions Cup have secured the same popularity. The slot games themselves cultivate a strong following from users, although offers from Betsson that include a 550 PLN bonus for signing up to the bookmaker, ensure that new customers are drawn to their respective slot games. Products and offers of that nature are hidden gems of the industry. We’re all on the lookout for those priceless factors that can save us money or give us an edge over our rivals.

The world of fantasy football is no different. Whether you’re Polish and looking for home-grown talent to add to your roster or you simply want to discover a hidden gem, here are two players from Poland that you look to add to your team to provide a slight edge over your mates at a relatively low cost.

Mateusz Klich

Leeds have been one of the Premier League’s most exciting teams in the 2020/21 season to date. Marcelo Bielsa has his team playing an attractive style of football, which has resulted in great entertainment in their matches. Klich has been a key figure for the Whites, scoring three goals in his opening 13 matches, while providing four assists in the final third.

The 30-year-old is a dream player for fantasy football because of his production and the value he provides players. Klich costs only £5.6m on the official Premier League fantasy game and ranks in the top-15 for points gained in the opening third of the campaign. He has been more productive than Diogo Jota, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and James Rodriguez. The Pole is certainly worth consideration as he continues to be a dynamo under Bielsa’s management.

Jan Bednarek

Southampton have been excellent in the early stages of the campaign and could well be competing for a Champions League place come the end of the term. Bednarek has been a large part of their success due to his partnership with Jannik Vestergaard at the back, allowing the Saints to keep five clean sheets – the joint highest amount in the Premier League.

The 24-year-old has also scored once and provided an assist in the final third, proving that he can be effective at both ends of the pitch. He too has great value on the fantasy market at only £4.6m. After 13 matches, only six players have accumulated more points than the Pole. Due to Southampton’s form under the tenure of Ralph Hasenhuttl, he will continue to rack up the points making him a priority for fantasy players to get an edge over their opponents.

These are two handy tips for fantasy football, but as we’ve discussed in the article, it’s always best to look for value in all forms of life rather than just to beat out your mates online.