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Playing a game of soccer is easy for anyone. You can pick up a ball, grab a couple of trash cans/cones/sandals, find some open space, gather a few friends and boom – you have a soccer game.
Like soccer, playing fantasy soccer with Fan Futsal is easy for anyone too. You can visit www.fanfutsal.com, enter a game, randomly pick 5 clubs, keep the clubs in a default 1-2-1 formation (meaning 1 goalkeeper, 1 defender, 2 midfielders, and 1 striker), quickly assign positions, and boom – you’re playing fantasy soccer.
Now, anyone who’s played competitive soccer knows that the game has more strategy than it appears on the surface. Fan Futsal is no different. To be successful, you need to have a strategy for picking your lineup and arranging your formation.
Here are some tips to help you with your Fan Futsal lineups.
1. Don’t select opponents
Two clubs playing against each other naturally limit your scoring potential. If one club wins big, the other club is going to suffer and vice versa.
If you want to select two clubs playing each other, make sure you put both in offensive or both in defensive positions. Having one club at striker and one club at goalkeeper is going to seriously hurt your scoring potential. But, if you have both clubs at striker and it’s a high scoring match, that means more fantasy points; or if you have both clubs at defender and it’s low scoring, that means more fantasy points. Don’t handicap yourself before matches begin.
2. When in doubt, go home
In most sports, home teams perform better than road teams. Soccer is no exception. Win rates for home clubs vary by league, but when you’re really not sure of a matchup and you need to decide, pick the club that’s at home. More often than not, they’ll get a draw or win.
THAT DOESN’T MEAN PICK ONLY HOME TEAMS! Sorry for shouting, but I wanted to make that clear. Like all fantasy sports, evaluating matchups is critical. Do your homework before picking all clubs playing at home.
3. Select a cheap home team or two
One of the best ways to give yourself room in your budget is to select an inexpensive club or two who are playing at home. Preferably this club is also playing against another bottom-half-of-the-budget club. Even if the club doesn’t get you a ton of points, it allows you to spend big on the more expensive clubs who are more likely to be big scorers.
Don’t ignore inexpensive clubs, especially if they’re at home. They can provide great value. Double-digit scoring by these inexpensive clubs is how you win games on Fan Futsal.
4. Don’t make assumptions
Don’t just assume that because a club scored 5 goals last week, they should automatically be placed at striker in your lineup. Evaluate your clubs’ opponents. Look at the per game stats (by clicking the ‘<<STATS’ button on the Lineup page) for both the club you selected and your club’s opponent. Evaluate your matchups before making lineup and formation decisions.
There’s more strategy than what I’ve highlighted here, but these are some basic tips to help you be more successful on Fan Futsal. The more you play, the more you can develop your own strategies. Thanks for reading. Now go put these tips into action on www.fanfutsal.com.