Best Defenders to pick in Asian Cup Fantasy MD1

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In this article, we will look at the best defenders to pick for your Asian Cup Fantasy team in Matchday 1.

We will look at defenders at each price options: budget enablersmidpriced picks and premium options for our fantasy teams in MD1.

This article is part of a series: Asian Cup Fantasy Matchday 1: Tips, Pick, Captain, Team Selection

Budget defenders for Asian Cup Fantasy Matchday 1

Lee Ki-je (4.5m, Korea Republic) – 4/10

  • great budget enabler from a team that belongs among tournament favorites
  • started the last 7 games for Korea Republic

Cameron Burgess (4.5m, Australia) – 3/10

  • Australia is another team with a good group with clean-sheet potential
  • He is not 100% nailed but started last 4 in 6 for Australia
  • Bos (4.5m, Australia) is another Australian budget defender who should get minutes

Lucas Mendes (4.5, Qatar) – 5/10

  • a cheap route into Qatar’s defense

Other budget defender to consider: Tambakti (4.5m, Saudi Arabia), Hussein Ali (4.5m, Iraq)

Mid Priced Goalkeepers for Matchday 1

Bulayhi (5m, Saudi Arabia) –  5/10

  • nailed Saudi Arabia defender
  • can offer slight goal threat from set pieces, have around 2 goals per season for Al Hilal in Saudi Arabia Premier League

Pedro Miguel (5.5m, Qatar) – 7/10

  • Qatar with good group for clean sheets
  • 59 % clean sheet odds in MD1

Tomyiasu (5.5m, Japan) – 6/10

  • an expensive option among Japan defenders, but nailed one
  • He plays as a central defender for Japan, so he does not offer such an attacking threat as he offers at Arsenal

Kim Min Jae (5.5m, Korea Republic) – 8/10

  • the safest route to get reliable Korea defender
  • proven fantasy asset while playing for Bayern in UCL Fantasy (although there are no points for balls recovered in this competition)

Premium Defenders for Matchday 1

Harry Souttar (6.5m, Australia) – 4/10

  • the cornerstone in the Australian defense
  • higher price tag, but you should get 3 starts from him, while Burgess and Bos might get only 2 starts in Group Stage.

Ramin Rezaeian (6m, Iran) – 8/10

  • likely the most in-form defender in the game
  • his price tag is justified if you want a premium defender from a top team with high clean-sheet potential and with an attacking threat, he is your guy


Matej Šuľan

Fantasy Football enthusiast with two top 1k finishes in FPL. Best FPL overall rank: 119th in 2019/20 season. Five top 500 finishes in UCL Fantasy, best overall rank: 23rd in 2018/19 season. Founder of Fantasy Football Reports.

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