Best Midfielders to pick in Asian Cup Fantasy MD1

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In this article, we will look at the best midfielders 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 midfielders for Asian Cup Fantasy Matchday 1

Yue Tze Nam (4.5m, Hongkong) – 1.5/10

  • budget enabler
  • started in last 5 games in 7 for Hongkong

Merchas Doski (4.5m, Iraq) – 2/10

  • another budget enabler
  • but he plays as defender, while classified as midfielder in Asian Cup Fantasy

Other 4.5m budget enablers:

  • Krouma (Syria)
  • Abdurahmatov (Uzbekistan)

Mid Priced midfielders for Matchday 1

Takefusa Kubo (7.5m, Japan) –  4/10

  • is expected to be fit for Asian Cup
  • Good price, but there will be a rotation for Japan, just as we saw in World Cup 2022, so it is very hard to predict who will start for them
  • solid form for Real Socieda with 6G + 3A this season

Shukurov (7.5m, Uzbekistan) –  3/10

  • terrible form in club competitions, just 1G + 2A in Turkish Super League during last two years
  • however, he have 3G + 1A in last 5 matches for Uzbekistan

Premium Midfielders for Matchday 1

Lee Kang In (8.5m, Korea Republic) – 8/10

  • Just 1G + 2A for PSG in Ligue One this season, but he is important midfielder for Korea
  • But solid form in recent matches for his last 5 matches for Korea Republic with 4 goals and 3 assists

Salem Al Dawsari (9m, Saudi Arabia) – 6/10

  • if you played World Cup fantasy, then you are familiar with the key midfielders of Saudi Arabia
  • However, the price tag might be too much

Takumi Minamino (9m, Japan) – 7/10

  • he is bringing solid form from Monaco in Ligue One – 5G + 4A in 16 apperances
  • but expect Japan to rotate their players, so he might not get 3 starts in the group stage
  • however, he can deliver off the bench as well against tired legs

Note: Mitoma might not be fit to start the tournament from the beginning


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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