Why Everybody Should Have a La Liga 2 Smartbank Goalkeeper on Sorare?
Updated: May 4
In the eternal search for cheap goalkeepers on Sorare, you often end up with guys playing for clubs you never heard of. You don't follow a league, you don't understand the language, you are simply not interested in it, you are too lazy to read about it, ..., whatever reason you have. Hear me out while I will try to convince you in having at least one La Liga 2 Smartbank goalkeeper in your Sorare collection.
1. The utility
Can you tell me how many matches are played in the Smartbank league? There are 22 teams, so 42 games played + a promotion playoff with a maximum of 4 extra matches.
Let's check some other leagues and their amount of matches.
- Bundesliga: 34 matches + a relegation playoff with a maximum of 2 extra matches
- 2.Bundesliga: 34 matches + a promotion playoff with a maximum of 2 extra matches
- Serie A: 38 matches
- Serie B: 38 matches + a promotion playoff with a maximum of 6 extra matches
- La Liga: 38 matches
- Eredivisie: 34 matches + a relegation playoff with a maximum of 4 extra matches & a European football playoff with a maximum of 4 extra matches
- Ligue 1: 38 matches
- Ligue 2: 38 matches
You get the point I guess, of course, all the teams with a goalkeeper in Champions Europe, and Conference League have extra utility on Sorare, but are you sure their goalkeeper plays all their matches outside of the league? Just check Sevilla and AA Gent this season. And if a goalkeeper plays for his national team there is even more utility. And of course, there is 1 other league in Europe with more utility and more teams in the league, the English Championship, with 46 matches, also an interesting option.
These are the 3 goalkeepers with the most utility this season so far: Livakovic (Dinamo Zagreb), Moris (Union S-G), and Vlachodimos (Benfica). As you can see 3 goalkeepers who play all their matches in the league, European competitions, and for their national team.
In 21-22, those 3 goalkeepers were Schmeichel (playing for Leicester), Oblak (Atletico), and Vlachodimos (Benfica) again.
In 20-21 Donnarumma (playing for AC Milan), Lloris (Spurs), and Unai Simon (Athletic)
2. The price
I will focus here on the price of Rares, the players I indicate over here are:
- the number 1 goalkeeper for their team for most of the season, and mainly the last couple of months.
- Under 31 years old (yes it has an influence on the price)
- Having a contract that is not expiring this summer
- Not goalies from relegated or about to relegate teams
A lot of things have to beared in mind to have the price, so the L15 score will be indicated as well (always check also the L5 score yourself), cause yes off course that has a big influence as well, together with their league position.
1. Juan Soriano (Tenerife): The last 3 rare sales in April were around 0.20 eth (L5 is 54); Tenerife is 9th in the league, 11 points above relegation places
2. Braat (Oviedo): The last 3 sales were around 0.19 eth (L5 is 49); Oviedo is 11th in the league, 10 points above relegation places
3. Escandell (Cartagena):
The last 3 sales in April were around 0.17 eth (L5 is 51),
Cartagena is 7th in the league, 2 points behind a promotion playoffs place
4. Valles (Las Palmas):
The last 3 rare sales in April were around 0.20 eth (L15 is 50); L
as Palmas are 5th in the league, 2 points behind a direct promotion place
5. Sivera (Alaves):
The last 3 sales in April were around 0.21 eth (L15 is 60),
Alaves are 3rd in the league, 1 point behind a direct promotion place
Does that mean I would advise these guys to buy, well they are worth investigating a bit more for sure. But there are some teams fighting for promotion, I would definitely avoid the keepers from teams who will end up in La Liga next season.
Are they that cheap then? Well with the current prices of rares, this is the new reality. Here are some starting goalkeepers under 31 (their contract doesn't expire this summer) which you might know, including the same info as above.
- Jose Sa (Wolves):
The last 3 rare sales are around 0.24 eth (L15 is 45),
Wolves are 13th in the league, 8 points above relegation places
- Rajkovic (Mallorca):
The last 3 rare sales are around 0.23 eth (L15 is 44),
Mallorca are 12th in the league, 9 points above relegation places
- Casteels (Wolfsburg):
The last 3 rare sales are around 0.27 eth (L15 is 51),
Wolfsburg is 8th in the league, 5 points behind a Conference league place
- Larsonneur (Saint-Etienne):
The last 3 rare sales are around 0.30 eth (L15 is 52),
Saint-Etienne is 11th in the league, 9 points above relegation places
- Bodart (Standard):
The last 3 rare sales were around 0.26 eth (L15 is 45),
Standard is 2nd in the European playoffs, 2 points behind a Conference league place
3. The scores
What's the decisive for goalkeepers, yes the clean sheet. In the Smartbank league, teams have an average of 34% clean sheets. I choose to compare the average over the last 3 seasons. As you can understand the top teams will have more clean sheets, the top 3 have around 50% of clean sheets all over this season.
So let's compare a little bit between the different leagues over the last 3 seasons (this season + 21/22 and 20/21), all stats are only for their league performances.
Smartbank league: 34% (3 teams over 50% clean sheets this season)
La liga: 29% (1 team over 50% clean sheets this season)
Turkish Süper lig: 25% (no teams over 50% clean sheets this season)
Serie A: 26% (3 teams over 50% clean sheets this season)
2. Bundesliga: 24% (no teams over 50% clean sheets this season)
Bundesliga: 23% (no teams over 50% clean sheets this season)
Scottish PL: 30% (no teams over 50% clean sheets this season)
Premier league: 28% (no teams over 50% clean sheets this season)
Eredivisie: 25% (no teams over 50% clean sheets this season)
Belgian JPL: 24% (1 team over 50% clean sheets this season)
There might be other leagues around that have that high average, but I am here to make a point about the Smartbank goalkeepers. As you can see with 34% they are the highest of them all and some leagues look quite low if you ask me, with a difference of 10% between them and the Smart bank league. If you choose well and do some digging you might have a great goalkeeper for a full season to come.
That's it, a lot of stats and numbers which hopefully makes sense a little bit. Off course i could have done even more research and dug deeper, but that's up to you now.
Good luck and if you have remarks or questions, let me know.