Sun Dream Team

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The Sun Dream Team App and Tips

The Sun Dream Team app is a popular fantasy game for all English Premier League fans. Unlike almost any other fantasy game, not only FPL games but other British and European competitions have an impact on the result of your team in this game. Check out our guide if you are new to the game. In this article, we will take a closer look at things that could help you understand the principles of the game better and improve your performance. We will also touch upon the official app at the end of the article. 

 

Focus on Teams with Most Games Possible

As the season unfolds, it is wise to pay more attention to players or clubs that have more chances of spending a couple of additional games in comparison to other teams in domestic and international competitions.

For example, in season 2019/20 it was wise to pick Wolverhampton Wonderers since they had a strong chance of qualifying for the Europa League group stage. That would secure them at least 8 games in the tournament (2 in the Playoff Qualifying round+6 in the Group Stage).

 

Long-term Planning is Key

Sun Dream Team Tips


You are not allowed to make a lot of transfers in the Sun's game — only 3 per month. Don't forget that all the teams will sooner or later struggle with injuries and suspensions and you will have to spend a lot of transfers on dealing with them and replacing players who are out of contention for a long period of time.


That's why it is vital to pay attention to a bunch of factors that your potential signings should possess:


1. A definite starter in his team

This hint looks obvious at first sight, nevertheless, even those players who seem irreplaceable sometimes need rest, especially in teams that play in international competitions and have a busy schedule. Players like Virgil van Dijk would be very useful as the Dutch defender is rarely given a rest even when Liverpool plays 2 games per week.

 

2. Not injury-prone

You should be skeptical about players who are more vulnerable to knocks and niggles. Players who spend a lot of time being out of contention will force you to make unnecessary transfers.


3. Designated set-piece taker

It goes without saying that you are interested in players who have more chance of scoring goals and assists. Try to find out who takes corners, free kicks and penalties – this will help you increase your team's potential.


4. Playing out-of-position

In a fantasy game, a player is assigned to a particular position before the start of the season. But in a real game wing-back may be used as wingers and attacking midfielders might be moved to forward positions. Try to find those who are used in a more advanced position compared to their fantasy position. Adama Traore is a nice example of an out-of-position player. He is listed as a midfielder but sometimes plays as a winger or even a forward contributing a lot to Wolverhampton's attack.


5. Good WhoScored.com rating

It is impossible to predict the Star performer of any game but we may analyze what players often get bonuses according to the WhoScored rating. Statistically speaking, they are almost identical to players that receive bonus points in the official fantasy Premier League game.

The absence of wildcards, chips and captaincy in the game is likely to make the outsiders' lives more difficult. In case of a bad start, you have a range of tools to improve the situation in many other season-long fantasy games. Here you are limited in your options. You are not able to alter your squad with additional transfers for -4 points or a wildcard. That's why in order to catch up with the leaders, you will have to make riskier decisions and pick players with low ownership in things go wrong from the start.

Read more: Getting started with Sun Dream Team? Read our guide!

Sun Dream Team Tips Based on Scoring

All players in the game get 5 points for a goal. This makes almost no sense searching for a defender who can also be an attacking threat. Of course, such a player would be a nice addition to your team, but a lot of midfielders and forwards score more often than defenders.

Defenders receive solid 5 points for a clean sheet. Consequently,

when choosing defensive assets, pay attention to the defensive stats of the team the player is a part of.

You may earn many more points with the help of a defender from the team with a decent defense than from one contributing assists or even goals but no clean sheets.

Try to keep your team balanced and don't forget about investing money not only in attack but in goalkeeper and defenders as well. It would be very difficult to overcome your opponents relying only on your expensive strikers.

It is also wise to keep players of the same position that differ in prices. For example, if you have 3 very cheap defenders in your squad and one of them gets injured, you may have problems finding a replacement. This could even result in spending 2 transfers as one won't be enough to perform the appropriate change. Try to have players of different price categories in every position to facilitate necessary changes.

The very same piece of advice could be applied to the situation when you want to change the formation of your squad. If you possess assets of different price categories, it is much easier to swap from 4-4-2 to 3-4-3, etc.

 

The Sun Dream Team App

The Sun fantasy game has its own mobile app to let players make changes to the teams via phones. This allows users to make substitutions and transfers anywhere, anytime.

The mobile application works both on iOS and Android devices. The interface is user-friendly, it is rather easy to navigate and to manage your fantasy team. Apart from managing your fantasy team, the Sun Dream Team app will keep you updated on the latest news and videos from the footballing world.

There is also a lot of statistical data available to all the managers of the game. May 2020 Update now allows all the users to listen to LIVE TalkSPORT commentaries. What is more, it is now even possible to place bets via your Betway account thanks to Betway integration.

If you rarely part with your smartphone, then you must install this app. All the same features of the game that can be found on the website are also available in the app. What is important, you are able to play the game from all over the world regardless of where you are. The only thing you need is your device and internet connection.

 

Android app

The Sun Dream Team app for Android is a popular application – it was downloaded for more than a million times already. You can't download it directly from the Play Market at the moment of writing though. But you can do it via a link that is posted on the official website.

1. Click the download link

2. You may be asked to enable installation from unknown sources. You can do this in Security Settings where it is necessary to enable applications to be installed via unknown sources

3. After the download is complete, you need to choose the file DreamTeam.apk in your Downloads and open it. The installation will begin immediately.

According to the user reviews, the application runs well with almost all Android devices. The software is not demanding at all, that's why you shouldn't face any problems while using the app.

In case you have an old version of the Android operating system, upgrading to a newer one might help improve the performance of the application.

 

iOS app

The app can be downloaded from the App Store and can be used via iPhones, iPads, and iPods touch. It will take you a few minutes to download and install it (its size is 136.9 MB), using the link.

You need iOS10.0 or later to run it on any Apple device. In case you have an old version of iOS installed on your device, try updating via Settings.

You have to be at least 17 years old to use the app. You will have to confirm your age during the installation process.

Regardless of the device you use, the application and its features are completely the same. The experienced fantasy managers suggest running the app on your iPad due to its bigger display size as all the data, especially all the charts and tables, is easier to read on a bigger display.

The Sun mobile app is a tool that helps all the users manage their fantasy teams from all corners of the globe and allows them to follow all the latest footballing news and transfer rumors.

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CRyl7

Sports fan and fantasy sports fanatic. Loves statistics and tries to find the right way of applying it in fantasy sports. Winner of Fanteam Premier League Experience Tournament in 2018.