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Champions League GW 5 Preview: Wednesday

The second day of Gameweek 5 promises to be as interesting as Tuesday was. Man United and PSG face each other in a battle at Old Trafford, while Sevilla and Chelsea are to find out who is the best team in Group E. To make your evening even more enjoyable, FanTeam rolls out their traditional Champions League €25K tournament.

 

Champions League GW 5 Wednesday Matches

Home Away Odds O/U
Borussia D Lazio Borussia D — win 59% 3.0
Brugge Zenit Brugge — win 46% 2.5
Man United PSG PSG — win 40% 3.0
Sevilla  Chelsea Chelsea — win 38% 2.5
Ferencvaros Barcelona Barcelona — win 63% 3.0
Juventus Dynamo Kyiv Juventus — win 77% 3.0

 

PREMIUM

JUVENTUS

Ronaldo (14.5) – Morata (14.2). 28,7% of the budget

I have decided not to reinvent the wheel and advise you to double-up on Juve's powerful duo. Barca plays on the road again without many of their best players, while the Italian champion will try to keep up with Barca before the encounter on Gameweek 6.

Morata is the third top scorer of the Champions League at the moment, having bagged 5 goals in 4 games. Andrea Pirlo said at the press conference before the game said that the Spanish forward and not Dybala will make the starting eleven since Morata is suspended for the next Serie A game. Ronaldo is an obvious pick from the main favourite of the slate — no further explanations needed here, I suppose. 

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DIFFERENTIAL

BRUGGE

Lang (6.9) – Vanaken (9.0). 15.9% of the budget

Russian teams show awful results in the Champions League this year; some experts believe it happens due to a very short summer break. Whatever the true reason is, Brugge is a slight favourite of the coming game and I agree with this assessment. 

I do not expect a low-scoring game here so all eyes on the strikers and attacking midfielders. Noa Lang, who has a secured spot in the starting eleven recently, is listed as a midfielder which gives us an out of position player. If you are going to stack Brugge attacking line, there is one more appealing figure — Hans Vanaken, the penalty taker for the Belgian team. His performance is not so impressive this year, but he is Brugge's playmaker who usually has 1-2 open play chances during the game. 

 

VALUE

MANCHESTER UNITED

Rashford (8.8) – Fernandes (9.0). 17.8% of the budget

It is a rare instance when Man United start their game as underdogs at Old Trafford. I am not sure whether bookies are right in these predictions, but I definitely see value in picking Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes.

PSG are far from being a top defensive side. Their position in the group will make them attack, it is precisely what the counter attacking Machester side wants them to do. Fernandes and Rashford are the main men in this United squad and with the price around 9.0, both can save you funds for expensive Juventus or Barcelona players. Do not write off Edinson Cavani - the Uruguayan striker was on fire on Sunday and could be the main striker for Man United while Martial is not fit enough to play.

 

CAPTAINS

MAIN OPTION

Cristiano Ronaldo (14.5)

I hope this evident choice will do better than Zapata on Tuesday. A home fixture with no pressure looks to be the best-case scenario for Cristiano to score a brace for your fantasy team. He is the most expensive player of the slate but thу Portuguese can pay off with a double-digit return.

 

ALTERNATIVE OPTION

Erling Haland (13.2)

While Morata is third, this young Norwegian monster tops the table with 6 goals. He scored in every game of the group stage, he did it against Lazio in Italy as well.

Don't forget to look at the starting squads as all of them will be accessible one hour before the deadline. May the VAR be with your fantasy team!

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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.

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