Fantasy Champions League
2 years ago
In this preview, we will take a look at bookmakers' odds and single-out fantasy football must-picks on FanTeam. We will also share some interesting statistical facts about match-ups of the 2nd leg games in round 16.
Juventus lineup in 1st leg: Szczesny; De Sciglio, Bonucci, Chiellini, Sandro; Bentancur, Pjanic, Matuidi; Dybala; Ronaldo, Mandzukic
Injuries: De Sciglio, Barzagli, Benatia, Khedira, Douglas Costa
Atletico Madrid lineup in 1st leg: Oblak; Juanfran, Gimenez, Godin, Luis; Saul, Rodri, Thomas, Koke; Griezmann, Diego Costa
Injuries: Godin, Luis, Hernandez
Bans: Thomas, Diego Costa
Atletico Madrid kept a clean sheet in their last 5 games in all competitions.
Cristiano Ronaldo has 22 goals and 8 assists in 32 games against Atletico Madrid.
2 or less goals have been scored in their last 3 meetings with at least one team keeping a clean sheet. So, it's logical to pick goalkeepers and defenders from both teams.
Juventus: Szczesny (9.2M on FanTeam), Cancelo (7.9M), Bonucci (8.2M), Chiellini (8.0M)
Atletico: Oblak (5.8M), Arias (4.6M), Godin (5.0M), Gimenez (4.4M), Juanfran (4.6M). Price for this defensive stack is very alluring indeed.
Ronaldo (11,3M) has impressive stats in CL and against Atletico Madrid in particular. Might be a captaincy option, although his point return against such a solid defensive unit may not justify his price.
Bayern lineup in 1st leg: Neuer; Kimmich, Suele, Hummels, Alaba; Alcantara, Martinez; Gnabry, James, Coman; Lewandowski
Injuries: Alaba, Tolisso, Coman, Robben
Bans: Kimmich, Muller
Liverpool lineup in 1st leg: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Fabinho, Robertson; Wijnaldum, Henderson, Keita; Salah, Firmino, Mane
Injuries: Lovren, Gomez, Oxlade-Chamberlain
Bayern have scored 11 goals in their last 2 games.
Liverpool played in the final last season alright, but they have now lost their last four away games in Champions League. They have also lost all three away group games for the first time in history. Thus, we are backing the hosts here. We probably won't see many goals in this match, but Bayern's attack comes at a relatively good price. Lewandowski (11.0M), Gnabry (9.8M), Ribery (8.9M)
Barcelona lineup in 1st leg: Ter Stegen; Semedo, Pique, Lenglet, Alba; Roberto, Busquets, Rakitic; Messi, Suarez, O.Dembele
Injuries: Vermaelen, Rafinha, O.Dembele
Lyon lineup in 1st leg: Lopes; Dubois, Marcelo, Denayer, F.Mendy; Ndombele, Aouar; Traore, Depay, Terrier; M.Dembele
Messi has scored 17 goals in his last 13 games in Primera.
Moussa Dembele has 4 goals in his last 2 games.
Messi (14.5M) looks a safe captaincy option, while Dembele (6.2M) might be a good budget 'enabler', if you believe Barcelona's backline can be breached at home.
Manchester City lineup in 1st leg: Ederson; Walker, Fernandinho, Otamendi, Laporte; De Bruyne, Gundogan, D.Silva; B.Silva, Aguero, Sterling
Injuries: Bravo, Mangala, Stones, De Bruyne
Bans: Otamendi, Fernandinho
Schalke 04 lineup in 1st leg: Faehrmann; Caliguiri, Bruma, S.Sane, Nastasic, Oczipka; McKennie, Serdar, Bentaleb, Mendyl; Uth
Injuries: Mascarell, Caliguiri
Pep's team has won their last 6 games in Premier League.
Schalke have lost their last 5 games out of 6.
Looks an easy win for the home side, probably with a lot of goals (1.61 for total over 2.5). This is reflected in player pricing: Aguero (14.8M), Sterling (14.3). If you are looking for a safe captain pick — look no further.
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Alexey, also known as KJIIOIIIKA, has been playing daily fantasy football since 2015 on various European sites. Scratches his fantasy itch on FanTeam, where he has a net profit of €6000+ with more than 2500 tournaments played and a 30%+ ROI. FanTeam's 2018 World Championship of Fantasy Football finalist. As Head of Content at DraftGym, his mission is to help our young European fantasy community grow. A proud father of two, plays ice-hockey at the regional level, loves board games.