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Euro 2020 Fanteam Preview and Best Picks: Group A

EURO 2020 is just around the corner and we are already tinkering with our squads looking for the best picks in the unprecedented £1,000,000 guaranteed tournament on FanTeam! In our preview, you will find a ton of information about player prices, stats, national teams' latest results and their road to EURO 2020. I will also be sharing my thoughts on players worth adding to your fantasy squads. Group A, consisting of Italy, Switzerland, Turkey & Wales, is on our radar tonight.

 

Player Prices Group A 

FanTeam EURO 2020 Group A Prices Analysis

 

Results and stats (Euro Qualification — 2019)

 

FanTeam EURO 2020 Group A Stats & Results

 

Results and stats (UEFA NL + Friendlies + WCQ — 2020/2021)

FanTeam EURO 2020 Group A Friendlies

  • W — Wins
  • D — Draws
  • L — Losses
  • G — Average number of goals per match
  • GC — Average number of conceded goals per match
  • CS/M — Clean Sheets / Matches

 

ITALY

Chances to win Euro 2020: 8.0% (7th)

Chances to win group: 62.3% (1st in group)

Chances to qualify for play-offs: 86% (1st in group)

 

Defensive picks

Italy's defensive results are too good to ignore, that's why we have to single out their best defensive assets. Bonucci (D, 5.5) is the most nailed option among defenders so he has to be the first on our watchlist.

Spinazolla (D, 5.5) at the same price offers us a solid offensive potential. He doesn't pick up yellow cards often, which is his second advantage. I'd avoid Florenzi (D, 6.5) because his price is too high given his nothing-out-of-ordinary season. Other options aren't nailed, so I'd ignore them too.

Donnaruma's pick (G, 6.0) is a decent pick, but I would look elsewhere for more value as far as goalkeepers are concerned.

 

Attacking picks

I don't think Italian attackers are as valuable as their defenders are.

I like Insigne (M, 8.0) for his reasonable price and we can't overlook Immobile (F, 9.0) as well.  

I would avoid Chiesa (M, 8.0), Berardi (M, 7.5) and Pellegrini (M, 6.5) because they're not certain to start. Central midfielders like Verratti (M, 7.0) and Barella (M, 7.0) have too low of an attacking potential for their price.

Jorginho is still not on the player list with the Champions League final still to play this Saturday. I predict his price to be similar, so I'd skip him too. 

Player Stats

(stats for current league season)

Player FT Pos Pos Price ST G A YC XI
Florenzi D RB 6,5 18 2 1 1 +
Bonucci D CB 5,5 23 2 0 4 +
Spinazzola D LB 5,5 25 2 4 0 +
Chiellini D CB 5,5 16 0 1 4 ?
Di Lorenzo D RB 5,5 36 3 6 11 ?
Bastoni D CB 5,5 33 0 3 6 ?
Acerbi D CB 5,5 32 0 1 9 -
Toloi D CB 5 29 2 0 9 -
Biraghi D LB 5 31 1 5 8 -
Lazzari D RB 5 30 2 5 2 -
Mancini D CB 4,5 33 4 2 10 -
Insigne M LW 8 33 19 8 2 +
Chiesa M RW/LW 8 28 8 8 3 ?
Berardi M RW 7,5 28 17 7 4 ?
Verratti M CM 7 16 0 2 7 +
Barella M CM 7 32 3 7 5 +
Bernardeschi M LW/RW 7 8 0 2 3 -
Pellegrini M CM 6,5 30 7 6 10 -
Locatelli M CDM 6,5 32 4 2 9 -
Pessina M CAM 6,5 21 2 2 2 -
Cristante M CM 5,5 22 1 3 8 -
Politano M RW 5,5 22 9 4 3 -
Sensi M CM 5,5 4 0 0 1 -
Grifo M LW 5 27 9 10 2 -
Castrovilli M CM 5 29 5 3 8 -
Immobile F ST 9 34 20 6 4 +
Belotti F ST 8,5 33 13 6 4 ?
Kean F ST 7 22 13 0 4 -
Raspadori F ST 5,5 13 6 0 1 -
  • FT Pos — FanTeam Position
  • Pos — Real Position (if there 2-3, 1st of them is main)
  • ST — Starts for club
  • G — Goals for club
  • A — Assists for club
  • YC — Yellow Cards for club
  • XI — Predicted place in starting XI («+» means «Yes», «—» means «No», «?» means «Possible)

Main Set-Piece Taker: it would be so hard to select only one. Insigne, Jorginho, Bernardeschi, Berardi, Pellegrini, Florenzi and Sensi have to share it.
Penalty Taker: Jorginho (M, n/a) → Immobile (F, 9.0) → Belotti (F, 8.5)
My Favorite Defensive Picks: Bonucci (D, 5.5), Spinazolla (D, 5.5)
My Favorite Attacking Picks: Insigne (M, 8.0), Immobile (F, 9.0)

Read more: FanTeam 1Million Euro 2020 Game: Rules, Tips and Strategy

SWITZERLAND

Chances to win Euro 2020: 1.4% (12th)

Chances to win group: 18.7% (2nd in group)

Chances to qualify for play-offs: 62% (2nd in group)

 

Defensive picks

We're not even that interested in the quality of Swiss defense when we have a real gem like Ricardo Rodriguez (D, 5.0). Potential 'out of position' player, on set-pieces, and is expected to take penalties. Clean sheets come as a bonus, really.

I like Sommer (G, 5.0) as a value pick, but I strongly doubt I would choose him over Rodriguez. If you are low on budget, pick Elvedi (D, 4.5). He's cheaper and also scored a few goals last season.

 

Attacking picks

My favorite pick is Seferovic (F, 6.5) because his price is moderate and he has had a good season with plenty of goals to his name. He's probably the only attacker I would pick here. 

Shaqiri (M, 7.0) wasn't playing regularly all season. Xhaka (M, 6.0) and Freulier (M, 5.5) are nailed but their attacking potential leaves more to be desired. 

Player Stats

(stats for current league season)

Player FT Pos Pos Price ST G A YC XI
Rodríguez D LWB/CB 5 15 0 0 1 +
Akanji D CB 5 26 2 0 4 +
Schär D CB 5 13 1 0 4 ?
Elvedi D CB/LB/RB 4,5 29 3 1 1 +
Benito D LWB 4,5 30 0 0 7 -
Shaqiri M RW/LW 7 5 0 2 2 +
Xhaka M CDM 6 29 1 2 7 +
Freuler M CM 5,5 32 2 3 5 +
Sow M CM 5 25 0 2 6 -
Zakaria M CDM 4,5 15 1 1 5 -
Vargas M LW/RW 4,5 18 6 3 2 -
Zuber M LW/RW 4,5 6 0 3 1 ?
Seferovic F ST 6,5 24 22 7 2 +
Embolo F ST/RW 6 16 5 2 4 +
Mehmedi F ST/LW/RW 5 8 0 2 0 -

Main Set-Piece Takers: Rodriguez (D, 5.0) & Shaqiri (M, 7.0) → Vargas (M, 4.5)
Penalty Taker: Rodriguez
My Favorite Defensive Picks: Rodriguez, Elvedi (D, 4.5)
My Favorite Attacking Picks: Seferovic (F, 6.5)


TURKEY

Chances to win Euro 2020: 1.9% (11th)

Chances to win group: 17.2% (3rd in group)

Chances to qualify to the play-offs: 60% (3rd in group)

 

Defensive picks

Zeki Celik (D, 4.0) scored three goals and assisted twice in his league season and he looks like a nailed-on option for minimal price. Cakir (G, 4.5) is good one to pick if you need a goalkeeper option. Meras (D, 4.5) deserves an attention too, but there is more competition on his left-flank. Soyuncu (D, 5.0), Kabak (D, 5.0) and Demiral (D, 5.0) are too expensive, in my opinion.

 

Attacking picks

It's impossible to pass by Yilmaz (F, 4.5) with his 16 goals for Lille this season and such a cheap price. Calhanoglu (M, 5.5) is the Turks' star player and their main set-piece taker. His assist potential is very high, undoubtedly, but I like Yilmaz more because of his price.

Tufan (M, 4.5) & Yazici (M, 4.5) are other players to watch, considering their low prices. I prefer Tufan a little more because his place in the starting XI seems unquestionable. With his 6+8 for the club season, he offers us a solid attacking potential as well.

Player Stats

(stats for current league season)

Player FT Pos Pos Price ST G A YC XI
Söyüncü D CB 5 19 1 0 2 +
Demiral D CB/RB 5 10 0 1 1 +
Kabak D CB 5 23 0 0 9 ?
Meraş D LB 4,5 31 1 2 3 +
Yılmaz D LB 4,5 13 1 2 1 -
Müldür D RB/CB 4,5 18 0 0 2 -
Çelik D RB 4 28 3 2 8 +
Ayhan D CB/RB/CDM 4 7 0 0 3 ?
Calhanoglu M LW/CAM 5,5 30 4 9 4 +
Ünder M RW/LW 5 1 0 2 0 ?
Ömür M RW/CAM 4,5 18 2 3 0 -
Karaca M RW/LW 4,5 24 2 4 4 -
Akbunar M RW/LW 4,5 39 9 10 3 -
Toköz M CDM/CM 4,5 13 0 3 7 -
Kökçü M CM 4,5 20 3 2 1 -
Yazici M CAM/RW 4,5 10 7 4 1 +
Tufan M CM 4,5 32 6 8 4 +
Tekdemir M CDM 4,5 24 1 0 5 ?
Can Kahveci M CM 4,5 26 2 3 8 ?
Antalyalı M CDM 4 30 1 2 8 -
Yokuslu M CDM 4 18 0 1 8 +
Ünal F ST 5 15 4 2 4 -
Aktürkoğlu F LW/RW 4,5 6 6 2 1 -
Karaman F LW/ST/RW 4,5 23 7 2 2 +
Dervişoğlu F ST 4,5 6 3 1 1 -
Yilmaz F ST 4,5 23 16 5 6 +

Main set-piece takers: Calhanoglu (M, 5.5) → Yazici (M, 4.5)
Penalty takers: B. Yilmaz (F, 4.5) → Unal (F, 5.0)
My Best Defensive Picks: Celik (D, 4.0), Cakir (G, 4.5)
My Best Attacking Picks: B. Yilmaz, Calhanoglu, Tufan (M, 4.5)


WALES

Chances to win: 0.7% (19th)

Chances to win group: 11.8% (4th in group)

Chances to qualify for play-offs: 46% (4th in group)

Read more: EURO 2020 Best Picks: Group F

Defensive picks

Wales look like an obvious underdog of this group, considering how low on quality most of the squad is. They don't score a lot, but they don't concede a lot either. Defence is what we should focus on here with a few decent picks to be singled out.

We have to consider Danny Ward (G, 4.5), who will face a lot of shots on goal (each save is credited with 0.5 points on Fanteam). C. Roberts (D, 4.5) has had 5 goals and 7 assists for Swansea from the right-flank. Ampadu (D, 4.5) didn't contribute a single attacking return last season, but he'll play out of position (central defensive midfielder) and it will be a good advantage for him.

 

Attacking picks

Bale (M, 6.0) and H. Wilson (M, 5.5) are too expensive for their team's low attacking potential. Keep in mind, there's a chance to see Harry Wilson playing out of position, but I would prefer to save money here and pick James (M, 5.0). He hasn't played a lot for Man Utd, but he's still one of the main threats of Wales' attack.

 

Player Stats

(stats for current league season)

Player FT Pos Pos Price ST G A YC XI
Davies D LB/CB 5 14 0 1 1 ?
Williams D RB/LB 4,5 3 0 0 1 +
Roberts D RB 4,5 43 5 7 7 +
Rodon D CB 4,5 8 0 0 0 +
Ampadu D CDM/CB 4,5 23 0 0 3 +
Mepham D CB/RB 4,5 20 1 0 3 +
Lawrence D CB/LB 4,5 17 0 1 6 ?
Norrington-Davies D LB 4,5 16 0 2 2 -
Lockyer D CB/RB 4 18 0 0 0 ?
Gunter D RB/CB 4 31 1 2 4 -
Bale M RW/CF 6 10 11 2 1 +
Wilson M CF/RW/LW 5,5 33 7 11 3 +
James M LW/RW 5 11 3 1 3 +
Brooks M RW/CF 5 25 5 5 3 ?
Allen M CM 5 16 0 2 2 -
Morrell M CM 4 5 0 0 0 ?
Levitt M CM 4 5 0 0 1 -
Smith M CM 4 37 1 3 4 -
Sheehan M CM 4 43 3 3 5 -
Moore F ST 4,5 40 20 1 4 +
Roberts F CAM/CF 4,5 18 5 3 3 ?
Lawrence F LW/RW/ST 4,5 19 3 1 3 -

Main set-piece takers: James (M, 5.0) → Wilson (M, 5.5)
Penalty taker: Bale (M, 6.0)
My Best Defensive Pick: Ward (G, 4.5), C. Roberts (D, 4.5)
My Best Attacking Pick: James, Wilson

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Montafly

Matvey, also known as Montafly is a big fantasy fan, Excel master and music lover who likes making useful spreadsheets and digging up interesting statistics for fantasy games. He has been playing DFS since 2019 on FanTeam and for 10 years on FPL. FanTeam's 2019 Winter Championship of Fantasy Football finalist. FanTeam's 2021 Spring Championship of Fantasy Football finalist and prize-winner. 38th in FanTeam EURO 2020 £1M Game

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