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Euro 2020 Fanteam Preview and Best Picks: Group D

EURO 2020 is starting in just a few days and we continue our hunt 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 D, consisting of England, Croatia, Czech Republic and Scotland, is on our radar tonight.

 

Player Prices Group D 

FanTeam EURO 2020 Group D Prices Analysis

Results and stats (Euro Qualification — 2019)

FanTeam EURO 2020 Group D Stats

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

FanTeam EURO 2020 Group D Results

  • 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

 

ENGLAND

Chances to win Euro 2020: 15.2% (2nd)

Chances to win group: 71.2% (1st in group)

Chances to qualify for play-offs: 94% (1st in group)

 

Defensive picks

England is the second main favorite to win Euro 2020. This team is full of great players and attractive Fantasy assets, so let's get 'picky'. 

We definitely like their defence but, unfortunately, we can’t be so happy about their defensive picks. The first problem is their cost, second is uncertainty about who starts. There’s no chance I am going to recommend Pickford (G, 7.0) because I don’t want to have such an expensive goalkeeper in my team. Moreover, there is still a little uncertainty about their 1st choice goalkeeper.

Walker (D, 7.0) is another defender with a huge pricetag. Furthermore, he can play at centre-back which isn’t good for his attacking potential. You are walking on a minefield if trying to pick between James (D, 6.0) & Trippier (D, 6.5) and Shaw (D, 6.5) & Chilwell (D, 6.5) to play at right-back and left-back, respectively.

Chilwell seems to be the most nailed among all of them, but I wouldn’t play this risky game and just pick Stones (D, 6.0) or Maguire (D, 6.5). Both of them have quite good potential to score a goal and each of them is nailed provided the latter shakes off his injury.

 

Attacking picks

There’s the same difficult situation with nailed players as well. The most obvious pick is Kane (F, 13.5) and I have to confess that I’m not scared of his price. In my opinion, his attacking potential and amazing form justify his cost.

If you’re not ready to pay that much, you can buy Foden (M, 9.0) or Mount (M, 8.5). I can’t label them as 100% nailed, but their place in the starting XI seems more secure than that of Sterling (M, 12.0), Sancho (M, 10.0) and Grealish (M, 9.5).

Foden and Mount have some set-pieces duties and they’re cheaper than other premium attacking players. Of course, it’s risky to pick them, but we can’t avoid everyone because of this uncertainty. So, I am fine with picking one of them.

Rice (M, 6.5) is the most nailed player from England’s midfield but he’s obviously not a fantasy asset.

Player Stats

(stats for current league season)

Player FT Pos Pos Price ST G A YC XI
Walker D RB/CB 7,0 22 1 1 1 +
Shaw D LB 6,5 30 1 5 8 ?
Maguire D CB 6,5 34 2 1 11 +
Chilwell D LB 6,5 27 3 5 3 +
Trippier D RB/LB 6,5 28 0 6 0 ?
Mings D CB 6,0 36 2 2 7 -
Coady D CB 6,0 37 1 0 5 -
James D RB/CB 6,0 25 1 2 3 ?
Stones D CB 6,0 22 4 0 0 +
Sterling M LW/RW 12,0 28 10 7 4 ?
Sancho M RW/LW 10,0 24 8 11 0 ?
Grealish M LW/CAM 9,5 24 6 10 6 ?
Foden M LW/RW/CAM 9,0 17 9 5 0 +
Mount M CAM/CM 8,5 32 6 5 2 +
Saka M LW/RW 7,5 30 5 3 1 -
Henderson M CM/CDM 7,0 20 1 1 0 ?
Bellingham M CM/CAM/LM 6,5 19 1 3 6 -
Rice M CDM/CM 6,5 32 2 1 2 +
Phillips M CDM/CM 6,0 28 1 2 10 -
Kane F ST 13,5 35 23 14 1 +
Rashford F LW/ST/RW 11,0 33 11 9 4 ?
Calvert-Lewin F ST 8,0 32 16 0 3 -
  • 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 Takers: Foden (M, 9.0), Mount (M, 8.5), Phillips (M, 6.0), Trippier (D, 6.5)
Penalty Takers: Kane (F, 13.5), Rashford (F, 11.0)
My Favorite Defensive Picks: Stones (D, 6.0), Maguire (D, 6.5)
My Favorite Attacking Picks: Kane, Foden, Mount

Read more: EURO 2020 Home/Away Chart

CROATIA

Chances to win Euro 2020: 3.0% (10th)

Chances to win group: 24.8% (2nd in group)

Chances to qualify for play-offs: 70% (2nd in group)

 

Defensive picks

It’s hard to be satisfied by Croatia’s defensive numbers so for me, Livakovic (G, 5.5) is one to ignore for 5.5M. Bradaric (D, 5.5) is the most expensive asset from Croatia’s defence, but he’s not even nailed. Vida (D, 5.0) and Lovren (D, 5.0) are settled to start, but the most valuable Croatian defender is Barisic (D, 4.5). He plays at left-back and is the cheapest asset with potential for attacking returns. He is the only one who I would like to single out from Croatia’s defence.

Attacking picks

Pasalic (M, 8.0) has a chance to play as a centre-forward, but we can’t be sure about his place in the squad and playing time. Modric (M, 7.5) is their talisman and main set-piece taker, but the potential for attacking returns seems too low to be a strong consideration at this price.

Vlasic (M, 7.5) has the same price and looks like a more valuable option, remembering his goalscoring stats. He looks nailed as well.

Brozovic (M, 6.5) is one to skip because of his deep-lying role.

Perisic (M, 8.0) is the 2nd most important player but he is classified as forward. It’s an obvious disadvantage as this relatively high price, considering he plays on the left-wing. Petkovic (F, 6.0) is priced well, still, we don’t know whether he plays in the starting XI.

Player Stats

(stats for current league season)

Player FT Pos Pos Price ST G A YC XI
Bradarić D LB 5,5 14 1 2 4 -
Vida D CB 5,0 34 5 0 5 +
Ćaleta-Car D CB 5,0 32 2 1 8 ?
Vrsaljko D RB 5,0 6 0 0 2 +
Lovren D CB 5,0 21 2 0 4 +
Škorić D CB 5,0 30 1 3 7 -
Juranović D RB 5,0 25 1 8 2 ?
Gvardiol D CB/LB 4,5 21 2 2 0 -
Barišić D LB 4,5 33 1 6 4 +
Pašalić M CAM/ST/CM 8,0 10 6 2 2 ?
Modrić M CM 7,5 32 5 3 4 +
Vlašić M CAM/RW 7,5 26 11 5 3 +
Kovačić M CM/CDM 7,0 21 0 1 4 +
Brozović M CDM/CM 6,5 29 2 6 9 +
Ivanušec M RW/LW/CAM 4,5 23 7 0 4 -
Badelj M CDM/CM 4,5 29 1 4 7 -
Perišić F LW 8,0 20 4 3 3 +
Rebic F LW/RW/ST 7,5 20 11 4 4 ?
Brekalo F RW/LW 6,5 22 7 3 1 -
Petković F ST 6,0 18 9 9 6 ?
Budimir F ST 6,0 18 11 0 3 -
Kramaric F ST/LW/RW 5,5 26 20 5 2 ?
Oršić F LW 5,5 29 16 7 0 -

Main Set-Piece Taker: Modric (M, 7.5)
Penalty Takers: Modric, Perisic (F, 8.0)
My Favorite Defensive Pick: Barisic (D, 4.5)
My Favorite Attacking Pick: Vlasic (M, 7.5)

 

CZECH REPUBLIC

Chances to win Euro 2020: 0.8% (18th)

Chances to win group: 8.2% (3rd in group)

Chances to qualify to the play-offs: 51% (3rd in group)

 

Defensive picks

Czech Republic isn’t a team full of enticing picks, but there are a couple of players with decent value. Vaclik (G, 4.5) is certainly one of them. I avoid a lot of goalkeepers because of their big prices, but Vaclik’s cost is moderate. It’s hard to expect more than one clean sheet from Czech defence, but Vaclik could be valuable via saves. Undoubtedly, Coufal (D, 5.0) is a great player, but I don’t want to pay 5.0M for him, remembering their weak clean sheet potential.

Celustka (D, 4.5) was injured recently, so he’s not a 100% nailed defender. Boril (D, 4.5) plays at left-back and he’s the most valuable pick from Czech’s defence along with Vaclik, in my opinion. Kalas (D, 4.0) could be one as well for a minimal price, but I’m not sure about his place in the squad.

Attacking picks

Amazingly,  Soucek (M, 5.0) with his stunning season in West Ham is the best attacking option by far. Darida (M, 5.0) is another one to watch because of his set-piece duties, but I guess he offers us less value than Soucek. Jankto (M, 4.5) and Masopust (M, 4.5) have to be nailed but comparing them, I like Jankto more thanks to his scoring stats and the right to take a set-pieces.

Schick (F, 5.0) is also one of the nailed Fantasy assets, but he’s less attractive than Soucek for me. And he’s also more expensive than Jankto. I think you may pick him if you need a nailed bench striker.

 

Player Stats

(stats for current league season)

Player FT Pos Pos Price ST G A YC XI
Coufal D RB 5,0 34 0 7 3 +
Celustka D CB/RB/LB 4,5 28 1 1 2 +
Boril D LB/RB 4,5 25 3 3 3 +
Zima D CB 4,5 19 0 1 2 -
Mateju D LB/CB/RB 4,5 24 1 2 8 -
Brabec D CB 4,0 31 3 0 4 ?
Kalas D CB/RB 4,0 38 1 0 0 +
Holeš D CDM/RB 4,0 17 6 2 2 -
Kaderabek D RB 4,0 17 0 4 3 -
Barák M CM/CDM 5,0 32 7 3 5 -
Soucek M CM/CDM 5,0 38 10 1 7 +
Darida M CM/CAM 5,0 24 1 6 5 +
Sevcik M CM/RW 4,5 10 0 4 0 -
Hlozek M ST/LW/RW 4,5 18 15 7 0 -
Pesek M LW/RW/ST 4,5 27 6 5 6 -
Masopust M RW 4,5 20 2 3 4 +
Jankto M LW/CAM 4,5 29 6 3 6 +
Sadilek M CDM/CM 4,0 21 6 2 8 -
Kral M CDM/CM 4,0 28 0 5 3 +
Schick F ST/RW 5,0 20 9 1 4 +
Vydra F ST 5,0 15 3 2 0 -
Krmencik F ST 4,5 11 4 1 4 -
Pekhart F ST 4,5 23 22 0 3 -

Main Set-Piece Takers: Darida (M, 5.0), Jankto (M, 4.5)
Penalty Takers: Darida, Schick (F, 5.0)
My Best Defensive Picks: Vaclik (G, 4.5), Boril (D, 4.5), Kalas (D, 4.0)
My Best Attacking Picks: Soucek (M, 5.0), Darida (M, 5.0), Jankto, Schick

 

SCOTLAND

Chances to win Euro 2020: 0.4% (20th)

Chances to win group: 5.8% (4th in group)

Chances to qualify for play-offs: 43% (4th in group)

Read more: EURO 2020 Best Picks: Group F

Defensive picks

I can’t see Tierney (D, 5.0) as an enticing pick since there’s a big chance of seeing him play centre-back. Robertson (D, 5.0) will play on the left-wing as he is used to, but it’s still too much to pay 5.0M for a Scottish defender. O’Donnell (D, 4.5) from the opposite flank is a more reasonable choice for a lesser price. Hendry (D, 4.0) or Hanley (D, 4.0) are certain to start and each of them can become your cheapest enabler.

Attacking picks

I doubt you can find a better option from Scotland’s attack than Ryan Christie (M, 4.5) and John McGinn (M, 4.5). They both are nailed and can get on the scoresheet, but you have to be ready for a big bunch of yellow cards from McGinn. Che Adams (F, 5.0) has had a solid season in Southampton and yet he’s not as secure as McGinn or Christie. Additionally, I don’t like that he is more expensive than them.

Player Stats

(stats for current league season)

Player FT Pos Pos Price ST G A YC XI
Tierney D CB/LB 5,0 26 1 3 4 +
Robertson D LB 5,0 38 1 7 2 +
O'Donnell D RB 4,5 34 1 2 3 +
Hendry D CB/RB 4,0 26 2 1 4 +
Taylor D LB 4,0 23 0 5 1 -
Patterson D RB 4,0 3 0 0 0 -
Hanley D CB/RB 4,0 42 1 0 3 +
McKenna D CB 4,0 24 1 0 3 ?
Gallagher D CB/RB 4,0 27 1 1 6 ?
Cooper D CB/LB 4,0 25 1 0 4 ?
Fleck M CM/CDM 4,5 29 0 2 4 -
Fraser M LW/RW 4,5 9 0 2 2 ?
McTominay M CDM/CM 4,5 24 4 1 3 +
Christie M RW/LW 4,5 26 5 9 1 +
McGregor M CAM/LW/CM 4,5 37 3 7 6 +
McGinn M CM/CDM 4,5 37 3 5 12 +
Armstrong M LW/CAM/CM 4,5 32 4 5 3 -
Forrest M RW/LW 4,0 8 3 1 0 -
Turnbull M CM 4,0 25 8 6 3 -
Gilmour M CDM/CM 4,0 3 0 0 0 -
Adams F ST 5,0 30 9 5 1 +
Dykes F ST 5,0 36 12 5 2 ?
Nisbet F ST 4,5 28 14 2 0 -

Main Set-Piece Takers: Robertson (D, 4.5), Armstrong (M, 4.5), Fraser (M, 4.5)
Penalty Taker: Christie (M, 4.5)
My Best Defensive Picks: O’Donnell (D, 4.5), Hendrey (D, 4.0)
My Best Attacking Picks: Christie, McGinn (M, 4.5)

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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.

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