EURO 2020 Fantasy

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Euro 2020 Fanteam Preview and Best Picks: Group E

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 E, consisting of Spain, Sweden, Poland and Slovakia, is on our radar tonight.

 

Player Prices Group E 

Results and stats (Euro Qualification — 2019)

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

  • 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

 

SPAIN

Chances to win Euro 2020: 11.0% (5th)

Chances to win group: 71.5% (1st in group)

Chances to qualify for play-offs: 91% (1st in group)

 

Defensive picks

There's some troubling news coming from the Spainish national team with Sergio Busquets infected with the coronavirus. We know how just one case can lead to many more, and unfortunately, we have to keep an eye out for the Spanish picks. There's a chance that someone has already got infected too, since Luis Enrique has already called 4 more players (Carlos Soler, Brais Méndez, Pablo Fornals and Rodrigo Moreno) to the national team. Let's just hope that everything will be alright in the end and have a look at the current squad.

We ignore de Gea (G, 6.5) and Simon (G, 6.0) because of their big price and little uncertainty about who it is that starts. Azpilicueta (D, 6.5) doesn't look nailed, considering the fact that Luis Enrique used Marcos Llorente as a right-back in the latest matches. Laporte (D, 6.0) and Pau Torres (D, 6.0) are nailed centre-backs and each of them has goalscoring potential, even despite a lukewarm season for Laporte.

Alba (D, 6.5) is one of the most enticing defensive options among all defenders since he has returned a phenomenal 5+13 for Barcelona this season. But I can't label him as a must-have option because Jordi has a very strong contender to play at left-back. Gaya (D, 6.5) has had a successful season and he has been used by Luis Enrique as well. It's pretty risky to pick Alba, but I would try to play this dangerous game. I think he's still the first choice for Enrique and his attacking upside is huge. So I'm not even scared about his possible absence in some games because he's definitely able to compensate it by an attacking return.

 

Attacking picks

Ferran Torres (M, 9.0) is the obvious choice from Spain's attack. Ferran has proved his explosive ability to score a lot of goals in both in Man City and the national team. He's totally nailed and offers us great value as well. Olmo (M, 8.0) looks settled too, although we can mostly expect assists from him. He's cheaper than Torres but I still like Ferran more than Olmo.

Morata (F, 10.0) has to be considered a good Fantasy pick as well, but there's a chance that he can lose his place in the main squad. An amazing goalscoring season from Gerard Moreno (F, 8.0) being the main reason for that.

It's hard to find an attractive pick from Spanish central midfield because Rodri (M, 7.0) and Koke (M, 7.5) are too expensive for their positions. We won't see them on the scoresheet very often. Ruiz (M, 6.5) and Pedri (M, 6.0) are valuable (especially, the former because of his set-piece duties), but both of them aren't certain to start.

Player Stats

(stats for current league season)

Player FT Pos Pos Price ST G A YC XI
Azpilicueta D RB/CB 6,5 24 1 2 5 -
Alba D LB 6,5 34 3 5 9 ?
Gayà D LB 6,5 32 1 7 6 ?
Laporte D CB/LB 6,0 14 0 0 1 +
Llorente D CB 6,0 14 1 0 1 -
García D CB 6,0 3 0 0 0 ?
Torres D CB 6,0 33 2 2 2 +
Torres D RW/LW/ST 9,0 15 7 2 1 +
Oyarzabal M LW/RW 8,5 30 11 8 1 ?
Olmo M LW/CAM/RW 8,0 26 5 9 1 +
Llorente D RB/CDM/CM 8,0 33 12 11 6 +
Sarabia M LW/RW 7,5 13 6 4 2 -
Koke M CM/RM/LM 7,5 34 1 2 9 +
Traoré M RW 7,5 28 2 2 4 -
Thiago M CM 7,0 20 1 0 4 ?
Rodri M CDM 7,0 31 2 2 6 +
Ruiz M CM 6,5 29 3 1 1 ?
Pedri M CAM/LW 6,0 28 3 3 2 ?
Busquets M CDM 6,0 32 0 5 9 -
Morata F ST 10,0 23 11 9 3 +
Moreno F ST/RW 8,0 30 23 7 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: Koke (M, 7.5), F. Ruiz (M, 6.5)
Penalty Takers: Morata (F, 10.0), Moreno (F, 8.0)
My Favorite Defensive Picks: Alba (D, 6.5), Laporte (D, 6.0), P. Torres (D, 6.0)
My Favorite Attacking Picks: F. Torres (M, 9.0), Morata

Read more: EURO 2020 Home/Away Chart

POLAND

Chances to win Euro 2020: 1.3% (14th)

Chances to win group: 17.5% (2nd in group)

Chances to qualify for play-offs: 63% (2nd in group)

 

Defensive picks

Poland has kept a lot of clean sheets through their Euro qualification. They will face strong opponents in their group, but we still can add their defensive picks to our watchlist. I advocate avoiding goalkeepers because I guess there's a chance we could see Fabianski (G, 4.5) in goal. Anyway, since every Poland's defender is cheaper than Szczesny (G, 5.0), I like defenders more.

Rybus (D, 4.5) is the best pick from Poland's defence, considering he's one of their set-piece takers. Beware, there's still a little chance to see him start on the bench. Glik (D, 4.5) and Bednarek (D, 4.5) are more secure options but their attacking potential is limited. Helik (D, 4.5) with his 5 goals for Barnsley is another one to watch, but he's also not a secure option.

 

Attacking picks

Lewandowski (F, 9.0) needs no introduction since he's one of the best strikers in the world. His price seems a bit high, but I wouldn't ignore him because of it. Zieleinski (M, 5.0) is the main set-piece taker and the perfect candidate to stack him with Lewandowski. He is the most advanced midfielder of the three centre-midfielders and has had 8+10 for Napoli. Krychowiak (M, 4.5) has good stats too (9+3 for Lokomotiv Moscow) and he's cheaper, but I don't like his habit to pick a lot of yellow cards. I'd avoid all of the others.

Player Stats

(stats for current league season)

Player FT Pos Pos Price ST G A YC XI
Piątkowski D CB/RB 4,5 27 2 2 5 -
Puchacz D LB 4,5 22 1 0 5 -
Helik D CB 4,5 43 5 1 5 ?
Dawidowicz D RB/CB 4,5 22 0 0 9 -
Kedziora D RB 4,5 23 1 2 6 ?
Glik D CB/RB 4,5 36 2 1 10 +
Rybus D LB 4,5 26 1 1 8 ?
Bednarek D CB 4,5 36 1 1 5 +
Bereszynski D RB/LB/CB 4,5 29 1 0 2 ?
Zielinski M CM 5,0 32 8 10 2 +
Kozłowski M CM 4,5 14 1 3 4 -
Frankowski M RW 4,5 22 3 1 2 -
Placheta M LW 4,5 10 1 0 1 -
Jozwiak M RW/LW 4,5 30 1 2 6 ?
Linetty M CM 4,5 20 1 0 5 ?
Moder M CM/LM 4,5 7 0 0 0 ?
Krychowiak M CM 4,5 25 9 3 10 +
Klich M CM/CAM 4,5 28 4 5 6 ?
Lewandowski F ST 9,0 28 41 7 4 +
Milik F ST 6,0 14 9 1 2 ?
Świerczok F ST 4,5 20 15 3 2 -
Świderski F ST/CAM 4,5 21 11 6 4 -
Kownacki F ST/RW/LW 4,5 15 7 5 5 -

Main Set-Piece Takers: Zielinski (M, 5.0), Rybus (D, 4.5)
Penalty Takers: Lewandowski (F, 9.0), Milik (F, 6.0)
My Favorite Defensive Picks: Rybus, Glik (D, 4.5)
My Favorite Attacking Picks: Lewandowski, Zielinski, Krychowiak (M, 4.5)

 

SWEDEN

Chances to win Euro 2020: 1.2% (16th)

Chances to win group: 14.5% (3rd in group)

Chances to qualify to the play-offs: 63% (3rd in group)

 

Defensive picks

Sweden don't have such a big star as Lewandowski, but Janne Andersson's troops are still looking relevant as Fantasy assets. We can consider them from the defensive point of view since they have kept as many clean sheets through the Euro qualification as Spain.

Kristoffer Nordfeldt (G, 4.0) has played twice in the last two matches of World Cup qualification for some reason, but Robin Olsen (G, 4.5) might still be Sweden's number 1. Looking at his small price, I think Olsen is good enough to single out him.

Lindelof (D, 4.5) is the most secure defensive option, but we can't be happy about his attacking stats. Lustig (D, 4.5) and Augistinsson (D, 4.5) are less nailed, but at the same time their goal threat is higher.

 

Attacking picks

Kulusevski (F, 6.0) has had a good season for Juventus, but I don't see him as the best pick. First of all, he has the highest price among all of the attacking players. He is a striker but there's a chance to see him playing on the right-wing. It's not good for potential Fantasy points, that's why I'd prefer to find better options.

Alexander Isak (F, 5.5) is cheaper and his place in the starting XI is not in doubt. Isak has scored 17 goals for Real Sociedad, which is an excellent result for La Liga.

Forsberg (M, 5.5) and Seb Larsson (M, 4.5) have to share their set-piece duties. Seb also is the first in line for spot-kick duties, which makes him highly attractive. We can't overlook Forsberg's level as a footballer, but Larsson is cheaper and he enables you to find better options somewhere else.

Player Stats

(stats for current league season)

Player FT Pos Pos Price ST G A YC XI
Jansson D CB 4,5 23 0 0 2 ?
Bengtsson D LB 4,5 13 0 2 1 ?
Granqvist D CB 4,5 6 0 0 1 -
Augustinsson D LB 4,5 21 0 4 4 +
Lindelöf D CB/RB 4,5 29 1 1 0 +
Krafth D RB/CB 4,5 14 1 0 4 -
Helander D CB 4,5 21 1 0 2 ?
Danielson D CB 4,5 16 3 0 1 ?
Lustig D RB 4,5 18 2 1 1 +
Forsberg M LM/CM 5,5 20 7 4 0 +
Claesson M RM/LM 5,0 20 6 5 6 ?
Cajuste M CM 4,5 23 1 1 8 -
Svanberg M CM 4,5 24 5 2 8 -
K. Olsson M CM 4,5 18 3 2 6 +
Sema M LM/RM 4,5 38 4 5 1 -
S. Larsson M CM/RM 4,5 34 6 7 12 +
Svensson M CM 4,0 14 0 0 0 -
Ekdal M CM 4,0 26 2 1 9 ?
Kulusevski F RM/ST 6,0 19 4 3 7 +
Isak F ST 5,5 30 17 2 4 +
Berg F ST 5,0 19 9 3 4 ?
J. Larsson F RM/ST 4,5 29 15 5 6 -
Quaison F ST/LM 4,5 18 6 2 1 -

Main Set-Piece Takers: Larsson (M, 4.5), Forsberg (M, 5.5)
Penalty Takers: Larsson, Forsberg
My Best Defensive Picks: Olsen (D, 4.5), Lindelof (D, 4.5), Lustig (D, 4.5), Augustinsson (D, 4.5)
My Best Attacking Picks: Isak (F, 5.5), S. Larsson, Forsberg

 

SLOVAKIA

Chances to win Euro 2020: 0.3% (21st)

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

Chances to qualify for play-offs: 32% (4th in group)

Read more: EURO 2020 Best Picks: Group F

Defensive picks

You're not seriously going to pick someone from Slovakia's defence, right? They're not a weak national team and I'm sure they won't be whipping boys, but their chances to keep clean sheets are pretty little.

We're not 100 percent sure about their 1st choice goalkeeper since there's a chance to see Kuciak (G, 4.0) in a goal instead of Dubravka (G, 4.0). There are some goalkeepers with minimal price from other teams so I'd avoid both of them.

I wouldn't like to spend my excess funds on Slovakian defenders, that's why I wouldn't buy Skriniar (D, 4.5) or Pekarik (D, 4.5) for my team. Hancko (D, 4.0) is the optimal pick because he's settled and has some set-piece duties. There's even a chance to see him shooting from the penalty spot.

 

Attacking picks

Striker's position is unclear since Schranz (F, 4.5) and Bozenik (F, 4.5) have almost equal chances to be the main forward – ignore both of them. Unfortunately, there are no attractive picks among midfielders with 4.0M price. But we can throw in additional 0.5M and choose someone from Hamsik (M, 4.5), Mak (M, 4.5) and Kucka (M, 4.5). Mak is their 1st set-piece taker but there's no certainty about the main penalty taker. We used to see Hamsik scoring them, but he hasn't taken one for 6 years. I think Hamsik will be the most popular Slovakian attacking pick, his stats aren't impressive. Considering that, I like Kucka and Mak more.

Player Stats

(stats for current league season)

Player FT Pos Pos Price ST G A YC XI
Škriniar D CB/RB 4,5 31 3 0 1 +
Pekarík D RB 4,5 22 3 1 4 +
Koscelnik D RB 4,0 25 0 1 1 -
Vavro D CB/RB 4,0 9 0 0 1 ?
Hancko D LB/CB 4,0 24 5 3 1 +
Šatka D CB/RB 4,0 17 0 1 1 ?
Hubočan D LB/CB 4,0 21 0 0 5 ?
Valjent D CB/RB 4,0 33 1 1 7 -
Hamšík M CM/CAM 4,5 19 3 2 2 +
Mak M LM/RM 4,5 7 1 0 2 +
Duda M CM/RM 4,5 32 7 5 8 ?
Kucka M CM/RM 4,5 28 7 2 8 +
Hromada M CM 4,0 15 2 0 5 -
Bénes M CM 4,0 9 1 1 3 -
Weiss M LM/RM 4,0 12 4 4 1 -
Haraslín M LM/RM 4,0 2 0 0 1 ?
Hrošovský M CM 4,0 21 2 2 4 ?
Greguš M CM 4,0 24 1 5 2 -
Lobotka M CM 4,0 9 0 0 2 ?
Suslov M CAM 4,0 17 2 5 1 -
Schranz F ST/RW 4,5 27 13 0 7 ?
Ďuriš F ST/LW 4,5 9 2 0 1 -
Boženík F ST 4,0 4 1 0 1 ?


Main Set-Piece Takers: Mak (M, 4.5), Duda (M, 4.5)
Penalty Taker: it's totally unclear. There are a lot of candidates to be a main penalty-taker. Hamsik, Duda, Kucka, Hancko, Gregus.
My Best Defensive Picks: 
Hancko (D, 4.0)
My Best Attacking Picks: Kucka (M, 4.5), Mak

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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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