Fantasy Champions League
2 years ago
Another game week in the fantasy Champions League with more teams to book their place in the knockout stage. We will go through all matches of tonight's slate on FanTeam, pointing out reliable picks, differentials, and value picks.
|Home||Away||Odds to win||O/U|
|Atalanta||Dinamo Zagreb||Atalanta win 66%||3.0|
|Juventus||Atletico Madrid||Juventus win 48%||2.0|
|Man City||Shakhtar Donetsk||Man City win 87%||3.5|
|Real Madrid||PSG||Real Madrid win 43%||3.0|
|Red Star Belgrade||Bayern Munich||Bayern win 80%||3.5|
|Tottenham||Olympiacos||Tottenham win 80%||3.0|
Last year the same time, the same place City crushed Shakhtar 6-0. We expect another entertaining night at Etihad. Both Sterling and Jesus are players with the highest ceiling of the slate. If you need to save some money and mix up your City stack, we recommend you pick Angelino. Shakhtar will play without their best attacking players Taison and Marlos, so clean sheet is likely. Besides, we expect City to score big and the full-backs can always end up with an assist.
It depends on Bayern’s mood and rotation as to how much the German side will score in Belgrade. They are the second favorites of the slate. Goals from Lewandowski and his team-mates are to be expected.
Atalanta with 1 point after 4 games still have good chances to qualify. All they have to do is achieve 2 wins in 2 games. We expect them to take the first step on Tuesday.
Juventus and Atletico Madrid, two well-defending teams, will play in Turin. A rather low-scoring game is expected, so it is Juventus value-priced defenders, whoever it is, you should be aiming for.
The new manager bounce period started incredibly well. Now it’s time to say “Jose is in the house”. We expect a goal-fest at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. There are plenty of options from Spurs — you can toss a coin on who will score more: the ever-reliable Son, the spear-heading Kane, or a differential in Moura or Alli.
Son Heung-Min (13.2)
As for the Greek side, we expect them to score in an open-ended game, so you can go for their low-priced forward or midfielder.
Raheem Sterling (15.2)
As we’ve already mentioned, the stack of Man City attacking players is highly recommended, so it is merely logical to captain Sterling, current top in CL-fantasy standings.
Son Heung-Min (13.2)
Son scored in every CL game he starts, including two braces in the last two games. He is in good form under the new manager too, scored and assisted in the weekend game against West Ham.
Atalanta: Gollini; Tolói, Djimsiti, Palomino; Hateboer, De Roon, Freuler, Castagne; Gómez, Pašalić, Iličić
Dinamo Zagreb: Livaković; Stojanovič, Théophile-Catherine, Dilaver, Perić, Leovac; Ivanušec, Ademi, Olmo; Oršić, Petković
Man City: Ederson; Walker, Stones, Otamendi, Angeliño; Foden, Gündoğan, B.Silva; Mahrez, Jesus, Sterling
Shakhtar: Pyatov; Dodo, Kryvtsov, Matviyenko, Ismaily; Stepanenko, Alan Patrick, Kovalenko; Tete, Júnior Moraes, Konoplyanka
Real Madrid: Courtois; Carvajal, Ramos, Varane, Marcelo; Casemiro, Kroos, Modrić; Rodrygo, Hazard, Benzema
PSG: Navas; Meunier, Thiago Silva, Kimpembe, Bernat; Verratti, Marquinhos, Gueye; Di María, Icardi, Mbappé
Tottenham: Gazzaniga; Aurier, Sánchez, Alderweireld, Rose; Sissoko, Ndombélé, Moura, Alli; Son, Kane
Olympiacos: José Sá; Elabdellaoui, Rúben Semedo, Meriah, Tsimikas; Guilherme, Bouchalakis, Camara, Podence, Masouras; Guerrero
Red Star Belgrade: Borjan; Gobeljić, Milunović, Degenek, Rodić; Cañas, Jovančić, Mateo García, Marin, Van la Parra; Tomané
Bayern Munich: Neuer; Pavard, Martínez, Boateng, Alaba; Kimmich, Goretzka, Müller; Coman, Perišić, Lewandowski
Juventus: Szczęsny; Danilo, Bonucci, Demiral, De Sciglio; Khedira, Pjanić, Matuidi; Ramsey; Dybala, Ronaldo
Atletico Madrid: Oblak; Trippier, Felipe, Hermoso, Lodi; Félix, Saúl Ñíguez, Partey, Koke; Morata, Correa
Let us hope you will make winning picks based on these recommendations. Good luck!
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.