The first day of the Euros went well, the clean sheet script hit. It turned out that the winning build was as expected with two Italian defenders, Donnaruma, and two Italian studs with one in the captain spot. Hurts to not land on the winner as it was a great build, but may as well save the takedown for the 100K top prize today!
Wales (+300) vs Switzerland (+120)
Both Teams To Score: +125
Probable Set Piece Takers: Daniel James, Gareth Bale (WALES) / Xherdan Shaqiri, Ricardo Rodriguez (SWITZERLAND)
Denmark (-250) vs Finland (+900)
Both Teams To Score: +150
Probable Set Piece Takers: Christian Eriksen (DENMARK) / Robin Lod (FINLAND)
Belgium (-110) vs Russia (+333)
Both Teams To Score: -120
Probable Set Piece Takers: Yannick Carrasco, Dries Mertens (BELGIUM) / Aleksandr Golovin (RUSSIA)
Projections are uploaded, and this is the time to strap in and get ready for one of the biggest soccer slates we have seen. These matches are anticipated to be cagey affairs with only Belgium and Russia seeing an over / under hitting 2.5. Making clean sheets a bit more crucial for this slate in order to increase takedown chances.
We have quite a few players who will be very chalk in cash and the price tags on several of these players make this slate very intriguing from a tournament point of view. The match that could yield some under-owned options could be the first match of the day. The Switzerland match that saw the United States put one past Yann Sommer was a fairly open match, and Finland even netted two in a friendly albeit being a few months ago. Mostly everyone will be on Belgium and Denmark for the most part, so having to think a bit different and going to this match could yield dividends.
Kevin De Bruyne will miss out in this match for Belgium which will lead to Yannick Carrasco garnering most of the Belgium set pieces as he did so in their last friendly and is set to be one of the best plays on the slate. Romelu Lukaku will also be an extremely popular option as he is one of the best strikers in the world and boasts the best upside on the slate in a match that should be relatively open.
Christian Eriksen does everything for Denmark and could have been 10K and the price would still have been a bit too low. With one of the best matchups possible for Euros 2020, Denmark will likely be popular stacking options with Christian Eriksen at the heart of things. There is young attacking talent with the likes of Jonass Wind looking to get the start up top. Barcelona’s Martin Braithwaite flanking him, with Youseff Poulsen on the outside. All three are more than capable of scoring the ball and will have some exposure to them all.
One player that is giving me a little bit of a fit is Aleksandr Golovin. Russia is very reliant on him to create opportunities whether it be from open play or set pieces. He takes almost everything for them and the price of 7K is very fair despite being an underdog to Belgium.
The defender position features a great blend of high floor plays along with decent punts that allow you to fit studs. The most popular likely being Ricardo Rodriguez who takes some set pieces with Switzerland and will be playing out wide for them as well which gives him a fantastic floor. One stack I like in particular for tournaments is pairing Ricardo Rodiguez with Fabian Schar as a punt defender as well as a defender who is no stranger to scoring goals with 8 in 58 appearances for Switzerland. Not a bad ratio for a centre back. Other popular options will include Thomas Muenier, Yuri Zhirkoov, and possibly the Wales fullbacks who make for decent salary savers in a game they could be chasing as wingbacks.
Hope you enjoyed the free article, these are meant to be quick and give you a better understanding of the slate whether you are a seasoned vet or new. Good luck today and I hope if you’re reading this, you take down the big one!