It’s coming home. The fun three game slate awaits us and for the first time I won’t be jamming the 9AM match when given the opportunity. I think we will see success here, there are plenty of ways to go and the main way that people will opt for is stacking England a little bit, which provides a different dynamic than what we have been seeing. Arguably the floors on the Ukraine guys like Yarmolenko and Malinovskyi were very strong today, and even the Russians with Golovin the match before provided a base of points that made jamming them almost risk-free. England doesn’t have the same floors with there carousel of set pieces providing uncertainty and plenty of different potential goal outputs outside Harry Kane. There is so much we can look at and dive in upon, good luck today! PROMO CODE: EUROS25 is the code for 25% your purchase for all sports not just EUROS!
Sweden (-110) vs Slovakia (+350)
Both Teams To Score: EVEN
Probable Set Piece Takers: Emil Forsberg, Seb Larsson (SWEDEN) / Marek Hamsik, Robert Mak (Slovakia)
Croatia (+120) vs Czech Republic (+250)
Both Teams To Score: -110
Probable Set Piece Takers: Luka Modric (CROATIA) / Vladimir Darida, Jakub Jantko (CZECH REPUBLIC)
England (-350) vs Scotland (+1000)
Both Teams To Score: +150
Probable Set Piece Takers: Masoun Mount, Phil Foden (ENGLAND) / Andrew Robertson (SCOTLAND)
The most popular build will likely feature players like Harry Kane, Luka Modric, Emil Forsberg, and then one of the England fullbacks to round up as the few most chalk plays here, but the biggest thing in soccer is not needing to get too crazy to bring down a tournament. You can easily pivot off a guy like Emil Forsberg and grab one of the Swedish attackers who were greatly effective in qualifiers. My Swedish striker of choice is Alexander Isak who is developing nicely and had a great season with Real Sociedad. He was so close to scoring last match as well and below 6K at hopefully sub 20% ownership could be a good way to start off your builds for tournaments. Building with Isak in the forward position opens the door to still being able to get the floor pieces in the Croatia game and jam in a couple England studs as well. That being said on FanDuel and DraftKings, the Swedes in general are very strong plays and we shouldn’t discount Emil Forsberg on FanDuel especially with a cheaper tag than Isak. Slovakia didn’t look overly impressive against Poland despite being a man-up for the majority of the second half. Leading to a good bit of upside in the mix for this side and will be a fun target to get the slate started off right.
Luka Modric will be hard to avoid for the most part. All set pieces in a favorable matchup with a modest price tag will be popular for good reason. The best argument against him would be if Croatia roll out a lineup that features Niko Vlasic in the ‘10’ role and Modric sitting further back. His floor will still be solid but does decrease the attacking prowess a bit. That being said if Vlasic himself features he is a great play on FD at near min-price. This game has decent odds on both teams to score, however I do fancy Dominik Livakovic a little bit for Croatia in goal. I don’t feel like I am out on Czech Republic players in any capacity outside the risk of a fairly chalky Patrick Schick paying dirt, which fair play to him if he does, just several other options out there for a very similar price in way better spots.
England is in business with a great spot here for them after a tough match against Croatia. Harry Kane is bound to get on the scoreboard here and start his goalscoring tab in the Euros for England and will be one of my favorite plays on both sites, as he will be popular with many. Some will fade in tournaments which has merit to it due to his low floor. Rumour has it England will roll out the same XI with changes only to the fullback positon. Mason Mount and Phil Foden immediately make my builds and will be great to attack with. Mount has the better floor but we can’t forget what Foden has done in the past and has just as much upside as anyone on the slate. If Foden is rotated out of the squad for rest, we still have Raheem Sterling who scored last game as a viable pivot. The fullbacks will be fine options no matter who makes the team, but they’re priced so high, and with goals expected on this slate, going for floor is not worth the hassle. Luke Shaw and Reece James are good floor plays, but even they have basement floors at times relative to their price tags.
There are endless mid-tier plays, be sure to hop in the chat if you are a member and strap-in for a day of fun, good luck to everyone!