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It hasn’t even been 24 hours since the first week of Euro 2020 fantasy came to an end but matchday 2 offers a quick turnaround with some tempting games for Fantasy Euro managers such as Hungary vs France, Denmark vs Belgium and Russia vs Finland in the early game.


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Note: You can make substitutions and change your captains throughout the matchday.


Forwards

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Kylian MbappéFRA@HUN€12MSlow defenders vs a pacy striker that plays for one of the most lethal attacking teams in the world. What could go wrong?
2Harry KaneENGvs SCO€11.5MIt is too early to declare any team as the "whipping boys" based on just one game but after seeing Scotland being outclassed at home against a Czechia team that people didn't have many expectations from, this looks like the perfect game for Premier League golden boot winner Harry Kane to get his first goal of the tournament.
3Romelu LukakuBEL@DEN€11MThe Danish defense is rigid but if KDB comes back and Hazard is close to full fitness then Denmark might go from bombarding Finland with 22 shots to being on the receiving end of something similar.
4Memphis DepayNEDvs AUT€10MIt is hard to believe that the Netherlands scored three goals and Depay wasn't involved in any of them. Simply unlucky to not be involved in any goals and this week's opponents Austria were shaky and looked like they could concede at any time against the lowest-ranked team in the tournament - North Macedonia.
5Ciro ImmobileITAvs SWI€10M
6Artem DzyubaRUSvs FIN€8.5MA popular pick on limitless (the only way to justify his price tag) as he plays first but it does concern me that since Finland have a big win under their belt, they might just be happy to sit back and settle for a draw here. Nevertheless, if Dyzuba has to score then a home game against Finland is the best opportunity for him to get on the score sheet and he will have plenty of chances to do so.
7Antoine GriezmannFRA@HUN€11MIt took 84 minutes for Portugal to break past Hungary's defense but most of it is on them for missing the good chances that they got to score.
8Roman YaremchukUKR-MKD€7MYaremchuk impressed with a goal and an assist against the Dutch and was the main target from set-pieces so he will be a threat once again.
9Cristiano RonaldoPOR@GER€12MI wouldn't count Ronaldo out of scoring goals in this game but there are much better fixtures to focus on this week especially if you are on limitless or wildcard.
10Burak YılmazTUR-WAL€8MThese are 2/3 teams that conceded the most shots in the first week so you would expect some goals but it seems risky to get a Turkish attack considering how they failed to register a single shot on target against Italy. But that will make them decent differential picks as they won't be owned as much and there is a big difference between the Italian and the Welsh defense.




Midfielders

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Kevin De BruyneBEL@DEN€10.5MAlthough it is still a doubt whether he starts or not, I do not doubt that if he does then he will have an impact on the pitch. Belgium were able to score three goals away against Russia without the help of KDB and Hazard and with possibly both of them starting against Denmark their attack would be even scarier.
2Lorenzo InsigneITAvs SWI€8.5MInsigne is the engine that keeps the Italian attack ticking with his ability to swerve past defenders to score goals and also his playmaking abilities which are indispensable to the squad and being the most key player in attack you can expect the responsibility to score as well as create goals to fall on him again vs Switzerland.
3Georginio WijnaldumNEDvs AUT€8MWijnaldum is allowed to shoot at free will and took more shots in the game against Ukraine (5) than both the strikers - Depay (2) and Weghorst (5) combined. It is almost inevitable that he scores if he keeps shooting like that.
4Andriy YarmolenkoUKR-MKD€8.5MIt is 50/50 between him and Malinovskiy but Yarmolenko looked a lot more dangerous in the last game and Malinovskiy looked invisible except when he was on set-pieces which came by rarely against the Netherlands.
5Phil FodenENGvs SCO€8MWith the talent England have in midfield, it is anyone's guess who will start or be the best midfielder from the side on the day.
6Gareth BaleWAL-TUR€9.5MHe did not have a good outing in the last game but Turkey gave up the most shots last week with 24 and with both teams needing a win from this match, it could be an open game and Wales will rely on their best player again to get them a result so Bale could be a hit or miss differential.
7Ferran TorresESPvs POL€8M
8Aleksandr GolovinRUSvs FIN€7.5MThe main source of creativity for Russia so if you expect multiple goals from the home team in this game then Golovin could be a good differential.
9Bruno FernandesPOR@GER€10.5MIf he keeps playing as a #10 then that automatically makes him one of the best midfielders in fantasy but he doesn't have the best track record in big games and Portugal do not have to rely on him to score goals as they did against Hungary.
10Ivan PerišićCRO-CZE€8.5M

Defenders

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Thomas MeunierBEL@DEN€5.5MThe absence of Eriksen is going to leave a large void in the Denmark attack as he was the most impactful player in attack for them and it feels like too big of a task for any of his teammates to fill in his boots.
2Jordi AlbaESPvs POL€6.5MAlba was highly active against Sweden on the left flank registering four key passes but wasn't helped with the finishing of his teammates.
3Benjamin PavardFRA@HUN€6MIt is a big doubt that he will play after losing consciousness in the game against Germany.
4Leonardo SpinazzolaITAvs SWI€5.5MItaly squashed any doubts and reaffirmed that they have the best defense in the world after holding a Turkey team with brilliant attacking players to zero shots on target against them - the only team to do so last week.
5Mario FernandesRUSvs FIN€5.5MFinland scored from the lone opportunity that they had against Denmark so I have faith in Russia's clean sheet potential here.
6Kieran TrippierENGvs SCO€5M
7Denzel DumfriesNEDvs AUT€5.5MI don't trust his clean sheet potential but with the number of touches he gets in the box to go along with shots, you would assume that he is a striker.
8Oleksandr ZinchenkoUKR-MKD€5.5MIt took a stroke of luck for North Macedonia to score their first-ever goal in a final tournament as the ball kindly fell to Goran Pandev who neatly tucked the ball into the open net but I don't think they will be as lucky this time.
9Lucas HernándezFRA@HUN€6.5MHungary did have a few good chances against Portugal but you can only do so much without your best player in attack. A double-up of French defenders might seem like too many eggs in one basket but it could be rewarding if it goes right.
10Raphaël GuerreiroPOR@GER€6.5MIt is tough to imagine Germany not scoring a goal for the second match straight but it is still a possibility as they looked far from their best against France.

Goalkeepers

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Thibaut CourtoisBEL@DEN€6MHe wasn't worth the premium last week but he might be now if you are on limitless.
2Hugo LlorisFRA@HUN€6M
3Gianluigi DonnarummaITAvs SWI€5.5MThe perfect keeper for a game that doesn't reward bonus points generously as he isn't troubled much by opposition attackers for saves.
4Unai SimónESPvs POL€5M
5Anton ShuninRUSvs FIN€5MShunin has a good early game but plays on the same day as Donnarumma.




Value Picks

 

Forwards and midfielders within €8M and defenders and keepers within €5M.

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Ruslan MalinovskiyUKR-MKD€7M
2Dedryck BoyataBEL@DEN€4.5MThe cheapest starting defender for Belgium unless Martinez decides to rotate his center-backs again.
3Domenico BerardiITAvs SWI€6MBerardi is still a good shout but did receive a knock in the last game against Turkey so he is questionable.
4Aleksandar IsakSWEvs SVK€8M
5Tyrone MingsENGvs SCO€4.5MWhether he gets another start is yet to be seen but if he does then his value at €4.5M is undeniable.
6Wout WeghorstNEDvs AUT€7MAnyone who follows the Bundesliga knows just how good Weghorst is. The big man has 20 goals and 8 assists in 34 games and would be an absolute bargain at €7M if the attack wasn't centered so much around Depay and Wijnaldum.
7Gerard MorenoESPVs POL€6.5MMorata up top didn't work for Spain against Sweden so starting Moreno might do the trick this time.
8Maarten StekelenburgNEDvs AUT€4.5M
9Georgiy BushchanUKR-MKD€4.5M
10Bruno PetkovićCRO-CZE€6MThe Croatia attack has potential if your doors are open to a budget forward.

Euro 2020 Fantasy Captain Picks

 

NoDayNameMatchupValueComments
116th JuneLorenzo InsigneITA vs SWI€8.5MSince you can experiment with your captain on the first day with a ceiling pick, it is between Insigne and Dzyuba for the armband. It depends on which game you expect more goals in.
Leonardo Spinazzola (D)ITA vs SWI€5.5MA safer pick with some attacking upside, this is another spot where it is between him and Mario Fernandes and depends on which team you think is more likely to keep a clean sheet.

Also considered for differential captain: Gareth Bale.
217th JuneRomelu LukakuBEL at DEN€11MLukaku is a favourite for the Euro golden boot so it is only fair that you would expect him to score in almost every game with the form he is in.
Memphis Depay (D)NED vs AUT€10MHe has the skill and just needs some luck now to be at the end of a goal as he is due.
318th JuneHarry KaneENG vs SCO€11.5MBoth teams are in contrasting form heading into this game and it is widely expected that England gets their second win on the trot against Scotland and Kane finally breaks the deadlock in what should be the most favourable fixture for him from this group.
Alexander Isak (D)SWE vs SVK€8MSweden passed the big test as they managed to secure a point against Spain and even though they did not have many chances in attack, Isak was brilliant every time he had the ball. They will surely look to score some goals and win this game and Isak has the credentials, having scored 17 goals in 34 games for Real Sociedad this season.
419th JuneKylian MbappéFRA at HUN€12MIt is either him or Griezmann for the captain on the final day but I think Mbappé's pace and agility will be the trump card here.
Benjamin Pavard (D)FRA at HUN€6MIf the stick or twist game has put you in a spot where a two-point captain isn't acceptable and you also can't take a risk with anyone else then Pavard will be a safer option with his high clean sheet probability.

You can find additional Euro 2020 Fantasy tips here.

By Trevor Baretto

The creator of the website, he is proud of the fact that he was 35th at his peak in Bundesliga Fantasy last season despite tumbling to 119th in the last 4 weeks.