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10 Jun, 45 tweets, 13 min read
Matchday 1 (Thread) #EuroFantasy

The final and biggest thread of them all 🔥

▪️ Rundown of every game in matchday 1
▪️ Final updated predicted lineups
▪️ Thoughts on the best fantasy assets
▪️ Each team's playstyle

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The first game of the Euros feels like it will be a good one. We will know the lineups before the deadline which is great and despite the confusion, Italy plays at home. Despite only conceding 3 goals in 10 games in qualifying, this looks like a decent...
game for the Italy attackers. Immobile (10.0) is very tough to fit in despite having the most big chances out of any player in the most recent World Cup qualifiers so therefore I would look towards Insigne and Berardi (potentially Chiesa). Berardi is an absolute bargain if...
he starts at 6.0 and should be in basically every team no matter what in my opinion. I don’t know if Insigne is worth 2.5 more and I’m not sure if the double up is worth it with Turkey being no pushovers at all. This will probably be Italy’s toughest game in the group both...
offensively and defensively but Spinazzola and Donnarumma at the back are still decent options.

For Turkey, I think this fixture is very tough both for their attacking and defensive assets. I really like Yazici (5.5) if he keeps playing in this central role, but just not for...
this fixture. You could argue that Italy has the best defence in the entire tournament and I wouldn’t want to have an attacker facing that. Cakir (4.5) is an okay option in goal with an incredible goal kick on him which managed to get him an assist in the last friendly.

An extremely tough game to call with both teams relying on their best attackers (Bale and Shaqiri) to carry the offense. Switzerland are a physically strong, patient side that are hard to break down. Wales may lack the depth in the squad that...
Switzerland has, but perhaps have more star power in players like Bale and Ramsey. There are okay fantasy options like Shaqiri (7.0), Elvedi (4.5), Rodriguez (5.5), Bale (9.5), Ward (4.5) but with a game being so tough to call, I would probably avoid most players in this fixture.

Finland’s first ever game in the Euros feels like it will be a very tough one. Denmark have a very strong and underrated side with players from top clubs all across Europe that work well together. Finland will very likely sit back in a 5-3-2 and have...
strikers that can catch teams on the break at times but they still feel very badly outmatched here. Losing 1-0 at home to 116th ranked Estonia in their latest friendly probably didn’t help their confidence either. If you were to triple up on a fixture in MD1, I think it would...
be this one. Eriksen (9.0) seems like the obvious pick being on all set pieces and involved in pretty much everything Denmark do attacking wise. Having a Danish defender almost seems essential here with Maehle (4.5) looking like the standout one with his attacking threat. How...
he is only 4% owned is complete madness. For a while it looked like Wind (6.0) would start up front in this game but since he hasn’t started any of the friendlies it now looks very unlikely. Would have been a gem otherwise.

Belgium is obviously seen as the favourites in this game but it will be interesting to see how they fare when they will likely play without their 2 cornerstones of the last few years (Hazard and KDB). Carrasco (7.0) and Mertens (8.0) likely come in for...
this game and it’s Carrasco that really tempts me for this single fixture. He has been in great form for club and country as of late and his cheap price tag could be something to take advantage of. Tielemans (6.5) is a safer option but also less explosive while Castagne (5.5)...
could pose a threat to Meunier’s (5.5) starting spot. Lukaku (11.0) and Denayer (4.5) are of course two of the best options in the game and rightly so, even though Russia definitely have potential to get at the aging Belgium defense.

If they get through it’s extremely likely...
that Dzyuba (8.5) will be involved. Only Kane had more goal contributions in the qualifiers and having Fernandes (5.5) back just in time for the tournament will likely help Russia’s attacking output.
ENGLAND 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 vs CROATIA 🇭🇷

England and Southgate go into this game at Wembley with a massive amount of pressure as always. Croatia are an aging squad with less impressive results as of late and issues up front but have lots of experience from previous tournaments and will be a...
tough proposition for any team, especially with the quality they still have in midfield. With that being said, England are still favourites in this game and Kane (11.5) is obviously the focal point. This will likely be his toughest game in the group but he is one of the very...
few nailed on players in this great attacking England team alongside Mount, Rice, Stones and Pickford. Therefore I would avoid any of the other England assets in this first game to see Southgate’s preferred XI which the friendlies didn’t help us with.

North Macedonia are currently the worst ranked team in the tournament but have shown that they can beat any team on their day as we saw recently in Germany but in general, Austria come into this game as massive favourites. They do however have...
mixed results recently with a 4-0 loss to Denmark the most notable one but with the quality they possess in players like Alaba (5.5), Arnautovic (7.0) and Sabitzer (8.0) that are all good options for MD1, they should be able to beat this North Macedonia team just like they...
did twice in qualifying.

Other great options for Austria are Bachmann (4.5) who is clearly the best 4.5 goalkeeper looking at only matchday 1, Hineteregger (4.5) who scored 8 goals as a centre back in the 19/20 season and also Kalajdzic (7.5). There are concerns whether...
Arnautovic and Kalajdzic can play together and if they can’t it’s likely that Arnautovic takes that starting spot up front in matchday 1.

Alioski (4.5) is pretty much the only option I would consider. Ristovski (4.0) is nailed but paying that 0.5 more for a penalty taking...
wing back feels like a good choice. I don’t see North Macedonia keeping a single clean sheet in this tournament but Alioski might still have the attacking upside to make him worth going for.

Frank de Boer comes into the tournament with a lot of question marks. They are obviously favourites in the game but it feels like this tournament has come at the wrong time for them and I wouldn’t be surprised if Ukraine could get something out...
of this game with so many uncertainties around de Boer’s playstyle. De Ligt (5.5) being back is massive for the Dutch defense of course but it’s Depay (10.0) that the Netherlands will rely heavily on. Being on every single set piece is great especially since Netherlands have…
so many good players in the air, De Ligt, Weghorst, Wijnaldum to name a few. Wijndal (4.5) is a popular pick especially on twitter but Blind could play there if de Boer prefers a more defensive option. The 5-3-2 formation also lessens the appeal of Wijnaldum (8.0) who was...
brilliant in the 4-3-3 formation earlier used but during the friendlies he hasn’t been as involved. In the latest friendly, Dumfries (5.5) was constantly attacking into the box which we are not used to seeing from him.

Ukraine plays very narrow with the two more attacking...
attacking midfielders in Zinchenko (5.5) and Malinovskyi (7.0) being allowed to push forward while Yarmolenko (8.5) still is the star who looks to be on pens, cutting in from the right and shooting at sight. Despite this they have struggled for goals with the last competitive…
game scoring more than 1 goal being in November. Malinovskyi is an excellent creative player with an incredible long shot but the question is if Yaremchuk (7.0) can turn his key passes into goals.

A tough game to call this one with Scotland winning both battles in the qualifying despite Czech Republic dominating both of the games. Not many great fantasy options in this game with Coufal (5.0) looking like the standout one for me. Soucek…
(6.5) and Adams (6.5) could also be options but I understand why many are overlooking this fixture. Robertson (5.5) and Tierney (5.0) provide a lot of creativity down their side but it’s unlikely that Scotland will be keeping clean sheets in this tournament.

Poland probably has the best number 9 in world football as we all know in Lewandowski (11.5) but both of the striking partners that he has played the majority with (Piatek and Milik) won't be at the tournament. Instead, even more of the attacking...
potential will rely on the number 9 and Zielinski who has had a great season with Napoli. Poland do however play with a high back line despite having quite slow centre backs. Slovakia likes to sit back, play on the counter and get players in behind so therefore I wouldn’t be…
too surprised if this game suited Slovakia quite nicely and that there was a surprise result in this fixture.

I think this game goes ahead despite the Covid-19 outbreak. So far it’s Kulusevski, Svanberg, Busquets and D. Llorente that has been confirmed positive. This should still allow the game to be played but if there are more positive tests it will be...
interesting to see what happens.

The creativity of Spain might overwhelm the Swedes but it certainly won’t be a walk in the park with Sweden’s 4-4-2 formation that will try to outwork the opponent as a collective. Augustinsson (5.5) probably isn’t fit to start yet which...
means that Torres (8.0) will attack against Bengtsson (4.5) who was originally left out of the 26 man squad. This matchup seems like it will be a good one for Torres and for Marcos Llorente (5.0) to continuously overlap.

Sweden has improved attacking wise with Isak (8.0)...
used to scoring against Spanish defenders with 17 goals in La Liga this season. Kulusevski is a blow but in general Sweden has become more of an attacking side recently which makes me a little bit unsure about a Spanish clean sheet here.

Hungary’s home advantage might be one of the few things going for them in this group. Portugal look well oiled and with players like Ronaldo (12.0), Bruno (10.5) and Jota (8.5), it will be incredibly hard for the Hungarians to stop. There are some…
uncertainties whether Guerreiro (6.5) or Mendes (4.5) will start at left back but other than that, the Portugal lineup seems straightforward right now. This has to be a fixture to target but it’s hard to fit many Portuguese players in because of the high price tags. Cancelo…
(6.0) with a goal and an assist in the most recent friendly is probably my pick for this gameweek if I were looking at a premium defender. Bernardo Silva (8.5) is also a great difference maker with much more involvement in the national team than for Man City.

The last but definitely not least game of the matchday is this battle of the giants. France are favourites but we know about the quality of Germany too. Very tough to call if this will be a goal fest or a tight battle and it’s probably why many are...
avoiding players from this fixture. It’s very hard to predict and the major talking point is Benzema picking up an injury which makes it look like Giroud will go straight back in.

France has many pricy assets of course while Gosens (5.0) seems to be the standout value for...
Germany. Griezmann (11.5) and Mbappe (12.0) are of course amazing options but maybe just not for this first fixture.

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