After a day of surprises, I’m going to be showing you who you should have in your Starting XIs today if you wanna climb those Fantasy League standings.
It’s hard to say who you should pick tonight, but I reckon that if you want to stay safe, you would go for Iker Casillas for tonight. Expensive, but would be probably the safest bet for getting the clean sheet out of the 4 goalkeepers set to play tonight.
Go for: Iker Casillas
As again, it will be hard to see Spain dropping more than a solitary goal against the Italians, and I think that they would be safe bets for your fantasy team. Jordi Alba would come pretty cheap, and he seems almost certain to start, whilst Sergio Ramos and Pique would be worth considering.
I reckon that the other team that will concede few or no goals today would be Croatia, and in Simunic and Corluka would represent points at a decent price.
Go for: Corluka, Simunic, Jordi Alba
Now, here I can only list the players that should be picked, as there are quite simply so many permutations in terms of the results of today. There is the creativity of Aiden McGeady and Damien Duff, whilst there is also that Spanish midfield that comprises of Iniesta, Silva, Fabregas and potentially Xabi Alonso. Along with that, Luka Modric might well be a game changer, given they play the easiest of their 3 fixtures today, with Ireland standing in their way of 3 opening matchday points.
Furthermore, the Italian midfield mustn’t be overlooked either, as in Andrea Pirlo and Antonio Cassano (although he plays as a striker as well) represent potent attacking threats.
Go for: Any of the names mentioned above
Here’s where I say that you shouldn’t go for the Spanish strikers. It is hard to say what Vincente Del Bosque will go for tonight, and realistically, it has been the strikers which have let down Spain in their recent friendlies.
Perhaps you guys could go with a reliable Robbie Keane up against an aging Croatian defence, whilst Mario Balotelli does indeed have that knack to score in the big games (but pick him at your own risk, as he does represent a red card for the big games as well).
Go for: Robbie Keane, Mario Ballotelli