Euro 2016 Fantasy Guide: Fantasy tips for Gameday 9, 18th June 2016

Utkarsh Bhatla
|Published June 18, 2016

The last two games of the day were high scoring ones, with goals coming thick and fast. Croatia and Czech Republic played out a wonderful game as both sides looked really hungry for the win but none of them could secure the 3 points.

Later at night, Spain cut loose, striking 3 times to secure a spot in the knockout stages.

The first gam, however, was played at a pace that Italy generally enjoys. The tempo was slow, the defence remained solid and the strikers pounced on the one clear-cut opportunity that they got.

On the Fantasy front, it was a great day as Nolito picked up an assist and a goal, completely justifying the transfer,

Let’s get to business now!

Gameday 9, 18th June 2016

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Fixtures for today:

Belgium vs Republic of Ireland

Iceland vs Hungary

Portugal vs Austria

Now, I don’t have any players from today’s fixtures in my starting XI and hence I’ll be making two substitutions.

The least number of points that a player from my side has scored is 2 and thus if I substitute a player in, I need to make sure that he is someone who plays at least 60 minutes, so as to give me at least 2 points.

I bring in Pepe for Schar(who has given 2 points). Against Austria I don’t quite expect a clean sheet from him but then despite the talent that they possess, Austria couldn’t score even a score a solitary goal against Hungary. Thus, there is a possibility of him getting 6 points tonight.

The second substitution that I make is getting Vertonghen in.

Vertonghen will be replacing either Muller or Ozil(both of whom have given 2 points). And as Vertonghen is sure to play the entire 90 mins, he ‘ll be getting 2 points for sure and in all probability should get a clean sheet as well. Thus, it’s worth the risk

I won’t be getting William Carvalho into my side as I am not sure if he would play 60 minutes for Portugal, as he didn’t make an appearance in the last game.

Captain: Dmitri Payet

Though Vertonghen looks all set to get a clean sheet today, I won’t be taking a chance with him as Payet has given me decent number of points.

Happy Fantasy team picking!

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