Euro 2020 Fantasy Football semi-finals evaluation
The Euro 2020 Fantasy Football semi-finals will kick off on July 6. The tournament has been very enjoyable so far and the remaining matches are also shaping up to be very exciting. Let’s see how to approach this round from a fantastic manager’s perspective.
Euro 2020 Fantasy Football semi-finals choice
With five transfers available for this round and five more for the final, you don’t have to worry about picking players from teams who will progress so much. We only need 11 starters for the final. So for this round you have to try to get all the best players from the four teams.
Italy vs. Spain
A classic battle between two powers of European football kicks off the semi-finals on Tuesday. The Italians have impressed everyone in this tournament and will be slightly favored. Roberto Mancini’s men have so far blended attacking football perfectly with the Italian tradition of play.
The way they handled their lead against Belgium in the last ten minutes has been a lesson for many teams. However, they will be without the impressive Leonardo Spinazzola for the remainder of the tournament. The Spaniards are also facing threats of injury with Pablo Sarabia a big doubt for the match. We will have the queues before departure, so we must wait before making transfers.
One thing to consider is to try to cover all possible routes. Lorenzo Insigne and Federico Chiesa like to shoot from a distance at every opportunity which makes them really dangerous. Spain’s defense hasn’t looked so strong throughout the tournament. In contrast, the Italian defense has done extremely well so far, having conceded just two goals in this tournament.
However, the threat from Luis Enrique’s men should not be ignored either. They scored five goals each in the two matches before their insipid display in the quarter-finals. They have a real problem ending the chances they create. They are unlikely to create so many against the Italians so they need their attacking players to find some clarity in this game.
Ciro Immobile, Lorenzo Insigne, Ferran Torres, Alvaro Morata, Jordi Alba, Dani Olmo, Leonardo Bonucci, Emerson Palmieri, Gianluigi Donnarumma, Nicolò Barella and Federico Chiesa.
It is probably best to take a maximum of two Spanish players with three or four Italians. A clean sheet for Italy is possible so a defender / keeper should be there. However, you should not bet on a blank sheet for each side and try to cover more offensive attacks.
England v Denmark
England will start their game against Denmark as a big favorite. The Three Lions have beaten Ukraine overall with Harry Kane, Raheem Sterling and Luke Shaw in disturbing form. These three players are essential choices. England will also play at Wembley Stadium which should help them both in the semi-finals and the final if they make it. Mason Mount, Jordan Pickford, Harry Maguire, and John Stones are also good choices among them. With Gareth Southgate changing roster and staff with every game so far, one can’t be sure about the other players, so it’s probably best to pick the ones that seem set to start.
Denmark has also been quite impressive and should not be completely ignored. They had a great first half against the Czech Republic and managed to regain control of the game in the second half after a few very shaky minutes. Their trainer Kasper Hjulmand has shown how astute he is as a tactician by switching personnel at the right time throughout this tournament. We must not forget how impressive the Danes were in the first half against Belgium in the group stage. However, it was in front of their fans in Copenhagen. Joakim Mæhle is undoubtedly Denmark’s best choice. Mikkel Damsgaard continues to get blown off on the hour mark, which worries her fancy owners. Will Dolberg start or will Poulsen take over?
Harry Kane, Raheem Sterling, Luke Shaw, Joakim Mæhle, John Stones, Jordan Pickford, Harry Maguire, Mason Mount and Mikkel Damsgaard.
It is difficult to see Denmark progress. However, England will not find it as easy as against Ukraine. A clean sheet is possible for England, so you have to try to get two defensive choices from them. Probably four or five English players should be chosen. From Denmark, picking at most two players seems smart.
Euro 2020 Fantasy Football semi-finals captain’s choice
DAY 1 (July 6)
Lorenzo Insigne, Ferran Torres, Ciro Immobile, Federico Chiesa.
DAY 2 (July 7)
Raheem Sterling, Harry Kane, Luke Shaw.