Top picks for your Euro 2020 Fantasy Team
With Euro 2020 just around the corner, fantasy managers all over Europe will be scrambling to get their ‘Dream Teams’ ready for the opening match on June 11th. Of course, there will be some big decisions to make. So, to help you in the selection process, bookmaker Casumo have run a supercomputer simulation of the tournament to find the top-performing players.
Goalkeeper – Gianluigi Donnarumma
It looks set be a massive summer for Gianluigi Donnarumma, and he’s expected to step up at the Euros. Donnarumma’s points will rack up in the group stage as he looks set to keep clean sheets against Wales, Switzerland and Turkey before conceding just once en route to the final — where Italy will lose to France on penalties.
Centre-backs – Benjamin Pavard and Raphaël Varane
With the supercomputer also tipping France to go all the way this year, Benjamin Pavard and Raphaël Varane make for good picks as your centre-back partners. Les Bleus have been pitted in the group of death alongside Germany and defending champions Portugal. However, they’ll progress relatively unscathed and not needing to worry about changing your central defenders throughout the course of the tournament is an added bonus.
Midfield – Nicolò Barella
Nicolò Barella is another Italian to feature in our squad. He’s had an impressive season with Inter Milan, helping them win their first league title in 10 years, and he’ll be riding the crest of a wave at the Euros. The 24-year-old will be a staple in Mancini’s side and is set to boss the midfield as they progress all the way to the final.
Attack – Wout Weghorst
Netherlands’ striker Wout Weghorst seems like an unlikely choice. However, he’s been prolific for Wolfsburg and with group games against Austria, North Macedonia and Ukraine, the supercomputer is predicting him to score a hatful of goals at the Euros. If you’re looking for a top scorer Euro 2020 bet, he’s currently available at 30/1 in the race for the Golden Boot, but we wouldn’t rule him out of the Golden Boot race just yet.
Number crunchers at the bookmakers ran the simulation of the Euros using a unique statistical model. Their series of complex calculations look at variables that include: fixtures, form, squads and more.
Our Fantasy Team:
GK: G. Donnarumma
RB: G. Di Lorenzo
CB: R. Varane
CB: B. Pavard
LB: J. Gayà
CM: N. Barella
ST: W. Weghorst
ST: R. Lewandowski
ST: K. Mbappé