EFF Daily: June 26th updates
After two days without any international football, Euro 2020 returns on Saturday, June 26th.
Saturday’s games will begin the round of 16 clashes, meaning Euro Fantasy Football have allowed all players to make as many changes as they want to their side before the first game kicks off at 5 PM UK time.
Said game will be Wales vs Denmark. The latter are perhaps favourites for the tie but it should be a close affair.
The second and final game taking place on Saturday then sees Italy vs Austria. Roberto Mancini’s team are heavy favourites for this game, making a number of their players must-haves in your EFF team this round.
Wales: Wales have no injury concerns ahead of Saturday’s game. But Ethan Ampadu did get sent off vs Italy lats time out, meaning he is suspended for this tie.
Denmark: Denmark have reported no injury issues ahead of facing Wales, barring of course Christian Eriksen who will not be involved.
Italy: Giorgio Chiellini trained separately from the rest of the Italy squad on Wednesday with Alessandro Florenzi doing gym work. Both are doubts for this game and it may be best to chose some different Italians defenders such as Leonardo Spinazzola or Leonardo Bonucci.
Austria: Valentino Lazaro missed Austria’s final group clash and is a doubt for Saturday as well.
Christoph Baumgartner, who scored the winner vs Ukraine last time out, is also a doubt after being subbed 32 minutes into that game with a head injury.
Top 3 players to pick: Gianluigi Donnarumma, Ciro Immobile, Joakim Maehle
Gianluigi Donnarumma, Italy (5.6m)
With just the two games taking place today, there are not an awful lot of different sides to chose your EFF assets from.
But, it is quite clear that from Saturday, it is Italy’s players who should produce the best points.
Gli Azzurri are clear favourites vs an Austria side who have never made it out of the European Championship group stages before.
Italy won all their group games in convincing fashion without conceding a single goal. Even vs Wales with a much-changed side, Mancini’s men dominated and came out as deserved winners.
And, with Italy having now gone a staggering 10 games without conceding a single goal, it seems almost stupid not to have Gianluigi Donnarumma in vs Austria.
Ciro Immobile, Italy (10.1m)
Our next player is another Italian, this time a forward.
Ciro Immobile was rested vs Wales last time out. But in his previous two ties for Italy he was able to score two and assist one.
And, with Austria a similar to side to both Switzerland and Turkey, it would probably be a safe bet that Immobile is among the goals again this week.
Joakim Maejle, Denmark (4.5m)
The final player you should look to sign this week is Denmark’s Joakim Maejle.
In all honesty an Italian defender would probably be as good a pick here given their superb defensive record and upcoming opponent.
But for those who do not wish to sign another Italian, Joakim Maehle represents a decent option.
The centre-back is very cheap at just 4.5m. Denmark also have a solid defensive record when not playing against the big sides. So, there is a decent chance he will keep you a clean sheet vs Wales.
Captain of the day: Ciro Immobile, Italy
With Italy clearly the best side to chose from on Saturday, captaining one of their players is the obvious option.
And, given his importance to Italy’s attack, Ciro Immobile is probably your best option.