Euro Fantasy football, 11 Juneth updates
The wait is over and Euro 2020 is finally here. The first day’s action will take place on Friday, June 11thth.
On the opening day, we only see a draw played at the Stadio Olimpico, where Turkey and Italy face a Group A clash.
Italy, Turkey, Switzerland and Wales makeup said the group, with Italy favorites to both name the group and win Friday’s match.
Turkey vs Italy starts at 20.00 British time. Ahead of Friday’s match, 101 brings you everything you need to know about Italy and Turkey from a Euro Fantasy football perspective.
This will be a daily feature on our site covering all Euro Fantasy football action, so be sure to check back tomorrow for new updates.
On the way to Euro 2020 opener Italy, you have a few injury problems.
Marco Verratti did not take part in any of Italy’s most recent friendly matches and has trained alone after suffering a knee injury several weeks ago.
Elsewhere, Alessandro Florenzi had expected to start for Italy this weekend, but the right-back has recently suffered from a muscular problem that has made his admission to Turkey less nail-biting. Defender seems to be a lot more likely to function than Verratti, but it’s one to keep an eye on.
Meanwhile, Turkey currently have no new concerns with Cenk Tosun – who has missed the tournament through injury – the only noticeably absent.
Top 3 players to choose from: Donnarumma, Immobile & Insigne
As already discussed, Italy are the favorites to win this draw, so their stars are likely to be your best chances for your Euro Fantasy football team on Friday.
And 101 has chosen the three best options below:
Gianluigi Donnarumma, Italy (5.55m)
Italy enters the clash with Turkey with an excellent defensive record.
The Azzurri have not conceded a single goal in any of their last eight expulsions. They have also not conceded more than one goal in a game since back in June 2018, which was against current World Cup holders, France.
Therefore, there is a very good chance that Gianluigi Donnarumma will keep clean this week.
Ciro Immobile, Italy (10m)
At the other end of the pitch, Ciro Immobile is likely to be Italy’s biggest goal-scoring threat against Turkey.
The 31-year-old enters the clash at the back of yet another solid seaosn with Lazio. He has also scored three and assisted one in his last four excursions for his country and should be right among the goals against Turkey.
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Lorenzo Insigne, Italy (8.5 m)
The last player you should have in your side on the way into Friday’s match is Lorenzo Insigne.
Just behind Immobile, Insigne appears to be Italy’s second biggest attack threat in Euro 2020.
The wing has scored one and assisted five in his previous five expulsions for Italy.
He is also quite cheap at 8.5m, and despite playing in a rather advanced role, he is a midfielder at EFF – which means he will earn more points for goals scored.
Captain of the day: Ciro Immobile
With only one game taking place on Friday, your captaincy options are somewhat limited.
All three of the aforementioned players would probably do pretty well four you.
But perhaps the best choice is to be your captain on Friday Immobile, as pretty much all of Italy’s attacking work goes through him somehow.