UEFA EURO 2020 Fantasy Quarter Finals: The complete analysis

The last stage of the fixtures are set!

It felt like a few days ago when the first UEFA Euro Fantasy 2020 Matchday squads were being put together with the competition now being progressed to the quarter-finals, and only 8 teams remain in the race for the Euros trophy. If you’ve been keeping up with the Round of 16 games, the following statement will make perfect sense. There is no clear winner out of the remaining teams anymore – anyone can claim the title at this point!

From a Fantasy perspective, big-hitters from the likes of France, Netherlands, Portugal, and Germany – are all out of the tournament. It is advised not to go strong on individual nations from now on, since if the team goes out of the nation, you’ll be stuck with a transfer dilemma. In this article, we’ve put together an analysis of each of the quarter-final matches, with the ideal players to target from each fixture.

UEFA EURO 2020 Fantasy Quarter Finals

Switzerland vs Spain

Switzerland was the other team that shocked the football world, as they crawled back from being 3-1 down to 3-3 in the dying embers of the match. In addition, the team went further on to completely eliminate France from the competition after defeating them on penalties. They’ve earned themselves a place in the quarters, but as have Spain. Being the top-scoring nation proves that goals haven’t been an issue to them, so it is highly recommended to pick up some Spain attackers for this next round.

EURO 2020 Fantasy Quarter Finals
EURO 2020 Fantasy Quarter Finals: Switzerland vs Spain

Pablo Sarabia (6.7 million)

Sarabia has outscored all his teammates with 23 points and has supplied two goals and two assists in the last two games as Spain have struck five in each. He is expected to start the game against Switzerland as well as Spain to go all guns blazing.

Álvaro Morata (9.1 million)

Morata has not had things all his own way this summer, but a fine strike against Croatia in the round of 16 was his second of the tournament. His ownership can take heart from the fact that last-eight opponents Switzerland have let in eight goals across their four games so far, the most of any country still involved.

Haris Severovic (8.7 million)

Out of all the differentials so far in this tournament, Severovic is definitely one of the best. Despite being owned by 3% of managers, the Swiss international broke into the 20 points range after his 2 goals against France. He had a slow start to the tournament but is now in fine form with 17 points in the last 2 games.

Xherdan Shaqiri (7.4 million)

Shaqiri is the bright creative spark for Switzerland and has continued to prove that fact in his games. The 23 points speak for themselves, the 2 goals and 1 assist have been crucial to Switzerland making it this far. On top of that, Shaqiri is offered at a bargain price of just 7.4 million.

Aymeric Laporte (6.2 million)

One of the most popular defenders as opted by Fantasy managers. The center-back has started all four of Spain’s fixtures so far, notching two clean sheets and a goal. His 12-point harvest on Matchday 3 justifies that large interest among Fantasy managers, who will hope to see Laporte back on the points trail as Spain takes on Switzerland in the quarters.

Belgium vs Italy

This will definitely be one of the must-watch fixtures of the semi-finals stage. Belgium looks to have a difficult run to the final after just facing Portugal, and now playing against Italy. An injury crisis is also around them, with De Bruyne in contention. However, the nation has strong, proven quality, and as does Italy. They endured a struggle during the Round of 16 games against Austria but managed to pull through in the end. Both teams have a lot of potential assets, although they are risky as only 1 team can go through here.

EURO 2020 Fantasy Quarter Finals
EURO 2020 Fantasy Quarter Finals: Belgium vs Italy

Leonardo Spinazzola (5.6 million)

Despite not posting a clean sheet on Matchday 4, registered his second assist of the tournament. With 20 points accrued across his three appearances, the attack-minded left-back’s selection speaks for itself. The 28-year-old’s attacking output, combined with the Azzurri’s defensive steel, makes him the highest-owned defender remaining in the competition.

Thomas Meunier (5.7 million)

At this stage of the game, it can be quite difficult to predict the clean sheet probability, so for the defenders, you will want assets that can go forward and bring back attacking returns. Meunier, can do just that, with his 1 goal and 2 assists making him the joint highest points scorer in the tournament. That assist, allied to a clean sheet in the 1-0 win over Portugal, gave Meunier 9 Fantasy points and the wing-back now has a sizeable 27 points overall. Roberto Martínez’s side showed their defensive capabilities against elite opponents in Portugal and will attempt to do so again in the quarter-finals against Italy.

Federico Chiesa (7 million)

With Berardi failing to make an impact for Italy in the last game, Chiesa could be in the running after he scored 1 of the 2 goals coming off the bench. He could be making his way into the starting XI, and still stands at the base, bargain price of 7 million. With only 7% of managers owning him, it could be a tactical opportunity to switch from Berardi to Chiesa. The winger has had amassed 15 goals and 11 assists in all competitions for Juventus in 2020/21 and looks to be part of the Azzurri’s top three as they look to secure their first major tournament win after 2006.

Thorgan Hazard (8.1 million)

Regularly getting into advanced positions, Hazard notched his second goal of the tournament in the last 16, conjuring up a wonderful strike from a distance which turned out to be the winner against Portugal. With brother Eden potentially missing the quarter-final through injury, Thorgan could be just the asset to supply Fantasy managers as a strong differential and help them leapfrog their mini-league rivals.

Romelu Lukaku (11.3 million)

Lukaku can be an interesting option on the opening day of quarter-final action as a striker who will be eager to edge closer to Cristiano Ronaldo in the Top Scorer rankings. Already with three goals to his name in the tournament, the scoring burden could be even greater on Lukaku now with the potential absence of injury doubts Kevin De Bruyne and Eden Hazard to face in-form Italy. However, the Inter forward has already found the net without those two on the pitch in the EUROs, and Austria proved in the round of 16 that the Azzurri defense can be breached.

Czech Republic vs Denmark

Both teams are coming into this fixture strong, Denmark has scored 8 goals in just the last 2 outings and the Czech Republic comes off the back of a shock victory over favorites-to-win, Holland. Assets from both teams have established themselves as worthy picks for you Euro Fantasy squads, so don’t hesitate to pick some up despite this not being one of the more heavily awaited fixtures.

EURO 2020 Fantasy Quarter Finals
EURO 2020 Fantasy Quarter Finals: Czech Republic vs Denmark

Patrick Schick (8.6 million)

The highest points scorer still in the tournament is Czech forward, Schick, with 27 points. This pick is pretty justified, he has 4 goals under his belt and is the main source of goals for his nation. At 8.6 million, he is much cheaper than a lot of the big-hitting strikers. Additionally, if you are looking for a differential captain to start off your matchday, Schick can be a great option.

Joakim Maehle (4.7 million)

Despite starting out at just 4.5 million, Maehle has earned himself 23 points throughout the whole tournament. Safe to say, this is a must-have budget option at this point. He had a slow start to the campaign, but in his last 2 games, Maehle has scored twice, which for a defender, is brilliant. Given license to get forward, the wing-back has picked up 20 of his 23 Fantasy points in his last two appearances and maybe a pivotal figure at both ends against the Czech Republic.

Mikel Damsgaard (6.1 million)

There aren’t many budget midfielders in Euro 2020 Fantasy, but Damsgaard is definitely one of them. Priced at just 6.1 million, he will save you a lot of funds, and earn you points too. Damsgaard has recorded 1 goal and 1 assist so far this tournament, in just 2 starts. Denmark generally like to score high, and so this could be a decent differential pick with low budget risk.

Kasper Dolberg (7 million)

Dolberg had made an immediate impact on his first start of the tournament by plundering 11 Fantasy points from the 4-0 defeat of Wales. The Danes have scored four times in each of their last two games and will want to carry that momentum into their quarter-final with the Czech Republic. After his excellent showing against Wales, Dolberg is looking for a second straight start and is an excellent differential given his value.

Ukraine vs England

Ukraine is constantly surprising Euro watchers, making their way to the quarter-finals stage of the knockouts, following their 2-1 victory against Sweden. They are certainly no push-around team, but neither is the opposition. England comes off the back of a strong 2-0 win against Germany, the first-ever victory in a knockout stage since 1966. Both teams will be looking for a tough scrap for the semi-finals spot.

EURO 2020 Fantasy Quarter Finals
EURO 2020 Fantasy Quarter Finals: Ukraine vs England

Jordan Pickford (5.7 million)

England is the only team left in the tournament that is yet to concede a single goal. Part of the credit definitely goes towards Pickford’s performances between the sticks. The goalkeeper has had consistent returns in the last 4 games scoring a minimum of 6 points every time. Of course, Ukraine has the ability to break that record, but nonetheless, Pickford is a very desirable choice for one of your 2 goalkeepers. Three saves in England’s 2-0 victory over Die Mannschaft boosted Pickford’s score to seven Fantasy points and his overall tally now stands at 25 points – the highest of any keeper still in the tournament.

Harry Maguire (5.5 million) 

Maguire is perhaps the most eye-catching in the non-penetrable English defense due to his attractively low ownership compared with team-mates John Stones and Luke Shaw. After missing England’s first two games through injury, Maguire has started the last two, accumulating two clean sheets and 11 Fantasy points.

John Stones (5.7 million)

For a more consistent choice, Maguire’s defensive partner Stones have received four successive six-point scores, regularly rewarding his loyal ownership and climbing with a healthy return. While attacking contributions have eluded him so far, Stones does provide a threat from set pieces and, with that in mind, it would not be a surprise if a larger haul lies ahead.

Harry Kane (11.5 million)

Obviously, England boasts multiple attacking threats in the form of Grealish and top-points scorer in the tournament, Sterling. However, Kane finally put the ball in the net against Germany to end his goal drought. Strikers that have slow days tend to hit the ground running as soon as they grab their first goal. Kane’s header against Germany could signal at some more from the Englishman. A player with a habit of scoring in bursts, having ended his drought the 27-year-old’s stock is set to soar further for the quarter-finals.

Oleksandr Zinchenko (5.5 million)

Although being tagged as a defender in the game, Zinchenko plays in a midfield role, which opens a huge range of opportunities for attacking returns. The Man City full-back failed to prove himself in the group stages, but his 11 point return in the last game reignited his potential. He scored 1 and assisted the other in the 2-1 win against Sweden, hopefully, this is a sign of what’s to come.

Raheem Sterling (9.7 million)

Sterling has maintained his scoring form for England in the last 16 with his third goal of EURO 2020, bringing home eight Fantasy points in the process. It was also the attacking midfielder’s third eight-point score of these finals and managers will now be finding a way to draft the already popular Sterling into their squads. Their quarter-final opponents Ukraine have failed to register a clean sheet at EURO 2020, so an in-form Sterling must therefore be considered one of the most enticing options available for the quarter-finals.

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