EURO 2020 Fantasy Group C – Fixtures, analysis, best players

EURO 2020 Group C consists of Holland, Ukraine, Austria and North Macedonia. Holland are massive favorites to top the group.

To qualify from Group C

  • Holland – 97%
  • Ukraine – 73%
  • Austria – 71%
  • North Macedonia – 27%

Group C Fixtures

Matchday 1

  • Austria vs North Macedonia
  • Holland vs Ukraine

Matchday 2

  • Ukraine vs North Macedonia
  • Holland vs Austria

Matchday 3

  • Ukraine vs Austria
  • North Macedonia vs Holland

Best players from Group C

Holland

With Holland such firm favorites to top EURO 2020 Group C managers will naturally be interested in their players.

Matthijs de Ligt is their most popular player and at €5.5m he’s a good way to get a guaranteed starter in the Dutch team. His 38% selection will be a deterrent, however.

A cheaper alternative is Owen Wijndal (€4.5m). He started Holland’s last three matches and it would appear he’s inline to start EURO 2020.

An even more certain starter in the Dutch backline is now Tim Krul (€4.5m). This is because first choice goalkeeper, Jasper Cillessen, has withdrawn from the squad.

The Orange’s star man further forward is Memphis Depay. The Lyon forward scored 20 Ligue 1 goals in 37 appearances this season. At €10m he isn’t cheap but with what are relatively easy fixtures in comparison to other groups many managers will be selecting the former Man Utd man.

Interestingly, Frenkie De Jong (€7m) is Holland’s second most picked player alongside Depay. This is probably because of his price. Beware though, the Barcelona midfielder only scored 3 league goals this season and has only ever scored once for Holland.

Ukraine

A lot of the Ukrainian players may be unknown to a lot of football fans but that doesn’t mean they should be overlooked. They actually topped their EURO 2020 qualifying group, besting both Portugal and Serbia.

Their arguably most famous players are Yevhen Konoplyanka and Andriy Yarmolenko. At a respective €8m and €8.5m though, there will hardly be any demand for either, and justifiably so.

Another player that is well known is Oleksandr Zinchenko. He is listed as a €5.5m but often lines in midfield for Ukraine. We don’t expect many, if any, goals or assist from him but it’s always nice having a certain starting defender playing in midfield.

It is none of these players that are the most picked. That accolade currently falls to Georgiy Sudakov.

However, the 18 year old has never been capped by the senior Ukraine team. He also has just one goal in 10 appearances for Shakhtar Donetsk.

He is €4m though, which means many managers will be using his price tag as enablers for their team elsewhere. After all, there are only four €4m midfielders on the EURO 2020 fantasy game.

Austria

Let’s start with Austria’s most popular player, at least in terms of pick percentage, David Alaba. The new Real Madrid man is listed as a €5.5m midfielder after being regularly used in the number 10 and 11 role.

However, there is a chance he could revert back to his traditional defensive role, according to FPL_Austria. This is the downside; the upside is that he is on free kicks and maybe even penalties (or Arnautovic).

Austria’s next most selected player is Marko Arnautovic. He has only played 2 of Austria’s last 9 games but will be expected to start EURO 2020.

As starting EURO fantasy forwards go he is relatively cheap at €7m. Should he play alongside fellow forward Sasa Kalajdzic, there’s a chance he moves to the left wing to accommodate, which would naturally lessen his appeal.

Elsewhere, Marcel Sabitzer is another name managers will have an eye on. The Leipzig man had another quality season, taking Leipzig to 2nd place in Bundesliga while chipping in with 8 goals in 27 league appearances.

Austria are hardly high goalscorers though, and therefore paying €8m for Sabitzer doesn’t seem too reasonable. The likes of Federico Bernadeschi, Federico Chiesa and Phil Foden (cheaper or the same price) are on paper better investments.

At the back Martin Hinteregger appears to be their best defensive option at €4.5m. He hasn’t started any of Austria’s last three matches but following a poor start to their World Cup qualifying and a subsequent change in manager, it looks like he will start Matchday 1 at EURO 2020.

Interestingly he has a better than 1 in 10 goal ratio during his time at Eintracht Frankfurt and has 4 goals in an Austrian shirt to his name. This is by no means ground-breaking but is impressive for a €4.5m defender.

North Macedonia

According to the odds, North Macedonia are the team least likely to win EURO 2020. As such, logically, it would seemingly be wise to avoid their players.

Their most famous player is probably Goran Pandev. The Genoa forward is still going strong, scoring 7 Serie A goals this season.

While his price is reasonable for a forward at €6.5m it’s a stretch to think he’ll have any real impact on EURO 2020 at 37 years of age.

Another player that may get some attention is Leeds defender Ezgjan Alioski. His appeal won’t come through clean sheets but the fact it looks like he is North Macedonia’s penalty taker.

Some will point to the fact he didn’t take their last penalty but he wasn’t on the pitch at the time. Another reason to consider him is that he has lined up in midfield, which is always a positive for a defender.

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