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

EURO 2020 Group E consists of Spain, Poland, Sweden and Slovakia. Spain are expected to top the group.

To qualify from Group E

  • Spain – 97%
  • Poland – 65%
  • Sweden – 65%
  • Slovakia – 33%

Group E Fixtures

Matchday 1

  • Poland vs Slovakia
  • Spain vs Sweden

Matchday 2

  • Sweden vs Slovakia
  • Spain vs Poland

Matchday 3

  • Slovakia vs Spain
  • Sweden vs Poland

Best players from Group E

Spain

Spain are an interesting team when it comes to EURO fantasy football. Many will expect them to go far but there are many uncertainties about who will start.

Based on EURO managers selections many are confident centre back Pau Torres (€4.5m) will start. He is currently selected by 17%.

With Sergio Ramos’ withdrawal from the tournament his starting now seems more likely than not. He and Aymeric Laporte (€6m) both started in Spain’s latest fixture against Portugal which while not conclusive could suggest they’ll be the two kick off their campaign against Sweden.

They’ll face competition from €4.5m defenders Eric Garcia and Diego Llorente. Garcia has been a regular starter for Luis Enrique so it will be very interesting to see who gets the nod.

Naturally Spain face no shortage of players in the midfield department. Their most picked is Rodri (€5m) but given his goalscoring potential this is a very ‘Kante’ like pick.

One option that will fly under the radar for many is Dani Olmo. He is coming off back to back international goals and for €7m he could be a great differential. That’s if he starts, however.

Olmo’s competition for that starting berth appears to be Ferran Torres (€8m). When he has played for Man City he’s looked good and chipped in with the goals, too.

His limited minutes may mean he’ll be rearing to go in EURO 2020. Furthermore, he has notably scored 6 times for Spain in just 10 appearances.

Upfront it is a straight shootout between Alvaro Morata (€9m) and Gerard Moreno (€6.5m). Despite being younger, it is the former who is the more established international. Morata also boasts a close to 1 in 2 goal ratio for Spain.

That doesn’t mean he is guaranteed to start, though. Moreno has had a prolific season at Villareal scoring 30 in 46 appearances across all competitions. Much like in other positions, this looks like a very close call.

Poland

When it comes to Poland one name stands out above the rest – Robert Lewandowski. He comes in at €11.5m but that isn’t deterring managers from picking him.

He scored a ridiculous 41 Bundesliga goals in 29 appearances this season. His recent season’s stats aren’t too far off that either.

The problem his inclusion faces are Poland are far from prolific goalscorers. Nevertheless, Lewandowski is arguably the best striker in the world and if Poland are going to have success it seems unlikely they’ll do without their talismanic striker.

Elsewhere, centre back Jan Bednarek (€4.5m) is picked by 8% of managers. The logic is pretty simple, he’s a guaranteed starter and provides somewhat of a threat from set pieces. He’s undoubtedly the best value Polish defender.

Sweden

There won’t be many Swedish players in EURO 2020 fantasy teams come kick off on June 11. That isn’t because Sweden are a bad side, far from it, but because there are simply few/no bargains.

One potential option is defender Marcus Danielson (€4.5m). It’s uncertain whether he will start though. The reason he’s an option is his 2 goals in 8 international appearances. However, unless news comes out suggesting he will start, we’d recommend passing on him.

Without Zlatan Ibrahimovic Sweden’s attack has been heavily blunted. That means the likes of Alexander Isak (€8m), Marcus Berg (€8.5m) and Emil Forsberg (€7.5m) are all too pricey to even consider.

It should be noted Isak has an impressive 17 goals in La Liga this season, so he is clearly very capable. However, as stated, €8m is a lot spend on a Sweden team that aren’t in the best of form.

Slovakia

Bluntly put Slovakia aren’t really a team to consider for the EURO fantasy game.

Milan Skriniar is getting a little attention but at €5m it’s a lot to fork out for a player playing in the team expected to finish bottom of the group.

Slovakia’s most famous player is Marek Hamsik but he’s not someone to pick, at least on paper. €8m is very expensive for a player who has scored 6 club goals in the last 3 seasons.

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