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Boys! I do not like these Qualifier games, but at least this is a little bit of a better slate. We had some winners and we had some duds. I’m playing catchup on Friday, as I missed on a few double ups. Pukki bagged the goal we anticipated!
To the desert!!
- GER -105 | 3 (+110o/-130u)
- NED +275
- DRAW +290
- SLO +245 | 2 (-120o/EVENu)
- CRO +125
- DRAW +230
- SCO +190 | 2 (-125o/+105u)
- RUS +165
- DRAW +215
GER/NED – Big time matchup between Germany and the Netherlands. Regardless of where Northern Ireland sit, these are the 2 top teams in the group. The edge has to go to the undefeated Germans who are playing at home. Holland is at or near the top of the heap in talent. Spectacular matchup.
SLO/CRO – This is a very even group and should these teams have ambitions to progress a decent result is necessary. The Slovaks will need to come up big here. 7 goals through 3 games have them rolling but 5 of those goals came against bottom dwellers Azerbaijan. Croatia is the better team and can get the win on the road.
SCO/RUS – Belgium is great. Russia is ok. Scotland is blah. That’s how I see this group quite frankly. You look at the bottom of the group and you see the minnows, San Marino. They are really really bad. Russia beat them 9-0 and Kazakhstan 4-0. Scotland only beat San Marino 2-0… ze Russians should get the W.
Werner – GER – $7.1k
Really like the price and goal-scoring odds.
Dzyuba – RUS – $6.3k
The big man just bags goals. I don’t like Scotland. Like Russia. Assuming he gets the start he’s in consideration for GPP and maybe even cash…
Rues – GER – $8.7k M/F
The floor isn’t really there for me but he’s bagging goals. This is a tough matchup and the price is high but the M/F flexibility is nice.
Kramaric – CRO – $9.1k
Expensive, but this guy just scores goals. I do like this spot for Croatia even on the road in a tough matchup. His floor is low so keep that in mind.
Depay – NED – $11.2k
He’s SOO expensive and they are on the road. He’s been dynamite in the competition but this is a spot that I’m building without him and seeing how it shakes out. Inevitably, he’ll make my cash roster.
Perisic – CRO – $8.5k
Goal scoring odds are up there and he’s the pay up I prefer over Ryan Fraser. Both are good plays but as I mentioned before, I like Croatia. Perisic tends to have more efforts on goal for country v club as well.
Golovin – RUS – $5.6k
I do love Russia and don’t get their pricing. Athletic talent who gets forward and back.
Hamsik – SVK – $4.5k
He’s getting up there in age but what a player. Good value for the price. Prone to the yellow card which would hurt.
McGinn – SCO – $5.4k
Love his form and his price.
Fraser – SCO – $8.2k
Safe. Safe. Safe. Good floor here. Cash option for sure.
Havertz – GER – $6.5k
Would love to see him get the start. Guy is a stud attacking center mid. Price is right as well.
Klostermann – GER – $3.6k
Please start. If so he’ll be popular and for good reason.
Robertson – SCO – $4.5k
I like him more than Kimmich.
Hancko – SLV – $4.5k
Probably just about the right price range for his ability and this matchup. He does put crosses in dangerous areas. Also at least a shot in each of his last 3 games. OK play.
M Fernandes – RUS – $4.7k
We rostered him quite often in the world cup because he does seem to be around the ball all the time. Crosses. Interceptions. Tackles. He finds a way.
Kimmich – GER – $6k
He beat the brakes off of shitty teams but against the big boys he has to defend too much for my liking. I’ll have some shares in cash perhaps but this is a fade in GPPs for me.
- Livakovic – CRO
- Guilherme – RUS
- Marshall – SCO
- Neuer – GER