I’M NOT CONVINCED LEWANDOWSKI IS A MUST PLAY IN CASH. HE’S A GREAT OPTION BUT SOME “VALUE” HAS OPENED UP AND I THINK WE CAN MAKE UP A GOAL OR 2 ELSEWHERE.
GABBY JESUS DOES GET THE START! HE AND DEBRUYNE ARE MY 2 FAVORITES FORM CITY. BOTH ARE CASH VIABLE.
GARETH BALE STARTS FOR MADRID. AT HIS PRICE HE’S MOST DEFINITELY IN PLAY. BERNAT IS STRICTLY AN ATTACKING PLAYER. CONSIDERING MADRID INJURY SITUATION BALE HAS A DECENT SHOT AT 90 MIN.
KIMMICH IS PLAYING RIGHT BACK AND NOW A NEAR CASH LOCK FOR ME. HE AND HERNANDEZ DON’T TAKE UP TOO MUCH SALARY AND COULD GET YOU 6 PTS FROM CLEAN SHEET ALONE.
I’M BUMPING GOMEZ (ATALANTA) UP MY LIST IN CASH. HE AND KDB ARE MY TOP 2 MIDFIELDERS THE MOMENT FOR CASH. WITH NEW VALUE I THINK YOU CAN GET THERE.
YOU COULD DO IT BEFORE BUT ESPECIALLY IF YOU AREN’T PLAYING LEWA, BORJAN IS FINE AT GK.
OK THERE IS MORE, BUT THOSE ARE THE MAIN UPDATES. I’LL BE IN CHAT UNTIL LOCK IF YOU HAVE ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS.
What a bonkers day in UCL. We had a team score 6 goals. A player scores a hattrick. A missed penalty from Chelsea. The team scoring 6 conceding 2. Liverpool loses their opener
What does all of this mean? Nothing other than my God is it fun have Champions League back in our lives!
To the desert…
ATLETICO MADRID +140 2 (-125o/+105u)
BAYER LEVERKUSEN -275 2.5 (-135o/+110u)
LOKOMOTIV MOSCOW +700
DINAMO ZAGREB +255 2.5 (-115o/-105u)
BAYERN MUNICH -1600 4 (+115o/-140u)
CRVENA ZVEZDA +3500
SHAKHTAR DONETSK +850 3 (-125o/+105u)
MANCHESTER CITY -335
PSG +130 3 (-105o/-115u)
REAL MADRID +200
How much Bayern do we need? -1600 with a 4 total at Home… A lot.
City away as a big favorite is super interesting. Aguero is maybe the hottest forward on the planet playing competitive football.
Atletico Madrid absolutely are a quality team, but in a horrendous run of form. The total is telling. They’ll try to keep this game low scoring to give themselves the best chance for a result.
Zagreb v Atalanta is the wild card. These games are always fun.
PSG v Real Madrid is the heavyweight clash we all crave in the UCL. Neymar came back this weekend and scored a beautiful bicycle kick goal to win it for the Parisians but sadly he’ll miss the game through suspension. Madrid are trying to find their identity.
MEET THE TEAMS
Atletico Madrid – Spanish Primera Division (2nd)
3 W – 0 D – 1 L
5 GF, 1 GA
Juventus – Italian Seria A (3rd)
2 W – 1 D – 0 L
5 GF, 3 GA
Bayer Leverkusen – German Bundesliga (8th)
2 W – 1 D – 1 L
6 GF, 7 GA
Lokomotiv Moscow – Russian Premier League (5th)
4 W – 2 D – 2 L
14 GF, 8 GA
Dinamo Zagreb – Croatian First Football League (2nd)
5 W – 1 D – 1 L
12 GF, 3 GA
Atalanta – Italian Seria A (5th)
2 W – 0 D – 1 L
7 GF, 6 GA
Bayern Munich – German Bundesliga (4th)
2 W – 2 D – 0 L
12 GF, 4 GA
FK Crvena Zvezda – Serbian Super League (3rd)
6 W – 0 D – 0 L
13 GF, 4 GA
FC Shakhtar Donetsk – Ukrainian Premier League (1st)
7 W – 0 D – 0 L
23 GF, 6 GA
PSG – French Ligue 1 (1st)
4 W – 0 D – 1 L
11 GF, 2 GA
Real Madrid – Spanish Primera Division (3rd)
2 W – 2 D – 0 L
9 GD, 6 GA
Lewandowski – BAY – $10.2k
He’s -450 to score a goal. Just put him in cash and move on. He’s a great play. GPP top play as well.
Aguero – MCI – $9.1k
I would love if Jesus got the start here. He bagged 3 against Shakhtar last year at home and while this game is on the road, I would prefer the salary relief and roll out the #9 for City. Aguero is in great form The price is up there and you likely can’t fit both he and Lewandowski, hence the praying for Jesus. Either are great.
Zapata – ATA – $7.3k
This man is a BEAST. I would love if Muriel were there to take some heat off of him but he’s questionable to play. If BOTH start, I actually prefer Muriel slightly because he takes penalties. I don’t rate Zagreb and feel this is a great spot for Atalanta to get their UCL kicked off with a win.
Bailey – LEV – $8.1k
This cat is electric with the ball at his feet. He hasn’t been amongst the goals so this price is a little hard to justify but between he and Volland, I’ll lean Leon Bailey slightly. I like both but the player we are really targeting from this game is in the midfield.
Benzema – RM – $6.7k
I actually have Madrid winning this game and Benzema is in sparkling form 3 goals from 4 games this year. Depending on how Madrid line up, he could be in considering for the main lineup. They’ve been switching back and forth between a 4-4-2 and a 4-1-4-1. I prefer his role in the latter.
Ronaldo – JUV – $9.2k
I’m kind of hoping his form keeps his ownership low. It should. He has 1 goal in his last 3 games and more troubling, Juve just aren’t scoring a ton. Knowing it’s Atletico Madrid and Simeone will have them very organized I’m actually fine with the fade here …scary, but we have to take stands on these early UCL slates.
Bernardeschi – JUV – $5.7k M/F
He hasn’t been starting but on the off chance that he does, this is far too cheap for that left foot of his.
Moraes – SHK – $4.8k
The main man for the home underdogs. Does a bit of everything but what he does most, is find the back of the net. +240 to score as a big underdog is pretty rare to see. (in a good way)
Smolov – LKM – $4.5k
Your super punt option not named Moraes.
Gnabry – BAY – $6.8k
We saw on Tuesday how important goals are on a slate and Gnabry at under $7k seems like a steal. He and Perisic have been rotating opposite Kinglsey Coman in league play and Coman draws so many defenders that they can get numbers up on the back side quite quickly. Love this spot for Serge.
Coutinho – BAY – $8.1k
If you want a little bit safer player from the team with the highest implied team total, grab Phillip Coutinho. He’ll have set piece equity, his goal scoring odds are high (-120) and he has a free role with his new team to find space and create. They are expensive, but the Bayern stack will be popular.
Havertz – LEV – $8.5k
I’ll admit it that i have a crush on this kid’s game. Bigger than you’d think, he has the size and technical ability to get it done in the box. He has a nose for goal from the midfield and that’s what we are looking for on these UCL slates. +110 any time goal scoring odds caught my eye for sure.
Kroos – RM – $5.5k
Assuming they play the 4-1-4-1 I really like his role in the team. He’s more advanced with Casemiro sitting in behind. This allows him to create more shots assisted and shots for himself. His role on set pieces will be big in this game.
D Silva – MCI – $6.9k
This is the cheapest attacking piece I like for City. He assisted 5 shots, took another 5 and scored a goal last season in this fixture. I’ll take a repeat of that please!
Di Maria – PSG – $7.6k M/F
No Neymar and No Mbappe means Di Maria will have his feet on everything. Set pieces. Open play value. Slight revenge narrative in that he was formerly a Madridista. Being that it’s at home and the line is as close as it is I feel like I need some Di Maria in my life.
A Miranchuk – LKM – $5.1k
I actually really like this price for his game. He’s a crossing machine but gets off 2 shots per game as well. With the new shots assisted category he can easily hit 2x in this game.
Pjanic – JUV – $6k
Right here in this range of set piece taking center midfielders who don’t impact the game a ton from open play. Much more of a cash play than GPP.
Koke – ATL – $5.9k
This is such a Koke price. He’ll have set pieces and he’ll get a few crosses in but he rarely wows you. You get to the end of the game and think, “that stunk” and then look at his score and he has 12 points. For cash that’s perfectly fine.
A Gomez – ATA – $8.4k
Unforunately I think this is a touch too expensive for me to play. If he was $6.7k I’d be all in. Sets. Involved in the attack. He doesn’t score enough to justify the price.
Olmo – ZAG – $6.1k
I’m not going to be in this range. He’s the set piece taker for a slight home dog. He gets forward a ton and his price is reasonable. I like others more.
Niguez – ATL – $3.9k
For this cheap, I’ll take a flier in GPP. does get forward some from his center midfield position and can hit them. 14 shots in 8 games. The floor is 0 but the upside..
Marin – CRV – $4.9k
Set pieces. Seems to do the job against the bigger teams in this comp. Not a great punt like we saw yesterday but an option. Pavkov is on penalties just FYI.
Hernandez – BAY – $3.7k
Super cheap for a fullback on the biggest favorite on the board. He’s been splitting time with Alaba but assuming he starts, plug him in.
Sandro – JUV – $4.6k
Solid play. Gets forward, even in tough matchups. I don’t love the D position for this slate so he may slide to my #2 option.
Ismaily – SHK – $4.1k
At home in this matchup last season he was able to get 3 shots off on his way to 2x. I think the 3 shots may be ambitious this go roudn but htey certainly attack more at home and his price is reasonable. We’ve seen that City are not invincible already this season.
Trippier – ATL – $4.6k
People laughed at this move and I was scratching my head why. He’s not a lock for my lineup by any means but is serviceable and the games I’ve watched they do play down his side a bit.
Kimmich – BAY – $5.7k
Plays CDM but his role is set pieces is still there a touch. Coutinho is cutting in to the share. For this price, I’m not sure I need to get Kimmich in my main lu.
Bernat – PSG – $4.4k
He’s got it done against big teams before and at under $5k he’s fine for GPP for me. He scores the odd goal that boosts his game logs but I’m not sure I can get here in cash.
Pinto/Leovac – ZAG – CHEAP
If you need punts at the D spots, these are your FBs from ZAG. Hernandez is about 10x the play.
Oblak – ATL – $4.7k
Fading Ronaldo and get a home fav GK under $5k? Sure.
Neuer – BAY – $5.9k
Worried he might not face enough shots. W for sure. CS probably. 2x? ehh
Courtois – RM – $4.5k
Don’t love him but like RM in this game. Decently low total.