337
Dugout Discussion

Ronaldo backers in last chance for Matchday 2 captain haul

All eyes are on Cristiano Ronaldo (€12.1m) as Portugal face Germany on the last day of EURO Fantasy Matchday 2.

The talismanic forward is owned by 31% of managers at this stage of the competition, many of whom will have turned to him with their captain’s armband.

After blanks for Romelu Lukaku (€11.1m), Harry Kane (€11.5m) and Kylian Mbappé (€12.0m), the scene could be set for Ronaldo to deliver.

However, Ruben Dias (€6.0m) is the most fashionable Fantasy asset in this encounter, currently sat in 36% of squads.

Despite Ronaldo’s role in penalties, 22% of managers have taken Bruno Fernandes (€10.5m) into Matchday 2, the same number who own mid-priced midfielder Joshua Kimmich (€6.0m).

The Germany international appears to be deployed at right wing-back today, on the opposite flank to Robin Gosens (€5.0m), who is classified as a defender.

13% of those playing UEFA’s game appear to be backing Germany to keep things tight with Manuel Neuer (€6.0m) the joint fifth-most-owned player in this fixture. Antonio Rüdiger (€5.5m) is also owned by the same number of managers.

Portugal XI: Rui Patrício; Guerreiro, Dias, Pepe, Semedo; Carvalho, Danilo; Jota, B Fernandes, B Silva; Ronaldo.

Germany XI: Neuer; Rüdiger, Hummels, Ginter; Gosens, Kroos, Gündogan, Kimmich; Gnabry, Havertz; Gnabry.

Become a Member and get unrestricted access to our data and articles

Full-year memberships and monthly subscriptions are now available.

Join now to get the following:

  • Plot your transfer strategies using the fully interactive Season Ticker.
  • Get projections for every Premier League player provided by the Rate My Team statistical model.
  • Use Rate My Team throughout the season to guide your selections and transfers.
  • Get access to over 150+ exclusive members articles over the season.
  • Analyse our OPTA-powered statistic tables specifically tailored for Fantasy Football Managers.
  • Use our exclusive tool to build custom stats tables from over 100 OPTA player and team stats.
  • Enjoy our brand NEW Flat-Track Bully feature which introduces an opposition filter to your tables.
  • View heatmaps and expected goals data for every player.
  • Use our powerful comparison tool to analyse players head-to-head.

ALREADY A USER? CLICK HERE TO UPGRADE YOUR FREE ACCOUNT

NEW TO SCOUT? CLICK HERE TO START A MEMBERSHIP ACCOUNT

337 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Moxon
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Little bit put off Muller now although I did miss the first half. Did he look dangerous at all?

    1. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Almost the least of them to me.
      Would rather Havertz, Gnabry

  2. Bookkeeper
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    No Ferran Torres. Ahhhh!

    1. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Hopefully 3 goals off the bench 😉

  3. JLAEST
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Are there any news on if KDB/Hazard play ? Seeing a lot of WC teams with both

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Confirmed by Martinez they will both start MD 3

      1. RogDog_jimmy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Oh that’s awesome news. I didn’t know that.

    2. EmreCan Hustle
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Yes, Martinez confirmed they need game time and will start.
      I don't have the link though.

      1. methos
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Several sources here in Belgium. This one of them - the most respected newspaper:

        https://www.standaard.be/cnt/dmf20210618_95019590

        1. methos
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          + is 🙂

        2. Alcapaul
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Do you think Batshuayi will start?

          1. methos
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Hard to predict tbh. Martinez hasn't been clear on whether Lukaku will start or not ('it depends on his recuperation after the Denmark game' - quote). I think it also will depend on Lukaku's drive to become the top goalscorer.

            50/50 I'd say. I'll keep you guys posted as soon as I get any hint leaning towards Lukaku or Bat/Benteke

            1. Alcapaul
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 8 days ago

              Ok. Thank you.

              1. methos
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 8 days ago

                Btw - personal opinion - I would be very surprised to see Mertens start the third game. Doku might get playtime imo.

                Haven't caught wind of it in the media but wouldn't be surprised since Mertens really is out of form.

        3. EmreCan Hustle
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Thanks.

      2. methos
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Thorgan Hazard btw 100% out of Finland game. Also confirmed by Martinez.

  4. Pukki Blinders
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Captain Torres benched. See you all at the start of the FPL season then

    1. JammySprat
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Bold move after MD1 performance

  5. RogDog_jimmy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Given the difficulty in rotation it seems smart to load up in players from tomorrow’s game since we’ll know the line up.

    Italy seems obvious who to go for.

    What about Wales, Switzerland or Turkey?

    Anyone worth getting in? I don’t have a good vibe for them.

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Embolo or Shaqiri only ones I might consider

      1. RogDog_jimmy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Cheers. Turkey defense has been garbage so an attacking Swiss seems smart.

    2. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Rodriguez, Embolo maybe

    3. ivantys
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Just Rodriguez and Shaqiri for Swiss. Embolo has crap stats.

  6. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Which 3 Germany players to get on WC. Changed my mind after watching game about getting Müller so thinking
    Gosens Gnabry Havertz

    1. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 8 days ago

      I think I’m just doing Havertz and Gosens. It’s a lot of money for the others.

    2. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Not sure even away from Budapest that Hungary will roll over for Germany. Kept Portugal scoreless for >80 mins. Can be good spoilers.

  7. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    BAPS check?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Gosen 3
      Kai 2
      Ronnie 1

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Cheers mate!

  8. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Sold Kimmich and Jota 🙁

  9. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Pedri and Simon time 😎

    1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Pedron

  10. EmreCan Hustle
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Morata and Moreno both start.

  11. DannyDrinkVodka
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    A) Muller and Yarmolenko
    B) Bellotti and Gnabry

    1. Alcapaul
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 8 days ago

      B

  12. Hy liverpool
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Flaurian neuhaus
    Locatelli
    Renato Sanchez

    All good replacements for wijnaldum.. We will end playing milner thou.

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Renato is the one, he looks like he was born to play in a Klopp midfield.

    2. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Neuhaus seems the one we would sign

      1. Hy liverpool
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Neuhaus gives me xabi alonso vibes.. but i agree with rainer Renato looks the one.

    3. Vertigo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      One out, one in. They'll have somebody in the pipeline already.

  13. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    WC draft #2 (in playing order). Need advice please?

    Donnarumma
    Rodriguez(C1) Meunier Wijndal Gosens
    Insigne KdB(C2) Perisic(C3)
    Embolo Yaremchuk Batshuayi
    Scmeichel Gosens(C4) PTorres Olmo

    1. Avery
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 8 days ago

      2x gosens?

      1. My heart goes Salalalalah
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Gosens on bench should be Havertz, thank you

        1. Avery
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Looks good. Think Batshuayi will start?

          1. My heart goes Salalalalah
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Im taking a punt that he will. With KdB and Haz looking to find theur magic behind him, might be a greay differential. Horrible start for me anyway, so dont care too much

  14. EmreCan Hustle
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Obviously Havertz scored a goal, but overall who looked more attacking Muller or Havertz?

    1. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Havertz

    2. JLAEST
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Havertz for me but Müller fills a FW slot ..

    3. Licky
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Havertz looked very good, the second goal was as a result of his knock on.

      1. EmreCan Hustle
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Thanks everyone.

  15. Milkman Bruno
    3 months, 8 days ago

    How does this MD3 LL squad look? If Immobile is not starting I will switch obviously.

    Donnaruma, Buschan
    R.Rodriguez, Meunier, Robertson, Gosens, Alba
    Kdb, Hazard, Gnabry, Yarmolenko, Havertz
    Kane, Immobile, Yarmechuk

    TIA

    1. JammySprat
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Don't fancy Kane, rest looks sweet

      1. Milkman Bruno
        3 months, 8 days ago

        I feel like he has that personality to bounce back from negative media and performance but I agree

        1. JammySprat
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          I meant more because Czech are solid not that he isn't good

          1. Milkman Bruno
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Yeah Czech do look very good

    2. Milkman Bruno
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Scouting Morata and Moreno now too

    3. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Looks good. Will Donnaruma start?

      1. Milkman Bruno
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Golden glove ? Keeper shouldn’t need a rest really should he?

        1. GreennRed
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          No. But Mancini might want a reserve keeper to get a game and rest for Donnaruma in game that counts for very little.

          1. Milkman Bruno
            3 months, 8 days ago

            I suppose we will have the line up in advance regardless

            1. GreennRed
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              Yeah. I want him or second choice though Wales improved in second game.

    4. Milkman Bruno
      3 months, 8 days ago

      I really want to risk Lukaku at the expense of Meunier but it could really backfire

    5. Vertigo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Zinchenko over Robertson, if you fancy Ukraine...

      1. Milkman Bruno
        3 months, 8 days ago

        He is one on my radar. I am liking Ukraine attack and Zinchenko may be in penalties. I’m considering Maguire too

  16. Bury94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Please tell me I'm not the only one that captained Torres? It's a good job I'm not taking this too seriously cos if it was FPL I'd be fuming right now 😆

  17. Vertigo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Zinchenko over Robertson, if you fancy Ukraine.

    1. Vertigo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      (Milkman Bruno)

      1. Milkman Bruno
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Thanks

  18. AD2110
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Would it be best to use limitless this week or save it for a later stage?

    1. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      This week. After limitless your team resets to previous MD team. But after some teams are eliminated in knockout rounds your MD could leave you taking hits if you used limitless the previous MD.

  19. Garfield1001
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Why is Malen in a lot of wildcard teams? Is he starting?

    1. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Rumoured to be. Theory I've heard is he will be tested along side Depay.

  20. 03farmboy
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    what Italy players are people going with?

    1. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Waiting to see lineup tomorrow before deadline.

  21. Mikel Arteta
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Limitless guys, what do you think about Mbappe against Portugal defence (Semedo) ?

    1. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      What did you think of him against Hungary defence? LOL

    2. EmreCan Hustle
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      I think both teams will try to avoid losing. But Portugal were terrible today at the back. I expect Mbappe to score.

  22. Thomas Magnum
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    How did Renato Sanches go from best young player @ Euro 2016 to looking unimpressive whilst at Swansea and now at Lille?

    1. Thomas Magnum
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      The definition of bottomed

  23. Grounderz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    MD3 is going to be tricky for everyone. Rotation for half of the teams will be sky high yet another half looking to win their final group game.

  24. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Yaremchuk or Arnautovic?

    1. EmreCan Hustle
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Yaremchuk

    2. Thomas Magnum
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Tough, will Arnautovic go straight back into the side?

      1. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        I think so. He is their best striker.

  25. Alcapaul
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Rumoured Italy team for tomorrow Donnarumma; Toloi, Acerbi, Bastoni, Emerson; Cristante, Jorginho, Verratti; Bernardeschi, Belotti, Pessina.

    1. Grounderz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Staying clear of the Italian team.

    2. Thomas Magnum
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Rumoured by whom?

      1. Alcapaul
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Football Italia.

    3. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ CMIUK
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      We get line ups so doing nothing until we have them. Going to be a busy hour!

    4. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Seems odd that Chiesa wouldn't get a start if playing reserve team.

  26. Finding Timo
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Mbappe 8/5 to score anytime v ronaldo 2/1 on paddy power so Mbappe sounds better pick ?’