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With a few days to go until the European Championship begins, here is our FFScout Team first draft for the free, no-deposit FanTeam ‘Beat the Pundits League’.

Having established the game’s similarities and differences when comparing the rules to Fantasy Premier League (FPL), it’s time to put some names out there ahead of the Friday 14 June kick-off.

We at Fantasy Football Scout are delighted to partner with FanTeam during 2024’s summer festival of football.

Prizes galore in FanTeam's free 'Euro Beat the Pundits' league

A BRIEF OVERVIEW

Alongside the main cash-entry game, this free FanTeam league invites 5,000 managers to win a bunch of exciting prizes.

Not only will the top 160 get a share of the £2,000 cash pot (as seen above) but every manager who finishes ahead of FFScout Team will receive a free month of our Premium Membership. And you’re all invited to defeat some well-known FPL content creators, too.

Simply follow this link and enter the password: pundits2024

You can then pick a 15-man squad that fits within the £100m budget. There are seven Gameweeks and each deadline goes right up until the first kick-off but decisions can’t be tweaked afterwards.

Each manager gets one Wildcard to use. Points are similar to FPL, except slight tweaks for things like saves, shots on target and giving away decisive fouls.

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SCOUT TEAM: FIRST DRAFT

Knowing that there can’t be mid-Gameweek switches in personnel or captaincy, a light substitutes bench can be picked. It means the budget instead focuses on our starting XI.

And with the chip situation being different to the tournament’s official game – where there are effectively two Wildcards plus Limitless for only seven rounds – ‘Beat the Pundits’ requires thinking beyond the first set of fixtures.

Scout Team's first draft for FanTeam 'Beat the Pundits'

Despite Friday’s defeat to Iceland showcasing England’s weaknesses, we’re putting faith in a backline that conceded fewer attempts (39) and shots on target (nine) than all other nations throughout the qualifiers. Jordan Pickford (£6.0m) is a safe pair of hands, with Marc Guehi (£5.5m) likely the replacement for injured Harry Maguire.

Elsewhere, November quotes from his Netherlands head coach have seemingly handed penalty duties to Virgil van Dijk (£5.5m). He’s cheaper here than in the other game and almost a no-brainer.

Instead of investing in the expensive defences of France, Portugal and Germany – where Maximilian Mittelstadt is £6.0m – we think there’s value in Mykola Matviienko (£4.5m) as it’s a fairly even-looking Group E.

Three-quarters of the midfield belongs to Group A. Ilkay Gundogan (£6.0m) had no qualification data because Germany are the hosts but both he and Dominik Szoboszlai (£7.0m) are on spot-kick duties.

Bruno Fernandes (£9.5m) dominates set-pieces for Portugal and racked up an impressive six goals and seven assists during qualifying. It helped his nation win all 10 outings. They’ve been handed a favourable Group F, making it wise to own the individual that created the most chances (37) and big chances (11).

Manchester United team-mate Scott McTominay (£6.5m) joins him after a superb goal-scoring run. Highlighted by scoring twice in Scotland’s 2-0 victory over Spain, only big-hitters Cristiano Ronaldo (£10.5m), Romelu Lukaku (£10.0m), Kylian Mbappe (£11.5m) and Harry Kane (£11.0m) bettered his seven strikes.

The latter three form our heavyweight strike force. Each take penalties, are nailed for minutes and are trusted for returns. Lukaku’s incredible 14 goals came in just eight appearances, Kane scored 50% of his chances and Mbappe accumulated the most penalty area touches (85) of everyone.

Furthermore, the French superstar bagged a brace in both qualifiers versus the Netherlands, who they face again in Gameweek 2.

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FURTHER DETAILS

It’s free for verified FanTeam account holders aged 18 or older, limited to one entry per person. No deposit is required. However, new users who do put money into their account and then enter any Fantasy cash game will also qualify for a free £10 ticket into the main contest that boasts a £175k prize pool.

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46 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Goodfeathers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    What a time to be alive.

  2. Disco Stu
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    My 3 question mark starters are

    A. Zinchenko

    B. Mendes

    C. Frimpong

    Odds each of them end up starting?

    1. Men in green tights
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      C is worth the gamble out of them 3 that would be only one I would (and am) go for .

    2. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Dalot starting tonight in what looks like the first 11. I wouldn't risk Mendes when you have no opportunity to sub him out.

      I don't expect Frimpong to start either

      1. azz007
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Dalot staring is key to lineups.
        I. Do think frimpong worth the risk can easily come on get assist /goal

    3. Steavn8k
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Have the same worry about Frimpong, but yes worth the risk, as he can always be subbed during the GW

    4. F4L
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      B + C quite low imo. A high-ish i think, mykolenko got subbed early today (30mins in)

  3. WorldCupDanB
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Will Fantasy Football Scout do predicted line-ups for the Euros?

    1. panda07
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      No but FPLVirgin has agreed to show the levels of diligence he would bring to the previously advertised FFS job by posting his predicted teams on these boards.

  4. F4L
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    alright very much settled on 4 midfielders (Bellingham, Fernandes, Trossard and Vitinha). Struggling alot with the last, so which options do you think is best:

    A - KDB but less funds up top/at the back (but bad form heading into Euros and fitness issues)
    B - Shaqiri/Eriksen (worse players, worse teams but more talismanic)
    C - Wirts/Musiala (good players but poor international records, not really established on the international scene)
    D - other, any suggestions?

    1. F4L
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      *Wirtz

  5. F4L
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    CR7 brace and counting

    1. JBG
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Pfff... He's playing against Luxembourg/Faroe Islands

      1. F4L
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        still knows where the onion bag is

        1. JBG
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          I was being sarcastic and quoting people who always downplay his goals.

          The guy is 39 years old and still scoring goals like that first one for fun.

          1. F4L
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            right gotcha 🙂

            tempted for fantasy but worry about minutes being managed too much

    2. azz007
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      They prob have the easiest group goals incoming

    3. Make Arrows Green Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      He's definitely in the running for second best player of all time. Separately, I wonder if he'll ever go to the USA again

  6. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Good evening all!!

    Preferred option here??

    A- TAA and 7.0 mid
    Or
    B- Guehi and Trossard

    Cheers everyone!!

    1. F4L
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      B, can't be certain TAA will start

      1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Cheers mate!! Thars very true!!

    2. JBG
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      B, but rumours are going around that TAA will start first match.

      1. JBG
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        As a midfielder*

      2. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Thankyou mate!! Yea I’ve heard the rumours too, makes him very appealing if they come to fruition!!

  7. FC Hakkebøf
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    For the group stages:

    A) Lukaku
    B) Kane

    1. F4L
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Lukaku, Kane doesnt look 100% to me

  8. azz007
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    RMT made some. Tweaks good to go?

    Verb Moldov
    Faes Millsatd Dumfries Inacio DiMarco
    Kdb Bruno Wirtz Jorginho Zinchenko
    Ronaldo Kane Mbappe

    1. The Knights Template
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Nailed it RMT spammer!

    2. F4L
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      its looks good but 4 9.5mil+ players is abit much imo with the ability to use all 3 13 outfield players in a GW. so would be tempted to downgrade 1 or even 2 and upgrade Zinc and/or Jorginho

      1. azz007
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Only swaps I'd do is
        Ronaldo > Havertz
        Zinceko > Cangohlu
        Inacio > Theo

        Dont see thats much better.

        Best go all out in groups. WC and LL

  9. The Knights Template
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    How does Fan Team make its profit if it’s all free?

    1. Dubem_FC
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      You're becoming sympathetic to their cause??

  10. T562777888
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 12 days ago

    They also have paid contests from which they take a rake.

    1. The Knights Template
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I don’t want them to take anything! Especially mine rake, the peasants need it!

      1. azz007
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Ask them.. Stop. Spamming

      2. Make Arrows Green Again
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        It's the behaviour of a rake, that's for sure. Not to mention a cad or, dare I suggest, a bounder.

  11. Silva Bilva Tilva Pilva
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Some current doubts in my mind...

    Wirtz or Sane (if playing)?
    Cancelo or Dumfries?
    Shaqiri or Szoboszlai?

    1. F4L
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      should get to see line up for Germany at least but for now wirtz
      cancelo with easier group
      shaqiri

  12. adstomko
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    3.5m under. Limitless MD3. Go on, rip it up:

    Lunin
    Mittelstädt, Trent, Dumfries
    Gündogan, Trossard, Sudakov, Baumgartner
    Havertz (C), Lukaku, Dovbyk
    (Costa, Castagne, Cancelo, Fernandes,)

    Don’t think Mbappe will score in first two gameweeks.

    1. azz007
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Decent few differential

  13. Moxon
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    What's the best way/wesbite to find clean sheet odds?

    1. theodosios
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Andy (Let's talk FPL) just realised good video

      1. theodosios
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        *released

        1. Moxon
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Thank you

          1. Moxon
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Here's the link for anyone else https://www.elevenify.com/p/euro2024