Champions League Matchday 6: Wednesday December 6th
We already have the 1st and 2nd seeds locked in with Monaco and Leverkusen respectively. Tottenham has a one point edge on Moscow for 3rd, and the birth into the Europa League. Christian Eriksen ($7,800 DK/$8,700 FD) is coming off his best two performances of the season, netting three goals and an assist – while also regaining nearly the entirety of Tottenham’s corners and free kicks. Neither of the games in this group present spots where I’d be looking for a lot of exposure. Leverkusen’s Hakan Calhanoglu ($7,700 DK), carries a solid value on DK through his combined duties on corners and free kicks; yet with the seeds locked up in that match, I’m weary.
With a win, Real Madrid can overtake Dortmund to become group winner. Cristiano Ronaldo ($10,700 DK/$13,000 FD) stands for considerable upside with the highest goal upside of anyone. Dortmund has a great depth of talent, but have found themselves prone defensively much of the season. On FanDuel, Luka Modric ($7,300 FD) could have some usability with Toni Kroos out leaving more of the midfield responsibilities in his hands. Sporting Lisbon travels to Warsaw as the favorites. The floor isn’t great, but Bryan Ruiz ($5,800 DK/$7,400 FD) scored in the reverse fixture. I’m not overly confident in Lisbon travelling to the weathered terrain of Warsaw, possibly to the benefit of keeper Arkadiusz Malarz ($4,100 DK).
This group has a little more determined, though Juventus (the current group leaders by one point over Sevilla) have guaranteed their passage into the knockout stage. Juventus is home to a number of top-tier targets. Goalkeeper Buffon ($6,000 DK) is as close as you’ll get to a safe clean sheet & win, though he lacks the save upside to be appealing on FD. Miralem Pjanic ($7,400 DK/$8,800 FD) and Mario Mandzukic ($7,700 DK/$7,500 FD) are my favorite two Juve targets given their recent form and the goal drought normal leading man Higuain has been in of late. Lyon-Sevilla doesn’t offer a ton of intrigue, in that it’s difficult to hone in on the production. However, on DK Mathieu Valbuena ($5,700 DK) sits over corners and may provide a decent enough floor through that.
With Leicester already having sealed up the top spot on the group, they are expected to field a second tier squad vaulting Porto into massive favoritism as the detriment of FC Copenhagen (who sits a couple points behind Porto). This group hosts two high crossing fullbacks in the form of Miguel Layun ($6,000 DK) and Ludwig Augustinsson ($5,500 DK), both of which reach double-digit crosses on the regular. On FD, Andre Silva ($6,500) is a great price as Porto’s primary goalscorer; while Iker Casillas ($5,600 FD) is a good value option as the team’s keeper.