The French stars you need in your Euro 2020 Fantasy Team
Whether you are one of the many scrambling to get your Euro 2020 Fantasy Team done and dusted before Friday’s deadline or just umming and ahhing over your current selection, then not to worry as a supercomputer study from bookmaker Casumo is on hand to help.
Along with many other outcomes, including the winner, top scorer and so on, the supercomputer was tasked with predicting the Team of the Tournament, and with France tipped to build on their 2018 World Cup triumph, it’s no surprise that they have a number of stand-out performers.
Of course, you can only include three players from each nation in your Fantasy Team. So, let’s take a look at the Les Bleus stars you need to have lining up come Friday. Read on to find out more!
DEF: Raphaël Varane and Benjamin Pavard
France were defensively solid en route to World Cup glory three years ago and they are tipped for more of the same this year — even if they are pitted in the group of death alongside Portugal, Germany and Hungary. Didier Deschamps’ men are set to progress from the group with minimal damage dealt, and with France predicted to go all the way, you won’t need to change your centre-back partnership for the duration of the tournament. What’s not to love about that?
ATT: Kylian Mbappé
It goes without saying really that Kylian Mbappé is a must have in everyone’s Fantasy Team’s attack. The 22-year-old scored 27 Ligue 1 goals in 31 games for Paris Saint-Germain this season and even with the tough task of the Portuguese and the Germans, goals will be aplenty for the tricky forward. In fact, he’s even tipped to win the Golden Boot with an impressive seven strikes — making him a tempting choice for those looking for a Euro 2020 top goal scorer bet.
Casumo’s Supercomputer Fantasy Team:
GK: Gianluigi Donnarumma (ITA)
RB: Giovanni Di Lorenzo (ITA)
CB: Raphaël Varane (FRA)
CB: Benjamin Pavard (FRA)
LB: José Gayà (SPA)
MID: Nicolò Barella (ITA)
MID: Koke (SPA)
MID: Raheem Sterling (ENG)
ATT: Kylian Mbappé (FRA)
ATT: Wout Weghorst (NED)
ATT: Robert Lewandowski (POL)
Number crunchers at the bookmakers ran the simulation of the Euros using a unique statistical model. Their series of complex calculations look at variables that include: fixtures, form, squads and more.