Don’t overlook Algeria, Nigeria players despite tough matches
For Monday-Tuesday, June 30-July 1, the knockout stages of the World Cup continue. There are now just 12 teams standing in the tournament, and four more will be sent packing over the next two days.
As always, StatClash.com is the place to be if you want to enhance your soccer-watching experience during the World Cup. Whether you want to risk a little, or a lot, there are plenty of options for you to reel in a ton of cash.
Monday, June 30 - Nigeria-France (12N ET, ESPN)
Monday, June 30 - Algeria-Germany (4pm ET, ESPN)
Tuesday, July 1 - Switzerland-Argentina (12N ET, ESPN)
Tuesday, July 1 - United States-Belgium (4pm ET, ESPN)
In case you're unfamiliar, you will start two forwards, three midfielders, one forward-midfielder, one defender-midfielder, three defenders and one goalkeeper. The scoring breaks down as follows:
StatClash.com Fantasy Soccer Scoring
|SHOTS ON TARGET||SOG||2||YELLOW CARD||YC||-2|
|FOULS WON||FW||1||FOULS COMMITTED||FC||-1|
|PENALTY KICKS MISSED||PKM||-4||OWN GOALS||OWN||-2.5|
|MATCH WINNING GOAL||MWG||2||GOALKEEPING ASSISTS||GA||4|
|RED CARDS||RC||-5||YELLOW CARD (Goalkeepers)||YC||-2|
|WIN (Goalkeepers)||W||4||TIE (Goalkeepers)||T||2|
|GOALS ALLOWED (Goalkeepers)||GA||-2.5||SAVES (Goalkeepers)||S||2|
|SHUTOUT (Goalkeepers)||SO||5||LOSS (Goalkeepers)||L||-1|
|PK SAVED (Goalkeepers)||PKS||5||CLEAN SHEET (Defenders)||CS||5|
Michael Babatunde, M, Nigeria ($15.75 vs France): Babatunde hasn't been a great source of Fantasy points, but he has managed an assists, two shots on target, a cross, two corner kicks and two fouls won over the past two games. If you're filling out a roster and looking to save salary to spend at other positions, Babatunde can be a cheap option without putting up zero or negative points.
Karim Benzema, F, France ($22.50 vs Nigeria): Benzema was blanked in the group stage finale against Ecuador, but he still posted three goals and two assists with 14 shots on target, five crosses and four fouls won. He has been a great source of offense, and there is no reason to believe Nigeria will be able to shut him down.
Abdelmoumene Djabou, M, Algeria ($16.25 vs Germany): It's an extremely difficult matchup against Germany, but Djabou could help your Daily Fantasy lineup even if he doesn't score. Over the past two matches he has a goal, assist, five crosses, five corner kicks and five fouls won. He'll be very active again in this one.
Manuel Neuer, G, Germany ($24.25 vs Algeria): Neuer, France G Hugo Lloris ($23.50) and perhaps Argentina G Sergio Romero ($23.25) are your best bets for clean sheets in the knockout stages. Neuer blanked two opponents in the three group stage matches.
Mamadou Sakho, D, France ($16.75 vs Nigeria): Sakho has been tremendously consistent, posting five, five and six Fantasy points in the three group matches for Les Bleus. He comes with a low price tag and he will help you afford big talent up front.
Bastian Schweinsteiger, M, Germany ($15.25 vs Algeria): Schweinsteiger (knee) didn't play in the group stage opener against Portugal, but he managed a total of 10.25 Fantasy points over the past two matches, managing to win eight fouls, while also posting three crosses and a shot on target. He is becoming more fit, and is a big part of what Germany is trying to do. And the best part, he comes on the cheap.
Islam Slimani, F, Algeria ($16.75 vs Germany): Slimani has been great over the past two games, posting two goals with an assist, four shots on target and an average of 11 Fantasy points per game. Playing against Germany might be difficult, but if anyone scores for Les Fennecs, it will be Slimani.
Dobish's Lineup at StatClash.com
|F||Islam Slimani||ALG||$16.75||M-D||Michael Babatunde||NGA||$15.75|
|F||Karim Benzema||FRA||$22.50||D||Mamadou Sakho||FRA||$16.75|
|F-M||Abdelmoumene Djabou||ALG||$16.25||D||Jerome Boateng||GER||$18.00|
|M||Lionel Messi||ARG||$24.00||D||Fabian Schar||SUI||$14.00|
|M||Sofiane Feghouli||ALG||$15.75||G||Sergio Romero||ARG||$23.25|
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