Euro Fantasy Tips For Matchday 3 – Wilcard Special

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Welcome back to another Euro Fantasy Tips For Matchday 3 article. This week we’ll be sharing our best advice on who to bring in when using your Wildcard.

We personally believe that this week is the best time to use your Wildcard as it allows you to select a team for Matchday 3 alone, before having unlimited transfers to reshuffle before the Round of 16.

One thing that’s very important in fantasy football is not to miss out the narrative. Therefore, we’re going to break this article down group-by-group and highlight what each team has left to play for.

Group A:

Team GD PTS Qualification
France 3 6 Advance to knockout phase.
Switzerland 1 4 Advance to knockout phase.
Romania -1 1
Albania -3 0 Cannot finish in top two.


Romania vs. Albania
France vs. Switzerland

France will top their group as long as they’re not defeated in their final group fixture against Switzerland. However, the Swiss will be pushing for at least a point which would ensure them second place as onlookers Romania search for three points versus Albania.

You may want to look towards France and Romania defenders. Both teams will be looking for at least a clean sheet as a single point would ensure their opposition cannot leap frog them.

Our Predictions:

France 1-0 Switzerland
Romania 2-0 Albania

Player Tips:

Tatarusanu (€5.0m), Rami (€5.0m), Stancu (€6.5m), Payet (€8.0m)

Group B:

Team GD PTS Qualification
England 1 4 Advance to knockout phase.
Wales 0 3 Advance to knockout phase.
Slovakia 0 3
Russia -1 1


Russia vs. Wales
England vs. Slovakia

It’s all left to play for in Group B, every team still has a chance of automatic qualification and will be looking to grab all three points as a draw could mean they are overtaken. A win for England guarantees them first place, whilst Wales can grab second should they beat Russia.

Goals are going to be focal point in Group B’s final matches. Therefore, it’s probably best that you steer clear of defenders and carefully select your attacking coverage.

Our Predictions:

Russia 1-2 Wales
England 2-1 Slovakia

Player Tips:

Hamsik (€7.5m), Vardy (€7.0m), Bale (€10.5m), Dzyuba (€8.0m)

Group C:

Team GD PTS Qualification
Germany 2 4 Assured of top three finish
Poland 1 4 Assured of top three finish
Northern Ireland 1 3 Assured of top three finish
Ukraine -4 0 Eliminated.


Ukraine vs. Poland
Northern Ireland vs. Germany

Ukraine’s defeat against Northern Ireland ended their European Championships, this will benefit their next opponents Poland, who need a win to secure themselves a place in the knockout stages. World Champions Germany will be looking to bounce back against Northern Ireland – three points in Paris means Joachim Low’s side top the group.

We recommend stacking up on Germany and Poland attackers. Both sides are tied for points with a win and draw apiece, however, goal difference will determine who tops the group after their head-to-head draw.

Our Predictions:

Ukraine 0-2 Poland
Northern Ireland 0-2 Germany

Player Tips:

Hector (€5.5m), Pazdan (€4.5m), Kroos (€7.0m), Milik (€7.5m)

Group D:

Team GD PTS Qualification
Spain 4 6 Advance to knockout phase.
Croatia 1 4 Assured of top three finish
Czech Republic -1 1
Turkey -4 0 Cannot finish in top two.


Czech Republic vs. Turkey
Croatia vs. Spain

Croatia and Spain meet to decide the winner of Group D, a point is enough to secure top spot for Spain whilst Croatia need all three points to advance as Group winners. Czech Republic’s late equaliser against Croatia means they can still finish in 2nd place.

With the focus surrounding the match-off between Croatia and Spain, many will turn a blind eye on the other fixture. However, Czech Republic’s offensive player’s are worth considering as they desperately need the three points and Turkey have conceded four times in Group D.

Our Predictions:

Czech Republic 1-1 Turkey
Croatia 1-2  Spain

Player Tips:

Perisic (€7.5m), Morata (€8.5m)

Group E:

Team GD PTS Qualification
Italy 3 6 Group Winners
Belgium +1 3
Sweden -1 1
Republic of Ireland -3 1


Italy vs. Republic of Ireland
Sweden vs. Belgium

No matter the result of Italy’s game against Republic of Ireland, The Azzurri will top Group E due to a superior Head-to-Head against Belgium. Antonio Conte may rotate his side making Republic of Ireland players interesting differential picks.

Defeat for Sweden against Belgium would end their hopes of making the knockout stages, but Marc Wilmots needs just a point to grab second place. With this in mind, selecting Belgium defenders is a smart strategy.

Our Predictions:

Italy 0-0 Republic of Ireland
Sweden 0-2 Belgium

Player Tips:

Meunier (€4.5m), Giaccherini (€5.0m), De Bruyne (€10.0m), Lukaku (€9.0m)

Group F:

Team GD PTS Qualification
Hungary 2 4 Assured of top three finish
Iceland 0 2
Portugal 0 2
Austria -2 1


Iceland vs. Austria
Hungary vs. Portugal

Group F is going down to the wire, a point in Hungary’s final game would see them progress into the Round of 16, whilst Portugal need to pull it out of  the bag and grab all three points to ensure they progress into the knockout stages. Austria go into their final game knowing only a win will give them a chance of making it out of the group, but they face an Iceland side who themselves need the win.

Despite Group F being the second lowest scoring group with only six goals, we’d suggest avoiding defenders and instead turning your focus to attacking players. All four sides can still reach the knockout stages and know a win is the best way to secure their place.

Our Predictions:

Iceland 1-1 Austria
Hungary 1-2 Portugal

Player Tips:

Ronaldo (€12.0m), Sigurdsson (€8.0m)


Our Drafts:

We have decided to share each of the fplbet writer’s ideal Wildcard team for Matchday 3.

@jamieFPL’s Draft:Screen Shot 2016-06-18 at 23.21.22@CallumRead’s Draft:Screen Shot 2016-06-18 at 23.21.48@NaturalFootyFan’s Draft:Screen Shot 2016-06-18 at 23.09.33

Which of the Fplbet drafts is your favourite and what would your ideal wildcard squad look like? Please leave a comment below.

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