@selecaoportugal star, fans will be hoping the other pair match his point-scoring prowess! More #WorldCup Fantasy insight 👉https://t.co/7WA9Wc88ms pic.twitter.com/mWRfCW4azC — FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) June 16, 2018For this reason, it's important to be organised in updating your captain each day and ensuring that you have a number of options in your squad. You may reach a “Stick or Twist” moment, as each round progresses. The following games in Round 2 caught my eye as being the best fixture options to choose a captain for, with high odds of a win for the respective teams highlighted:
- 19 June: Russia v Egypt
- 20 June: Uruguay v Saudi Arabia, Portugal v Morocco, Iran v Spain
- 21 June: France v Peru
- 22 June: Brazil v Costa Rica
- 23 June: Belgium v Tunisia
- 24 June: England v Panama
Shield Pick: Neymar vs Costa RicaAnytime Goalscorer Odds: Costa Rica are having a tough time of things in Group E and things won't get any better with this game against Brazil. Neymar is the most popular option of the Brazil attack and with spot-kick duties too, he looks destined to be among the points in this one. With one of the highest ownerships in the game, he's a set and forget shield pick.
Sword Pick: Romelu Lukaku vs TunisiaAnytime Goalscorer Odds: It's another easy fixture for Belgium, up against Tunisia who lack any threat. Lukaku will be well fancied for this game, to expose a struggling defence. Romelu should see plenty of the ball, in this talented Belgium side and should be a strong consideration for a Saturday captain. Will you go with the sword pick?
Form Pick: Cristiano Ronaldo vs MoroccoAnytime Goalscorer Odds: 8/11
I'm embarrassed to have overlooked Ronaldo in Round 1, put off by that fixture against Spain. This could be Ronaldo and Portugal's World Cup, with the fixtures now improving. A hat trick in their opener, put's him well in the race for the Golden Boot and Morocco demonstrated their defensive frailties against Iran. Time for the form pick?
51st career hat-trick.51st hat-trick in #WorldCup history. 👏👏👏👏👏 pic.twitter.com/EKXPxfJAlq — Ben Dinnery (@BenDinnery) June 15, 2018
Fixture Pick: Luis Suarez vs Saudi ArabiaAnytime Goalscorer Odds: 1/2
Uruguay look to have the easiest fixture for this round on paper, with Saudi Arabia already conceding 5 goals on opening night to Russia. Uruguay have far more talent on their side and Suarez should be among the thick of the action. Uruguay had a poor initial performance, rescuing the points at the death. Suarez should find the back of the net here.
❌ MISFIRING SUAREZ ❌Luis Suarez endured a dismal afternoon in front of goal as Uruguay laboured to victory over Egypt. Feature here: https://t.co/jJ4YaBhlNE | @nicholaspwright pic.twitter.com/woZqH2GUbL — Sky Sports World Cup (@SkyFootball) June 16, 2018
Twist Pick: Raheem Sterling vs PanamaAnytime Goalscorer Odds England have the easiest fixture on the final day of Round 2, with Raheem Sterling having the potential to step up as the twist pick, if captain failures have occurred up to this point. Playing in a favourable position, just behind Kane, he's likely to expose a weak Panama defence that may already be fragile after facing Belgium earlier in the week.
Punt Pick: Aleksander Golovin vs EgyptAnytime Goalscorer Odds: 10/3
Park the Bus Pick: Sergio Ramos vs IranAnytime Goalscorer Odds: 15/4 Clean Sheet Odds: 4/11
Iran managed just eight shots against Morocco, benefiting from an own goal, so there's plenty of clean sheet potential for Spain here. Ramos is a constant aerial pest from set pieces and is often allowed to take dead balls, including penalties. With Spain looking to sure things up at the back, Ramos could provide plenty of points.Will you be brave enough to captain a defender?
No, he didn't mention Mohamed Salah! 👇What Sergio Ramos told teammate David De Gea after Portugal blunder. #ESP #POR #RealMadrid #FCB #MUFC #WorldCup ➡https://t.co/h0fihslfvL pic.twitter.com/RPxX6lLCpA — Yahoo Sport UK (@YahooSportUK) June 16, 2018
Clueless Husband Pick: Paul Pogba vs PeruAnytime Goalscorer Odds: 5/2
It was another tough decision for my Clueless Husband, who hasn't heard of many stars at the World Cup. Paul Pogba is on our World Cup wall chart, so he get's a selection this week. He stepped up against Australia to play a hand in the winning goal and will be looking to provide again this time around. Will you side with my Clueless Husband? Until Next Week… Good Luck! Holly and her Clueless Husband [/fusion_text][/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type="1_6" layout="1_6" spacing="" center_content="no" hover_type="none" link="" mer_position="all" padding="" dimension_margin="" animation_type="" animation_direction="left" animation_speed="0.3" animation_offset="" last="no" element_content=""][/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]
JOSE MOURINHO ON PAUL POGBA"It's a pity it wasn't a clean shot to make it a brilliant goal, but it got them the three points." Read what the Man Utd boss has been saying today: https://t.co/bbB4MLiWII pic.twitter.com/MceQctKwLG — Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) June 16, 2018