Welcome to the UEFA Euro 2020 Championship DFS coverage for Friday, June 18. Here you will find the top Euro DFS picks for DraftKings and FanDuel, which consider all aspects of the slate, from Awesemo’s expert projections to pricing to popularity across the soccer DFS landscape. These Euro 2020 DFS picks should help you create highly projected lineups in DraftKings and FanDuel tournaments and cash games.
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Euro Odds Report
**All odds from BetMGM Sportsbook**
Sweden (-120) vs. Slovakia (+375), O/U 2.5
Croatia (+115) vs. Czech Republic (+220), O/U 2.5
England (-350) vs. Scotland (+850), O/U 3.5
Euro 2020 DFS Picks: DraftKings + FanDuel Lineups | June 18
These are listed in order of what I believe are the top plays, including median projection, floor and upside.
Euro DFS Picks: Forwards/Midfielders
Raheem Sterling (DraftKings $8,700, FanDuel $22)
Mason Mount (DraftKings $8,200, FanDuel $16)
England is set to take on Scotland after a win 1-0 against Croatia. The offense looked solid for England but failed post multiple goals. Croatia defense was lock down and England still managed a 1.51 expected goals. Scotland is a below tier defense, which allowed 1.09 expected goals to the Czech Republic. The England attack comes at a high asking price with Harry Kane sitting above 10K. He is a multi goal upside option but I like a few more pieces.
Raheem Sterling is a goal scoring threat and proved the right choice in the starting eleven with the lone goal. Sterling averages 2.38 shots per match for his club team with an on target accuracy clip of 41%. He comes in at a reasonable ask considering the scoring upside and plus match up.
Mason Mount lined up along Kieran Trippier on set shares. This included direct free kicks which makes me like Kane even less. Mount did not take the hits, but being an option opens up volume crosses and shot attempts. Mount can produce by way of open play crosses and drawn fouls given his volume possession in the midfield. He averages north of two shots a match for England and as many chances created. If Trippier is out, I would expect Mount to have some chances on the sets.
Their is speculation of Jack Grealish getting the nod over Phil Foden for this match. Grealish is an interesting option given he is a foul drawing machine and has an accurate delivery for chances created. He comes in the price range of Sterling and Mount, which makes him a GPP option in a match up where England look to light up the scoresheet.
Jakub Jantko (DraftKings $6,000, FanDuel $11)
The match up between Croatia and the Czech Republic offers some value spots. Time of possession looks to be evenly split allowing volume for both sides. Jakub Jantko led the Czech Republic in crossing volume in their first match. The Sampdoria midfielder is not a known scoring threat but he can get their with the set shares. His crossing volume would average north of four per match in a full game run with chances created of 2.54. This is an uptick form his club level numbers.
Patrik Schick looks to garner ownership after his brace in his opening match of the Euros. With an asking price of 8K on DraftKings and 21 on FanDuel, I will defer to the English attackers for scoring upside. Croatia is a tougher side than Scotland and they will not be surprised or make the mistakes of Schick’s previous opponent. In MME you would still need exposure to the Czech striker, but being underweight seems like the leverage play.
The goal hunting option I am more interested in for GPP is Vladimir Darida. He disappointed being left off the scoresheet against Scotland, but he provides a floor build on crosses, shots and drawn fouls. He still looks to hold the PK duties for his nation and at 6K on the ask his floor is enough to pay off the price. On FanDuel he is not as interesting until he is able to put more shots on target at the $14 ask. This does not look to be the match up for it but the PK sets and attempts still make him a GPP consideration.
Luka Modric (DraftKings $7,600, FanDuel $16)
Luka Modric leads the Croatians in all set shares and PK’s. He averaged 1.66 shots per match with a 33% accuracy for his club, but has a greater offensive role for country with the sets. This builds a floor with upside derived form his drawn fouls and teammates converting on his average 4.17 chances created in the last several years. The more favorable match up compared to that against England should help Modric create in open space which makes him a core play given the floor with upside.
On the wing for Croatia, Ivan Perisic looks to increase on his three crosses in open play. He averaged 4.27 crosses for Inter Milan this past season and 1.76 shots. Again the match up calls for an uptick in metrics and Perisic offers upside in goal contribution if his teammates can capitalize on the 2.36 chances created he averaged in 2021.
Other Options: Robert Mak (DraftKings $6,800, FanDuel $9), Marek Hamsik (DraftKings $6,300, FanDuel $16), Sebastian Larsson (DraftKings $5,400, FanDuel $13).
Euro DFS Picks: Defender
Andrew Robertson (DraftKings $6,400, FanDuel $13)
Andrew Robertson can put up monster DFS production without scoring. His volume on the sets and open play crosses mimic his 7.05 average on Liverpool. The difference is their is no Alexander-Arnold on Scotland to split the sets with. Robertson’s accuracy in aerial delivers are met with attempts at the net, increasing his assisted shot metrics and offering assist upside. I do not expect Scotland to break through England on the scoresheet but the lack of scoring, again, has no affect on Robertson’s high floor making him the core defender on this slate.
Other Options: Vladimir Coufal (DraftKings $5,300, FanDuel $14), Peter Pekarik (DraftKings $4,400, FanDuel $9), Sime Vrsaljko (DraftKings $4,700, FanDuel $14).