Gameweek 3 is about to begin, with teams fighting for a place in the knockout stages of the tournament over the coming days. As usual, we have scoured the clean sheet and anytime goalscorer markets from bookmakers across the internet in order to give you an edge with your transfer, squad selection and captaincy decisions…
|Team||Best clean sheet odds||Implied chance of a clean sheet|
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Spain will be looking for a win against Morocco, who are yet to score at the World Cup, on Monday in order to top Group B. Rotation at right back is a concern, so we opt for the starting security offered by Gerard Pique, with Fernando Hierro’s men have a 57% chance of keeping a clean sheet according to the odds compilers.
Jerome Boateng (55%) also offers guaranteed pitch time for the German’s must-win game against South Korea, whilst Cedric (50%) poses an attacking threat from the right back position for the Portuguese. They take on Iran, and will be looking to better Spain’s result.
The 4-3-3 formation is retained for Gameweek 3, with Fagner and Yann Sommer (both 50%) completing our defensive line up. The Group E pair, who come in at £5m each, will face off against Serbia and Costa Rica respectively, knowing that wins will send them through.
On the bench, Mat Ryan and Ali Gabr Mossad offer goalkeeping and defensive backup ahead of their respective matches against Peru and Saudi Arabia.
|Player||Best anytime goalscorer odds||Implied chance of scoring|
|Jose Paolo Guerrero||3.26||31%|
|Ayoub El Kaabi||6.1||16%|
Up front, Lionel Messi (52%) will need to be at his mercurial best to lead Argentina to victory and into the knockout phase. After missing a penalty in the opening game and not scoring, he will be looking to kickstart his country’s, and his own, World Cup, with Jorge Sampaoli’s men very much in the last chance saloon.
Timo Werner (52%) is also yet to score this summer. The Germans need to triumph against South Korea on Wednesday to escape from Group F, so attacking returns from the RB Leipzig hitman will be needed in order to keep his tournament alive. The same cannot be said, unfortunately, for Mo Salah (50%), with Egypt already out of the World Cup. However, with The Pharoahs facing a woeful Saudi Arabia side, he could certainly reward fantasy managers on Monday afternoon.
In midfield, we double up on the German attack with the selection of Marco Reus (44%), who was on the scoresheet in the 2-1 win over Sweden on Saturday.
Keisuke Honda (28%) and Willian (22%) complete our starting XI. The Japanese free kick master came off the bench to score his second goal of the tournament against Senegal, surely putting himself in line for a start against an eliminated Poland side on Thursday. Chelsea’s Brazilian, meanwhile, will be looking to help Tite’s side overcome Serbia in their crunch Group E clash.
A pair of budget midfielders complete our bench, with Tunisia’s Ferjani Sassi and Rodrigo Bentacur of Uruguay two secure starters in the £4.5m bracket.
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Good luck with your World Cup fantasy teams this weekend!
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