Every day we bring you what we think are some sensible selection options based on today’s upcoming matches; we’re not going to promise that these are guaranteed winners because if we could do that we’d all be millionaires by now. These players are all solid picks based on recent stats and their next opponents so check them out.
On Tuesday it’s the 2nd round of Champions League matches and there are two massive games making for one or two tricky picks:
- Juventus vs Bayern Munich
- Arsenal vs Barcelona
Here’s Our Pick:
Arsenal look like they’ve got their work cut out against Barcelona, probably the best team in Europe on current form; Barca are odds on to win at The Emirates Stadium and will dominate possession against the Gunners.
Juventus vs Bayern Munich should be a more evenly matched affair and we’ve picked fairly heavily in favour of the Italians. All our choices are made with the budget in mind and the desire to get Lionel Messi or Luis Suarez into the team.
We are looking to spread the risk in defence so we have the two Juventus players – Gianluigi Buffon in goal behind Patrice Evra – alongside Bayern’s Rafinha and Barca’s Javier Mascherano.
We’ve picked a five man midfield which saves some money for the front two and we’ve been able to select several players who look like a bargain, assuming they play. We have two Arsenal players – Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Francis Coquelin, Arturo Vidal from Bayern, Sergi Roberto from Barcelona and Stefano Sturaro from Juventus.
All this penny-pinching allows us to pick Barca’s Lionel Messi up front and we’ve set him up with Juve’s Alvaro Morata; Morata has featured regularly for Juventus recently and should be worth a few points.
*In the event that certain players are not selected, last-minute changes may be required.