Daily Fantasy: Wednesday's Champions League quarter final tips and preview

Hamish Williams
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Since Borussia Dortmund and Monaco’s clash was postponed, last night’s only Champions League quarter final first leg tie was Juventus’ thrashing of Barcelona 3-0 in Turin. Dortmund’s re-scheduled match won’t feature in Wednesday-only Daily Fantasy competitions but there are still plenty of fantasy points up for grabs in tonight’s two matches.

It is not often you get to bet on or play Daily Fantasy on the Champions League, so why not take advantage in this week’s competitions? Here are our on who to pick and who to avoid for Wednesday’s matches…

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Must-haves

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Leicester City face Atletico Madrid in what will be one of the biggest matches in the Foxes’ history on Wednesday evening. While Atletico will start favourites, Leicester’s counter-attacking style should suit Jamie Vardy (£15) and Riyad Mahrez (£18). Neither started against Everton on Sunday so both players will be fresh and Vardy in particular looks good value. Wilfried Ndidi was given the match off entirely and at £13, he looks a relatively risk-free pick. On the flip side, Diego Simeone is famous for his defensive organisation so Filipe Luis (£16) and Juanfran (£13) and Jan Oblak look to be excellent value. Angel Correa also looks to be a solid selection at £14.

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In the battle for Bayern Munich’s wings, experience is trumping youth so (providing they’re both fit) Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery will be licking their lips at the prospect of facing Real Madrid’s defence. Thiago Alcantara is the fulcrum for many of Bayern’s attacking plays and the Spaniard was phenomenal in both legs of Bayern’s thrashing of Arsenal, expect him to repeat that on Wednesday. For Real Madrid, Sergio Ramos’s scoring ability means he is always an intriguing proposition and keep an eye out who will partner him – Pepe will definitely miss the match, while Raphael Varane is in doubt.

Must-nots

Cristiano Ronaldo is undergoing a major Champions League goal drought, we’re not saying you have to avoid him (he is Cristiano Ronaldo after all), but at £26 he is a lot of money to be carrying if he doesn’t break that duck this week.

As good as Leicester have been under Craig Shakespeare, it is tough to see them keeping a clean sheet in Madrid. Wes Morgan will miss the match, while defensive partners Robert Huth and Danny Simpson are unlikely to score big. Atletico defender Sime Vrsaljko is also unlikely to play due to a knee injury. Saul Niguez has been disappointing recently with no goals or assists since mid-February so should be one to avoid.

 

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