Propel yourself to success with the help of this Euro 2016 Fantasy Football tips Matchday 1 forwards round-up, based on the official UEFA game sponsored by McDonald’s.
With Matchday 1 incorporating each team’s first group stage game (June 10th-14th), recommended selections include players from Poland, Republic of Ireland, England and France.
Robert Lewandowski, Poland – €11.5m
With an opening game against Northern Ireland, the Bayern Munich striker has got to be one of the outstanding candidates to captain your team.
Antoine Griezmann/Olivier Giroud, France – €10m/€8.5m
The former scored 32 times in all competitions for Atlético Madrid this season, the latter 24 times for Arsenal, and the hosts could run riot in a group that also contains Albania, Romania and Switzerland.
For all that he is derided, it’s worth bearing at mind that Giroud looks to be France’s most nailed-on starter up front in the absence of Karim Benzema.
Harry Kane, England – €8.5m
Same price as Giroud, eh? Kane’s 25 Premier League goals almost fired Tottenham Hotspur to the title this season, so Russia, Wales and Slovakia beware.
Shane Long, Republic of Ireland – €6.5m
Ended the season on fire at Southampton, and his non-stop running could unsettle the likes of Belgium and Italy.
Good luck and happy selecting!