Strengthen your defensive line after consulting this Euro 2016 Fantasy Football tips Matchday 2 defenders round-up, based on the official UEFA game sponsored by McDonald’s.
With Matchday 2 incorporating each team’s second group stage game – all taking place from Wednesday June 15th to Saturday June 18th) – recommended selections include players from and Republic of Ireland, Italy, Spain and France.
Laurent Koscielny, France
A danger at set pieces, and a more than decent bet to keep a clean sheet against Albania. If you’re looking for something for a little cheaper than try his defensive partner Adil Rami.
Gerard Piqué, Spain
Scoring the winner and keeping a clean sheet earned him a points bonanza out of Spain’s opening game against Czech Republic, so he could be worth backing from either point of view against Turkey.
Emanuele Giaccherini, Italy
Despite not being first choice at Sunderland, Giaccherini started and scored the opening goal of the Azzuri’s shock 2-0 win over Belgium. Furthermore he’s listed as a defender despite playing further forward. Oh, and he’s cheap.
Séamus Coleman, Republic of Ireland
A mazy run and assist for Wes Hoolahan’s goal against Sweden was classic Coleman, and he could well give Belgium problems if their 0-2 defeat to Italy is anything to go by.
Good luck and happy selecting!