Strengthen your defensive line for the quarter-finals after consulting this Euro 2016 Fantasy Football tips Matchday 5 defenders round-up, based on the official UEFA game sponsored by McDonald’s.
With Matchday 5 fixtures all taking place between Thursday June 30th and Sunday July 3rd, recommended selections include players from Germany, Italy, Belgium and Poland.
Jérôme Boateng, Germany – €6.0m
Scored an absolute belter of a long-range volley in the 3-0 round of 16 win over Slovakia, and has played his part in a defence that’s yet to concede at the tournament going into Saturday’s quarter-final against Italy.
Emanuele Giaccherini, Italy – €5.1m
As much as Germany may be fancied, you certainly can’t dismiss an Italian side that has already claimed victories over Belgium and Spain – they’re also yet to concede a goal with Sunderland man Giachherini in the side, given that he was rested for the 1-0 defeat to Republic of Ireland, and his attacking role has already brought him a goal and an assist.
Thomas Meunier, Belgium – €4.5m
Since coming into Marc Wilmots’s side following the 2-0 opening defeat to Italy, Belgium have not conceded a goal – and just look at that bargain price. Next up, Wales in the quarter-finals.
Artur Jędrzejczyk/Michał Pazdan, Poland – €4.6m each
The Poles have only conceded once so far and managed to hold Germany to a goalless draw, so you certainly shouldn’t rule them out against a distinctly unconvincing Portugal side.
Good luck and happy selecting!