World Cup Fantasy Football Tips, Quarter-Finals: Strikers

Awful diving so-and-so he may be, but Arjen Robben looks like a wise choice of captain for the quarters.

Arjen Robben, one of our World Cup Fantasy Football tips for the quarter-finals
Robben van Persie (Image: Tsutomu Takasu)

As educated guesses go, our World Cup Fantasy Football tips for strikers in the quarter-finals are 32% more educated and a whopping 74% more guessed than the national average.

Several different versions of the game are proving to be popular so we can’t be specific on prices, but then your choices get less and less as more teams get knocked out anyway.


Anyway, on to the strikers in the quarter-finals…

World Cup Fantasy Football Tips, Quarter-Finals: Strikers

We gave a fair bit of more general advice in our defenders and midfielders round-ups, so let’s keep this brief – get Arjen Robben and make him your captain.

Nasty diving so-and-so he may be, and no disrespect to a downright heroic Costa Rica side, but Holland are likely to be the biggest winners in a set of evenly poised looking quarter-finals.

With Robin van Persie doubtful through injury, Robben’s the man to pin your Fantasy hopes on in our book. Neymar should be fit for Brazil but could struggle against a very handy Colombia side, who themselves have relied largely on midfielders for goals and assists thus far.

Germany hotshot Thomas Müller is invariably listed as a midfielder, France’s Karim Benzema seems to have stopped scoring, while Argentina’s Lionel Messi…well, you should probably have Messi.

And whichever striker doesn’t start for Belgium, by the looks of it – both Romelu Lukaku and Divock Origi have proved to be match-winners coming on as substitute for the other. After his extra time goal and assist against the USA, it’s safe to assume that Lukaku will start v Argentina.

That’s your lot until the semi-finals. Don’t shoot your transfer load just yet, as you’ll need a fair few once there are only four teams left – and remember, there’s a 3rd/4th place play-off, so they’ll all play twice.

Good luck and happy selecting!