These McDonald’s FIFA World Cup Fantasy tips for goalkeepers in the group stage can help you succeed at the official fantasy football game of Russia 2018.
Choosing the right goalkeeper
While you might prefer to go with one of the premium-priced goalkeepers, you can turn to one of the following to help you save valuable funds in strengthening your team elsewhere.
Given that group stage matches offer the potential for plenty of goals, there’s a strong argument to be made for focusing on your attack – so these potential bargains could come in handy.
You won’t want to waste a precious transfer, so think carefully about who would be the right ‘keeper for you.
Our goalkeeper tips include players from England, Colombia, Uruguay and Switzerland.
Jordan Pickford, England – £5.5m
He’s £0.5m cheaper than Belgium’s Thibaut Courtois and faces the same two unfancied opponents up first in Tunisia and Panama.
If you fancy England to at least score against Belgium in their final group match – and remember, Roberto Martínez teams are hardly known for defending – then Pickford looks to offer better value for money.
Fernando Muslera, Uruguay – £5.5m
Uruguay play Egypt first in Group A, which means they won’t have to face their most dangerous opponent given that Mohamed Salah is still recovering from injury.
After that, they play Saudi Arabia and a Russia side that’s not expected to do well despite being the host nation.
David Ospina, Colombia – £5.5m
Colombia have been keeping regular clean sheets going into the tournament and could well emerge as winners from a group also containing Japan, Poland and Senegal.
Yann Sommer, Switzerland – £5m
Switzerland have kept seven clean sheets in their last ten matches, and while they face Brazil in their group they should offer stern resistance against Costa Rica and Serbia.
Good luck and happy selecting!