Market Trend #10.2 Champions League / Europa League later stages *EURO 2020 Special

Since 17/12/2019, the 42 players that are likely to play in the Champions League / Europa League next round have already risen an average of 14% with the average date of the player being highlighted coming less than 30 days ago.

The huge price increases in players playing in the next round of the Champions / Europa League shows the impact of this current market trend

The profit which could have been made from buying these players early enough reinforces how profitable you can be from anticipating trends early and being able to beat the curve which Football Index Club is here to help with.


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We only have 14 days before the first leg of the Europa League and just 12 days before the first leg of the Champions League. Therefore, it may not be the best time to buy players purely for these upcoming tournaments as many players have already increased.


However, potentially valuable players which will be playing in these tournaments and then could feature at EURO 2020 may still be worth buying as their prices are less likely to drop in price in the months between the Champions League / Europa League and the start of the EURO's.


Many of the players in the above table may still be of good value, especially those yet to rise considerably in price yet.


Below are further potentially valuable players that could play in the upcoming Champions / Europa League games and also have a strong chance of being in their country's EURO 2020 squads.


Christopher Nkunku

Price: £2.01

Team: RB Leipzig

Age: 22

Position: Midfielder (Winger)

Country: France

Top 5 PB Scores: 240, 188, 181, 165, 159

Champions League Opposition: Tottenham Hotspur


Pros:

  • PB scores have improved this season

  • 4 goals and 7 assists in 19 Bundesliga games this season

  • Could get a call up to the France EURO 2020 squad (Previously played for EURO U21)

Cons:

  • Yet to make the France Senior squad

  • Increased already considerably this season and is now at a high price

Donny Van De Beek

Donny Van De Beek

Price: £2.00

Team: Ajax

Age: 22

Position: Midfielder (Central)

Country: Netherlands

Top 5 PB Scores: 184, 159, 88, 86, 63

Europa League Opposition: Getafe


Pros:

  • Netherlands International

  • Strong Transfer speculation over summer is likely

  • 8 goals 4 assists in 19 Eredivise games this season

  • Ajax have a strong chance of going far in the Europa League

Cons:

  • Currently in a non-pb league

  • Yet to hit a very high peak PB score

Goncalo Paciencia

Goncalo Paciencia

Price: £1.17

Team: Eintracht Frankfurt

Age: 25

Position: Forward

Country: Portugal

Top 5 PB Scores: 208, 180, 137, 108, 92

Europa League Opposition: Red Bull Salzburg


Pros:

  • Portugal International

  • 7 goals and 2 assists in 18 Bundesliga games this season

  • Center forwards in demand by many very strong European teams, a strong second half of the season could lead to summer transfer speculation

Cons:

  • Low PB average

  • Rotation with Bas Dost and Andre Silva to start for Eintracht Frankfurt


Harry Winks

Price: £1.06

Team: Tottenham Hotspur

Age: 24

Position: Midfielder (Central)

Country: England

Top 5 PB Scores: 209, 184, 176, 173, 155

Europa League Opposition: RB Leipzig


Pros:

  • England International - Possible Media Dividends if he starts for England and performs well

  • Has hit some high base PB scores (No goals / assists)

  • Current price is only 4p above 6 month low

Cons:

  • Lack of goals / assists so far this season (0 in all competitions)

  • Competition for central midfield position for England

Mateo Kovacic

Mateo Kovacic

Price: £1.03

Team: Chelsea

Age: 25

Position: Midfielder (Central)

Country: Croatia

Top 5 PB Scores: 244, 189, 186, 173, 173

Europa League Opposition: Bayern Munich


Pros:

  • High PB scores

  • Price is currently at a 3 month low after not starting regularly for Chelsea

  • Croatia International

  • High PB scores

Cons:

  • Competition in central midfield for both Croatia and Chelsea

  • Lack of game time likely to lead to a further decline in price

Timothy Castagne

Price: £0.95

Team: Atalanta

Age: 24

Position: Defender (Wing back)

Country: Belgium

Top 5 PB Scores: 260, 256, 197, 165, 115

Europa League Opposition: Valencia


Pros:

  • High PB scores

  • Belgium International

  • The way Atalanta play is set up for wing backs to provide assists / score often which can lead to high PB scores

Cons:

  • Competition for full back position for both Atalanta and Belgium

  • Has been suffering a knee injury recently

Jose Gaya

Jose Gaya

Price: £0.86

Team: Valencia

Age: 24

Position: Defender (Left Back)

Country: Spain

Top 5 PB Scores: 253, 212, 165, 155, 154

Europa League Opposition: Atalanta


Pros:

  • Relatively low price for a regular starter for a team in a PB league and Champions League

  • Capable of hitting high PB scores

  • Spain International

Cons:

  • Far from guaranteed to start for Spain as strong competition for left back

  • 0 goals / assists so far this season so far

Michi Batshuayi

Michi Batshuayi

Price: £0.84

Team: Chelsea

Age: 26

Position: Forward

Country: Belgium

Top 5 PB Scores: 178, 149, 73, 68, 53

Europa League Opposition: Bayern Munich


Pros:

  • Belgium International

  • 4 goals in 6 EURO qualifiers for Belgium

  • May feature more for Chelsea this season as they are in the Champions League and FA Cup

Cons:

  • Low PB scores

  • Poor goal scoring record for Chelsea

  • Price is very volatile due to infrequently playing for Chelsea

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