Market Trend #4.1 Champions League Group Stages

Updated: Feb 23


The group stages of the Champions League start on Tuesday 17/10/2019 and it is likely that there will be plenty of players increasing in price because of this.


The Champions League is, in a sense, already factored into many player's prices as many of the best and therefore most expensive players -already play for the best teams (which are in the Champions League).


However, below are some players to consider that are currently under 50p and will be playing in the champions league, but, not in a PB league. Many will be strong short term holds for the Champions League as their dividend potential is limited to champions league games. However, some also have the EURO's to play in too.


Best under 50p players in the Champions League from non-pb leagues


Andre Ramalho

1. Andre Ramalho


Age: 27

Price: £0.26

Team: Red Bull Salzburg

Position: Center Back

Champions League Opponents: Liverpool, Napoli, Genk


Pros:


  • Likes to get forward despite being a center back - 2 goals in first 6 games this season for Red Bull Salzburg

  • Previous PB scores have been high, average 107 and last PB score was 192 without a goal, assist or clean sheet in a 3-1 win against Napoli.

  • IPO price was 23p so can't go too far wrong

Cons:


  • Is not young

  • Difficult Champions League Group

  • No transfer links


Artem Dzyuba

2. Artem Dzyuba


Age: 31

Price: £0.29

Team: Zenit St Petersburg

Position: Forward

Champions League Opponents: Benfica, Lyon, RB Leipzig


Pros:


  • Very good G&A record - 6 goals, 2 assists in 6 for Russia and 4 goals, 3 assists in 8 for Zenit in the Russian Premier League

  • Russia International

  • Will most likely be playing in EURO 2020

  • Possible transfer links - it has been reported Everton are interested

Cons:


  • His price has been as low as 8p in the last 6 months

  • Very volatile price - his price will move often due to the influence of social media too. For example, he was once pumped massively by a trader with 3,172 shares in him - be careful as he is a risky trade! Timing is key

  • Is relatively old for a Football Index player


Mykola Matviyenko

3. Mykola Matviyenko


Age: 23

Price: £0.26

Team: Shakhtar Donetsk

Position: Left Back

Champions League Opponents: Atalanta, Dinamo Zagreb, Manchester City


Pros:


  • Ukraine International

  • Most likely will play at Euro 2020

  • IPO price was 23p so can't go too far wrong

  • Respectable PB score of 169 in the recent international break


Cons:


  • Weak Champions League team - likely to concede many goals against Manchester City and possibly Atalanta too



Daley Blind

4. Daley Blind


Age: 29

Price: £0.35

Team: Ajax

Position: Center Back

Champions League Opponents: Chelsea, Lille, Valencia


Pros:


  • Netherlands International

  • Very strong PB scores - 181 and 238 over the recent International Break

  • Ajax are a strong team

Cons:


  • Is not young

  • Has increased in price recently

Additional Options


Daler Kuzyaev - 12p

Theo Bongonda 45p

Mbwana Samatta 48p

Hans Van Aken 48p

Nicolas Tagliafico - 45p

Mathieu Valbuena - 28p

Joakim Maehle - 47p

Bruno Petkovic - 50p *First mentioned at 28p


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