Market Trend #6.1 - EURO Under 21's (Midfielders)

Updated: Feb 23

Following on from yesterday's post, there is clearly a demand for players which could perform well in the EURO 2020 Under 21's qualifying games.


Yesterday's top two highlighted players; Michael Obafemi (+13p/14.6%) and Ferran Torres (+9p / 7%) have both already increased huge amounts.


Below are midfielders which have stood out to me from my research. It is important to note that forwards are more likely to increase in price due to more speculation around them scoring and so the below players may not increase in price so much even if they have a strong performance, unless they also score.


As always there are pros and cons to buying the players below and so they are worth considering before any players are purchased.


Mattias Svanberg

1. Mattias Svanberg


Age: 20

Price: £0.55

Team: Bologna

Position: Midfielder (Central)

Country: Sweden

Euro under 21 opponents: Iceland U-21, Italy U-21, Spain U-21, Armenia U-21, Luxembourg U-21, Republic of Ireland U-21


Pros:

  • Scored in last Sweden Under 21 game against Republic of Ireland

  • Sweden have relatively easy upcoming fixtures - Iceland U-21 and Luxembourg U-21

  • Was bought by Bologna having had 2 successful seasons at Malmo when just 18

  • Captain of Sweden under 21's


Cons:


  • Currently struggling to break into Bologna's first team

  • Sweden U-21 have a relatively tough EURO Under 21 group (Italy U-21 and Republic of Ireland U-21)


Kamil Jozwiak

2. Kamil Jozwiak


Age: 21

Price: £0.35

Team: Lech Poznan

Position: Midfielder (Winger)

Country: Poland

Euro under 21 opponents: Bulgaria U-21, Russia U-21, Lativa U-21, Serbia U-21, Estonia U-21


Pros:

  • Scored in last Poland Under 21 game against Estonia Under 21

  • Goal and assist today for Lech Poznan in the Ekstraklasa (Polish 1st Division)

  • IPO'd at 33p and has only increased 2p since


Cons:


  • Currently in a non-pb league

  • May be hard to market sell if he does not stand out in the EURO under 21 or get a transfer as currently there is very low demand for Jozwiak


Oscar Rodriguez

3. Oscar Rodriguez


Age: 21

Price: £0.93

Team: Leganes (On loan from Real Madrid)

Position: Midfielder (Attacking)

Country: Spain

Euro under 21 opponents: Kazakhstan U-21, North Macedonia U-21, Israel U-21, Montenegro U-21, Faroe Islands U-21


Pros:

  • Strong at taking long shots including direct free-kicks

  • 2 goals in 7 games for Leganes so far this season

  • Has a chance of playing for Real Madrid as currently on loan

  • Spain have a very strong under 21 side

  • Relatively easy opponents



Cons:

  • Inconsistent - poor game for Leganes today

  • May struggle to win PB at Leganes

  • Has already increased considerably this season


Oriol Busquets

4. Oriol Busquets


Age: 20

Price: £0.46

Team: FC Twente (On loan from Barcelona

Position: Midfielder (Defensive)

Country: Spain

Euro under 21 opponents: Kazakhstan U-21, North Macedonia U-21, Israel U-21, Montenegro U-21, Faroe Islands U-21


Pros:

  • Spain have a very strong under 21 side

  • Relatively easy opponents

  • Is getting useful, regular first-team minutes in the Eredivise

  • Has a chance of playing for Barcelona as currently on loan


Cons:


  • Currently in a non-pb league

  • Lower price ceiling as a defensive midfielder

  • He was an unused substitute in last Spain under 21 game


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