Market Trend #7 Champions League Knockout Phases

Updated: Feb 23

There are currently 3 group stage games in the Champions League remaining. There is then a cup draw (Taking place on 16th December) for the first round of the knockout stages which take place in February 2020.


There is a strong chance we will see further rises in players playing in these tournaments because the match day dividends increase has enhanced the benefits of these players playing in more games that are eligible to earn dividends.


Champions League


The table below shows the teams which play in PB leagues and are likely to be playing in the knockout stages of either the Champions League or Europa League.

Champions League / PB League teams currently in position to qualify for the next round of the Champions League / Europa League

Below are players from some of these teams which could represent good value given the reasons below:


1. Raphael Guerreiro

Raphael Guerreiro

Team: Borussia Dortmund

Country: Germany

EURO 2020: Yes

European Tournament: Yes

Position: Defender

Age: 25

Price: £0.96

Top 3 PB scores: 334, 222, 196


Pros:

  • Very high peak PB score

  • Also suits the current trend of full backs increasing in price

  • Strong PB score of 222 last weekend

  • Portugal International

Cons:

  • Competes with high PB scoring Hakimi at Borussia Dortmund

  • Often competing for left back spot with Nico Schulz


2. Kingsley Coman


Kingsley Coman

Team: Bayern Munich

Country: France

EURO 2020: Yes

European Tournament: Yes

Position: Midfielder

Age: 23

Price: £2.34

Top 3 PB scores: 289, 237, 205


Pros:

  • Capable of hitting high PB scores

  • Relatively young

  • France International

  • Could perform better under a new manager (Niko Kovac recently left Bayern Munich)

Cons:

  • Competing with other very high PB scoring Midfielders at Bayern Munich

  • Previous injury problems


Naby Keita

3. Naby Keita


Team: Liverpool

Country: Guinea

EURO 2020: No

European Tournament: Yes

Position: Midfielder

Age: 24

Price: £1.76

Top 3 PB scores: 258, 244, 240


Pros:

  • Liverpool have a strong Media Pull - Potential MB after very strong performances

  • High PB scores

  • Hit a strong PB score of 244 in his last full game last month

  • Decreased in price this week

Cons:

  • Previous injury problems

  • Lack of game time


4. Thorgan Hazard


Thorgan Hazard

Team: Borussia Dortmund

Country: Belgium

EURO 2020: Yes

European Tournament: Yes

Position: Midfielder

Age: 26

Price: £1.93

Top 3 PB scores: 265, 240, 216


Pros:

  • Hit 2 strong PB scores very recently (216 on 2nd Nov and 240 on 19th Oct)

  • Belgium International

  • 6 assists in 9 games this season

Cons:

  • Increased in price considerably already this month


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