Market Trend #8.1 Europa League Knockout Phases

Updated: Feb 23

With just one final game of the knockout phases remaining, now is a good time to start pointing out some more valuable players that are likely to be playing in the later stages of the Europa League.


Many players playing in the Europa League that have recently been highlighted have already increased in price considerably recently. For example, Lorenzo Pellegrini is already up over 20% from £1.99 to £2.40 just 13 days after being highlighted.


Below are further players who could rise in price in the later stages of the Europa League for the reasons below.


*PB Scores are from this season only


1. Davide Santon

Davide Santon

Team: Roma

Country: Italy

EURO 2020: No

European Tournament: Yes

Position: Defender (Left Back)

Age: 28

Price: £0.20

Top 3 PB Scores: 185, 135, 113


Pros:

  • Had a very strong game yesterday for Roma

  • Very low price

  • Price is very low for a full back in a PB league and European Tournament

Cons:

  • Yet to hit a very high PB score for Roma

  • Does not play a full game regularly

  • Roma are not guaranteed to qualify yet (Currently 2nd, but, only 1 point ahead of 3rd)

2. Amadou Diawara

Amadou Diawara

Team: Roma

Country: Guinea

EURO 2020: No

European Tournament: Yes

Position: Midfielder (Defensive)

Age: 22

Price: £0.51

Top 3 PB Scores: 204, 158, 139


Pros:

  • Strong performance yesterday - PB score of 204

  • Young

  • Low price

Cons:

  • Defensive midfielder - may struggle to regularly hit high peak PB scores

  • Price ceiling is limited as a defensive midfielder

  • Does not play a full game regularly

  • Roma are not guaranteed to qualify yet (Currently 2nd, but, only 1 point ahead of 3rd)

3. Munas Dabbur

Munas Dabbur

Team: Sevilla

Country: Israel

EURO 2020: No

European Tournament: Yes

Position: Forward

Age: 27

Price: £0.69

Top 3 PB Scores: 293, 203, 171


Pros:

  • High PB scores

  • 4 goals and 1 assist in last 4 games

  • Sevilla are a very strong Europa League side

  • Likely to increase in price if he starts in a league game

Cons:

  • Yet to start a game in La Liga

  • Lack of game time

4. Munir El Haddadi

Munir El Haddadi

Team: Sevilla

Country: Spain

EURO 2020: No

European Tournament: Yes

Position: Forward

Age: 24

Price: £1.04

Top 3 PB Scores: 455, 255, 225


Pros:

  • Capable of hitting very high PB scores

  • Hit an enormous PB score of 455 when he scored a hat-trick in the Europa League

  • Potential to become more consistent

Cons:

  • Lack of game time

  • Yet to play a full game in La Liga this season

5. Granit Xhaka

Granit Xhaka

Team: Arsenal

Country: Switzerland

EURO 2020: Yes

European Tournament: Yes

Position: Midfielder (Central/Defensive)

Age: 27

Price: £1.06

Top 3 PB Scores: 277, 250, 239


Pros:

  • High PB scores

  • Capable of hitting very high PB scores

  • Potential Media dividends

  • Potential Transfer

  • Switzerland Intentional - EURO 2020

Cons:

  • Sacking of Unai Emery could negatively affect Xhaka

  • Form is inconsistent

  • Makes many mistakes - although, these do not necessarily translate into bad PB scores


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