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Champions League Preview – 3/9/2021

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We’re covering two cracking Champions League games this Tuesday on FanTeam.com, with €20,000 in guaranteed prize pool money to be won in our 6-a-side fantasy football contests.

Do you remember the days when Ronaldo was fantasy football gold in the Premier League and La Liga?

Is Haaland the heir to his throne?

Well, tonight you get the chance to see them both in action and have both in your fantasy lineup.

You know you’re going to watch at least one of these games, so why not add to the excitement and have a fantasy team in play also? 

Juventus vs. Porto

Porto go into this one with a 2-1 lead from Leg 1 – however, the away goal conceded could prove pivotal. This was the first time in six attempts that Porto have defeated Juventus in the Champions League though. 

JUVENTUS

Since the defeat in the first leg, Juventus have won three out of four games and they’ve scored three goals in each victory. However, their defence is likely to be without De Ligt, Chiellini and the suspended Danilo on Tuesday night.

On that basis, it might be sensible to invest in their attack over their defence. 

Cuadrado has returned from injury and has picked up five assists during the group stages, which was more than any other player. 

Morata is their top scorer in the Champions League, but there’s no questioning who their talisman is. Ronaldo is a goal machine and Juventus were unlucky not to get a penalty in the first leg.

Previous Leg: Chiesa scored from a Rabiot assist, but the above three would be more prudent choices. 

Domestic Form: Ronaldo is in hot form, having scored four goals in his last three starts and was partially rested in their last league game. Morata isn’t far behind with three goals and an assist in four starts. 

PORTO

Porto have had mixed results since their shock victory over Juventus. They were knocked out of their domestic cup and they find themselves 10 points behind league leaders, Sporting Lisbon.  

The penalty taker, Oliveira, appears to be their talisman. He was their top scorer during the group stages (3), he’s their current top scorer in the domestic league (10) and has the second most assists (4). 

Although their defence was rock solid during the group stages, I wouldn’t be banking on a clean sheet, given that Juventus have to score to qualify.   

Previous Leg: both the forwards – Taremi and Marega scored with an assist from Manafá.

Domestic Form: as mentioned above, the domestic results have been mixed and the returns have been spread throughout the team. Otavio and Uribe have scored the most goals (2) since the first leg and Taremi has made the most assists. 

Score prediction: 3-1

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DORTMUND vs SEVILLA

The previous leg ended 2-3 to Dortmund, which puts them in prime position, but there’s everything to play for with just a slim lead. The two sides have played each other three times in Europe with one win each now.

DORTMUND

Dortmund are unlikely to keep a clean sheet, as Sevilla will be desperate to score to salvage the tie – and although they kept three clean sheets during the group stages, it was against far weaker sides.  

Previous Leg: golden boy Haaland was the hero with two goals and an assist. Reus and Sancho picked up the other assists, and the first goal was scored by Dahoud.

Domestic Form: Dortmund were on an unbeaten run in the league until they ran into Bayern Munich at the weekend, who overturned their two early goals to beat them 4-2.

Despite that run, their inconsistency has cost them, as they sit in sixth place in the league. Haaland picked up a cut to his ankle, but is expected to play in the Champions League clash.

Since the first leg, he’s been their top performer with three goals (two were scored against Bayern) and an assist. He’s closely followed by Sancho, who has two goals and two assists (however he’s an injury doubt).    

SEVILLA

Sevilla have lost three of their last four games since the first leg, although to be fair to them, two of those loses were against Barcelona.

Previous Leg: Sevilla’s goals came from substitute De Jong (Rodriguez assist) and Suso (Fernando assist). 

Domestic Form: not only are Sevilla on a terrible run of late, but they’re not scoring many goals either. De Jong (two goals) appears to be their primary threat but I wouldn’t invest heavy in their attack, personally.   

Score prediction: 2-1

GET INVOLVED

With only two games included in Tuesday night’s €3,000 and €20,000 guaranteed prize pool contests, it’s time to predict the outcome of both games and pick your 6-a-side lineups accordingly.

You can play from as little as €2 in our €3K contest, but entry to the big one (€20K) is €20/£18 – where there’s a first-place prize of €2,500 to play for!

Tuesday’s contests start at 20:00GMT/21:00CET, so be sure to enter your lineups once the official team news has been announced one hour before kick-off, to avoid missing out.

New users can register here, or by clicking the banner below, and as always, I wish you the best of luck and hope you cash well.

Be sure to follow me on Twitter @ChrisTanFPL if you have any questions or would like to continue the discussion.

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