Euro 2016: Semifinal Cheat Sheet
Euro 2016: Semifinal Cheat Sheet

This article is part of our Euro 2016 series.

MATCHES (EDT)

Wednesday, 3:00 p.m: Portugal v. Wales
Thursday, 3:00 p.m: Germany v. France

ODDS REPORT

EXPECTED CORNER TAKERS

Portugal: Joao Mario, Ricardo Quaresma
Wales: Gareth Bale
Germany: Toni Kroos
France: Dimitri Payet

PLAYER RECOMMENDATIONS

GOALKEEPER

Rui Patricio, POR v. WAL: With the France v. Germany match likely to be very tight, with not a ton of scoring, it's probably best to just suck it up and pay for the most expensive keeper against a Wales side that is without two starters due to suspension, including Aaron Ramsey, who has been just as good, if not better, than Gareth Bale.

DEFENDER

Chris Gunter, WAL v. POR: Gunter has been a very solid fantasy producer, as he's able to accumulate stats across numerous categories. With the Portugal attack centered around Cristiano Ronaldo, Gunter could be free on the wing to send in crosses, much like he did in setting up a goal during Wales' surprising 3-1 win over Belgium in the quarters.

Jonas Hector, GER v. FRA: Hector has been Germany's best fantasy-defender during the tournament, and there's little reason to think he can't keep it going against a France side that's been excellent in attack but continues to have questions in defense.

MIDFIELDER

Dimitri Payet, FRA v. GER: If there's a midfielder to pay up for, it's Payet, who has arguably been the best player in the entire tournament. Germany have had questions along their back line (much like France, actually), but

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