Yahoo DFS Soccer: Wednesday UCL Picks

Yahoo DFS Soccer: Wednesday UCL Picks

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Cristiano Ronaldo, JUV at POR (€30): Ronaldo comes in with the highest anytime goalscorer odds on the slate, yet he's the third-highest priced player in the pool behind Erling Haaland (€32) and... you guessed it, Munir El Haddadi (€241)! No, that's not a typo. We all know that Ronaldo loves scoring goals in Champions League and he'll be itching to add to his all-time leading goal haul. He's scored or assisted in all four UCL appearances this campaign and on a two-game slate, it would be a potentially fatal move to go against the most popular player on the board.

Erling Haaland, BVB at SEV (€32): Haaland is the type of forward that can make or break a slate based on his goalscoring ability alone. He bagged six goals in the four UCL games leading up to the Round of 16, and once he breaks through he gets a head of steam and starts scoring in bulk. Haaland has a relatively tough matchup at Sevilla, but he can singlehandedly put up a tournament-winning score.

Federico Chiesa, JUV at POR (€17): Chiesa supplies some salary relief at the forward spot or he could also be added as a utility player. He's coming off of a strong effort versus Napoli last time out, firing off four shots, creating four chances and sending in five accurate crosses. He could be a cheap inlet to Juve set pieces, but be sure to monitor starting lineups to ensure Chiesa is in before deploying him.

Munir El Haddadi, SEV vs. BVB (€241): I'm not sure what the pricing algorithm knows about Munir that we don't, but unless there's a cheat code to magically increase your budget, it's unfortunate that we won't be able to reap the rewards when Munir shows up with a triple hat-trick.

Midfielders

Sergio Oliveira,  POR vs. JUV (€25): It's a bit of a stretch thinking of him as the highest-priced midfielder, but on a two-game slate there aren't a lot of attractive options jumping out. Oliveira played a big part in Porto's run-up to the Round of 16, netting three goals across five starts and supplying good defensive coverage in the midfield. With a share of set pieces in his toolbox, Oliveira is worthy of a tournament play if the funds are there.

Alejandro Gomez,  SEV vs. BVB (€22): Gomez took the majority of Sevilla's set pieces in his first La Liga start, and he should resume that role in Wednesday's clash with Borussia Dortmund. He's still building chemistry with his new club, but he's proven to be a menace on the attacking end and in a game of this stature, expect him to play a big part going forward.

Giovanni Reyna,  BVB at SEV (€13): Reyna is a true boom-or-bust play, but he provides some salary relief and he has a big ceiling as part of a feisty Dortmund attack. He hasn't topped three points in either of his last three appearances, so it's worth taking a proceed-with-caution approach. At near-minimum price, he's well worth a look as his upside trumps a potential fourth consecutive bust.

Defenders

Raphael Guerreiro, BVB at SEV (€19): Guerreiro continues to supply assists at a high clip for a defender, registering his eighth of the season in his last Bundesliga outing. Sevilla present a stiff challenge defensively, but considering what's at stake, there's no doubt that Guerreiro will look to make his presence felt going forward.

Sergio Escudero, SEV at BVB (€12): Escudero looks to be fully recovered from a dislocated elbow, and he should slot in at his usual left-back spot Wednesday. It could take some time for him to get fully back up to speed, but he comes at a nice discount and he's in play as one of the best value defenders on the slate.

Aleix Vidal, SEV at BVB (€10): Opposite of Escudero at right-back, Vidal also figures to be a popular play to help roster the big spends at other positions. The veteran player isn't the most attractive option, but at the minimum price, he doesn't have to do much to be serviceable. He's worth a plug-and-play if he starts in order to squeeze in the heavy hitters.

Goalkeeper

Marwin Hitz,  BVB at SEV (€13): Hitz continues to deputize for usual starter Roman Burki as he remains out with a shoulder injury. He's been a bit shaky of late – allowing five goals over his last three starts – but his salary savings are worth cashing in on considering how tight both matchups project to be Wednesday.

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