DraftKings Fantasy Soccer: Turkey v. Italy Showdown Preview

DraftKings Fantasy Soccer: Turkey v. Italy Showdown Preview

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Italy are a -190 favorite (up from -167) against Turkey for Friday's Euro 2020 opener, which is being played in Rome. The over/under of 2.5 goals is at +135, and Turkey's odds of scoring at least one goal is +102, meaning Italy are expected to secure a clean sheet.

Italy have allowed one goal in their last 12 matches in all competitions, and that came last October in a draw against the Netherlands. Meanwhile, Turkey's last four matches have come against Moldova, Guinea, Azerbaijan and Latvia, and they beat Netherlands 4-2 before that stretch.

Italy won their Nations League group, allowing two goals in six matches, while Turkey finished last in theirs while conceding eight.

The Favorite

Unfortunately, Italy don't have one dominant set-piece taker, so cash lineups will be hard to lock down until starting XIs are released. Federico Bernardeschi ($9,000) and Domenico Berardi ($10,800) have taken the most set pieces over the last year, but there's a chance neither start. Even if they both start or only one does, there's still likely to be a split role, which makes spending on Berardi a hard strategy.

If neither start, Lorenzo Insigne ($10,400) may draw the most attention since he'll get some set pieces and is most likely to make the score-sheet behind Ciro Immobile ($9,800), who has the highest anytime goal scorer odds. Immobile doesn't have a high floor in a central role, but there's still a chance he's viable in cash games because even if he doesn't score,

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Adam Zdroik
Adam, a 2019, 2018 and 2017 Finalist for FSWA Soccer Writer of the Year, is RotoWire's assistant soccer editor. He also runs RotoWire's Bracketology, as well as writes on other various college basketball content. He has previously worked at ESPN and Sporting Kansas City, and he is a former Streak for the Cash winner and Michigan State graduate.
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