DraftKings Fantasy Soccer: Italy v. Spain Showdown Preview

DraftKings Fantasy Soccer: Italy v. Spain Showdown Preview

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DraftKings UEFA Euro 2020 Italy v. Spain Showdown Cheat Sheet

Italy are a slight favorite for Tuesday's Euro 2020 semi-final, though there's a chance Spain get more money leading up to the match as an underdog. There aren't expected to be a ton of goals, but the implied goal total is sitting around 2.5, with both teams expected to hit the back of the net.

Italy are considered somewhat of a surprise in this spot, but they played well leading up to the Euros and continued that form the last few weeks. They had no problems in the group stage and did enough to get past both Austria and Belgium. It's likely their performance against an underwhelming Belgium side is why they're favored in this matchup, so if you weren't overly impressed by them in that game, this is a good chance to fade them.

Then again, Spain are probably underdogs because they needed penalty kicks to get past a Switzerland side without Granit Xhaka. Even against Croatia, Spain gave up a lead and didn't have the defense to hold onto it before winning in extra time. They continue to dominate possession, but that may not be the case against Italy, and they've also shown a weakness on the back line when not in possession.

The Favorite

Lorenzo Insigne ($11,000) is rightly the most expensive player, as he's been Italy's best and most-consistent option. He's scored two goals and, more importantly,

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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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