Euro 2016: Monday Cheat Sheet
Euro 2016: Monday Cheat Sheet

This article is part of our Euro 2016 series.

MATCHES (EDT)

9:00 a.m: Spain v. Czech Republic
12:00 p.m: Republic of Ireland v. Sweden
3:00 p.m: Belgium v. Italy

ODDS REPORT

EXPECTED CORNER TAKERS

Spain: Cesc Fabregas
Czech Republic: Borek Dockal, Ladislav Krejci
Republic of Ireland: Robbie Brady
Sweden: Kim Kallstrom
Belgium: Kevin De Bruyne, Dries Mertens
Italy: Antonio Candreva, Alessandro Florenzi

PLAYER RECOMMENDATIONS

GOALKEEPER

David De Gea, SPA v. CZE: Spain are by far the heaviest favorites on the slate, so it's no wonder that De Gea, who had an excellent season for Manchester United, is the most expensive option. If there's a negative it's that he may not make many saves, so he likely doesn't have 20-point upside.

Andreas Isaksson, SWE v. IRL: Sweden have the second-highest win odds, though they are small when compared to Spain's. The Belgium/Italy game looks like it could go either way, and if you don't want to pay up for De Gea, would you rather the goalkeeper that's facing Zlatan Ibrahimovic or the one who has him as a teammate?

DEFENDER

Juanfran, SPA v. CZE: No defender on Monday's slate sent in more crosses during qualifying than Juanfran, who will line up at fullback for a Spanish side that has the second-highest win odds of any team in the opening round of matches.

Martin Olsson, SWE v. IRL: If you're not sold on the Republic of Ireland's attack, Olsson is a solid option given his ability to cross the ball when he moves up

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Andrew M. Laird
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