Spain aim to seal Tokyo 2020 quarter-final berth against Argentina - get fantasy tips and prediction
Spain (SP U23), who sit atop Group C, will face Argentina (AR U23) in their last match of the group stage of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics’ men's football event. The game will take place on Wednesday, July 28, at the Saitama Stadium in Japan.
A win for La Roja will effectively put them in the quarter-finals for the first time since Sydney 2000, where they finished with a silver medal.
Argentina, meanwhile, head into the contest on the back of a narrow 1-0 win against Egypt to keep their bleak hopes of qualification alive.
SP U23 vs AR U23 Dream11 prediction
It is safe to say that Spain will start as favourites against Argentina and are pegged to register a comfortable win. As many as six players from Euro 2020 are in La Roja's ranks, providing them with an advantage over their opponents in terms of big-game experience.
As far as the score prediction goes, Spain will likely win the contest by a scoreline of 3-1.
SP U23 vs AR U23 Dream11 team tips for Tokyo 2020
Top tip: Best forward
Dani Olmo starts as the fancied forward to include in your fantasy team for the SP U23 vs AR U23 fixture at Tokyo 2020. The 23-year-old attacker, a prominent piece of Spain’s attacking set-up at UEFA Euro 2020 with three assists in five games, has yet to open his account in the Summer Games but is likely to shine soon and add to his 26 fantasy points.
Argentina, meanwhile, will look up to Carlos Valenzuela to open the scoring against Spain. The 24-year-old didn’t play any part in La Albicelestes 1-0 win against Egypt and will look to impress his owners when he returns to the playing XI on Wednesday.
Top tip: Best midfielder
Fausto Vera has earned 27 fantasy points so far from his two outings with Argentina at Tokyo 2020, making him the top midfielder to watch out from the two-time Olympic champions’ camp. Operating as a defensive midfielder, Vera will be deployed to halt the creative outbursts from the likes of Dani Ceballos and Pedri.
25-year-old Mikel Merino is rated as one of Spain’s best midfielders for the upcoming Tokyo 2020 men’s football fixture. Merino played in La Roja’s 0-0 stalemate against Egypt but wasn’t in the squad that picked up a 1-0 victory against Australia. Expect the Real Sociedad man to return and help orchestrate a comfortable win for Spain.
Top tip: Best defender and goalkeeper
Pau Torres has been a constant mention in transfer gossip for quite a while, because of his ball-playing capabilities as a defender. The Villarreal youngster showcased his defensive prowess in Spain’s Euro 2020 campaign and he adds stability to La Rojas backline. Torres’ 48 fantasy points tally makes him an undroppable choice as the best defender for a fantasy football team.
Unai Simon will take his experience from the recent Euro 2020 into Tokyo 2020, and is well-placed to keep a clean sheet against Argentina on Wednesday. The 24-year-old Spaniard commands a rating of 35 fantasy points, and it won’t come as a surprise if he keeps the Argentine attackers at bay.
SP U23 vs AR U23 probable playing XI
SP U23 Probable XI: Unai Simon (Goalkeeper), Marc Cucurella, Pau Torres, Eric Garcia, Óscar Mingueza, Mikel Merino, Pedri, Dani Ceballos, Marco Asensio, Dani Olmo, Mikel Oyarzabal (captain).
ARG U23 Probable XI: Jeremías Ledesma (Goalkeeper), Claudio Bravo, Nehuén Pérez (captain), Marcelo Herrera, Fausto Vera, Santiago Colombatto, Carlos Valenzuela, Ezequiel Barco, Agustín Urzi, Adolfo Gaich, Ezequiel Ponce
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