Best Goalkeepers to pick in EURO 2024 Fantasy

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In this article, we will look at the best goalkeepers to pick for your EURO 2024 Fantasy team in the Matchday 1.

We will look at goalkeepers at each price options: budget enablersmidpriced picks and premium options for our fantasy teams in MD1.

How to pick the best goalkeepers for your EURO 2024 fantasy team

  • With goalkeepers, you always want a keeper that has a very high chance of a clean sheet. You can use our EURO 2024 Clean Sheets Odds to find nations, who are most likely to keep a clean sheet in Matchday 1.
  • It is also best to have two playing goalkeepers – Both who play on a different day so you could use substitution if the first one will not keep a clean sheet. (If their match starts on the same day, you couldn’t make substitutions)
  • That way, if the goalkeeper who plays earlier does not score enough points (we use 4 points as our threshold) you can replace him with a goalkeeper that is yet to play on another day within the same matchday.
  • This will help you maximize fantasy points gained from your goalkeepers.
  • Also, when considering a goalkeeper for your fantasy team, you always have to take a look at fixtures and asses whether a certain keeper has the potential for a clean sheet. Does he have a tough or easy fixture? And as we mentioned, our clean sheet odds will help you with that.
  • Also, asses save potential of a goalkeeper you would like to pick
  • Not sure how are goalkeepers scoring points in EURO 2024 Fantasy? Check our article: How are points awarded in EURO 2024 Fantasy?

Now let’s look at goalkeepers at each price option and our rating.

Budget Goalkeepers (4m – 4.5m)

Moldovan (4m, Romania) – 3/10

  • likely the best 4m goalkeeper for EURO 2024
  • He is predicted to be number 1 for Romania at the tournament
  • Romania solid defensively in the Qualifiers, with just 5 goals conceded and 5 clean sheets in 10 matches

Lunin (4.5m, Ukraine) – 4/10

  • A perfect budget goalkeeper for the first two matchdays (against Romania and Slovakia)
  • Great option for managers who will use limitless wildcards or regular wildcards in MD3 – so they will transfer out Lunin for his fixture against Belgium
  • He was perfect asset to own in UCL Fantasy this year, as he was very good at collecting save points for Real Madrid – 4.75 saves per match
  • Ukraine should concede shots so there is high potential he will get points for saves
  • 36 clean sheet odds in MD1

Verbruggen (4.5m, Netherlands) – 6.5/10

  • He will be number 1 goalkeeper for Netherlands at EUROs
  • disadvantage is, that he is not as good pick for managers who will use limitless in MD3, because they have a tough fixture on MD2 against France
  • Good pick solely for Matchday 1

Mid-priced Goalkeepers (5m)

Pickford (5m, England) – 9/10

  • very good price
  • Hero of Fantasy Premier League season this year – top scoring goalkeeper in FPL with 13 clean sheets this season
  • England with very good group – clean sheet potential in every match in the group stage
  • He is good set and forget goalkeeper for the group stage
  • 45 % clean sheet odds in MD1 – 3rd best of all teams
  • England had the most clean sheets (5) in previous EURO in 2021
  • in Qualifiers, England had 4 clean sheets in 8 games

Diogo Costa (5m, Portugal) – 5/10

  • Portugal with the best defense in the qualifiers – they kept 9 clean sheets in 10 matches and conceded just 2 goals (in the game against Slovakia
  • But in the recent big tournaments their defense was not as solid as in the qualifiers
  • Good at saving penalties

Casteels (5m, Belgium) – 7.5/10

  • should be starting goalkeeper for Belgium as they will be without Courtois
  • Good group for Belgium, all 3 fixtures have clean sheet potential
  • 5 clean sheets for Belgium in 8 games in Qualifiers

Premium Goalkeepers for EURO 2024 Fantasy (5.5m – 6m)

Given Pickford’s price, it is hard to pick more expensive goalkeepers given that their points potential is very similar to Pickford’s.

Maignan (5.5m, France) – 5/10

  • France were second for clean sheets in Qualifiers (6 in 8 games)
  • But the price tag is high – we prefer Pickford or Casteels at better price points
  • Tougher group, 40 % clean sheet odd in MD1

Neuer (6m, Germany) – 5.5/10

  • very high price tag, however, Germany has a good group for clean sheets
  • But they did not play Qualifiers – hard to say how “prepared” they are for the tournament
  • If you also have Mitelsdadt, your team would be too reliant on Germany keeping clean sheets
  • But top for clean sheet odds in MD1 (55 %)
Matej Šuľan

Fantasy Football enthusiast with two top 1k finishes in FPL. Best FPL overall rank: 119th in 2019/20 season. Five top 500 finishes in UCL Fantasy, best overall rank: 23rd in 2018/19 season. Founder of Fantasy Football Reports.

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