Serbia vs Brazil: Fantasy tips

When: 27TH June, 23:30 IST
Where: Spartak Stadium, Moscow

Head to head
Matches played: 1
Serbia: 0 (0%)
Brazil: 1 (100%)

Form
Serbia: W L W W L (decent form)
Brazil: W W W D W (great form)

Previous match starting XI
Serbia: Vladimir Stojkovic (GK), Branislav Ivanovic, Nikola Milenkovic, Dusko Tosic, Aleksandar Kolarov, Luka Milivojevic, Nemanja Matic, Dusan Tadic, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Filip Kostic, Aleksandar Mitrovic

Brazil: Alisson Becker (GK), Fagner Lemos, Thiago Silva, Joao Miranda, Marcelo, Paulinho, Casemiro, Philippe Coutinho, Willian, Gabriel Jesus, Neymar

Players to watch out for:
Danilo: He was the best player in the first match for Brazil where they drew against Switzerland. He will look to continue to attack the defenders to score.

Miranda: The Brazilian centre-back was involved in both boxes and even had a penalty appeal against him waved away. The tall Inter Milan defender will be eager to make his mark in this game and help his team keep a clean sheet.

Valon Behrami: He picked up a knock in his first game and might recover in time. Still, a doubtful pick.

Sergej Milinkovic: Savic: He was exceptional in the last game, helped Serbia to pick up those three important points. He will be crucial here as well.

Germany v Sweden: Fantasy Tips

When: June 23, 23:30 IST
Where: Fisht Stadium, Sochi

Head to Head
Total Matches: 36
Germany: 15
Sweden: 13
Draws: 8

Form
Germany: D L L W L
Sweden: L L D D W

Starting 11
Germany: Manuel Neuer (GK), Marvin Plattenhardt, Mats Hummels, Jerome Boateng, Joshua Kimmich, Toni Kroos, Sami Khedira, Julian Draxler, Thomas Muller, Mesut Ozil, Timo Werner

Sweden: Robin Olsen (GK), Mikael Lustig, Pontus Jansson, Andreas Granqvist, Ludwig Augustinsson, Viktor Claesson, Sebastian Larsson, Albin Ekdal, Emil Forsberg, Marcus Berg, Ola Toivonen

Players to watch out for:
Pontus Jansson: The Swedish centre-back is likely to be replaced by Manchester United defender Victor Lindelof, who is set to make a return from injury.

Jerome Boateng: Even though Germany lost against Mexico, Boateng had an excellent game and will be key for the defending champions throughout the 90 minutes.

Toni Kroos: The Real Madrid star started well against Mexico and will be keen to score a few today.

Andreas Granqvist: Sweden’s captain led the team from the front against South Korea, rallying the defence and also slotting home the winning penalty.

Portugal v Spain: Preview

When: 15th June, – 23:30 IST
Where: Fisht Stadium, Sochi
Form:
PORTUGAL: W L D D W
SPAIN: D D W D W

Head To Head
Total Matches: 36
Spain: 18
Portugal: 6
Draws: 12

Predicted XI:
Portugal
Rui Patricio (GK), Cedric, Pepe, Bruno Alves, Raphaël Guerreiro, Bernardo Silva, Joao Moutinho, William Carvalho, Bruno Fernandes, Goncalo Guedes, Cristiano Ronaldo

Spain
David de Gea (GK), Jordi Alba, Gerard Pique, Sergio Ramos, Álvaro Odriozola, Thiago Alcantara, Sergio Busquets, Andres Iniesta, Isco, David Silva, Rodrigo

Players to watch out for:
Sergio Ramos & Christiano Ronaldo: The key battle will be between the Real Madrid team-mates and do expect physical tussles as Ramos will love to take on his opponents just like the way he did against Mo Salah in the Champion’s league final.

Goncalo Guedes: One of the top-scorers for Portugal team will look to start well against Spain.

David de Gea: Regarded as the world’s best Goal-keeper, Gea received his 18th clean sheet of the premier league season and also secured his first Premier League Golden Glove this year. Watch out for him!

ENG v PAK, 1st Test, Fantasy picks

The inexperienced Pakistan team will look to repeat the history at Lord’s when they take on England.

England, on the other hand, will be looking to make a good start for their home season as they suffered two consecutive series loss before this match.

Pakistan will most likely stick with the same line-up that won against Ireland a few days back.

Here are the players to watch out for:

Shadab Khan (Pak): The young Pakistan spinner had an excellent start to the series with the practice match that concluded recently. He sure will carry the momentum to the game at Lord’s.

Joe Root (Eng): The England captain has a point to prove here as one of the best in the game both with bat and as a captain. Root will look to convert his starts at least which is looking like a nightmare for him.

Imam-ul-Haq (Pak): Imam played well in the practice matches which will ease the pressure on him when he comes to bat at Lord’s. The youngster will be looking to answer his critics with his bat.

Jos Buttler (Eng): After a great run at IPL, the England keeper will try to make full use of his second chance to represent the country.

IPL 2018, RR v RCB: Fantasy tips

When: May 19, Saturday at 16:00 IST
Where: Sawai Man Singh Stadium, Jaipur
Conditions: The temperature will be on the higher side.

Team News:
In the do-or-die battle, RCB holds the upper-hand as Royals has to let go of Buttler and Stokes. Klassen and Short will be the possible replacements, but both the players couldn’t perform as expected. Whereas for RCB the inclusion of Moeen Ali has given them the much-needed balance and their last three matches they won comfortably.

TEAM PROBABLE:
RR: D’Arcy Short, Ajinkya Rahane, Sanju Samson, Heinrich Klassen, Rahul Tripathi, Stuart Binny, K Gowtham, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Dhawal Kulkarni/Anureet Singh, Jaydev Unadkat

RCB: Parthiv Patel, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Moeen Ali, Colin de Grandhomme, Mandeep Singh, Sarfraz Khan, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Mohammad Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal