3/16 UCL DFS – Clean Sheet

** The Clean Sheet is a UCL DFS Article directly relating to 3/16 UCL DraftKings and FanDuel plays. We analyze the best plays on both sites and attempt to get an edge on the field at large. Tournament plays are listed up top and cash plays are listed on the bottom. Be sure to be on the lookout for the Clean Sheet moving forward, as well as other articles at Top Flight.**

 

3/16 UCL DFS Breakdown

 

The Clean Sheet returns for the last of the second legs of the Round of 16 matches! While Man City is looking to cruise through to the round of eight, the other tie today is only separated by a goal.

 

If any teams are tied at the end of regulation, away goals scored count as the tiebreaker. Then if the teams are even on away goals, it goes to an extra 30 minute overtime which is not the first goal wins, but rather plays out in its entirety. If no teams score over those thirty minutes, it goes to penalty kicks.

 

Gladbach (+1200) at Manchester City (-435) – 3 Total Goals – Manchester City Leads 2-0 on Aggregate

 

Manchester City is so healthy and deep right now, they can field two teams. They deployed their “B-Team” over the weekend against Fulham in the English Premier League. With only FA Cup games and a short international break immediately ahead, we can expect the “A-Team” for this match. It is unlikely that they experience any issues here at home, as they should easily advance to the round of eight.

 

Atalanta (+225) at Real Madrid (+114) – 3.25 Total Goals – Real Madrid leads 1-0 on Aggregate

 

Last week we saw the downfall of club soccer’s old guard in Barcelona and Juventus. This week, we get another one of the historic giants facing a precarious situation. With Real Madrid only up one goal, with the away goal rule, they will have to work to ensure that they limit any damage. Karim Benzema has five goals over his last starts so he is red hot right now. Along with Benzema, other veterans expected in the lineup are Toni Kroos, Sergio Ramos, and Luka Modric. They have a ton of combined experience and should help boost the younger players around them to get past a mediocre Atalanta side.

 

Celebrate Karim Benzema Sticker by Real Madrid for iOS & Android | GIPHY

 

Key Goal Scoring Odds and Key Injuries

 

Note: Many of these players will not end up starting, but their goal odds are listed just in case. If they do not end up starting, disregard them. All projected starters, as of the time of writing, are listed in bold. All odds are listed +300 or below from DraftKings Sportsbook.

 

Gladbach (+1200) at Manchester City (-435) – Sergio Aguero (-114), Gabriel Jesus (+123), Raheem Sterling (+128), Ilkay Gundogan (+128), Kevin De Bruyne (+148), Riyad Mahrez (+148), Phil Foden (+165), Ferran Torres (+240), Rodri (+265), Bernardo Silva (+265)

 

Key Injuries

 

Gladbach: None

 

Manchester City: None

 

Atalanta (+225) at Real Madrid (+114) – Karim Benzema (+138), Luis Muriel (+188), Duvan Zapata (+188), Josip Illicic (+230), Vinicius Junior (+255), Hugo Duro (+275), Sergio Ramos (+310), Marco Asensio (+360), Matteo Pessina (+375)

 

Key Injuries

 

Atalanta: Hans Hateboer, Remo Freuler

 

Real Madrid: Eden Hazard, Casemiro, Dani Carjaval, Mariano

 

Best Bet

 

*Real Madrid to Win – 0.25 Units – (+114 DraftKings Sportsbook), (+115 FanDuel Sportsbook)*

 

You might want to wait until lineups come out for this bet. However, for reasons mentioned above, as long as the lineups are as expected, I like Real Madrid.

 

3/16 UCL DFS Forwards

 

DraftKings

 

  1. Karim Benzema – Real Madrid – $9,400
  2. Josep Ilicic – Atalanta – $9,000 “Not currently projected to start, set pieces if in”
  3. Raheem Sterling – Manchester City – $8,300
  4. Riyad Mahrez – Manchester City – $8,600
  5. Gabriel Jesus – Manchester City – $8,000 “Not currently projected to start”
  6. Sergio Aguero – Manchester City – $7,500
  7. Luis Muriel – Atalanta – $8,800 “Set pieces if no Ilicic”
  8. Duvan Zapata – Atalanta – $8,400
  9. Vinicius Junior/Marco Asensio – Real Madrid – $6,000/$6,600
  10. Bernardo Silva – Manchester City – $7,200

 

FanDuel “Set pieces less important than on DraftKings”

 

  1. Kevin De Bruyne – Manchester City – $23 “Set Pieces”
  2. Karim Benzema – Real Madrid – $22
  3. Josep Ilicic – Atalanta – $18 “Not currently projected to start, set pieces if in”
  4. Phil Foden – Manchester City – $16 “Not currently projected to start”
  5. Raheem Sterling – Manchester City – $20
  6. Riyad Mahrez – Manchester City – $20
  7. Ilkay Gundogan – Manchester City – $15
  8. Duvan Zapata – Atalanta – $16
  9. Luis Muriel – Atalanta – $17 “Set Pieces if no Ilicic”
  10. Toni Kroos – Real Madrid – $17 “Set Pieces”
  11. Matteo Pessina – Atalanta – $8
  12. Marco Asensio – Real Madrid – $11
  13. Bernardo Silva – Manchester City – $14
  14. Vinicius Junior – Real Madrid – $18
  15. Alassane Plea – Gladbach – $17

 

UCL Midfielders

 

DraftKings

 

  1. Kevin De Bruyne – Manchester City – $10,000 “Set Pieces”
  2. Toni Kroos – Real Madrid – $7,800 “Set Pieces”
  3. Josep Ilicic – Atalanta – $9,000 “Not currently projected to start, set pieces if in”
  4. Ilkay Gundogan – Manchester City – $7,600
  5. Raheem Sterling – Manchester City – $8,300
  6. Riyad Mahrez – Manchester City – $8,600
  7. Phil Foden – Manchester City – $8,700 “Not currently projected to start”
  8. Matteo Pessina – Atalanta – $4,100
  9. Vinicius Junior/Marco Asensio – Real Madrid – $6,000/$6,600
  10. Ferran Torres – Manchester City – $6,500 “Not currently projected to start”
  11. Bernardo Silva – Manchester City – $7,200
  12. Fede Valverde – Real Madrid – $3,600

 

FanDuel – Addressed above, as on FanDuel, forwards and midfielders are combined.

 

3/16 UCL DFS Defensemen

 

DraftKings 

 

  1. Lucas Vazquez – Real Madrid – $6,900
  2. Joao Cancelo – Manchester City – $5,800 “Not currently projected to start”
  3. Oleksandr Zinchenko – Manchester City – $4,900
  4. Sergio Ramos – Real Madrid – $4,000 “Penalty Kicks”
  5. Robin Gosens – Atalanta – $5,200

 

FanDuel

 

  1. Lucas Vazquez – Real Madrid – $14
  2. Aymeric Laporte – Manchester City – $9
  3. Raphael Varane – Real Madrid – $8
  4. Sergio Ramos – Real Madrid – $15 “Penalty Kicks”
  5. Kyle Walker – Manchester City – $10

 

Goalies

 

DraftKings 

 

  1. Ederson – Manchester City – $5,900
  2. Thibault Courtois – Real Madrid – $5,200

 

FanDuel

 

  1. Ederson – Manchester City – $13
  2. Thibault Courtois – Real Madrid – $11

 

3/16 UCL DFS Cash Play Ideas

 

DraftKings

 

Kevin De Bruyne, Toni Kroos, Sergio Ramos, Matteo Pessina, Ederson

 

FanDuel 

 

Kevin De Bruyne, Karim Benzema, Ederson