Confederations Cup Targets: June 25th

Confederations Cup group play wraps on Sunday as the Semi-finals take shape. Chile and Germany are tied at the top of Group B with four points, while both Australia and Cameroon still have a long shot to advance should either pull off a big upset. Let’s look at the impact the Group B implications could have on Sunday’s targets.

Goalkeeper

Johnny Herrera $5,800 Chile – Herrera and Chile have conceded just once through the first two games of the tournament and will be eager to finish group play with a win over Australia as they look to avoid European champions Portugal in the semi-finals.

Others to Consider – Marc-Andre ter Stegen (Germany; $5,600)


Defender

Joshua Kimmich and/or Jonas Hector $7,000/$6,200 Germany – Hector assisted on the equalizer for a hard-earned point against Chile while Kimmich swung in five crosses and drew five fouls to hit 11 points. Hector and Kimmich are the standouts in a defender pool lacking attractive options, putting both in play on the two game slate despite their hefty price tags.

Others to Consider – Mauricio Isla (Chile; $5,400), Jean Beausejour (Chile; $4,900), Collins Fai (Cameroon; $4,300)


Midfielder

Alexis Sanchez$12,200Chile – Sanchez became Chile’s all-time leading goalscorer with his opener against Germany, and with Group B still undecided, he’s in a good spot to add to his haul against Australia. The Socceroos conceded three goals to Germany and 19 shots to Cameroon, setting the stage for Sanchez to potentially pay off his steep salary. 

Charles Aranguiz – $5,300Chile – Aranguiz has a share of set pieces for Chile, standing over a majority of corner kicks for La Roja. He’s averaging 8 FPPG through the first two games of the tournament and comes at a reasonable salary for a set piece taker on the biggest favorite of the slate. 

Others to Consider – Arturo Vidal (Chile; $8,400), Julian Draxler (Germany; $8,300), Leon Goretzka (Germany; $7,400)


Forwards

Benjamin Moukandjo$7,200Cameroon – Moukandjo has seven crosses in each of Cameroon’s Confederations Cup matches, topping double digits in both games. While Germany are favorites to top Cameroon and advance out of the group, expect a challenge from Cameroon with Moukandjo pulling the strings once again.

Christian Bassogog $4,600 – Cameroon – Bassogog took three shots and swung in five crosses in a nine point effort against Australia. He took some set pieces for the Indomitable Lions and makes for a good value play at the forward position with Cameroon pushing for the upset.

Others to Consider – Lars Stindl (Germany; $8,100), Vincent Aboubakar (Cameroon; $6,700), Eduardo Vargas (Chile; $6,500)

 


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