EURO 2020 Fantasy Football Matchday 1 – head-to-head comparisons: Thibaut Courtois vs Manuel Neuer
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Belgium were excellent defensively over the course of qualification, conceding just three goals in their ten matches, the least of any other country in the competition. This bodes well for owners of goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois (€6.0m), who will be looking to kick off his EURO 2020 campaign with a clean sheet against Russia on Matchday 1. Courtois played in seven of those ten qualification games, conceding just twice.
Germany's Manuel Neuer (€6.0m) has had a much tougher time of it between the sticks for his country, shipping ten goals over the course of his last five competitive appearances for Die Mannschaft, including six in a single fixture vs Spain. Joachim Low's side take on 2018 World Cup champions France on Matchday 1 and when taking into the account the respective fixtures of the two goalkeepers, Courtois is the straightforward choice in this one.
Verdict: Thibaut Courtois