World Cup 2018 – Fantasy Football Cheatsheet

World Cup 2018: Group Stage Goal Projections, Clean Sheet Probabilities & Fixture Difficulty Ratings

The Panini Sticker Album has been released so that can only mean one thing – the countdown to the 2018 World Cup Finals is well and truly on.

This promises to be a World Cup to savour and the introduction of VAR technology, which will be used at the finals for the first time, is sure to make its mark.

We’re expecting the leading fantasy football operators to come up with some fascinating tournament formats, so we’ve put together a Fantasy Football Cheatsheet that references key data for all of the Group stage matches that will be played at this summer’s World Cup finals.

The Cheatsheet includes a fixture difficulty rating based on the perceived strength of the opposition according to the World Cup outright betting markets, projected goals for each participating team in each Group game along with the associated clean sheet probabilities and the actual likely outcome of each match in percentage terms.

This information is presented in an easy to use format and should help with the fantasy football team selection process by highlighting the sort of task each nation is expected to face.

For those on Mobile or Tablet devices having difficulty viewing the table below can view it here.

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We’ve colour coded the opposition in our group summaries above to try to replicate a feature that Fantasy Premier League managers will be familiar with, where ‘green’ represents an easy fixture and ‘brown’ is the most testing. Numerical values are also included with the lowest number (2) representing a ‘softer’ fixture.

You can also visualise how many goals each team is expected to score and concede during their respective group games.

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