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UEFA Europa League Soccer Picks: Sevilla vs. Internazionale DraftKings DFS Strategy

Nikhil Kalro preps you for Friday’s 3:00 p.m. ET contest between Sevilla and Internazionale (Inter Milan) with DraftKings Captain’s Picks and flex options.

FC Internazionale v Shakhtar Donetsk - UEFA Europa League Semi Final Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images

The final of the Europa League will see Sevilla face Internazionale (Inter Milan) on Friday. Here is a breakdown of DraftKings’ soccer Showdown contest along with suggestions for Captain.

Set your DraftKings lineups here: UEL $40K Championship Finale [$10K to 1st] (SFC vs INT)


Captain

Romelu Lukaku ($16,800)

Lukaku was terrific during the Series A, and has carried that form into the Europa League. He is coming off a brace in a 5-0 thrashing of Shakhtar Donetsk in the semifinal, which will keep him high on confidence. He has averaged 22.1 DKFP per game, comfortably the highest on this slate. It wouldn’t be far-fetched to say he could come close to that production here too.

Other to consider: Lucas Ocampos ($14,400)


High-priced flex options

Lucas Ocampos ($9,600)

Ocampos was taken off in the second half against Manchester United. He provided plenty of offensive spirit before that though. He has been one of the most incisive players for Sevilla, a team that relies on defense so much that penetrative offense can occasionally be missing. Ocampos helps Sevilla with that.

Ever Banega ($10,000)

Banega is a crucial cog for Sevilla on the right flank. He is tasked with feeding the box with his right foot. He has averaged 13.8 DKFP per game. He had a good night against Manchester United, and will likely retain his spot in the starting XI for the final. His experience and composure could also play a hand in creating some chances.

Lautaro Martinez ($8,800)

Martinez also had a fine semifinal, partnering well with Lukaku. With Alexis Sanchez ($8,000) injured for the semi, Martinez stepped up in tandem with his striking partner. He scored two goals and also chipped in with an assist in the previous game. He won’t be able to replicate that here against a strong defensive team but there is still a high chance of a strong fantasy return.

Other to consider: Suso ($10,600).


Value flex options

Youssef En-Nesyri ($7,400)

It will be a choice between Luuk de Jong ($6,800) and En-Nesyri for the central striker for Sevilla. En-Nesyri started against Manchester United, while de Jong scored after coming on as a substitute. That modus operandi could continue in this game. En-Nesyri will have some fantastic deliveries made to him through Ocampos and Banega. His experience could help him convert a chance into a goal.

Ashley Young ($8,200)

Young has been entrusted with the left flank, which is indicative of the trust he has built with his management. He is one of the most experienced players in this final. He started in the semifinal, transitioning seamlessly between his defensive duties and chipping in offensively. He should retain his midfield spot for the final.

Others to consider: Samir Handanovic ($6,600)

Set your DraftKings lineups here: UEL $40K Championship Finale [$10K to 1st] (SFC vs INT)


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Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.