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DraftKings Fantasy Soccer: Thursday World Cup Picks

Andrew M. Laird

Andrew M. Laird, the 2017 FSWA Soccer Writer of the Year, is RotoWire's Senior Soccer Editor and a fantasy football contributor. He is also a two-time finalist for the FSWA's Football Writer of the Year Award.

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The World Cup opens Thursday as Russia, the host nation, faces off against Saudi Arabia, widely considered one of the worst teams in the tournament. Not only do they have the second-best odds to be eliminated in the group stage, they also have the the best odds to finish at the bottom of the group and the second-best odds to finish as the lowest-scoring team. Needless to say, you probably shouldn't load up on Saudi Arabia for Thursday's showdown slate.

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The author(s) of this article may play in daily fantasy contests including – but not limited to – games that they have provided recommendations or advice on in this article. In the course of playing in these games using their personal accounts, it's possible that they will use players in their lineups or other strategies that differ from the recommendations they have provided above. The recommendations in this article do not necessarily reflect the views of RotoWire. Andrew M. Laird plays in daily fantasy contests using the following accounts: FanDuel: kingmorland, DraftKings: andrewmlaird, Yahoo: Lairdinho, TheSix: Lairdinho.