It’s an international fortnight in the world of football as national teams have a couple of friendlies to evaluate their teams ahead of a certain event in Russia this summer. For Indexers, it means a whopping twelve straight days of treble media dividends! So you best get reading what the press is writing about to bring home that juicy 8p, 5p and 3p dividends for 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively! But who are the players to look out for over the coming days?
As it’s an international break it would be amiss to not consider Gareth Southgate’s England players as they vie for a place in his squad for the World Cup. The absence of Harry Kane (£9.17) through injury means Leicester’s Jamie Vardy (£1.18) is surely going to feature heavily against Italy and the Netherlands and the tyro is bang in form with another goal in yesterday’s FA Cup quarter-final defeat to Chelsea, making it 16 for the season. The former non-league player has risen by 19p since the news of Kane’s injury broke and could well rise further with some big performances this week.
Elsewhere in the side, there will be a lot of speculation on the role of media favourite Jack Wilshere (£2.11) as to whether or not he plays and then if he does who will be alongside him. Despite his well-documented injury problems the Gunner has enjoyed a steady season thus far and will be wanting to cement his place in the side for Russia 2018. In a similar position will be Marcus Rashford (£4.05) who has been out of favour with Jose Mourinho at times this season but a stunning performance against Liverpool last week means he will surely feature for Southgate. Another fine performance is sure to set the journalists pens wagging!
Unsurprisingly, currently leading the media rankings is the Egyptian King and The Premier League’s leading goal-scorer, Mohamed Salah. The attacker’s four goals against Watford certainly captured the imagination with comparisons to the great Lionel Messi (£10.05) meaning he took home the media dividends yesterday and on Saturday. His form has coincided with consistent growth on the Index and he is currently trading at £7.37 a future! He could well continue to garner some column inches over the next few days!
England will likely dominate the treble media in the coming days, so who are you backing?