Best Forwards to pick in UCL Fantasy Matchday 2 (2023/24)

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In this article, we will look at the best forwards to pick for your Fantasy Champions League team in the Matchday 2 of the new 2023/24 UCL season.

This article is part of the series: Fantasy Champions League Matchday 2: Tips, Best Picks & Captain

We looked at each price option: budget enablers, mid-priced and premium options.

Budget forwards to pick in Matchday 2 (4.5m – 7.5m)

Alvarez (7m, Manchester City) – 9/10

  • excellent bargain
  • so far started all Man City matches in Premier League
  • great form with 2G + 5A in 6 PL matches

Malen (7.5m, Dortmund) – 4/10

  • Main man for Dortmund this season,
  • 4G + 2A in 5 matches for Borussia in German competitions
  • very tough group for Borussia Dortmund

Behrens (7.5m, Forward) – 1.5/10

  • The most in-form Union Berlin player this season
  • 4G + 1A in the last for games for Union Berlin

Immobile (7.5m, Lazio) – 1.5/10

  • very interesting price for a forward of his qualities
  • the main man for Lazio
  • should not be overlooked in MD2 – MD5 fixture run

Mid-priced forwards for Matchday 2 (8m – 9.5m)

Giroud (8m, Forward) – 3/10

  • The man in form for AC Milan
  • on penalties
  • 4G + 2A in 4 games in Serie A this season

Rafa Silva (8.5m, Benfica) – 5/10

  • the man in form among Benfica players
  • similarly priced as Joao Mario (8m), but Rafa Silva is in better form with 3G + 4A in 6 games for Benfica this season
  • Di Maria has also solid form with 5G + 1A in 6 matches

Luuk De Jong (8.5m, Forward) – 3/10

  • unstoppable this season, 9G +5A in his last 8 games for PSV
  • Could be your Icardi replacement for MD2

Lautaro Martinez (9m, Inter Milan) – 7/10

  • the man in form for Inter
  • but need a lot of chances to score
  • Hard to squeeze him into our team with just 3 precious forward spots
  • almost unbeliavable form with 7G + 1A in last 5 games for Inter

Premium forwards to pick in Matchday 2 (10m – 11.5m)

Kane (10m, Bayern) – 8/10

  • Great fixture run for Bayern
  • on penalties
  • 4G + 1A in 5 games for Bayern this season

Rashford (10m, Manchester United) – 2/10

  • such a shame he is classified as a forward and have such a high price tag
  • He will be likely playing on thw wing, not as a striker
  • In the terms of UCL Fantasy, he just cannot compete with other similarly priced strikers
  • but still could be a good (but overpriced) punt in the fixture run MD2 – MD5

Lewandowski (10.5m, Barcelona) – 7.5/10

  • We know how explosive fantasy asset he can be in easy fixtures
  • Has 3G + 3A in 5 La Liga games this season

Mbappe (11.5m, PSG) – 9.5/10

  • when he plays, he delivers points
  • reliable fantasy forward
  • fixtures doesnot really matter
  • he had 3+ MOTM awards on each of previous two Champions League season
  • When he scores, he is likely to get awarded MOTM, which is extra 3 fantasy points
  • After Neymar and Messi left PSG, the fantasy points will not be so heavily spread among PSG players and should be more concentrated around Mbappe

Haaland (11.5m, Manchester City) – 10/10

  • definitely underpriced
  • you want best players from best team in your UCL Fantasy team
  • The form, fixture, reliability.. he has everything you want from fantasy football asset

Picking the best forwards to your Fantasy Champions League team

When picking strikers into your UCL Fantasy team, you should consider:

  • Historically, forwards are the best captains in Fantasy Champions League
  • Make sure you have two great captaincy options among forwards – one for Tuesday and one for Wednesday (unless you plan to captain premium midfielder in one day)
  • Pick forwards who are in form and have easy fixture – this will allow you to maximize points potential from your captain
  • Consider probabilities when picking forwards. Let bookies any time goalscorer odds to help you with that. You can find them here: Champions League Goalscoring Odds.
  • Think about structure. For example, you could go:
    • 11m – captain for Tuesday
    • 11m – backup captain for Wednesday
    • 6m – in-form differential with an easy fixture
Matej Šuľan

Fantasy Football enthusiast with two top 1k finishes in FPL. Best FPL overall rank: 119th in 2019/20 season. Five top 500 finishes in UCL Fantasy, best overall rank: 23rd in 2018/19 season. Founder of Fantasy Football Reports.

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