Best Goalkeepers to pick in UCL Fantasy Matchday 12 (Semifinals)

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In this article, we will look at the best goalkeepers to pick for your Fantasy Champions League team in the Semifinals 2nd Leg – Matchday 12.

Let’s look at goalkeepers at each price option: budget enablers, midpriced picks and premium options.

Mid Priced Options for Semifinals 2ng Leg – Matchday 12

Onana (5.0m, Inter)

  • first choice goalkeeper for Inter
  • a top-scoring goalkeeper in the game, top for saves as well
  • 44 shots saved in 11 matches, 4 saves per match on average
  • the fixture against AC Milan could be low scoring
  • 35 % probability of clean sheet in MD12 – the most of all teams
  • Inter is top for clean sheets kept in the current Champions League season (7 in 11 matches)

Maignan (5.4m, AC Milan)

  • AC Milan with 5 clean sheets in last 7 Champions League matches
  • Fixture again Inter could be low scoring with a clean sheet on one side
  • 19 saves in 6 matches, 3.17 saves per match
  • 22 % probability of keeping a CS in MD12

Premium Goalkeepers for Semifinals 2nd Leg – Matchday 12

Courtois (5.9m, Real Madrid)

  • safe goalkeeper pick, he can rack up many points for saves, so it does not matter if Real Madrid does not keep a clean sheet
  • the top-scoring UCL Fantasy goalkeeper from last season
  • set and forget pick for managers who do not aim to actively manage their UCL Fantasy teams
  • 38 saves in 9 matches, almost 4.22 saves per match on average
  • However, only 11 % clean sheet odds for MD12, and low probability of progressing to the finals

Ederson (6.0m, Manchester City)

  • each season, we have Manchester City defenders or goalkeepers in our teams in the elimination rounds
  • could be also a safe pick, although City defense is not as reliable lately as we were used to
  • with so many question marks among their defenders (we are not sure who will start), Ederson is likely the only nailed player in City’s defense
  • but tough fixture against Real Madrid where we could see goals at both ends
  • only 18 saves in 9 matches = 2 saves per game, low save points potential
  • 34 % probability of keeping a clean sheet in MD12
  • Manchester City is according to bookies odds likely to advance to the final

Our picks

Our recommended goalkeeper combo for the Semifinals 2nd Leg:

  • As it stands our current combo is: Ederson + Onana. Both have high clean sheet odds and are likely to advance to the final.

Tips for picking goalkeepers for your UCL Fantasy team

With goalkeepers, you always want a keeper that has a very high chance of a clean sheet.

It is also best to have two playing goalkeepers – one that plays on Tuesday and one that plays on Wednesday.

That way, if your Tuesday’s goalkeeper did not score enough points (we use 4 points as our threshold) you can replace him with a goalkeeper that is yet to play on Wednesday.

This will help you maximize the UCL Fantasy points gained from your goalkeepers. Also, when considering a goalkeeper for your UCL Fantasy team, you always have to take a look at fixtures and asses whether a certain keeper has the potential for a clean sheet. Does he have a tough or easy fixture?

You can use our Champions League Clean Sheets Odds to find teams, who are most likely to keep a clean sheet in the Round of 16 1st leg.

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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