UCL Fantasy Matchday 10: Tips, Captain, Team (Quarterfinals 2nd Leg)

ucl fantasy matchday 10

Replays of Fantasy Champions League Quarterfinals start soon, so it’s time to prepare our UCL Fantasy squads for Matchday 10.

Points differences in mini-leagues and in overall ranking are very tight, and the Champions League Quarterfinals might predetermine the success of your squad. The deeper we go into the tournament the harder it will be to differentiate your UCL Fantasy team from squads of your rivals.

Let’s look at our UCL Fantasy MD10 Tips for the 2nd leg of the quarterfinals, where we discuss strategy, best picks, captain, odds, team selection and more.

1. UCL Fantasy Matchday 10 Tips & Strategy

a) Use your free transfers wisely

Before the 2nd of the Champions League Quarterfinals, we have three transfers available (you cannot carry forward any of them, so use all of them), and we think you should use them to:

  1. Get rid of suspended and injured players (Lino)
  2. Transfer out players, whose teams have little chance of progressing to the semifinals – based on the semifinals probabilities, you should consider getting rid som of your PSG and Real Madrid players. We are keeping faith in our Dortmund players, their match should be tight again both teams having similar chances
  3. Bringing in the best captaincy options (if you do not own them)
  4. Bring in defenders who have high chance of clean sheet acording to our Champions League Clean Sheets odds table
  5. Bring in players that are available again
  6. Bring in players good at balls recovered (Schlotterback to field him next to Hummels)

b) Think about semifinals when making your moves

How will your team likely look in the 1st leg of UCL Fantasy semifinals? You have 3 free transfers now, and 5 free transfers after the Quarterfinals. That might look like a lot, but try to use your 3 free transfers now with one eye on possible semifinal matches.

c) Have the best captaincy option for each day

As we can change our captain after Tuesday, make sure you have a backup captain for Wednesday.

d) Make sure your goalkeepers play on different days and are from different halves of the bracket

Do not pick goalkeepers from the same day – that way you cannot use your substitutions for your goalkeeper if your first goalkeeper blanks.

Similarly, if you pick goalkeepers from the same half of the bracket, they might end up playing against each other in the semifinals – blocking possible substitution, forcing you to transfer one of your goalkeepers out. Try to pick goalkeepers from different days and from different halves of the Champions League bracket as well.

Kobel + Ederson combo looks very good for Matchday 10 – they both play on different day, are from both halves of bracket and have solid clean sheet odds.

e) As always, try to have more players (8) who play on Tuesday and fewer (7) on Wednesday

That way you could use your substitutions more effectively

f) If not sure about midfielders, bring in balls recovered heroes

The deeper we are in the tournament, the fewer options among good attacking players we have. So, you do not need to have 5 attacking midfielders in your team now. There are just a few really good midfield options that can deliver attacking returns regularly.

Do not be afraid to bring the likes of Rodri, Goretzka, Witsel, Kimmich who are good at balls recovered and can deliver 2-3 points in almost some matchdays – and outscore other attacking midfielders in the long run.

g) avoid -4 points hits unless necessary

2. Fixtures to target in UCL Fantasy Matchday 10

Which fixtures you should target? We always use bookies’ odds to help us determine that. Let’s look at which teams have the highest chance of winning their match in the Matchday 10 and scoring a lot of goals in that game:

  • Man. City vs. Real Madrid – Citizens 59 % to win the match, 32 % to score more than 2.5 goals
  • Barcelona vs. PSG – Barca 44 % to win, 26 % to score more than 2.5 goals
  • Dortmund vs. Atletico – 43 % to win, 22 % to score more than 2.5 goals
  • Bayern vs. Arsenal – Bayern 39 % to win, 19 % to score more than 2.5 goals

Find 2.5+ goals odds for all teams in our article: Champions League Over 2.5 Goals Odds.

3. Key players to own in Quarterfinals

  1. Hummels – top for balls recovered from all players, our Tuesday’s captain
  2. Schlotterback – we think double up on Dortmund’s balls recovering heroes could be a good strategy
  3. Haaland – your backup captain
  4. Mbappe – good form for PSG
  5. Cancelo – attacking threat, good at balls recoverd
  6. Bellingham – key player for Real Madrid
  7. Foden/De Bruyne – your Man. City midfield coverage, Foden is in hot form, option for backup captain if you do not want to go for Haaland
  8. Kane – top scoring player in the game
  9. Saka – Key player for Arsenal

4. Best players to pick in the Matchday 10 from each position

We look at key players to pick in UCL Fantasy Quarterfinals 2nd leg (Matchday 10). We examine each position and each price bracket. You can check our separate articles here:

5. Best captain for UCL Fantasy Quarterfinals 2nd leg

In UCL Fantasy Quarterfinals MD10, we can switch our captain just one time.

Tip: Do not overcomplicate things. Just captain the best player on any given day.

Tuesday captain

Hummels is our number 1 captaincy option for Tuesday. He recovered 90 balls in 9 games, which is absolutely outstanding. That is 10 balls recovered per game on average (3 extra points). We like the safety he offers. 4 points have been points floor this season.

Cancelo is our number 2 captain pick for Tuesday.

However, if you are not comfortable in captaining a defender, Mbappe would be our pick among attacking players.

Backup captain for Wednesday

Our backup captain for Wednesday is Haaland who can score in any match.

Our captaincy threshold is at 5 points.

Meaning if your captain scores 5 or more points, you will not change your captain. There are just 4 matches and few captaincy options, so it is much harder to get a captaincy return in Quarterfinals, Semifinals or finals.

It means, that if our Tuesday captain scores 5 points or more, we will keep the armband on him.

Read more about our captaincy thresholds: UCL Fantasy Captaincy Thresholds: When to change captain?

We have sub threshold at 4 points.

This means that if your player scores 4 points or more, you will not sub him off after the first day.

If he scores 3 points or less, you replace him on Wednesday with a player who is yet to play and is confirmed in a starting lineup.

With balls recovered and a clean sheet point(s) is quite common for players to score 3 points, so we always subbing of players with 3 or less points scored on Tuesday.

6. Odds and Probabilities for UCL Fantasy MD10

Clean Sheet Odds for MD10, Quarterfinals 2nd Leg

As usual, we converted bookies’ clean sheet odds into clean sheet probabilities using our Odds to probability calculator.

Manchester City (34 %) and Dortmund (24 %)  have the highest probability of keeping a clean sheet in Matchday 10, so you might aim to get one or two defenders from each of those teams.

You can see all Champions League Clean Sheet Odds here.

champions league clean sheet odds md10
champions league clean sheet odds md10

Goalscoring Odds for MD10, Quarterfinals 2nd Leg

You can find odds of scoring a goal here: Champions League Goalscoring Odds.

Note: Any Time Goalscorer odds are valid only if the player starts the match from the beginning.

champions league goalscoring odds matchday 10
champions league goalscoring odds matchday 10

7. Team selection for UCL Fantasy Matchday 10

Let’s finish our UCL Fantasy MD10 Tips with our scout squad – team selection. Team created solely for Matchday 10.

ucl fantasy matchday 10 team selection 2024 first draft
ucl fantasy matchday 10 team selection 2024 first draft

8. Fantasy Champions League Tips

Find more tips, strategies, and picks for UCL Fantasy in these articles:

Feel free to JOIN our UCL fantasy mini-league for the 2023/24 season using our league code 50U1FM5M03.

Good luck in UCL Fantasy Matchday 10 – Quarterfinals 2nd 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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