Before the 2nd of Champions League Quarterfinals, we have three transfers available, and we think you should use them to:
1. Get rid of suspended and injured players
2. Transfer out players, whose teams have little chance of progressing to the semifinals – based on the semifinals probabilities, you should consider getting rid of your Porto, Dortmund and Liverpool players.
3. Bringing in the best captaincy option (if you do not own him)
Best captain for the quarterfinals 2nd Leg
Match PSG vs. Bayern should offer a lot of goals again. According to bookies odds, there is 68 % probability, that we will see more than 2.5 goals in that match.
Just as in the 1st leg of the Quarterfinals, it is hard to predict who will be Bayern’s main goalscorer in the match.
But when it comes to PSG, we expect that Kylian Mbappe will be in the center of all their attacks again.
Young Frenchman scored brace in the 1st leg again Bayern and continued in his brilliant form in Ligue 1 too – he scored 1 goal and assisted another one during PSG’s clash with Strasbourg at the weekend. Mbappe is our number one captain pick for Tuesday.
There are multiple captain choices for our backup captain for Wednesday. Haaland, Gundogan, De Bruyne could all do well in Dortmund vs. Manchester City fixture.
However, Manchester City will defend their one-goal lead and it would not surprise us if there were just a few goals in that game.
On the other hand, Liverpool has nothing to lose and has to score at least two goals to keep the semifinal hopes alive.
So our backup captain is the current golden boot leader of English Premier League – Mohamed Salah, who has 5 goals in his last for 4 games for the club and country.
Differential UCL Fantasy picks
Looking for a one-week punt – low owned player that could score big points in the 2nd leg of the Fantasy Champions League Quarterfinals?
Well, with just 8 teams left, there is not a lot of options to choose from. However, we picked three players with below 5% ownership that caught our eye.
With Lewandowski out, Choupo Moting stepped in and managed to score his 3rd goal in this year’s Champions League campaign.
Only 3% of UCL Fantasy managers have him in their squads, so for just 6.6m, he could offer great value in the 2nd leg of the quarterfinals.
Liverpool has difficulties keeping clean sheets lately, however, one of their centre-backs showed great potential for recovering balls.
Natt Phillips played only two games for Liverpool in the Champions League but recovered 22 balls in them (11 balls recovered per game). That helped him to score 7 extra fantasy points.
If you fancy Liverpool to keep a clean sheet against Real Madrid, 4.5m Natt Phillips, who is currently owned by 0% of UCL Fantasy managers, is definitely one to consider.
If there is a clean sheet for Liverpool, Phillips could get a solid 9 or 10 points.
Our last differential pick is Marco Reus, owned by 1% of managers. He has 1 goal and 2 assists in Dortmund’s last three Champions League matches.
Dortmund will have to go for it in the second leg. And with Haaland so heavily owned, his double up with Marco Reus could be the way to go, if you expect Dortmund to do well against City.