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:
- Get rid of suspended and injured players (Chilwell)
- 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 Chelsea and Bayern. We are keep faith in our Benfica players, their match should be tight again both teams having similar chances
- Bringing in the best captaincy options (if you do not own them)
- Bring in defenders who have high chance of clean sheet acording to our Champions League Clean Sheets odds table.
- Bring in players that are fit again (Osimhen)
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 semifinals 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.
Onana + Courtois combo looks very good for Matchday 10 – they both play on different day, are from both halves of bracket and are likely to advance to the semifinals. Both goalkeepers are also great at saves, so you do not have to rely solely on clean sheet points with them.
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 Florentino, Kroos, Rodri or Lobotka, who are good at balls recovered and can deliver 3-5 points in almost every matchday – and outscore other attacking midfielders in the long run.
g) avoid -4 points hits
2. Fixtures to target in UCL Fantasy Quarterfinals 2nd Leg
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:
- Napoli – 42 % to win, 20 % to score more than 2.5 goals
- Inter Milan – 45 % to win, 18 % to score more than 2.5 goals
- Manchester City –38 % to win, 22 % to score more than 2.5 goals
- Real Madrid – 36 % to win, 14 % to score more than 2.5 goals
3. Best players to pick in the Matchday 10
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:
- Best Goalkeeper to pick in UCL Fantasy Matchday 10
- Best Defenders to pick in UCL Fantasy Matchday 10
- Best Midfielders to pick in UCL Fantasy Matchday 10
- Best Forwards to pick in UCL Fantasy Matchday 10
Note.: Osimhen is fit again, you could bring him in for Ramos.
4. 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.
Benzema is the obvious captaincy option for Tuesday, so he is our number one captain option for Matchday 10. However, if you want to try something different, you could try to go with Vinicius or Napoli players.
Our backup captain for Wednesday is Haaland who can score in any match. Bayern will have to go for it, which could lead to hauls in their defense.
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.
Meaning 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.
5. 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.
Napoli and Inter Milan 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.
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You can see all Champions League Clean Sheet Odds here.
Goalscoring Odds for MD10, Quarterfinals 2nd Leg
Haaland leads the goalscoring odds table again. He is followed by Benzema, Osimhen and Lukaku.
— Fantasy Football Reports (@FplReports) April 17, 2023
You can find odds of scoring a goal here: Champions League Goalscoring Odds.
6. 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.
7. Fantasy Champions League Tips
Find more tips, strategies, and picks for UCL Fantasy in these articles: