UCL Fantasy Matchday 5: Tips, Captain, Picks & Team Selection

ucl fantasy matchday 5 tips

The last two rounds of Fantasy Champions League group stage are here. Only a few options on how to boost your ranking before the beginning of Round of 16 left.

So we prepared for you UCL Fantasy tips for Matchday 5 in order to help you find opportunities to climb up the ranking before the elimination rounds begin.

We will focus on the best captain, cheap picks with good fixtures, balls recovered, and our own scout team selection for MD5. 

Let’s quickly dive in

Do you want to get better at UCL Fantasy? Read our article about Essential Tips for UCL Fantasy Success.

1. Best captain for Matchday 5

Let’s look at who do we consider to be the best captain for UCL Fantasy Matchday 5.

Tuesday captain pick: Mbappé (MHA (H))

For Tuesday, the most appealing fixtures for captaincy are PSG vs Macabi Haifa, Dortmund vs Manchester City, Leipzig vs Real Madrid, Salzburg vs Cheslea

There are two very good options for captaincy for Tuesday: Mbappe and Haaland. However, as it stands, we will captain Mbappé as we think he is the best captain option for UCL Fantasy Matchday 5. He is a top scoring forward in the game and has a very good fixture.

Other captain picks for Tuesday: Haaland, Neymar, Vinicius, Sterling

Wednesday captain pick: Zielinski (RAN(H))

The standout fixtures for the captaincy on Wednesday are Napoli vs. Rangers, Tottenham vs. Sporting, and Ajax vs. Liverpool. 

There is a wider captaincy range for our backup captain. A lot of good options and good fixtures to choose a player from. 

We have a tough decision to make, but in the end, we chose Zielinski as our Wednesday captain, if Mbappe fails to deliver at least 9 points (you can read our rules for switching the captaincy here). 

No team scored more goals (17) than Napoli in this Champions League season. You need their players against Rangers.

Other captain picks for Wednesday: Salah, Kane, Son

2. UCL Fantasy tips & strategy for MD5

Your fantasy football strategy for MD5 will depend on the number of chips you have available and when you plan to use them. 

If you already used your wildcard and the limitless wildcard, you need to keep an eye on MD6 fixtures when doing transfers, and even perhaps save one free transfer. Then you will have 3 free transfers in MD6, where we expect a lot of rotation as it is the last group stage match. 

So try to bring in players that have good fixtures in both, MD5 and MD6 as well.

If you plan to use your limitless wildcard in MD6, now is time to use all your free transfers. You do not have to look at MD6 fixtures and you can make transfers that will bring you the highest expected output in the Matchday 5.

Strategy for everyone

Focus on players that are good at balls recovered, such as Di Lorenzo, Otamendi. Their points output is stable due to the balls recovered and score 4-5 points for you even without an attacking return. Underpriced players like Kvartskheila, Kudus and Jutgla are a no brainer.

Load up on Napoli and PSG players. Their attacking force is undeniable and both teams have amazing fixtures in the Matchday 5.  

3. Fixtures to target

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 Matchday 5 and to score a lot of goals in that game:

  • PSG – 88 % to win, 65 % to score more than 2.5 goals
  • Inter Milan – 84 % to win, 52 % to score more than 2.5 goals
  • Napoli – 76 % to win, 45 % to score more than 2.5 goals
  • Tottenham – 65 % to win, 36 % to score more than 2.5 goals
  • Sevilla – 61 % to win, 28 % to score more than 2.5 goals
  • Manchester City – 59 % to win, 36 % to score more than 2.5 goals

4. Key players to pick in Matchday 5

We look at key players to pick in UCL Fantasy for MD3. We examine each position and each price bracket. You can check our separate articles here:

5. Bookies odds

As usual, we looked at what bookies think about the Matchday 5 of UCL Fantasy.

We checked the clean sheet odds to determine which teams are most likely to keep a clean sheet in the MD5 and goalscoring odds to determine which players are most likely to score a goal in MD5. 

It can be very helpful when selecting the defense of your UCL Fantasy team or choosing your UCL Fantasy captain.

We used our Odds to probability calculator for converting bookies’ odds into probabilities. 

Clean sheet odds for MD5

Bookies favor Inter Milan to keep a clean sheet with 62 % probability. PSG (55 %) and Napoli (50 %) follow. Bookies expect 8.27 clean sheets in Matchday 5. You can find the full Champions League clean sheet odds table here.

Goalscoring odds for MD5

Haaland and Mbappe lead the goalscoring odds table for Matchday 5.

Check Any Time Goalscorer, 2 + goals, and hattrick odds in our article Champions League Goalscoring Odds.

6. UCL Fantasy Team Selection Matchday 5

Let’s finish our preview for the Matchday 5 of UCL Fantasy with our scout seclection. This is a good inspiration for managers on their wildcard (regular one). If you plan to use your limitless wildcard in MD5, check our limitless squad here.

We will likely make 1 or 2 changes to our team before the deadline. We will post our final team on our Twitter @FplReports one hour before the first kickoff.

ucl fantasy team selection matchday 5
ucl fantasy team selection matchday 5


The fifth Matchday of the Fantasy Champions League campaign starts in just a few days. Make an informed decision about your UCL Fantasy team and prepare it for success.

Good luck!

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  • Who is the best captain for Matchday 5?

    Mbappe is our number 1 captain pick for Tuesday and Zielinksi is our backup captain for Wednesday.

  • Who are key players to own in Matchday 5?

    Haaland, Mbappe, Cancelo, Kvartskheila, Jutgla

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.