FIFA 19 TOTW 29 predictions (Team of the Week 29)
International football is out the way, as we look at who delivered in the domestic run-in to stake a claim for a spot in the FUT 19 TOTW.
With no more international actions until the season’s end, we can fully concentrate on the domestic run-in across Europe. Manchester City and Liverpool kept up the pace in the Premier League title race, with the Reds fortunately picking up a 2-1 win over Tottenham. Spurs’ defeat opens the door even more for the teams below them, with both and Manchester United and Chelsea winning, and Arsenal only need a draw against Newcastle to climb from fifth to third in the table.
The Bundesliga is the only other big European division with a title race, and this weekend Borussia Dortmund climbed above Bayern Munich thanks to two late goals against Wolfsburg.
European places are to play for and the battle to beat relegation continues across the continent, with individuals hauling their sides up the division. RealSport looks at which players from Europe and the MLS could be in line for a FIFA 19 Team of the Week starting berth this time around. A squad of 23 in-form players will be selected on Wednesday, 3 April at 6pm BST with the squad able to be challenged on Ultimate Team. You can look to get these rare players for yourself by hunting in stores from the FUT store or buy and sell them individually on the transfer market.
Thomas Strakosha (OVR 80 – SIF 85)
Thomas Strakosha undeniably pulled out the best performance in goal this weekend, with the Lazio man making 10 saves in the Serie A heavyweight clash with Inter Milan. Lazio picked up a 1-0 win their rivals in the race for Europe and are now just three points of the Champions League places in Italy.
The Albanian Strakosha has an 80 overall rating on FIFA 19, and this should improve to a second in-form card of 85 on Ultimate Team this week. His base card costs 500 coins on PS4 and 700 on Xbox One, and 83 in-form for the goalkeeper will set you back 68,500 on PS4 and 60,000 on Xbox One.
Cesar Azpilicueta (OVR 86 – IF 87)
There was a lot of controversy surrounding Cesar Azpilicueta’s equaliser for Chelsea against Cardiff, with the Spaniard two yards offside following a corner. The linesman’s flag didn’t go up as the right back turned in Marcos Alonso’s flick-on, with Chelsea going on to steal a late 2-1 victory.
Azpilicueta’s finish should improve from an 86 overall rating to an in-form 87, with his position moving from centre to right back. The Chelsea skipper is worth 27,750 coins on PS4 and 26,750 on Xbox One on Ultimate Team.
Kurt Zouma (OVR 78 – IF 81)
Kurt Zouma is edging back to his best, after a difficult few seasons experiencing injury and Premier League relegation. He showed his quality in Everton’s 2-0 win over West Ham, grabbing the opening goal as well has holding on for the Toffees’ fourth clean sheet in five games.
Zouma has a 78 overall on Ultimate Team so expect this to improve to an in-form 81 this week. His base card is priced at 850 coins on PS4 and 950 on Xbox One.
Filip Kostic (OVR 77 – SIF 83)
Filip Kostic bombs up and down the left flank for Eintracht Frankfurt, and the Serbian was at it again the 3-0 win over Stuttgart. He grabbed two goals in the 3-0 victory seeing Eintracht climb above ‘Gladbach in the Bundesliga table and into fourth place.
Kostic’s 77 overall should rise to a second in-from 83 this week, with his position moving from left midfield to wing-back. His base card costs 500 coins on PS4 and 650 on Xbox One, with an LWB 81 in-form worth 20,250 on PS4 and 19,250 on Xbox One.
Bernardo Silva (OVR 84 – SIF 88)
It was all about Bernardo Silva and Sergio Aguero for Manchester City against a Fulham side who are set for relegation. Both scored and assisted each other in the 2-0 win, with just seven games separating City from defending their league title.
Bernardo’s 84 overall rating should improve to a second in-form 88 this week, with the right winger’s base card costing 5,800 coins on PS4 and 5,300 on Xbox One. His 85 Champions League item will set you back 17,000 on PS4 and 25,000 on Xbox One, with an 86 in-form from TOTW 5 valued at 47,500 on PS4 and 49,750 on Xbox One. A central midfield 88 Man of the Match card requires 113,000 on PS4 and 126,000 on Xbox One in Ultimate Team.
Max Kruse (OVR 82 – SIF 86)
Max Kruse keeps producing the goods for Werder Bremen as their main man was involved in all three goals in the 3-1 victory over Mainz. Two goals and an assist for the captain sees them move up to sixth in the division, which would be enough for a Europa League spot at the end of the campaign.
Kruse’s 82 overall is set to rise to a second in-form of 86 this week, with his centre forward positioning moving to attacking midfield. The German’s base card costs 750 coins on PS4 and 900 on Xbox One, with an in-form 84 ST card setting you back 27,000 coins on PS4 and 27,750 on Xbox One.
Pozuelo (OVR 79 – IF 82)
New Toronto recruit grabbed one of the goals of the weekend with a flicked finish from the edge of the box against New York City, with the bagging another and an assist in the 4-0 demolition. The Canadian side are the only side to have a 100% record this season, but with less games played they only lie in third in the MLS Eastern Conference.
Pozuelo’s 79 overall rating should improve to an in-form 82, but he is yet to receive a card for his new club on the game. His base card from when he was at Genk is worth 700 coins on PS4 and 800 on Xbox One.
Carlos Vela (OVR 81 – SIF 86)
Carlos Vela has started to the season superbly for LAFC with the Mexican netting a hat trick in the 5-0 win over California rivals San Jose. In five MLS games this season, the captain has scored six goals and picked up three assists, helping the club go top of the Western Conference.
Vela’s 81 overall should rise to a second in-form 86 this week, with his base card worth 600 coins on PS4 and 650 on Xbox One. An 84 CAM in-form from TOTW 5 costs 47,000 on PS4 and 64,500 on Xbox One.
Duvan Zapata (OVR 79 – TIF 86)
Duvan Zapata has also had a fantastic campaign, with the Colombian netted 24 goals in all competitions for Atalanta. A brace in a 3-1 in against Parma has seen the Gli Orobici move up to sixth place in Serie A, just three points away from Champions League football.
Zapata’s 79 overall rating could improve to a third in-form card of 87, with his base card costing 800 coins on PS4 and 850 on Xbox One. An 84 second in-form from TOTW is worth 32,750 on PS4 and 39,500 on Xbox One, whilst an 86 Man of the Match card is priced at 85,000 on PS4 and 92,500 on Xbox One. An 87 Headliners card which will stay one OVR higher than his best card has a value of 136,000 on PS4 and 122,000 on Xbox One.
Yussuf Poulsen (OVR 79 – TIF 87)
Yussuf Poulsen has formed a deadly partnership at RB Leipzig with Timo Werner, and if the German leaves, Poulsen is now in a position to be the main marksman at the club. The Danish international bagged a hat trick in the 5-0 thrashing of Hertha Berlin, has RBL tightened their grip on third place in the Bundesliga.
Poulsen’s 79 overall rating should rise to a third in-form of 87 this week, with his base card worth 700 coins on PS4 and 750 on Xbox One. An 86 second in-form costs 45,000 on both consoles for the 6’4” striker.
Paco Alcacer (OVR 79 – SIF 84)
Paco Alcacer was Borussia Dortmund’s hero with the striker coming up late once again to score twice to defeat Wolfsburg 2-0. With Bayern Munich drawing, BVB are now two points ahead in the title race, with Der Klassiker coming next weekend. Win there and they could have one hand on the Bundesliga trophy.
Alcacer’s injury time brace should see his 79 overall improve to a second in-form 84 rating this week, with the Spaniard costing just 800 coins on PS4 and 850 on Xbox One. His 80 Champions League card will set you back 2,400 coins on PS4 and 4,800 on Xbox One. An 82 in-form from TOTW 4 is worth 38,500 on PS4 and 36,500 on Xbox One.
RealSport’s TOTW 29 prediction