FIFA 19 TOTW 43 Prediction (Ultimate Team of the Week 43)

With most of Europe back in action, we take a look at who deserves the spot this week.

by Callum Inwood

VAR struck again this week with another controversial decision, saving Tottenham from taking away only one point. Lyon beat Angers 6-0 with the Bundesliga and La Liga are back in action.

Let’s take a look at who could make FIFA 19 Team of the week (TOTW).

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A squad of 23 in-form players will be released on Wednesday, August 21 at 6pm BST, which can be challenged for coin boost on Ultimate Team. You can gain these players inside packs which can be purchased from the FUT store or buy and sell them individually on the transfer market to give your team an upper hand against your opponents.

RealSport takes a dive into who could make the Team of the Week this time around.

Hugo Lloris (OVR 88 – IF 90)

Kicking of week 43 with the French keeper, Hugo Lloris. Lloris is yet to gain an inform card on FIFA 19, with his base card rated 88 and worth 21,000 coins on PlayStation and 26,000 coins on Xbox. 

Lloris was able to secure the draw for Tottenham, with a crucial second half save to stop Man City from gaining a 3-1 lead; this combined with his seven other saves during the match at the weekend makes him a contender for TOTW. 

We can expect to see the keepers card raise to 90 rated, and definitely a player worth having in the squad.

Kieran Trippier (OVR 82 – IF 85)

New signing for Atletico Madrid Kieran Trippier, had a stand out game against Getafe. With three aerial wins and two tackles made, the right back was solid in defence and helped his team see off the 1-0 win.

With his base card rated 82, worth 3,400 coins on PlayStation and 4,800 coins on Xbox, we can expect to see this rise to an 85 rating. If selected for week 43 TOTW, this would be his first card for Atletico Madrid.

Matija Nastasic (OVR 81 – IF 84)

81 rated centre back Matija Nastasic for FC Schalke 04, worth 500 coins on PlayStation and 950 coins on Xbox, put in a great shift against Borussia Monchengladbach. 

With three aerials won, three tackles made, one shot on target and a high pass success percentage, Nastasic is definitely in the running for this week’s TOTW. The defenders base rated card could be seen to increase from 81 to 84.

Leandro Gonzalez Pirez (OVR 75 – IF 79)

Atlanta United gained all 3 points after their two-nil win over Portland; with Leandro Gonzalez Pirez bagging a goal himself in the early 13th minute. Not only did he score, but he also had a successful game in defence managing to win two aerials and five tackles. Solid days’ work.

Pirez is worth 650 coins on both PlayStation and Xbox, rated 75. We can envisage his card being raised to a 79 rating, therefore also increasing his price significantly.

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Memphis Depay (OVR 84 – IF 87)

Lyon saw a huge win this weekend with a six-nil win over Angers. Memphis Depay contributed two goals towards this win highlighting why he should be in the TOTW. Although Depay has previously had two inform cards in FIFA 19, it’s evident that his third is well deserved.

Depay’s 84 base rated card is worth 3,500 coins on PlayStation and 4,000 coins on Xbox; with his current 86 inform card worth 34,500 coins on PlayStation and 36,500 coins on Xbox. It’s expected that if he does receive another, there will be a fairly hefty price tag attached whilst being increased from 84 to 87.

Kevin De Bruyne (OVR 91 – IF 93)

Belgian centre attacking midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has been a standout player for Man City in their last two games. With a combined 3 assists in both games and an almost perfect passing success rate, we here at RealSport believe he deserves another inform card. 

Kevin’s 91 base rated card is only worth 47,450 coins on PlayStation and 45,000 coins on Xbox. Bargain. However, we can expect to see his rating increase from 91 to 93, which we can only imagine will cost a lot.

Houssem Aouar (OVR 78 – IF 81)

After Lyon’s 6-0 win, it’s understandable to see a lot of players do well. However, along with Depay, Houssem Aouar was able to assist Depay and score a goal of his own; being involved with three out of six goals conveys why he should be in this week’s TOTW.

We can expect to see the rating increase from his current 78 to 81. The base rated card is worth a mere 400 coins on PlayStation and 600 coins on Xbox.

Sadio Mane (OVR 86 – IF 89)

As we saw Liverpool take on Southampton, Mane was able to yet again score another goal and also assist his team mate Robert Firmino. This led to them winning the game 2-1; Sadio Mane came away with Man of the match, which was rightfully deserved.

Mane has only received one inform previously and will look to get his second in week 43 TOTW. We can expect his card to increase from the base rating of 86, which is worth 18,750 coins on PlayStation and 19,250 coins on Xbox, to an 89 rating.

Robert Lewandowski (OVR 90 – IF 95)

Robert Lewandowski has received his fair share on Inform cards on FIFA 19; nonetheless, what’s to say he can earn another one. With an outstanding performance this weekend against Hertha Berlin, where he was able to score two goals, ensuring that his team got the draw and took away two points rather than one.

Lewandowski’s base rated card is worth 30,250 coins on PlayStation and 30,500 coins on Xbox. The card will be expected to rise from 90 to 95 rating. This will be a highly sort after card and very expensive. 

Paco Alcacer Garcia (OVR 79 – IF 84)

Dortmund striker Paulo Dybala had a total of three shots and scored two whilst also being able to assist Reus for a third goal and take away Man of the match. With this in mind, this is why we here at RealSport believe he should be in the TOTW.

Garcia’s based rated card is worth 750 coins on PlayStation and 1000 coins on Xbox; It will also look to increase from 79 to an 84 rated card considering his previous IF is 82 rated.

Teemu Pukki (OVR 75 – IF 81)

Norwich striker Teemu Pukki scored all three goals in their 3-1 win over Newcastle this weekend. Earning himself Man of the match, makes him an ideal candidate for FIFA 19 Team of the Week.

Pukki’s card is worth 800 coins on PlayStation and 1,500 coins on Xbox and will look to rise from 75 to an 81 rated card.

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Callum Inwood