FIFA 19: TOTW 45 Prediction (Ultimate Team of the Week 45) – Aguero, Costa, Richarlison & more

Who took form into the international break and could deserve an in-form card this week?

It feels like the season has only just started… and we have an international break to deal with.

Clubs around Europe were looking to take form into the first stoppage of the season, and in the Premier League it was only the big boys Liverpool and Manchester City who managed to do so.

Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham all dropped points, as it begins to look more and more like one of the usual mid-table clubs can break into the top six this term.

Elsewhere in Europe, things are also opening up in Spain, with Barcelona and Real Madrid once again failing to find victory, with a greater title race expected in Italy with Inter Milan maintaining their 100% record along with champions Juventus.

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With all this action in mind, there will be plenty of competition in the FIFA 19 Team of the Week. A squad of 23 in-form players will be released at 6pm on Wednesday, September 4 on FIFA 19 Ultimate Team, which you can challenge for a coin bonus.

You can also look to get the players for yourself by hunting in packs from the FUT Store, or buy and sell them individually on the transfer market.

RealSport predicts what the potentially penultimate TOTW on FIFA 19 will look like this time around.

Steve Mandanda (OVR 83 – SIF 86)

With few goalkeepers shining, the door could be open for Marseille man Steve Mandanda to take the glove this week. The Frenchman made four saves in the 1-0 win over St-Etienne, pushing Les Phoceens up to eighth in the Ligue 1 table.

An 83 overall for Mandanda could improve to an 86 second in-form card, with his base item priced at just 750 coins on both consoles. His 85 in-form is worth 39,000 on PS4 and 70,000 on Xbox One.

Benjamin Pavard (OVR 80 – IF 82)

It was a classic Bundesliga move for Benjamin Pavard to leave Stuttgart for champions Bayern Munich, and it’s been a superb start for the French World Cup winner. The £31 million scored and grabbed an assist in the 6-1 thrashing of Borussia Dortmund, taking the Bavarians to the top of the Bundesliga.

Pavard’s base card should now rise from 80 overall to an in-form 82 at least, with his position moving from centre back to right back. His Stuttgart base card costs 700 coins on PS4 and 950 on Xbox One, an 86 RB FUT Birthday card will set you back 22,500 on PS4 and 20,750 on Xbox One.

Armando Izzo (OVR 76 – 4IF 87)

Armando Izzo was the surprise package for Torino last season, and he is showing no signs of letting up with more goals from defence this term. The centre half scored the winner in the 3-2 victory away at Champions League outfit Atalanta, leaving Il Toro one of just three clubs with a 100% record after three Serie A games this term.

Izzo’s 76 overall will rise to an impressive fourth in-form card of 87 if he makes the Team of the Week, with his base card priced at 450 coins on PS4 and 400 on Xbox One. His 86 third in-form will set you back 36,000 on both consoles with a 93 Team of the Year item coming in at 53,500 on PS4 and 69,000 on Xbox One.

Jannik Vestergaard (OVR 80 – IF 82)

Southampton picked up a great result against Manchester United, with Jannik Vestergaard grabbing a deserved equaliser at St Mary’s. The Saints are only a point above the relegation zone, but this result will give them confidence after the international break.

Vestergaard’s 80 overall should improve to an in-form 82, with the Dane’s base card requiring 1,000 coins on PS4 and 1,200 on Xbox One.

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Douglas Costa (OVR 86 – SIF 88)

It was a topsy-turvy clash between Maurizio Sarri’s Juventus and his former club Napoli, but thanks to Douglas Costa, the Old Lady came out on top. The Brazilian setting up both Danilo and Cristiano Ronaldo in a 4-3 victory, when Juve had spilled a 3-0 lead, only for an injury time Kalidou Koulibaly own goal to give the home side the three points.

Costa’s 86 overall is likely to rise to a second in-form card of 88, with his position moving from left midfield to right wing. His base card costs 13,000 coins on PS4 and 17,000 on Xbox One, with an 87 in-form worth 85,000 on PS4 and 72,000 on Xbox One. The Brazilian’s 90 CAM FUT Birthday item is priced at 106,000 on PS4 and 110,00 on Xbox One.

Kevin De Bruyne (OVR 91 – TIF 95)

Kevin De Bruyne has started the new season superbly, and could be set for a second TOTW appearance in the space of three weeks. The Belgian scored and picked up an assist in the 4-0 thumping of Brighton, keeping the champions on the tails of Liverpool at the top of the table.

The Belgian De Bruyne should see is rating improve from 91 to a third in-form of 95, with his position moving from attacking to central midfield. His base card is priced at 49,250 coins on PS4 and 46,000 on Xbox One, with a 94 CM second in-form will costing 400,000 on both consoles. The midfielder’s 97 Team od the Year is fetching prices of 2.4 million on PS4 and 2.7 million on Xbox One.

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Alastair Pusinelli

I am RealSport's Editor-in-Chief having covered almost everything across the board on the platform. Starting with content on football and the Chinese Super League, I have expanded into esports and gaming, via a stint as rugby editor.

With RS now focused on gaming and working alongside Gfinity, I led the site's coverage on the football titles of FIFA, Football Manager and PES. This has enabled me to cover official esports events such as the FIFA eWorld Cup, FUT Champions Cups and the Gfinity FIFA Series.

Elsewhere, I have been published in The Sunday Times and Variety magazine, as well as working in the offices of Brighton & Hove Albion FC and Hampshire CCC.