Which UCL Showdown SBC player should you pick?

The first UCL Showdown of FIFA 21 has arrived.

Manchester City and Borussia Monchengladbach are the two sides in the spotlight, but which of the two SBC's - if either - should you complete?

Zinchenko vs Herrmann Information

Ukrainian left-back Oleksandr Zinchenko is representing the high flying blues, whilst Patrick Herrmann is the face of Borussia Monchengladbach.

Here is everything you need to know.

Start & Expiry Date

  • Start Date: Saturday, February 20 - 6pm GMT
  • Expiry Date: Tuesday, February 23 - 6pm GMT

Requirements & Rewards

There are two separate SBC's that you can complete, one will grant you a Showdown Zinchenko, and the other a Showdown Herrmann.

We'll start with the hosts on Wednesday, here is what you need to do in order to unlock the 86-rated Monchengladbach winger.

Showdown Herrmann


  • Bundesliga Players: Minimum One
  • Team of the Week Players: Minimum One
  • Squad Rating: Minimum 83
  • Team Chemistry: Minimum 75
  • Reward: One Small Prime Gold Players Pack

National Duty

  • German Players: Minimum One
  • Squad Rating: Minimum 84
  • Team Chemistry: Minimum 70
  • Reward: One Prime Mixed Players Pack

Showdown Zinchenko

Meanwhile, if it's the Manchester City man you're after, then this is what you will have to submit.

Manchester City

  • Manchester City Players: Minimum One
  • Team of the Week Players: Minimum One
  • Squad Rating: Minimum 84
  • Team Chemistry: Minimum 75
  • Reward: One Prime Electrum Players Pack

Premier League

  • Premier League Players: Minimum One
  • Squad Rating: Minimum 86
  • Team Chemistry: Minimum 70
  • Reward: One Rare Mixed Players Pack

Estimated Costs

At the time of writing, the estimated costs for both of these SBC's are as follows.

Patrick Herrmann

  • PlayStation: 150k
  • Xbox: 140k

Oleksandr Zinchenko

  • PlayStation: 315k
  • Xbox: 300k

Who to pick?

So which of the two Showdown players should you pick?

Manchester City is the overwhelming favourites going into this clash, and that can be seen by the prices that are required to pick either of the two men up.

Zinchenko - whilst he is 85-rated as opposed to Herrmann's 86 - comes in at over double the asking price of his German counterpart. But let's not forget about the potential upgrades.

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UNDERDOG - Herrmann is unlikely to receive an upgrade

The winner of this clash will see their card upgraded by two ratings, whilst the loser will remain as they are today.

The issue we have with this SBC is that Herrmann is highly unlikely to receive any form of upgrade, and without it, he isn't anything special.

Meanwhile, Zinchenko is expected to jump to an 87 OVR after the tie is complete, but that is far from guaranteed.

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GAMBLE - Will you take the risk on the Ukrainian?

Without an upgrade, the Manchester City man is nowhere near a 300k card, but that is the risk you take with these Showdown matchups.

Neither of these cards scream out value to us, we're going to give them both a miss.

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