OTW Weekend - Week 33
Posted on May 5, 2017, 4:49 p.m. by Dan
Welcome to my weekly Ones to Watch update and analysis! I’ve combed through the schedules of all the players with OTW items and organized their game times and likelihood of starting into a handy spreadsheet.
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It is fair to say that Ones to Watch items have been a major hit in FIFA 17. In particular, the trading and investing community has taken to these cards because of the relative ease at which you can earn coins by trading with them. We have seen many investors earn millions off of well-timed OTW trades!
As you’ve noticed the market has dropped tremendously this month and OTW players are no exception in that case. The season is nearly over in every league in Europe and people are not willing to take the risk and buy the players before the game. This means you have to keep an eye on the games and lineups and be ready if an OTW player scores.
I’ve prepared the OTW list for the weekend of 5-8th May to help you trade this weekend. Keep in mind, although some players are likely to start, I can obviously not guarantee that they will start.
Predictions are taken from Whoscored.com.
Players that have been in form lately:
M'Baye Niang: Always in the starting lineup and has been efficient to score and assist lately.
Gonzalo Higuain: Higuain just can’t stop scoring. Always In the starting lineup and nearly scores every game.
Gerard Deulofeu: Always in the starting lineup. Has been tremendous after he came to AC Milan. Keep an eye on him
Leroy Sané: Always in the starting lineup and he is very efficient to score and assist his teammates.
Manolo Gabbiadini: Starting to play regularly and could bang in some goals before the end of the season!
Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City): Has been very effective the last two games. This guy scores whenever he gets a chance to play!
Alvaro Morata (Real Madrid): When he plays, he scores or makes a big impact on the game. He is predicted to start this weekend.
Injury updates Paul Pogba (Manchester United): He is back in the squad but is doubtful to start on saturday
Paul Ntep (Wolfsburg): Has missed 10 games due to an injury. Very bad injury as he has torn muscle bundle. Expected to return around 10. May 2017.
Mamadou Sakho (Crystal Palace): Picked up a bad injury in the game vs Tottenham on Wednesday. As of now we have no news of the injury. This is a very serious injury and he could be out for the season.
Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City): HE IS BACK!
Sadio Mané (Liverpool): Out for the season
Luiz Adriano (Spartak Moscow): He is still undergoing treatment for his injury and is a doubt for the game this weekend. He is a doubt this weekend.
Breel Embolo (Schalke): Has been injured since October. He is expected to be fit before the end of the season.
Eric Bailly (Manchester United): Went off injured in the last game. He is also a doubt along with Pogba for the game vs Arsenal on Sunday.
How to Trade with OTW Players
So, now that I’ve peaked your curiosity, I’m sure you are wondering how exactly to trade with OTW cards. There are two main methods that have proven to work every single week.
This first method is to take advantage of bad performances. When a player performs badly (a main indicator is the team losing or the player earning a poor whoscored match rating) his price tends to drop after the game, presumably because many investors and casual players panic sell the card. This provides an opportune window to pick the card up for cheap. Then, throughout the week, his price will slowly rise until game day. While it may be tempting to hold the player until he earns an inform, remembering the pattern from last week, we will want to sell the player on before the next game actually starts (a good time to sell is usually when he is announced in the starting lineup). The reason why we do that is because if he doesn’t perform well in the first 30-45 minutes his price will start to drop as it did the week prior. This is called selling in the hype.
The second method is more profitable but requires more attention. What you have to do is either watch the game that the OTW is playing or you have notifications turned on, on your phone or computer, that notify you straight away when there is a goal. If a OTW player scores in the game his price will skyrocket. However, picking up the player is not easy and you have to be quick. The time frame to pick up a player when he scores is constantly becoming smaller. At this stage in the game, you have around 20 seconds to pick up the player before your room for profit is gone. After these 20 seconds, his price will have already inflated and he won’t be worth picking up.
Trading with OTW players has never been as popular as it is now. This is not only going to make you profit, but it is also entertaining! The key is selling into the hype and not getting caught holding a card too long because of greed. Slow, steady profits will win the race in the long run.
Best of luck!