FUT 18 Marquee Matchups Predictions: 5 June

The perfect prediction streak has come to an end, but we still managed to hit 3/4, which is better than nothing on a tricky international week. Going forward, it looks like international fixtures will dominate this upcoming cycle and could be the lionshare of inclusions for the next few months. We have adjusted our predictions accordingly, so let’s dive in

Top Picks

As only four matchups typically make the SBC group, here are the four we think are the most likely to be selected:

Disclaimer: These are educated guesses and NOT guarantees. Invest accordingly at your own risk.

Austria vs Brazil

Match Info: We start this week with Brazil who missed out on last week’s Marquee Matchup SBC. There are a lot of hodgepodge fixtures, but we’re going to stay close to big nations that did not feature last week. Plenty of non-rare golds from either nation.

Predicted Requirements:

  • Team Overall Rating: Min. 76 rated

  • Player Requirement: 1 to 2 players from either team

  • Team Chemistry: Min. 95 chemistry

Russia vs Turkey

Match Info: The World Cup host nation squares off against Turkey in what may be the most balanced tie on this list this week. Could be quite entertaining, but also allows EA to include two nations that have sizable player pools.

Predicted Requirements:

  • Team Overall Rating: Min. 76 rated

  • Player Requirement: 1 to 2 players from either team

  • Team Chemistry: Min. 95 chemistry

Poland vs Chile

Match Info: Still a bummer Chile won’t be in Russia, but they might have some consolidation with an inclusion in this cycle’s Marquee Matchups. Poland will be looking to vamp up for the tournament and honestly this match can help a lot of people size up their chances for making it out of their tricky group.

Predicted Requirements:

  • Team Overall Rating: Min. 76 rated

  • Player Requirement: 1 to 2 players from each team

  • Team Chemistry: Min. 95 chemistry

Spain vs Tunisia

Match Info: Rounding it out is a matchup that checks a lot of boxes for EA. Spain is a high profile nation with a lot of gold options, while Tunisia brings a fringe diversity pick. It would allow them to give a decent pack reward, while still seemingly throwing a curveball.

Predicted Requirements:

  • Team Overall Rating: Min. 75 overall

  • Player Requirement: 1 to 2 player from either team

  • Team Chemistry: Min. 90 chemistry

Sleeper Picks

There’s never four clear locks for Marquee Matchups, and we would not be doing our due diligence as investors if we didn’t consider additional fixtures. With already plenty of writing above, we’re going to keep this section short this week, and just hit you with the essentials:

England vs Costa Rica

Predicted Requirements:

  • Team Overall Rating: Min. 74 overall

  • Player Requirement: 1 to 2 player from each team

  • Team Chemistry: Min. 95 chemistry

Germany vs Saudi Arabia

Predicted Requirements:

  • Team Overall Rating: Min. 74 overall

  • Player Requirement: 1 player from each team

  • Team Chemistry: Min. 95 chemistry

Romania vs Finland

Predicted Requirements:

  • Team Overall Rating: Min. 76 overall

  • Player Requirement: 1 to 2 player from either team

  • Team Chemistry: Min. 90 chemistry

France vs USA

Predicted Requirements:

  • Team Overall Rating: Min. 74 overall

  • Player Requirement: 1 to 2 player from either team

  • Team Chemistry: Min. 90 chemistry

Deep Sleeper Picks

Looks like EA will be sticking with International fixture for the foreseeable future, so that will allow us to get creative with our international pick here. This week we're going for two nations that have a lot of players in big European leagues

South Korea vs Senegal

Recap

If you're new to Marquee Matchup investing take a look back at these beginner tips from my colleagues with the FUT Economist team.

With plenty of big games to choose from we would love to hear your picks below! Also, feel free to share your thoughts on any games we missed.

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