FUT 18 Marquee Matchups Predictions: 12 June

Consistency is key, and for the past four weeks we’ve hit at least 3 out of the 4 Marquee Matchups. International play has narrowed the selection pool; however, the odd mix match of international fixtures still provides an element of randomness every week. With the World Cup preparation tour in full swing, we have another batch of seemingly random games to make our predictions on, so let’s get going:

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.

Portugal vs Spain

Match Info: This match headlines the international friendlies this cycle, which means the Iberian derby should definitely be the first name on the Marquee Matchups selection list. These two powerhouses square off in what should be a thrilling match, but in terms of investing stick to the non-rare golds here.

Predicted Requirements:

  • Team Overall Rating: Min. 78 rated

  • Player Requirement: 1 to 2 players from either team

  • Team Chemistry: Min. 95 chemistry

France vs Australia

Match Info: Just the start of a few seemingly random picks this week, yet with so many oddball ties any matchup with a top nine nation is worthy of your consideration. France missed out on this week’s SBC, which makes us feel like EA have something special in store for them very soon.

Predicted Requirements:

  • Team Overall Rating: Min. 75 rated

  • Player Requirement: 1 to 2 players from either team

  • Team Chemistry: Min. 95 chemistry

Germany vs Mexico

Match Info: A match that should be quite entertaining, these two sides give EA a chance to include a valuable pack as well as include some North American diversity. Keep in mind Germany is featuring at the moment, so that is the only reason to take pause this week. Stay close to those discard golds.

Predicted Requirements:

  • Team Overall Rating: Min. 76 rated

  • Player Requirement: 1 to 2 players from each team

  • Team Chemistry: Min. 95 chemistry

Costa Rica vs Serbia

Match Info: Looking at the rest of the international matchups this cycle, there are a handful of picks that could take this last “main” selection spot. With that in mind, definitely consider the sleepers in the section below, but we opted for Costa Rica and Serbia because they both feature at the World Cup, and have a good amount of gold options to pick up at close to discard.

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:

Croatia vs Nigeria

Predicted Requirements:

  • Team Overall Rating: Min. 75 overall

  • Player Requirement: 1 to 2 player from each team

  • Team Chemistry: Min. 95 chemistry

Sweden vs South Korea

Predicted Requirements:

  • Team Overall Rating: Min. 74 overall

  • Player Requirement: 1 player from each team

  • Team Chemistry: Min. 95 chemistry

Poland vs Senegal

Predicted Requirements:

  • Team Overall Rating: Min. 75 overall

  • Player Requirement: 1 to 2 player from either team

  • Team Chemistry: Min. 90 chemistry

Peru vs Denmark

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

We took a big stretch this week considering Iran has so few FUT items, but that is what the deep sleeper pick is all about. High risk and high reward, so invest at your own risk.

Morocco vs Iran

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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