OTW Weekend - Week 30

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!

I’ve prepared OTW list for the weekend of 14-17th April 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.

I’ve also added in two need features that should help you! I’ve named few players that have been in form lately and are likely to perform this week. I’ve also prepared an Injury update that I will update every week to inform you who is injured, for how long etc. Should make it a lot easier for you to trade with.

Predictions are taken from Whoscored.com.

Players that have been in form lately

Ousmane Dembele: Been playing tremendously lately and I would keep a close eye to him in the next few weeks.

Leroy Sané: Has been outstanding the last 2 months. Took a while to adapt to the Premier League but has been scoring and assisting a lot lately.

M'Baye Niang: Always in the starting lineup and has been efficient to score and assist lately.

N’Golo Kanté: I think it is fair to say he could be the player of the season in the Premier League. I think that is all I need to say about him. Always performs.

Memphis Depay: After an unsuccessful stay at Manchester United he went to Lyon. He looks like to be a newborn in the Lyon shirt and has been in great form lately and has already gotten 2 In-Forms in FUT. This week Lyon are playing against SC Bastia which is currently in the last place in France.

Gonzalo Higuain: Higuain just can’t stop scoring. Always In the starting lineup and nearly scores every game.

Gerard Deulofeu: Scored in last game. This weekend AC Milan is facing Inter and that is a big rival match. Tremendous performances in rival matches often leads to a spot in the TOTW. He has been playing very well lately and scored last weekend.

Jese: Scored and assisted in last game. Good performance in next game could give him a seat in the next TOTW

Mamadou Sakho: Crystal Palace just can’t stop winning when he is in the defence. Has been crucial since he came on loan.

Injury updates

Roberto Gagliardini (Inter Milan): Missed the last game due an injury. Nothing serious and the player only sprained his ankle. Should be back for this weeks game vs AC Milan.

Paul Ntep (Wolfsburg): Has missed 7 games due to an injury. Very bad injury as he has torn muscle bundle. Expected to return around 10. May 2017.

Patrick Van Aanholt (Crystal Palace): Has been injured lately and missed few games. Has been dealing with a malleolar injury. He is a doubt for this weekend.

Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City): Has been injured for a long time but has started training. He suffered a fractured metatarsal. Could return to the field before the end of the season.

Mats Hummels (Bayern Munich): Missed the game vs Real Madrid due to ankle injury. Will also miss the next game this weekend. The extent of the injury is unknown. Hopefully he won’t be ruled out for a long time.

Manolo Gabbiadini (Southampton): Should be back this weekend but is unlikely to start. After missing the last 4 games he is expected to be back this weekend.

Sadio Mané (Liverpool): Out for the season

Luiz Adriano (Spartak Moscow): Is a doubt for the game this weekend vs Zenit. Suffered a minor injury last game.

Breel Embolo (Schalke): Has been injured since October. He is expected to be fit before the end of the season.

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!


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