The World Cup is gradually coming to an end and that’s pretty sad. However as FIFA fantasy managers, we keep going. We’re currently in matchday five and in order to help get fantasy managers ready and prepared for this matchday, we’ve decided to put together a complete guide.
In this article, we’d be sharing helpful FIFA World Cup fantasy MD5 tips, we’d be looking at the best players to select, the best 12th man pick and the best captain pick for your FIFA fantasy team.
The best world cup fantasy player picks for your FIFA fantasy team -quarter finals
As we go further into the tournament, the number of players we have to pick from reduces and that could be a good thing, as we would have a lot of differentials and we’d also be able to select a good amount of solid players.
This week however, we want to look at some of the players that we think would be great options. Before we do that, let’s take a look at the World Cup quarter finals fixtures:
From the image above, we can see that:
- Netherlands play Argentina
- Brazil face Croatia
- England face France and,
- the winner of Morocco vs Spain would face the Winner of Portugal vs Switzerland
This means that when picking players for this matchday, we want to go for players who are on form and are guaranteed to start. There are no more easy games, so the best move now, would be to go for in-form players.
1. Top World Cup fantasy player picks from Netherlands
Here are some of the best players who are on form and would be great player picks for matchday five in the FIFA fantasy game:
- NOPPERT GOALKEEPER | NETHERLANDS | $4.5M
- DUMFRIES DEFENDER | NETHERLANDS | $6M
- DE JONG MIDFIELDER | NETHERLANDS | $8.5M
- GAKPO FORWARD | NETHERLANDS | $7M
If you’re looking to get in players from the Netherlands, then these are some of the best options. These four players, have amassed a huge amount of FIFA fantasy points and they’ve been instrumental to Netherlands success.
Netherlands have one of the best defense in the tournament and so targeting their defenders might not be a bad idea. But, you have to also keep it in mind that they play Argentina, a team that can score goals.
So, if you’re going for a Netherlands defender, going for their full-backs wouldn’t be a bad idea.
2. Top World Cup fantasy player picks from Argentina
Another really good team that you could get top fantasy assets from, is Argentina. Here are some of the best Argentine players who are on form and would be great player picks for matchday five in the FIFA fantasy game:
- OTAMENDI DEFENDER | ARGENTINA | $5M
- ACUNA DEFENDER | ARGENTINA | $4.5M
- MESSI FORWARD | ARGENTINA | $10.5M
- ALVAREZ FORWARD | ARGENTINA | $6.5M
If you’re looking to go down the Argentina route, then their forwards are the ones you should be looking to target. Messi and Alvarez would be great picks this matchday.
You could also look to get a defender from their team, Otamendi and Acuna are also good picks. Remember, that you want to select defenders that can either get a goal or assist and that’s why full-backs are good options, as they carry attacking threat.
3. Top World Cup fantasy player picks from Brazil
There’s no doubt that a lot of FIFA fantasy managers would be looking to get in a decent amount of Brazil fantasy assets, after their impressive display against South Korea in matchday four. Here are some fantasy assets you can target from Brazil:
- MARQUINHOS DEFENDER | BRAZIL | $5.5M
- ALISSON GOALKEEPER | BRAZIL | $6M
- RICHARLISON FORWARD | BRAZIL | $7.5M
- NEYMAR FORWARD | BRAZIL | $10.5M
Brazil are a very good team, which means that targeting their defenders and attackers this matchday could pay off. They play against a Croatia side, that aren’t too attacking and that’s why we think they can keep a clean sheet.
There are so many other differential options you can select from Brazil – PAQUETA, RAPHINHA and VINI JR are also good options.
4. Top World Cup fantasy player picks from Croatia
Croatia are another side that are really good defensively, so if you’re looking to get players from Croatia, then their defenders would not be bad options. Here are some good Croatia player picks:
- LOVREN DEFENDER | CROATIA | $4.5M
- SOSA DEFENDER | CROATIA | $3.5M
- MODRIC MIDFIELDER | CROATIA | $8.5M
- PERISIC MIDFIELDER | CROATIA | $7.5M
- KRAMARIC FORWARD | CROATIA | $6M
5. Top World Cup fantasy player picks from France
Another team that played really well in matchday four, was France. However, this matchday, they play a much tougher opponent, in England.
So, if you’re looking to get in fantasy players from France, then going for their attackers, would be a pretty good move. We know that England have enough quality to score a couple against France, that’s why we’re not so keen on their defenders.
Well, here are some really good FIFA fantasy player picks from France:
- GRIEZMANN FORWARD | FRANCE | $8.5M
- MBAPPE FORWARD | FRANCE | $11.5M
- GIROUD FORWARD | FRANCE | $7.5M
- HERNANDEZ DEFENDER | FRANCE | $5M
The French defender we’ve added to our player picks, is Theo Hernandez. That’s because the full-back always overlaps and he’s always involved in decent amount of attacks. The potential for him to get an assist is high, which means he’s a decent option.
6. Top World Cup fantasy player picks from England
England, just like France were impressive in matchday four. This matchday, there are so many good players to select from this England side. They have solid defender picks, midfield picks and good forward picks as well.
Here are some players worth considering:
- SHAW DEFENDER | ENGLAND | $5M
- BELLINGHAM MIDFIELDER | ENGLAND | $7.5M
- FODEN MIDFIELDER | ENGLAND | $8.5M
- SAKA MIDFIELDER | ENGLAND | $8M
- KANE FORWARD | ENGLAND | $11M
7. Top World Cup fantasy player picks from Morocco
Morocco have done really well in the World Cup so far, there are not a team to overlook when you are selecting your fantasy team this matchday.
Their defense has been really solid all through the tournament. So, if you’re looking to go down the Morocco route, it won’t be a bad idea to go for some of their defenders. Here are some players you can consider.
- BOUNOU GOALKEEPER | MOROCCO | $4.5M
- SAISS DEFENDER | MOROCCO | $4.5M
- HAKIMI DEFENDER | MOROCCO | $5M
- ZIYECH MIDFIELDER | MOROCCO | $7M
Morocco players would be great additions to any team and that’s because of how cheap their fantasy assets are. This means, you can select a decent amount of Moroccans and put them on your bench.
8. Top World Cup fantasy player picks from Portugal
Portugal have just won their round of 16 game 5-1; Just like Brazil, a lot of their attackers and midfielders did pretty well. In matchday five however, they play a really solid defensive side, in Morocco.
We won’t be expecting them to score five again, but here are some players that you could pick from Portugal and add to your FIFA fantasy team.
- FERNANDES MIDFIELDER | PORTUGAL | $9.5M
- FELIX FORWARD | PORTUGAL | $8M
- RAMOS FORWARD | PORTUGAL | $6.5M
- GUERREIRO DEFENDER | PORTUGAL | $5M
With Portugal’s assets it’s a bit tricky as there are a lot of solid forwards in other teams that most managers would rather select -it makes the likes of Felix, Leao and Ramos hard to recommend.
However, Bruno Fernandes is a really solid pick and he should be top of your list of Portuguese assets. He has had an attacking return in every game he has started in the World Cup so far.
Defender player picks tips for World Cup fantasy Quarter Finals
Remember to try and select defenders who have a high chance of getting assists or goals. Clean sheets might be hard to come by in the quarter-finals, that’s why full-backs should be at the top of your defender picks list.
12th man picks for FIFA fantasy matchday five
This matchday, there are a lot of really good 12th man picks. We’ve got solid options amongst midfielders and forwards. If your strategy involves you playing your 12th man booster or chip this matchday, then here are some solid options:
- Kylian Mbappe
- Leo Messi
- Bruno Fernandes
- Harry Kane
- Phil Foden
These players are good options, because they are in pretty good form. Going with them as your 12th man, would allow you to select other really good cheap fantasy assets that are also on form.
So say you want Mbappe to be your 12th man this week, then your forward line could consist of Giroud, Richarlison and Messi. Doing something like this would allow you to use the 12th man booster to its full potential.
Remember, there’s no budget restriction to the player you can pick as your 12th man. This means that you can pick any player as your 12th man.
So you can have a forward line of Alvarez, Gakpo and Mbappe and then pick Leo Messi as your 12th man. You can then use your extra funds to buy top midfielders or defenders.
You can check out our, 2022 World cup fantasy tips: the best time to use your chips & boosters, to better understand how the 12th man chip works.
FIFA fantasy matchday five captain
In terms of captain picks this matchday, you have the usual players. The likes of Mbappe, Messi, Foden, Kane, Bruno Fernandes, Giroud, Richarlison and Neymar are all pretty decent captain picks this matchday.
Just remember to select your captain from the first quarter final game, that way you’d know whether to stick or twist. The first quarter final game, is Brazil vs Croatia, this means it would make sense to captain either Richarlison or Neymar.
Then if they don’t as good as you want, then you can switch and captain Leo Messi who plays next. That’s the best way to navigate and choose your FIFA fantasy captain. Here are the fixtures:
You can also check out this article to see the various matchday five wildcard teams we’ve created. It is a really interesting article, as we deployed three different strategy in each wildcard team that was created.
Link to the article: World Cup fantasy quarter final wildcard team: the best MD5 FIFA fantasy team
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