In UCL Fantasy football, it’s the forwards who can be the true game-changers. As we gear up for Matchday 1 (MD1) of the UEFA Champions League, it’s time to explore the striking options that could define your fantasy success. In this article, we’ll delve into the most promising forward picks and discuss their potential to light up the competition.
1. Erling Haaland (€11.5m) – The Captain’s Choice
Erling Haaland is undoubtedly the standout captaincy choice for MD1. With six goals already this season and a favorable group, he’s expected to be highly owned and has the potential to deliver a plethora of points.
2. Julian Alvarez (€7.0m) – Emerging Star
Alvarez has played full 90 minutes four times already this season and found the net twice. Consider doubling up on Manchester City attackers for potential MD1 points.
Find out how Man City are expected to lineup in our: Man City vs Red Star Belgrade UCL Predicted Lineup and Injury News
3. Harry Kane (€10.0m) – Bayern’s Talisman
Harry Kane has made an impressive start at Bayern with three goals. While he may not be an ideal choice for MD1, his potential from MD2 onwards makes him an enticing option.
4. Mauro Icardi (€9.0m) – A Pricy Punt
Icardi comes with a higher price tag, but his seven goals this season make him an intriguing choice for MD1, especially against Copenhagen.
5. Youssef En-Nesyri (€8.5m) – The Tempting Option
En-Nesyri might be on the pricier side, but the MD1 fixture against Lens offers an attractive opportunity to shine.
6. Victor Osimhen (€10.0m) – The Future Prospect
While MD1 may not be ideal for Osimhen, his home games against Braga and Union Berlin in the later stages of the competition look promising. He’s already shown his goal-scoring prowess in Serie A.
7. Real Madrid’s Forward Options: Rodrygo and Joselu
With Vinicius potentially missing MD1 due to injury, Rodrygo and Joselu become the options up front for Real Madrid. Keep an eye on their status for the upcoming matches.
8. Benfica’s Attacking Duo: Rafa Silva and Ángel Di María
Rafa Silva and Ángel Di María are listed as forwards but could be considered as midfielders. Their fantasy appeal up front might be limited due to their classification.
9. Lautaro Martínez (€9.0m) – Serie A Sensation
Lautaro Martínez has already netted five goals in Serie A this season. While facing Sociedad away on MD1 could be challenging, he’s one to watch for MD3 and MD4 against Salzburg.
10. Kylian Mbappé (€11.5m) – The French Phenom
Kylian Mbappé faces a tough opening match against Dortmund, but his ability to haul in any game makes him a formidable choice. With five goals in Ligue 1 this season, he’s a strong contender.
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As you build your UCL Fantasy forward line, these players offer diverse options to cater to your strategy. Whether you prioritize goal-scoring machines, budget-friendly talents, or consistent performers, there’s a forward to suit every fantasy manager.
How your attacking trio shapes up is crucial, and Haaland seems essential for MD1. Stay tuned for more UCL Fantasy insights as we approach the kickoff of this prestigious competition. Your forward choices could be the key to victory in Matchday 1!
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