FIFA MOBILE MATCHUPS PREDICTIONS: WEEK 1

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FIFA Mobile Season 2 kicked off yesterday, with a whole load of fun new features.

One of these , which I have been looking forward to, is “Matchups”, which replaces Coin Ups from last year. In Coin Ups, you could profit from real world results based on the tokens you got. In the new feature, you get to predict the result of four big matches from each weekend, earning an increasingly better reward based on how many you predict correctly.

As I did with my Impact player predictions last year, I will try and help you out by giving a little analysis of each game and then picking who I feel will be the victor in each match.

*Note — If the game ends in a draw, you will be credited with a loss. Root against draws accordingly.

BORUSSIA DORTMUND V BAYERN MUNICH

As a Dortmund fan, I will obviously be rooting for a home win, but even I have to admit that this game is almost certainly going to end one way. Dortmund are in terrible form, with only 1 win in their last 6 games and that was a cup win against 3. Bundesliga side Madgeburg. Bayern, on the other hand, played a half team against Celtic in their Champions League fixture in preparation for ‘Der Klassiker’ on Saturday night. They will be well rested and well prepared for a trip to the former fortress that is the Signal Iduna Park in the aim of getting a seventh successive win in a row since they sacked Carlo Ancelotti.

My prediction: Bayern win


MANCHESTER CITY V ARSENAL

Manchester City are in insane form. They have jumped to a 5 point lead over their closest neighbours and rivals Manchester United, in the past 3 weeks. With 19 goals in their last 6 games (including a blank against Wolves in the cup), there seems to be no stopping them from scoring. Arsenal have started turning things around in the past week or two with wins over Swansea and Everton. However, I can’t see them keeping up their winning streak against one of the best teams in Europe.

My prediction: Manchester City win


CHELSEA V MANCHESTER UNITED

This game looks like it could be very close on paper. Chelsea comes off the back of a very poor 3-0 loss to Roma in the Champions League but had 3 solid wins in the Premier League before that. Manchester United seemed to struggle to a 2-0 win over Benfica, with another awful goal conceded by Benfica’s 18 year old keeper Mile Svilar and a penalty from Daley Blind. I believe that Chelsea will have a slight upper hand due to having no injury concerns, and Morata and Hazard starting to form an excellent partnership, while Lukaku and Mkhitaryan are struggling for form.

My prediction: Chelsea win


LOKOMOTIV MOSCOW V CSKA MOSCOW

I’d assume this is the game that most people will struggle with predicting. In one of the Moscow derbys, top of the table Lokomotiv host third placed CSKA in what should be a good game. Lokomotiv come into the game after a convincing win over second placed Zenit last weekend, but a disappointing 2-1 loss at home to Moldovan side S. Tiraspol. An injury to their keeper Guilherme forced him to be substituted in the 33rd minute, so it remains to be seen if he will be fit enough to play at the weekend. CSKA Moscow’s results were mirrored, with a 1-0 loss to mid-table Arsenal Tula in the league, followed by a 2-1 win away to Basel in the Champions League. I can see this match ending in a draw, but if I had to pick one team to win, I’d go with the hosts purely due to home advantage and their striker Jefferson Farfan having 3 goals in their last 2 games.

My prediction: Lokomotiv Moscow


That’s who I think will win the four Matchups games this week. Who do you think will get the wins? Remember, that if you get all 4 games correct, you will win a special 83-overall Gabriel Jesus!

Good luck and happy predicting!