3 Steps to Investing for POTM
The Premier League Player of the Month is awarded on the first or second Friday of each month. These are the 3 things you need to do to make the most coins off of this event.
1. Find Out Who Is In the Running
Upon the conclusion of each month, EA releases nominees for the POTM award. Last Friday, they released that these 7 players would be in the running.
While it may seem like a lot of options, a look at these players respective stats for the month narrows down who is most likely to win:
|Sergio Aguero||5||3||N/A||3-0-0 (only played 3)|
|Kevin De Bruyne||1||3||N/A||4-0-0|
Based on these numbers, we can assume that Aguero or Kane will claim the honor tomorrow, and we use this information for our next step.
2. Think About Possible Requirements
EA has done POTM SBC’s for over a year now, and the requirements tend to follow a pattern:
- A high rated PL squad
- A team of the player’s current/former clubs
- A high rated squad of the winner’s nationality (possibly requiring IF card(s) )
- An SBC based on their club’s fixtures for that month
Mane’s Player of the Month SBCs for August were no exception; see them here.
3. Invest In Players That Meet The Requirements
So, we know who will likely get the award and what will be required. Now who do we buy? This is where FUTBIN comes in.
Let’s take the first “high rated PL squad” requirement as an example. I filter Premier League – 85 rated players and sort them based on cheapest Xbox price; this is what I find:
I see that Vincent Kompany and Jan Vertonghen are the cheapest 85 rated players in the Premier League. Even better, they play for both Aguero’s club (Man City) and Kane’s (Tottenham). This makes them a good investment, and it is why I added them to this week’s Fantasy FIFA.
Let’s take a look at another possible requirement: a squad of the winner’s nationality. First, let’s filter 83-85 rated England players for Kane and sort them by lowest price.
Gary Cahill comes up as our cheapest investment option, and as an 84 rated CB at only 5K, he is a good one.
Next, let’s do the same thing with Aguero, filtering high rated Argentinian players and sorting by price.
Gomez and Di Maria are both too expensive for an investment, but Otamendi and Icardi are both great shouts. Otamendi covers a lot of bases; he has a good rating, plays for Man City, and is Argentinian. As for Icardi, he is quite cheap at only 2K and is high rated, so there is little risk there.
Lastly, let’s take a look at inform cards. There were POTM SBCs last year that required an inform of the winner’s nationality, and they skyrocketed in price as a result. Filtering Argentinian gold informs sorted by price, this is what I find:
Stefanelli, Asad, and Perez all hover around 15K. While that may seem cheap on the face of it, consider their prices just a few days ago.
This is not limited to just informs. Other players that people thought were a good investment, such as Otamendi, Kompany, and Vertonghen, have risen in price as well.
When investing in Player of the Month, remember to do your research early. Buying sooner than later will make your profit simply off of the hype. That way, you don’t have to stress over whether your investments are chosen for the requirements.
Questions? Leave them below.
Its the POTM PL player everytime, or can be other leauges aswell?
Another question.. What do you think about the first possible Icon SBC? Too much gambling to invest into that?
The Player of the Month is Premier League every time. There are other League SBCs, but those are only released once rather than monthly.
Icon SBCs just came out 20 minutes ago. I’ll be making a post here in a bit on how they will effect the market.
Thanks Chief! Can’t wait to see that!
I bought some Otamendis days ago. So my question is: When should I Dell them? Right after the POTM is announced?
If you sell before the announcement, you have guaranteed profit. If you sell after the announcement, you risk him not being required and potentially losing out big. In my experience, selling on the hype is the better option.
hey chief plz give an advice
i bought Eriksen NIF for 106k and hes now 130k
Dele Alli for 52k / Now 62k
Matuidi for 49k / Now 75k
So bought them for 206k / Now 267k BIN
i think Eriksen and Matuidi are hyped since it is just before WL / and Dele Alli has not risen much, but there is possibility of Kane not being chosen .
So should i sell all 3 ? or some keep + some sell…?
Since i use PL and Serie double squads, all 3 are in starting 11, if i should sell, gotta find another substitute
As a rule of thumb, it is always best to sell on Fridays and buy on Sundays. If you are looking for profit, you could sell them today and buy them back on when Squad Battle Rewards are released on Sunday.