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FIFA 21 performance trading method explained | How to make FUT coins

Published: 5/Oct/2020 10:35

by David Purcell


Ultimate Team players are using an age old FUT market trick to make millions of coins, as investing in player performances appears to be working better than ever. Here’s how this FIFA 21 trading method works and what you need to do to make more FUT coins playing on the Web App, EA Play, or full game. 

Trying to build up your coins in FIFA 21 through various trading methods can be extremely challenging because trends change fast. In-game, of course, there are matches in Division Rivals, Squad Battles, and FUT Champs – which hasn’t started yet – to help boost coins with weekly rewards.


However, trading cards on the market can actually be a fantastic way to bolster your spending power. With extra coins, you can improve your FIFA Ultimate Team squads, and as a result feel a positive benefit on the pitch as well.

Let’s jump into how the investing in player performances method works.

FIFA 21 EA Play early access screen
This FUT market trading method can be a perfect way of making coins fast at the beginning of the game’s life cycle.

FIFA 21 Investing in Player Performances trading method

How does it work?

This method is all about being on the ball with the market and live results. If you see two teams playing a televised match, say Liverpool and Aston Villa (where the Reds were humiliated 7-2), players will be searching for those who scored and buying them up in case an in-form card comes along in the next Team of the Week. This can be done in-game or on the FUT 21 Web App. 

Who to Buy & When to Sell? 

Sometimes, during games or just after they score, you will see the prices of certain players double or triple. Using this method, you would bulk buy a number of these cards at the current price and then sell them when it increases by a lot.

This usually works in a curve of interest, with the price spiking around the time of the game and then coming back down afterwards, so it’s all about selling at the right time to make big profits.

FUT Market FIFA 21
Ollie Watkins is a great example. After scoring a hattrick against Liverpool, his price shot up to highs of 7k plus during the game. He was previously 1,000 coins. 

Best cards to trade with in FIFA 21

When the Champions League and Europa League games come around, that’s also a good time to take advantage of this method. These are prime times for world football and the teams playing at this level are usually right in the running for regular TOTW cards.

Specifically, as the game gets older, Ones to Watch cards will be ideal purchases for this method. If you pick a player bang in form, you could be doubling or tripling your investment in a matter of weeks. If it’s an expensive player, that’s some serious FUT coins made.

FIFA 21 TOTW 1 loading screen
If you own, say Upamecano, and he’s scored a double of headers in one week. This method can help you cut your losses in case he gets a new IF card.

Can this method save you coins?

Just lastly, it’s worth mentioning that monitoring live scores of games can also save you some coins.


By the same token, if a player has scored a few goals in a game or if the chances of them getting an upgraded card soon – TOTW or POTM – and you own a special card of theirs already, you can sell it before that happens.

This will save you the disappointment of seeing the price of your current player falling off a cliff.


For more FUT 21 tips and guides, follow us on Twitter @UltimateTeamUK and @FUTWatch. 


FIFA 21 Ones to Watch Team 1 countdown: OTW release time & players

Published: 7/Oct/2020 13:17

by Jacob Hale


With the launch of FIFA 21 seeing millions of football fans across the globe start competing to try and become the best in FIFA Ultimate Team, the first Ones to Watch promo team is fast approaching. Here’s everything we know about it.

Ones to Watch follows players that have transferred to other teams, promising them upgrades for every time they make a new promo such as Team of the Week, Team of the Tournament and more.


As such, OTW cards are highly desirable, and if you get a decent one at the start of the year, you could see a lot of improvements as the season unravels.

So, here’s everything we know about Ones to Watch in FIFA 21, including release dates and times, the players included and more.

Nathan Ake Manchester City FIFA 21
Nathan Ake is a confirmed OTW player after his transfer from Bournemouth to Manchester City.

FIFA 21 Ones to Watch release date & time

We now know that the Ones to Watch is going to be up and running soon, with its first availability on the weekend of launch. Here are the dates for the cards being released:

  • October 9-16: OTW Team 1
  • October 16-21: OTW Team 2
  • October 21 onwards: OTW Teams 1 and 2

It’s worth noting that you will get a Guaranteed OTW Item if you preordered the game before August 14, and the card you receive will be based on which date you open the pack, in correspondence with the dates above.

Most FIFA promos drop at 6pm BST (11am PDT / 12pm EDT / 5am AEDT), so expect packs to be available from that time starting October 9.


Confirmed OTW players

So far, a small selection of players have been confirmed as Ones to Watch cards, though we expect more to be announced over time.

AC Milan FIFA 21
A number of players and clubs are featured in the first OTW team of FIFA 21.

Here are the confirmed players that will feature in the opening weeks of FIFA 21 Ones to Watch:

  • Timo Werner – 85 – RB Leipzig to Chelsea
  • Gareth Bale – 83 – Real Madrid to Tottenham Hotspur
  • Hakim Ziyech – 85 – Ajax to Chelsea
  • Thiago – 85 – Bayern Munich to Liverpool
  • Martin Odegaard – 83 – Real Madrid
  • Achraf Hakimi – 83 – Real Madrid to Inter Milan
  • Allan – 83 – Napoli to Everton
  • Nathan Ake – 79 – AFC Bournemouth to Manchester City
  • Luis Suarez — 87 — Barcelona to Atletico Madrid
  • Kai Havertz — 85 — Bayer Leverkusen to Chelsea

Tonali OTW SBC

As well as these, Sandro Tonali (77 OVR, on loan from Brescia to AC Milan) is the first OTW SBC in FIFA 21.


We’ve written up a guide on the cheapest way to complete the SBC if you’re looking to get Tonali in your squad.

Ones to Watch predictions

On top of the confirmed players above, there are several we expect to see have their OTW cards announced soon.


Here’s who we’re expecting to see included:

  • Leroy Sane – 85 – Manchester City to Bayern Munich
  • Ferran Torres – 81 – Valencia to Manchester City
  • James Rodriguez – 82 – Real Madrid to Everton
  • Blaise Matuidi – 83 – Juventus to Inter Miami
  • Ben Chilwell – 81 – Leicester City to Chelsea
  • Jude Bellingham – 69 – Birmingham City to Borussia Dortmund
  • Gabriel – 78 – Lille to Arsenal
  • Victor Osimhen – 79 – Lille to Napoli
  • Willian – 82 – Chelsea to Arsenal
  • Rodrigo – 82 – Valencia to Leeds
  • Donny van de Beek – 83 – Ajax to Manchester United
  • Miralem Pjanic – 85 – Juventus to FC Barcelona
  • Arthur – 84 – FC Barcelona to Juventus
  • Jonathan David – 79 – Gent to Lille
  • Dani Parejo – 85 – Valencia to Villarreal
  • Reiner Jesus – 71 – Loan, Real Madrid to Borussia Dortmund
  • Everton – 81 – Gremio to Benfica

As these are only our predictions, don’t put too much stock into that list, but we would be surprised if at least a few of these players don’t get OTW cards.

In the meantime, you can check out @UltimateTeamUK on Twitter for all the latest news and updates regarding FIFA 21.