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How to complete FIFA 21 Marquee Matchups SBC Week 3: solutions, cost

Published: 16/Oct/2020 3:41

by Isaac McIntyre

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The third week of Marquee Matchups SBCs are now live in FIFA 21, and this week’s puzzles take us back to club-land following an extended international break. Here’s everything you need to know about the latest FUT SBCs.

After a weekend off from the 2020/21 season for international stars to jet-set around for friendlies and qualifiers with their national teams, we’re back to the nitty-gritty of the leagues for the third week of Marquee Matchups in FIFA 21.

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The headlining matchup this time around is from the Premier League. Arsenal (fourth place with nine points) are up against regular title contenders Manchester City (14th, four points), and that means there’s packs to be earned in SBCs.

Arsenal will be looking to capitalise on their ladder position against Manchester City this weekend.
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Arsenal will be looking to capitalise on their ladder position against Manchester City this weekend.

Scotland’s biggest derby, Celtic vs Rangers, is also on the menu, as is Sporting vs Porto in the Primeira Liga. Marseille playing Bordeaux rounds out Week 3’s puzzles. Without further ado, here’s everything you need to know.

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Celtic vs Rangers

The first Marquee Matchup this week sees bitter Scottish rivals Celtic and Rangers go head to head in the Old Firm derby. The SBC itself is based around silver players, and rewards any players who finish it with a Jumbo Silver Pack.

According to FUTBIN, this opening puzzle will set you back around 4k on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Origin PC players will have to fork out a heftier 18.7k due to extinct players.

Requirements

  • Players from Scottish Premier League: Min 1
  • Leagues in squad: Min 3
  • Rare Players: Min 1
  • Silver players in squad: Min 7
  • Team Chemistry: Min 75
  • Players in the Squad: 11
Screenshot via FUTBIN.
Here’s one possible solution for Celtic vs Rangers SBC in FIFA 21 Marquee Matchups Week 3.

Marseille vs Girondins de Bordeaux

The French clash between Marseille (10th after six) and Bordeaux (ninth) turns the dial back to gold players for the Marquee Matchups. If you can finish this Week 3 puzzle, you’ll get one Small Rare Mixed Players pack for your troubles.

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This Ligue 1 SBC will cost Xbox players 5.8k, while PlayStation 4 puzzle-solvers will have to pay around 4.2k to complete it. The price on Origin PC is up around 9k.

Requirements

  • Players from Ligue 1: Min 2
  • Players from same club: Min 3
  • Rare players: Min 2
  • Gold players: Min 1
  • Overall team rating: 74
  • Team Chemistry: 77
Screenshot via FUTBIN.
Here’s one possible solution for Marseille vs Bordeaux SBC in FIFA 21 Marquee Matchups Week 3.

Sporting CP vs FC Porto

Porto and Sporting are locked in a battle for the top four in the Primeira Liga so far in the 2020/21 season. Both clubs boast six points, and will be looking for a huge win over their rivals when they finally meet on Saturday evening.

FUTBIN suggests this SBC will set you back around 5-6k on Xbox and PlayStation, and will be just a little dearer ⁠— around 7.8k ⁠— on PC. If you finish the puzzle, you’ll be given a Small Prime Gold Players pack to crack open at your leisure.

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Requirements

  • Sporting CP or FC Porto players: Min 1
  • Players from same league: Min 3
  • Players from same nation: Min 3
  • Gold players: Min 8
  • Minimum silver players
  • Team Chemistry: 80
Screenshot via FUTBIN.
Here’s one possible solution for Sporting vs Porto SBC in FIFA 21 Marquee Matchups Week 3.

Manchester City vs Arsenal

Here’s the big one ⁠— English rivals Arsenal and City meet at the Etihad after split starts to their seasons. The northern giants have chalked up a 1-1-1 record, and will be eager to close the gap with their London opponents on Saturday afternoon.

This is the toughest puzzle to do, and will cost you around 6k on all three platforms. For your efforts though, you’ll be rewarded with a Prime Electrum Players pack.

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Requirements

  • Manchester City or Arsenal players: Min 1
  • Premier League players Min 2
  • Players from same league: Min 5
  • Rare players: Min 2
  • Overall team rating: 75
  • Team Chemistry: 85
Screenshot via FUTBIN.
Here’s one possible solution for Manchester City vs Arsenal SBC in FIFA 21 Marquee Matchups Week 3.

For completing the group of SBCs, you will receive a Rare Electrum Players Pack, which could come in handy seeing as OTW Team 2 cards are being released.

If you manage to get anything nice as a reward from the Marquee Matchups Week 3 SBCs, be sure to let us know and tweet us over at @UltimateTeamUK.

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How to snipe players in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team

Published: 17/Oct/2020 18:06 Updated: 17/Oct/2020 18:09

by Joe Craven

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Over the years, ‘sniping’ has grown to be an excellent method of acquiring players for below their usual BIN price. Here’s everything you need to know to master it in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team.

The community dislike of Ultimate Team price ranges still hasn’t died away completely but, as you’d expect, FIFA’s fan base has figured out how trading can still be performed in the market’s conditions.

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Acquiring players just before they enter a Team of the Week is as reliable as ever, but picking up true bargains has become more difficult as price ranges seek to inhibit the coin buying/selling trade.

FIFA 21 Transfer Market HUB
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With millions of items on the market, bargains are there to be found.

One way around this is ‘sniping’ – the act of intentionally searching below a player’s typical buy it now (BIN) price, and then acting quickly to finalize the purchase. Here, we’re going to break down how to do it, and how it can benefit you and your Ultimate Team bank.

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Step One: Pick your player and work out his usual price

First off, you need to pick the player you want. This can be for trading, or for use in your team. You won’t want to pick a player too expensive and rare, as there simply won’t be the quantity of that player on the market. Players will also be more careful to get their money’s worth when listing a better, rarer player. We’ve gone for Raphinha of Leeds United.

Rpahinha in FUT 21 Transfer Market
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Raphinha is a steal for just a few thousand coins.

Step Two: Lower your price

As you can see, there are hundreds of cards available for 2,700 coins. We know off the bat, then, that this is too high. We’d recommend dropping the price search by about 10%, which in this case will take our searches down to about 2,400 coins.

Step Three: Buy it now

For this price, there are just a couple of options, both at the very beginning of their one hour on the market. These will sell very rapidly, so it’s up to you to act fast and ‘buy it now’. Internet will probably matter in this scenario, so if your console or PC is pretty slow, the web app might offer you more luck.

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In terms of actually pushing the buttons quickly to buy the player, practice makes perfect. You’ll need to select the player, move down to Buy Now, then move up to ‘Yes’. The best way to do it is to practice.

Raphinha in FIFA 21 Transfer Market
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Raphinha is available even cheaper.

However, we should stress that it’s not this simple. A lot of the time, searching below a player’s BIN price, you’ll be met with the message tell you there are no players available at that price.

Unfortunately, you cannot just spam the search button and be taken to the players available as they are listed – you have to alternate between a couple of prices. In this Raphinha example, you’ll probably need to alternate between about 2,300 and 2,400 coins. We even found one for 2,100 coins – 600 coins below the value we know he can sell for.

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Raphinha BIN price in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team
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Some bargains are available, even in players’ given price ranges.

What to bear in mind when sniping in FIFA Ultimate Team

If you’re sniping to trade, remember EA’s 5% tax. Buying a player at 2,900 coins and selling them for 3,000 is pointless, as you’ll only get 2,850 coins for the sale. This is why we recommend going about 10% below their standard BIN price, or lower.

Next, sniping is difficult with more valuable players. There are fewer of them, and players will be more cautious when listing a highly valuable player. That doesn’t mean it’s impossible, it’ll just require more patience.

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Finally, remember players’ values change. Buying a Raphinha today for 2,400 coins might be a good deal, but tomorrow he could only be worth 2,200 coins. Be intelligent and work quickly.

Once you master sniping, it can be a seriously useful way of saving coins. Be realistic though, as price ranges means the days of finding a 100k player for 10k are long behind us.