Maureen Zehring
Tourney Strategy
One of the most important things to consider when joining in with the Footstock fun is how to attack tourneys.
We asked one of our most successful tourney players how he goes about building lineups, hopefully their wisdom will help you achieve success in our tourneys going forward.
With so many freerolls, including the huge £10k freeroll, they're a great way to help boost your funds. Many users are finding that freerolls build their bankroll allowing them to purchase more cards, which in turn means they have the ammunition to enter paid tournaments. With beginner, amateur and pro paid tournaments on offer there's something for every budget, with users starting to climb the ladder as their bankroll and card collection grows!

I generally have three different strategies for single match tourneys depending on how I think the game will play out as follows.
The first question is do I think a side will keep a clean sheet? If the answer's yes then I'm always selecting that team's best defender and their goalkeeper. Goalkeepers score huge if they don't concede and are a must in this scenario. Be warned though, if the team does concede and you have their keeper plus at least one defender, you're in trouble!
If I'm not expecting a clean sheet on either side then the next question is do I see an obvious winner? Arsenal at home to a poor side is a good example here, they'll often concede but also will score 3 or 4 themselves and win the game comfortably. In this case I'll select all the Arsenal attacking threats I can, trying to ensure I get every single one of Arsenal's goals and assists. If the tourney decrees I must take a defender too I'll generally take the most attacking one e.g. Kolasinac or Bellerin.
If there's no clear winner and I don't expect a clean sheet on either side then I'll generally try and take the key attacking players from both sides. For example if Bournemouth host Leicester there's a great chance of goals from both teams, they're fluent going forward but shaky defensively. Therefore in that game I'm likely to have a lineup that's a combo of the two team's key midfield and attacking assets. If I have to take a defender I'll take the most attacking one from whichever team they play for, in this example probably Rico or Pereira.
We hope this insight helps you in your tourneys, could it help you win the £5 first prize in our Footstock £10k freeroll? Only one way to find out!
NOVEMBER, 13 / 2019