FIFA 19 FUTMAS Predictions COUNTDOWN: FUT Cards Start Times, Leaks, SBC's for PS4, Xbox (Pic: DS)
FIFA 19 players are getting ready for their annual Christmas celebration as EA Sports looks to release the games ever popular Futmas event.
For anyone who can't remember, the Futmas event is a series of SBCs throughout the winter period which focus on counting down player shirt numbers from 30 to 1, all the way up to December 24.
So for instance, last year, shirt numbers 30, 29, and 28 were SBC's for West Ham's Michail Antonio, 1899 Hoffenheim's Serge Gnabry, and Chelsea's Cesar Azpilicueta, who all wore the shirts, 30, 29 and 28.
Right, got it?
As per usual these Futmas cards will also have a slight boost in stats, as per every other big FIFA Ultimate Team event.
At the time of writing, there are no new Futmas leaks (other than these on Reddit) but we have got plenty more info and predictions.
We could also see the release of some discount promo packs, which are great for anyone with money to burn on new FUT cards.
Equally, we'll more than likely see a new Winter themed kit released as well. Last year, the kit took the form of a Christmas Elf get up.
Just above and below you'll find a prediction of who we could see in this years 2018 Futmas Team from two FIFA 19 fans, but until EA Sports show their hand, it's hard to say anything is definitive.
However, keep reading for more info, including when FIFA 19 Futmas starts and how you can get your hands on the special Futmas cards in FIFA 19.
When Does FIFA 18 FUTMAS Event Start?
In previous years of FIFA Ultimate Team, FUTMAS has typically run from December 16-25.
The FIFA 17 Futmas event started on Friday 16 Dec 2016 at 10am PDT (6PM BST). Likewise, the FIFA 18 Futmas event started Saturday 16 Dec 2017 also at 10am PDT (6PM BST).
So, we're pretty confident that the FIFA 19 Futmas event will begin either slightly earlier, today, Friday 14th Dec, or potentially tomorrow, Saturday 15th Dec.
Either way, we expect that it will start at the exact same time of 10am PDT (6PM BST).
Equally, we're expecting that we could hear something from EA Sports either TODAY or tomorrow afternoon.
Though we certainly would expect to see some sort of announcement before the Player Cards become available.
The release of the games Ultimate Scream event follows on from the yesterday's FIFA 19 TOTW 13 reveal which is now live in the game on PS4, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch.
The starting XI this week features Liverpool star Mo Salah, Manchester Uniteds Juan Mata, and Chelsea midfield NGolo Kante.
Keep reading to discover the full squad and take a look at their upgraded stats:
FIFA 19 Team of the Week 13 Starting XI:
- GK: Gianluigi Donnarumma 82 > 84 (Italy / AC Milan)
- RB: João Cancelo 81 > 84 > 86 (Portugal / Juventus)
- CB: Sidnei 79 > 82 > 84 (Brazil / Real Betis Balompié)
- LB: Faouzi Ghoulam 81 > 84 (Algeria / SSC Napoli)
- CM: N'Golo Kanté 89 > 90 (France / Chelsea)
- CM: Bruno Fernandes 83 > 85 (Portugal / Sporting CP)
- CDM: Thomas Delaney 79 > 82 (Denmark / Borussia Dortmund)
- RM: Juan Mata 83 > 85 (Spain / Manchester United)
- ST: Mohamed Salah 88 > 89 > 90 (Egypt / Liverpool)
- LW: Ousmane Dembélé 82 > 84 (France / FC Barcelona)
- CF: Andrej Kramarić 82 > 84 (Croatia / TSG 1899 Hoffenheim)
FUT 19 TOTW 12 Substitutes:
- GK: Guillermo Ochoa 77 > 81 (Mexico / Standard Liège)
- CB: James Tarkowski 80 > 83 (England / Burnley)
- RM: Jefferson Farfán 79 > 82 (Peru / Lokomotiv Moskva)
- CM: Abdoulaye Touré 75 > 81 (France / FC Nantes)
- ST: Moussa Marega 80 > 83 (Mali / FC Porto)
- ST: Charles 79 > 82 (Brazil / SD Eibar)
- ST: Duván Zapata 78 > 82 (Colombia / Atalanta)
FUT 19 Team of the Week 12 Reserves:
- GK: Nils Körber 65 > 75 (Germany / VfL Osnabrück)
- LB: Luke Leahy 64 > 74 (England / Walsall)
- ST: Alfredo Donnarumma 75 > 81 (Italy / Brescia)
- CAM: Mike Frantz 73 > 79 (Germany / SC Freiburg)
- RM: Brais Méndez 73 > 79 (Spain / RC Celta de Vigo)