A massive 2 nights of champions league football concludes tonight with Liverpool VS Villarreal. 

Unai Emery’s side have been the ultimate underdog so far dispatching of Juventus and Bayern Munich on route to this semi-final, so the Europa League champions have to be respected. 6 times champions Liverpool are in the running to win the quadruple putting them on the brink of history.

To celebrate this giant european clash FanTeam have created some exciting contests for us to sink our teeth into.

Enter the UCL game lobby by CLICKING HERE to see the contests available for tonight’s slate.

The great thing about FanTeam as a platform is I can play daily fantasy contests, player matchups and make my sportsbook bets all in the same place.


FanTeam champions league contests are played under the very unique pursuit mode, but what is pursuit mode?

Pursuit is a unique format in which players are essentially handicapped according to how good of a performance we would expect from them. Instead of being limited by a predefined budget users can pick players by bonus points as well as a captain who will score double bonus points and a vice captain who will score 1.5 bonus points.

Bonus points are awarded at the start of a contest. Low expectation players will have a higher starting point whereas high expectation players will have a lower starting point. Pursuit allows the user to start the tournament in the lead, or choose to start behind the eight ball. 

More details on pursuit mode can be found by CLICKING HERE or in the rules section inside the game lobby.

Safety Net is enabled for this contest meaning all non starting players will be replaced at the beginning of their match. Note this is only if there is a player from the same club, in the same position with equal or cheaper price.

Standard FanTeam scoring applies. 


Liverpool should have too much firepower for Villarreal tonight. The Reds have been tough to beat on home soil this season in the champions league with 3 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss in 5 games. 

Liverpool are on a 4 game unbeaten run in all competitions at home and in that time have scored 17 goals and conceded 8. The majority of those goals conceded have come in the second half of games when the game is already done with. 

Villarreal have been poor in La Liga this season and it has almost cost Unai Emery his job, thankfully for him their champions league exploits have saved him. They have to be respected just because of the talent of teams they have disposed of already. Unai Emery will certainly come here with a plan and that will be to frustrate Klopp and Liverpool.


Liverpool – Becker Alisson, Trent Alexander Arnold, Andrew Robertson, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Luiz Diaz and Diego Jota.

Villarreal – Geronimo Rulli, Pau Torres, Raul Albiol, Arnaut Danjuma, Dani Parejo, Etienne Capoue and Paco Alcacer.



Liverpool are favoured tonight and that shows as all their players will start on minus points. Liverpool are much easier to predict compared to Manchester City last night, Salah is an auto lock and Jota is a very interesting option tonight with Roberto Firmino likely to miss. 

With this in mind and the way I like to build pursuit teams this will be my favourite Liverpool lineup for tonight’s slate.


Villarreal are the underdogs tonight and their players will start on plus points. Rulli, Torres and Albiol could haul a massive points total if Villarreal can hold Liverpool out. The other 2 picks are easy as they are Villarreal’s true goal threat. Monitor Capoue status as he is coming off injury. 

With this in mind and the way I like to build pursuit teams this will be my favourite Villarreal lineup for tonight’s slate.


Villarreal have proven that they can frustrate teams in the champions league this season and only allowed 1 goal across 2 games against Bayern Munich. Liverpool did put 6 past Benfica last time out across 2 legs but this game should be a bit more slow paced. With this in mind I like the under 2.5 goal at 2.25 tonight.

A £20 bet will return £45.00 if it lands.

The Sportsbook lobby can be found by CLICKING HERE.


If you’re new to FanTeam then you’ll need to create a new account here – alternatively, head on over to and click the green ‘Register’ button in the top right corner.

Existing users can click the graphic below for direct access to the game lobby.

Best of luck to everyone entering tonight – We look forward to seeing your usernames on the Leaderboard.

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