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Champions League Fixture Difficulty Planner

Forthcoming Champions League fixtures are an important part of UCL Fantasy. The difficulty of a team’s fixtures goes a long way in determining which players you should select for your team.

That’s why we have created a handy Champions League fixture table. It currently shows MD1 through to MD6 and will be updated during the knockout stages of the competition.

If you want the exact percentages of each team winning their fixture, keeping a clean sheet and player goalscorer odds, check out our Champions League Cheat Sheet.

UCL Fantasy Fixture Difficulty Matrix

  • Fixtures underlined/italic: Early Tuesday kick-off
  • Fixtures underlined only: Early Wednesday kick-off

One of five colours are assigned to each fixture from each Matchday. This shows how hard that fixture is for a given team. The colours remain the same regardless of which team is in question.

So, for example, Maccabi Haifa (H) are considered to be among the easiest fixtures. Therefore, they are given the darkest green colour.

Those colours remain the same whether we are analysing Barcelona, Juventus or Dynamo Kiev.

The colour coding is as follows:

  • Bright green: Easiest
  • Faded green: Easy
  • Yellow: Average
  • Orange: Hard
  • Red: Hardest

The assignment of each of these is based on the team’s odds of winning the 2022/23 Champions League. So, Bayern Munich (a) is red, while Viktoria Plzen is the darkest green.

Meanwhile facing Porto (H) or Marseille (a) would be considered an average Champions League fixture.

Whether a fixture is home or away is also considered. The difference between home and away doesn’t deviate by more than one colour.

Naturally, there are less fixtures in the Champions League schedule. This is one of the main differences between UCL Fantasy and other fantasy games such as FPL.

There are a lot of notable differences, though. Here is our introductory guide to Champions League fantasy football should you wish to learn more or want a refresher.