FIFA 23 OTW Predictions: Who Will Get An Ones To Watch Card?

Mbappe, Haaland, Süle, Insigne and more: Who gets an OTW in FIFA 23? We give predictions, tell you what a Ones to Watch player is and how the upgrades work.
FIFA 23 OTW
What OTWs are waiting for us when FIFA 23 launches? | © EA Sports / EarlyGame

OTW is the first major promo to kick off the new FIFA Ultimate Team season. Of course, we're already hyped for FIFA 23 and can't wait to start a new FUT year.

The OTWs in FIFA 22 with Ronaldo and Messi were awesome like never before
. We show you the biggest transfers from the football world and who could get a Ones to Watch card in FIFA 23.

What Are Ones To Watch Cards In FIFA Ultimate Team?

Ones to Watch cards are special cards for FIFA Ultimate Team. Because they are dynamic, they can always improve through upgrades over the whole year. OTWs celebrate players who made a move in the summer transfer window.

OTW FIFA 23
This was Team 2 of the OTW Promo in FIFA 22. Team 1 brought CR7. | © EA Sports

How Do The OTW Upgrades Work?

Ones to Watch upgrades can be simply explained: If a player receives an Inform card, the OVR of the OTW card increases to this rating. Also, if a player gets a Man of the Match card, the OTW version gets better.

In FIFA 22 there was the "Wins to Watch Upgrade" for the first time. OTW players' teams had to win 5 of their first 10 league games after the October 1st FIFA 22 release.

When Will OTW Team 1 And Team 2 Be Released In FIFA 23?

The OTW Team 1 will appear directly with the launch of FIFA 23. In FIFA 22, OTW Team 1 started on October 1st, Team 2 already appeared on October 8th.

Who Will Get An Ones To Watch Card In FIFA 23?

There were 28 OTW players in FIFA 21, 35 in FIFA 22, and we expect there will be even more in FIFA 23. As we said, stars who were transferred during the summer break can become Ones to Watch players.

Now you've come to the right place if you want to see who has a good chance of getting their OTW.

OTW Predictions: Who Will Get A FIFA 23 Ones To Watch Card?

Ultimately, EA decides who becomes an OTW Star. Not every summer transfer can end up in Ultimate Team, otherwise the FUT year will start with 500 special cards. And they shouldn't be in the game until the beginning of November (lol).

Let's not beat around the bush any longer, here are our predictions for OTW players in FIFA 23:

PLAYER

TRANSFER

Kylian MbappéParis Saint-Germain → Real Madrid
Erling HaalandBorussia Dortmund → Manchester City
Niklas SüleBayern Munich → Borussia Dortmund
Matthias GinterBorussia Mönchengladbach → SC Freiburg
Nico SchlotterbeckSC Freiburg → Borussia Dortmund
Lorenzo InsigneSSC Napoli → Toronto FC
Paul PogbaManchester United → Paris Saint-Germain
Franck KessiéAC Milan → FC Barcelona
Paulo DybalaJuventus Turin → Inter Milan
Antonio RüdigerChelsea FC → Real Madrid
Federico ChiesaFiorentina → Juventus Turin
Joaquín CorreaLazio Roma → Inter Milan
Christopher NkunkuRB Leipzig → Paris Saint-Germain
Karim AdeyemiRB Salzburg → Borussia Dortmund

Confirmed Player Transfers:

Niklas Süle (Dortmund), Nico Schlotterbeck (Dortmund) Matthias Ginter (Freiburg) and Lorenzo Insigne (Toronto) are already confirmed transfers. Chiesa and Correa have been with their "new" clubs for a long time, but their moves will not be official until July.

We are excited to see if these players will get their OTWs.

Rumors And Speculations:

Last spring and summer there were rumors about CR7 and Messi – this year it's the turn of the next generation. With Kylian Mbappé and Erling Haaland, two absolute meta strikers will move to new clubs. While it is not entirely clear if the French superstar will or will not extend his PSG contract, Haaland's farewell is a done deal.

The tug-of-war involving Paul Pogba, Paulo Dybala, Franck Kessie and Antonio Rüdiger will also be exciting. The superstars' contracts are expiring and everyone is willing to look for a new club.

POTM high-flyer Nkunku
will probably not stay in Leipzig. He played too well this season and showed that every top club should be interested in him.

FIFA 23 OTW Leaks

Unfortunately, there are no leaks for the OTW Promo in FIFA 23 yet. Of course, we will update the article as soon as the rumor mill seethes and one or the other hacker accesses the EA data. Until then, you can check out our Top 100 Rating Predictions for the next FIFA.