Before opening this thread, I'm sure most people will already have preconceived notions that wagers will never happen in FIFA, or that a "wager mode" would cause FIFA to change it's ESRB rating:
(just a few examples of unrelated posts)
This thread is slightly different in the sense that I'm telling you that wager mode already exists in FIFA 16
(and in several past FIFAs as well), just not in FIFA Ultimate Team. It's cleverly disguised as the "Rival Match" option:
Yes, this is slightly different than "I want to wager 100k on a match", but it's still definitely a wager (you're gambling all of the rewards on the outcome of a 1v1 match, winner takes all).
Would this be a positive addition to FUT? Both users would have to agree to the "Rival Match" option (one or both users selecting 'no' would lead to just a regular match). In H2H, you are wagering XP and FCC (virtual points with no real-world value, used to redeem virtual items online). Likewise on FUT, you would be wagering match coins (virtual points with no real-world value, used to redeem virtual items online).
Let me know your thoughts. Personally, I think it would be mostly positive. Users that want to avoid this would be able to avoid it whenever they want to. The outcome of these wagers (~1000 coins to the winner and 0 coins to the loser vs. ~550 coins to the winner and ~450 coins to the loser) is small enough that I don't think it would create a lot of cheating/whining/scandals over a few hundred coins.