Now that the second international break is coming to an end, we have the following four matchdays to look forward to in Bundesliga Fantasy until another break. But before that, we have to navigate through a tricky matchday 8 with lots of big names missing out, and these are our player rankings for the week to help you out!
|1||Robert Lewandowski||FCB||@B04||18.4M||The last few weeks have been disappointing by his standards, but leaving him out of your team is just a red arrow waiting to happen.|
|2||Erling Haaland||BVB||vs M05||17.6M||If you watched the video of Haaland destroying the target board like me, you would feel confident that he is fit enough to terrorize defences again. I would still keep an eye out.|
|3||Breel Embolo||BMG||vs VFB||10.3M||Embolo rarely ever starts because he is injured most of the times, but when he does, he is one of the most dangerous players on the pitch and is a safe bet for attacking bonus points.|
|4||Andrej Kramarić||TSG||vs KOE||15.4M||It was typical of Hoffenheim to beat Wolfsburg then lose to a struggling Stuttgart side the next week, but I expect them to bounce back against The Billy Goats. If budget isn't a constraint, I would rather have Kramarić for the early kick-off than try my luck on Modeste/Andersson.|
|5||Patrik Schick||B04||vs FCB||14.6M||Although it isn't the most favorable fixture, Schick has been one of the most underrated forwards this season, and he is third only to Lewandowski and Haaland for fantasy points. He is also second for shots behind Lewandowski.|
|6||Leroy Sané||FCB||@B04||14.8M||While setting up your wildcard team, don't forget to consider one of the most in-form players in the league who is averaging almost 12 points a game over the last four matchdays.|
|7||Sebastian Andersson||KOE||@TSG||8.8M||Just when everyone was jumping on the Modeste train, Andersson ruined the party.
Modeste vs Andersson over the last two weeks:
Shots: 3 vs 10
Goals: 0 vs 1
xG: 0.18 vs 1.44
There is a clear winner between these two when they both start.
|8||Marco Reus||BVB||vs M05||14M||Marco Reus boasts of an incredible record against Mainz with 13 goals and 7 assists in just 22 games and even though he is more tempting if Haaland misses out, this Mainz team is a different gravy under Bo Svensson.|
|9||Gonçalo Paciência||SGE||vs BSC||4.5M||It is easy to forget that Paciência was one of the most sought after forwards in the game at one point but after an underwhelming season with Schalke and a heavy discount, he has been reunited with Kostić. I have more faith in his ability to score goals than Borré, and Lammers and he seems to be quite the bargain at 4.5M as he should also be on penalties.|
|10||Emil Forsberg||RBL||@SCF||11.6M||Silva doesn't look as dangerous as he did with Kostić around him, and at this point, Forsberg might just be better for fantasy.|
|1||Filip Kostić||SGE||vs BSC||15.2M||Kostić vs Nkunku is a massive star dilemma but Freiburg have put their defensive dog days behind them meanwhile Hertha have conceded the most goals with 20 in just seven games. They have also conceded the second-highest xGA over the past four matchdays (7.69) after Bochum (10.25) who had much tougher fixtures. Another big game from Kostić might be on the cards.|
|3||Lars Stindl||BMG||vs VFB||13.3M||Even though Hofmann is in better form and might be on penalties, I will stick to my theory that Stindl is better against weaker teams and Hofmann against stronger ones. There is also the fact that Stindl has a goal in each of his last two Bundesliga games against Stuttgart.|
|4||Florian Wirtz||B04||vs FCB||12.4M||These are two of the best attacking teams going up against each other so I would expect some goals and it is too hard to ignore Wirtz when he is averaging 1.08 G/A per game!|
|6||Leon Goretzka||FCB||@B04||15.1M||Although I've ranked Kimmich higher, I have to acknowledge that Goretzka has been taking a lot more shorts and getting into much more advanced positions over the past few matchdays. It is too early to say, but he might hit his annual purple patch soon, where he scores goals consistently and then fades away.|
|7||Christoph Baumgartner||TSG||@VFB||11.6M||It is difficult to trust Hoffenheim but Baumgartner is their only attacker that has some form with an average of 9.5 points over his last four games.|
|8||Eduard Löwen||BOC||@SGF||5.3M||I might seem crazy for recommending such a random player but he has nine shots, four key passes and scores of 13 and 8 in the only two games he has started this season. Not too bad for a budget midfielder who is also on set-pieces and now he plays one of the worst defences in the league in Greuther Fürth.|
|9||Julian Brandt||BVB||vs M05||10.4M||A very tempting pick since Rose is playing him to his strengths but also a huge gamble against the best defence in the league.|
|10||André Hahn||FCA||vs DSC||8M||I believe in form > fixtures, but if Augsburg had to turn their form around, it would have to be in this game. There are much better differentials out there, but if you strongly believe that Augsburg will score goals in this match, I would recommend Hahn.
|1||Angeliño||RBL||@SCF||14.1M||I am still a bit sceptical of Angeliño, but no other premium defender has a better game this week and next as he plays Greuther Fürth on MD9.|
|2||Niklas Süle||FCB||@B04||11.3M||Unless a certain defender moves to jail early and pushes him to center-back, I would take right-back Süle over Davies any day.|
|3||Joe Scally||BMG||vs VFB||2.5M||As if Stuttgart weren't badly hit by injuries already, they have now lost more key players to Covid-19. This could get ugly.|
|4||Martin Hinteregger||SGE||vs BSC||11.5M||Hinteregger is a massive threat from set-pieces and Hertha have already conceded six of them so there is great potential for a clean sheet + goal over here.|
|5||Benno Schmitz||KOE||vs SGF||5M|
|6||Danilo Soares||BOC||@SGF||6M||A clean sheet is a bit of a long shot considering they have conceded 10 goals over their last three games but still worth a shout as a differential.|
|8||Kevin Mbabu||WOB||@FCU||10.9M||This feels like just the kind of game for him to win an absurd number of duels.|
|9||Anderson Lucoqui||M05||@BVB||6.3M||The team with the least goals conceded (5) and most clean sheets (4) deserve a shout regardless of who they face.|
|10||Jeremie Frimpong||B04||vs FCB||7.8M|
|1||Manuel Riemann||BOC||vs SGF||5.2M|
|2||Mark Flekken||SCF||vs RBL||6.8M||With his form, you can expect points even in tough games. His ceiling is even higher against attacking teams such as Leipzig. Just a shame that he doesn't rotate too well with the budget keepers.|
|3||Lukáš Hrádecký||B04||vs FCB||9.1M||Same as above.|
|4||Stefan Ortega||DSC||@FCA||7.8M||In a game of the two worst attacking teams in the league, it is hard to pick a winner.|
|5||Robin Zentner||M05||@BVB||6.5M||Just a hunch that he will get a lot of saves in this game.|
|1||Fabian Bredlow||GKP||VFB||@BMG||1.3M||You might remember Bredlow from that one game he started last season where he got 10 points just for saving shots.|
|2||Almamy Touré||DEF||SGE||vs BSC||5.4M||Chandler will be playing as a wing-back and Touré as a center-back, but he loves bombing forward and firing wayward shots no matter where he plays.|
|3||Marius Funk||GKP||SGF||vs BOC||1.3M||Greuther Fürth have been steadily improving, and Funk could be a great option if you have another keeper that rotates with him.|
|4||Robert Gumny||DEF||FCA||vs DSC||3.4M||The most attacking defender from this fixture.|
|5||Andi Zeqiri||FWD||FCA||vs DSC||5.1M||Augsburg's on-loan striker from Brighton who scored a goal in the last game.|
|7||Atakan Karazor||DEF||VFB||@BMG||2.6M||The enablers on this list have much better fixtures, but Karazor is a bonus points magnet when he plays OOP in midfield.
Hiroki Ito is also worth a shout since he costs just 1M.
|9||Jordan Beyer||DEF||BMG||vs VFB||1.8M|
|10||Nico Schulz||DEF||BVB||vs M05||5.6M|
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