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Bundesliga Fantasy: Predictions and Player Picks for Gameweek 7

Which are the best player picks and differential in Bundesliga Fantasy for the final gameweek before the wildcard? Tipster Zahid shares his insights.


As it’s the last game week before unlimited transfers, we should be highly focused on this week’s fixtures.



Mainz vs. Hertha Berlin

Mainz lost the match against TSG without showing any resistance, although they started the match well. Things went south when Hack received a red card, and the opponent dominated the rest of the game. Hertha, however, showed a solid performance against Bayer Leverkusen and were even close to getting 3 points, which was interrupted by Schick’s goal.

  • Karim Onisiwo [9.8M, 3%] – With the absence of Jonathan Burkardt, Onisiwo will be the main goal threat and is also the current top scorer of the team.
  • Aaron Martin [8.1M, 4%] – Gets points for goal attempts in almost every game.
  • Chidera Ejuke [8.2m, 0%] – Although Mainz is claimed to have a solid defence, we’ve seen some horrible mistakes from centre-backs in the last matches (e.g., Leverkusen, TSG). Ejuke is the most successful dribbler in the squad and constantly delivers from the wings. He can be considered as a differential pick as his ownership rate is 0%.


Augsburg vs. Bayern Munich

Enrico Maaßen’s side performed at a high level in the last match against Werder Bremen, where the starting lineup was offensive with three attackers up front. Bayern, on the other hand, couldn’t get a win at home against VFB Stuttgart, which was their third consecutive draw in the league.

  • Alphonso Davies [16M, 29%] – He got a total of 17 points in the last match despite the team conceding two goals, and he’s expected to start.
  • Jamal Musiala [13M, 40%] – Scoring only one goal in the last match isn’t the only reason for you to pick him. He has also shown in the UCL match against FC Barcelona that he’s constantly moving in the penalty box, searching for the opportunity for the lead, eventually leading him to be chosen as man of the match.
  • Rafal Gikiewicz [6.6M, 7%] – Being the last match’s hero and having a high possibility of getting plenty of shots should make you consider him in your starting eleven.


Bayer Leverkusen vs. Werder Bremen

Getting a point in the last minutes of the match against Hertha Berlin and a solid performance in UCL by beating Atletico Madrid should convince us that Seoane’s side is in the right direction. However, Werder didn’t perform well against Augsburg, despite few chances.

  • Jeremie Frimpong [11.2M, 12%] – Berisha’s assist against Werder showed that they leave significant spaces in the left half space. This can be a tremendous opportunity for Frimpong, who also had two assists against Atletico Madrid.
  • Niclas Füllkrug [6.2M, 19%] – He is always the destination of crosses and even scored one in the last match, which was ruled out. Also, after the penalty miss of Marvin Ducksch, there is almost no doubt he will take over on penalties.


Stuttgart vs. Frankfurt

Stuttgart showed how well they can perform in their last match in Allianz Arena. Frankfurt, on the other hand, lost the match against Wolfsburg after a glorious win over RB Leipzig. Even though they got an extremely important win over Marseille in UCL, the non-sufficient recovery period should be considered.

  • Serhou Guirassy [8.3M, 0%] – The newcomer who is hoped to be the successor of Kalajdzic had a good performance against FC Bayern with a goal from a penalty besides a number of chances, one of which met the crossbar.
  • Randal Kolo Muani [11.2M, 6%] – We were not the only ones who noticed his high-level performance and consistency as he was called up to France’s national team. Along with Daichi Kamada, he is the main goal threat of the squad.


Borrusia Dortmund vs Schalke

Revierderby is undoubtedly the central match of this game week as it returns after its one-year absence. After a terrible show up against RB Leipzig, BVB managed to perform well in UCL against Man. City, even though it wasn’t possible to grab any points. Schalke got their first win at home against Bochum with a dominant performance.

  • Marco Reus [15.3M, 34%] – The team’s top scorer and leads in the stats regarding expected goals on target (xGOT).
  • Giovanni Reyna [11.7M, 0%] – Always active in attack, and even in the last match in the league, he constantly tried to deliver crosses to Modeste, which can be dangerous in the derby, and he’s most probably in the starting lineup.
  • Thomas Ouwejan [5.1M, 2%] – Leads for highest expected assists in the squad, and he’s always active in the left corridor for crosses, which can give him spaces behind Meunier.


Borussia Mönchengladbach vs RB Leipzig

Although a point taken from the match against Freiburg can be considered favorable, the injury of Florian Neuhaus was the saddest part. Marco Rose, on the other hand, didn’t hesitate to dominate against his ex-team.

  • Yann Sommer [9.8M, 29%] – Got 17 points in the last match, which is much more than most of the strikers’ points, making him an obvious choice against the solid Leipzig attack.
  • Marcus Thuram [11.5M, 17%] – He leads in expected goals and is the team’s top scorer. Even in the match against Freiburg, he had chances that Flekken saved.

You can find additional Bundesliga Fantasy resources for the 22/23 season here.

Bundesliga Fantasy Player Rankings for Matchday 7

With the final matchday left before we get unlimited transfers, we look at the best players, including differentials to consider in Bundesliga Fantasy for matchday 7.


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RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Jamal MusialaFCB@FCA13MWith the form he is in this season (six goals and three assists from six starts), you will want a piece of him as long as he starts.
2Leroy SanéFCB@FCA14.9MOver the last three games for Bayern, Mane has been outshot and has fewer key passes than every other forward that started with him (except for Muller having one key pass less against Inter). His form is on the decline meanwhile Sané has been putting on a show in the UCL with goals against Inter and Barcelona. This isn't a bad week to hoard on Bayern players and if I had to select another Bayern forward, Sané would be the second name on my list.
3Sheraldo BeckerFCUvs WOB10.5MSlowly solidifying himself as the best forward at Union Berlin.
4Patrik SchickB04vs SVW15.7MSo, Leverkusen managed to beat Mainz away with nine men, then lost to Freiburg and Brugge, drew against Hertha but managed to beat Atlético Madrid?

This team is wildly unpredicted but I'm keeping faith in Schick as an elite forward against Werder Bremen, but if you want to head to safer pastures this week, I won't blame you.
5Anthony ModesteBVBvs S0412.2MHe has been failing to even hit the target lately but has a good chance to turn his form around against Schalke and should get plenty of chances to do so.
6Randal Kolo MuaniSGE@VFB11.2MFun fact: Kolo Muani has been involved in 6/11 Frankfurt goals this season. That is 54%.
7Karim OnisiwoM05vs BSC9.8MIf you are in the mood for gambling.
8Michael GregoritschSCF@TSG8.3MEarly sub risk?
9Niclas FüllkrugSVW@B046.2MCould score if the same Leverkusen side that drew 2-2 against Hertha turns up.
10Serhou GuirassyVFBvs SGE8.3M




Midfielders

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Florian KainzKOE@BOC9.1MHe might've blanked last week, but I will look the other way because he plays Bochum. Also, you might want to go Koln heavy if you want star flexbility this week.
2Marco ReusBVBvs S0415.3MThis is the best version of Marco Reus we have seen in a while and most importantly, he has also been injury-free so far.
3Christopher NkunkuRBL@BMG16M
4Vincenzo GrifoSCF@TSG14.6MPlays last so he offers star flexibility in a week with the lack of it. Worth noting, however, that Hoffenheim have quietly sneaked up to fourth and have won their last 4/5 games.
5Joshua KimmichFCB@FCA16.6MLess involved than I would've hoped since Goretzka has been starting but few viable midfielders have a better matchup than him against the team that has conceded the most shots after Bochum.
6Dejan LjubičićKOE@BOC7.7MIt might come as a surprise to some but the top-scorer but Koln so far is Ljubičić with four goals and not Kainz with two. He is averaging 0.55 goals every 90 minutes.
7Giovanni ReynaBVBvs S0411.7MWith just one week left before unlimited transfers, Reyna might not be the worst punt.
8Daichi KamadaSGE@VFB10.8M
9Dominik SzoboszlaiRBL@BMG12.1MSzoboszlai is going to be a real star under Rose so I wouldn't hesitate to pick him up if you need a differential. Sommer is pretty much the only thing coming between Borussia conceding 3-4 goals.
10Jonas HofmannBMGvs RBL14.6M

Defenders

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Alphonso DaviesFCB@FCA16MThe team that has conceded the least goals goes up against the team that has scored the least goals. I can see this match go only one way.
2Raphael GuerreiroBVBvs S0412.4MGuerreiro hasn't been at his goal-scoring or goal-creating best but Schalke is the team he has the most goal involvements against in his career with four goals and three assists in nine games. Five of those returns have come in his last three Bundesliga games against them and although this Schalke team is much better than the one that got relegated, he had 12 and 20 points in his last two games against the Blues. Not bad for a full-back.
3Noussair MazraouiFCB@FCA10.7MThe best cleansheet odds this week by far. He isn't Pavard but has always been seen as more attacking than him.
4Jonas HectorKOE@BOC10.2M
5Christopher TrimmelFCUvs WOB9.8MShould be nailed and is also in good form with scores of 15 and 17 in his last two games.
6Aarón MartínM05vs BSC8.1MBest defender from the early fixture.
7David RaumRBL@BMG12.5M
8Jeremie FrimpongB04vs SVW11.2MExpected to play on the right-wing again and is the biggest boom or bust pick this week.
9Christian GünterSCF@TSG13.2M
10Nico SchlotterbeckBVBvs S0412.3M




Goalkeepers

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Manuel RiemannBOCvs KOE9MThere are rumours of him being dropped but it is hard to believe because the Bochum defence would be so much worse without him. Even more so if they decide to play three of their worst defenders this week.
2Yann SommerBMGvs RBL9.8MHis performance against Bayern wasn't a fluke. He has an unreal 89.7% save percentage this season.
3Frederik RønnowFCUvs WOB6MWolfsburg have only scored one away goal this season.
4Mark FlekkenSCF@TSG11MIf you need a keeper with a standalone fixture.
5Alexander MeyerBVBvs S042.3M

Value Rankings

 

RankNamePositionTeamOpponentValueComments
1Jordan SiebatcheuFWDFCUvs WOB7.7MHe might still be on penalties?
2Oliver ChristensenGKPBSC@M054.2M
3Stefan TiggesFWDKOE@BOC3.8MPredicted to play up top with Thielmann who is a good budget pick, too.
4Anton StachMIDM05vs BSC9.5MIf you are picking a Mainz midfielder, it is either Stach or Fulgini and Stach isn't half bad.
5Jeong Woo-yeongMIDSCF@TSG7.1M
6Niko GießelmannDEFFCUvs WOB7.1MDon't be surprised if Ryerson starts over him.
7Kiliann SildilliaDEFSCF@TSG3.8M
8Paulo OtávioDEFWOB@FCU7MIn the highly unlikely event that Wolfsburg somehow keep a cleansheet.
9Mitchel WeiserDEFSVW@B043.9M
10Marius WolfMIDBVBvs S046.2M

You can find additional Bundesliga Fantasy resources for the 22/23 season here.

Bundesliga Fantasy Player Rankings for Matchday 6

After an intense but draining set of midweek games, we try to navigate through all the possible rotations in our Bundesliga Fantasy player rankings for matchday 6.


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RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Serge GnabryFCBvs VFB14MGnabry might be the lowest-scoring Bayern forward in fantasy so far, but he always deserves mention when he plays teams prone to conceding lots of shots and have weak wing-backs defensive such as Stuttgart. His recent record isn't that bad either, with five goals and three assists in just his last three games against the Swabians.
2Jamal MusialaFCBvs VFB12.7MBayern might rotate heavily in this game, especially their attackers, but I am more confident than not that both Gnabry and Musiala start.
3Niclas FüllkrugSVWvs FCA6.1MOne of the only viable options amongst forwards with standalone fixtures.
3Patrik SchickB04@BSC15.4MFantasy managers aren't really spoilt for choice this week, making an out-of-form Schick look like one of the best options this week.
5Sheraldo BeckerFCU@KOE10.3MJoint top scorer and should be the focal point of the attack if Siebatcheu is out. I wish I could rank him higher, but he did play 90 minutes in the midweek game, and with how good defensively Koln have been this season, I don't think his ceiling is that high.
6Michael GregoritschSCFvs BMG8M
7Marcus ThuramBMG@SCF11.3MI'd like to think that he is less likely to score than Gregoritsch, but Thuram could outscore him even if he scores solely because of the number of shots he generates. Thuram is averaging four shots per game which is only behind Sané (4.4) and tied with Mané.
8Lukas NmechaWOB@SGE11.6MEintracht Frankfurt conceded three goals against Werder Bremen, then kept a cleansheet against Leipzig and ended up conceding three goals in the last 25 minutes against Sporting CP. Which Frankfurt will turn up this time? With the team possibly playing the same defence except for the injured Lenz for their third game in a week, Wolfsburg should fancy their chances in this game, and Nmecha could be a good differential.
9Karim OnisiwoM05@TSG9.8M
10Simon ZollerBOC@S045.2MIn a do-or-die/win-or-get-sacked game for Thomas Reis, there will be a lot of impetus on Bochum to score goals.




Midfielders

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Joshua KimmichFCBvs VFB16.5MKimmich had five shots compared to Mane's one despite playing as a midfielder, and even though Goretzka will eat into his returns, with a game against Stuttgart he is still one of the safer picks in midfield.
2Vincenzo GrifoSCFvs BMG14.4MMust-have if you want star flexibility and Borussia will be missing both first-choice center backs Itakura and Elvedi so Grifo could be trouble from set-pieces.
3Christopher NkunkuRBLvs BVB16.1MNew manager bounce? Dortmund has been Leipzig's boogie team historically but Leipzig did the double over them last season scoring three goals and assisting another three against them in both games.
4Daichi KamadaSGEvs WOB10.8MKamada has scored or assisted in each Bundesliga game this season and if Kolo Muani is rested, the team will rely on him to score goals again vs a Wolfsburg side that conceded four goals against a young and inexperienced Koln attack.
5Marco ReusBVB@RBL15.4M
6Ritsu DoanSCFvs BMG8.7M
7Florian KainzKOEvs FCU9.1MDeserves a mention based on form, but it is worth noting that Union haven't conceded more than a single goal in a match this season even against Bayern.
8Kevin StögerBOC@S046MWas most likely given less points in the last game and I am willing to give him another shot against Schalke.
9Leon GoretzkaFCBvs VFB13.6M
10Dominik SzoboszlaiRBLvs BVB11.7MMight be on limited minutes and Dortmund have been solid defensively so probably not worth the gamble.

Defenders

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Alphonso DaviesFCBvs VFB15.6MPavard has been putting on his best Philip Lahm impression this season but as much as I love him, he seems like a big risk this week with Nagelsmann hinting at rotation. Also worth mentioning that Kicker has both Pavard and Davies benched.
2Mitchel WeiserSVWvs FCA3.8MI tried to pass both his assists at the end of extra time as fluke but now it doesn't seem like it after he got his third assist in six games last week. Augsburg haven't scored in each of their last two games, plus he plays early, so it almost seems like a no-brainer this week.
3Jonas HectorKOEvs FCU10.3MBoring but safe with a high floor.
4Christian GünterSCFvs BMG13.1M
5Julian RyersonFCU@KOE5.4MA match against the team that has conceded the least goals at home (1) and the team that has conceded the least goals away (1)? I wouldn't rule a 0-0 out with both teams being tired after their midweek games.
6Aarón MartínM05@TSG8.4MBo Svensson doesn't just deserve credit for making Mainz a team that went from being relegation contenders to a team that is capable of competing for an European spot but also for fixing their away form in just a few months time.

Only Furth had a worse record away from home last season (4 points, 49 goals conceded) than Mainz (11 points, 34 goals conceded) but as it stands, Mainz have the best away record in the league with Freiburg. Both teams have won each of their three away games while only conceding two goals.
7Raphael GuerreiroBVB@RBL12.6MGuerreiro Bit of a reach for offensive output, but I don't hate the play.
8Jeremie FrimpongB04@BSC11.3MFrimpong has led the club for key passes in every game since he was moved to the wing. Seaone is in a similar situation as Reis after losing to Club Brugge, so I am hoping they go all out in this game. That being said, he always seems to flop once everyone starts buying him.

Update: Most predicted lineups now say that he will play as a right-back and not as a winger.
9Marvin PlattenhardtBSCvs B047MOne for those who believe Hertha can cause an upset.
10AngeliñoTSGvs M0512.3M




Goalkeepers

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Manuel RiemannBOC@S048.9MRiemann has been among the top five goalkeepers for shots saved in every single matchday this season.
2Mark FlekkenSCFvs BMG10.8MGot an individual fixture for two weeks in a row.
3Jiri PavlenkaSVWvs FCA5M
4Alexander SchwolowS04vs S046.1M
5Florian MüllerVFB@FCB6.9MBayern is the worst fixture possible to keep a cleansheet but despite conceding plenty of goals against them last season, Müller had six and seven shots saved in each game for an average of 6.5 points per game.

Value Rankings

 

RankNamePositionTeamOpponentValueComments
1Alexander MeyerGKPBVB@RBL2.5MThe cheapest starting keeper in the game right now and should hold his spot for the next 2-3 weeks.
2Kiliann SildilliaDEFSCFvs BMG3.7MI prefer Josip Stanišić more this week for the price *if* he starts.
3Marvin DuckschFWDSVWvs FCA6.7MShoots more than Füllkrug and just needs to find the back of the net, not aim for the stands.
4Anthony JungDEFSVWvs FCA3M
5Jeong Woo-yeongMIDSCFvs BMG7.1M
6Marius BülterFWDS04vs BOC4.3MMight not play up top but is on penalties.
7Dodi LukebakioFWDBSCvs B047.7M
8Gerrit HoltmannFWDBOC@S048.1MAlternate attacking option from Bochum
9Romano SchmidMIDSVWvs FCA4.9MThe only midfielder from Werder Bremen, if any, worth considering.
10Florian DietzFWDKOEvs FCU1.4M

You can find additional Bundesliga Fantasy resources for the 22/23 season here.

Bundesliga Fantasy: Predictions and Player Picks for Gameweek 5

With lots of tricky fixtures to navigate in gameweek 5 of Bundesliga Fantasy, tipster Zahid shares his thoughts on the teams to target and players to consider for the upcoming matchday.


 

Dortmund vs. Hoffenheim

Even though BVB won against Hertha Berlin with only a one-goal difference, it was easy to observe that they missed plenty of chances, and this is proved by the xG rate of the black yellows, which was 2.97, quite high. Similarly, Hoffenheim fully dominated the game against Augsburg but could only score once in 90 minutes.

The safe choice to consider from the host side would be Marco Reus [15.1M], as he holds first place in the squad for chances created and is a penalty taker. From the attacking players, Anthony Modeste [12.2M] may be considered as he is always there waiting for crosses to score headers. Keep in mind though, that he missed lots of chances in the last matches. Although Gregor Kobel [10.5M] had a good performance in the previous match and helped the team to keep a clean sheet by making some key saves, it may be tricky to have him in your Bundesliga Fantasy squad because of his high price.

Your first choice from Hoffenheim’s side can be Andrej Kramarić [13.6M], as he possesses the highest expected goals rate (0.56) per 90 minutes. A cheaper alternative to him from the midfield can be Dennis Geiger [7.9M], as he’s highly involved in the attacks and even is the best in terms of chances created. Even though the first place in this stat belongs to ex-RB Leipzig wing back Angeliño [12.5M], I would prefer Ozan Kabak [7.8M] instead, as he is a goal threat from set-pieces and has quite accurate passes behind the defence, which can eventually get him assists and passes to shots.



Bochum vs. Werder Bremen

As expected, Bochum reacted well against Freiburg after a humiliating score against Bayern. However, it still wasn’t enough to get any points. Werder Bremen, on the other hand, put on a brilliant performance against Eintracht Frankfurt, despite a loss. Even though they were already two goals behind just after halftime, it wasn’t enough to make Ole Werner’s side give up, and they pushed till the last minute for a point.

Of course, Manuel Riemann [8.7M] would be the first choice from the team in Bundesliga Fantasy, who was also the last match’s hero. Additionally, with a constant search for a goal and the passes to the shots, Kevin Stöger [5.9M] is the player you may consider.

Your first choice from the guests may involve Niclas Füllkrug [5.7M], who is the team’s top scorer and is not expensive at all. Anthony Jung [2.9M], who has a chance of keeping a clean sheet in this match, can also be considered as he’s extremely cheap and as in the last match, involved in the scoreboard as well.


VfB Stuttgart vs. Schalke

Stuttgart performed well against Köln till they were 10 men on the pitch, and even after that, they showed great devotion to get a point. Schalke, on the opposite, still couldn’t get their first win since the promotion, and it was a horrible night at the Veltins-Arena.

With the departure of Saša Kalajdžić to the Premier League, your priority choice should be Silas Katompa Mvumpa [10.4M], as he’s constantly creating chances and is the one with highest xG (0.5) per 90 minutes from the club. The choice in the defence is really a tricky one, as Konstantinos Mavropanos [11.3M] is always a goal threat from set-pieces and even by his attempts from the long distance. Borna Sosa [11.8M], however, was the star in Bundesliga fantasy last season, and despite a slow start this season after his injury, he’s getting his form back quickly. Between these two choices, I’d go for Mavropanos because of the lack of player profile as Kalajdžić, who could easily convert Sosa’s crosses into goals.

From the guests, Thomas Ouwejan [5.2M] can be considered as he always contributes efficiently to the attacking play and has the highest expected assists (0.23) per 90 minutes in the squad. You may also buy Marius Bülter [4.3M], who holds first place in xG (0.54) per match for Schalke. Most importantly, he’s the penalty taker after Simon Terodde’s two consecutive misses from the penalty spot against Wolfsburg. His alternative in the midfield area would be Rodrigo Zalazar [5.0M], who is capable of powerful shots from outside the box. I’d also avoid buying Alexander Schwolow [6.2M] after his very poor play against Union Berlin.



Eintracht Frankfurt vs. RB Leipzig

Europa League champions finally won their first match in the league after failing to do so in eleven matches. However, they didn’t look solid in defence which can be a problem against RB Leipzig. The Bulls, however, had a lot of chances (3.79 xG) against Wolfsburg and could only find the net twice.

One to watch in the Frankfurt squad is the newcomer Randal Kolo Muani [10.7M], who performed brilliantly in the last match, delivering a goal and an assist besides some created chances. Daichi Kamada [10.5M] would still be the safest choice because of his goal, assist contribution, and role in the set pieces.

When we look at the Leipzig side, David Raum [12.3M] may be your first choice, as, besides his accurate crosses, he also starts the corners. Timo Werner [14.1M] may also be considered. However, he still missed some chances in the last match, which is not bearable given his price range.


You can find additional Bundesliga Fantasy resources for the 22/23 season here.

Bundesliga Fantasy Player Rankings for Matchday 4

After a weekend full of unexpected results that saw all the top four clubs except Bayern Munich lose, we are back with our Bundesliga Fantasy player rankings for matchday 4 with a heavy focus on teams with matches against relegation contenders.


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RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Sheraldo BeckerFCU@S049.9MMost people will go for Siebatcheu considering his reputation as the Swiss league top-scorer but Becker not only has more goal involvements, he also has a higher xG and more key passes per game. While Siebatcheu is more reliant on goals for points, Becker's all-round game and ability to rack up points for passes to shots against the team that has conceded the most shots gives him the edge for me.
2Sadio ManéFCBvs BMG16.7MWhile Borussia might be Bayern's boogie team, it is mainly Hutter who had a knack for beating Bayern and I expect them to dominate this game.
3Jordan SiebatcheuFCU@S047.5MNot far behind Becker and is also a good shout if you want to double up but Union face Bayern right after Schalke, the most contrasting set of fixtures in the space of two matchdays.
4Michael GregoritschSCFvs BOC7.7MBochum have already conceded four goals more than the team that has conceded the second-most and it has only been three games. And it might not improve anytime soon with a center-back pairing that makes even Schalke's backline from their last season in the Bundesliga look good.
5Andrej KramarićTSGvs FCA13.5MIf you ask anyone which is the most surprising team so far, they would probably say Mainz or Union Berlin. But for me it is Hoffenheim. They put up a strong fight with 10 men against Borussia, sparked a massive comeback from 0-2 down to beat Bochum and end their 11-game winless streak in the Bundesliga then comfortably beat Bayer Leverkusen on MD3.

The main reason for this resurgence is Kramarić who is slowly finding his old form with a goal and two assists. If statistics are anything to go by, Augsburg are his favourite team to play against as he has the most goal involvements against them (4 goals, 8 assists in 12 games) than any other team in the Bundesliga.
6Timo WernerRBLvs WOB14.1MLeipzig have come close but are winless so far and will be desperate to get their first win in the next game. Werner is only owned by 5% of managers and could be a great differential in a game that could see high shot volumes and goals against a team that is fourth for shots conceded and almost lost to Schalke if it wasn't for Terrode missing two penalties in a row.
7Karim OnisiwoM05vs B049.8MTalking about surprises, Onisiwo is currently the leading top-scorer in the league with three goals alongside Musiala and Mané. If Leverkusen continue playing like they have so far, I can't see how he doesn't add another goal to his name considering how dominant Mainz are at home.
8Kingsley ComanFCBvs BMG14.2MMusiala is still a doubt because of match fitness. So if you don't already have him, it isn't worth risking a spot. Gnabry is the next best pick from Bayern and he isn't predicted to start either but Coman and Sane will likely be subbed early.
9Marvin DuckschSVWvs SGE6.3MHe might've blanked in the last two games but it is hard to overlook Werder Bremen considering they have scored at least two goals in each game so far.
10Patrik SchickB04@M0515.1MLooked much better and would've scored last week if it wasn't for Azmoun clearing his goal off the line but he is still a hard pass for me.




Midfielders

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Vincenzo GrifoSCFvs BOC13.8MAn early fixture against the team that has conceded the most goals (12) including the most goals from set-pieces (4)? This is Grifo territory.
2Christopher NkunkuRBLvs WOB15.8MNkunku is still averaging 14 points a game even though Leipzig haven't won yet. So I am not too worried about him.
3Joshua KimmichFCBvs BMG16.2MKimmich has a goal, two assists, leads the league in key passes per game with four, has the most points in Bundesliga Fantasy so far (46) and is also averaging 2.3 shots per game. Not bad for a defensive midfielder.
4Ritsu DoanSCFvs BOC8.4M50/50 between him and Sallai this week. Doan is the safer pick but Sallai tends to do well against bottom teams.
5Marco ReusBVB@BSC14.8MThis might be a controversial opinion but I expect Hertha's defence to improve after a certain player who has an error that led to a goal, penalty conceded and red card in just his last two games got suspended. It is worth noting, however, that Reus is a slight doubt for the game and it just so happens to be that Hertha is one of the teams he has the worst record in the Bundesliga against with just a goal and an assist in 10 games against the Berliners since 2014.
6Daichi KamadaSGE@SVW10.3MIronically, while Werder Bremen have scored at least two goals in each of their three games, they have also conceded two goals in every game. Kamada has scored in each of his two games so far (2/3 Frankfurt goals) and seems like the only player capable of scoring at the club right now. So he is their best bet against a Werder Bremen defence that might even be missing Freidl and Weiser this time.
7Christoph BaumgartnerTSGvs FCA11.5M
8Anton StachM05vs B049.5MNot many managers will take the punt on Mainz beating Leverkusen but I will still keep Stach in my team as a differential.
9Kevin StögerBOC@SCF5.7MStöger has lost every game so far but is still doing pretty well for himself so far with a goal, assist and an average of 1.7 shots, 3.3 key passes, and 10 points per game. He might be the btech Kimmich but for sub-6M he offers amazing value.
10Florian KainzKOE@SGE8.7MDoes not have the worst fixture but the fact that he played 67 minutes in the midweek game and faces Frankfurt less than three days later worries me.

Defenders

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Christian GünterSCFvs BOC12.9MGünter is one of four players that have a double-digit haul in each game so far. The other players being Kimmich, Pavard and surprisingly... Ryerson.
2Jonas HectorKOEvs VFB9.9MHe has scored of 13 and 9 in his last two games without a return thanks to the amount of duels that he wins. Hector is also well rested for the standalone match against Stuttgart where he got a good chance at a cleansheet.
3Christopher TrimmelFCU@S049.1MThe next best thing if Ryerson is benched.
4Benjamin PavardFCBvs BMG11.6M
5Raphael GuerreiroBVB@BSC12.5M
6David RaumRBLvs WOB12.2MWolfsburg couldn't even score against Schalke at home.
7AngeliñoTSGvs FCA12.2MWhile he was forgotten by most because he signed for Hoffenheim, he is slowly making noise with 6 and 7 points in the last two games just for bonus.
8Aarón MartínM05vs B048.2MI was surprised to see that he even took a penalty in the last game but I assume he won't be anymore. Despite the miss, he managed to outscore all the Mainz defenders except Hack.
9Borna SosaVFB@KOE11.8MKöln will again be without Uth and their Modeste replacement in this match who they are still searching for. Stuttgart have an outside chance for a cleansheet against an inexperienced attack with an average age of just 23.6 but most importantly, Sosa plays Schalke next week.
10Paulo OtavioWOB@RBL7.2MHe returned after almost a year but is still as good as he was when he left, with 10 points just for bonus and he finished as the joint highest-scoring defender for MD3 with 15 points. It is worth noting though that it was against Schalke of all teams.




Goalkeepers

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Mark FlekkenSCFvs BOC10.4M
2Yann SommerBMG@FCB9.1MSommer against the best team in the league might sound suicidal but he tends to channel his inner Lev Yashin every time he faces Bayern.
3Alexander SchwolowS04vs FCU6.6MYep, I have ranked a player that is more likely to concede over his opponent who is more likely to keep a cleansheet because of the points system. I don't make the rules.
4Frederik RønnowFCU@S046M
5Manuel RiemannBOC@SCF8.3MMight be easy to overlook him after the last game but he still saved six shots and is tied for the most shots saved so far (19) with Schwolow.

Value Rankings

 

RankNamePositionTeamOpponentValueComments
1Kiliann SildilliaDEFSCFvs BOC3.6MAlmost as good as Günter and costs 3x less.
2Niko GießelmannDEFFCU@S047.3MMight split minutes with Ryerson.
3Janis BlaswichGKPRBLvs WOB3.6MGot a -1 on his debut but Wolfsburg is an easier opponent.
4Youssoufa MoukokoFWDBVB@BSC9.1MDortmund are 17th out of the 18 Bundesliga teams for accurate crosses so that almost single-handedly puts Modeste out of the equation as it was his bread and butter at Köln.
5Luca PellegriniDEFSGE@SGE8..2MHe is no Kostić but he had 10 points in his debut game without a return, thanks to eight bonus points for shots and duels won.
6Robert SkovFWDTSGvs FCA7MSkov is a reverse OOP player who is listed as a forward but plays as a wing-back. Still, he leads Hoffenheim for shots per game (2.7) and is second for key passes per game (1.7). Augsburg might be missing as many as eight first team players so he is worth a shout as an ultra-differential.
7Dodi LukebakioFWDBSCvs BVB7.5M
8Kostas StafylidisDEFBOC@SCF4.2MRemember the budget defender who had an assist, three shots and two key passes for 16 points on the first matchday then dipped? He is back from injury this week.
9Jeremie FrimpongDEFB04@M0510.8MPredicted to play on the wings again but if you are still keeping him then you are a lot more optimistic than I am.
10Mathias OlesenMIDKOEvs SGE1MThe cheapest player expected to start this week.

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Bundesliga Fantasy: Predictions and Player Picks for Gameweek 4

Now that we have data for the first three gameweeks, tipster Zahid takes a look at the best players in Bundesliga Fantasy so far and those that could come good in gameweek 4, along with the teams to target.


After a week full of emotions and so many goals, yet another adventurous game week awaits us. We observed lots of surprising moments such as Borussia Dortmund vs Werder Bremen, where we were expecting Dortmund to be the more dominant side. On the other hand, the goal-scoring machine of Bayern München didn’t hesitate to stop against VfL Bochum. In this week’s article, we’ll consider some of the matches in which we expect to gain a significant number of points from.

 

SC Freiburg vs. VfL Bochum

The opening game of this week attracts a lot of attention. After a disastrous start to the league, Bochum will once again clash for points, while SC Freiburg will definitely try to optimize their performance in front of its fans after a not-so-efficient game against VfB Stuttgart.

There are quite a few players in the home side’s squad that can be considered to be worth transferring. Without a doubt, in a match where Freiburg is considered to be an advantageous side, Vincenzo Grifo [13.8M] and Christian Günter [12.9M] are the two obvious additions if you still don’t own them. However, despite not having his best performance in the last match, I believe that Japanese newcomer Ritsu Doan [8.4M] should also be considered as a priority as he is available for a cheaper price and attributes efficiently to the attack. This is really a choice concerning budget, although one fact should be bear in mind that Grifo is also a set-piece taker which obviously puts him a few steps ahead in the offense. Kilian Sildillia can also be an alternative to Günter costing only 3.6M, while still delivering decent points.

Of course, it is almost impossible to make some observations from the latest game of the guests. At the same time, if we look at the last four Bundesliga away games for Bochum, they have conceded at least three goals in every single match, which makes them the underdog of this match. Manuel Riemann [8.3M] remains to be the best pick in Bundesliga Fantasy as he shares 1st place with Schwolow for saves per 90 minutes (6.3). It’s no secret that he is expected to receive a generous amount of shots at his goal once again.





FSV Mainz 05 vs. Bayer 04 Leverkusen

This match is one of my favourites in this week’s fixture as we’re going to observe two sides with contrasting starts to the season. Mainz had the best start to the league in four years, winning their two games and drawing against a strong side in Union Berlin. On the other hand, things are definitely not going well for Bayer. Early elimination from the cup and on top of that, three consecutive losses for the red blacks made the situation quite stressful for Gerardo Seoane. Their motivation to escape from this downfall will surely be decisive.

It’s well known that Mainz has a solid defence from which Aarón Martín [8.2M] can be considered as the best pick in Bundesliga Fantasy as he played a good match against Augsburg except for his penalty miss which cost his owners three points. However, the most important addition to your team can be Karim Onisiwo [9.8M] who also had a great start to the season and is the league’s top scorer along with Musiala and Mané with three goals. Although Jonathan Burkardt [10.8M] returned from injury and got his first appearance in the league in the last match, it was clearly seen that Onisiwo is more attacking He is always active around the penalty area which can be even more dangerous for the fragile defence strength Bayer Leverkusen has shown in the last matches. He is also in first place in terms of shots on target since the start of the season.

A counterreaction to the horrible results is certainly expected from the guests. Nonetheless, it is still hard to make that addition to our teams as besides the dreadful defence, previous matches did not result in any good points for Leverkusen’s attack either. Meanwhile, I would personally prefer Patrick Schick [15.1M] over Moussa Diaby [13.3M] as he is the main goal threat of the team and was so close to scoring against Hoffenheim if his own teammate Azmoun didn’t interrupt. Diaby offers more mobility on the wings, which makes him dangerous against some teams, but I’m not so sure about this team being Mainz. The reason is that they have two solid wingbacks with both capable of good defensive play. I also brought Jeremie Frimpong [10.8M] two games weeks ago, which was in fact quite a disappointment and I believe that it’s linked with how the team cannot build the game from the defence that in my opinion is the result of the absence of playmaker midfield player. So, I’d avoid picking him considering his high price.

 

RB Leipzig vs. VfL Wolfsburg

This is one of the matches that I’m looking forward to as it’s interesting to see how Leipzig reacts to the defeat against Union berlin. On the other hand, although showing a significant performance against S04, Wolfsburg are still searching for their first win of the season. Both teams are not at their optimum level but match after match we’re starting to observe some major progress.

RBL experienced hardship passing through the defence of Union Berlin as they were perfectly positioned and left no space behind. Although, a few through balls targeted behind the defence gave some opportunities for newcomer Timo Werner. One of these chances was created by my favourite RB player of this season, Benjamin Henrichs [9.4M], which at the end met the post after Werner’s shot. Besides his defensive contribution as a wing-back, his offensive play will be needed in this match. Dani Olmo [12.6M] can also be considered as a solid alternative to Christopher Nkunku [15.8M] in Bundesliga Fantasy if you experience some problems with the budget, as he leads the Bundesliga in big chances created. But you should be aware that free kick duties will put the French star a few steps ahead.

Meanwhile, Niko Kovac tries to implement his ideas on the squad. The situation looks more optimistic with the return of Paulo Otávio [7.2M], who played his last match back in December and missed out due to a knee injury. Clearly, his contribution to the team was obvious in both defence and attack. He crossed lots of threatening balls to the penalty area which could’ve ended up as goals with better finishing. At the same time, he is well known from previous seasons for points gained from won duels, which were in fact six in the last match.





SV Werder Bremen vs. Eintracht Frankfurt

Newly promoted side Werder wrote history last weekend, winning the match against BVB despite being 2-0 in the 89th minute—the first team in the Bundesliga to ever do so. Europa League winners Eintracht Frankfurt on the other hand are looking for their first win of the season after failing to win in their last 11 Bundesliga matches.

It may sound strange but the people watching the game would agree that Werder was the stronger side since the start of the match at the Signal Iduna Park. Werder currently takes 1st place in total interceptions per match (16.3). In this case, Mitchell Weiser would be my first recommendation as despite only costing 3.4M, he has delivered 10+ points in the last two matches. You may also consider Leonardo Bittencourt [5.2M] as a differential, who is actively contributing to the attack.

My favourite pick from the guests would be Daichi Kamada [10.3M], as he has the highest xG+xA per 90 minutes after Thomas Müller in the league. He has also shown how talented he is with the free kicks after becoming one of the main set-piece takers with the departure of Filip Kostić. It should also be considered that Werder has conceded at least two goals in each match this season. Meanwhile, Luca Pellegrini [8.2M] also showed in the last match that he is a worthy addition to your Bundesliga Fantasy squad with his threatful shots. Although I find his price higher than average, he can still be picked as he has 0% ownership.


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