UCL Fantasy Must-Have and Differentials From Each Team: Matchday 2

UCL Fantasy is back for matchday 2 after some one-sided wins and some surprises such as Real Madrid, Dortmund and PSG losing in Matchday 1. This week kicks off with Lokomotiv Moscow against Bayern Munich on 27th October.
These are our must-have and differential picks from each team:


Lokomotiv Moscow Vs Bayern Munich

 

Lokomotiv Moscow:


Must-have/Differential:
Anton Miranchuk (5M/0%/MID): Anton offers stability in the midfield and is on set-piece duties and penalties. While Bayern is certainly a tough match, playing at home might just give an edge if Bayern makes a dangerous foul.

 

Bayern Munich:

 

Must-have: Robert Lewandowski (12M/50%/FWD): Everything is clear when it comes to Lewy, 10 goals in 5 Bundesliga matches are very promising, it’s just a matter of time before he translates it to UCL too and this might just be the match.

Differential: Lucas Hernandez (5M/1%/DEF): With the absence of Davies due to his injury, Lucas should take his place at left-back and considering his price tag and a high clean sheet probability, he’s definitely a great asset for this matchday.

 


Shakhtar Donetsk Vs Inter Milan 

 

Shakhtar Donetsk:


Must-have:
Tete (5M/4%/MID): After his eye-catching performance vs Real Madrid, Tete will surely be in many #UCLFantasy teams this week and rightfully so, despite the matchup vs Inter. The fast winger can both create and gets into many goalscoring chances so he might be a tasty option.

Differential: Manor Solomon (5.5M/1%/MID): The Israeli Shakhtar left-winger is another one of our differentials as he’s been involved in a goal every 141 minutes this season.

 

Inter Milan:

Must-have: Lukaku (11M/7%/FWD): The prominent Belgian striker has proven that he’s still got it this season netting 7 times in 6 matches combined in Serie A and Champions League. His fairly low ownership might be justified by his price, but it’s certainly a good time to check him out.

Differential: Barella (7M/1%/MID): Often involved in chances with a decent potential of ball recoveries, Barella offers both for an understandable price tag.


Olympique de Marseille Vs Manchester City

 

Olympique Marseille:

 

Must have/Differential: Mickael Cuisance (5.5M/0%/MID): At 0%, Cuisance is a really attractive option if he plays as a number 10 and given the low interest in Marseille players which is understandable given their opponents, he might give you an edge if things go Marseille’s way.

 

Manchester City:


Must have:
Kevin De Bruyne (11.5M/3%/MID): De Bruyne is finally back and Guardiola can rest assured knowing KDB will do his best to continue his world-class form.

Differential: Ferran Torres (7.5M/0%/MID): Torres should start this weekend and given his previous form in the competition it would be hard to ignore his potential in this game.


Liverpool Vs FC Midtjylland 

 

Liverpool:


Must have:
Andrew Robertson (6.5M/12%/DEF): Robertson is a well-known face in the competition and he’s facing one of the weakest teams in the competition, talk about an assist potential.
Differential: Diogo Jota (7.5M/1%/MID): Jota is set to get his first start as a Liverpool player and so far he made the most out of his Liverpool minutes.

 

FC Midtjylland:


Must have/Differential:
Anders Dreyer (6M/0%/FWD): 3 goals and 2 assists in 5 Danish league appearances really make Dreyer a hot option against rotated Liverpool squad and he managed to notch 3 points despite his team losing in MD1.


Borussia Mönchengladbach Vs Real Madrid 

 

Borussia Mönchengladbach:


Must have/Differential:
Jonas Hofmann (7M/0%/MID): Hofmann has been in hot form this season in both Bundesliga and Champions League and given the fact that he wasn’t starting in the weekend game against Mainz, he might offer freshness and continue his involvement streak.

 

Real Madrid:


Must have:
Karim Benzema (10.5M/4%/FWD): Maybe he’s a bit boring as a pick but he has shown that the team just reaches the next level with him in the side.
Differential: Ferlan Mendy (5.5M/3%/DEF): The potent right-back has been nothing but solid for Real Madrid this season but due to the weak team performance vs Shakhtar he may be under the radar to most people, even though he played solid throughout the game.


Atletico Madrid Vs RB Salzburg 

 

Atletico Madrid:


Must have:
Luis Suarez (10M/5%/FWD): The prominent Uruguay striker is slightly doubtful for the match but if he does start he’ll be one to watch.


Differential:
Kieran Trippier (5M/4%/DEF): The Englishman is well acquainted with set pieces, what more could you want?

 

Red Bull Salzburg:


Must have:
Zlatko Junuzovic (5.5M/3%/MID): Cheap and efficient in a team with attacking mindset.


Differential:
Dominik Szoboszlai (7M/1%/MID): One of the best young playmakers in the game is determined to keep up with the good performances on the big stage.


Porto Vs Olympiacos

 

Porto:


Must have/Differential:
Pepe (5M/1%/DEF): He might not have had a good game against City except the 3 points he won for ball recoveries but the next game against Olympiacos is a good one to turn it around considering that they struggled to create good chances and only edged Marseille by a goal in extra time.

 

Olympiacos:

Must have/Differential: Jose Sa (4.5M/5%/GK): He is a great budget in what is considered a good defensive team. Sa also kept a clean sheet against Marseille last week.


Atalanta Vs Ajax

 

Atalanta:


Must have:
Alejandro Gomez (8.5M/16%/FWD): He offers great value if you want a player from one of the most dangerous attacking trios in the world.


Differential:
Duvan Zapata (9.5M/4%/FWD): Zapata is the most consistent player for Atalanta and Ajax should have a hard time dealing with his physicality and sharpness.

 

Ajax:


Must have:
Nicolas Tagliafico (5M/8%/DEF): He is the best defensive option from Ajax and occasionally chips in with a goal or assist.


Differential:
Lassina Traore (5M/7%/FWD): Traore is coming off an incredible game where he scored 5 goals and assisted 3 in a thumping 0-13 win against VVV in the Eredivisie. His next game will be one to watch.


Krasnodar Vs Chelsea

Krasnodar:


Must have:
Matvei Safonov (4.5M/0%/GK): Probably the best young Russian goalkeeper, an expert at shot-stopping and penalties could have many saves versus a potent Chelsea side.

 

Chelsea:

Differential: Reece James (5M/2%/DEF): He is placed in one of the easiest groups in the tournament and has a good clean sheet in almost every game. The next game against Krasnodar being one of them.


Istanbul Basaksehir Vs PSG

 

Istanbul Basaksehir:


Must have/Differential:
Visca (7M/0%/MID): Right winger of Basaksehir has been named as the best player of the Turkish Superleague for 2 consecutive years now, understandable given his last season impact of 13 goals and 13 assists. Even though his team got dominated in the first match vs Leipzig he has shown that he has the quality and is the most likely player to score in this very hard group for his team.

 

Paris Saint-Germain:


Must have:
Kylian Mbappe (11M/23%/FWD): Mbappe is the most dangerous player at PSG and forms a formidable duo with Neymar. He should have plenty of good opportunities to score against Istanbul.


Ferencvaros Vs Dynamo Kyiv

 

Ferencvaros:


Must have/Differential:
Tokmac Nguen (6.5M/0%/MID): Nguen has been one of the best players for his team scoring 5 goals in 6 games in the league.

 

Dynamo Kyiv:


Must have/Differential:
Gerson Rodrigues (4.5M/5%/FWD): One of the cheapest forwards in the game, if you expect Kyiv to score some goals against a team that conceded 5 last week then you can expect Gerson to be involved.


Juventus Vs FC Barcelona 

 

Juventus:


Must have/Differential:
Dejan Kulusevski (8M/1%/MID): Kulusevski has been a real find for Juventus and now he goes up against a Barcelona side that has struggled defensively in recent times.

 

Barcelona:


Must have:
Ansu Fati (8M/33%/MID): Fati is one of the most talented youngsters in the world breaking goal scoring records such as being the youngest goalscorer in UCL history last week. Juventus should be a good challenge for him.


Club Brugge Vs Lazio

 

Club Brugge:


Must have:
Charles De Ketelaere (4.5M/MID/6M): De Ketelaere put on an impressive show against Zenit, eventually scoring the winning goal. Now he plays Lazio that have a possible covid outbreak at the club so there could be heavy rotation.

 

Lazio:


Must have/Differential:
Ciro Immobile (10.5M/2%/FWD):He is simply the most lethal force in the team and also chipped in with a goal and assist in his last game against former team Borussia Dortmund.


Manchester United Vs RB Leipzig

 

Manchester United:


Must have:
Marcus Rashford (9M/3%/MID): I prefer him over his teammate Bruno Fernandes because he is more likely to score from open play. Which I prefer rather than expecting returns from penalties most the times.

 

RB Leipzig:


Must have:
Angelino (5M/16%/DEF): He has found his shooting boots being one of the top goal scorers while playing as left-back in a very strong defensive team.


Dortmund Vs Zenit 

 

Borussia Dortmund:


Must have:
Erling Haaland (11M/37%/FWD): Haaland is as consistent as it gets. He has scored in his last 6 games and he could easily make it 7 against Zenit.

 

Zenit St. Petersburg:


Must have:
William Barrios (4.5M/47%/MID): He will be a gem of a player at 4.5M if he keeps getting ball recovery points as he did last week.


Sevilla Vs Rennes (Wednesday 28th October 8:00 PM GMT)

 

Sevilla:


Must have/Differential:
Diego Carlos (5M/3%/DEF): Sevilla might not be one of the strongest teams offensively but they got a good defence and even managed to shut down Chelsea away last week.

 

Rennes:


Differential:
Sehrou Guirassy (6.5M/1%/FWD): He is a good differential option at 6.5M.


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UCL Fantasy Player Rankings: Matchday 2

If I could summarize matchday 1 then it would be Goals! Goals! Goals! We saw some high scoring games and some evenly matched ones which were determined by a goal or two. Now UCL Fantasy is back for Matchday 2 and it promises some breathtaking action again as we start the week with Lokomotiv Moscow against defending champions Bayern Munich. Here are our rankings:


Forwards

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Robert LewandowskiBayern Munich@Lokomotiv Moscow12MHe is one of the most inform players in the world right now and scored his second hattrick of the season against Frankfurt last week.
2Neymar PSG@Istanbul Başakşehir11.5M
3Erling Braut HålandBVBVs Zenit11MHåland has scored in his last five games across all competitions for Dortmund and I fancy him to continue the streak against Zenit.
4Kylian MbappePSG@Istanbul Başakşehir11M
5Romelu LukakuInter Milan@Shakhtar Donetsk11MLukaku was a dominant force in the Europa league finishing as the MVP and scored 2 goals and assisted 1 when these two teams met in the Europa League last season.
6Ciro ImmobileLazio@Club Brugge10.5M
7Alvaro MorataJuventusVs FC Barcelona9MHe has really stepped up in the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo scoring/assisting in each of his last 3.
8Lionel MessiBarcelona@Juventus12M
9Roberto FirminoLiverpoolVs Midtjylland9MFirmino might not be the biggest goal scorer there is but Midtjylland is one of the weaker teams in the competition and should present lots of opportunities for the only Liverpool forward in the game.
10Luis SuarezAtletico MadridVs RB Salzburg10M

Midfielders

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Mohamed SalahLiverpoolVs Midtjylland12MAs good as Salah is, he is an even more dominant force at home. Playing Midtjylland should be a dream fixture for any forward.
2Leroy SaneBayern Munich@Lokomotiv Moscow9.5MSane looked like the most dangerous player for Bayern before an injury brought him to a hault. Expect Bayern to be even more dominant now.
3Angel Di MariaPSG@Istanbul Başakşehir9M
4Kevin De BruyneManchester City@Marseille11.5M
5Diogo JotaLiverpoolVs Midtjylland7.5MHe has shown bright glimpses everytime he got an opportunity and this week he might get his first start in UCL.
6Marco ReusBorussia DortmundVs Zenit8.5M
7Dejan KulusevskiJuventusVs FC Barcelona8M
8Marcus RashfordManchester UnitedVs RB Leipzig9M
9Christian PulisicChelsea@Krasnodar9M
10TetêShahktar DonestskVs Inter Milan5MTetê was impressive in the upset win against Real Madrid and might be quite a bargain at 5M.

Defenders

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Andrew RobertsonLiverpoolVs Midtjylland6.5MThe most targetable fixture of the week and his form puts him ahead of his teammate TAA.
2Joshua KimmichBayern Munich@Lokomotiv Moscow6.5MHe might be playing OOP as a defensive midfielder but is still involved in goals for the team.
3Joe GomezLiverpoolVs Midtjylland5.5MGomez was one of the surprises for matchday 1 getting 5 points for 16 ball recoveries.
4Alessandro FlorenziPSG@Istanbul Başakşehir5M
5Joao CanceloManchester City@Marseille5.5M
6Trent Alexander ArnoldLiverpoolVs Midtjylland6.5M
7Achraf HakimiInter Milan@Shakhtar Donetsk6MHakimi returns to the team after a supposed false alarm of him testing positive. He will be a big threat for Shakhtar on the wings.
8Thomas MeunierBorussia DortmundVs Zenit5MHe matched Hummels for ball recoveries and is also more involved in the offense. Meunier is middle ground between Hummels and Guerreiro.
9Reece JamesChelsea@Krasnodar5M
10Diego CarlosSevillaVs Rennes5M

Goalkeepers

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Alisson BeckerLiverpoolVs Midtjylland6MAlisson is set to replace Adrian making the defense more reliable and I don't have to explain how.
2Manuel NeuerBayern Munich@Lokomotiv Moscow6MBayern are expected to dominate this game so there won't be much saves if any but there is a good chance for a cleansheet.
3Keylor NavasPSG@Istanbul Başakşehir5.5M
4EdersonManchester City@Marseille6M
5Edouard MendyChelsea@Krasnodar5M

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UEFA Champions League Fantasy Predicted Lineups: Matchday 2

UCL Fantasy is back for matchday 2 after some one-sided wins and some surprises such Real Madrid, Dortmund and PSG losing in Matchday 1. This week kicks off with Lokomotiv Moscow against Bayern Munich on 27th October. These are our probable lineups:


Lokomotiv Moscow Vs Bayern Munich (Tuesday 27th October 5:55 PM GMT)

 

Lokomotiv Moscow Predicted XI (4-4-2): Guilherme Marinato – Maciej Rybus, Murilo Cerqueira, Vedran Corluka, Dmitri Zhivoglyadov – Aleksei Miranchuk, Grzegorz Krychowiak, Daniil Kulikov, Rifat Zhemaletdinov – Eder, Fyodor Smolov

Out: Barinov (knee)

Doubtful: Ignatjev (Achilles tendon), Magkeev (ill), Rajkovic (ill)

Bayern Munich Predicted XI (4-2-3-1): Manuel Neuer – Lucas Hernandez, David Alaba, Niklas Süle, Benjamin Pavard – Joshua Kimmich, Corentin Tolisso – Kingsley Coman, Thomas Muller, Leroy Sane – Robert Lewandowski

Out: Davies (ankle), Sieb (ankle)

Doubtful: Nianzou (hamstring)


Shakhtar Donetsk Vs Inter Milan (Tuesday 27th October 5:55 PM GMT)

 

Shakhtar Donetsk Predicted XI (4-1-4-1): Anatoliy Trubin – Dodo, Valeriy Bondar, Davit Khocholava, Viktor Kornienko – Maicon – Tete, Marlos, Marcos Antonio, Manor Solomon – Dentinho

Out: Maksym Malyshev, Ismaily, Yevgen Konoplyanka, Sergey Kryvtsov, and Viktor Kovalenko

Doubtful: Junior Moraes

Inter Milan Predicted XI (3-4-1-2): Samir Handanovic – Danilo D’Ambrosio, Stefan de Vrij, Aleksandar Kolarov – Achraf Hakimi, Nicolo Barella, Arturo Vidal, Ivan Perisic – Christian Eriksen – Romelu Lukaku, Lautaro Martinez

Out: Matias Vecino, Ionut Radu, Roberto Gagliardini, Milan Skrinar


Olympique de Marseille Vs Manchester City (Tuesday 27th October 8:00 PM GMT)

 

Olympique Marseille Predicted XI (4-4-2): Steve Mandanda – Jordan Amavi, Duje Caleta-Carr, Alvaro Gonzalez – Boubacar Kamara, Kevin Strootman, Valentin Rongier, Michael Cuisance – Dimitri Payet, Florian Thauvin

Out: None

Manchester City Predicted XI (4-3-3): Ederson – Joao Cancelo, Nathan Ake, Ruben Dias, Kyle Walker – Fernandinho, Kevin De Bruyne, Phil Foden – Ferran Torres, Raheem Sterling, Sergio Aguero

Out: Gabriel Jesus, Aymeric Laporte, Benjamin Mendy


Liverpool Vs FC Midtjylland (Tuesday 27th October 8:00 PM GMT)

 

Liverpool predicted XI (4-2-3-1): Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Fabinho, Gomez; Robertson; Milner, Henderson; Salah, Minamino, Jota; Firmino

Out: Virgil Van Dijk, Kostas Tsimikas, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Naby Keita

Doubtful: Thiago Alcantara, Joel Matip

FC Midtjylland Predicted XI (4-2-3-1): Hansen – Andersson, Sviatchenko, Scholz, Paulinho – Onyeka, Cajuste – Dreyer, Sisto, Mabil; Kaba

Out: Kristian Dirks Riis and Oliver Olsen


Borussia Mönchengladbach Vs Real Madrid (Tuesday 27th October 8:00 PM GMT)

 

Borussia Mönchengladbach Predicted XI (4-2-3-1): Yann Sommer – Ramy Bensebaini, Nico Elvedi, Matthias Ginter, Stefan Lainer – Florian Neuhaus, Christoph Kramer – Marcus Thuram, Breel Embolo, Jonas Hofmann; Alassane Plea

Out: Andreas Poulsen, Valentino Lazaro, Laszlo Benes, Jordan Beyer

Doubtful: Denis Zakaria

Real Madrid Predicted XI (4-3-3): Thibaut Courtois – Marcelo, Sergio Ramos, Eder Militao, Ferland Mendy – Casemiro, Toni Kroos, Luka Modric – Rodrygo, Karim Benzema, Vinicius Junior

Out: Eden Hazard, Martin Odegaard, Dani Carvajal, Alvaro Odriozola

Doubtful: Mariano Diaz


Atletico Madrid Vs RB Salzburg (Tuesday 27th October 8:00 PM GMT)

 

Atletico Madrid Predicted XI (4-4-2): Jan Oblak – Kieran Trippier, Stefan Savic, Jose Gimenez, Renan Lodi – Angel Correa, Koke, Hector Herrera, Thomas Lemar – Luis Suarez, Joao Felix

Out: Diego Costa, Sime Vrsaljko

Doubtful: Saul Niguez

Red Bull Salzburg Predicted XI (4-4-2): Cican Stankovic – Albert Vallci, Andre Ramalho, Maximilian Wober, Andreas Ulmer – Enock Mwepu, Masaya Okugawa, Zlatko Junuzovic, Dominik Szoboszlai – Sekou Koita, Patson Daka

Out: Antoine Bernede


Porto Vs Olympiacos (Tuesday 27th October 8:00 PM GMT)

 

Porto Predicted XI (4-3-3): Marchesin – Manafa, Mbemba, Pepe, Sanusi – Oliveira, Uribe, Vieira – Corona, Marega, Anderson

Out: None

Olympiacos Predicted XI (4-2-3-1): Sa – Rafinha, Semedo, Ba, Cholevas – M’Vila, Bouchalakis – Randjelovic, Valbuena, Masouras – Hassan

Out: None


Atalanta Vs Ajax (Tuesday 27th October 8:00 PM GMT)

 

Atalanta Predicted XI (3-4-3): Marco Sportiello – Rafael Toloi, Jose Luis Palomino, Berat Djimsiti – Hans Hateboer, Marten de Roon, Remo Freuler, Robin Gosens – Mario Pasalic, Papu Gomez, Duvan Zapata

Out: Marco Carnesecchi, Pierluigi Gollini, Mattia Caldara

Ajax Predicted XI (4-3-3): Andre Onana – Noussair Mazraoui, Perr Schuurs, Daley Blind, Nicolas Tagliafico – Davy Klaassen, Ryan Gravenberch, Lisandro Martinez – Lassina Traore, Dusan Tadic, Quincy Promes

Out: Mohammed Kudus


Krasnodar Vs Chelsea (Wednesday 28th October 5:55 PM GMT)

 

Krasnodar Predicted XI (4-2-3-1): Safonov – Smolnikov, Kaio, Martynovich, Chernov – Vilhena, Gazinskiy – Suleymanov, Sabua, Ramirez – Berg

Out: Remy Cabella, Evgeniy Markov, Sergey Petrov, Dimtri Stotskiy

Doubtful: Wanderson, Viktor Claesson

Chelsea Predicted XI (4-2-3-1): Mendy – James, Silva, Zouma, Chilwell – Kante, Kovacic – Ziyech, Mount, Pulisic – Abraham

Out: Kepa Arrizabalaga, Billy Gilmour


Istanbul Basaksehir Vs PSG (Wednesday 28th October 5:55 PM GMT)

 

Istanbul Basaksehir Predicted XI (4-3-3): Mert Gunok – Rafael, Martin Skrtel, Alexandru Epureanu, Boli Bolingoli-Mbombo – Mehmet Topal, Irfan Kahveci, Berkay Ozkan – Edin Visca, Demba Ba, Deniz Turuc

Out: Junior Caicara

Doubtful: Azubuike Okechukwu

Paris Saint-Germain Predicted XI (4-3-3): Keylor Navas – Alessandro Florenzi, Abdou Diallo, Presnel Kimpembe, Layvin Kurzawa – Ander Herrera, Marquinhos, Rafinha – Angel Di Maria, Kylian Mbappe, Neymar

Out: Idrissa Gueye, Juan bernat, Mauro Icardi, Alexandre Letellier, Leandro Paredes, Marco Verratti, Thilo Kehrer


Ferencvaros Vs Dynamo Kyiv (Wednesday 28th October 8:00 PM GMT)

 

Ferencvaros Predicted XI (4-2-3-1): Dibusz – Civic, Kovacevic, Blazic, Botka – Kharatin, Laidouni – Zubkov, Dávid Sigér, Isael – Nguen

Out: None

Dynamo Kyiv Predicted XI (4-3-3): Boyko – Karavaev, Popov, Zabarnyi, Kedziora – Sydorchuk, Buyalskiy, Shaparenko – Pena, Rodrigues, Tsygankov

Out: Mykyta Burda, Volodymyr Kostevych, Vitalii Mykolenko, Georgi Bushchan


Juventus Vs FC Barcelona (Wednesday 28th October 8:00 PM GMT)

 

Juventus Predicted XI (4-4-2): Wojciech Szczesny – Juan Cuadrado, Leonardo Bonucci, Merih Demiral, Danilo – Dejan Kulusevski, Rodrigo Bentancur, Adrien Rabiot, Federico Chiesa – Paulo Dybala, Alvaro Morata

Out: Matthijs de Ligt, Cristiano Ronaldo

Doubtful: Alex Sandro, Giorgio Chiellini

Barcelona Predicted XI (4-4-2): Neto – Sergino Dest, Ronald Araujo, Clement Lenglet, Jordi Alba – Francisco Trincao, Sergio Busquets, Frenkie de Jong, Antoine Griezmann – Ansu Fati, Lionel Messi

Out: Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Samuel Umtiti, Philippe Coutinho, Gerard Pique


Club Brugge Vs Lazio (Wednesday 28th October 8:00 PM GMT)

 

Club Brugge predicted XI: (4-3-3) Ethan Horvath – Clinton Mata, Brandon Mechele, Federico Ricca, Eduard Sobol – Ruud Vormer, Mats Rits, Hans Vanaken – Noa Lang, Charles De Ketelaere, Emmanuel Bonaventure

Out: None

Lazio predicted XI: (3-5-2): Pepe Reina – Patric, Luiz Felipe, Francisco Acerbi – Adam Marusic, Luis Alberto, Marco Parolo, Gonzalo Escalante, Djavan Anderson – Vedat Muriqi, Ciro Immobile

Out: Senad Lulic, Silvio Proto, Stefan Radu

Doubtful: Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Thomas Strakosha


Manchester United Vs RB Leipzig (Wednesday 28th October 8:00 PM GMT)

 

Manchester United Predicted XI (3-5-2): David de Gea, Axel Tuanzebe, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Fred, Paul Pogba, Bruno Fernandes, Alex Telles, Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial

Out: Eric Bailly, Jesse Lingard, Phil Jones

RB Leipzig Predicted XI (4-2-3-1): Gulacsi – Henrichs, Upamecano, Konate, Angelino – Kampl, Sabitzer- Nkunku, Olmo, Forsberg; Poulsen

Out: Tyler Adams, Marcel Halstenberg, Lukas Klostermann, Konrad Laimer, Fabrice Hartmann

Doubtful: Nordi Mukiele


Dortmund Vs Zenit (Wednesday 28th October 8:00 PM GMT)

 

Borussia Dortmund Predicted XI (4-2-3-1): Hitz – Guerreiro, Hummels, Akanji, Meunier – Witsel, Delaney – Sancho, Brandt, Reus – Haaland

Out: Dan-Axel Zagadou, Marcel Schmelzer, Emre Can

Zenit St. Petersburg Predicted XI (4-2-3-1): Kerzhakov – Karavaev, Lovren, Rakytskyy, Santos – Barrios, Ozdoev – Kuzyaev, Wendel, Driussi – Dzyuba

Out: Malcolm

Doubtful: Sardar Azmoun


Sevilla Vs Rennes (Wednesday 28th October 8:00 PM GMT)

 

Sevilla Predicted XI (4-3-3): Yassine Bounou – Marcos Acuna, Diego Carlos, Sergi Gomez, Jesus Navas – Ivan Rakitic, Nemanja Gudelj, Fernando – Lucas Ocampos, Luuk de Jong, Suso

Out: Jules Kounde, Oussama Idrissi

Rennes Predicted XI (4-3-3): Romain Salin – Dalbert Henrique, Nayef Aguerd, Daniele Rugani, Hamari Traore – Clement Grenier, Eduardo Camavinga, Jonas Martin – Martin Terrier, Serhou Guirassy, Jeremy Doku

Out: Faitout Maouassa


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Official Bundesliga Predictor Picks: Matchday 5

Matchday 5 has a lot of evenly matched teams going against each other which makes it a tough week to predict scorelines. We analyzed the team and provide you insights so that you can make more knowledgable predictions. Here are our picks:


VfB Stuttgart Vs 1. FC Köln (Friday 23rd October/6:30 PM GMT)

 

Most popular prediction: 2-1

H2H: KOE 2-3 VFB | VFB 2-1 KOE

Home team last 3: BSC 0-2 VFB | VFB 1-1 B04 | M05 1-4 VFB

Away team last 3: KOE 1-1 SGE | KOE 1-3 BMG | DSC 1-0 KOE

Insights:

  • Stuttgart have won each of their last 3 games against Koln.
  • Since 2005, Koln have won six of their last 8 Bundesliga away games in Stuttgart.
Our prediction: 2-1

RB Leipzig Vs Hertha BSC (Saturday 24th October/1:30 PM GMT)

 

Most popular prediction: 3-1

H2H: RBL 2-2 BSC | BSC 2-4 RBL | RBL 5-0 BSC

Home team last 3: FCA 0-2 RBL | RBL 4-0 S04 | B04 1-1 RBL

Away team last 3: BSC 0-2 VFB | FCB 4-3 BSC | BSC 1-3 SGE

Insights:

  • Leipzig have won six of their eight games against Hertha. They have scored atleast twice in all the eight games.
  • Julian Nagelsmann has never won against Bruno Labbadia.

Our prediction: 3-0


Mainz 05 Vs Borussia Mönchengladbach (Saturday 24th October/1:30 PM GMT)

 

Most popular prediction: 1-2

H2H: BMG 3-1 M05 | M05 1-3 BMG | M05 0-1 BMG

Home team last 3: M05 0-1 B04 | FCU 4-0 M05 | M05 1-4 VFB

Away team last 3: BMG 1-1 WOB | KOE 1-3 BMG | BMG 1-1 FCU

Insights:

  • Borussia are unbeaten in their last eight games against Mainz and have won each of the last four.

Our prediction: 0-2


Bayern Munich Vs Eintracht Frankfurt (Saturday 24th October/1:30 PM GMT)

 

Most popular prediction: 3-1

H2H: FCB 5-2 SGE | SGE 5-1 FCB | FCB 5-1 SGE

Home team last 3: DSC 1-4 FCB | FCB 4-3 BSC | TSG 4-1 FCB

Away team last 3: KOE 1-1 SGE | SGE 2-1 TSG | BSC 1-3 SGE

Insights:

  • Bayern Munich have won the last 12 home games against Frankfurt.
  • Frankfurt have lost more games (55) and conceded more goals (202) against Bayern than any other team.

Our prediction: 4-1


Union Berlin Vs SC Freiburg (Saturday 24th October/1:30 PM GMT)

 

Most popular prediction: 1-1

H2H: SCF 3-1 FCU | FCU 2-0 SCF

Home team last 3: S04 1-1 FCU | FCU 4-0 M05

Away team last 3: SCF 1-1 SVW | BVB 4-0 SCF | SCF 1-1 WOB

Insights:

  • Union Berlin is on a three-game unbeaten run and have scored in each of their last 5 Bundesliga games.

Our prediction: 1-2


Borussia Dortmund Vs Schalke (24th October/4:30 PM GMT)

 

Most popular prediction: 3-0

H2H: BVB 4-0 S04 | S04 0-0 BVB | BVB 2-4 S04

Home team last 3: TSG 0-1 BVB | BVB 4-0 SCF | FCA 2-0 BVB

Away team last 3: S04 1-1 FCU | RBL 4-0 S04 | S04 1-3 SVW

Insights:

  • Dortmund have won just two of their last nine Bundesliga games against Schalke.

Our prediction: 3-0


Wolfsburg Vs Arminia Bielefeld (25th October/2:30 PM GMT)

 

Most popular prediction: 2-1

H2H: These teams haven’t played each other in Bundesliga since 2009.

Home team last 3: BMG 1-1 WOB | WOB 0-0 FCA | SCF 1-1 WOB

Away team last 3: DSC 1-4 FCB | SVW 1-0 DSC | DSC 1-0 KOE

Insights:

  • Wolfsburg have won each of their last four competitive games against Arminia. The last game taking place in 2014/15 where Wolfsburg won 4-0.
  • Wolfsburg currently have the 2nd least goals conceded and Arminia the 2nd lowest goals scored.

Our prediction: 0-0


SV Werder Bremen Vs TSG Hoffenheim (25th October/5:00 PM GMT)

 

Most popular prediction: 1-2

H2H: SVW 0-3 TSG | TSG 3-2 SVW | TSG 0-1 SVW

Home team last 3: SCF 1-1 SVW | SVW 1-0 DSC | S04 1-3 SVW

Away team last 3: TSG 0-1 BVB | SGE 2-1 TSG | TSG 4-1 FCB

Insights:

  • Bremen are without a win in six home games against Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga.

Our prediction: 1-1


Bayer Leverkusen Vs FC Augsburg (26th October/7:30 PM GMT)

 

Most popular prediction: 2-1

H2H: B04 2-0 FCA | FCA 0-3 B04 | FCA 1-4 B04

Home team last 3: M05 0-1 B04 | VFB 1-1 B04 | B04 1-1 RBL

Away team last 3: FCA 0-2 RBL | WOB 0-0 FCA | FCA 2-0 BVB

Insights:

  • Augsburg are yet to beat Bayer Leverkusen.
  • Leverkusen have won each of their last four games against Augsburg and kept a clean sheet in each of them.

Our prediction: 1-1


Joker 

 

Our joker pick for this week is Wolfsburg 0-0 Arminia Bielefeld. Looking at how Wolfsburg have been strong defensively and how Arminia have struggled to score goals. It seems the most likely scoreline for us. Borussia Dortmund 3-0 Schalke is an honourable mention.


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Bundesliga Fantasy Player Rankings: Matchday 5

It has been a long week of football with the addition of Champions League and Europa League games through the weekday and it is set to continue as we begin with a four day weekend of Bundesliga games. There are several juicy fixtures this week that could yield in some fantasy points for your team. Let’s take a look at the top players for matchday 5:


Note: Serge Gnabry and Josip Brekalo tested Covid-19 positive over the weekday and Ludwig Augustinsson has been ruled out due to injury.

Since the article was published, Hofmann has been replaced by Patrick Herrmann (Forward in-game) in the probable lineups by Kicker and Ligainsider.


Forwards

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Erling Braut HålandBVBVs S0417.9MHe dethrones Lewandowski for the top spot this week as he plays Schalke who have conceded the most goals this season with 16. He scored a goal and assisted one the last time he played Schalke at home.
2Robert LewandowskiFCBVs SGE19.2MLewandowski has 6 goals in his last 2 games and has scored in the last 2 games he played against Frankfurt. Lethal.
3Marco ReusBVBVs S0416.1M
4Alassane PléaBMG@M0515.3MBorussia have scored 3 goals in each of their last 2 games against Mainz and Pléa scored 3 and assisted one in them.
5Thomas MullerFCBVs SGE17.4MHe has scored/assisted in his last 6 games for Bayern.
6Saša KalajdžićVFBVs KOE4.8MSaša has scored in both home games this season and now struggling Koln pay a visit for the first game of the week.
7Marcus ThuramBMG@M0514.4M
8Yussuf PoulsenRBLVs BSC11.3MHertha has had the 3rd worst defense so far and Poulsen could capitalize on their weakness of not being able to defend set pieces.
9Douglas CostaFCBVs SGE12M
10Nicolás GonzálezVFBVs KOE8.7MHe was the top scorer for Stuttgart with 14 goals and 3 assists. Now he is set to start against Koln.

Midfielders

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Jonas HofmannBMG@M0513MHofmann seems unstoppable right now. He has scored/assisted in his last 4 games for Borussia. Mainz is another great fixture for him.
2Giovanni ReynaBVBVs S047.8MThe last time Reyna paired up with Reus instead of Sancho, he had a hattrick of assists.
3Dani OlmoRBLVs BSC14.8M
4Lars StindlBMG@M0512.6M
5Joshua KimmichFCBVs SGE16.5M
6Milot RashicaSVWVs TSG12.7MHe could be a trump card against Hoffenheim but whether he will start or not still remains a question
7Daniel DidaviVFBVs KOE7.5M
8Vincenzo GrifoSCF@FCU11.6M
9Florian WirtzB04Vs FCA6.1M
10Daichi KamadaSGE@FCB12.2M

Defenders

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Raphaël GuerreiroBVBVs S0414.1MHe might not be in the best form but a game against Schalke is a good opportunity to change that. Especially when you scored 2 goals against them last time.
2AngeliñoRBLVs BSC13.9MAngelino currently has his shooting boots on scoring 4 goals in his last 3 games.
3Alphonso DaviesFCBVs SGE15MHe surprisingly didn't start the last 2 games for Bayern but he should against Frankfurt.
4Ramy BensebainiBMG@M0512M
5Christopher TrimmelFCUVs SCF10M
6Christian GünterSCF@FCU11.3MIt's going to be showdown between him and Trimmel about who can get better crosses.
7Marc-Oliver KempfVFBVs KOE5.6M
8Maxence LacroixWOBVs DSC4.2M2nd best defense against 2nd worst offense. Just 4.2M. Need I say more?
9Benjamin HenrichsRBLVs BSC12.3M
10Stefan LainerBMG@M059.8M

Goalkeepers

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Andreas LutheFCUVs SCF4.9MKeepers have averaged 5 points a game against Freiburg so far.
2Gregor KobelVFBVs KOE5.4MHe has got 6 and 9 points for shots saved in his last 2 games.
3Florian Muller SCFVs SVW3.8M
4Rafał GikiewiczFCAVs RBL7.7M
5Stefan OrtegaDSC@WOB5.3MHe returns to the list as he plays against Wolfsburg who will be looking for their first win of the season.

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Bundesliga Fantasy Differential Picks: Matchday 5

The return of European football seems to indicate some form of normality in the world of football. While it would bring joy to the face of any fan, for the clubs and players it just adds to their already hectic schedule. Hence we might see some new faces while some old ones make a return. Here are our differentials for matchday 5:


Forwards

 

Douglas Costa: He has returned to Bayern Munich again on loan from Juventus and is set to replace Gnabry on the right-wing. If Eintracht Frankfurt’s struggles against skilful players continue then Costa could be a cool differential since he is owned by 0%.

Marco Reus: The Borussia Dortmund captain is yet to start a game in Bundesliga this season because of injury concerns but is predicted to replace Sancho by Kicker and Ligainsider. He chipped in with the winning goal against Hoffenheim last matchday and the match against Schalke is the game to target this week.

Nicolás González: He was easily the best player for Stuttgart last season scoring 14 goals and assisting 3 in 27 games. After failing to secure a move abroad, he returns to the team at LWB and the team focuses most of its attack through the left so he will have some good chances against Koln.


Midfielders

 

Milot Rashica: Hoffenheim have conceded at least 13 shots in each of their games and that is Rashica’s bread and butter. He thrives on points for spamming shots. There is still some doubt regarding whether he will start or not.


Defenders

 

Maxence Lacroix: Wolfsburg has the joint 2nd best defence in the league and now they play Arminia who have the joint 2nd worst offence in the league behind Wolfsburg. The team has drawn all their games so far and it won’t surprise me if this match suffers the same fate.

Marc-Oliver Kempf: He has been one of the best sub 6M defenders along with Iago. Kempf is a constant source of bonus points and also chipped in with a goal against Hertha. If you want to get him in your team it might be the best opportunity as he plays Koln and Schalke in the next two weeks. Both are the first games of the week.


Goalkeeper

 

Andreas Luthe: Keepers playing against Freiburg have averaged 5 points for saved shots this season. Freiburg have also managed to score just 2 goals in their last 3 games.


Differential XI MD5


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