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Bundesliga Fantasy Player Rankings for Matchday 13

Bayern’s Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting is in the form of his career in his 16th season with eight goals and three assists in just his last eight matches so it only makes sense that he deserves a spot in our Bundesliga Fantasy player rankings for matchday 13.


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RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Niclas FüllkrugSVWvs S047.7MLeft it late against Hertha last time out but Schalke is much easier opposition.
2Marcus ThuramBMGvs VFB13M
3Jamal MusialaFCB@BSC14.3MAlmost fixture-proof at this point and well rested for the game against Hertha.
4Sadio ManéFCB@BSC17.7MAlso considered Gnabry and Choupo-Moting who are also in great form but I prefer the higher upside of Mané and Gnabry has a terrible record against Hertha (1G, 2A in 11 matches).
5Randal Kolo MuaniSGE@FCA12MAugsburg still can't stop conceding goals and to make matters worse, they conceded 31 shots against Stuttgart in the last game which was their highest total in a game since 2007...
6Marvin DuckschSVWvs S048MAlways matching the number of shots+key passes that Füllkrug or out does him. Just needs to finish his chances.
7Alassane PléaBMGvs VFB11.9MWith Hofmann out, Pléa will be a lot more busy with playmaking but that just makes Thuram+Pléa one of the best double ups for this week in a matchday where I wish we had five forward spots instead of three. Plus, he plays Bochum next.
8Youssoufa MoukokoBVBvs BOC9.7MThe only Dortmund forward predicted to start this week so you are not spoilt for choice.
9Andre SilvaRBL@TSG12.8MThe biggest winner from Werner's departure. Silva has already had a good start to life under Marco Rose with four goals and four assists in just 13 games and now should be nailed to start most games until Werner is back. One for the long term.
10Sheraldo BeckerFCU@B0411MLeverkusen have conceded the most goals over the last three games (9, same as Bochum) and that probably makes Becker a great differential now that most he has blanked in five games in a row and most serious managers won't own him.




Midfielders

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Christopher NkunkuRBL@TSG17.1M
2Jude BellinghamBVBvs BOC14.4MBellingham has been a different player since Reus got injured and is now up to nine goals and two assists this season in 19 matches making him the top-scorer for Dortmund despite playing as a central midfielder. With form like that, you would back him to score against Bochum.
3Jesper LindstrømSGE@FCA12.7MKamada being ruled out will keep the debate him and Lindstrøm out for a while and I think he might do even better in his absence against Augsburg.
4Vincenzo GrifoSCFvs KOE15.5MThe Köln fixture might not seem like the worst on paper but they have conceded the most goals over the last six games (16) and might miss Hector on this game.
5Julian BrandtBVBvs BOC13.1M
6Lars StindlBMGvs VFB10.3MDoes not have the same upside as he used to have but not a bad pick nonetheless. Replace him with Hofmann if he starts.
7Dominik SzoboszlaiRBL@TSG13.5M
8Leon GoretzkaFCB@BSC14.6MIt is going unnoticed but Goretzka has three goal involvements in his last four games and double-digit scores in the three out of his last four games.
9Florian KainzKOE@SCF10.1MI would like to think that he will score in this game but Streich rested the entire backline except Günter midweek meanwhile Kainz might be starting in his third game in a row in just six days.
10Leonardo BittencourtSVWvs S044.7MWill randomly score once in a while but remains hard to predict as always.
BonusAnton StachM05vs WOB10.1MA goal and two assists in his last four games. Faces Schalke next.

Defenders

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Mitchel WeiserSVWvs S044.8MSchalke have only scored once in their last three games and haven't won away in the league in three years. Sure you still don't want Weiser?
2Alphonso DaviesFCB@BSC16.8MWith De Ligt being ruled out, Pavard will likely play as a center-back and Davies is the next best thing.
3Raphael GuerreiroBVBvs BOC12.3MMaybe it is last season's 3-4 Bochum win against Dortmund still lingering in my head but I have a hunch that they score again over here. Regardless, the attacking potential of both BVB full-backs should be on full display over here.
4Ramy BensebainiBMGvs VFB12.4M
5Niklas SüleBVBvs BOC10.6M
6Noussair MazraouiFCB@BSC10.7MIt is not a bad idea to hoard Bayern players until the World Cup break. They play Hertha, Werder Bremen and Schalke next so I am expecting all nine points and plenty of goals.
7Aarón MartínM05vs WOB8.6MJust have a strong feeling that Mainz bounce back against Wolfsburg.
8Christian GünterSCFvs KOE13.9M
9David RaumRBL@TSG12.4M
10Christopher TrimmelFCU@B049.8MJust be careful because apparently no Union wing-back is nailed this week.




Goalkeepers

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Jiri PavlenkaSVWvs S045.7M
2Manuel NeuerFCB@BSC12.2MStill a slight chance that Ulreich plays ove rhim.
3Gregor KobelBVBvs BOC10.5MThe most in-form goalkeeper in the league and that is starting to slowly reflect in his scores.
4Robin ZentnerM05vs WOB7.2MFlying under the radar despite averaging 7.6 points per game across his last five matches.
5Florian MüllerVFB@BMG6.8MSippel has the better cleansheet odds but Florian Müller is much better at saving shots and that is more important because Borussia will probably bombard him with it.

Value Rankings

 

RankNamePositionTeamOpponentValueComments
1Anthony JungDEFSVWvs S043.2MDeserved a spot in the value picks last week but it isn't too late now.
2Eric Maxim Choupo-MotingFWDFCB@BSC5.1MEight goals and three assists in just his last eight games. Lewandowski who?
3Mergim BerishaFWDFCAvs SGE9MI feel like Ligainsider got their Frankfurt predicted lineup wrong but there is no way that Jakic plays center-back against Augsburg?
4Janis BlaswichGKPRBL@TSG3.2M
5Lukas KüblerDEFSCFvs KOE6.6MIt might sound slightly exaggerated but watching his attacking game after he returned from injury reminds me a bit of TAA.
6Tobias SippelGKPBMGvs VFB1.7M
7Lennart GrillGKPFCU@B041.1MShould keep his spot for this matchday at least.
8Marcus IngvartsenFWDM05vs WOB4.5MNo one really talks about him but he has scored in each of his last four Bundesliga games.
9Paulo OtávioDEFWOB@M058.2M
10Henning MatricianiDEFS04@SVW1MThe cheapest starting player this week.

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

Bundesliga Fantasy Player Rankings for Matchday 12

After a chaotic set of midweek games that saw Barcelona get knocked out by Bayern Munich and FC Köln have a match finish a day later than originally planned, the Bundesliga returns for another exciting weekend, and so do our player rankings for matchday 12.


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RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Jamal MusialaFCBvs M0514M
2Niclas FüllkrugSVWvs BSC7.4MAlready has one foot in the World Cup squad, now needs to score in the next two home games against Hertha and Schalke to confirm his spot.
3Serge GnabryFCBvs M0514.9MProbably the most overlooked player right now. Serge Gnabry has one goal and six assists in his last four games across all competitions.
4Michael GregoritschSCF@S049MThe best fixture possible but his recent form and possible new manager bounce for Schalke does not make him a must-have for me.
5Lukas NmechaWOBvs BOC11.4MThis game might be more evenly matched then we think. Bochum did not just beat the league leaders last week but they also managed to hold them to just eight shots in the game. Also a small chance that Nmecha gets rotated because of poor form.
6Timo WernerRBLvs B0414.6MOther than the game against Schalke, Leverkusen have conceded an average of three goals in their last four matches under Xavi, so it doesn't seem like their defence will improve any time soon.
7Mergim BerishaFCA@VFB8.8MBerisha has two goals and four assists in his last five Bundesliga games alone and it is hard to imagine this game not having goals with Stuttgart not having kept a cleansheet in their last seven Bundesliga games.
8Sheraldo BeckerFCUvs BMG11.1M
9Silas Katompa MvumpaVFBvs FCA10.7MStuttgart might be struggling defensively but Augsburg are even worse. They have conceded 11 goals in just their last three games across all competitions against Koln, Bayern and Leipzig.

Silas put on a star show against Bochum recently with two goals and an assist so he might be worth a shout if you want to do something a little off the wall. Not to mention that Augsburg might field a second-choice right-back and third-choice left-back this week.
10Marcus ThuramBMG@FCU13.1M
BonusAndrej KramarićTSG@KOEFC Köln will be without both first-choice center-back Kilian and first-choice left-back Hector this week. Adding to an already hectic schedule of two games in two days.




Midfielders

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Christopher NkunkuRBLvs B0416.9MThat win against Real Madrid might just be what Leipzig needed to push for a top four spot/title (if it isn't too late).
2Vincenzo GrifoSCF@S0415.1MGrifo might not be the shiniest, most exciting toy on the shelf when shopping for our few big ticket players this week, but his well-rounded fantasy game and set-piece responsibilities always pays off against the worst sides.
3Dominik SzoboszlaiRBLvs B0413.2M
4Yannick GerhardtWOBvs BOC6.4MWolfsburg's top-scorer this season even though he has started in just four games.
5Ritsu DoanSCF@S049.2M
6Daichi KamadaSGEvs BVB11.7MSurprisingly, SGE-BVB tends to be a high-scoring game with an average of four goals per game in the last two matches against both sides. So I might just hold onto Kamada as he plays Augsburg next.
7Christoph BaumgartnerTSG@KOE12.7MAny Hoffenheim player is worth a punt against a tired Köln side this week but Baumgartner is probably my favourite.
8Maximilian ArnoldWOBvs BOC11.3MHe is rediscovering some of his old form now that he has a chance of making the World Cup squad and could be worth a punt against the team that has conceded the most set-piece goals so far.
9Jude BellinghamBVB@SGE14M
10Leon GoretzkaFCBvs M0514.6M

Defenders

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Mitchel WeiserSVWvs BSC4.4MGet him in your team if you haven't already.
2Christian GünterSCF@S0413.5M
3Paulo OtávioWOBvs BOC7.8MAnother massively overlooked player because no one pays attention to Wolfsburg but he is averaging 10.75 points per game over his last four matches. He is one of the best players at winning duels in the week and has also been more involved in the attack lately with three assists in his last four.
4Benjamin PavardFCBvs M0512.3MThis season Bayern have dominated almost every team from Bochum to Barcelona but having followed Mainz under Bo Svensson for a while, they can surprise any team. Bayern might have one of the best cleansheet odds for the week but it is worth noting that Mainz have scored in every game against them since Bo took over.
5AngeliñoTSG@KOE12.7M
6Niklas SüleBVB@SGE10.7MBundesliga Fantasy managers will know that Süle is a different beast when he plays as a right-back. Think of Frimpong but slightly less attacking.
7David RaumRBLvs B0412.2M
8Julian RyersonFCUvs BMG5.8M
9Ramy BensebainiBMG@FCU12.4M
10Luca PellegriniSGEvs BVB8.4MFew will have confidence on Frankfurt beating Dortmund but I think Frankfurt could sneak a cleansheet here.




Goalkeepers

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Mark FlekkenSCF@S0411MAlthough these are different teams, Schalke haven't scored against Freiburg in their last three Bundesliga matches.
2Jiri PavlenkaSVWvs BSC5.6MA great second option if you want to take advantage of his back-to-back home games against Hertha and Schalke.
3Koen CasteelsWOBvs BOC10.2M
4Sven UlreichFCBvs M053.4MNeuer might also miss the upcoming game so the MD13 game is also in doubt.
5Manuel RiemannBOC@WOB9M

Value Rankings

 

RankNamePositionTeamOpponentValueComments
1Ørjan NylandGKPRBLvs B042.8M
2Eric Maxim Choupo-MotingFWDFCBvs M054.7MMake that five goals and two assists in his last four games across all competitions.
3Kiliann SildilliaDEFSCF@S043.7MCheapest Freiburg defender but could lose his spot to Lukas Kübler.
4Tobias SippelGKPBMG@FCU1.9M
5Tomas KoubekGKPFCA@VFB3.4M
6Marin DuckschFWDSVWvs BSC7.8M
7Daniel Kofi-KyerehMIDSCF@S045.4M
8Patrick WimmerMIDWOBvs BOC10.7MExcept an assist on MD1, he hasn't done anything worth noting.
9Chris FührichMIDVFBvs FCA7.1MPredicted to play OOP as a striker.
10Denis HuseinbašićMIDKOEvs TSG1.3MCheapest starting player this week. He has two goals and an assists in his last four Bundesliga games.

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

Bundesliga Fantasy Player Rankings for Matchday 11

There are many exciting fixtures on matchday 11. Still, the one that stands out in our Bundesliga Fantasy player rankings is the match between table toppers Union Berlin against bottom-of-the-table Bochum. Read on to find out more about our picks for the week.


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RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Sheraldo BeckerFCU@BOC11.1MAlthough he isn't as explosive now as he was at the start of the season, you would want to back him against Bochum because of the matchup.
2Jordan SiebatcheuFCU@BOC8.2MSlightly doubtful but should start. Also been slightly inconsistent like Becker but targeting Bochum to conceded goals almost always works out (unless you own Frankfurt players against them).
3Jamal MusialaFCB@TSG13.7MThe best Bayern attacker on his day.
4Marcus ThuramBMGvs SGE12.9MStill split between Thuram and Plea who should be even more involved now that Hofmann is out but it is hard to overlook Thuram who has been in the top five for shots almost every week.
5Sadio ManéFCB@TSG17.3M
6Dodi LukebakioBSCvs S048.5MStevan Jovetić might seem like a more fun punt but Lukebakio has scored in each of his last three games and is also on penalties.
7Michael GregoritschSCFvs SVW8.9M
8Youssoufa MoukokoBVBvs VFB9.3MThe fact that he is averaging 0.56 goals per 90 over Modeste's 0.22 goals per 90 says it all.
9Emil ForsbergRBL@FCA10.9M
10Moussa DiabyB04vs WOB13.6M




Midfielders

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Dominik SzoboszlaiRBL@FCA12.9MAs if the midfield options weren't bad enough already, Hofmann is out and Nkunku is doubtful for this week. The only positive is that Szoboszlai is guaranteed to start. Although Nkunku has most of the limelight, Szoboszlai is meant to be Rose's star player and even got two assists last week while Nkunku blanked.
2Vincenzo GrifoSCFvs SVW14.7MWerder Bremen might be in the top half of the table but they have kept the same number of cleansheets this season (1) as Bochum and Schalke.
3Daichi KamadaSGE@BMG11.7M
4Florian KainzKOE@M059.6MThe early game this week feels like a trap but I also cannot ignore the fact that Mainz have the worst home record in the league with just three points and no wins but also the best away record at the same time with 12 points. Since we have five transfers every week, Kainz might as well be worth a punt.
5Yannick GerhardtWOB@B046.5MThree goals in his last three games and if you have played Bundesliga Fantasy before, you know it is no fluke because Gerhardt is capable of that. You might want to get him this week or next to fill your budget midfielder slot as he faces Leverkusen then Bochum.
6Jude BellinghamBVBvs VFB13.6MThe closest thing that Dortmund have to Reus right now.
8Ritsu DoanSCFvs SVW9.2M
7Julian BrandtBVBvs VFB13M
9Lars StindlBMGvs SGE10.2MGladbach have only lost one of their last eight Bundesliga games against Eintracht Frankfurt (W4, D3) but the Eagles have also picked up more points away against Borussia than any other side in their history. Two contrasting facts but I am still leaning towards a draw with goals for both sides.
10Leon GoretzkaFCB@TSG14.3M

Defenders

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Julian RyersonFCU@BOC5.8MThe best defence in the league against the worst attack is as lopsided as it gets. My only worry is that he has played the entirety of each of the last three matches but Ligainsider predicts thatTrimmel is the one who could be rotated even though he was rotated for the Pokal game.

Update: Niko Gießelmann is now predicted to start over Ryerson.
2Raphael GuerreiroBVBvs VFB12MStuttgart have scored 10 goals in their last two games against Bochum and Arminia but I don't think it is a sign that they have turned their form around because both teams are at the bottom of Bundesliga and 2. Bundesliga.
3Benjamin PavardFCB@TSG12.1MHoffenheim have been in free-scoring form but them scoring against Bayern seems more unlikely than not.
4David RaumRBL@FCA12.5M
5Marvin PlattenhardtBSCvs S046.8MHe hasn't paid off this year but his set-pieces and matchup against Schalke make him a solid differential.
6Jeremie FrimpongB04vs WOB11.5M
7Jonas HectorKOE@M0510.4MMainz have only scored two goals at home this season. For comparison, even Bochum have scored five and Schalke eight.
8Ramy BensebainiBMGvs SGE12.5MBorussia have a tendency to beat big teams at home, which is why I am leaning towards Bensebaini rather than a Frankfurt defender.
9Mitchel WeiserSVW@SCF4.4MI just can't imagine him not conceding this week.
10Paulo OtávioWOB@B047.7MThree assists in his last three games but is overlooked by most. Also one yellow card away from suspension.




Goalkeepers

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Frederik RønnowFCU@BOC6.6M
2Gregor KobelBVBvs VFB10.2MReturned from injury and was the star in the midweek Pokal win against Hannover making seven saves.
3Oliver ChristensenBSCvs S043.6MCheap and has a good fixture but that is all going for him.
4Sven UlreichFCB@TSG3.2MWill keep his spot for another week at least.
5Janis BlaswichRBL@FCA3.5M

Value Rankings

 

RankNamePositionTeamOpponentValueComments
1Tobias SippelGKPBMGvs SGE2MHe could keep his spot till the World Cup break but it is best to wait for more updates.
2Paul JaeckelDEFFCU@BOC6.1MCheapest Union Berlin defender.
3Eric Maxim Choupo-MotingFWDFCB@TSG4.5MThe first thing that comes to mind when you think of Choupo-Moting will always be Stoke City but he is more than that. The last two games have been his first starts of the season and he already has three goals and two assists!
4Marcus IngvartsenFWDM05vs KOE4.5MHas scored in his last two games and as bad as Mainz might be at home, Koln have been terrible defensively and have conceded nine goals in their last three Bundesliga matches.
5Chidera EjukeFWDBSCvs S048.6M
6Stefan TiggesFWDKOEvs FCA3.7M
7Aarón MartínDEFM05vs KOE8.4M
8Linton MainaMIDKOE@M054.3MPredicted to play OOP as a striker again with Tigges.
9Kiliann SildilliaDEFSCFvs SVW3.4M
10Jakub KaminskiMIDWOB@B048.2M

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

Bundesliga Fantasy Player Rankings for Matchday 10

With the top four teams in the Bundesliga facing each other, our focus shifts to the most overlooked teams in our Bundesliga Fantasy player rankings for matchday 10.


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RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Leroy SanéFCBvs SCF15.7MNot Musiala but in even better form with four goals and an assist in his last four games across all competitions and unlike Mane, he was subbed off early in the midweek game.
2Andrej KramarićTSG@S0413.8MIt might come as a surprise to some but Schalke have the worse form in the league, even worse than Bochum. They have shipped 16 goals in their last six games and might be without two first-choice center-backs in the next game. Kramarić hasn't been at his best but with five goals and three assists in his last seven games against Schalke, I am fairly confident of him getting a decent score unless Schalke cause an upset like they did last year.
3Niclas FüllkrugSVWvs M057.3MThe most clinical finisher in Germany right now and plays for the team that has scored that has scored the most goals in the last six games (13) against the team that has conceded the second most goals (11) in the same period.
4Marcus ThuramBMG@WOB12.5M
5Timo WernerRBLvs BSC14.8M
6Randal Kolo MuaniSGEvs B0411.1MBayer Leverkusen beating Schalke 4-0 but then losing 0-4 to Porto at home shows that they haven't really turned their form around.
7Moussa DiabyB04@SGE13.8MSo Frankfurt might be without both first-choice wingbacks and will have to play at Jakić at center-back? It isn't looking too good for them.
8Alassane PléaBMG@WOB11.5MDoesn't shoot as much as Thuram but is better at setting up other player and finishing the chances he gets. Ranked below Thuram because he could get limited minutes.
9Marvin DuckschSVWvs M057.7MAfter going goalless in his first six games, he is now reigniting his partnership with Füllkrug and has two goals and an assist in his last three games. Not the worst double-up if you want to cheap in attack.
10Tiago TomásVFBvs BOC7.8MOutside pick for goal-scorer.




Midfielders

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Christopher NkunkuRBLvs BSC16.7MQuite easily the best midfielder this week.
2Jonas HofmannBMG@WOB15.2MPléa could slightly hurt his scores but still one of the best midfielders in fantasy.
3Daichi KamadaSGEvs B0411.3MIf you haven't joined the Kamada hype train yet, it isn't too late.
4Christoph BaumgartnerTSG@S0412.4MPredicted to play OOP as a striker against Schalke. Doesn't get better if you want a differential.
5Lars StindlBMG@WOB10.3MA return in every game since he has come back from injury.
6Leon GoretzkaFCBvs SCF14.2MEvery year Goretzka hits purple patch at least once where he gets involved in goals a lot. This might be one of those times as he has three goals and two assists in his last three games.
7Chris FührichVFBvs BOC7.1MIf you expect Stuttgart to win.
8Jude BellinghamBVB@FCU13.5MBellingham has more goals than Modeste this season.
9Linton MainaKOEvs FCA4MAlso predicted to play OOP as a striker.
10Philipp FörsterBOC@VFB3.9MIf you expect Bochum to cause an upset.

Defenders

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Mitchel WeiserSVWvs M054.6MAveraging 11 points a game in his last four games even without a cleansheet.
2David RaumRBLvs BSC12.5M
3AngeliñoTSG@S0412.4MOne week exception for owning a Hoffenheim defender.
4Konstantinos MavropanosVFBvs BOC12.1MSosa has struggled to replicate his form without Sasa so I prefer Mavropanos over him for his goal-threat from headers.
5Benjamin PavardFCBvs SCF12.1MHe is good as long as he doesn't play at center-back.
6Ramy BensebainiBMG@WOB12.4M
7Ozan KabakTSG@S048.2MSchalke only had two shots in the entire game against Leverkusen and just three against Dortmund. So it isn't surprising that they didn't score in both games.
8Jonas HectorKOEvs FCA10.4MKoln have been prone to defensive errors lately so it might be a while until they keep a cleansheet again.
9Jeremie FrimpongB04@SGE11.7M
10Julian RyersonFCUvs BVB5.6M




Goalkeepers

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Manuel RiemannBOC@VFB9MWith two of the lowest-scoring teams going head to head, either team can keep a cleansheet in this game.
2Mark FlekkenSCF@FCB11MExpecting this to be a high-scoring games but there should be saves aplenty for Flekken.
3Florian MüllerVFBvs BOC6.7M
4Janis BlaswichRBLvs BSC3.5MCheapest starting keeper in the game and should keep his spot till 2023 at least.
5Oliver BaumannTSG@S048.2M

Value Rankings

 

RankNamePositionTeamOpponentValueComments
1Jiri PavlenkaGKPSVWvs M055.6MAveraging almost 10 points a game in his last three matches.
2Robert SkovFWDTSG@S047.6MAn "ultra-differential", he tends to do well against weaker teams.
3Ermedin DemirovićFWDFCA@KOE8.2M
4Oliver ChristensenGKPBSC@RBL3.8M
5Yannick GerhardtMIDWOBvs BMG6.2MOne of the best budget gems from previous seasons, he is still cheap and has a goal in each of his two starts this season.
6Gerrit HoltmannFWDBOC@VFB8.3M
7Stefan TiggesFWDKOEvs FCA3.7M
8Ritsu DoanMIDSCF@FCB9.3MBayern could be missing four first-choice players from their defence this week.
9Alexander SchwolowGKPS04vs TSG5.6M
10Christopher LenzDEFSGEvs B047.1M

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

Bundesliga Fantasy Player Rankings for Matchday 8

Timo Werner has only scored one goal since his return to the Bundesliga. Still, with a match against Bochum, whose form is reminiscent of Schalke of 19/20, we are backing him to finally come good in our Bundesliga Fantasy player rankings for matchday 8.


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RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Sheraldo BeckerFCU@SGE10.9MOnly Bochum have conceded more goals than Eintracht Frankfurt this season. Becker is on a roll with six goals to go with three assists, and Union will want to hold their spot at the top of the table for longer.
2Jamal MusialaFCBvs B0413.1MThere will be a lot of retrospection from Bayern over the break. I expect them to come back harder now that they are lagging five points behind Union against a Leverkusen side that is just outside the relegation zone by a whisker.
3Marcus ThuramBMG@SVW11.9MShoots often but doesn't score as much, but it isn't a bad thing in Bundesliga Fantasy if you are putting up 7+ consistently without any returns.
4Leroy SanéFCBvs B0415.1M
5Timo WernerRBLvs BOC14.2MA bit controversial since he hasn't scored in six games, so buyers beware, but if he has to break his goalless streak then he has to do it against Bochum.
6Jordan SiebatcheuFCU@SGE8.1M
7Georginio RutterTSG@BSC10.9M
8Mergim BerishaFCA@S048.5MBerisha has been involved in every goal for the club since he joined, and even though it might only be two goals, they will rely on him again if they are to score against Schalke.
9Michael GregoritschSCFvs M058.4MSimilar to Thuram, he has only one goal in his last five games but is still averaging 7.2 points per game. There is still a game to go before Hack returns and Mainz fix their defensive mess by not having players play out of position in defence.
10Niclas FüllkrugSVWvs BMG6.5MNot a bad shout this week but getting past Sommer has been a herculean task lately.




Midfielders

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Dominik SzoboszlaiRBLvs BOC12.2MIf you missed his haul against Dortmund, you wouldn't want to miss it against Bochum.
2Jonas HofmannBMG@SVW15MJust over the last three matches, Hofmann is averaging 3 shots per game, 4.6 key passes per game and had a monster 28-point haul with a brace against Leipzig on MD7. He is the engine that keeps the Borussia attack ticking, and there aren't many fixtures that are as favourable for attackers as Werder Bremen.
3Christopher NkunkuRBLvs BOC15.9MThe recent news of him secretly undergoing a medical for Chelsea could be a bit unsettling if the club didn't already know about it, but as long as he starts, I am excited to see how big he and Szoboszlai go this week.
4Vincenzo GrifoSCFvs M0514.5MFernandes and Da Costa as wing-backs made Ejuke look much better than he is, and that should be a good sign for Grifo.
5Lars StindlBMG@SVW10.1MHe is becoming a serious option in fantasy again now that he is at full fitness for the first time in almost a year.
6Jude BellinghamBVB@KOE13.2MWith Reus and Reyna both injured, it will be difficult for Dortmund to create chances, but if anything, Bellingham has been highly active in attack and has looked more dangerous than Modeste in the box with his headers.
7Ritsu DoanSCFvs M059M
8Joshua KimmichFCBvs B0416.7MOverpriced and does not shoot enough. That might be the case if Goretzka keeps starting with him.
9Christoph BaumgartnerTSG@BSC12.1M
10Daichi KamadaSGEvs FCU11.2MDeserves a mention because of his good form (4G, 2A in 6 games), but it isn't by fluke that Union Berlin have conceded the least goals this season.

Defenders

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1David RaumRBLvs BOC12.6MThey might've scored in the last game through an own goal, but in the end, Bochum had zero shots on target against Koln despite playing at home.
2Benjamin PavardFCBvs B0412MA little safer than Davies whose form is on the rise but less likely to be involved in goals. I think I will ride the floor for now.
3Ramy BensebainiBMG@SVW12.4MHe wins duels like a defensive midfielder, finishes like a striker, and gets double-digit scores even without a cleansheet. No wonder he has the most points among defenders.
4Alphonso DaviesFCBvs B0416.2M
5Julian RyersonFCU@SGE5.6MIn this week's Fischer wing-back roulette, Ligainsider predicts that Ryerson is nailed and Trimmel could be rotated.
6Christian GünterSCFvs M0513.4M
7Raphael GuerreiroBVB@KOE12.3M
8Ozan KabakTSG@BSC7.9MNot the worst cleansheet odds this week and plays Werder Bremen in the early fixture next.
9Konstantinos MavropanosVFB@WOB11.7MKruse, Wind and Nmecha are all ruled out for this game. That adds insult to injury to a team that has scored just three goals in their last six games. To put that into perspective, their highest-scoring player from this week's predicted XI is Lacroix with one goal and their new frontline is yet to score a single goal.
10Jonas HectorKOEvs BVB10.5M




Goalkeepers

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Yann SommerBMG@SVW10.2MNot only is he second for shots saved (40) behind Riemann (44), he is also averaging an unreal 90.9% shots saved percentage. Rotates in each of the next eight games with Flekken, Gikiewicz and Schwolow.
2Mark FlekkenSCFvs M0511.1MFreiburg have kept a cleansheet in their last 4/5 games.
3Manuel RiemannBOC@RBL8.9MSaves are a more reliable source of points than cleansheets and the Bochum defence won't improve anytime soon. Just make sure you have a backup in place if you are getting Riemann. He rotates in each of the next seven games with Flekken and Schwolow.
4Rafał GikiewiczFCA@S047M
5Péter GulácsiRBLvs BOC9.6MThe best fixture in MD8.

Value Rankings

 

RankNamePositionTeamOpponentValueComments
1Alexander SchwolowGKPS04vs FCA6M
2Oliver ChristensenGKPBSCvs TSG4M
3Serhou GuirassyFWDVFB@WOB8.3M
4Josip BrekaloMIDWOBvs VFB9.9MPossibly the most likely goal-scorer in this fixture after Guirassy?
5Kiliann SildilliaDEFSCFvs M053.9M
6Paulo OtávioDEFWOBvs VFB6.9MThese are two teams that have struggled to score this season and Wolfsburg might want to play it safe by being defensive with so many attackers being ruled out.
7Mitchel WeiserDEFSVWvs BMG4M
8Florian KainzMIDKOEvs BVB9.3M
9Marvin PlattenhardtDEFBSCvs TSG6.9M
10Luca PellegriniDEFSGEvs FCU8.1MGood for floor.
BonusTim OermannDEFBOC@RBL1MThe cheapest player predicted to start this week but he is avoidable for obvious reasons.

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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.

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