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Bundesliga Predictor Picks: Matchday 19

Is Pál Dárdai’s reintroduction as Hertha going to change their fortunes against Frankfurt? Which is the best joker pick for the week? Find out insights for the game and others in our Bundesliga Predictor picks for the week.


Note: The match times in the article have been changed from GMT to CET.


VfB Stuttgart Vs FSV Mainz (Friday 29th January 8:30 PM CET)

 

Most popular prediction: 2-1

H2H: M05 1-4 VFB | VFB 2-3 M05 | M05 1-0 VFB | M05 3-2 VFB

Home team last 3: SCF 2-1 VFB | DSC 3-0 VFB | VFB 2-2 BMG

Away team last 3: M05 3-2 RBL | M05 0-2 WOB | BVB 1-1 M05

VfB Stuttgart form guide: L-L-D-W-L (10th)

FSV Mainz form guide: W-L-D-L-L (17th)

Insights:

  • Stuttgart have scored in all of their 12 Bundesliga home games against Mainz. Their longest scoring run at home against any side in the Bundesliga.
  • Mainz ended their nine-game winless run in the Bundesliga with a 3-2 win against Leipzig last week.
  • Stuttgart and Koln are the only two teams yet to win a home game this season.

My prediction: 2-1


Borussia Dortmund Vs FC Augsburg (Saturday 30th January 3:30 PM CET)

 

Most popular prediction: 3-1

H2H: FCA 2-0 BVB | FCA 3-5 BVB | BVB 5-1 FCA | FCA 2-1 BVB

Home team last 3: BMG 4-2 BVB | B04 2-1 BVB | BVB 1-1 M05

Away team last 3: FCA 2-1 FCU | FCA 0-1 FCB | SVW 2-0 FCA

Borussia Dortmund form guide: L-L-D-W-W (7th)

FC Augsburg form guide: W-L-L-L-W (12th)

Insights:

  • Augsburg have won two of their last four Bundesliga games against BVB and have scored in each of their last 14 Bundesliga games against them.

My prediction: 2-1





FC Bayern Munich Vs TSG Hoffenheim (Saturday 30th January 3:30 PM CET)

 

Most popular prediction: 3-1

H2H: TSG 4-1 FCB | TSG 0-6 FCB | FCB 1-2 TSG | TSG 1-3 FCB

Home team last 3: S04 0-4 FCB | FCA 0-1 FCB | FCB 2-1 SCF

Away team last 3: TSG 3-0 KOE | BSC 0-3 TSG | TSG 0-0 DSC

Bayern Munich form guide: W-W-W-L-W (1st)

Hoffenheim form guide: W-W-D-L-L (11th)

Insights:

  • After being the last team in the league to keep a clean sheet this season when they lost 4-0 to Schalke, Hoffenheim have gone three consecutive games without scoring.

My prediction: 3-1


Eintracht Frankfurt Vs Hertha BSC (Saturday 30th January 3:30 PM CET)

 

Most popular prediction: 2-1

H2H: BSC 1-3 SGE | BSC 1-4 SGE | SGE 2-2 BSC | SGE 0-0 BSC

Home team last 3: DSC 1-5 SGE | SCF 2-2 SGE | SGE 3-1 S04

Away team last 3: BSC 1-4 SVW | BSC 0-3 TSG | KOE 0-0 BSC

Eintracht Frankfurt form guide: W-D-W-W-W (6th)

Hertha BSC form guide: L-L-D-L-W (14th)

Insights:

  • Frankfurt are without a win in their last six Bundesliga home games against Hertha BSC (D5, L1). Their longest winless run at home against any side.

My prediction: 3-1


FC Union Berlin Vs Borussia M’gladbach (Saturday 30th January 3:30 PM CET)

 

Most popular prediction: 1-2

H2H: BMG 1-1 FCU | BMG 4-1 FCU | FCU 2-0 BMG

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

Away team last 3: BMG 4-2 BVB | BMG 1-0 SVW | VFB 2-2 BMG

Union Berlin form guide: L-L-W-D-W (8th)

Borussia form guide: W-W-D-W-W (5th)

Insights:

  • Borussia are currently on a five-game unbeaten run in the Bundesliga (W4, D1). They are also currently on their second-longest goal-scoring run having scored in each of the last 17 Bundesliga games.

My prediction: 1-2


SV Werder Bremen Vs FC Schalke 04 (Saturday 30th January 3:30 PM CET)

 

Most popular prediction: 2-1

H2H: S04 1-3 SVW | S04 0-1 SVW | SVW 1-2 S04 | SVW 4-2 S04

Home team last 3: BSC 1-4 SVW | BMG 1-0 SVW | SVW 2-0 FCA

Away team last 3: S04 0-4 FCB | S04 1-2 KOE | SGE 3-1 S04

SV Werder Bremen form guide: W-L-W-D-L (13th)

Schalke form guide: L-L-L-W-L (18th)

Insights:

  • Werder Bremen have won more game against Schalke than any other side (45) in their history. It is the same for Schalke with Bremen being the side they’ve beaten the most times (38).

My prediction: 2-1


RB Leipzig Vs Bayer Leverkusen (Saturday 30th January 6:30 PM CET)

 

Most popular prediction: 2-1

H2H: B04 1-1 RBL | RBL 1-1 B04 | B04 1-1 RBL | B04 2-4 RBL

Home team last 3: M05 3-2 RBL | WOB 2-2 RBL | RBL 1-3 BVB

Away team last 3: B04 0-1 WOB | B04 2-1 BVB | FCU 1-0 B04

RB Leipzig form guide: L-D-L-W-D (2nd)

Bayer Leverkusen form guide: L-W-L-D-L (3rd)

Insights:

  • The last three Bundesliga games between both teams have all ended 1-1.
  • Bayer Leverkusen are without a win in their last five Bundesliga games against RB Leipzig (D3, L2). Their longest wait for a win against any side in the league.

My prediction: 1-1


1. FC Köln Vs DSC Arminia Bielefeld (Sunday 31st January 3:30 PM CET)

 

Most popular prediction: 2-1

H2H: DSC 1-0 KOE | KOE 5-1 DSC | DSC 1-3 KOE

Home team last 3: TSG 3-0 KOE | S04 1-2 KOE | KOE 0-0 BSC

Away team last 3: DSC 1-5 SGE | DSC 3-0 VFB | TSG 0-0 DSC

1. FC Köln form guide: L-W-D-L-L (16th)

DSC Arminia Bielefeld form guide: D-W-L-W-L (15th)

Insights:

  • Koln have scored just once in their last seven games (1-2 win against Schalke).

My prediction: 0-1


Wolfsburg Vs SC Freiburg (Sunday 31st January 6:00 PM CET)

 

Most popular prediction: 2-1

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

Home team last 3: B04 0-1 WOB | M05 0-2 WOB | WOB 2-2 RBL

Away team last 3: SCF 2-1 VFB | SCF 2-2 SGE | FCB 2-1 SCF

Wolfsburg form guide: W-W-D-D-L (4th)

SC Freiburg form guide: W-D-L-W-W (9th)

Insights:

  • Wolfsburg are without a win in their last five Bundesliga games against Freiburg (D3, L2)

My prediction: 2-1


Joker 

 

I have looked at Pál Dárdai’s record with Hertha compared to Bruno Labbadia and I don’t see much of a difference between both their teams. The points per game, goals scored, goals conceded are all comparable and it might be too much of a task to turn around Hertha so soon for Dárdai. So I expect in form Frankfurt to win this game 3-1 and that will be my joker pick.


You can find additional Bundesliga Fantasy resources for the 20/21 season here.

Bundesliga Fantasy Player Rankings: Matchday 18

The Hinrunde has come to an end in the Bundesliga and as we gear up to take on the final half of the season in Bundesliga Fantasy, we look at the best players for the week that you could get on unlimited transfers. And as is obvious, Bayern Munich and Leipzig will be the teams to target as they play Schalke and Mainz. All the best to the fantasy managers for the Rückrunde!


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RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Robert LewandowskiFCBVs S0422.9MSchalke have improved a bit since their 8-0 thrashing in the reverse fixture but a rout is still on the cards. I will be disappointed if Lewandowski doesn't get at least 15 points in this game with the form he is in.
2Andre SilvaSGE@DSC17.9MArminia has had some strong defensive displays lately but Silva and Frankfurt are coming in hot after going unbeaten for six games.
3Andrej KramarićTSGVs KOE16.4MA bit streaky but has great potential in this matchup after scoring a hattrick in the reverse fixture.
4Nicolás GonzálezVFB@SCF9.8MSlowly turning into a fantasy favorite, he is well rested and should be motivated against Freiburg. The team that has conceded the most shots in the league after Schalke, Arminia and Augsburg. So he will have plenty of opportunities to score and gain bonus points.
5Emil ForsbergRBL@M0511.4MA bit more goal dependent for points compared to the others on this list, he was the hero in the reverse fixture with a goal and an assist. Finishing on 20 points. One to consider if you expect Leipzig to score a lot of goals.
6Erling Braut HaalandBVB@BMG19MOne of the best strikers in the world is due a goal sooner rather than later but Dortmund simply aren't creating enough chances for him.
7Thomas MüllerFCBVs S0420.5MIt is a three way competition between Müller, Gnabry and Coman if you want to double up on Bayern forwards but the former gets the nod based on form.
8Ermedin DemirovićSCFVs VFB7.4M
9Matheus CunhaBSCVs SVW14.6MHertha haven't scored in their last three Bundesliga games but Cunha has to be the one to turn it around with all the chances that he gets.
10Leon BaileyB04Vs WOB13.8M

Midfielders

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Joshua KimmichFCBVs S0417.5MIt is either him or Sane but only Kimmich is predicted to start and it is too hard to pass up on a Bayern midfielder against Schalke.
2Christopher NkunkuRBL@M0514.8MNkunku isn't predicted to start by Kicker but is a good bet for double digit points if he starts.
3Filip KostićSGE@DSC16.4MIf Silva is to be benched for Jovic as per Kicker, I would like Kostić even more because of his chemistry with the fellow Serbia international.
4Jadon SanchoBVB@BMG19.7MThe arrival of Terzic has had a negative impact on most Dortmund players but Sancho is an exception. He is one of the more in-form players in fantasy currently and has scores above nine points in each of his six games under the caretaker manager at an average of 13.6 points per game.
5Dani OlmoRBL@M0516.5MThe more nailed on pick from the Leipzig midfield and in better fantasy form averaging 12.5 points over the last four games.
6Lars StindlBMGVs BVB15.2MIt is a toss up for who will do better between Stindl and Hofmann when they play together. One for the early kickoff along with Sancho.
7Christoph BaumgartnerTSGVs KOE11.5M
8Vincenzo GrifoSCFVs VFB14MA bit out of form and there are much better options in the same price range this week making him a differential.
9Florian WirtzB04Vs WOB8.3M
10Ritsu DōanDSCVs SGE9.4M




Defenders

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1AngeliñoRBL@M0516.4MThis would be a good game for him to get on the score sheet again.
2Raphaël GuerreiroBVB@BMG16.2MDortmund is essentially M'gladbach's boogie team having won each of the last 12 games against them other across all competitions and Guerreiro could slip in some bonus points and attacking returns if Dortmund are to win.
3Christopher TrimmelFCU@FCA10.7MHe is one yellow card away from suspension but still remains the best option from Union because of his attacking upside.
4Erik DurmSGE@DSC3.5MArminia were helped on by some hapless defending last week and still remain the worst attack in the league.
5Alphonso DaviesFCBVs S0414.1MIt is a roulette for who will start between Davies and Hernandez but the right decision could be a rewarding one against Schalke.
6Nordi MukieleRBL@M0510.5MThe Leipzig wingbacks are as tempting as the attackers but Mukiele is prone to heavy rotation due to the insane depth for RBL on the right.
7Christian GünterSCFVs VFB11.9MGünter's set-pieces might make him a winning pick when one of the best set-piece attacking teams takes on one of the worst set-piece defending ones.
8Borna SosaVFB@SCF4.7MA disappointing outing last time out but the return of Wamangituka and Gonzalez should improve the team and Sosa's returns.
9Felix AguSVW@BSC4.3MAgu has full attacking freedom despite being a rookie and plays Hertha who haven't scored in the last three games.
10Maximilian MittelstädtBSCVs SVW8.3MThis game could go either way but a 0-0 seems like a more likely result than not.

Goalkeepers

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Stefan OrtegaDSCVs SGE6.5MAn outside chance for a cleansheet but plays one of the more attacking teams in the league. So he will have saves atleast.
2Florian MüllerSCFVs VFB3.8M
3Gregor KobelVFB@SCF5.2M
4Rafał GikiewiczFCAVs FCU7.7MA worthy option for the long term but his price could get you two keepers instead of one on unlimited transfers.
5Andreas LutheFCU@FCA5.3MThe best chance for a clean sheet this week amongst keepers on this list.

You can find additional Bundesliga Fantasy resources for the 20/21 season here.

Fantasy Bundesliga: Must-Have/Template Players for Matchday 18

We were surprised by the Fantasy Bundesliga team with unlimited transfers at the end of the Hinrunde sandwiched between the Englische Woche and now we look at some players that will be heavily owned and are worth considering for matchday 18.


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Robert Lewandowski

Lewandowski is owned by “only” 72% so this is for the 28% who don’t. If seven consecutive games with goals scored for a total of 10 goals at an average of 15.5 points per game in Bundesliga Fantasy can’t convince you to shell out whatever it costs to get him in your team then nothing else will.

 

Nicolás González

A good shout for the third forward spot on wildcard, he has spearheaded the dangerous Stuttgart attack with his six goals and two assists in just 11 games. González has scored in six out of seven games this season as a center forward which is his preferred position now and the best part is that he rotates really well with the other forwards such as Lewandowski, Halaand and Kramaric in the upcoming matchdays. Especially with an early fixture against Mainz in matchday 19.

 


Midfielders

 

Christopher Nkunku

This Leipzig attack might not be as lethal as it was before because of Werner’s departure but you will still need some attacking cover from RBL against Mainz. This is one of the most one-sided fixtures in the history of Bundesliga and Leipzig have won each of the last three games while scoring an average of 5.3 goals per game. His current numbers might not be as impressive as those of last season (five goals and 13 assists) but he has played limited minutes this season and has been Leipzig’s best creator almost every game. Nkunku is a bonus points machine and could easily go off in any game.

 

Joshua Kimmich

It is a Bayern midfield dilemma for Fantasy Bundesliga managers with the matchday result of Bayern Munich 8-0 Schalke still afresh in the back of everyone’s head. As it stands, Kimmich and Goretzka are the only midfielders in fantasy predicted to start so Kimmich might be the only option unless Sané somehow manages to make an appearance in the starting XI. Nothing to complain about though since Kimmich had 18 fantasy points and two assists in the reverse fixture. His set-pieces are going to be a dangerous weapon combined with the quality of Lewandowski and Schalke’s defensive fragility.

 

Florian Wirtz

Wirtz might’ve missed a few games recently but everyone was quickly reminded of what he is capable of with his performance against Dortmund last week. He scored a goal, had three shots, four key passes and eventually finished on 20 points. Leverkusen might have some tough games coming up with Wolfsburg and Leipzig next but there is still a possibility that they get six points out of those games with talented players such as Wirtz, Amiri, Bailey and others. 17-year-old Wirtz still remains one of the best midfielders under 10M.

 





Defenders

 

Angeliño

He might’ve cooled down on his goal-scoring antics a bit but still remains an essential player on the best defense in the league. They have the chance to improve their defensive record even more as they play bottom teams such as Mainz, Schalke, Augsburg and Hertha within the next five weeks.

 

Erik Durm

The latest entrant for the budget defender of the year, he is giving Sosa run for his money in the sub 5M segment. Durm is one of the players whose form has massively improved as Frankfurt started winning games again and the world cup winner is now full of confidence and is freely taking shots as well as creating them. He has double-digit returns in three of his last four games and with consecutive games against lower teams such as Arminia, Hertha, Hoffenheim and Koln to come, we can expect more of the same if Frankfurt keep up their winning ways.

 

Felix Agu

The third budget defender in the template team, his spot in here depends totally on the availability of teammate Ludwig Augustinsson. He has made the most of the points for shots in just two Bundesliga starts with scores of 8, 22 and could be a shrewd acquisition with games against Hertha and Schalke next.

 


Goalkeeper

 

Stefan Ortega

The highest scoring keeper in the game, he has kept a clean sheet in four of his last five games while averaging 11.6 points during the same period. Only teams in the top six have conceded fewer goals than Arminia this season (24) and Ortega is the best value even at 6.5M.

 


The Template XI

Bench and other alternatives: Pavao Pervan (Scrub)/Andreas Luthe/Florian Müller (GK), Felix Agu/Christopher Trimmel/Christian Günter (DEF), Lars Stindl/Ritsu Dōan (MID), Filip Kostić/Christoph Baumgartner (MID), Nicolás González/Andrej Kramarić (FWD)

Total team value: 175.4M


Note: The bench isn’t necessarily template and you could replace those spots with differentials instead.


You can find additional Bundesliga Fantasy resources for the 20/21 season here.

Fantasy Bundesliga Differential Picks: Matchday 17

Find out why Wolfsburg player Yannick Gerhardt could be an early gem along with other differential picks in our Fantasy Bundesliga differential picks for matchday 17.


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Saša Kalajdžić Vs Arminia Bielefeld (A)

 

Kalajdzic was the go-to budget forward before he was replaced by Nicolás González due to a string of subpar performances but now replaces him against Arminia since he is suspended for accumulation of yellow cards. The Austrian target man might be rescinded due to the bench but he is having an underrated season with five goals and three assists in 15 games. Six of those games off the bench. Stuttgart boasts the best away record in the league and will look to secure another away victory at the Bielfelder Alm with 4.9M Kalajdzic leading the line.

 

 


Midfielders

 

Yannick Gerhardt Vs FSV Mainz 05 (A)

 

Wolfsburg has always been in the need of a creative midfielder since KDB’s departure after his record-breaking 21 assist season back in 14/15. Many players have tried to fill in but they’ve been unable to so far. In desperation to create some chances, Head coach Oliver Glasner pushed Gerhardt up the pitch as an attacking midfielder. He has had stints as a defensive midfielder and in defence but stitching key-passes and creating goal-scoring opportunities might be his hidden talent. Gerhardt has lead Wolfsburg in key passes over the last two games including six key-passes which resulted in two assists and 15 fantasy points last week against RB Leipzig. He is certainly one to watch as he settles into the playmaker role and could be a budget gem at just 6.5M.

 

 

Ondrej Duda Vs Schalke (A)

 

To say that Koln is due a goal is an understatement. They’ve now failed to score in five Bundesliga games in a row and face the worst defense in the league this week – Schalke. This fixture has, surprisingly, been a goal-scoring one in the past with minimum two goals the last four times these teams met each other. Duda has been filling in out-of-position (OOP) in the absence of striker Sebastian Andersson and will look to exploit the worst set-piece defending team’s vulnerabilities with his free kicks and corner kicks. Teammate Marius Wolf deserves a shout for his recent performances of 10,8,10 at just 4.5M. He is a cheaper entry and offers a higher floor than Duda.

 

 





Defender

 

Jannes Horn Vs Schalke (A)

 

Koln might have conceded five goals in their last away game against Freiburg but they are still the joint second-best away defense in the league with just nine goals conceded. There was some hype that Schalke would turn their season around after the 4-0 win against Hoffenheim – or at least their attack would but they only registered four shots against Frankfurt and scored with the only one on target. These are two bottom teams playing each other but Koln has a much better chance of keeping a clean sheet here than Schalke. If you want to go more budget than 2.2M  Horn then Sava-Arangel Čestić will start and costs just 1M. So you won’t feel anything even if Schalke happen to score.

 

 


Goalkeeper

 

Koen Casteels Vs FSV Mainz (A)

 

Wolfsburg have kept a clean sheet in each of the last four times these sides met and looking at Mainz’s recent performances, I am hopeful that it will be five clean sheets in a row. That being said, saves matter more in this game than clean sheets and Mainz keeper Robin Zentner is another option for his shot-stopping ability.

 

 


Differential XI MD 17


You can find additional Bundesliga Fantasy resources for the 20/21 season here.

 

Bundesliga Fantasy Player Rankings: Matchday 17

Our Bundesliga Fantasy player rankings are here for the first “Englische Woche” of the year and we look at key players from teams such as Wolfsburg and Stuttgart that stand out due to their relatively easier fixtures against Mainz and Arminia Bielefeld respectively.


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RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Robert LewandowskiFCB@FCA22.9MNow make that six consecutive games with goals scored for Lewandowski. No force in Augsburg capable of stopping him from making it seven.
2Erling Braut HaalandBVB@B0419MA rare blank for the golden boy but he only had one shot in the entire game against Mainz since Reus and the others gobbled up most of it.
3Wout WeghorstWOB@M0517.6MThere are few good forwards in the game currently and even fewer with a good matchup this week. Weghorst is one of them.
4Andre SilvaSGE@SCF17.6MThe arrival of Jovic and in brilliant fashion with a brace is sure to disturb the power dynamic up top for Frankfurt. But as long as he remains an option off the bench, it shouldn't concern Silva owners much.
5Thomas MüllerFCB@FCA20.5M
6Ermedin DemirovićSCFVs SGE7.3M
7Saša Kalajdžić VFB@DSC4.9MStuttgart seem like they can only win away from home with the joint best away record and Kalajdžić gets a chance to prove himself again in the absence of top-scorers Wamangituka and González against the most resilient defense outside the top 10.
8Alassane PléaBMGVs SVW15.8MHe has struggled in the Bundesliga this season with just two goals but the slump won't last forever and he is the only forward in this list who has an individual fixture this week.
9Leon BaileyB04Vs BVB13.5M
10Andrej KramarićTSG@BSC16M

Midfielders

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Jonas HofmannBMGVs SVW13.2M
2Filip KostićSGE@SCF16.3MA more safer pick compared to Grifo and his linkup play with fellow Serbian international Luka Jovic is very encouraging.
3Vincenzo GrifoSCFVs SGE13.9M
4Lars StindlBMGVs SVW15.2MA possible double up on two of the best midfielders in the game is certainly a tempting play with two early kickoffs in a row against Bremen and Dortmund.
5Leroy SanéFCB@FCA17.9MKimmich for the floor. Sané for the ceiling.
6Christopher NkunkuRBLVs FCU14.6MLeipzig have failed to score over two goals in a game without Nkunku starting in the XI and his return is set to give the team a huge offensive boost. He was already in top gear in the game against Wolfsburg registering four key passes and finishing on seven points in just 45 minutes.
7Ritsu DōanDSCVs VFB9.1MIt must be exciting owning someone who can easily get double digit points just by bonus but he is one of the more frustrating players to watch since he rarely finishes any of the multiple chances he gets.
8Jadon SanchoBVB@B0419.5M
9Gonzalo CastroVFB@DSC5.5MStuttgart love dominating possession with their strong attacking football whereas Arminia are mostly happy to just sit back. This could invite a lot of pressure from Castro & Co.
10Nadiem AmiriB04Vs BVB13.6M




Defenders

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1AngeliñoRBLVs FCU16.2M
2Borna SosaVFB@DSC4.7MA steady bonus point generator, he is a constant threat with his pin-point crosses and plays the worst attack in the league - Arminia Bielefeld.
3Raphaël GuerreiroBVB@B0416.1M
4Erik DurmSGE@SCF3.6MThese are two in-form teams going up against each other and it could turn into a spam fest with lots of potential bonus for Durm.
5Maximilian MittelstädtBSCVs TSG8.3M
6Maxence LacroixWOB@M054.7MNot much to offer other than a clean sheet and some bonus on budget.
7Alphonso DaviesFCB@FCA14.2MThe Bayern defense has been bad but it is tough to imagine Augsburg scoring.
8Stefan LainerBMGVs SVW10.3M
9Christopher TrimmelFCU@RBL10.8MThe defender with the most assists this season (6), he will always have attacking upside even against the best defense in the league which has conceded five goals over their last two games.
10Christian GünterSCFVs SGE12M

Goalkeepers

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Stefan OrtegaDSCVs VFB6.3MOnly Bayern, Dortmund and Leipzig have taken more shots than Stuttgart and that could only mean one thing for Ortega. Plenty of saves.
2Gregor KobelVFB@DSC5.5M
3Florian MüllerSCFVs SGE3.9MThe best keeper within 4M currently with an average of 7.8 points in his last five games but Flekken's return is right around the corner.
4Robin ZentnerM05Vs WOB4.9M
5Andreas LutheFCU@RBL5.2M

You can find additional Bundesliga Fantasy resources for the 20/21 season here.

Fantasy Bundesliga Differential Picks: Matchday 16

There is a special emphasis on players from lower-ranked teams such as Frankfurt and Arminia this week for our Fantasy Bundesliga differentials this matchday as they take on Schalke and Hoffenheim respectively.


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Patrick Schick Vs Union Berlin (A)

 

Jamaican International Leon Bailey was the go-to forward from Bayer Leverkusen but as his form has cooled down over the past few weeks, the question arises again about who is the best forward in Fantasy Bundesliga from the Die Werkself. If we talk only about this week’s game against Union Berlin then Schick is the perfect match. His towering presence at 6’1″ has made him a threat on the team with the most set-piece goals this season (10) and his opponents for the week are tied for being the second-worst set-piece defending team after Schalke. So he is bound to cause some trouble in the early fixture.

 

Ermedin Demirović Vs Bayern Munich (A)

 

Freiburg currently have the best form in the league winning five games in a row and all of them were against teams in the bottom eight – Arminia, Schalke, Hertha, Hoffenheim and Koln. However, this Bayern Munich defense has been mediocre, to say the least having failed to keep a clean sheet in their last 10 Bundesliga games and only teams in the bottom eight have conceded more goals than them (24). Ermedin Demirović will be high on confidence after scoring or assisting in each of his last three games and given the contrasting form of both teams, any result is possible here. Game on!

 


Midfielders

 

Mateo Klimowicz Vs Borussia M’gladbach (H)

 

The son of former Wolfsburg and Borussia Dortmund player Diego Klimowicz, Mateo Klimowicz has just begun his Bundesliga career with VfB Stuttgart and already ranks third for shots on target for the team. From a Bundesliga Fantasy perspective, he is averaging 8.8 points when he starts without a goal or assist and is a great budget option for just 1.9M. However, he is bound to rotate with Didavi and Coulibaly occasionally so you could look at Castro (5.5M) if holding a player for the long term takes priority.

 

Ritsu Dōan Vs Hoffenheim (A)

 

Another player for whom the bulk of his fantasy points is made up of bonus, Ritsu Dōan leads Arminia in every offensive category – goals, assists, shots, key passes and dribbles. Schalke were the worst offensive team in the league and they were able to expose Hoffenheim’s defensive frailties in a 4-0 thrashing. Arminia Bielefeld will be hopeful of three points in this game and their most dangerous player has to be involved if they are to score.

 





Defender

 

Cedric Brunner Vs Hoffenheim (A)

 

Hoffenheim’s firepower was on display in the first two matchdays of the season when Kramarić scored a hattrick against Koln in a 2-3 win and when they beat Bayern 4-1 the next week. Fast forward 13 matchdays later and they have now failed to score in a loss against the worst defense in the league in Schalke. In a change of fortunes, newcomers Arminia began the season as punching bags for the already established teams but now they have kept a clean sheet in two of their last three games. Arminia Bielefeld’s right-back Cedric Brunner will have a good opportunity to add another clean sheet to his name when these two teams meet each other and could be a bargain at 4.2M.

 


Goalkeeper

 

Jiri Pavlenka Vs FC Augsburg (H)

 

There are few decent keepers to choose from in Fantasy Bundesliga that are owned by 5% or less but Pavlenka is a good shout for a cleansheet against an Augsburg team where their forwards last scored a goal on matchday 6 in October (Hahn against Mainz).

 


Differential XI MD 16


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