Must-haves and differentials for Matchday 15
By Christian Andrick
Ahead of Matchday 15, we have highlighted a must-have player (M) and a differential pick (D) from each game that you should consider for your Fantasy Bundesliga team.
M: Anthony Modeste, Forward (KOE, 8.5M, 9%) - Modeste has now gone three games without a goal, although it has not been for a lack of effort. During the three game stretch, he has taken eight shots with four of them on target. The only other time he went three games scoreless this season, he bounced back with two goals to break the streak. He could easily repeat that feat and a Friday night fixture is always a plus as well.
D: Michael Gregoritsch, Forward (FCA, 6.3M, 0%) - Gregoritsch should get his first start of the season in what would be only his eighth appearance of the year. Scoring in back to back games has been a blast from the Fantasy past and a healthy Gregoritsch can provide some lethal finishing. Time will tell which version we will see.
RB Leipzig v. Borussia Mönchengladbach:
M: Andre Silva, Forward (RBL, 15.4M, 8%) - Silva is finally starting to turn the corner with Red Bull, notching his third goal in four games in all competitions including UCL. While certainly playing better in the Champions League, Silva is ramping up the pace at an important point of the season. With Domenico Tedesco appointed the new manager, maybe there is even better things to come.
D: Alassane Plea, Forward (BMG, 13.9M, 1%) - Gladbach were absolutely embarrassed by Freiburg last weekend. There really is nowhere else to go but up. Plea has started the last five games and scored twice during that span so not all is to be given up on.
Sport-Club Freiburg v. TSG Hoffenheim:
M: Vincenzo Grifo, Midfielder (SCF, 14.4M, 6%) - That is now three straight games and five out of his last seven with double digit Fantasy points. That includes one goal and five assists over that time frame. Absolutely outstanding in one sense but also the feeling that he has more to offer on the other hand.
D: Georginio Rutter, Forward (TSG, 8M, 0%) - The French teenager has broken onto the scene in the last two matches, grabbing three goals and an assist in some inspiring performances. Hoffenheim has nothing to lose starting the young man for the next few weeks before the winter break.
Hertha BSC v. DSC Arminia Bielefeld:
M: Stevan Jovetic, Forward (BSC, 10.1M, 1%) - In two starts since November 7th, Jovetic has three goals. With a brace in their last match he also looks to have brought a new breath of life into a team desperate for change. If he can stay healthy, Hertha look like a better team going forward.
D: Patrick Wimmer, Midfielder (DSC, 4.5M, 0%) - Wimmer has looked great in his last four starts for Bielefeld, grabbing two assists in the process. A keen eye for goal has let him down slightly as he could have few of those as well over the last few weeks.
VfL Bochum 1848 v. Borussia Dortmund:
M: Jude Bellingham, Midfielder (BVB, 12.9M, 26%) - Bellingham is in some great form right now, grabbing two assists in their last match against Bayern. He has also been searching more for goals, taking six shots in his last three Bundesliga matches.
D: Gerrit Holtmann, Midfielder (BOC, 5.3M, 1%) - Holtmann is clearly loving life in Bochum and lately he has been showing that on the field. In just his last three matches, Holtmann has one goal and three assists while Bochum have also won three out of their last four games. This game will not be a walk over for Dortmund.
FC Bayern München v. 1 FSV Mainz 05:
M: Leroy Sane, Forward (FCB, 16.1M, 7%) - Sane is coming off a fantastic Champions League performance against Barcelona and should translate that success right into the next match against Mainz. In his last two league matches alone, Sane has taken nine shots with three on target, resulting in one goal.
D: Karim Onisiwo, Forward (M05, 8.2M, 0%) - Mainz’s only hope is that Burkhardt or Onisiwo can catch form and possibly score a few goals. Burkhardt has been receiving all the praise and attention lately, and rightfully so, but Onisiwo can possibly run under the radar for this match.
VfL Wolfsburg v. VfB Stuttgart:
M: Maxence Lacroix, Defender (WOB, 10.5M, 10%) - Even in a 3-0 loss and giving up an own goal, Lacroix was still able to score nine Fantasy points, racking up 12 points alone in Won Duels. When on his game, he is one of the best in the league and looks to have possibly gotten over the hump of mediocre play that has plagued him lately.
D: Omar Marmoush, Forward (VFB, 4M, 1%) - In only seven starts and appearances this year, Marmoush has been very productive, scoring twice and assisting twice. An impressive goal last week on three shots should only keep his confidence high going forward.
SpVgg Greuther Fürth v. 1. FC Union Berlin:
M: Taiwo Awoniyi, Forward (FCU, 9.1M, 4%) - Fürth has let in 17 goals in their last three games. Expect much of the same against Union and an on fire Awoniyi.
D: Grischa Prömel, Midfielder (FCU, 5.8M, 0%) - He does not have any assists this year but should be creating plenty in this match.
Eintracht Frankfurt v. Bayer 04 Leverkusen:
M: Filip Kostic, Midfielder (SGE, 16.7M, 16%) - Kostic has scored double digit Fantasy points in four of his last five games and continues to push for top Fantasy midfielder in the game.
D: Amine Adli, Midfielder (B04, 8.3M, 0%) - Since making himself a regular in the starting lineup for the last few weeks, Adli has turned into a legitimate threat. In the last three league games, Adli has scored twice and assisted once as Leverkusen continue their hot streak.
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