Here are our Fantasy Bundesliga tips for matchday nine.
|Achraf Hakimi (right).||Photo: Кирилл Венедиктов/Soccer.ru/CC-by-SA 3.0|
Achraf Hakimi (Borussia Dortmund), defender - 9.7M
The Moroccan full-back has been very impressive lately and delivered a five-star performance in the 4-0 win against Atlético Madrid on Wednesday in which he made three assists. It's currently hard to find a defender that offers a bigger offensive threat than the 19-year-old who simply looks a great pick at the moment. If you're looking to bring in another player from Dortmund, Jadon Sancho (midfielder, 9.6M), who has contributed with a goal or an assist in his last six games for the BVB, is worth considering.
Jonas Hofmann (Borussia Mönchengladbach), midfielder - 9.5M
Hofmann was also mentioned in our Fantasy Bundesliga article last week, and the midfielder certainly lived up to the expectations as he bagged a hattrick against Mainz. With the form that Hofmann and Gladbach are currently in, and tasty fixtures against Freiburg and Fortuna Düsseldorf coming up, it's hard to look past him. Alassane Plea (striker, 11.8M) and Thorgan Hazard (striker, 14.5M) remain other viable options from Gladbach.
Kerem Demirbay (Hoffenheim), midfielder - 11.1M
After returning from injury, Hoffenheim's number 10 has excelled lately with the 25-year-old delivering an assist in each of his club's past two games against FC Nürnberg and Olympique Lyon. Demirbay, who is the club's preferred set-piece taker, isn't just capable of producing assists, but has also shown over the past few seasons that he can score goals himself. With 'Die Kraichgauer' taking on crisis-hit Stuttgart at home, he could certainly be worth a punt. Another Hoffenheim player to look at is Reiss Nelson (striker, 2.2M). The Arsenal loanee started and scored twice against FC Nürnberg, but was left out of the line-up against Lyon in midweek. While Nelson isn't a certain starter this matchday, he certainly has the ability to hurt Stuttgart if he's given the chance.
Serge Gnabry (Bayern München), midfielder - 11.9M
It looks like the former Arsenal player is starting to get used to life at Bayern München. The winger has been in Bayern München's line-up for the past two games and was unlucky not to score or make an assist in the 2-0 win over AEK Athens in midweek in which he was arguably the team's best player. Gnabry, who was highly impressive on loan at Hoffenheim last season, looks set to keep his place in the starting eleven against Mainz and will be eager to continue his fine form.
Click here to see our predicted Bundesliga line-ups for matchday nine.