Fantasy Bundesliga tips:
10 players to consider for Matchday 21
By Rune Gjerulff @runegjerulff
Here are 10 players you should consider bringing into your Fantasy Bundesliga team for Matchday 21.
|Max Kruse.||Photo: © Superbass / CC-by-SA 4.0 (via Wikimedia Commons)|
Instead, we will highlight players with a maximum ownership percentage of 15%, who could offer great value as differentials for Matchday 21.
Niko Giesselmann, Union Berlin (Defender, 5.2M, 14%)
After emerging as one of the most popular defenders in the game in the first half of the season, Giesselmann has drifted in an out of the starting line-up in 2022, which has seen him dropped by many Fantasy Bundesliga managers. But since Union only play one game per week until March, the 30-year-old looks unlikely to be rotated out of the starting eleven in the weeks to come. Despite costing just 5.2 million, Giesselmann is the sixth-highest scoring defender in the game, and he has a tasty fixture against struggling Augsburg coming up.
Jérôme Roussillon, Wolfsburg (Defender, 6.6M, 7%)
Having taken just two points out of a possible 27 since the start of November, Wolfsburg are in deep trouble and desperately need a win against bottom-placed Greuther Fürth this week. Unlike their opponents, Fürth have actually improved in recent weeks, but Wolfsburg are still seen as huge favorites. If you back Florian Kohfeldt's troops to put an end to their poor run of form, Roussillon could be a great pick. The Frenchman costs just 6.6 million, plays as a left wing-back and has taken 22 points from Wolfsburg's last two games.
Evan Ndicka, Frankfurt (Defender, 10.8M, 3%)
To the surprise of many, Frankfurt fell to a 0-2 defeat at home to Arminia Bielefeld on Matchday 20, but Ndicka still managed to score 13 points. The 22-year-old has picked up seven points per game on average this season and plays for a Frankfurt side with a favorable run of fixtures.
Patrick Wimmer, Arminia Bielefeld (Midfielder, 5.8M, 4%)
Wimmer was the second-highest scoring player on Matchday 20 as he amassed 20 points after scoring and providing an excellent rabona assist in Bielefeld's 2-0 victory over Frankfurt. Looking at the last three matchdays, only Thomas Müller and Robert Lewandowski have delivered better returns than the promising winger, who could cause real damage against out-of-form Gladbach this week.
Jesper Lindstrøm, Frankfurt (Midfielder, 8.7M, 5%)
Although Lindstrøm didn't do as well as many Fantasy Bundesliga managers had hoped last week as Frankfurt lost to Bielefeld, he still managed to score eight points. The Danish winger has been a consistent source of points for weeks, and his returns will be even better if he can improve his ruthlessness in front of goal. The fact that Frankfurt have a nice run of fixtures doesn't make him any less attractive.
Corentin Tolisso, Bayern (Midfielder, 9.6M, 2%)
Tolisso has scored in each of his last two games, which have seen him pick up a whopping 28 points in total. With a price of 9.6 million, the Frenchman offers a cheap route into Bayern's midfield, with Leon Goretzka still out indefinitely.
Jonas Hofmann, Gladbach (Midfielder, 14.5M, 3%)
Gladbach are in terrible form, and Max Eberl's decision to step back as sporting director after more than 13 years in charge hasn't helped their situation. Therefore, it makes sense to steer clear of players from 'Die Fohlen' at the moment. However, especially since Gladbach actually have a favorable schedule, the recently returned Jonas Hofmann could be worth a punt. Having picked up 10 points on average this season, the German international scored seven goals before he had to go under the knife in December. He made his return against Union Berlin on Matchday 20, providing an assist in Gladbach's somewhat unlucky 1-2 defeat.
Ishak Belfodil, Hertha BSC (Striker, 6.2M, 0%)
Hertha have been utterly uninspiring in 2022, but Ishak Belfodil has been one of their bright spots. The Algerian forward showcased his potential earlier this season in Hertha's 3-2 win over Dortmund on Matchday 17, which saw him score and set up a goal. With Hertha facing Bochum and Greuther Fürth in their next two matches, he could be a great differential.
Rafael Borré, Frankfurt (Striker, 9.5M, 2%)
Borré had either scored or assisted in six consecutive Bundesliga games before Frankfurt's disappointing 0-2 defeat at the hands of Arminia Bielefeld on Matchday 20, which saw his impressive spell come to an end. The 26-year-old still had plenty of goal attempts in that game, though, and was a bit unlucky not to get on the scoresheet once more. With Frankfurt looking at an attractive schedule, Borré should remain on your radar.
Max Kruse, Wolfsburg (Striker, 13.2M, 2%)
In one of the most surprising moves of the January transfer window, Max Kruse re-joined his former club Wolfsburg, signing a contract until 2023 with the struggling Wolves. Kruse knows Wolfsburg coach Florian Kohfeldt from their joint time at Werder, and he has been a key player for every club he has player for through his unique career. In other words: if anyone can get Wolfsburg back on track, it's him.
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