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Fantasy Bundesliga:
Must-haves and differentials for Matchday 26

By Christian Andrick

Ahead of Matchday 26, 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.
Alassane Plea.
Alassane Plea.Photo: Borussia Mönchengladbach
1. FC Union Berlin v. VfB Stuttgart:


M: Borna Sosa, Defender (VFB, 11.2M, 8%) - It hasn't been quite as prolific a season as last year, but Sosa has been putting in more quality performances as of late. In his last four games, he has two assists and has taken four shots. That also coincides with his double digit Fantasy points in three of his last four games as well.

D: Sheraldo Becker, Forward (FCU, 6M, 0%) - Becker has been deployed in his much more preferred forward role in the last two matches after starting in the midfield for the last four weeks. He rewarded his skipper with a goal and an assist in the match two weeks ago and will hope to pull off the same again.

Sport-Club Freiburg v. VfL Wolfsburg:

M: Vincenzo Grifo, Midfielder (SCF, 16M, 7%) - Coming off arguably his worst game of the season last matchday against Red Bull, there is nowhere else Grifo can go but up. Freiburg have still been playing well despite Grifo’s lackluster performances lately. Let’s hope the last game was a shock to the system and he picks it up for the rest of the year.

D: Bartosz Bialek, Forward (WOB, 2M, 0%) - Bialek got his first start of the season last weekend and made the most of his opportunities. He took four shots with two of them on target against Union.


TSG Hoffenheim v. FC Bayern München:

M: Leroy Sané, Forward (FCB, 17.3M, 8%) - In his last three games including Champions League, Sané has two goals and two assists and has basically put to rest any doubts he had that he couldn't be a standout player for Bayern.

D: Ihlas Bebou, Forward (TSG, 9.3M, 1%) - Bebou and Hoffenheim’s only chance is hoping Bayern are not 100% focused after coming off their Champions League demolition of Salzburg. They could catch them sleeping at the back once or twice.

FC Augsburg v. 1. FSV Mainz 05:

X: POSTPONED

Borussia Mönchengladbach v. Hertha BSC:

M: Alassane Pléa, Forward (BMG, 15.2M, 2%) - Pléa has been fantastic for Gladbach lately. In their last five games, all starts, Pléa has two goals and four assists and has generally been an absolute playmaker during the game. Ride him while he is hot.

D: Marcus Thuram, Forward (BMG, 12.8M, 0%) - Hertha have been dreadful recently, having not won a game in eight while also conceding 23 goals in that time. Gladbach could run rampant in this matchup.

Bayer 04 Leverkusen v. 1. FC Köln:

M: Florian Wirtz, Midfielder (B04, 15M, 30%) - After a blockbuster season to date, Wirtz has cooled off a little bit over the last month. He finally got on the stat sheet with an assist in their Europa League midweek fixture for the first time since February 12th. Hopefully that was a confidence booster and returns to his phenomenal ways in league play.

D: Amine Adli, Midfielder (B04, 8.8M, 0%) - Adli played a great match against Bayern and was very active in front of goal, taking five shots against Germany’s #1. He should get another rare start out on the wings and has a much easier opponent this time.

Eintracht Frankfurt v. VfL Bochum 1848:

M: Jesper Lindström, Midfielder (SGE, 9.4M, 4%) - Lindström is on a great run of form right now. In his last two games including Europa League, he has a goal and an assist while overall dominating in the run of play. He is slowly turning into one of, if not the player of the season for Frankfurt.

D: Eduard Löwen, Midfielder (BOC, 6.2M, 0%) - Löwen has started the last two matches after scoring a goal off the bench the week before. He is always looking for a goal and has taken six shots in his last three games as well.

Borussia Dortmund v. DSC Arminia Bielefeld:

M: Julian Brandt, Midfielder (BVB, 12.1M, 5%) - Although Brandt hasn't been as deadly in front of goal lately, he has been quite the provider, sending in an outstanding 12 crosses in just the last two games alone. Haaland not being on the end of most of those crosses is what's holding back his assist numbers.

D: Gonzalo Castro, Midfielder (DSC, 4.9M, 0%) - Whenever you get to match up with an old squad usually brings an extra level of excitement and nerves, especially when some of your best days were with that club. Castro will undoubtedly give his all against his former squad and maybe something magnificent will come of it.

SpVgg Greuther Fürth v. RB Leipzig:

M: Angeliño, Defender (RBL, 15M, 15%) - Angeliño has played well his last two matches, grabbing a goal last week and sending in 12 total crosses over those games. Red Bull is a different squad under Tedesco and will make a strong run towards the finish line.

D: Yussuf Poulsen, Forward (RBL, 11.1M, 1%) - Poulsen has started the last two games for Leipzig and has a great chance of getting on the scoreboard against a Fürth team that despite their heart, just won't be able to hang with a team fighting to get back into the Champions league places.

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