Must-haves and differentials for Matchday 20
By Christian Andrick
Ahead of Matchday 20, 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.
|Julian Brandt.||Photo: Borussia Dortmund|
M: Patrick Wimmer, Midfielder (WOB, 11.6M, 11%) - Wimmer has scored double digit Fantasy points in two of his last four games, recording one goal and two assists over that time frame. A match with severely underperforming Schalke should create an opportunity for a huge Fantasy points haul for Wimmer.
D: Mattias Svanberg, Midfielder (WOB, 11.3M, 1%) - Svanberg had an impressive game against Bayern and was able to amass 16 Fantasy points in a 4-2 loss. His second double digit outing in three games, Svanberg is certainly grabbing the attention of many.
FC Bayern München v. VfL Bochum 1848:
M: Joao Cancelo, Defender (FCB, 12M, 22%) - An assist on your debut will certainly get you in the good graces of the fans. Cancelo looks to have settled in just fine in Munich after leaving Man City. On discount at 12M from 13.3M is also a steal.
D: Thomas Müller, Forward (FCB, 15.4M, 1%) - Müller grabbed his first goal in months last weekend while recording an assist the match before, something he hasn't done in back to back games since October. Having now started two games in a row for the first time since November, Müller should start to see himself in the starting lineup more often.
Sport-Club Freiburg v. VfB Stuttgart:
M: Michael Gregoritsch, Forward (SCF, 10.2M, 4%) - Last week was just a terrible match for Freiburg against Dortmund that they must forget about. The week prior, Gregoritsch grabbed a goal and will have to do the same this weekend if Freiburg wants to end this slump.
D: Chris Führich, Midfielder (VFB, 7.6M, 0%) - Freiburg’s defense has been leaky lately so Stuttgart has a great chance of knocking in a goal. Führich has one goal on seven shots in his last two games, making this match a prime chance to grab another.
1. FSV Mainz 05 v. FC Augsburg:
M: Mërgim Berisha, Forward (FCA, 9.8M, 0%) - Berisha has been on a tear lately, notching double digit Fantasy points and a goal in his last three games in a row. A fourth game will be tough but Mainz’s defense hasn't been spectacular by any means.
D: Ludovic Ajorque, Forward (M05, 8M, 0%) - A new face to the league, Ajorque has picked up the pace in the last two games, getting a start in each after recently transferring from Strasbourg. He had two shots on goal last match against Union so it is only a matter of time before he gets his first.
TSG Hoffenheim v. Bayer 04 Leverkusen:
M: Andrej Kramarić, Forward (TSG, 13.9M, 1%) - Hoffenheim are in trouble but have just hired Matarazzo as their new coach. Sometimes teams play on another level once a new manager comes in so there is a chance Hoffenheim can turn their fortunes around. If they want to succeed, Kramarić will have to start scoring like he used to.
D: Amine Adli, Forward (B04, 8.8M, 1%) - Leverkusen have lost two in a row and must make some changes if they want to move up from mid-table. No one looks impressive on the squad at the moment but atleast Adli has started three of the last four and has shown he can produce by his goal and assist performance four games ago against Gladbach.
SV Werder Bremen v. Borussia Dortmund:
M: Julian Brandt, Midfielder (BVB, 14.9M, 12%) - Brandt has been on fire, scoring double digit Fantasy points in three of his last four games. He has achieved those points by scoring once and assisting twice during that time. He also takes the majority of corners for Dortmund as well.
D: Jens Stage, Midfielder (SVW, 6.1M, 0%) - Stage has played well over Bremen’s two game win streak, accumulating 17 Fantasy points over the two games. A relatively cheap price makes him an intriguing pickup.
RB Leipzig v. 1. FC Union Berlin:
M: Dominik Szoboszlai, Midfielder (RBL, 15M, 54%) - Although he did not have his best game last week against the Billy Goats, Szoboszlai still has two goals and an assist since the break. A fierce matchup with Union will require the absolute best from Szoboszlai if the Red Bulls want to come away with points.
D: Kevin Behrens, Forward (FCU, 5.2M, 0%) - Behrens has scored twice in the last three games and has helped Union rise to within a point of leaders Bayern. He has started the last three as well for the first time all season and shows no signs of slowing down. His low price and ownership means he could make a huge difference going forward if his stellar form continues.
Hertha BSC v. Borussia Mönchengladbach:
M: Lars Stindl, Midfielder (BMG, 11.2M, 8%) - Stindl has been fantastic, scoring three goals and an assist since the break, keeping Gladbach within reach of European aspirations. He was very unlucky to not come away with a goal last week against Schalke, taking five shots in the draw.
D: Nico Elvedi, Defender (BMG, 9.5M, 1%) - Hertha have been awful recently, losing their last four in a row. Gladbach have a great chance of a clean sheet and running up the score as well. Elvedi is known to make his presence known on the attacking end of the field.
1. FC Köln v. Eintracht Frankfurt:
M: Mario Götze, Midfielder (SGE, 10.6M, 6%) - Götze has not scored since October or assisted since November, but was dangerously close to both against Hertha last week. A couple more chances and he will certainly be seeing his name on the scoresheet soon.
D: Steffen Tigges, Forward (KOE, 4.2M, 1%) - With Selke’s injury, Tigges should get starting minutes as one of the few healthy forwards for the Billy Goats. He has been very streaky with his goal scoring but has grabbed two braces this season.
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