Here are our Fantasy Bundesliga picks for Matchday 29.
|Marco Reus.||Photo: Borussia Dortmund|
Marco Reus (midfielder), Borussia Dortmund - 19.7M
Borussia Dortmund will be eager to prove themselves after last week's hurtful 0-5 loss to Bayern München, and they have a good chance of bouncing back when they take on Mainz at home on Saturday. Mainz may have won their last game 5-0 against Freiburg, but this will be an entirely different challenge for Sandro Schwarz's team. BVB are undefeated at home in the Bundesliga this season while Mainz have had a lot of problems away from home and have lost their last five away games in the league by 2-17 in total. Dortmund still have everything to play for in the title race with Bayern while Mainz are safely placed in mid-table with no risk of being relegated and with no chance of qualifying for Europe at the same time. Marco Reus is a very expensive player to bring in at 19.7 million, but with his huge importance for Dortmund and a nice run of fixtures coming up, he should be worth bringing in for the rest of the season.
Ishak Belfodil (striker), Hoffenheim - 11.5M
We recommended Ishak Belfodil for Matchday 28, and he then went on to score a hat-trick in Hoffenheim's 4-0 win over Augsburg. And he remains a great option with Julian Nagelsmann's side facing Hertha BSC at home this time around. While Hoffenheim have won their last two games convincingly, Hertha have really struggled in recent weeks. Pal Dardai's troops have lost four games in a row, and they seem likely to continue their struggles against an in-form Hoffenheim side.
Goncalo Paciencia (striker), Frankfurt - 5.3M
Paciencia has looked really impressive whenever he has been given the chance recently, and with both Ante Rebic and Sebastien Haller doubtful, he should be in the line-up when Frankfurt face struggling Augsburg on Sunday. Most recently, the Portuguese striker scored in Thursday's 2-4 defeat to Benfica in the Europa League after he replaced Ante Rebic who looked to have picked up an injury. At this point, the extent of Rebic's injury is still unclear, but Frankfurt coach Adi Hütter is unlikely to risk the Croatian international with the return leg against Benfica coming up next week. Frankfurt have won their last six games in the Bundesliga, and they are considered huge favourites against Augsburg who haven't won a league match away from home since October. 'Die Fuggerstädter' sacked Manuel Baum as head coach and replaced him with Martin Schmidt during this week, and the former Wolfsburg coach will face a very difficult task in his first game at his new club.
Here are our predicted Bundesliga line-ups for Matchday 29.