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Fantasy Bundesliga tips: Matchday 2

By Rune Gjerulff

Here are our Fantasy Bundesliga tips for Matchday 2.

Laszlo Benes.
Laszlo Benes.Photo: Borussia Mönchengladbach
Expensive stars such as Marcel Halstenberg (RB Leipzig, defender, 14.4M), Serge Gnabry (Bayern München, midfielder, 15.4), Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund, 16.4M) and Kai Havertz (Bayer Leverkusen, 16.4M) all lived up to their high price tags on Matchday 1, and they obviously remain great options.

In this article, however, we focus on cheaper players who could offer great value as differentials for Matchday 2.


Goalkeepers:

Zack Steffen (Fortuna Düsseldorf, 7.4M) remains a great option in goal after making a string of saves in Fortuna's 3-1 win over Werder Bremen on Matchday 1. The same goes for Alexander Schwolow (SC Freiburg, 9.2M), although he's a little more expensive.


Defenders:

Quite surprisingly, Nico Schlotterbeck (SC Freiburg, 3.3M) was in Freiburg's line-up when they beat Mainz 3-0 while Dominique Heintz had to settle for the bench, and the young centre-back could start again when Freiburg face Paderborn on Saturday after being heavily praised by his coach, Christian Streich.

Markus Suttner (Fortuna Düsseldorf, 3.9M) and Mads Pedersen (FC Augsburg, 4.9M) are other cheap defenders to consider. Suttner played as a winger in Fortuna's 3-1 win over Werder while Pedersen set up a goal in Augsburg's 1-5 defeat to Borussia Dortmund. 'Die Függerstädter' face much easier opposition this time around as they take on newly-promoted Union Berlin at home.

Hertha full-backs Maximilian Mittelstädt (6.8M) and Lukas Klünter (6.9M) should also offer good value for price. If you're willing to spend a little more,Jonathan Schmid (SC Freiburg, 9.4M) and Stefan Lainer (Gladbach, 10.1M) are definitely also worth considering after they put in impressive performances on Matchday 1.


Midfielders:

Priced at just 3.1 million, Gladbach's Laszlo Benes (Gladbach, 3.1M) is a great option in midfield. The 21-year-old was one of the better performing Gladbach players in their 0-0 draw with Schalke 04 on Matchday 1, taking several shots from distance, and it's worth noting that when 'Die Fohlen' were awarded a free-kick at the edge of the box during the second half, Benes took it.

After scoring and making an assist against Werder Bremen, Kenan Karaman (Fortuna Düsseldorf, 6M) could be worth taking a punt on, with Fortuna facing a Bayer Leverkusen side who were in huge trouble defensively in their 3-2 win over SC Paderborn on Matchday 1.

Daichi Kamada (Eintracht Frankfurt, 6.2M), who costs just a little more, looks like great value for money after featuring at the offensive midfield position against Hoffenheim last week. Vladimir Darida (Hertha BSC, 6.9M) and Felix Klaus (VfL Wolfsburg, 7.2M) are other cheap options in midfield to consider.


Strikers:

Although Brandon Borello (SC Freiburg, 3M) is listed as a striker in-game, he actually plays as a winger. Despite that, he could be worth a punt if you're looking for a cheap option up top, particularly considering Freiburg have games against newly-promoted SC Paderborn and FC Köln coming up.

With Milot Rashica ruled out for several weeks with an injury, Josh Sargent (Werder Bremen, 4M) could be handed a start, although he faces competition from Niclas Füllkrug. Under all circumstances, the U.S. international is player worth monitoring with his low price tag. Johannes Eggestein (Werder Bremen, 7.2M), who scored on Matchday 1, is another fairly cheap option from Werder.

After scoring on Matchday 1, Florian Niederlechner (FC Augsburg, 8.2M) could be worth taking a punt on - for one match, at least - with 'Die Függerstädter' taking on newly-promoted Union Berlin at home.

If you have a little more to spend on a striker, you could bring in Luca Waldschmidt (SC Freiburg, 11.3M) or Wout Weghorst (VfL Wolfsburg, 13.3M) who both scored on Matchday 1.


Playing Fantasy Bundesliga? Check out our predicted line-ups for Matchday 2 here and feel free to join the Bulinews league here.

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