Fantasy Bundesliga tips: Matchday 8
By Rune Gjerulff @runegjerulff
Here are our Fantasy Bundesliga tips for Matchday 8.
|Marcel Sabitzer (left) is the highest-scoring Fantasy Bundesliga midfielder so far.||Photo: GEPA Pictures/Roger Petzsche|
Pavao Pervan (Wolfsburg, 2.1M) should play at least one more game before Koen Casteels will be back in goal for Wolfsburg, but Robin Zentner (Mainz, 2.1M) looks like the better pick at the same price.
Leopold Zingerle (Paderborn, 5.4M) has emerged as a possibility after being given the nod instead of Jannik Huth against Mainz on Matchday 7.
Timo Horn (FC Köln, 7.1M), Frederik Rønnow (Eintracht Frankfurt, 7.3M) and Zack Steffen (Fortuna Düsseldorf, 7.4M) look like solid picks if you're willing to spend a little more.
Noah Katterbach (FC Köln, 1M) made his Bundesliga debut on Matchday 7 and should start at left-back once again, with Jonas Hector (FC Köln, 11.2M) continuing in midfield where he covers for the injured Birger Verstraete. The Köln captain racked up 17 points last time around and looks like a decent option as well.
Luca Killian (Paderborn, 1.1M) and Christopher Lenz (Union Berlin, 1.8M) are two other options to consider if you're looking for cheap starters.
Lukas Klünter (Hertha BSC, 6.7M) has done well for Hertha in their recent games and looks like a solid pick at 6.7 million.
Niko Gießelmann (Fortuna Düsseldorf, 7.9M) takes both corners and free-kicks for Fortuna Düsseldorf and could prove to be a nice differential, with 'Die Flingeraner' having a nice run of fixtures coming up.
It's also worth looking at Daniel Brosinski (Mainz, 9.1M), who is on penalty duty for Mainz, and Pavel Kaderabek (Hoffenheim, 11.2M) who plays as a right midfielder despite being listed as a defender in-game.
Gladbach have some tough fixtures coming up, but priced at just 3.6 million, Laszlo Benes (Gladbach, 3.6M) might still be a good pick.
Cauly Oliveira Souza (Paderborn, 5.3M) has been among Paderborn's stand-out performers this season and could be a nice differential for the upcoming rounds.
Florian Kainz (FC Köln, 6.1M) and Ellyes Skhiri (FC Köln, 8.4M) are two options from FC Köln worth looking at.
The in-form Amine Harit (Schalke 04, 8.8M) remains a solid pick while Hertha have a handful of tasty options in Vladimir Darida (Hertha BSC, 7.5M), Marius Wolf (Hertha BSC, 8.1M), and Javairo Dilrosun (Hertha BSC, 11.4).
Nadiem Amiri (Leverkusen, 11.7M), who made his international debut for Germany last week, is starting to settle in at Leverkusen, having racked up a total of 38 points in his last three games for 'Die Werkself'.
Finally, it's worth mentioning Marcel Sabitzer (RB Leipzig, 13.3M). The RB Leipzig star is the highest-scoring Fantasy midfielder so far and offers good value for money at 13.3 million.
There aren't really any obvious up front for Matchday 8 (apart from Robert Lewandowski, of course), but Simon Terodde (FC Köln, 8.9M), Vedad Ibisevic (Hertha BSC, 9M) and Robin Quaison (Mainz, 10.5M) are all potential differentials.
Playing Fantasy Bundesliga? Check out our predicted line-ups for Matchday 8 here and feel free to join the Bulinews league here.