Fantasy Bundesliga tips: Matchday 31
By Rune Gjerulff @runegjerulff
Here are our Fantasy Bundesliga tips for Matchday 31.
|Leon Goretzka has been in excellent form recently.||Photo: Rufus46, CC BY-SA 3.0|
Instead, we will highlight players with a lower ownership percentage, who could offer great value as differentials for Matchday 31.
With Florian Kastenmeier (Fortuna Düsseldorf, 1M) and Andreas Luthe (Augsburg, 1.5M) playing on Saturday and Sunday respectively, bringing them both in would give your the opportunity to switch between two bargain goalkeepers throughout the weekend.
If you are willing to invest more in the goalkeeper department, you could go with Florian Müller (Mainz, 5.4M) instead of Luthe and/or Timo Horn (FC Köln, 5.8M) instead of Kastenmeier.
Noah Katterbach (FC Köln, 1M) was dropped to the bench last time around, but is widely expected to be back in the starting eleven against Union Berlin. Priced at just 1 million, he could enable you to bring in more expensive Fantasy assets.
Playing as a winger despite being listed as a defender, Ismail Jakobs (FC Köln, 1.7M) is another low-cost option from Köln worth considering, provided he overcomes a minor injury and is fit to play.
Peter Pekarik (Hertha BSC, 2M) and Raphael Framberger (Augsburg, 4M) are other viable options if you're looking to bring in a cheap defender.
With Marvin Plattenhardt expected to be back at left-back for Hertha, Maximilian Mittelstädt (Hertha BSC, 7.5M) should be pushed forward to the left-wing position.
Ludwig Augustinsson (Werder Bremen, 8.1M) was back in the starting eleven on Matchday 30, scoring an impressive 14 points despite his team's 0-1 loss to Wolfsburg. With Werder in desperate need of a win against relegation rivals Paderborn, Augustinsson could be a key player for 'The Green-Whites'.
After a brief spell on the bench, Angelino (RB Leipzig, 8.9M) has started two games in a row, and with Dayot Upamecano suspended, the Manchester City loanee should keep hit spot in the starting eleven against a Hoffenheim side that parted company with head coach Alfred Schreuder earlier this week. Since the game is played on Friday, you will be able to see whether Angelino is in the starting eleven before the deadline. Known as a full-back who likes to come forward, the 23-year-old is a great pick if he starts.
Picking up a whopping 26 points on Matchday 30, Daniel Brosinski (Mainz, 9.1M) was the highest-scoring Fantasy Bundesliga player last time around. With Mainz coming off a 2-0 win, Brosinski might be worth a punt for Sunday's home game against an Augsburg side that are winless in three games.
Christopher Trimmel (Union Berlin, 9.4M) has been a consistent source of points this season and looks like a solid pick for the rest of the season as Union have a nice run of fixtures.
Having scored a total of 30 points in his last two games, Kevin Mbabu (Wolfsburg, 9.9M) will look to continue his great form against Freiburg at home.
You could also look at Philipp Max (Augsburg, 13.3M), who took his goal tally to eight for the season when he scored on Matchday 30. Max can decide games on his own when he's in form and could be a real difference-maker in the coming weeks.
Priced at just 1.2 million and listed as a midfielder, Joshua Zirkzee (Bayern München, 1.2M) is an option to replace the suspended Robert Lewandowski for Bayern and is almost certain to start up front if Serge Gnabry isn't passed fit for the game.
Noah Sarenren Bazee (Augsburg, 1.8M) had an excellent game against FC Köln last week, causing plenty of trouble and winning a penalty. The quick winger should keep his spot in the starting eleven against Mainz and costs just 1.8 million.
Florian Wirtz (Leverkusen, 3.1M) is another low-cost midfielder worth considering as Bayer Leverkusen take on crisis-hit Schalke 04. The 17-year-old isn't completely nailed on to start, but is likely to play at the expense of Karim Bellarabi, who picked up a knock in the cup on Tuesday.
Daichi Kamada (Frankfurt, 7.1M) and Eintracht Frankfurt had a disappointing game against Mainz last week, but priced at just around 7 million, the 23-year-old definitely remains an option worth keeping an eye on.
Josip Brekalo (Wolfsburg, 9.3M), Renato Steffen (Wolfsburg, 9.4M) and Maximilian Arnold (Wolfsburg, 16.1M) are all viable picks for Wolfsburg's home game against Freiburg.
Dani Olmo (RB Leipzig, 12.2M) should start for RB Leipzig if Marcel Sabitzer isn't passed fit. Fortunately, Fantasy managers can see how 'Die Roten Bullen' line up before the transfer deadline, and should he start, the Spaniard might be worth a punt.
With Thomas Müller suspended and Serge Gnabry questionable, Ivan Perisic (Bayern München, 13.3M) looks certain to start on the wing against Gladbach. While the 31-year-old is a short-term option, it might be worth bringing him in for just one game.
You could also look at his teammate Leon Goretzka (Bayern München, 14.2M). The German international has been in excellent form since the return of the Bundesliga and is arguably the best midfield option from Bayern this time around.
Looking at Eintracht Frankfurt's schedule, Filip Kostic (Frankfurt, 18.7M) could a great Fantasy asset for the rest of the season if you can afford him.
Taiwo Awoniti (Mainz, 4.4M) has been quite impressive in recent weeks and could be the man to go for if you're looking for a cheap striker.
Mark Uth (FC Köln, 10.9M) and Jhon Cordoba (FC Köln, 12.4M) are both intriguing picks for Köln's home game against Union Berlin.
André Silva (Frankfurt, 11M) was disappointing last week, but still looks like a great pick for the remainder of the season.
Patrik Schick (RB Leipzig, 11.3M) has scored in his last three games and will look to continue his great form in front of goal as RB Leipzig lock horns with Hoffenheim.
Wout Weghorst (Wolfsburg, 17.7M) costs big bucks, but if you can afford his price tag, he could be a great differential.
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