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Fantasy Bundesliga tips:
Matchday 32

By Rune Gjerulff, Christian Andrick

Here are our Fantasy Bundesliga tips for Matchday 32.

André Silva.
André Silva.Photo: Дмитрий Садовников, Soccer.ru, CC BY-SA 3.0

In this Fantasy Bundesliga article, we will not be focusing on the most obvious premium options such as Jadon Sancho, Kai Havertz, Timo Werner and Robert Lewandowski.


Instead, we will highlight players with a lower ownership percentage, who could offer great value as differentials for Matchday 32.


Goalkeepers:
Andreas Luthe (Augsburg, 1.8M) kept a clean sheet against Mainz in the weekend, picking up 12 points, and looks like a solid pick with Augsburg taking on Hoffenheim at home this time around.

If you are willing to invest more in the goalkeeper department, Rafal Gikiewicz (Union Berlin, 6.4M) should provide good value at 6.3M as he has a nice run of fixtures coming up.

Owning both Luthe and Gikiewicz would give you the opportunity to switch between them during Matchday 32. You should be aware, however, that it will not be possible to do the same during the remaining two gameweeks, which will see all games played at the same time.


Defenders:
Priced at just 4 million, Raphael Framberger (Augsburg, 4.2M) should offer good value for money. Of course, if you have the funds, Philipp Max (Augburg, 13.4M) is the most attractive option from Augsburg, having racked up eight goals and five assists in the Bundesliga so far this season.

Moussa Nikhate (Mainz, 5M) is becoming a strong aerial threat in the box and also a staunch defender in the back. It will be a tough matchup against Dortmund but the French defender has become the top differential defender in the game at the moment, based on price, popularity and points return.

Marin Pongracic (Wolfsburg, 7.3M) has been very steady at the back for Wolfsburg since cementing his spot in the starting lineup. Unlikely to get a goal or an assist, he can score very high with the multiple duels he wins during every game.

After missing out in the previous two matchdays, Mitchell Weiser (Leverkusen 9.1M) was in fine defensive form against Schalke, scoring 12 points off won duels alone. Köln has not won a game since the restart and Leverkusen will be looking to keep it that way.

A consistent source of points this season, Christopher Trimmel (Union Berlin, 9.7M) is a great pick for the remaining games.

Picking up a whopping 20 points, Nordi Mukiele (RB Leipzig, 10.3M) was the highest-scoring defender on Matchday 31. With RB Leipzig taking on relegation-threatened Fortuna Düsseldorf this time around, the 22-year-old is an intriguing option.

Danny da Costa (Frankfurt, 10.6M) should keep his starting spot against Schalke 04 after he had an impressive game versus Hertha BSC on Matchday 31, picking up 13 points.

Midfielders:
Union Berlin will be boosted by the return of Robert Andrich (Union Berlin, 5.3M) from suspension as they look to take another step towards safety against Paderborn after their recent win over FC Köln. The central midfielder, who scored on Matchday 30, costs just 5.3 million and could be a great differential for the rest of the season. An alternative option from Union is Christian Gentner (Union Berlin, 7.2M), who put one in the back of the net this past weekend.

Daichi Kamada (Frankfurt, 7.4M) had an excellent game against Hertha BSC on Matchday 31, providing a stunning assist for André Silva, and will look to continue his great form as Frankfurt take on struggling Schalke 04 at home. Filip Kostic (Frankfurt, 19M), who was the third-highest scoring Fantasy Bundesliga midfielder on Matchday 31, is another great option from Frankfurt.

Ruben Vargas (Augsburg, 8.9M) was involved in plenty of dangerous situations and scored 11 points in Augsburg's 1-0 win over Mainz on Sunday. With a few favorable fixtures on the horizon, the winger could be worth a punt.

Dani Olmo (RB Leipzig, 12.6M) seems to be finally settling in with Leipzig in the last few matches. Coach Julian Nagelsmann said in a recent presser that Olmo’s best position is as the number ten. Previously deployed mainly out on the wing, we may start to see more of Olmo moving inside.

Over his last seven games, Vincenzo Grifo (Freiburg, 12.4M) has six assists, one goal, 35 crosses and 14 chances created. With barely being owned by less than 1% of managers in the game, Grifo is almost a must-have, even with his somewhat expensive price tag.

Racking up three goals and three assists in his last six games, Leon Goretzka (Bayern München, 14.4M) has been in outstanding form since the return of the Bundesliga.

Raphael Guerreiro (Dortmund, 14.7M) showed the impact he can make when he scored three goals in Dortmund's first two games after the league's return. Although he hasn't scored since then, it only seems to be a matter of time before he gets on the scoresheet again. Most recently, he had the ball in the net against Fortuna Düsseldorf, but his goal was ruled out for a handball.

Strikers:
Having scored six goals in seven Bundesliga appearances since the league's restart, André Silva (Frankfurt, 11M) is an excellent form. With Frankfurt set to face Schalke (H), FC Köln (A) and Paderborn (H) in their remaining three games, you could argue that he's a must-have player for the rest of the season.

After his three-game scoring streak came to an end against Hoffenheim on Matchday 31, Patrik Schick (RB Leipzig, 11.3M) will have a good chance of returning to scoring when RB Leipzig take on a Fortuna Düsseldorf side, who have kept just one clean sheet since the Bundesliga returned last month.

Florian Niederlechner (Augsburg, 11.8M) boosted his confidence when he put an end to barren spell in front of goal against Mainz on Sunday, and he now has two favorable fixtures against Hoffenheim and Fortuna Düsseldorf coming up.

With Alassane Plea and Marcus Thuram out, according to coach Marco Rose, Breel Embolo (Gladbach, 11.9M) should get the start in the first match to start off the 'English Week'. He registered three shots with one on goal in 73 minutes against Bayern after coming on early for the injured Thuram.

Union Berlin could take a big step in their bid to avoid the drop with a win over their struggling relegation rivals Paderborn, who were thrashed 1-5 by Werder Bremen in the weekend. Sebastian Andersson (Union Berlin, 12.1M) has failed to find the net in his last two outings, but could return to scoring form against a team who have conceded 12 goals in their last three games.

After being a sub in three of his last four games, Nils Petersen (Freiburg, 13.2M) should get the start. He has scored two goals off the bench in his super-sub duties in those four games.

Still working his way back to full fitness, Andrej Kramaric (Hoffenheim, 14.1M) only played 45 minutes as a sub this past weekend. In a must-win game for Hoffenheim if they want to stay in Europa League qualification, Kramaric has time to rest as they don’t play until Wednesday evening.

Finally, you could also look at the in-form Wout Weghorst (Wolfsburg, 18.1M), who has found the net three times in his last two games.


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