Fantasy Bundesliga tips: Matchday 33
By Rune Gjerulff @runegjerulff
Here are our Fantasy Bundesliga tips for Matchday 33.
|Jonas Hofmann scored a brace in mid-week.||Photo: Borussia Mönchengladbach|
Instead, we will highlight players with a lower ownership percentage, who could offer great value as differentials for Matchday 33.
This time around, you should be aware that all games will be played at the same time on Saturday, which means you can see how every team line up before the transfer deadline.
It also means that you will not be able sub in players throughout the matchday, so having a strong starting line-up is all that matters.
If you're looking for a cheap option in goal, you could go with either Florian Kastenmeier (Fortuna Düsseldorf, 1M), Andreas Luthe (Augsburg, 1.6M) or Florian Müller (Mainz, 5.6M), who still have all to play for as their sides are yet to secure another season in the Bundesliga.
Boosting their confidence and bid to avoid relegation, Fortuna Düsseldorf showed real character when they came back from being two goals down to draw 2-2 with RB Leipzig in mid-week. Having started as an offensive wing-back in Fortuna's last two games, Markus Suttner (Fortuna Düsseldorf, 2.8M) seems like a good budget defender for the rest of the season.
Known as a full-back who likes to come forward, Theodor Gebre Selassie (Werder Bremen, 8.3M) might be worth a punt as Werder Bremen face Mainz away from home in a relegation six-pointer. Gebre Selassie only scored four points against Bayern München last time around, but had picked up a total of 32 points in three games prior to the game against the German champions.
Provided he starts, Ramy Bensebaini (Gladbach, 9.6M) is one of the most attractive options in defence this weekend. The 25-year-old has five goals and three assists in 17 Bundesliga games this season and is on penalty duty for a Gladbach side, who will be looking to continue their push for a Champions League place against Paderborn, who have already been relegated. His teammate Stefan Lainer (Gladbach, 11.1M) is also worth considering.
Having scored 18 points in his last two games for an in-form Frankfurt side, Danny da Costa (Frankfurt, 10.6M) is a solid pick if he starts for the third time in a row.
Pavel Kaderabek (Hoffenheim, 11.4M) has picked up 20 points in his last two games and could score big against an Union side, who no longer have anything to play for after they secured survival with a win over Paderborn in mid-week.
After starting and making an assist against Wolfsburg, Ibrahima Traoré (Gladbach, 5.7M) is a good budget choice if he keeps his starting spot.
Kenan Karaman (Fortuna Düsseldorf, 5.7M) came on from the bench as Fortuna Düsseldorf drew 2-2 with RB Leipzig. Prior to that game, Karaman had started nine games in a row, playing as a striker despite being listed as a midfielder on the game. Should he start against Augsburg, he could offer good value for money. If you are willing to invest more in a Fortuna player, you could go with Erik Thommy (Fortuna Düsseldorf, 9.8M).
Having previously shown that he can be a real difference-maker, Christoph Baumgartner (Hoffenheim, 8.6M) is a tasty option for Hoffenheim's home game against Union Berlin.
Jonas Hofmann (Gladbach, 10.8M) scored a brace against Wolfsburg and was the highest-scoring Fantasy Bundesliga player in mid-week, racking up 25 points, so he should definitely be among the most transferred in players for the weekend.
Jonathan Burkardt (Mainz, 1M) made a rare start and scored the opener as Mainz beat Borussia Dortmund 2-0 on Wednesday. Priced at 1 million, the 19-year-old represents a great bargain option if he starts again. Jean-Philippe Mateta (Mainz, 9.8M), who scored a penalty against Dortmund, is another differential option from Mainz.
Much like Burkardt, Steven Skrzybski (Fortuna Düsseldorf, 4.8M) is a cheap option, who chipped in with a goal in mid-week after being handed a rare start.
No player has scored more goals after the league's restart than André Silva (Frankfurt, 11.3M), who has found the net seven times in his last eight Bundesliga outings.
After scoring a brace against Augsburg last time around, Munas Dabbur (Hoffenheim, 11.5M) will look to continue his good form against Union. You could also look at his teammate Andrej Kramaric (Hoffenheim, 14.1M), who has the potential to score big when he's on his game.
Breel Embolo (Gladbach, 12.1M) started up front and set up a goal in Gladbach's 3-0 win over Wolfsburg on Tuesday. With Marcus Thuram and Alassane Plea ruled out with injuries, he should keep his starting spot for the remaining fixtures. Lars Stindl (Gladbach, 13.1M) plays a bit further down the pitch for Gladbach, but still looks like a solid pick, having racked up seven goals and three assists this season.
Finally, it's worth considering Moussa Diaby (Leverkusen, 12.8M), who scored and was impossible to control as Leverkusen beat Köln 3-1 on Wednesday.