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10 players to consider for Matchday 2

By Rune Gjerulff

Here are 10 players you should consider bringing into your Fantasy Bundesliga team for the matches this weekend.

Giovanni Reyna.
Giovanni Reyna.Photo: Marco Verch, CC BY-SA 2.0

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


Instead, we will highlight players with a lower ownership percentage, who could offer great value as differentials for Matchday 2.

Florian Müller, Freiburg (Goalkeeper, 4.1M)
With a price of 4.1 million, Müller is currently the cheapest starting goalkeeper, which alone makes him worth considering. The fact that he won 7 points on Matchday 1 makes him even more interesting.

Ludwig Augustinsson, Werder Bremen (defender, 9.2M)
Werder Bremen suffered a disappointing 1-4 defeat against Hertha BSC in their Bundesliga opener last week, but Ludwig Augustinsson still managed to grab 10 points after setting up his side's only goal. The left-back, who is on set-piece duty, could do even better this time around as Werder face a Schalke side who were beaten 8-0 by Bayern München last week.

Angelino, RB Leipzig (defender, 13.2M)
The Manchester City loanee picked up 11 points and came close to scoring against Mainz on Sunday. Playing in an advanced wing-back role, Angelino always contributes to RB Leipzig's attacking play, and he should have more space this week as RB Leipzig take on Peter Bosz's attack-minded Leverkusen side.

Raphael Guerreiro, Dortmund (defender, 13.9M)
Guerreiro was a valuable Fantasy asset last season and is even more attractive this year, now that he has been moved from midfield to defence on the game. After missing his side's Bundesliga opener, the 26-year-old returned to training this week, but he remains a doubt for Saturday's game against Augsburg. BVB coach Lucien Favre has said he plans to make a late decision on Guerreiro, so you would be wise to keep an eye on the Portuguese international's situation if you consider bringing him into your side.


Jan Thielmann, FC Köln (midfielder, 4.2M)
Thielmann has been praised for his performance in last week's 2-3 loss to Hoffenheim, which saw him make an assist and rack up nine points. The 18-year-old should keep his starting spot on the left wing against newly-relegated Arminia Bielefeld and costs just 4.2 million.

Giovanni Reyna, Dortmund (midfielder, 7.2M)
Owned by 22 percent of the Fantasy Bundesliga managers, Reyna is hardly a differential, but it's not too late to jump on the bandwagon. After scoring and winning a penalty against Gladbach on Matchday 1, the 17-year-old will certainly be one of the most transferred-in players this week. With a price tag of just 7.2 million, he's very difficult to look past.

Lars Stindl, Gladbach (midfielder, 12M)
Stindl and Gladbach didn't get off to the start they were hoping for, losing 3-0 to Borussia Dortmund away from home on Matchday 1, but they now have a good chance of getting back to winning ways as they host Union Berlin, who lost 1-3 to Augsburg last week. The Gladbach captain plays in an advanced position, is a proven goalscorer and could be a great differential with an ownership of just 2 percent.

Dani Olmo, RB Leipzig (midfielder, 14.3M)
Dani Olmo set up a goal and was unlucky not to get on the scoresheet himself in RB Leipzig's 3-1 win over Mainz as he kept getting in dangerous positions. Despite not finding the net, the attacking midfielder was the fifth-highest scoring midfielder on Matchday 1, picking up 14 points.

Sasa Kalajdzic, Stuttgart (striker, 4M)
After coming on to score against Freiburg on Matchday 1, 4-million priced Kalajdzic is widely expected to start up front against a crisis-hit Mainz team, who went on strike in mid-week due to the suspension of forward Adam Szalai.

Josh Sargent, Werder Bremen (striker, 7.9M)
It's fair to say Sargent didn't have the best of games against Hertha last week. But after impressing in pre-season and scoring against Carl-Zeiss Jena in his previous game, the U.S. forward is still on the Fantasy radar for Werder's upcoming game against a Schalke side, who conceded eight goals against Bayern in their opener.


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