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Must-haves and differentials for Matchday 12

By Rune Gjerulff

Ahead of Matchday 12, we have highlighted a must-have player (M) and a differential pick (D) from each game that you should consider for your Fantasy Bundesliga team.

Angelino should return to the starting eleven after being rested last time around.
Angelino should return to the starting eleven after being rested last time around.Photo: GEPA Pictures/PICTURE POINT/Sven Sonntag/Pool via PICTURE POINT

Eintracht Frankfurt v. Borussia Mönchengladbach:


M: Alassane Plea, Forward (BMG, 16M, 2%) - The French striker, who has seven goals and five assists in all competitions this season, is set to come back into the line-up after starting on the bench against Hertha BSC last time around.

D: Aymen Barkok, Midfielder (SGE, 3.4M, 1%) - with Frankfurt coach Adi Hütter expected to rotate his side for Tuesday's game, Barkok has been tipped to start. Having chipped in with one goal and two assists already this season, the young winger is starting to make a name for himself at Deutsche Bank Park.

Werder Bremen v. Borussia Dortmund:

M: Giovanni Reyna, Midfielder (BVB, 8.5M, 35%) - Reyna was one of the few bright spots for Dortmund in their embarrassing 1-5 defeat to Stuttgart last week, scoring a great consolation goal, and should therefore keep his starting spot under interim coach Edin Terzić following Lucien Favre's departure.

D: Youssoufa Moukoko, Forward (BVB, 4.3M, 2%) - Having scored goals for fun at youth level, Moukoko is yet to find the net for the senior team, but maybe that could change against Werder Bremen. With Erling Haaland and Thorgan Hazard both out, the 16-year-old could potentially make his first start.


Hertha BSC v. Mainz:

M: Matheus Cunha, Forward (BSC, 14.3M, 5%) - Cunha is back from suspension as Hertha take on a Mainz side, who have lost eight of their 11 games this season, conceding 25 goals. Most of Hertha's attacking play goes through the Brazilian, who has already chipped in with six goals and two assists this season.

D: Krzysztof Piatek, Forward (BSC, 10.8M, 1%) - The Polish international knows where the goal is as he proved in the derby against Union Berlin, which saw him score twice after coming on at half-time. Playing up front for Hertha against Mainz, he surely has the potential to score big.

Stuttgart v. Union Berlin:

M: Silas Wamangituka, Forward (VFB, 8.8M, 2%) - One of the Bundesliga's most in-form players at the moment, Wamangituka just keeps on producing for Stuttgart. In his last four games alone, he has scored a whopping 62 points.

D: Borna Sosa, Defender (VFB, 4.4M, 0%) - An attacking wing-back taking corners and free-kicks, who plays for an in-form side and is owned by 0% – what's not to like?

Schalke 04 v. Freiburg:

M: Vincenzo Grifo, Midfielder (SCF, 13.3M, 6%) - Grifo has really stepped up in the last few weeks, racking up 46 points in his last three appearances. The fact that he's now up against a Schalke side without a win in 27 league games certainly doesn't make him less attractive.

D: Nassim Boujellab, Midfielder (S04, 2.8M, 1%) - Boujellab has started the last two games for Schalke in an attacking midfield position and got on the scoresheet in their 2-2 draw with Augsburg last week, which saw him pick up 15 points.

Bayern München v. Wolfsburg:

M: Robert Lewandowski, Forward (FCB, 21M, 72%) - Not much needs to be said about the star striker, who has netted 13 times in 10 Bundesliga games this season.

D: Jamal Musiala, Midfielder (FCB, 1.9M, 4%) - The 17-year-old was in the line-up last on Matchday 11 and is an option to start against Wolfsburg as well, with Bayern struggling with injuries in midfield.

Bielefeld v. Augsburg:

M: Daniel Caligiuri, Midfielder (FCA, 10.5M, 7%) - After his 14-point haul against Hoffenheim on Matchday 10, Caligiuri had a quiet game against his former club Schalke 04 last week. Nevertheless, the winger remains an attractive option as Augsburg take on Bielefeld.

D: Ritsu Doan, Midfielder (DSC, 7.9M, 1%) - Much like Caligiuri, Doan didn't produce much on Matchday 11, but the Japanese attacking midfielder has proved he can be a real difference-maker, having already scored 75 points in total.

FC Köln v. Leverkusen:

M: Florian Wirtz, Midfielder (B04, 7.8M, 17%) - Wirtz was the highest-scoring midfielder on Matchday 11, picking up 18 points. If the 17-year-old is not already in your team, don't hesitate to bring him in.

D: Leon Bailey, Striker (B04, 13.3M, 3%) - Both Bailey and Leverkusen are in excellent form at the moment. After scoring twice against Hoffenheim last week, the Jamaican international has four goals and two assists in his last three games in all competitions.

Hoffenheim v. RB Leipzig:

M: Angelino, Defender (RBL, 15.3M, 30%) - Having already scored a whopping 138 points, Angelino is by far the best-producing defender on the game. After being rested against Werder, the Spanish wing-back is set to come back into the starting eleven against Hoffenheim.

D: Christoph Baumgartner, Midfielder (TSG, 11.2M, 3%) - Baumgartner has been a consistent source of points for a while now, picking up at least eight points per game since Matchday 7. Most recently, he scored and won 13 points despite losing 4-1 to Leverkusen.


Looking for other Fantasy Bundesliga articles ahead of Matchday 12? Check out our predicted line-ups here and our general Fantasy Bundesliga tips here.


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