Must-haves and differentials for Matchday 14
By Christian Andrick
Ahead of Matchday 14, 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.
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M: Vincenzo Grifo, Midfielder (SCF, 13.7M, 10%) - Now the highest scoring midfielder in the Fantasy game, Grifo has been absolutely on fire this season, scoring six and assisting four in 13 appearances so far. Grifo should continue to dazzle as he is playing his best football at the moment.
D: Ryan Sessegnon, Defender (TSG, 9.1M, 0%) - Sessegnon has been getting plenty of minutes at Hoffenheim, making his loan from Tottenham definitely worthwhile. He also has a goal, an assist and 10 crosses attempted in his last three matches.
Eintracht Frankfurt v. Bayer 04 Leverkusen:
M: Florian Wirtz, Midfielder (B04, 8.1M, 20%) - For his price tag and now being the third highest scoring Fantasy midfield player in the game, you really can not go wrong with having Wirtz in your squad. Leverkusen will continue to press and play attractive football and Wirtz will always be heavily involved.
D: Aymen Barkok, Midfielder (SGE, 3.9M, 1%)- One of the best dribblers you will see and gifted with the silkiest of smooth passes, Barkok is someone to keep an eye out for. As long as he starts to get more minutes in Frankfurt, Barkok could become a household name in the not too distant future.
1. FC Köln v. FC Augsburg:
M: Ondrej Duda, Midfielder (KOE, 7.8M, 1%) - Duda has shown himself to be the leader and lynchpin of the Köln midfield. Before the winter break, Duda was providing a lot of value with his corner taking ability as well as attempting 19 crosses and securing two assists in five games
D: Alfreð Finnbogason, Forward (FCA, 8.7M, 0%) - Back and playing the full 90 last matchday for the first time all season, Finnbogason looked like his old self. Four shots and two on target for the game, if Finnbogason can stay healthy, it would be a major boost to Augsburg’s survival chances.
SV Werder Bremen v. 1. FC Union Berlin:
M: Ludwig Augustinsson, Defender (SVW, 9.7M, 4%) - In his last three matches, Augustinsson has three shots and 31 crosses attempted with 12 corners taken, but no goals or assists. He has great Fantasy returns even without the big points from goals or assists. If he can start capitalizing a little more, he will really push for being a top Fantasy defender.
D: Robert Andrich, Midfielder (FCU, 8.6M, 1%) - With his three match ban served, Andrich will pick right back up where he left off for Union. He was having a bit of a breakout season with three goals in 10 starts before the ban so Andrich should fit into the squad nicely as if never missing a game.
DSC Arminia Bielefeld v. Borussia M’gladbach:
M: Lars Stindl, Midfielder (BMG, 14M, 12%) - After a five game stretch with no goals, Stindl has exploded with four in the last two games to bring his season tally to eight in 13 league appearances. Against Bielefled, Gladbach will need a statement win to get back on track.
D: Breel Embolo, Forward (BMG, 12.1M, 1%) - Embolo has been very active as of late for the Gladbach offense, creating a lot of chances for his teammates as well as himself. He might be playing with the most self confidence he has had in his short career and Gladbach will need all of it as they try and get back into the top five.
Hertha BSC v. FC Schalke 04:
M: Matheus Cunha, Forward (BSC, 14.4M, 6%) - Cunha has now gone four games without a goal, his longest stretch of the season. Against a faltering Schalke defense, Cunha should easily make it right this matchday.
D: Javairô Dilrosun, Midfielder (BSC, 7.3M, 1%) - Predicted to start this weekend in a forward attacking role, Dilrosun showed glimpses last year that he could be a force to be reckoned with in the attack. Injured for most of this year, Dilrosun will try and make the best out of the few opportunities he has received this year, as this would be only his third start of the season.
VfB Stuttgart v. RB Leipzig:
M: Angeliño, Defender (RBL, 15.8M, 31%) - An easy pick, but after some much needed time off, Angeliño should come back refreshed and ready to continue having one of the best seasons a defender could possibly have. The fact that only Lewandoski has scored more Fantasy points is a feat in itself.
D: Nicolás González, Forward (VFB, 9M, 1%) - Four goals and an assist on eight appearances is fantastic return for a player that has also dealt with injuries during the season as well. Stuttgart in general have been very good this season and this weekend will be a good test for them as they have done very well against the other big boys.
Borussia Dortmund v. VfL Wolfsburg:
M: Raphaël Guerreiro, Defender (BVB, 15.7M, 16%) - One of the few bright spots for Dortmund so far in this disappointing season, Guerreiro has been carving up defenses like we are accustomed to after he came back from his injury. He has five assists so far on the season and with the amount of crosses and corners he sends in, he will be one of the league leaders in assists at the end of the season.
D: Josuha Guilavogui, Midfielder (WOB, 8.5M, 0%) - Guilavogui has missed most of the games this year due to injury but was able to play the full 90 before the break. With the extended time to rest and get healthy, he should slot right back into his midfield captain spot.
FC Bayern München v. 1. FSV Mainz 05:
M: Robert Lewandowski, Forward (FCB, 21.8M, 72%) - Lewandowski has five goals in his last three matches and is fresh off beating Messi and Ronaldo for ‘The Best FIFA Men's Player of the Year’. It is an easy pick but the right one to make as Bayern should have a field day with Mainz.
D: Jean-Philippe Mateta, Forward (M05, 11.6M, 1%)- Although Bayern should have no problem dispatching Mainz, they still have an issue in defense allowing goals. They have not kept a league clean sheet since October 24th. Mateta has proven to be a nuisance to opposing defenses so it would not be surprising to see him grab a goal.
Looking for other Fantasy Bundesliga articles ahead of Matchday 14? Check out our predicted line-ups here and our general Fantasy Bundesliga tips here.