Fantasy Bundesliga tips:
10 players to consider for Matchday 15
By Rune Gjerulff @runegjerulff
Here are 10 players you should consider bringing into your Fantasy Bundesliga team for Matchday 15.
|Vladimir Darida.||Photo: Steindy, Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0|
Instead, we will highlight players with an ownership percentage below 10%, who could offer great value as differentials for Matchday 15.
Melayro Bogarde, Hoffenheim (Defender, 1M)
With the likes of Sebastian Rudy, Dennis Geiger and Florian Grillitsch all out with injuries, German football magazine Kicker has tipped 18-year-old Bogarde to start in midfield against a Schalke 04 side who are winless in their last 30 league games. Available at the lowest possible price, Bogarde is listed as a defender on the game, but Hoffenheim coach Sebastian Hoeness said on Thursday that he believes the young Dutchman is best suited to playing in central midfield, praising him for his 'exceptional ability'. All these things considered, the youngster may be worth a shot even if he's not completely certain to start.
Erik Durm, Frankfurt (Defender, 3.2m)
Durm has emerged as a regular at right wing-back for Frankfurt, starting his side's last seven Bundesliga games. Costing just 3.2m, the German World Cup winner is one of the best budget defenders you can find, especially considering Frankfurt's favorable fixture list.
Iago, Augsburg (Defender, 5.1m)
Augsburg coach Heiko Herrlich has recently reverted to a three man-defence, moving Iago further up the pitch. Now playing as a wing-back, the 23-year-old is an even more intriguing Fantasy option than he was before. Most recently, he scored Augsburg's winning goal against FC Köln, picking up a whopping 18 points.
Ryan Sessegnon, Hoffenheim (Defender, 9m)
Sessegnon and Hoffenheim had an off-day against Freiburg last week, but the Tottenham loanee still provides a tempting proposition given his attacking prowess and Hoffenheim's match-up against struggling Schalke 04.
Amin Younes, Frankfurt (Midfielder, 6.3m)
After a quiet start to his Frankfurt stint, Younes has picked up speed as the season has progressed. The Napoli loanee has made three Bundesliga starts in a row and was singled out for praise by Frankfurt coach Adi Hütter after he scored in Saturday's 2-1 victory over Bayer Leverkusen. With a price of just 6.3m, Younes could offer great value for money as 'Die Adler' head into a promising run of fixtures.
Amadou Haidara, RB Leipzig (Midfielder, 8.8m)
As the season has unfolded, Haidara has been moved into a more attacking role. With a little more luck and effectivity in front of goal, he could certainly have gotten on the scoresheet against both FC Köln and VfB Stuttgart on Matchday 13 and 14 respectively. Even though Haidara didn't find the net against Stuttgart, he still managed to pick up 20 points, and with Justin Kluivert and Christopher Nkunku still working to get back from injury, he's likely to play high up the pitch once more against Dortmund on Saturday.
Vladimir Darida, Hertha BSC (Midfielder, 11m)
Notching up 20 points on Matchday 14 after setting up two goals in Hertha's win over Schalke 04, Darida was the second-highest scoring midfielder on Matchday 14, only behind Jadon Sancho. With more favorable fixtures coming up for Hertha, the in-form Czech international looks like a solid pick.
Nadiem Amiri, Leverkusen (Midfielder, 13.6m)
With 17-year-old Florian Wirtz getting plenty of attention, his more experienced and expensive Leverkusen teammate Nadiem Amiri may have flown under the radar for some Fantasy Bundesliga managers. The former Hoffenheim midfielder has been a very consistent Fantasy asset for a while now, picking up a total of 65 points in his last five games (13 points per game on average) – not bad at all!
Taiwo Awoniyi, Union Berlin (Striker, 7.3m)
With five goals and two assists to his name in his last seven Bundesliga appearances, Awoniyi has really stepped up in the absence of the injured Max Kruse. Union may not have the easiest schedule, but they are very hard to beat at the moment, not least thanks to Awoniyi's contribution.
Ishak Belfodil, Hoffenheim (Striker, 7.5m)
Belfodil set up a goal in Hoffenheim's 1-3 defeat to Freiburg last week and has been tipped to get another chance in the starting eleven against crisis-hit Schalke 04. The Algerian forward, who scored 16 Bundesliga goals in the 2018/19 campaign, has struggled to find his top form after missing out on most of last season due to a serious injury, but he has proved in the past that he knows where the goal is.
Looking for other Fantasy Bundesliga articles ahead of Matchday 15? Check out our predicted line-ups here and our must haves and differentials here.