Must-haves and differentials for Matchday 24
By Christian Andrick
Ahead of Matchday 24, 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.
|Can Andrej Kramarić and Hoffenheim end Wolfsburg's run of seven straight league clean sheets?||Photo: GEPA Pictures/Roger Petzsche|
M: Karim Onisiwo, Forward (M05, 9.5M, 0%) - Onisiwo is on his best run of form this season. In the last three games, he has one goal and has taken eight shots. Mainz need a win if they want to get out of the relegation zone and the timing against Schalke could not have been better.
D: Kevin Stöger, Midfielder (M05, 7.4M, 0%) - With two goals in his last three games, Stöger has earned a spot in the starting line up. Although he did not score last week against Augsburg, he did send in an impressive 11 crosses.
Borussia M’gladbach v. Bayer 0 Leverkusen:
M: Moussa Diaby, Forward (B04, 14.5M, 2%) - Diaby has served his one match suspension and will be back in the lineup on Saturday. In his last five games including Europa League, Diaby has one goal on eight shots and two assists with 29 crosses.
D: Breel Embolo, Forward (BMG, 12.3M, 1%) - After hardly any playing time the last six weeks, mainly due to a nagging hand injury, Embolo got the start and grabbed an assist on Gladbach’s second goal against Leipzig last week. Gladbach will need all the help they can get as they have not won a league game in the last five tries.
TSG Hoffenheim v. VfL Wolfsburg:
M: Andrej Kramarić, Forward (TSG, 17.3M, 6%) - Wolfsburg’s clean sheet streak can not last forever and this weekend should be the end. Kramarić hasn't scored in four games which is his longest dry spell of the season. Odds are he will get back on the scoresheet.
D: Xaver Schlager, Midfielder (WOB, 1.7M, 1%) - Schlager has not been flashy but has been very solid in the midfield for Wolfsburg. He has taken six shots in the last three games and has averaged seven Fantasy points per game over that timeframe.
Sport-Club Freiburg v. RB Leipzig:
M: Dani Olmo, Midfielder (RBL, 18M, 14%) - Olmo has been playing great football lately. Over his last four league games, he has scored once on 13 shots and also has two assists. He has scored double digit Fantasy points in three of those last four games.
D: Ermedin Demirović, Forward (SCF, 7.8M, 0%) - The Freiburg striker got back on the scoresheet for the fourth time this year, slotting home the first goal of the match against Leverkusen. Leipzig were a little sloppy defensively against Gladbach last weekend so Demirović may have a chance to grab a consolation goal.
Eintracht Frankfurt v. VfB Stuttgart:
M: Filip Kostić, Midfielder (SGE, 18.5M, 10%) - Kostić has been absolutely unstoppable lately and is a must on your team. He has two goals and seven assists in his last six games. He has also taken an absurd 72 crosses in that time as well.
D: Orel Mangala, Midfielder (VFB, 8.7M, 2%) - If Stuttgart want to beat Frankfurt, they will have to dominate the midfield and not allow them pass and spread it out on the wings and be at their most dangerous. This will come down to their midfield anchors, Mangala and Endo. Endo got his two goals last week so possibly Mangala can be the one to make some moves this week.
Hertha BSC v. FC Augsburg:
M: André Hahn, Midfielder (FCA, 4.7M, 3%) - Hahn has been very active in the Augsburg attack in recent games. In the five previous, he has scored twice on nine shots. He is also very affordable at only 4.7M.
D: Jhon Córdoba, Forward (BSC, 11.M, 0%) - Cordoba is back and healthy after missing the last four games. In 45 minutes off the bench last week, he had two shots with one of those on target.
FC Bayern München v. Borussia Dortmund:
M: Joshua Kimmich. Midfielder (FCB, 18.9M, 31%) - Kimmich always steps it up in big matches and this is the last meeting of the big boys for the rest of the season. He is surprisingly on a five match dry spell of no goals or assists, his longest of the season. If Bayern want to keep distance from Leipzig, they will need their best from their superstar.
D: Mahmoud Dahoud, Midfielder (BVB, 7.4M, 2%) - Dahoud has started the last three games in a row including Champions League, his longest stretch of the season. He does have two goals in that stretch and has certainly found a new spark of energy after toiling away on the bench for so long.
1. FC Köln v. SV Werder Bremen:
M: Joshua Sargent, Forward (SVW, 9.3M, 2%) - The young American finally hit the back of the net for the third time this season, capping off a strong night with three shots taken and multiple interceptions and clearances. That is now his second in five games and he could possibly string together a few positive games to end the campaign.
D: Elvis Rexhbecaj, Midfielder (KOE, 5.8M, 1%) - The Bayern game was always going to be tough but Rexhbecaj’s previous four games before that were very promising. He had three goals on 10 shots to go with four crosses attempted.
DSC Arminia Bielefeld v. 1. FC Union Berlin:
M: Marvin Friedrich, Defender (FCU, 7.3M, 13%) - Friedrich has been solid all year, sitting at sixth in total points for defenders for the year at half the price of most of them. Against Bielefeld, he has a great opportunity for the clean sheet bonus as they havent scored a goal in their last two games.
D: Max Kruse, Forward (FCU, 11.5M, 1%) - After missing 12 games, Kruse wasted no time at all to get back to his scoring ways. WIth his penalty, he now has seven goals on nine starts for the year. Union could not be happier about getting him back as Kruse can really help Union push for that coveted fifth spot in the table.
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