Must-haves and differentials for Matchday 33
By Christian Andrick
Ahead of Matchday 33, 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.
|Lars Stindl.||Photo: Borussia Mönchengladbach|
M: Lars Stindl, Midfielder (BMG, 16.1M, 6%) - Stindl made his return against Bayern after missing the previous three games due to injury. He managed one shot in 21 minutes played in a game that was lost for Gladbach before the whistle even blew. In his three games before the injury, Stindl had scored two goals with an assist.
D: Breel Embolo, Forward (BMG, 12.8M, 1%) - Embolo has started the last two matches in a row for the first time since January. He was superb two matches ago against Bielefeld, scoring twice and assisting once. Against Bayern, everyone from Gladbach played poorly. They can make up for it with a strong showing against an uncertain Stuttgart side.
Bayer 04 Leverkusen v. 1. FC Union Berlin:
M: Florian Wirtz, Midfielder (B04, 8.4M, 14%) - Wirtz has started the last two games in a row as well after only starting two of their last seven. After signing a new contract, Wirtz had a bit more pep in his step last week against Bremen, taking three shots with one on goal.
D: Joel Pohjanpalo, Forward (FCU, 2.9M, 0%) - Pohjanpalo was not able to recreate his heroics this past matchday, coming up short against Wolfsburg with only two shots taken during the match. He will be the favored strike partner of Max Kruse to the finish off the season.
Sport-Club Freiburg v. FC Bayern München:
M: David Alaba, Defender (FCB, 13M, 11%) - Double digit Fantasy points in three of his last four games, Alaba is looking to end his Bayern career on high before he moves away in the summer. Even with the title already under wraps, there will still be some fireworks in this match.
D: Lucas Höler, Forward (SCF, 10.1M, 1%) - Freiburg’s only hope is to catch Bayern sleeping as they have already won the title. Höler usually finds himself in dangerous positions and has a goal and an assist in his last four games.
Hertha BSC v. 1. FC Köln:
M: Sebastian Andersson, Forward (KOE, 9.3M, 0%) - After missing most of the season due to injury, the former Union man has started the last two games and grabbed his first goal since October in their loss to Freiburg last week. Köln have the slimmest of chances of surviving but they must win this match and Andersson will certainly have an impact on the outcome.
D: Nemanja Radonjic, Midfielder (BSC, 7.7M, 0%) - Radonjic has looked great in his last two starts for The Old Lady. The winter transfer from Marseille has a goal and two assists in those two games. He also leads the team with eight shots taken over that time frame as well.
FC Schalke 04 v. Eintracht Frankfurt:
M: André Silva, Forward (SGE, 21.6M, 14%) - As with all Schalke matches lately, this could get way out of hand. With Silva being the joint second-best goal scorer in the league, he very well could have one of his best games of the season. He is an exact swap with Wout Weghorst in price who has a much tougher matchup this week against Leipzig.
D: Djibril Sow, Midfielder (SGE, 7.1M, 1%) - The least owned starter on the Frankfurt squad, if there is any chance of Sow grabbing a goal or an assist, it will be in this match.
DSC Arminia Bielefeld v. TSG Hoffenheim:
M: Andrej Kramarić, Forward (TSG, 18.9M, 7%) - With Christoph Baumgartner expected to miss out on the match, all will be looking at Kramarić to be the spark for Hoffenheim again. He is sure to produce as he has four goals and two assists in his last three matches.
D: Fabian Klos, Forward (DSC, 10.7M, 1%) - Klos has scored double digit Fantasy points in two out of his last three games. He has managed those points with one goal on a solid six shots and five chances created as well over that time.
FC Augsburg v. SV Werder Bremen:
M: Marco Richter, Midfielder (FCA, 10.3M, 1%) - Richter was very unlucky to come away with nothing in Augsburg’s matchup with Stuttgart last weekend. Richter rang off an impressive seven shots with four on goal to go with 12 crosses and two chances created. He will be hoping to convert anything in this must win game.
D: Niclas Füllkrug, Forward (SVW, 10.2M, 0%) - Bremen is dangerously close to being relegated again and are in a must win situation as well. Füllkrug may provide Bremen with their best chance of scoring. He did manage four shots in their nil-nil draw with Leverkusen.
1. FSV Mainz 05 v. Borussia Dortmund:
M: Raphaël Guerreiro, Defender (BVB, 18M, 15%) - Guerreiro has been playing to his absolute potential in recent weeks. He has scored double digit Fantasy points in two of his last three matches. During those games, he has assisted twice and scored once.
D: Karim Onisiwo, Forward (M05, 10.2M, 0%) - Onisiwo has started the last five games in a row for Mainz and has scored two goals during that time as well. Mainz will be hoping to catch Dortmund sleeping as they come off their DFB Pokal win as they may not be taking this game seriously.
RB Leipzig v. VfL Wolfsburg:
M: Ridle Baku, Midfielder (VFL, 10.7M, 6%) - Leipzig has been crushed by Dortmund twice within the span of six days. They may not fully recover before the end of the season and Wolfsburg can capitalize on their demise. Baku notched an assist last week and has a great chance of bossing the midfield in this matchup.
D: Yannick Gerhardt, Midfielder (WOB, 8.3M, 1%) - Wolfsburg should be favorites for this match with the poor form and short rest Leipzig have displayed lately. Gerhardt should be back in the starting lineup as the linkup player between the midfield and strikers. He did score a goal three match days ago to give him two goals total with four assists on the season.
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