Must-haves and differentials for Matchday 34
By Christian Andrick
Ahead of Matchday 34, 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.
|Marcel Sabitzer.||Photo: GEPA Pictures/Roger Petzsche|
M: Filip Kostić, Midfielder (SGE, 20.9M, 14%) - Kostić hasn’t been at his absolute best lately but he still has scored double digit Fantasy points in two of his last four games. During that time, he has registered one assist and an astounding 60 crosses attempted.
D: Nils Petersen, Forward (SCF, 10.7M, 1%) - Expected to start for the third game in a row for the first time since last October, Petersen will hope to end the season on a high note. He has one goal in his last two games for a total of eight on the season.
FC Bayern München v. FC Augsburg:
M: Jamal Musiala, Midfielder (FCB, 2.6M, 9%) - Musiala is expected to start this match after missing the previous altogether. Taking advantage of Musiala’s extreme value and almost guaranteed positive returns could do wonders on the last matchday. He did grab an assist in his last start and he should be looking to feed Lewandowski all game as he tries to break the goal scoring record.
D: Javi Martinez, Defender (FCB, 9.6M, 1%) - Confirmed by Hansi Flick to start his final match in a Bayern shirt, Martinez will be going for glory. Crazier things have happened on the final match day.
1. FC Union Berlin v. RB Leipzig:
M: Marcel Sabitzer, Midfielder (RBL, 17M, 8%) - Sabitzer has been at his best as usual, averaging over 10 Fantasy points per game in his last six outings. Last match, he exploded for a goal and an assist. In possibly his final game for Leipzig, he should end it off with a bang.
D: Marcus Ingvartsen, Forward (FCU, 8.4M, 0%) - Ingvartsen had a productive match last weekend against Leverkusen, registering two shots and two crosses taken throughout the game. He does have a chance of scoring or grabbing an assist this weekend as Leipzig have let in five goals in their last two league matches.
VfB Stuttgart v. DSC Arminia Bielefeld:
M: Saša Kalajdžić, Forward (VFB, 8.6M, 8%) - Kalajdžić has been fantastic in his last two matches, scoring twice and assisting once as well. It has been quite an amazing year for Kalajdžić and Stuttgart. With a positive result, they may have a chance to finish in the top half of the table. Amazing for a newly promoted club.
D: Andreas Voglsammer, Forward (DSC, 6.7M, 0%) - Voglsammer finally knocked in a goal after weeks of chances that would just not go his way. In his last two games, he has taken 10 shots alone. Bielefeld have to win to avoid relegation.
1. FC Köln v. FC Schalke 04:
M: Jonas Hector, Midfielder (KOE, 10.7M, 1%) - Hector missed the last match but was back in training this week and should be all set for the final matchday. If Köln has any chance of surviving, they must win this game and they will rely on Hector to make things happen.
D: Sebastian Andersson, Forward (KOE, 9.2M, 0%) - Köln will be throwing everything but the kitchen sink at Schalke to avoid relegation. Expect many crosses to come Andersson’s way.
SV Werder Bremen v. Borussia M’gladbach:
M: Marcus Thuram, Forward (BMG, 16.2M, 2%) - Bremen just can not be trusted in defense. They are winless in their last five and have given up 10 goals during that span. On the other hand, Gladbach and Thuram should have no issues scoring. They have scored 12 goals over that same time period of five games.
D: Alassane Pléa, Forward (BMG, 17.6M, 1%) - Pléa managed only two shots last week against Stuttgart but should have an easier matchup this week against Bremen.
Borussia Dortmund v. Bayer 04 Leverkusen:
M: Marco Reus, Forward (BVB, 20.1M, 3%) - Reus has been exceptional in recent weeks, scoring three times in his last four games. He has scored double digit Fantasy points in those three games as well.
D: Patrik Schick, Forward (B04, 16.1M, 0%) - Neither team has anything to really play for in this match. It should be an open contest with plenty of chances between the two sides. Schick has taken five shots with one on target in his last three games.
TSG Hoffenheim v. Hertha BSC:
M: Ihlas Bebou, Forward (TSG, 10.8M, 1%) - Bebou has been in fine form to finish off the season, scoring twice in his ast four matches. Unbeaten in their last five, Hoffenheim should continue their hot streak to end the year.
D: Florian Grillitsch, Midfielder (TSG, 7.9, 1%) - Grillitsch has certainly been an influence in recent matches, assisting once and taking six shots in his last three games. He has averaged over seven Fantasy points over that stretch as well.
VfL Wolfsburg v. 1. FSV Mainz 05:
M: Maximilian Arnold, Midfielder (WOB, 17.2M, 2%) - Arnold has averaged over 10 Fantasy points in his last three games, helping Wolfsburg guarantee themselves a Champions League spot for next year. A strong finish to the end the season will see Wolfsburg finish in their highest position since the 14/15 season when they were runners-up.
D: Maximilian Philipp, Forward (WOB, 10.2M, 0%) - Philipp has finished off the season impressively after a subpar start. He has started Wolfsburg's last five matches, his longest streak of the season, and has scored three goals on 10 shots over that span.
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