By Rune Gjerulff @runegjerulff
Here are 10 players you should consider bringing into your Fantasy Bundesliga team for Matchday 26.
|Daichi Kamada.||Photo: Sven Mandel, Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0|
In this Fantasy Bundesliga article, we will not be focusing on the most obvious picks such as Jamal Musiala and Randal Kolo Muani.
Instead, we will highlight players with a maximum ownership percentage of 20%, who could offer great value as differentials for Matchday 26.
Fabian Bredlow, Stuttgart (Goalkeeper, 1.1M, 3%)
The cheapest starting goalkeeper in the game, Bredlow is available for only 1.1 million. In terms of fixtures, he pairs well with two other cheap goalkeepers: Werder’s Jiri Pavlenka (no overlaps) and Schalke’s Ralf Fährmann (only one overlap).
Aurelio Buta, Frankfurt (Defender, 3.8M, 1%)
After seemingly securing a starting spot at right wing-back, Buta could offer good value for money, with Eintracht expected to have the upper hand against Bochum on Friday night.
Paulo Otavio, Wolfsburg (Defender, 9.1M, 19%)
After averaging 8.75 points per game in his last four outings, the consistent Brazilian left-back will face an Augsburg side who have taken just one point from their last eight away games.
Ramy Bensebaini, Gladbach (Defender, 11.2M, 4%)
Back from suspension, Bensebaini is expected to return to the starting lineup at the expense of Luca Netz. With an average of eight points per game this season, the Algeria international should have a good chance of doing well against Köln, who were the most out-of-form team in the Bundesliga prior to the international break. Another plus to getting him this week is that he is on sale.
Ritsu Doan, Freiburg (Midfielder, 10.2M, 12%)
The Japanese international has scored and drawn double-digit points in back-to-back games, outscoring teammate and template pick Vincenzo Grifo in the process. Freiburg now face the league’s weakest away team in Hertha, and Doan is even on sale.
Daichi Kamada, Eintracht Frankfurt (Midfielder, 12.1M, 8%)
With Jesper Lindstrøm expected to be sidelined for a long time, Kamada should play a more advanced role for Eintracht, who have a tasty stand-alone home game against Bochum coming up on Friday.
Florian Wirtz, Bayer Leverkusen (Midfielder, 13.2M, 18%)
The youngster had a poor game for Germany in midweek, but should return to run the show for Bayer Leverkusen against 17th-placed Schalke 04, who could struggle without injured key defender Moritz Jenz.
Marvin Ducksch, Werder Bremen (Striker, 9.4M 3%)
Given Werder’s favorable schedule, Niclas Füllkrug will undoubtedly be a popular pick, but if you’re looking for a differential, Marvin Ducksch is worth considering. The 29-year-old has been in fine form for Werder and has scored double figures in his last two games.
Thomas Müller, Bayern (Striker, 15.9M, 4%)
Fresh from not playing for Germany during the international break, Müller should be in Thomas Tuchel’s first Bayern lineup given his experience and importance to the Bavarians, so if you want a striker from the German champions, the 33-year-old currently looks like the safest option.
Marcus Thuram, Gladbach (Striker, 14.3M, 13%)
After getting back on the scoresheet on Matchday 25 with a 14-point haul, the Frenchman could make another good showing against out-of-form FC Köln.
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