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Bundesliga Fantasy Matchday 20 Expert Picks and Team Reveal

With a new round ahead, we take a look at Bundesliga Fantasy Matchday 20 expert picks and team reveal. @FPLGunnersaurus joins us to give his top picks for the Matchday ahead whilst also sharing his squad going into the new round with his general thoughts.

Twitter is full of the most experienced fantasy football players around. Those managers can be some of the best people to look to when trying to gain clarity when making decisions within our teams. Checking out the Bundesliga Fantasy Matchday 20 expert picks and team reveal can help hugely for the round ahead.

Defenders – Raphaël Guerreiro (12.9m ON-SALE / 6% TSB / FCB)

Despite the signing of young Sacha Boey from Galatasaray I still expect Guerreiro to keep his place in Bayern’s starting XI on Saturday. That’s because it has already been confirmed that Kimmich will miss MD20 due to his shoulder injury. I therefore expect Rapha to start in central midfield against Borussia Mönchengladbach, even if Boey debuts at right-back and Davies keeps his starting birth at left-back.

The Foals shut out Leverkusen last weekend but I don’t expect that to be the case against the Bavarian giants. Last time out at home Guerriero scored the only, and winning, goal and if that game against Union Berlin had counted in fantasy he would’ve returned a points haul. If he returns to the form we saw him in last season playing central midfield for Dortmund then Guerreiro could be a bargain at only 12.9m this matchday.

David Raum (11.5m ON-SALE / 25% TSB / RBL)

One of three Leipzig picks this week comes in the form of left-back David Raum, largely due to the German international being on-sale with a generous 1.3m saving. The Red Bulls have a favourable fixture at home against Union Berlin and will be desperate for a win and a clean sheet after not picking up a single point in the rückrunde so far.

Raum has been back in form this season after an on-off campaign in his debut season for Leipzig, netting twice and returning four assists so far. Even in defeat Raum can rack up the points as demonstrated on MD17 when he returned 12 points for passes to a shot in a 1-0 defeat to Frankfurt. On-sale and with a good fixture – what’s not to like?

Phillipp Mwene (5.9m / 1% TSB / M05)

If you’re looking to go cheap somewhere across the backline in order to accommodate some heavy hitters elsewhere have a look at Mwene. The Austrian has two assists in his last three games and has returned three double-digit fantasy scores in his last five starts.

Die Nullfünfer haven’t won since November 4th, which was a shock win over Leipzig, and will be looking to tell opponents Werder Bremen and the rest of the Bundesliga that they’re not going down without a fight when they seek out a statement win on MD20. Boss Jan Siewert’s system allows Mwene to maraud forward and prospective owners may be rewarded with another attacking return as a result.

Midfielders- Xavi Simons (17.7m / 21% TSB / RBL)

There are a number of premium midfield options available this weekend with great match-ups which is the reason why I’m switching back to my trusted 3-4-3 formation. It does feel strange however to be moving on Hofmann when Leverkusen travel to Darmstadt. This however is necessary to accommodate the return of Xavi Simons who is back after a one-game suspension.

Leipzig will look to put three defeats on the spin behind them when they host Union Berlin on Sunday. Xavi has returned double-digit fantasy scores in each of his last eight games and that’s without an attacking return in six of them! That just goes to show you that even without those he’s firing off enough shots (2.4 per game) and creating enough chances to bring in a steady stream of points. Die Roten Bullen boast the fourth best xG at home too by the way so bringing Xavi back in is a no-brainer.

Julian Brandt (16.5m ON-SALE / 37% TSB / BVB)

Juli missed Dortmund’s MD19 3-1 win over Bochum with illness but should return for their MD20 trip away to Heidenheim. Those admins at Bundesliga Fantasy HQ have also given us a gift placing the BVB talisman on-sale with a huge 1.8m saving.

Brandt’s numbers speak for themselves as to why you should immediately bring him in having scored six times and registering eight assists so far this campaign. This is a black and yellow side too hitting a serious run of form having won three in three and having scored 10 goals across them. This fixture sees fourth best for xG away versus fifth worst for xGA at home so all signs point towards a Dortmund win. Brandt is back in town – bring him in.

Kevin Stöger (11.2m / 18% TSB / BOC)

This fantasy manager is very sad that he doesn’t have room for Bochum’s stand-out player this matchday in his squad. If Grifo wasn’t placed on-sale this week then Stöger would be coming in but I can’t lose 1.8m in team value. If you do have room for the Austrian however I strongly recommend adding him to your fantasy squad for a home game against Augsburg.

Stöger has returned double-digit fantasy scores in 55% of his games so far and if you drill it down further to home games alone he has returned two digit scores in a whopping 87.5% of those. Bochum are also sixth best for expected goals at home with a 1.8xG. With those numbers maybe I need to revisit whether losing some team value is worth it…

Forwards – Loïs Openda (17.8m / 23% TSB / RBL)

Outside of the usual suspects in Kane and Sané there aren’t many premium forwards I like. Despite winning three in three Dortmund travel to a Heidenheim side who are undefeated in their last five home games which makes me think that the one attacker there (in Brandt) is enough.

Looking elsewhere Openda represents the best chance of returns on MD20 when it comes to the pricier options. Leipzig need a win to stop this losing streak and Openda will be leading the line once more against Union Berlin. The Belgian has 13 goals and three assists to his name and will be looking to add a few more attacking returns in the last fixture of the matchday. Die Eisernen have lost four of their last five away games which featured a couple of heavy defeats too and Leipzig will be looking to inflict some further pain on MD20.

Thomas Müller (13.5m / 1% TSB / FCB)

A differential from Bayern sounds like a strange concept but that’s what club legend Müller is. At only 1% owned he could be the ultimate differential you need up front, potentially in an all-out Bayern front three. Due to another Bayern injury, this time to Coman, Müller is effectively guaranteed to start now and comes in at a great top-end mid-value price of 13.5m. Arguably his stats aren’t anything to shout about with one goal and six assists so far but one has to remember that’s with limited gametime.

Müller may end up playing the full 90 minutes against opponents Gladbach and with them boasting the worst xGA in the league, both overall and away, it may be well be that managers put all their eggs into one basket and target this fixture.

Patrik Schick (11.7m / 14% TSB / B04)

Surprisingly Paddy Schick is my only pick from Die Werkself this week but perhaps that’s because this manager has Leverkusen overload after seeing them play and meeting a number of their players alongside boss Xabi Alonso. Leverkusen travel to the site of the leakiest defence in the league when they face bottom club Darmstadt.

Darmstadt have now conceded 47 goals this season and you have to go back to October 7th for their last win. Schick hasn’t scored a Bundesliga goal since his ‘lupenreiner Hattrick’ but one would bet on him finding the back of the net here. Leverkusen couldn’t convert any of their 28 chances against Gladbach (Frimpong I’m mainly looking at you) but if they were to create even half as many chances against Darmstadt you’d expect a large majority of those to be converted into a goal. This could be a landslide win.

Team reveal for Matchday 20 (subject to change)

Notes

  • Transfers OUT – Nkounkou, Maatsen, Černý, Hofmann and Malen.
  • Transfers IN – Raum, Mwene, Simons, Brandt and Schick.
  • Formation: 3-4-3.
  • Goalkeeper – Zetterer (1.8m – SVW).
  • Defenders – Frimpong (19.1m – B04), Guerreiro (12.9m ON-SALE – FCB) and Grimaldo (15.6m – B04).
  • Midfielders – Musiala (17.3m – FCB), Grifo (15.8m ON-SALE – SCF), Brandt (16.5m ON-SALE – BVB) and Wirtz (18.6m – B04).
  • Forwards – Schick (11.7m – B04), Kane (20m – FCB) and Sané (19.2m – FCB).
  • BENCH – Nicolas (1.8m – BMG), Mwene (5.9m – M05), Raum (11.5m ON-SALE – RBL) and Simons (17.7m – RBL).
  • 0.8m in the bank.

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