Bundesliga Fantasy Matchday 22 expert picks and team
With a new round ahead, we look at the latest edition of Bundesliga Fantasy Matchday 22 expert picks and team. @FPLGunnersaurus (Jay) joins us to give his top picks for the Matchday ahead. In addition, he also shares 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 their own decisions within their teams. Checking out the Matchday 22 expert picks and team can help for the round ahead.
Top targets – Karim Onisiwo (FOR – 11.7m – 4% owned – 1. FSV Mainz 05)
It’s very rare that I look towards Mainz for a fantasy asset. However this Matchday they come up against a side with the Bundesliga’s second worst xGA away from home at 2.10xGA. Die Nullfünfer’s best player this season is frontman Onisiwo, who has been in good home form at the MEWA Arena. In his last six home games the Austrian international has scored five and assisted once, with four of those goals coming in their last two home games beating Bochum 5-2 and Augsburg 3-1.
Their opponents in Matchday 22 are Borussia Mönchengladbach who, on paper at least, should provide sterner competition (especially off the back off a 3-2 win over Bayern München). But, their away form is terrible, losing four of their last five away ties. The stats don’t lie so against a team who are expected to concede twice why not go for Onisiwo?
Christopher Nkunku (MID – 15.9m ON SALE – 13% owned – RB Leipzig)
A familiar face returned to the Leipzig squad during Matchday 21 and in his 22 minutes on the pitch he showed why he is absolutely essential in every managers squad when he’s available. The man in question? None other than French international Christopher Nkunku. After suffering heartbreak and missing the World Cup through injury Nkunku returned in previous round coming on as a sub.
In his short time on the pitch Nkunku notched up an assist and a total of 12 points in the fantasy game. On sale at 15.9m and saving 1.8m there really is no better time to bring him back into the fold. Despite missing Matchdays 16-20 he still leads the way for average points per game at 12 points. This is a testament to the constant string of fantasy returns he provides.
Leipzig host a Frankfurt side who lost their last away game comfortably and haven’t won on the road in four games, conceding in them all. Including Leipzig’s midweek UCL tie Nkunku has now come off the bench twice to play for more than 20 minutes each time. Does he start from the off in Matchday 22? Regardless, at his sale price he is a no brainer, is my MUST HAVE pick of the week and has to be considered amongst my Matchday 22 expert picks.
Borna Sosa (DEF – 13.2m – 4% owned – VfB Stuttgart)
It wouldn’t be fair to say that Schalke are the team to target anymore after four goalless draws in a row. However going by the eye-test it wouldn’t surprise me to see them on the wrong side of a big defeat soon either. Bringing in Borna Sosa for one week only, ahead of shipping him back out before a Matchday 23 game against Bayern München, is a risk free move. With potential for points in attack and in defence it just makes sense.
The Croatian left-back is well and truly back from injury, seeing him return 29 points across his last two games registering one goal, one assist and one clean sheet. He also plays in the standalone Saturday evening game for added star man flexibility in defence. Addressing the elephant in the room Stuttgart haven’t actually won away all season (four draws and six defeats) but the best time to change that is always the next game!
Ralf Fährmann (GK – 2m – 9% owned – FC Schalke 04)
Despite only above having recommended a player from the opposition Schalke’s recent clean sheet run is hard to ignore, and at such a cheap price Fährmann could make for a great enabler if you have another ‘keeper who rotates well with him. In the four 0-0 draws on the spin Fährmann has picked up 35 points in the fantasy game, with 15 points coming from saved shots alone.
Even if Stuttgart were to pick up their first away win of the season one would expect the Schalke shot stopper to pick up a few points from some goalkeeping heroics. After Matchday 22 Schalke face Bochum and Augsburg in their next three games (we’ll ignore the Dortmund game in-between those matches) with potential for more clean sheets and save points. If I had a goalkeeper move I needed to make I’d certainly be looking at Fährmann – like with many budget enablers there’s nothing not to like here.
Matchday 22 team reveal (subject to change)
- Transfers OUT: Günter, Wirtz, Lindström, Kolo Muani and Choupo-Moting.
- Transfers IN: Sosa, Nkunku, Hofmann, Füllkrug and Onisiwo.
- Goalkeepers – Blaswich (3.2m – RBL) and Pavlenka (5.7m – SVW).
- Defenders – Frimpong (13.7m – B04), Cancelo (13.2m – FCB), Guerreiro (12.7m – BVB), NEW – Sosa (13.2m – VFB) and Ryerson (6.2m – BVB).
- Midfielders – Brandt (15.5m – BVB), Bellingham (15.7m – BVB), NEW – Nkunku (15.9m ON SALE – RBL), Grifo (16.6m – SCF) and NEW – Hofmann (16.6m – BMG).
- Forwards – NEW – Onisiwo (11.7m – M05), Musiala (15.5m – FCB) and NEW – Füllkrug (8.7m – SVW).
- 5.3m in the bank.
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