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Bundesliga Fantasy Matchday 7 expert picks and team

With a new round ahead, we take a look at Bundesliga Fantasy Matchday 7 expert picks and team thoughts. @FPLGunnersaurus (Jay) 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 7 expert picks and team reveal can help hugely for the round ahead.

Note: After this matchday there is another international break. Managers will have access to unlimited transfers ahead of MD8. Therefore for MD7 plan your moves for MD7 only.

Top picks – Defenders – Alejandro Grimaldo (11.2m / 26% TSB / B04)

At only 11.2m Grimaldo is an absolute steal considering his output so far this season. The most in form defender in the fantasy game has another real chance of returning a third 20 points+ haul on MD7 when Die Werkself host a lifeless Köln side.

Although he’s a cheaper alternative to teammate Frimpong (15.3m – 56% TSB) I’d recommend doubling up in defence and just loading up on Leverkusen in general wherever you can. Köln have lost five in six and against the league leaders and joint top scorers anything other than a Leverkusen lashing would be a surprise.

David Raum (12.1m / 9% TSB / RBL)

It’s a surprise to me that Raum’s ownership is less than half that of his compatriot on the other side of defence in Henrichs (12.1m – 26% TSB). Henrichs, at the time of writing this, has a knock and missed Leipzig’s UCL game against Manchester City. His status for the weekend is therefore questionable. This leaves Raum as the standout pick from Leipzig’s defence.

Leipzig have one of the best clean sheet odds for MD7. However, managers selecting Raum don’t pick him for his clean sheet points. With a goal and two assists to his name Raum represents another way into Leipzig’s attack, which should be in full flow against Bochum.

Mitchell Weiser (10.9m / 18% TSB / SVW)

For the fourth week running Weiser makes it into my weekly recommendations. Even in defeat such is Weiser’s routes to points that he still makes for a good pick, potentially as your bench defender of choice on MD7. This was evidenced in Bremen’s MD6 away defeat to Darmstadt where despite conceding four times Weiser still picked up 7 points courtesy of an assist.

Bremen are better at home, having won two from two, and in their MD3 4-0 win over Mainz Weiser feasted and picked up a 16 points home haul. Hoffenheim won’t be easy opponents, but they do sit fourth worst for xGA away from home, suggesting there could be goals in it for Bremen.

Midfielders – Julian Brandt (16.6m / 31% TSB / BVB)

This pick isn’t so much about the form of Dortmund or Brandt himself, but more about the run their opposition are on. Union Berlin are struggling in simple terms. Die Eisernen have lost their last four games whilst in Bundesliga action, coupled along with two defeats from their two UCL games.

Despite Union boasting a better xG record away than Dortmund do a xG record at home, Dortmund are clear favourites. If managers are looking at Dortmund assets for MD7 it’s Brandt who should be their number one priority. He is an easy addition into my Bundesliga Fantasy Matchday 7 expert picks.

Xavi Simons (15.2m / 45% TSB / RBL)

After scoring 57 points across three games between MD2-MD4 Xavi’s form has dropped off as of late and is without an attacking return in his last two. Prior to MD5 Xavi was on fire, picking up three goals and four assists. With winless Bochum visiting the Red Bull Arena on Saturday afternoon, going without Xavi in your MD7 squad would be a huge risk.

Bochum have already been on the wrong side of some thrashings away from home, including a 5-0 defeat to surprise package Stuttgart and a 7-0 defeat to the record champions Bayern Munich. Expect Die Unabsteigbaren to ship a few here with Xavi being heavily involved for Leipzig.

Marco Reus (13.5m / 4% TSB / BVB)

We’ve already touched on Dortmund and opponents Union Berlin ahead of MD7, recommending Brandt as the priority pick from Die Schwarzgelben. If you want to double up in their midfield though Reus should be on the agenda. Reus is resurgent and is experiencing a purple-patch, having scored in three consecutive games.

Having been told he was no longer a guaranteed starter in Dortmund’s XI Reus has worked his way back into Edin Terzić’s starting line-up. He is also predicted to start on Saturday afternoon. At 4% owned Reus is certainly a differential, but by no means a bad pick whatsoever.

Forwards – Loïs Openda (14.7m / 8% TSB / RBL)

Four goals and two assists in his first six Bundesliga games is a good return for Openda’s start to life at Leipzig. Die Roten Bullen host Bochum on MD7. They have conceded a league worst 19 goals so far. On paper this should be a routine win for Leipzig, especially considering Bochum are expected to concede at least twice away from home.

Fans of the Belgian striker would probably agree that we’ve not see the best of him yet. However, a home tie against the league’s leakiest defence represents a chance to remind everyone why Leipzig shelled out a club record fee for him.

Andrej Kramarić (13.6m / 2% TSB / TSG)

Outside of the usual suspects like Kane, Boniface and Guirassy there are plenty of other options to fill out your front line on MD7. Hoffenheim’s Croatian sensation Kramarić is another forward who if he keeps up his good form could return well once more. We mentioned earlier that Hoffenheim sit fourth worst for xGA away from home. In addition, Bremen are actually second worst for xGA at home.

Kramarić has four goals and an assist to his name so far. It would be to the surprise of nobody if he added to that tally this weekend in what could be a goal-fest going by each teams expected goals against metrics.

Alassane Pléa (11.3m / 0% TSB / BMG)

This is the ‘Vegas choice’ pick this week. If you’re looking to challenge the popular picks, then Mönchengladbach’s Pléa could be your man. The French striker exploded on MD7 with two goals and an assist, returning a whopping 27 points.

This would really be a wildcard pick if you go. That is because Die Fohlen have the second worst home xG in the league (yet bizarrely have the second best xG away from Borussia-Park). That said, Gladbach host a woeful Mainz side next. Mainz haven’t won yet this season and have lost five of their six games. Pléa could pile more misery on to Mainz on MD7.

Matchday 7 team reveal (subject to change)

Notes

  • Transfers out – Palacios, Grifo and Stöger.
  • Transfers in – Brandt, Simons and Skov.
  • Formation: 3-4-3 GK – Blaswich (5.3m – RBL).
  • Defenders – Frimpong (15.3m – B04), Grimaldo (11.2m – B04) and Davies (15.7m – FCB).
  • Midfielders – Brandt (16.6m – BVB), Wirtz (15.3m – B04), Hofmann (16.7m – B04) and Simons (15.2m – RBL).
  • Forwards – Kane (16.6m – FCB), Guirassy (14.1m – VFB) and Boniface (13.7m – B04).
  • Bench – Nicolas (1.1m – BMG), Stenzel (4.5m – VFB), Traoré (1.1m – HDH) & Skov (6.5m ON SALE – TSG).
  • 0.8m in the bank.

If your looking to gain rank in Bundesliga Fantasy our expert has picked out some of the best differentials right here.

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