Fantasy Bundesliga 2020/21: Matchday 2
Jhon Cordoba can fire your team to the top in matchday two of the Fantasy Bundesliga 2020/21
The first matchday of the Bundesliga was full of fireworks. FootTheBall expects a similar scenario. 35 goals are expected to be scored in matchday two of the Bundesliga. While this is an opportune moment for the big guns to collect a plethora of points, the Fantasy Bundesliga managers are left scratching their heads looking for a differential.
FootTheBall picks the top three players that can aid you in getting ahead of your rivals.
Jhon Cordoba (€11m)
Forward – Hertha BSC
Bruno Labbadia’s new recruit from FC Koln was on the scoresheet for Hertha in matchday 1 of the Bundesliga. The Colombian forward featured as a substitute in the second-half against Werder Bremen. His strike rate was devastating. Cordoba took four shots in his half-hour appearance last week. As a result, he registered an xG score of 0.9 while earning ten points for the Fantasy Bundesliga managers.
2020-2021 🇩🇪 Bundesliga npxG Leaders
Serge Gnabry (1.6)
Andrej Kramarić (1.6)
Dominick Drexler (1.0)
Jean-Philippe Mateta (0.9)
Robert Lewandowski (0.9)
Jhon Córdoba (0.9)
Sebastian Andersson (0.9)
André Silva (0.9)https://t.co/vhqPR5lxym
— ⚽️FBref.com⚽️ (@fbref) September 23, 2020
Hertha will host Eintracht in the upcoming fixtures’ first game on Friday. FootTheBall predicts this as a high scoring match, involving more than three goals. Although Cordoba dealt with a minor blow in the training, he is expected to start against the Eagles.
Considering his Fantasy Bundesliga valuation of 11m, Cordoba is a value pick for matchday two when compared with the likes of Robert Lewandowski, Andre Silva, Alassane Plea, and Erling Haaland.
Gonzalo Castro (€4m)
Midfielder – VfB Stuttgart
If you are looking for an economical option among the differentials, Stuttgart’s Gonzalo Castro is a perfect fit. The veteran midfielder is one of the key components of Pellegrino Matarazzo’s system. He was the joint-top playmaker in the 2. Bundesliga last season for his side as he assisted six goals throughout the season.
Gonzalo Castro 🇩🇪
— Bundesliga English (@Bundesliga_EN) September 9, 2020
In the first matchday of the Bundesliga, Castro clocked the highest xG score among his cavalry. He had two attempts on goal against SC Freiburg with an xG per shot of 0.32. Stuttgart will travel away to Mainz on Saturday. It is expected to be a high-scoring match, slightly inclined towards Stuttgart given their recent form and gameplay.
Castro is currently owned by only 7% of the Fantasy Bundesliga managers which leaves you with a great opportunity to beat your rivals. His current price tag will likely leave you with some extra funds if you decide to swap him with a mid-range midfielder.
Ramy Bensebaini (€11.7m)
Defender – Borussia Monchengladbach
Ramy Bensebaini appeared a potent threat in attack when Marco Rose decided to change his tactics in the second half against Borussia Dortmund. He was given the freedom to patrol forward from the left flank and dip in dangerous crosses.
With Union Berlin visiting Borussia-Park on Saturday, the Foals have a high chance of keeping a clean-sheet. In their previous clash against Union, Bensebaini grabbed an assist, attempted two key passes, and also had a go at Union’s goal.
Alassane Plea and Marcus Thuram will likely start against the Iron Ones after appearing as second-half substitutes against Dortmund. Their presence will increase Gladbach’s chances of finding the net, adding more value to Bensebaini’s threatening crosses. Borussia Monchengladbach were among the best defensive teams last season in the Bundesliga. The Foals have Effzeh and Mainz lined up in their next three games. Bensebaini is currently owned by 5% of the Fantasy Bundesliga population. The game against Union seems the perfect time to place him in your squad and reap benefits from a potential price increase.
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