Dream11 Fantasy Soccer: Bayern Munich at Union Berlin

Dream11 Fantasy Soccer: Bayern Munich at Union Berlin

This article is part of our Dream11 Fantasy Soccer series.

Match Preview

Bayern Munich enter at the top of the Bundesliga table with 55 points, but they are aware any slip-up might be costly with Borussia Dortmund sitting just one point behind. Die Roten are massive favorites in this matchup, and they have plenty of reasons to feel comfortable about getting a positive result. They are riding an 11-game unbeaten Bundesliga run (W10, D1), with nine of the ten wins during that period coming by at least a two-goal margin. Union Berlin, on the other hand, sit in 12th place in the standings but have won just one of their last five competitive matches (W1, D1, L3). They know their best bet to pull the upset is to play organized defensively and try to take advantage of the very few chances they will create. They have netted two goals in five of their last six Bundesliga matches at home, however.

Recent Form

Union Berlin: W2, D1, L2

Bayern Munich: W4, D1

Team News

Union Berlin

OUT: Sheraldo Becker, Yunus Malli, Marvin Friedrich

Doubtful: Sebastian Andersson

Bayern Munich

OUT: Niklas Sule, Philippe Coutinho, Corentin Tolisso

Doubtful: Ivan Perisic, Javi Martinez, Robert Lewandowski, Kingsley Coman

Expected Lineups

Union Berlin:  Rafal Gikiewicz; Florian Hubner, Christopher Lenz, Neven Subotic, Keven Schlotterbeck, Christopher Trimmel; Robert Andrich, Christian Gentner, Marius Bulter, Marcus Ingvartsen; Anthony Ujah

Bayern Munich: Manuel Neuer; Benjamin Pavard, David Alaba, Jerome Boateng

Match Preview

Bayern Munich enter at the top of the Bundesliga table with 55 points, but they are aware any slip-up might be costly with Borussia Dortmund sitting just one point behind. Die Roten are massive favorites in this matchup, and they have plenty of reasons to feel comfortable about getting a positive result. They are riding an 11-game unbeaten Bundesliga run (W10, D1), with nine of the ten wins during that period coming by at least a two-goal margin. Union Berlin, on the other hand, sit in 12th place in the standings but have won just one of their last five competitive matches (W1, D1, L3). They know their best bet to pull the upset is to play organized defensively and try to take advantage of the very few chances they will create. They have netted two goals in five of their last six Bundesliga matches at home, however.

Recent Form

Union Berlin: W2, D1, L2

Bayern Munich: W4, D1

Team News

Union Berlin

OUT: Sheraldo Becker, Yunus Malli, Marvin Friedrich

Doubtful: Sebastian Andersson

Bayern Munich

OUT: Niklas Sule, Philippe Coutinho, Corentin Tolisso

Doubtful: Ivan Perisic, Javi Martinez, Robert Lewandowski, Kingsley Coman

Expected Lineups

Union Berlin:  Rafal Gikiewicz; Florian Hubner, Christopher Lenz, Neven Subotic, Keven Schlotterbeck, Christopher Trimmel; Robert Andrich, Christian Gentner, Marius Bulter, Marcus Ingvartsen; Anthony Ujah

Bayern Munich: Manuel Neuer; Benjamin Pavard, David Alaba, Jerome Boateng, Alphonso Davies; Joshua Kimmich, Thiago Alcantara; Serge Gnabry, Thomas Muller, Kingsley Coman; Robert Lewandowski

Top Picks

Robert Lewandowski: The Polish striker is the top scorer in the Bundesliga with 25 goals in 23 matches, and he should represent Bayern's biggest menace upfront. He scored three goals in his last two matches before the league suspended in March.

Serge Gnabry: The exciting winger has 11 goals and nine assists in 23 Bundesliga appearances, and he came into his own as a complete forward just before the season got suspended. The Germany international had six goals and three assists in his last six appearances in all competitions.

Alphonso Davies: The Canadian has earned the starting nod on the left side of the defense due to his impressive attacking displays, and he should have plenty of options to create havoc in the final third with his forward runs. He forms an intriguing society with Kingsley Coman on the left flank.

Roster Construction Strategies

Load up on Bayern Munich: The reigning Bundesliga champions are clear favourites ahead of this contest and thus, it would be wise to select as many players from them as possible. Names such as Lewandowski and Gnabry are obvious, but players such as Alphonso Davies, Thiago Alcantara and even Benjamin Pavard could be decent alternatives due to their ability to move forward and create chances.

Union Berlin could provide value on defense: Having said that, we shouldn't rule out a couple of decent plays on Berlin. Neven Subotic could be a decent addition to add defensive stats, while the same can be said about midfielders Marius Bulter and Christian Gentner – the first one contributes as a play-maker and the latter has value as a holding midfielder. Anthony Ujah might be a low-risk, high-reward alternative upfront, especially if Sebastian Andersson misses the game.

Captain and Vice-Captain Options

  1. Robert Lewandowski
  2. Serge Gnabry
  3. Alphonso Davies
  4. Manuel Neuer

Dream11 Team

GK – Manuel Neuer

DF – Benjamin Pavard

DF – Neven Subotic

DF – Jerome Boateng

DF – Alphonso Davies

MF – Serge Gnabry (VC)

MF – Thiago Alcantara

MF – Marius Bulter

MF – Christian Gentner

FW – Robert Lewandowski (C)

FW – Anthony Ujah

Disclaimer: The views expressed here are of the author and is not a reflection of the actual points you might earn.

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