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Monster Preview for the German 50K Monster [€7.5K 1st place] 30.5 – 31.5

On Saturday, Fanteam will host the next major Bundesliga tournament.

Like every weekend, 50000€ are guaranteed, the winner gets 7500€ and the buy-in is only 20€ per team you send into the tournament.

But now without further words directly into the preview, have fun.

Pursuit

The tournament this Weekend will be played in Pursuit format. This means that there will be no budget problems, but at the end of the tournament you will receive bonus points the more budget you have left.

More precisely, there is half a point for every 1 million in budget that is left at the end.

So it can be worthwhile if you attach special importance to value for your money, while building your teams.

Overview

We see the line-ups of 4 matches before the tournament starts on Fanteam.

As always, this is an advantage that should not be underestimated, but it can also pay off to take risks with the other games and we also have the safety net.

Now let’s have a deeper look at all 14 teams of this tournament:

In this tournament this time there are some clear role distributions. 

First and foremost Munich, who are the clear favourites at home, as clear as possible in the Bundesliga.

But also Dortmund and Gladbach are clear favourites, followed by Hertha and Wolfsburg with still a 50/50 probability of winning.

Now it’s time to look at the players, and not only at the teams.

First of all we look at the defensive, then we look at the offensive.

Fanteam price means the average price for the expected line ups.

Defensive

There are some interesting and surprising distributions this time, especially with the average price of players on Fanteam.

Munich with an extremely strong 57% that they don’t concede a goal and a fair 10.6M as average price.

Dortmund on the other hand seems to be much too expensive with almost identical average prices, but a 18% less likely chance.

Gelsenkirchen and Bremen have a great price-performance ratio, which cannot be said of Hoffenheim. 

Augsburg could be a bargain with only 5.6M due to the Pursuit format.

Offensive

Munich leads the field with an incredible 73% probability, that they score at least 3 goals against Düsseldorf.

Dortmund again seems to be much too expensive in comparison, again they are only a little bit cheaper on average, but hey also have a much smaller probability for scoring at least 3 goals.

Hoffenheim and Mainz stand out for me this time, as the price-performance winners.

Below Mainz it’s already getting tight in the offensive and really interesting teams are not to be seen.

Players

Now i want to introduce you some interesting players for this tournament.

A. Davies (Munich / 10.7M) DEF

As we have seen, Munich has a very good price-performance ratio both in defense and offense.

Davies is a strategically sensible pick for me, because you can only choose a maximum of 3 players from the same team in this tournament.

I strongly assume that most of the managers at Fanteam will go on the offensive in Bayern and that would mean, that Davies will not be in so many teams.

But Davies will have a lot of offensive actions and Munich has a huge 57% probability to keep a clean sheet.

Alternative would be of course B. Pavard (6.3M), but because he is a bit more expensive and Davies is stronger in the offensive, I rather go for Davies.

L. Augustinsson (Bremen / 6.3M) DEF

Augustinsson returns to the squad for Bremen and it is possible that he will start right from the beginning against Gelsenkirchen.

We’re not taking any risks because we see Bremen’s line-up in time before the tournament is starting and if he plays, he would be a wonderful pick.

He is a strong attacking left-back, costs only 6.3M at Fanteam because he was injured for so long and with Bremen he also has a high probability of not conceding a goal of 25%.

K. Coman (Munich / 12.6M) MID

I can’t see any way to get past Coman in this tournament.

The reasons for betting on him are many. For one thing, he is very cheap with 12.6M, playing for a team, which has a 50%(!) probability to score at least 4(!) goals.

On the other hand he is listed in midfield, unlike Gnabry.

Also his ownership is regularly the lowest in the Bayern offensive, because most of the focus is on Lewandowski, Gnabry and Müller.

There’s a risk that he won’t play from the beginning, but I’ll take that risk here, because too much speaks for Coman with all the variables we have.

W. Weghorst (Wolfsburg / 11.3M) FOR

Weghorst is the centre forward of Wolfsburg and certainly one of the best after the “great” strikers of the league like Lewandowski, Haaland and Werner.

Wolfsburg plays at home against the worst away team in the league by far. Frankfurt only scored 7 points away from home, the next teams have at least 11 points.

Frankfurt could not survive an away game without conceding a goal and in the last 3 games they suffered crushing defeats with 0:4 at Dortmund and Leverkusen and 2:5 in Munich.

Weghorst has scored 11 goals and 3 assists this season and seems to be overdue after 3 games without scoring against such a grateful opponent at home.

In addition, in the last match against Leverkusen Wolfsburg shot themselves warm with a 4:1 victory.

Further interesting centre forwards for this tournaments could be R. Quaison (Mainz / 9.0M), M. Dabbur (Hoffenheim / 8.8M) and V. Ibisevic (Hertha / 10.7M).

Goal scorers

Good Luck to everyone! You can enter the tournament here.

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