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The best Bundesliga goalkeepers to pick for your fantasy football team this week

In a league where defensive discipline is key for all squads, managing to keep out the goals can make or break a team. Here are the best goalkeepers in the Bundesliga at the moment. Consider them when creating your draft for the fantasy football competitions ahead.

Yann Sommer (Monchengladbach)

The Swiss keeper followed his solid qperformances at the World Cup with similarly good showings in the Bundesliga. He started every game for his club and holds the record (tied with Michael Esser) for the most shots saved (29). The defensive record has made Borussia Monchengladbach the surprise of the season, with the team all the way in third place.  Sound choice for this week, good choice for the entire season.

Michael Esser (Hannover 96)

If Sommer is making a good defensive like look better, Esser is disguising the many weaknesses of Hannover’s defense. Esser has managed 536.40 points in FootballCoin this season, making him the second best keeper in the league. Despite his impressive stats, Hannover 96 hover just above relegation, with one of the worst defensive records in the league. Things could have been severely worse had it not been for the 30 year old.

Peter Gulacsi (RB Lepzig)

Yes, it’s only Leipzig’s second season in the Bundesliga. But the German league’s villains are proving to be a force to be reckoned with. Not only are they playing the Europa League, but they are second in the Bundesliga, with one of the best defensive records in the league. The man behind the sticks is Peter Gulacsi, a 28 year old Hungarian keeper who arrived in 205 from RB Salzburg (wink, wink). He’s managed 532.86 points in FootballCoin. It’s important season for Leipzig and Gulacsi is proving to be a player they can put trust in.

Notable mention:

manuel neuer - germany, bayern munchenManuel Neuer (Bayern Munchen) – You can practically measure the decline of Germany and Bayern by Neuer’s erratic performances this year. While his return from injury was saluted by fans, his performances have been a far cry from the Neuer that helped Germany to the World Cup. In the Bundesliga, Bayern is in sixth place. To be fair, Neuer shares the record for least amount of goals received and much of his low 144.62 points could be attributed to the relatively few shots he’s had to face. Still, consider picking him, but maintain a decent amount of caution.

Roman Bürki (Borussia Dortmund) – Bürki is not of the FootballCoin list for a similar reason as Neuer. Dortmund have been superb this season and Bürki has not had as many threats to deal with as some of his counterparts. The team sits in first place, with the join to defense of the league and there is a growing sense of confidence that they will keep their run of form going.

The Bundesliga returns this weekend. Don’t forget to create your draft of players and register to FootballCoin contests, or create your own, for a chance to XFC prizes.

Eduard Bănulescu

 

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