- Müller with five goals and six assists in 11 outings vs. Wolfsburg.
- Matchday 13 BLMVP Reus has similar record against Köln.
- Pizarro has ten goals in 11 Bremen appearances gainst Hertha.
I hope you heeded my advice and picked Robert Lewandowski and Marco Reus in your Matchday 13 XI! FC Bayern München star Lewandowski continued his fine run against 1. FSV Mainz 05 with a brace at the OPEL Arena on Friday, while Reus set up three of Borussia Dortmund’s four goals against Borussia Mönchengladbach.
The Germany international features in this piece, too, but he is not the only Bundesliga star up against one of their favourite opponents on Matchday 14…
Marco Reus (14.15M, vs. 1. FC Köln)
The only thing missing from Reus’ comeback display against Gladbach on Saturday was a goal. After providing three assists against the Foals, though, the 27-year-old will be licking his lips at the prospect of facing 1. FC Köln, against whom he has scored five goals and set up a further six in nine appearances. Snap him up now if you haven’t done so already!
Thomas Müller (15.35M, vs. VfL Wolfsburg)
I’m sure you recall Müller’s strike partner stealing the headlines in last season’s corresponding fixture. Yes, Lewandowski’s five-goal haul will live long in the memories of Bundesliga fans the world over, but Müller’s record of five goals and six assists in 11 outings against the Wolves is not to be sniffed at. Having failed to find the net in the league this season, Müller is due a goal…
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (13.7M, vs. Bayer 04 Leverkusen)
FC Schalke 04’s 12-match unbeaten run came to an end on Matchday 13, but the Royal Blues put up a good fight against league leaders RB Leipzig before eventually succumbing to a 2-1 defeat. Markus Weinzierl’s side will be eager to make amends against Leverkusen - Choupo-Moting’s favourite opponents. The Cameroonian has scored more goals against Die Werkself (5 in 11 appearances) than any other Bundesliga club. Don’t forget: He also wins his fair share of challenges…
Claudio Pizarro (12.3M, vs. Hertha Berlin)
Yes, Hertha are the only team in the Bundesliga with a 100 per cent home record this season, so why on earth would you bring in an SV Werder Bremen player ahead of the Green-Whites’ daunting trip to the Olympiastadion? Claudio Pizarro’s phenomenal scoring record against the Old Lady, that’s why! The Peruvian has ten goals in 11 appearances - for Werder - against the capital club, but does he deserve a place in your squad?
Timothy Chandler (8.4M, vs. TSG 1899 Hoffenheim)
Hoffenheim are the only Bundesliga side other than Leipzig yet to lose this season, but Eintracht Frankfurt are on an impressive unbeaten run of their own. The Eagles’ last defeat came against SC Freiburg at the beginning of October - seven games ago. USMNT international Chandler is not only 13th in the list of highest-scoring defenders in the game, but his last two Bundesliga goals have also come against Die Kraichgauer. I might just sign him up myself…
Watch: Personal bests on Matchday 13