'The Coach' fancies Leverkusen's Benjamin Henrichs (left) and Douglas Costa of Bayern to score big this weekend. - © DFL DEUTSCHE FUSSBALL LIGA
'The Coach' fancies Leverkusen's Benjamin Henrichs (left) and Douglas Costa of Bayern to score big this weekend. - © DFL DEUTSCHE FUSSBALL LIGA
Bundesliga

The Coach: Three favourable fixtures on Matchday 15

For the first time since Matchday 9, I finally managed to pick up the top score between the Official Fantasy Bundesliga experts on Matchday 14. There are two rounds of fixtures remaining before we enter a month of wondering what to do with ourselves, but there are still plenty of points to be won before then.

I'm still not happy being 62 points adrift of Flo 'The Scout' so the aim is simple: close the gap before the winter break. To do just that and help you make the most of your three free transfers, here are three fixtures worth investing in.

If you haven't made your three transfers for Matchday 15...what are you waiting for?

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FC Schalke 04 vs SC Freiburg

Schalke had every right to feel incredibly hard-done by following their defeat to Bayer 04 Leverkusen last time out. They were reduced to ten men inside the opening five minutes, but invested more and posed the greater threat in the game. A repeat of that performance at home to Freiburg, who have picked up just four of a possible 21 points on the road this season, should see the Royal Blues return to winning ways.

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SV Darmstadt 98 vs FC Bayern München

I have avoided picking the record titleholders in a bid to highlight a variety of players from the Official Fantasy Bundesliga game, but this fixture is too tempting to pass up on. Bayern have looked good since weathering a 'mini-club crisis' and are scoring for fun, racking up 10 goals in their last three league games. Darmstadt, meanwhile, sit bottom of the table on the back of five straight defeats and should make for easy pickings on Sunday.

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Bayer 04 Leverkusen vs FC Ingolstadt 04

Leverkusen snapped their three-game winless streak against Schalke last time out and, while they weren't overly convincing against the Royal Blues' ten-men, the confidence boost will have been priceless for Roger Schmidt's men. Die Werkself have stated that their aim is to win their remaining fixtures before the winter break so it's a case of one down two to go and next up are an Ingolstadt side, who have lost five of their seven away games this season.

Now you won't hear from me before the last round of fixtures in midweek so keep Borussia Dortmund, Hertha Berlin and TSG 1899 Hoffenheim players in mind when making your transfers this weekend. Those three sides should thrive during the Englische Woche, though admittedly gambling with how head coaches will rotate their sides won’t be easy. Good luck!

 Never tactics bored,

 JT