Match Day Dividends are just days away from returning as the 2019/20 football season is fast approaching.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with the mechanics of Match Day Dividends, find out everything you need to know here.
Last season Traders returned large profits thanks to individual performances on the pitch. So make sure your portfolio is ready once again.
Here are the three highest accumulative Match Day Scoring Bundesliga Forwards from last season and a wildcard to get Traders thinking:
1st – Max Kruse (£0.20) – 3,104
Max Kruse has been catching the eye of avid Bundesliga fans for years. He has most recently moved away from the German top-flight side Werder Bremen to play for Turkish side Fenerbache – and, has previously featured for Wolfsburg, Borrusia Monchengladbach and even has five caps for the German national side.
That second goal, though 😱
Max Kruse makes it look easy! 😎 pic.twitter.com/oJbRmBSeJd
— Goal (@goal) March 18, 2019
Last season, Kruse showed yet again he is a very effective front-man and finisher. The 31-year-old finished the campaign with 11 goals and nine assists that clearly caught the eye of European suitors – hence his recent transfer. The German is effective in the false nine positions as he likes to spray long passes, dribble in and around players and can finish aerially, from close in and long-distance.
This season, Kruse could inflict plenty of damage on the Turkish league defences. He is still well in his prime and at £0.20 could be well worth a punt as he should score some goals. However, Traders may see the risk in Kruse fading away as many players do when they transfer to Turkish sides.
2nd – Julian Brandt (£2.01) – 3,068
One of Germany’s best young talents at just 23 years old. Brandt made his debut back in 2014 with Bayer Leverkusen and remained there until this summer, where he has since joined Borussia Dortmund.
Wednesday morning: Sign Thorgan Hazard
Wednesday afternoon: Sign Julian Brandt
A busy day for Dortmund! 💛
BVB are going to have a formidable attack next season! 👊 pic.twitter.com/Cqm4i1Biwi
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) May 22, 2019
Brandt is able to play a number of different positions in attack and last season he featured mostly out wide. He ended the season with seven goals and eleven assists – his best campaign to date. He has built up a special relationship with the Leverkusen fans and made it onto the national stage in 2018. The German is a creatively-minded player, who can set up teammates and is lethal on a counter-attack.
This season he is joining up with a higher calibre of attack. Brandt will be in the company of Marco Reus, Jadon Sancho, Paco Alcacer, Thorgan Hazard and Mario Gotze to name a few. Whether he will walk into the starting eleven is yet to be seen however he will definitely grow as a player with the Bundesliga runners up and will carve a way into making a big impact at Signal Iduna Park.
3rd – Robert Lewandowski (£1.14) – 2,945
Does the Polish captain ever age? Apparently not according to his statistics. Robert Lewandowski continues to pocket defenders, score goals and make it look effortless.
New season, same old Lewandowski 👏
The big Polish striker bagged a hat-trick as Bayern cruised to a 5-0 win in the German Supercup.pic.twitter.com/DCDw3xOyA4
— BT Sport (@btsport) August 12, 2018
The Bayern Munich striker had another prolific season spearheading the attack. He scored 22 goals and also got seven assists in another triumphant campaign for Germany’s most successful ever club. For those who aren’t aware – there shouldn’t be many – Lewandowski is a modern-day target man who likes to use his strength and prowess to dominate defenders in and around the box. He also possesses a wicked shot.
This season, Lewandowski will remain an important asset to Bayern who will want to fend off the ever-improving Borussia Dortmund once again. Whether he will continue to put up the same impressive numbers is yet to be seen but at £1.14, he could be a worthwhile portfolio addition with Match Day Dividends imminent.
WILDCARD – Wout Weghorst (£0.83)
After killing it in the Eredivisie, Dutch striker Wout Weghorst transferred to Vfl Wolfsburg… where he killed it. The towering 6’4 forward has struck fear into the Bundesliga defences this season from his sheer size and presence in the box. He is a monster when attacking a cross and always seems to find extra space to exploit the confused and slow reacting defenders. Last season, he scored a huge 17 goals and also got seven assists with some incredible performances.
Wout Weghorst took the soul from Augsburg 😱 pic.twitter.com/Lt2xyaaMw5
— Goal (@goal) May 20, 2019
This season, he will hope to continue in the same vein and try lead Wolfsburg to better than sixth-placed finish last season. At 26 years old, Traders have to all seriously consider whether he is worth adding to the portfolio as he looks to only get better.