Just like the BPL I will predict it as though I am predicting 18 players and then include 5 extra players. Obviously it is a team dominated by both Munich and Dortmund however there are some other players such as Malli, Kampl and Hernandez who stand out.
Lastyears score 13/18
Formation: 3-4-2-1 – Part one: http://www.futhead.com/16/squads/12446068/
Part two: http://www.futhead.com/16/squads/12446107/
Manuel Neuer – GK – 90 OVR
Although many predictions may leave out Neuer due to the amount of goalkeepers performing to a top level this year personally I can’t leave out the undisputed best keeper in the world. After all he has only conceded 13 goals from 28 games thus far. Other keepers have made more saves due to the clubs which they play in but Neuer has always been their when he has been needed and thus picks up the keeper spot in my side.
Jonathan Tah – CB – 76 OVR
On current performances the future looks really bright for Tah who has shone for Leverkusen throughout the season. He may not have contributed offensively but his defensive side of the game really stands out. At just twenty years old he has received a call up for a very competitive German side and although he may not make the side it shows just how highly he is thought after.
Mats Hummels – CB – 86 OVR
The first of many Dortmund players to make the cut is Hummels and he is probably one of the more obvious suggestions after leading Sportal ratings and placing third in kickers for defenders. The Dortmund skipper has played a big part in the defensive side of things which has helped Dortmund push Munich all the way with BVB still only being five points off the league leaders it’s not impossible, it is very unlikely however.
David Alaba – CB – 85 OVR
Although most will recognise Alaba as one of the best LB’s in the world he has spent the vast majority of this year in a central position of which he has performed to a top standard. I think that speaks wonders for just how talented this guy is. The Austrian has played a big part in Munichs superb defensive record and although he has not contributed to much offensively that is largely down to him playing in a more defensive role.
Mitchell Weiser – RB – 74 OVR
It’s been quite a year for Hertha who are up in fourth position. There are not really any stand out players for them who walk into the side however Weiser makes a very good shout. He has made the move back to RB this season and has excelled in that position helping Berlin both offensively with two goals and five assists alongside helping them to the 5th best defensive record. He picked up a MC item and will be a direct re-release of that should he make the side.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan – RW – 83 OVR
Not only does Mkhitaryan have a hard to say name but he also appears to be hard to deal with for the opposing players managing to contribute to almost a goal a game on average with 10 goals and 16 assists. He is the joint highest rating on kicker with an impressive average of 2.61 along with top top on Sportal with 2.52 which made him one of the first names on my prediction.
Xabi Alonso – CDM – 84 OVR
I am a massive Alonso fan and feel that he is a similar type of player to that of Busquets for Barca in the sense that he controls the game from the CDM position but goes largely under the radar. He is getting on now at 34 years old however he could still do a job for any side in the world, that says a lot for his quality. He has just the one assist to his name for the German champions so far however he has the 5th highest average rating player on Kicker and has helped contribute to Munichs amazing defensive record.
Ä°lkay GündoÄŸan – CM – 83 OVR
There has always been a lot of hype around Gundogan and he has well and truly showed why this year becoming one of Dortmunds best players. There is likely to be more interest in the summer and Dortmund will do well to keep hold of him. Similarly to Alonso he does not contribute to loads of goals however he plays a vital part for his side. EA gave him a winter upgrade and with him continuing his performances he looks to be in line for a TOTS item.
Douglas Costa – LM – 83 OVR
Costa is largely known as one of the trickiest players around at the moment with many defenders claiming that he is the hardest player they have ever had to defend against. He may not claim the headlines with goals with only three to his name however he brings so much more to the side than that. He is a constant threat down the wings and can influence the game at any moment in time. He has an impressive 13 assists to his name along with cementing himself as a Munich regular.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – ST – 84 OVR
In the world of FIFA PEA is known solely for his pace even though he has so much more than that to his game. The Gabonese striker has shone since signing for the German side in 2013 and has not looked back since. He has arguably had his best season so far in 2015/16 after being given the main striker role. He has repayed that decision by scoring on 23 occasions along with chipping in with six assists.
Robert Lewandowski – ST – 88 OVR
Just imagine the strike force of TOTS Aubameyang and TOTS Lewandowski. Well that will become a reality upon release with Lewandowski finding the net 27 times which outside the BBVA is a brilliant tally to have. He leads the goalscoring standings by four over you guessed it, Aubameyang. With the Polish striker picking up no less than five special items we will be looking at either a 95 or 96 rating for this TOTS.
Ralf Fährmann – GK – 82 OVR
Although Fahrmann can not boast one of the best defensive records in the division it is largely accepted that he has been superb throughout the season in Germany and many would argue that he has been better than Neuer, not in quality but performances. He has picked up two IF’s and a winter upgrade so EA have already noticed his performances and thus I feel that he is one of the certainty for this side.
Marvin Matip – CB – 75 OVR
Ingolstadt who were promoted from the second division last year have impressed the majority of Bundesliga watchers and are currently sitting in 9th position. Their defensive side of the game is what stands out 33 goals conceded in the 30 games they have played. Marvin Matip has been at the heart of that playing in all 30 games and standing high in the kicker average ratings. EA noticed his performances and gave him an upgrade for his performances. I expect another upgrade in a couple of weeks in the form of a TOTS item.
Kevin Kampl – CM – 79 OVR
I was always a fan of Kampl when he was playing his football for Salzburg over in Austria. Since moving to Germany he may have calmed down on the goals front slightly as to probably be expected however his performances have remained at the top level throughout and he has become one of Leverkusens top players throughout the campaign. He could narrowly miss out due to lack of game time however he has a valid claim to his spot.
Yunus Malli – CAM – 77 OVR
Outside of Munich and Dortmund there are only a handful of players which are worth mentioning. Malli is one of those players who has helped Mainz to mount a serious challenge for a European spot. The young German is into double figures with ten goals and has four assists to go with that. Not bad at all for a side like Mainz.
Mahmoud Dahoud – CM – 70 OVR
There has been an overload of young German talent in recent years and we look to have yet another one in Dahoud. The Gladbach central midfielder has stood out during the season receiving two IF’s alongside a massive 10 upgrade in the winter batch. He has four goals and eight assists to his name which I feel will be enough to see him into the side.
Thomas Müller – CF – 86 OVR
It is quite hard to say what the exact position of Mullers TOTS item will be however there is no question about it when it comes to him receiving one. It goes to show just how important Muller is to this side when you can play him in various positions and he will always deliver. What is often forgot about Muller is the fact that he is still only 26 years old due to how early he made his mark. He could make the starting eleven should EA decide to make him a CAM but with 19 goals and 7 assists he will be somewhere.
Javier Hernández – ST – 82 OVR
One of the few mistakes that SAF made was on this Mexican striker, so while he was looking at other options the answer was always with Hernandez. Things didn’t fall his way and he moved over to Leverkusen. He has 16 goals to his name in the 25 games he has played in which should be enough to see him claim a place in the side. He is fourth in the goalscorer standings after only the obvious players.
Loris Karius – GK – 79 OVR
With the sheer amount of top goalkeepers in the Bundesliga I wouldn’t be surprised to see three picking up a TOTS item. I am confident on the first two selected however this one could be one of many. I have opted for Mainz keeper Karius due to his impressive defensive record along with the fact that Mainz are flying high in the table. Other options are Hitz, Zieler and Adler.
Aytaç Sulu – CB – 75 OVR
I am actually quite confused as to how Sulu didn’t pick up an IF or a MC item during this campaign with the Darmstadt CB scoring seven goals for the newly promoted side along with picking up the record for the most headed goals in a single season. Sulu is actually only beaten by Wagner in terms of goals scored which for a center back is quite the feat.
Kingsley Coman – RM – 77 OVR
With Munich being without Robben and Ribery for large parts of the season it was a chance for their young Frenchman Coman to shine and that is exactly what the youngster did. He picked up a winter upgrade for his performances and can claim one of the highest average ratings from Kicker. The future is extremely bright for Coman and hopefully he can continue to improve.
Salomon Kalou – ST – 78 OVR
The positioning on this one was the only hard decision which I had to make with the Ivorian playing both centrally and on the left side 15 times each but seeing as most of his goals came from the CF position I am going to go with that. He has 14 in total which has helped propel Hertha to a European spot.
Raffael- ST – 81 OVR
A player who is overshadowed by many is Raffael who contributes largely to both goals and assists for Gladbach with 10 goals and 13 assists to his name. Gladbach sit in fifth position as things stand and a lot of that is down to the quality of Raffael