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Best lineup strategy for Bayern Munich-Frankfurt Showdown

Robert Lewandoski and Serge Gnabry sit atop our list of ideal captain’s candidates for Saturday’s matchup between Bayern Munich and Eintracht Frankfurt.

Bayern Munich’s Polish forward Robert Lewandowski celebrates scoring the opening goal from the penalty spot with his teammate Bayern Munich’s German midfielder Serge Gnabry during the German first division Bundesliga football match FC Union Berlin v FC Bayern Munich on May 17, 2020 in Berlin, Germany as the season resumed following a two-month absence due to the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. Photo by HANNIBAL HANSCHKE/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

The Bundesliga’s top team will take on an underdog Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1. First place Bayern Munich will host 13th place Eintracht Frankfurt at Allianz Arena. We break down the ideal lineup strategy for Showdown contests on DraftKings below. Set your lineups here.

Captain’s Picks

Robert Lewandowski, F, Bayern ($18,900)

The Bundesliga’s leading scorer has to be an overwhelming favorite here. He’s netted four goals in his last three appearances and leads all players in shots on goal (57) and total shots (110). While he doesn’t provide a ton of playmaking upside, his confidence and ability to attack the goal gives him the highest ceiling in the contest.

Serge Gnabry, M, Bayern ($15,900)

Gnabry struggled to get going last week, but remains a dot-it-all player who can impact the game in a lot of ways. He’s second on Bayern in goals (11) and assists (9). Unlocking his ability as a passer by sending in crosses is what he failed to do in his last outing, but it’s hard to see that being the case for a second straight game.

Flex Plays

Thomas Muller, M/F, Bayern ($11,400)

Muller is a pricey flex play, but consistently finishes with more than 10 DKFP when he plays the full 90 minutes. He leads the Bundesliga in assists with 16 and should be an integral piece of many Bayern attacks. It’ll be hard to execute a successful Bayern stack without Muller or Gnabry being in the mix.

Martin Hinteregger, D, Frankfurt ($3,200)

Hinteregger is one of the better value plays available if you want load up with Bayern players. He’s an involved passer for a defender and has netted six goals with one assist so far this season. The fact that he’s made 23 starts this season and is third on Frankurt in DKFP per game (9.5) makes him seem ling a strong play.

For those new to daily fantasy soccer, here’s how scoring works:

All players

Goal: 10 points
Assist: 6 pts
Shot: 1 pt
Shot on goal: 1 pt
Crosses: 0.7 pts (via corner kick, open play, and set pieces)
Assisted shot: 1 pt
Accurate pass: +0.02 pts
Foul drawn: 1 pt
Foul conceded: -0.5 pts
Tackle won: 1 pt
Passes Intercepted (D,M,F): +0.5 pts
Yellow Card: -1.5 pts
Red Card: -3 pts
Clean Sheet (D): +3 pts
Shootout Goal: +1.5 pts
Shootout Miss: -1 pt

Goalkeeper

Saves: +2 pts
Goal Conceded: -2 pts
Clean Sheet: +5 pts
Win: +5 pts
Penalty Kick Save: +3 pts
Shootout Save: +1.5 pts