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UEFA Champions League Soccer Picks: PSG vs. Bayern Munich DraftKings DFS Strategy

Nikhil Kalro preps you for Sunday’s 3:00 p.m. ET contest between PSG and Bayern Munich with DraftKings Captain’s Picks and flex options.

RB Leipzig v Paris Saint-Germain F.C - UEFA Champions League Semi Final Photo by Manu Fernandez/Pool via Getty Images

The final day of the 2019-20 season is upon us! The Champions League concludes on Sunday with Bayern Munich facing PSG in the blockbuster final. Here is a look at the players to consider for DraftKings’ soccer Showdown, which includes a $100,000 contest.

Set your DraftKings lineups here: UCL Showdown $100K Championship Clash [$25K to 1st]


Captain

Robert Lewandowski ($19,200)

Lewandowski has continued his stellar goal-scoring form, carrying his Bundesliga offensive fluency into the Champions League. He scored again in the semifinal, making some room and turning in an accurate header into the left corner. PSG will want to ensure he has no width in the box. That’s easier to say than do, especially against one of the best strikers in the world.

Others to consider: Serge Gnabry ($14,700)


High-priced flex options

Serge Gnabry ($9,800)

Gnabry blew open the semifinal with a brace against Lyon. He scored and assisted in the quarterfinal against Barcelona and has enjoyed a tremendous year offensively. His speed has been an invaluable asset in helping create some space to unleash his shots on target. He has averaged a stunning 22 DKFP per game, too.

Neymar ($10,600)

Neymar was influential in helping PSG get to this final with a fine display of dribbling skill and offensive penetration. He had an assist in the 3-0 win against Leipzig. There is a case for PSG on the counter-attack against Bayern’s incredibly high press. PSG will need Neymar’s experience and composure to convert a chance and he will definitely have a few opportunities.

Kylian Mbappe ($9,400)

Mbappe was a bit underwhelming in the semifinal against Leipzig. That can often happen after a long hiatus, with players returning to the fitness needed to be effective for 90 minutes. That performance would have helped Mbappe regain his match fitness. He had three shots on target against Leipzig. He might be able to create as many chances against Bayern but PSG will need him to convert them into at least a goal.

Others to consider: Angel Di Maria ($8,600)


Value flex options

Thomas Muller ($7,800)

Muller has been the beneficiary of all the spotlight falling on Gnabry and Lewandowski. He has often crept into the box unmarked and he can be lethal in those instances. He scored a brace against Barcelona by creating some width in the box and then sneaking toward the near corner for a one-touch finish. Fantasy players can also often ignore him, which is why he is a value pick.

Joshua Kimmich ($6,600)

Kimmich does it all for Bayern. Classified as a defender, he picked up points for a clean sheet against Lyon. But he also had two assists, including an accurate free kick into the box for Lewandowksi to score. In basketball, if your colleagues aren’t converting shots from the field, you don’t pick up assists. It’s the same in soccer. Bayern is one of the most effective offenses in the world, which increases the probability of Kimmich having an assist.

Others to consider: Ivan Perisic ($7,200)

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Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.