Dream11 Fantasy Soccer: RB Leipzig at FC Koln

Dream11 Fantasy Soccer: RB Leipzig at FC Koln

This article is part of our Dream11 Fantasy Soccer series.

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Koln come in on a three-game undefeated run at home, though there are not many positives for Monday's match. They sit in 11th in the table with 34 points and are closer to relegation than a potential UEFA Europa League spot for the 2020-21 campaign. Leipzig, on the other hand, have been struggling to close out games. They might have avoided defeat in their last nine Bundesliga contests, but they have won just three times during that stretch (W3, D6). They have netted eight times in just three games since the league resumed in mid-May, however, so at the very least they've been effective in the final meters.

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FC Koln: W1, D2, L2

RB Leipzig: W1, D4

Team News

FC Koln

OUT: Marcel Risse (knee), Niklas Hauptmann (groin), Sebastiaan Bornauw (suspension)

Doubtful: Rafael Czichos (back)

RB Leipzig

OUT: Marcel Halstenberg (suspension), Ibrahima Konate (leg), Ethan Ampadu (back), Yussuf Poulsen (ankle)

Doubtful: Kevin Kampl (groin)

Expected Lineups

FC Koln: Timo Horn; Kingsley Ehizibue, Toni Leistner, Jorge Mere, Benno Schmitz; Jonas Hector, Ismail Jakobs, Florian Kainz, Ellyes Skhiri; Mark Uth; Jhon Cordoba

RB Leipzig: Peter Gulacsi; Lukas Klostermann, Dayot Upamecano, Tyler Adams; Konrad Laimer, Dani Olmo, Angelino; Christopher Nkunku, Marcel Sabitzer; Patrik Schick, Timo Werner

Top Picks

Timo Werner, Leipzig: Werner has been inconsistent since the resumption of the league; he has three goals in three starts,

Game Preview

Koln come in on a three-game undefeated run at home, though there are not many positives for Monday's match. They sit in 11th in the table with 34 points and are closer to relegation than a potential UEFA Europa League spot for the 2020-21 campaign. Leipzig, on the other hand, have been struggling to close out games. They might have avoided defeat in their last nine Bundesliga contests, but they have won just three times during that stretch (W3, D6). They have netted eight times in just three games since the league resumed in mid-May, however, so at the very least they've been effective in the final meters.

Recent Form

FC Koln: W1, D2, L2

RB Leipzig: W1, D4

Team News

FC Koln

OUT: Marcel Risse (knee), Niklas Hauptmann (groin), Sebastiaan Bornauw (suspension)

Doubtful: Rafael Czichos (back)

RB Leipzig

OUT: Marcel Halstenberg (suspension), Ibrahima Konate (leg), Ethan Ampadu (back), Yussuf Poulsen (ankle)

Doubtful: Kevin Kampl (groin)

Expected Lineups

FC Koln: Timo Horn; Kingsley Ehizibue, Toni Leistner, Jorge Mere, Benno Schmitz; Jonas Hector, Ismail Jakobs, Florian Kainz, Ellyes Skhiri; Mark Uth; Jhon Cordoba

RB Leipzig: Peter Gulacsi; Lukas Klostermann, Dayot Upamecano, Tyler Adams; Konrad Laimer, Dani Olmo, Angelino; Christopher Nkunku, Marcel Sabitzer; Patrik Schick, Timo Werner

Top Picks

Timo Werner, Leipzig: Werner has been inconsistent since the resumption of the league; he has three goals in three starts, but all three came in one game. His floor isn't very high, but he is a reliable goal-scoring threat and the Koln defense will have a hard time stopping him.

Christopher Nkunku, Leipzig: Nkunku has not completed a full 90 in any of his last four starts, but he is regularly involved in set pieces and final-third plays. That could translate to several chances and, potentially, assists - as evidenced by the fact he has set up 13 goals in 26 appearances this term.

Lineup Strategies

Beware of Leipzig's rotations in midfield: Kampl is doubtful, Sabitzer has been inconsistent and Adams constantly changes positions. To complicate things further, Dani Olmo has been in and out of the lineup, and Emil Forsberg might not be ready to play a full game yet. Leipzig have a lot of talent in midfield. However, the constant rotations decrease the potential fantasy value of most of these players. That's why it would be best to wait until the confirmed lineups to see which player might be useful, and who is better suited for a bench role.

Trust Mark Uth for Koln value: Koln do not have a lot of upside, as they are likely to be overmatched. Additionally, Koln have already conceded 52 goals, so it's hard to find any real value on their defense. One player who could change that is Uth, who has five goals in 10 matches for Koln this season, and he will be the main threat for Leipzig defensively.

Captain and Vice-Captain Options

  1. Timo Werner
  2. Christopher Nkunku
  3. Marcel Sabitzer
  4. Mark Uth

Dream11 Team

GK – Peter Gulacsi

DF – Dayot Upamecano

DF – Lukas Klostermann

DF – Toni Leistner

MF – Marcel Sabitzer

MF – Jonas Hector

MF – Christopher Nkunku (VC)

MF – Florian Kainz

MF – Konrad Laimer

FW – Timo Werner (C)

FW – Mark Uth

Disclaimer: The views expressed here are of the author and is not a reflection of the actual points you might earn.

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