RB Leipzig has a critical contest to close out matchday 29 when they travel to face FC Cologne on Monday, June 1st. Leipzig is currently in fifth place in the Bundesliga, but a win moves them ahead of Borussia Mönchengladbach and Bayer 04 Leverkusen, and a draw moves them into a tie with the two clubs.
The match gets underway at 12:30 p.m. ET, and DraftKings will have a Showdown contest available. We break down some useful picks below, and you can set your lineups here.
Timo Werner, F, Leipzig ($17,100)
The top player in the match is the conservative play to avoid losing out on points everyone else is getting. His Captain price came down $1,200 after a relatively poor match for the Leipzig star. He had no shots on goal and two inaccurate crosses against a solid Hertha Berline squad. Cologne offers a 14th-ranked defense against his position, which opens the door for a big day.
Marcel Sabitzer, M, Leipzig ($12,900)
If you want to be a contrarian, Sabitzer has had some solid performances to date. While Werner had a hat trick two matches ago against Mainz, Sabitzer added a goal and an assist in the match. At a discount, there’s some intriguing upside to be had in this match. You should have Cologne Captain options in what will be a difficult match for them.
Péter Gulácsi, GK, Leipzig ($6,800)
He’s coming off a rough performance against Hertha Berlin, giving up two goals in a 2-2 draw. However, among Bundesliga goal keepers with at least 20 matches under their belt this season, he is second with 27 total goals allowed and a 1.00 rate of goals allowed per 90 minutes. He’s got a great shot at getting out of the match with a clean sheet and a win, which would notch you 10 quick points.
Jhon Córdoba, F, Cologne ($7,800)
It’s hard to get jazzed about most anybody on the Cologne roster in what should be a tough matchup. Mark Uth ($10,600) is the safer play as someone who consistently creates shot opportunities for himself. He’s the safer play, but Córdoba offers a bit of upside for a decent discount. You have to have players from both sides, but you’ll want to load up on Leipzig players as best you can.