- Midweek fixtures in the Bundesliga present opportunity.
- Two Official Fantasy Bundesliga transfer windows this week.
- Dortmund line-ups could prove decisive.
The games are coming thick and fast in the Bundesliga and the midweek fixtures on Matchday 4 present a challenge for all Official Fantasy Bundesliga coaches. But with that challenge comes opportunity. Especially in the transfer market…
The Official Fantasy Bundesliga transfer market has been open since 12:00 CEST on Monday and the players' value updated. Nothing unusual about that, but you will have to make a decision on who to buy and sell much quicker than usual. At 19:58 CEST on Tuesday, you will have to submit your team for Matchday 4.
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Take advantage of Tuesday fixtures
The limited time available to shape your squad is more than compensated by the fact that four games take place on Tuesday. That means the line-ups of eight clubs will be known before the transfer window slams shut. Will Thomas Tuchel rotate his squad after Borussia Dortmund's 6-0 win over SV Darmstadt 98? How will Bruno Labbadia react following Hamburger SV's 4-0 defeat to RB Leipzig? And how will Eintracht Frankfurt perform in Ingolstadt after their thrilling victory over Bayer 04 Leverkusen?
You should take all these conundrums and more into account when planning your own team. What's more, you can substitute players who didn't pick up the points on Tuesday for ones in action on Wednesday.
Once the results are in, the transfer window opens again at 12:00 CEST on Thursday with all the players valuations updated. Then you'll have until 20:28 CEST on Friday to pick your squad for the weekend. As Borussia Dortmund are playing SC Freiburg on Friday evening, their line-up for both matches this week will be known before the market closes. An important factor to consider if you have Dortmund players in your team.
The midweek fixtures overview
12:00 CEST Monday: valuations updated and transfer window opens
19:58 CEST Tuesday: transfer market closes
12:00 CEST Thursday: valuations updated and transfer window opens
20:28 CEST Friday: transfer market closes