Hoffenheim's Lukas Rupp is one of the players who won't need a rest during midweek fixtures.
Hoffenheim's Lukas Rupp is one of the players who won't need a rest during midweek fixtures.

The Scout: how to master the midweek fixtures

The coffee machine is doing overtime and Flo 'The Scout' Reinecke has left a life-size cut out of himself in the lounge for my wife and kids to remember me by. Why? It’s midweek-fixture time in the Bundesliga and he’s on call 24/7. His notebook is crammed with names that will help you climb the Official Fantasy Bundesliga table.

Take advantage of Flo’s Official Fantasy Bundesliga tips here

Bundesliga coaches like to rotate their squad during midweek fixtures. That gives you the chance to pick up a short-term bargain, but there is also the risk that your top stars won’t get game time. That happened to me with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang last weekend (I want answers Thomas Tuchel!).

Fully aware as I am of my responsibilities as Scout, I’ve combined great value players that could benefit from rotation with big-name stars that won’t fall victim to any chopping and changing.



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Drat, now I’ve run out of coffee. It’s probably good timing actually as I need to head into town to buy some binoculars. I need them to try and pick out James 'The Coach' Thorogood and Matt 'The Expert' Howarth behind me in the office league. I might need Matt’s help to work out the difference between 294 and 22. I’m no mathematician, but I’m sure it’s a lot.

Scout’s honour


About Flo: From shoe sizes to the number of goals scored in training, Official Fantasy Bundesliga Scout Florian knows everything there is to know about every single member of the Bundesliga's all-star cast. He claims to have discovered Fritz Walter and Franz Beckenbauer, and now he wants to share his talent-spotting prowess with you.