• Focusing first on Friday night game a good strategy.
  • Swap out underperforming stars with your substitutes.
  • Pass around the captain's armband if necessary.

With Matchday 7 almost upon us, my latest tips may appear a slight gamble but should they pay off, you can rest easy as the Official Fantasy Bundesliga points start to flow in.

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"What? You can do that?" is often the response I get when talking among fellow Official Fantasy Bundesliga enthusiasts about my Matchday tactics.

Chopping and changing early may pay dividends

I've already talked about manipulating the system in terms of formation, but what about when the weekend action gets underway? What advice can I lend that can help you pick up more points? Well I'm here to tell you!

The first suggestion is altering your line-up during the weekend. Leave the players featuring in the Saturday evening showdown, or the Sunday fixtures, on the bench. Then, should another player under perform, you can swap them out. Always wait for the official line-ups before making any alterations because once a player is out, there's no getting his points back.

Vedad Ibisevic will be in action with Hertha Berlin on Friday - if he does not earn many points, you can always swap him out later in the weekend. © gettyimages / Boris Streubel

At times, it's a gamble for sure but it can also pay off in the long run. It's also important to note that the one thing you can't change once the Matchday kicks off is your formation. So think carefully about how you're setting your team up before the Friday night game.

Don't be afraid to alternate your captain!

The second suggestion is not being so rigid with the captain's armband. It makes sense to give the armband to a Friday night player first. That way if he has a great night you've doubled up a strong points tally. If he doesn't you've got plenty of other players to give it to over the course of the weekend.

The key here is being active. After all it takes less than a minute to log on and make two clicks to make a substitution or give the captain's armband to a player more likely to score higher.

Exclusive Bundesliga rewards to be won!

If Robert Lewandowski has been your captain thus far, he's earned you an Offical Fantasy Bundesliga high of 140 points! © gettyimages / Alex Grimm

Whether you're lagging behind in the overall leaderboard or not, every matchday gives you the chance to win exclusive Bundesliga prizes providing you finish in the top 5 of any given weekend. That means you still have 27 chances to be a winner – so what are you waiting for!

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