After what has felt like an eternity without football, the German government has given the green light for the Bundesliga to resume on the 16th May.
Das ist wunderbar!
Whilst fans from across the world scramble to find a German side to support, the DFB has announced an action-packed relaunch weekend with some tasty fixtures.
Dortmund vs Schalke Betting Preview
The standout tie undoubtedly comes in the form of the Revierderby where Borussia Dortmund host Schalke in a game that has always delivered some magic.
Dortmund sit second in the table and will be hoping that their form prior to the break continues after winning four straight games and only conceding once.
That said, form often goes out of the window in a derby and this meeting has seen both teams score in six of the last nine matches. bet365 has priced this up at 1.80 to make it seven from ten, which could interest many punters with both teams lacking match fitness.
Union vs Bayern Betting Preview
Elsewhere in the league, Bayern Munich travel to Union Berlin on Sunday after once again stamping their authority on the division by winning nine straight games and going four points clear at the top.
This run has seen formerly interim boss Hansi Flick given the job on a permanent basis with many believing it’s only a matter of time before Bayern are crowned champions for a staggering 30th time.
Bundesliga games schedule
Full fixtures from the opening weekend can be found below:
Saturday 16th May (all times are BST):
- Borussia Dortmund vs FC Schalke 04 – 14:30
- FC Augsburg vs VfL Wolfsburg – 14:30
- Fortuna Düsseldorf vs SC Paderborn 07 – 14:30
- RB Leipzig vs SC Freiburg – 14:30
- 1899 Hoffenheim vs Hertha Berlin – 14:30
- Eintracht Frankfurt vs Borussia Mönchengladbach – 17:30
Sunday 17th May
- 1. FC Köln vs Mainz 05 – 14:30
- 1. FC Union Berlin vs Bayern Munich – 17:00
Monday 18th May
- Werder Bremen vs Bayer 04 Leverkusen – 19:30
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