Top Bundesliga Games And Betting Action 16-17 May 2020 Including The Revierderby
This weekend sees European top flight football take the first tentative steps towards normality following a ten week break due to the Coronavirus pandemic. All eyes turn to Germany as the Bundesliga springs back into life, albeit behind closed doors, with all eighteen clubs in action.
Borussia Dortmund v Schalke 04, Sat 16 May
Playing in an empty stadium without their vociferous supporters may give Borussia Dortmund pause for thought this Saturday afternoon but it should be a case of business as usual for the second-placed team when they host sixth in the table Schalke 04. The Revierderby would normally attract a full house of 80,000 to Signal Iduna Park but there will be an audience of millions worldwide as new signing Erling Haaland looks to add to his impressive haul of 39 goals in 28 games for Dortmund. The Norwegian teenager is a short price to score the first goal as are Dortmund to win but both look like winning bets.
Red Bull Leipzig v SC Freiburg, Sat 16 May
Second highest scorer with 21 league goals this season, Timo Wermer is in top form and should lead his RB Leipzig team to a comfortable home victory over Freiburg. The Liverpool target has only scored once in his last seven league games but Saturday’s game against mid-table Freiburg should provide an excellent opportunity for Wermer to add to his tally although it may not be as easy as the short odds for a home win would suggest. The visitors have not been in the best of form recently with just one victory in the last five attempts but should, nonetheless, prove tough opponents for third-placed Leipzig but a narrow one goal defeat looks a likely outcome.
Eintracht Frankfurt v Borussia Mönchengladbach, Sat 16 May
Borussia Mönchengladbach still entertain hopes of a surprise Bundesliga title win as they sit in fourth place and just six points behind leaders Bayern Munich. A record of three wins, a draw and one defeat in the last five league games is reason to be confident that Borussia can register a vital away win against Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday evening. On the back of three successive defeats, Frankfurt have dropped rapidly down to twelfth place and could find themselves in further trouble following what should be another defeat at the hands of high-flying Mönchengladbach.
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FC Union Berlin v FC Bayern München, Sun 17 May
Despite home advantage, Union Berlin are rank outsiders at huge odds to win this Sunday’s game as the opposition are table-topping Bayern Munich. Only promoted this season, Berlin have performed reasonably well in the top flight and are holding firm in mid-table. Although the Bundesliga newcomers have picked up useful points in the last five games from two wins and a draw those victories came against teams in the bottom half of the table and Bayern will prove much more difficult opponents. Bayern should have ace striker Robert Lewandowski available again following injury and the Polish star looks a good bet to add to his 25 league goals in what should be a comfortable away win for the reigning champions.
Werder Bremen v Bayer 04 Leverkusen, Mon 18 May
Second from bottom of the table and a record of five defeats in the last six league games does not bode well for Werder Bremen as they take the field against an improving Bayer Leverkusen on Monday night. To add to Bremen’s woes, Leverkusen have tasted defeat just once in the last nine league games and recent victories include a 4-3 win against Borussia Dortmund and 3-1 away victory over Glasgow Rangers in the Europa League. On form, there can be no outcome other than an away win for Leverkusen and star player Kai Havertz could get back on the scoring trail with a goal or two.