Or just… Football Returns!
After what has felt like an eternity without football, it’s time for the big return! The German government has given the green light for the Bundesliga to resume on Saturday the 16th May, with bet365 live streaming all the action* (exclusions listed below).
Last week, the DFB has announced an action packed relaunch weekend with some tasty fixtures.
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 2nd 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 4/5 to make it seven from ten, which could interest many punters with both teams lacking match fitness.
Just to inform or remind you, and this is agreed for all leagues, the teams are allowed 5 substitutions instead of 3 in a decision aiming to minimise injuries. However, managers will have to use them in 3 occasions to avoid time wasting.
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.
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
- FC Köln vs Mainz 05 – 14:30
- FC Union Berlin vs Bayern Munich – 17:00
Monday 18th May
Werder Bremen vs Bayer 04 Leverkusen – 19:30
Bundesliga live streaming
bet365 will be streaming all fixtures from the Bundesliga as European football comes back onto the scene. Geo-restrictions apply (listed below) and a funded account or bet placement in prior 24 hours is required to access and watch.
*Excluded countries include Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg & Switzerland