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Germany's Bundesliga Soccer returns, Matchday 26 Odds Up

Bundesliga to restart on Saturday, May 16

After being suspended more than two months, the German Football League (DFL) announced on Thursday that it will become the first European soccer league to resume amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The action will begin on Saturday May 16, 2020 with Matchday 26, featuring nine games spread out over three days.

Saturday, May 16

  • Borussia Dortmund vs. Schalke 04 (9:30 a.m. ET)
  • RB Leipzig vs. SC Freiburg (9:30 a.m. ET)
  • Hoffenheim vs. Hertha BSC (9:30 a.m. ET)
  • Fortuna Dusseldorf vs. SC Paderborn (9:30 a.m. ET)
  • Augsburg vs. Wolfsburg (9:30 a.m. ET)
  • Eintracht Frankfurt vs. Borussia Monchengladbach (12:30 p.m. ET)

Sunday, May 17

  • FC Koln vs. Mainz 05 (9:30 a.m. ET)
  • Union Berlin vs. Bayern Munich (12:00 p.m. ET)

Monday, May 18

  • Werder Bremen vs. Bayer Leverkusen (2:30 p.m. ET)

Bayern Munich currently sits in the top spot of the latest table with 55 points (17-4-4) in 25 league matches. The Bavarian Giants have won the league title the past seven seasons and the oddsmakers believe No. 8 should be in order, making them a heavy favorite (-430)

Odds to win 2019-20 Bundesliga Title

Bayern Munich -430 (Bet $100 to win $23)
Borussia Dortmund +500 (Bet $100 to win $500)
RB Leipzig +850
Bayer Leverkusen +10000
Borussia Monchengladbach +10000

Borussia Dortmund is four points behind Bayern in second place with 51 points while RB Leipzig is five behind in third place. There are currently nine rounds of league play remaining.

Bundesliga Betting Odds - Matchday 26

Bettors can start placing early Bundesliga wagers at DraftKings on the upcoming games. Soccer Expert Toby Maxtone-Smith weighed in on the upcoming action and how bettors might want to attacked the upcoming action. He said, "I might be a tad hesitant to lay serious money, especially since we don’t which players will be active and the long layoffs is something that can’t be overlooked.”

Maxtone-Smith added, “My normal inclination would be lean to away teams to come away with something since teams won’t have a homefield edge due to the lack of fans. However, traveling during this pandemic and leaving families is another angle to look at and until you see a game or two, it might be wise to be patient.”

“I would expect the heavyweight clubs that are more well-known to be juiced up by the bookmakers since bettors will be laying into them even more since it’s the only game in town. That alone, provides value for me and I could be looking at home teams catching positive returns, at least in the first few weeks of the return.”

Based on the opening numbers below, we have five road favorites listed and that includes Bayern Munich (-435) laying a large price as it visits Union Berlin. When the pair met last October at Allianz Arena in Munich, the underdogs (Berlin) played well and only lost the league leaders by a 2-1 decision.

Saturday, May 15

Borussia Dortmund vs. Schalke 04

  • Borussia Dortmund -225
  • Schalke 04 +575
  • Draw +340
  • Total 2.5 (Over -175)

RB Leipzig vs. SC Freiburg

  • RB Leipzig -360
  • SC Freiburg +950
  • Draw +440
  • Total 2.5 (Over -182)

Hoffenheim vs. Hertha BSC

  • Hoffenheim -104
  • Hertha BSC +265
  • Draw +255
  • Total 2.5 (Over -134)

Fortuna Dusseldorf vs. SC Paderborn

  • Fortuna Dusseldorf +107
  • SC Paderborn +225
  • Draw +265
  • Total 2.5 (Over -155)

Augsburg vs. Wolfsburg

  • Augsburg +205
  • Wolfsburg +123
  • Draw +250
  • Total 2.5 (Over -132)

Eintracht Frankfurt vs. Borussia Monchengladbach

  • Eintracht Frankfurt +205
  • Borussia Monchengladbach +125
  • Draw +245
  • Total 2.5 (Over -155)

Sunday, May 17

FC Koln vs. Mainz 05

  • FC Koln -103
  • Mainz 05 +245
  • Draw +270
  • Total 2.5 (Over -180)

Union Berlin vs. Bayern Munich

  • Union Berlin +1000
  • Bayern Munich -435
  • Draw +525
  • Total 3.5 (Over +106)

Monday, May 18

Werder Bremen vs. Bayer Leverkusen

  • Werder Bremen +275
  • Bayer Leverkusen -120
  • Draw +290
  • Total 2.5 (Over -167)

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