The Bundesliga is back! Games from the popular soccer league in Germany will be played behind closed doors starting on Saturday, May 16th. They will be the first European soccer league to restart following the COVID-19 shutdown.
The derby between Borussia Dortmund and Schalke 04 is the game of the week. Borussia Dortmund has to win as they are in second place in the standings with 51 points, just four points behind Bayern Munich. Can FC Schalke 04 ruin their plans?
We look at where the value is in this game.
Betting Odds By Pay Per Head 247
Team to Win (Regular Time)
Borussia Dortmund: -192
FC Schalke 04: +480
Borussia Dortmund: -1 (-117)
FC Schalke 04: +1 (-103)
Over 3 (+114)
Under 3 (-134)
Key Points to Consider
Last Six Games in All Competitions
Borussia Dortmund is coming off a 2-0 road loss against Paris Saint-Germain in the UEFA Champions League but they have five wins and just that loss in their last six games overall.
FC Schalke 04 is coming off a 1-1 home draw against Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga and they have four draws and two losses in their last six games overall.
Momentum: Borussia Dortmund is on an upward trend, winning four straight games in the Bundesliga.
Head-to-Head: These two teams last met in Bundesliga action on October 26, 2019 and the game finished with a 0-0 draw.
Players to Watch
Simulations I have run project Jadon Sancho, Thorgan Hazard and Julian Brandt as the players most likely to score (all of them from Borussia Dortmund). Borussia Dortmund is the better team and they were on a roll in the Bundesliga before the coronavirus pandemic. This may have disrupted their rhythm but there’s a lot at stake for them. Borussia Dortmund will find a way to prevail here.
Free Soccer Pick: Borussia Dortmund -1 (-117)