Bundesliga Is Back! Free Picks For Its Return
Let’s have a look at the best options for your money for the return of the Bundesliga.
Bundesliga returns to the pitch on May 16, with nine or ten matches for each club left to go in the 2019-20 season. Soccer betting odds are plentiful on every match, as online sportsbooks gladly open every market as leagues start to return. We have gone through the games and odds to find the best bets to make on the return of the Bundesliga.
Best Bets on the Bundesliga
We have some of the best Bundesliga picks for the Bundesliga schedule on its first weekend back (May 16 to 18, 2020). Plus some quick picks on Bundesliga futures.
Borussia Dortmund vs. FC Schalke 04
In the first group of games on May 16, bettors and fans have a chance to see second-place Borussia Dortmund return to action against sixth-place FC Schalke 04.
Before the halt to the Bundesliga season, Dortmund was the hottest club in the league. Dortmund had one loss in 2020 in the Bundesliga (a 4-3 loss to a quality Leverkusen club in February). Excluding that loss, Dortmund has seven wins, outscoring opponents 24-5.
Dortmund is the favourite in this match at -204. However, these times have a history of playing close games, often ending in a draw. In the last ten meetings, five matches have ended in a draw. Bundesliga soccer betting odds on a draw in this game sit at +300.
If the league had not suspended play, Dortmund would be the better bet. However, with teams coming back, likely somewhat rusty and the history of draws between these two clubs makes betting a draw the smarter wager.
Pick: Draw (+300)
Eintracht Frankfurt vs. Borussia Monchengladbach
Fourth place Borussia Monchengladbach return to action on the road against 12th place Eintracht Frankfurt. Monchengladbach’s success this season has come primarily against the lower teams in the Bundesliga fixtures, including a 4-2 victory over Frankfurt in October.
In the first week back, no top-five Bundesliga club offers better betting value to win than Monchengladbach at +122. This game also means more for Monchengladbach, who sits two points up on Leverkusen for the final Bundesliga spot in the next Championships League.
Pick: Borussia Monchengladbach to Win (+122)
FC Union Berlin vs. Bayern Munich
The top club in the Bundesliga, Bayern Munich, takes the field against FC Union Berlin (who sits 11th overall) on the Sunday of Victoria Day weekend.
Bayern Munich opens at a massive favourite at -588. While Bayern Munich does need to win these games, as they only sit four points up on Borussia Dortmund, the best odds on this match is the game total. The over/under for goals in this match is 3.5.
Munich leads the league in goals with 73 or 2.92 goals per game. Berlin has seen four of its last six matches go over 3.5 goals. Add in the extra juice on the over, it is the best bet to make on this match.
Pick: Over 3.5 (+111)
Let’s have a quick look at the Bundesliga futures and prop bets.
2020 Bundesliga Winner Odds
- Bayern Munich -1949
- Borussia Dortmund +617
- RB Leipzig +1000
Up four points with nine games left, Bayern Munich is the overwhelming favourite to capture their eighth consecutive Bundesliga title. At odds of -1949, there is not much value wagering on Bayern Munich to win.
There are some other futures worth checking out though, such as top-goal scorer (odds on the top listed below.
Top Goalscorer Odds
- Robert Lewandowski -375
- Timo Werner +275
- Marco Reus +15500
With nine games left to go, Robert Lewandowksi leads all Bundesliga players with 25 goals and 110 shots (or four more goals and 15 more shots than teammate Timo Werner). Werner is the only player in the league within ten goals of Lewandowski.
For Werner to catch Lewandowski, teams will need to hold Lewandowski off the scoring sheet of most of the games remaining this season.
Should we expect teams, many with nothing to play for, to come back after two months off and stop the best player of the 2019-20 season? Probably not, meaning it is best to bet Lewandowski to lead the league in goals.
Pick: Robery Lewandowski (-375) to lead Bundesliga in goals
Where can I watch Bundesliga?
Watching European soccer in Canada is tricky. Broadcast rights continually change hands and many leagues are only available through paid online streaming services. Knowing where can I watch Bundesliga is a question on the many minds of Canadians (especially now it represents one of the few major leagues operating).
The easiest way to watch Bundesliga is at Bet365. Multiple sports are available for live streaming on Bet365, including the Bundesliga*.
*Geo-restrictions apply (Canada is not part of restricted territories for Bundesliga so we’re good) and a funded account or bet placement in prior 24 hours is required to access.
Best Online Sportsbooks to Bet on the Bundesliga
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