What Colorado Sports Bettors Should Know About Betting the Bundesliga this Weekend

With the COVID-19 pandemic still taking center stage here in the U.S., sporting events have been put on hiatus until further notice. Domestically, NBA commissioner Adam Silver has taken steps towards reconditioning players for a questionable return. Major League Baseball executives have also been in talks about a league restructuring measure that would drastically reduce travel for teams. However, there is no word on when, or if these scenarios will be put into action.

On the other side of the pond, German sports fans are rejoicing the return of the Bundesliga, the topflight of German soccer, and one of Europe’s most popular sports leagues. The Bundesliga is known for its aggressive play, high scoring competition, and breakout talent. Although all games will be closed to the public, global viewership is expected to exceed one billion as eager soccer fans indulge in the return of The Beautiful Game.

Betting The Bundesliga At Colorado Sportsbooks

Major Colorado sportsbooks are currently offering competitive lines ahead of this massive weekend for international sports. CO sports bettors can place wagers now on the matches using:

Here is a full list of fixtures for this coming weekend:

Home TeamAway TeamDate & Time
Borussia DortmundFC Schalke 04Saturday, May 16, 7:30 a.m. MDT
Red Bull LeipzigSport Club FreiburgSaturday, May 16, 7:30 a.m. MDT
TSG 1899 HoffenheimHertha BerlinSaturday, May 16, 7:30 a.m. MDT
FC Augsburg VFL WolfsburgSaturday, May 16, 7:30 a.m. MDT
Fortuna DusseldorfSC Paderborn 07Saturday, May 16, 7:30 a.m. MDT
Eintracht FrankfurtBorussia MonchengladbachSaturday, May 16, 10:30 a.m. MDT
FC KolnFSV MainzSaturday, May 16, 7:30 a.m. MDT
FC Union BerlinFC Bayern MunichSunday, May 17, 10:00 a.m. MDT
SV Werder BremenBayer 04 LeverkusenMonday, May 18, 12:30 p.m. MDT

Never heard of the Bundesliga? Want to place some bets but aren’t sure where to start? We’ve made a list of the top three games this weekend that’ll surely see plenty of sportsbook action and keep you on the edge of your seat.

Borussia Dortmund Vs. FC Schalke 04

Saturday, May 16

Borussia Dortmund is Germany’s oldest soccer club, with one of the most rabid fan bases on the face of the planet. Known continentally for its massive 80,000-seat stadium, 2nd place Dortmund takes on 6th place FC Schalke 04 in what is being billed as the unofficial ‘reopening game’ for the Bundesliga season. Under normal conditions, FC Schalke would have a very hard time keeping up with the speed and power of youngsters Erling Haaland and Jadon Sancho, while trying to stay focused through the ear-shattering fan cheers at Signal Iduna Park. However, with all players coming off a two-month break and no fans in attendance during play, these two teams will be on a relatively even playing field going into Saturday’s match. Schalke will also welcome several starters back into its lineup after an unfortunate string of injuries that riddled the team earlier this season. This is a vital match for Dortmund – anything other than a win could see them falling into third or potentially fourth place in the league standings.

Borussia DortmundDrawFC Schalke 04
-200+340+480
Over 1.5Under 1.5
-500+360
Over 2.5Under 2.5
-155+125

Red Bull Leipzig Vs. Sport Club Freiburg

Saturday, May 16

SC Freiburg will make the 400-mile trip to Leipzig to take on Red Bull Leipzig this Saturday in what will be a tense competition between two sides with an appetite for pure attacking play. Red Bull Leipzig will have a lot to play for, as they lie one point behind Borussia Dortmund who stands between them and second place. Striker Timo Werner will look to run into space whenever possible, breaking down Freiburg’s mediocre defensive backline. However, 8th place Freiburg will want the win just as bad. A victory in this match could see them rising to sixth in the Bundesliga standings. If that position is held for the remainder of the season, Freiburg will gain automatic qualification to the Europa League, an annual competition between some of Europe’s toughest football clubs.

Red Bull LeipzigDrawSC Freiburg
-335+440+800
Over 1.5Under 1.5
-590+400
Over 2.5Under 2.5
-175+140

FC Union Berlin Vs. FC Bayern Munich

Sunday, May 17

While the competition itself may not be the most exciting, Bayern Munich’s elegant style of football will be sure to excite those who’ve never seen the sport played professionally. Top-ranked Munich will take on FC Union Berlin in the final matchup of the weekend before the game week wraps up with Werder Bremen playing Bayer Leverkusen on Monday. Union Berlin lies in eleventh place in the Bundesliga with 30 points. A win for the side could see them jumping into tenth, ahead of rival FC Cologne. Bayern heads to Berlin 4 points ahead of 2nd place Borussia Dortmund and will look to extend this gap – both in points and goal difference.

FC Union BerlinDrawFC Bayern Munich
+1300+575-530
Over 1.5Under 1.5
-770+500
Over 2.5Under 2.5
-225+175
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Ike Eguzouwa is writer by trade with more than seven years of experience writing for several Fortune 500 companies. In his free time, he enjoys trading sports and stock markets, as well as watching NCAA football and English Premier League soccer.