With the ongoing coronavirus (COVID0-19) pandemic canceling sports globally in March, it's been over two months since soccer fans have been able to enjoy "The Beautiful Game."
The wait is no longer.
The Bundesliga, the top professional soccer league in Germany, has been given the OK by the German government and health officials to return to action after a 60-day hiatus on May 16. A total of five matches will be played on Saturday, May 16, two will be played on Sunday, May 17, and the re-opening weekend will conclude with one match on May 18.
In order to effectively limit the spread of COVID-19, all soccer matches will be played without fans for the foreseeable future. All Bundesliga teams have at most 10 games remaining on their 2020 schedule.
How To Stream And Watch Bundesliga In The U.S.
Do you live in the United States and want to catch the re-opening of the Bundesliga? Fox Sports will be televising Bundesliga matches across the Fox Soccer Plus, FS1 and FS2 family of networks.
How To Stream And Watch 2. Bundesliga In The U.S.
2. Bundesliga is the second tier of German Football. 2. Bundesliga will also be re-starting action May 16. While viewing options for 2. Bundesliga are limited in the U.S. via traditional cable television subscription packages, you may watch select matches utilizing Fox Soccer Match Pass.
Bundesliga Soccer Odds and Betting Lines
The following are the betting lines and odds for Bundesliga’s return to action from coronavirus.
Saturday, May 16
Borussia Dortmund vs. Schalke, 9:30 AM ET kickoff
Borussia Dortmund: -220
Augsburg vs. Wolfsburg, 9:30 AM ET kickoff
Fortuna Dusseldorf vs. Paderborn, 9:30 AM ET kickoff
Fortuna Dusseldorf: +100
Hoffenheim vs. Hertha Berlin, 9:30 AM ET kickoff
Hertha Berlin: +230
RB Leipzig vs. Freiburg, 9:30 AM ET kickoff
RB Leipzig: -350
Eintracht Frankfurt vs. Borussia Monchengladbach, 12:30 PM ET kickoff
Eintracht Frankfurt: +200
Sunday, May 17
Cologne vs. Mainz, 9:30 AM ET kickoff
Union Berlin vs. Bayern Munich, 12 PM ET kickoff
Union Berlin: +1250
Bayern Munich: -500
Monday, May 18
Werder Bremen vs. Bayer Leverkusen, 2:30 PM ET kickoff
Betting lines and odds courtesy of Bovada.lv and BetOnline.ag.