So the German monopoly on top flight football is coming to end with the likes of the Premier League, Serie A and La Liga all now set to return at some point in June. The return of the Bundesliga a few weeks ago was quite controversial, almost half of fans surveyed felt the league should not re-start for fears that it would contribute to a rise in infections but since the Bundesliga returned to live-action it has witnessed record TV viewing figures suggesting those initial concerns have been replaced by a desire to get back to some form of normality.
The German's pragmatic response has meant that even when the entire Dynamo Dresden squad was forced into quarantine a week before the restart of the Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 that the disruption was minimal. The authorities had expected that such an event was likely to occur but felt confident that it wouldn't (as it didn't) disrupt the scheduling or present too much of a risk to the clubs or population as a whole. The question now is will the UK, Spain and Italy, 3 countries who have suffered much more than Germany in the current crisis be able to respond in the same manner?
Given the infection rate in those 3 countries remains significantly higher than Germany, the odds on their respective re-starts being disrupted are much shorter than anything I'm offering today.
Hertha Berlin v Augsburg - Hertha to win 2.0
Schalke v Werder Breman - Schalke to win 2.68
Mainz v Hoffenheim - Mainz to win 2.94
Wolfsburg v Eintracht Frankfurt - Eintracht to win 3.99
Bayern Munich v Fortuna Dusseldorf - Fortuna +2.0 Asian Handicap 3.15