Looking for your football fix? Follow the German Bundesliga

We’ve enjoyed catching up with our Corinthian Club guest speakers over the last couple of months. In the last of our Keeping up Quarantine series, we speak to Welsh rugby player Gareth Anscombe. Gareth joined us at the Guinness Six Nations for 2020 (unable to join Wales due to a knee injury), one year after being named Guinness Man of the Match in Wales’s 25-7 Grand Slam-winning victory over Ireland.

Currently in the Premier League, the 20 clubs that form the division are in discussions around completing the season, their motivations and desired outcomes differ significantly depending on what their current league position is. The UK government has announced that no elite sports in England will commence until at least 1st June at the earliest which means many fans in the UK will still be waiting for their football fix for a while, or will they?

The German Bundesliga, considered one of the top 5 leagues in the World along with the English Premier League, Spanish La Liga, Italian Serie A & French Ligue 1 has been given the green light by the German Government to recommence and is due to kick off again this Saturday [16th May 2020] behind closed doors. Games will be available to watch via the broadcast rightsholder, BT Sport.

This is massive news in the football community, the Bundesliga will be the first league in the world [minus the Belarusian Premier League] to restart since the COVID-19 outbreak. Below we’ve outlined the games taking place this weekend and give our predictions on the outcomes.

Saturday 16th May

Borussia Dortmund v FC Schalke 04
Kick-off: 14.30 BST
Corinthian Prediction: Borussia Dortmund Win

FC Augsburg v VfL Wolfsburg
Kick-off: 14.30 BST
Corinthian Prediction: VfL Wolfsburg Win

Fortuna Düsseldorf v SC Paderborn 07
Kick-off: 14.30 BST
Corinthian Prediction: Draw

RB Leipzig v SC Freiburg
Kick-off: 14.30 BST
Corinthian Prediction: RB Leipzig Win 

1899 Hoffenheim v Hertha Berlin
Kick-off: 14.30 BST
Corinthian Prediction: Draw 

Eintracht Frankfurt v Borussia Mönchengladbach
Kick-off: 17.30 BST
Corinthian Prediction: Borussia Mönchengladbach Win

Sunday 17th May

FC Köln v Mainz 05
Kick-off: 14.30 BST
Corinthian Prediction: 1. FC Köln Win

FC Union Berlin v Bayern Munich
Kick-off: 17.00 BST
Corinthian Prediction: Bayern Munich Win

Monday 18th May

Werder Bremen v Bayer 04 Leverkusen
Kick-off: 19.30 BST
Corinthian Prediction: Bayer 04 Leverkusen Win

Which team should I follow?

If your’re new to German football then picking a specific team to follow could be quite daunting. We’ve compared the teams from Bundesliga with those in the Premier League (very loosely) but whoever you decide to follow, it certainly will be good to have football back in our lives!

Bayern Munich – Manchester United
Borussia Dortmund – Liverpool
RB Leipzig – Manchester City
Bayer Leverkusen – Arsenal
FC Schalke 04 – Chelsea
Borussia Mönchengladbach – Tottenham/Leicester City
1899 Hoffenheim – Everton
VfL Wolfsburg – Wolves/Sheffield United
SC Freiburg – Burnley
FC Köln – Southampton
FC Union Berlin – Watford
Eintracht Frankfurt – Crystal Palace
Hertha Berlin – Newcastle
FC Augsburg – West Ham
Mainz – Brighton & Hove Albion
Fortuna Düsseldorf – AFC Bournemouth
Werder Bremen – Aston Villa
SC Paderborn 07 – Norwich City

Who will you be supporting?

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