Modified 15 Could 2020, 12:30 IST
After a two-month absence as a result of coronavirus disaster, soccer in one among Europe’s main leagues returns on Saturday because the Bundesliga resumes.
Although no followers shall be current within the grounds, there are positive to be tens of millions watching from house because the German high flight will get again up and operating.
The Revierderby between Schalke and Borussia Dortmund is the headline fixture, whereas title hopefuls RB Leipzig and Borussia Monchengladbach are additionally in motion on Saturday.
There’s a crunch conflict between strugglers Fortuna Dusseldorf and Paderborn, with two locations and 6 factors separating the groups.
Elsewhere, Augbsurg host Wolfsburg and Hoffenheim go up towards Hertha Berlin.
Utilizing Opta information, we have a look forward to all of Saturday’s Bundesliga fixtures.
Fortuna Dusseldorf v Paderborn
10 – Fortuna occupy the relegation play-off place because it stands and have received simply one among their final 10 league video games towards Paderborn, defeating them in April 2014 within the second tier.
22 – Fortuna’s tally of 22 factors from 25 video games represents their second-worst factors haul at this stage of a Bundesliga season. They’re additionally and not using a win in 4 league matches.
4 – Paderborn have misplaced their final 4 Bundesliga video games. They final had an analogous dropping run in September and October this season, after they suffered 5 defeats on the bounce.
2 – The #Bundesliga returns in 2 days – @Sanchooo10 is the one participant on this Bundesliga season to achieve double figures for each objectives (14) and assists (15). DoubleDouble. @BlackYellow #Optacountdown #Bundesligacountdown #OptaFranz pic.twitter.com/8LkvQjj2bv
— OptaFranz (@OptaFranz) Could 14, 2020
Borussia Dortmund v Schalke
180 – This would be the 180th Revierderby. Dortmund have solely received one of many final eight conferences, beating Schalke 2-1 in December 2018.
1 – Dortmund’s 4-2 defeat of their final house conflict with Schalke is their solely league defeat at Sign Iduna Park underneath Lucien Favre.
14 – David Wagner’s Schalke had been just one level behind Dortmund previous to their first assembly this season, however 14 factors now separate the edges.
9 – Since signing for Dortmund in January, Erling Haaland (9) has scored greater than double the quantity of objectives Schalke (4) have managed because the mid-season break to this point.
387 – Schalke have solely managed to attain as soon as of their final 387 minutes of Bundesliga motion, whereas Dortmund have scored 10 instances in the identical quantity of minutes.
800 – Ought to Dortmund win, it will be their 800th Bundesliga victory. Schalke, in the meantime, can have let in 2,500 Bundesliga objectives ought to they concede a minimum of as soon as on Saturday.
RB Leipzig v Freiburg
2 – Leipzig had not loved the most effective begin to 2020 previous to the suspension of the league. That they had received simply two of their final seven Bundesliga video games, drawing their final two.
43 – Towards present Bundesliga groups, Leipzig solely have a better loss share towards Bayern (50 per cent) than Freiburg (43 per cent).
26 – Leipzig have conceded simply 26 objectives within the Bundesliga this time period, which means they’ve the joint-best defence, together with Bayern.
252 – Freiburg’s 3-1 win towards Union Berlin final day out ended the membership’s run of 252 minutes and not using a aim. They netted thrice towards Union, which is extra than of their earlier six video games mixed (2).
Hoffenheim v Hertha Berlin
8 – Hoffenheim are unbeaten of their final eight Bundesliga matches towards Hertha. They’ve by no means managed an extended undefeated run within the high flight towards every other aspect.
5 – Nevertheless, Hoffenheim have gone their final 5 Bundesliga video games in a row and not using a win.
48 – Hertha, in the meantime, have conceded 48 objectives after 25 Bundesliga video games this season. They final let in a minimum of as many at this stage in 1990-91, after they had been relegated.
3 – The #Bundesliga returns in Three days – Philipp Max has scored a league excessive Three direct free-kicks this season. Specialist. @FCA_World #Optacountdown #Bundesligacountdown #OptaFranz pic.twitter.com/bNrxG0qzBK
— OptaFranz (@OptaFranz) Could 13, 2020
Augbsurg v Wolfsburg
8 – Augsburg’s heaviest Bundesliga defeat got here towards Wolfsburg in Could 2019, as they went down 8-1 away from house.
18 – Whereas Wolfsburg have conceded simply 17 objectives within the second half of Bundesliga matches this season, Augsburg have let in 18 because the winter break.
20 – Solely struggling Werder Bremen (21) have dropped extra factors from successful positions than Augsburg (20) this time period.
Eintracht Frankfurt v Borussia Monchengladbach
0 – After successful each Bundesliga matches towards Gladbach in 2017-18, Frankfurt haven’t received any of their final three video games towards the Foals.
34 – Nevertheless, Eintracht have beat Gladbach 34 instances within the Bundesliga in complete. They’ve solely recorded extra victories over Bremen.
49 – Gladbach have taken 49 factors from the primary 25 Bundesliga matches of the season – this is identical as of their title-winning marketing campaign of 1974-75.
100 – Ought to Oscar Wendt characteristic in a Gladbach triumph, he would deliver up his 100th Bundesliga win, changing into the primary foreign-born participant to achieve the milestone with the membership.