Players of Bundesliga soccer club Schalke 04 exercise in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Thursday, May 14, 2020. Bundesliga will now restart on May 16, 2020 when Borussia Dortmund will play the derby against FC Schalke 04 at home without spectators due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Players of Bundesliga soccer club Schalke 04 exercise in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Thursday, May 14, 2020. Bundesliga will now restart on May 16, 2020 when Borussia Dortmund will play the derby against FC Schalke 04 at home without spectators due to the coronavirus outbreak. |Martin Meissner | Associated Press
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Bet Bundesliga! Miller picks Borussia Dortmund vs FC Schalke 04 in one of the first matches back Saturday morning

Borussia Dortmund looks to pile pressure on Bayern Munich with a win Saturday. Match begins at 9:30 am EDT on Saturday.

Sean Miller

Sean Miller

There are clear advantages to playing before a title rival.

But there can also be disadvantages, especially if a team does not come away with a win.

Borussia Dortmund (as well as RB Leipzig) is in that very position Saturday morning. The Black and Yellow will be one of the first five matches back after a two-month COVID-19 hiatus, and can cut the lead at the top of the Bundesliga table to just one point, before Bayern Munich’s game Sunday.

Dortmund’s game is tricky, against a sixth place Schalke 04 team fighting for a UEFA Europa League spot.

Dortmund has to keep winning to set up a monster showdown in 10 days with Bayern, so I can’t see anything other than a win here. Will Dortmund keep its nerve?

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Borussia Dortmund (-200) vs. FC Schalke 04 (+480), draw (+340), 9:30 a.m. EDT (FS1 and Fubo.tv)

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Borussia Dortmund -1 Asian handicap (-120) OR -0.75 (-159)

Over 2.75 goals (-127)

Erling Haaland to score (-177)

Parlay, Dortmund ML (-200), Leipzig ML (-335), Bayern Munich ML (-530), pays (+132)

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