Modified 15 May 2020, 12:30 IST
After a two-month absence as a result of Corona Virus disaster, soccer in one among Europe’s main leagues returns on Saturday because the Bundesliga resumes.
Though no followers will probably be current in the grounds, there are certain to be thousands and thousands watching from dwelling because the German prime 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 is 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 in opposition to Hertha Berlin.
Using Opta knowledge, 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 gained simply one among their final 10 league video games in opposition to Paderborn, defeating them in April 2014 in 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 are additionally with out a win in 4 league matches.
4 – Paderborn have misplaced their final 4 Bundesliga video games. They final had the same dropping run in September and October this season, once they suffered 5 defeats on the bounce.
2 – The #Bundesliga returns in 2 days – @Sanchooo10 is the one participant in this Bundesliga season to succeed in double figures for each objectives (14) and assists (15). DoubleDouble. @BlackYellow #Optacountdown #Bundesligacountdown #OptaFranz pic.twitter.com/8LkvQjj2bv
— OptaFranz (@OptaFranz) May 14, 2020
Borussia Dortmund v Schalke
180 – This would be the 180th Revierderby. Dortmund have solely gained one of many final eight conferences, beating Schalke 2-1 in December 2018.
1 – Dortmund’s 4-2 defeat in their final dwelling conflict with Schalke is their solely league defeat at Signal Iduna Park underneath Lucien Favre.
14 – David Wagner’s Schalke have 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 up to now.
387 – Schalke have solely managed to attain as soon as in their final 387 minutes of Bundesliga motion, whereas Dortmund have scored 10 instances in the identical quantity of minutes.
800 – Should Dortmund win, it could be their 800th Bundesliga victory. Schalke, in the meantime, can have let in 2,500 Bundesliga objectives ought to they concede at the least as soon as on Saturday.
RB Leipzig v Freiburg
2 – Leipzig had not loved the very best begin to 2020 previous to the suspension of the league. They had gained simply two of their final seven Bundesliga video games, drawing their final two.
43 – Against present Bundesliga groups, Leipzig solely have the next loss proportion in opposition to Bayern (50 per cent) than Freiburg (43 per cent).
26 – Leipzig have conceded simply 26 objectives in the Bundesliga this time period, that means they’ve the joint-best defence, together with Bayern.
252 – Freiburg’s 3-1 win in opposition to Union Berlin final day out ended the membership’s run of 252 minutes with out a purpose. They netted 3 times in opposition to Union, which is extra than in their earlier six video games mixed (2).
Hoffenheim v Hertha Berlin
8 – Hoffenheim are unbeaten in their final eight Bundesliga matches in opposition to Hertha. They have by no means managed an extended undefeated run in the highest flight in opposition to another aspect.
5 – However, Hoffenheim have gone their final 5 Bundesliga video games in a row with out a win.
48 – Hertha, in the meantime, have conceded 48 objectives after 25 Bundesliga video games this season. They final let in at the least as many at this stage in 1990-91, once they have 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) May 13, 2020
Augbsurg v Wolfsburg
8 – Augsburg’s heaviest Bundesliga defeat got here in opposition to Wolfsburg in May 2019, as they went down 8-1 away from dwelling.
18 – While Wolfsburg have conceded simply 17 objectives in the second half of Bundesliga matches this season, Augsburg have let in 18 because the winter break.
20 – Only struggling Werder Bremen (21) have dropped extra factors from triumphing positions than Augsburg (20) this time period.
Eintracht Frankfurt v Borussia Monchengladbach
0 – After triumphing each Bundesliga matches in opposition to Gladbach in 2017-18, Frankfurt haven’t gained any of their final three video games in opposition to the Foals.
34 – However, Eintracht have beat Gladbach 34 instances in the Bundesliga in whole. They have 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 in their title-winning marketing campaign of 1974-75.
100 – Should Oscar Wendt function in a Gladbach triumph, he would carry up his 100th Bundesliga win, turning into the primary foreign-born participant to succeed in the milestone with the membership.