Match Betting (1x2)

The German Bundesliga looks set to be the first major European domestic league to return following the COVID-19 pandemic, with the government giving the green light following the easing of lockdown measures.

Fortuna Dusseldorf clashing with SC Paderborn and it will be a bottom-of-the-table clash behind closed doors, with the teams occupying 16th and 18th place in the Bundesliga table respectively.

Dusseldorf have the better chance of staying in the German top flight and they are favourites to claim three points at the Merkur Spiel-Arena, with Uwe Rosler hoping that his team can make a winning return on the pitch and boost their survival hopes.

Fortuna were three games unbeaten in the league before the lockdown, with the latest result being a 1-1 draw at Mainz, although that was on 8 March and it’s therefore difficult to read too much into form from a couple of months ago.

Even so, it’s a favourable opening fixture for a team when they’re facing a Paderborn side who clearly expect to be relegated from the Bundesliga this season, with the basement boys having looked out of their depth for much of the campaign.

Paderborn have just sixteen points from their twenty-five games this season and it’s a meagre return for a side who have lost seven of their twelve matches on the road, conceding nearly two goals per away game on average.

Even so, they will now attempt to re-focus and perhaps they’re a big price to win the match considering the unpredictability of matches being played behind closed doors, while the whole situation will clearly be weird for the players.

The draw is trading at around the 5/2 mark and perhaps there’s the chance that the teams will cancel each other out, with the prospect of playing in front of no crowds likely to be a strange phenomenon.

Asian Handicap

Many bookmakers will offer Asian Handicap betting markets when it comes to this German Bundesliga clash between Fortuna Dusseldorf and SC Paderborn, with customers potentially able to get with the home side or the away team depending on their point-of-view.

If you fancy Fortuna to enjoy a handsome margin of victory, there’s the opportunity to back Dusseldorf -1 at bigger odds than their 1x2 price, while you can even go for Fortuna -1.5 if you think they can overcome a two-goal margin to land the spoils.

Alternatively, some customers might fancy Paderborn with a +0.5 handicap or alternatively just off scratch where you will get money back if the game ends all square.

Watch Fortuna Dusseldorf v SC Paderborn Live Streaming

While there will be no spectators at this German Bundesliga match on Friday 15 May, there will be the opportunity for betting customers to access free live streaming of the match between Dusseldorf and Paderborn.

Several of the bookmakers showcased on have live football streaming available to their customers and it’s a simple case of having a funded betting account and choosing the game that you want to watch.


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