Both sides were in winning form last weekend with Dortmund comfortably dispatching Wolfsburg by 2-goals to nil while Bayern survived a brief scare to win 5-2 against Eintracht Frankfurt.
Former Dortmund man Robert Lewandowksi has scored 2 in 2 since the resumption of football in Germany.
The top 2 go head-to-head in the Bundesliga this Tuesday evening (17:30 K.O) as top of the table Bayern Munich travel to Signal Iduna Park to face 2nd place Borussia Dortmund in the 125th renewal of Der Klassiker.
The league’s leading goal-scorer is 11/5 to open the scoring and 2/5 to score anytime.
Bayern won the reverse fixture at the Allianz Arena back in November 4-0 but the Bavarians haven’t won away to Dortmund since 2017.
Bayern are odds-on favourites at 17/20 to claim all 3-points while the home win is 13/5 and the draw is 10/3.
The Bundesliga return weekend draws to a close with Werder Bremen against Bayer Leverkusen at the Weserstadion on Monday night (19:30BST K.O).
Leverkusen are currently in the hunt for a place in the top-4 while Bremen have endured a very contrasting season, currently occupying 17th position in the league with just 4 wins all season.
The bookmakers make the visitors firm favourites at 13/20, the home win is available to back at 4/1 while the draw is 16/5.
Werder Bremen have managed just 1 clean sheet this season, away to Fortuna Dusseldorf at the start of the year- while Leverkusen have scored an impressive 45 goals in their 25 league matches this season.
With that in mind, over 2.5 goals makes plenty of appeal at 4/6.
This weekend sees the much anticipated return of the 2019/20 Bundesliga season in Germany. We preview the 6 games taking place on Saturday (14:30BST K.O. unless stated otherwise):
AUGSBURG v WOLFSBURG
Wolfsburg are general 11/10 favourites with the bookmakers and the Wolves are likely to feature in many punters accumulators this Saturday.
BORUSSIA DORTMUND v SCHALKE
Dortmund versus Schalke represents arguably the tie of the weekend as the two sides go head-to-head in the 156th renewal of the Revierderby. Dortmund currently sit 2nd in the Bundesliga table, just 4-points behind Bayern, whilst Schalke occupy 6th place.
Unsurprisingly, the home side are odds-on favourites but it’s worth noting that 5 of the last 8 meetings between Dortmund & Schalke have ended as a draw. The value could instead be to back both teams to score.
FORTUNA DUSSELDORF v PADERBORN
Neither side have been prolific goalscorers which is understandably given their shared predicaments and therefore under 2.5 goals at around EVS makes the most appeal as regards a bet in the game.
RB LEIPZIG v FREIBURG
HOFFENHEIM v HERTHA BERLIN
Hoffenheim against Hertha Berlin sees two of the Bundesliga out of sorts sides go head-to-head. Hoffenheim were winless in their last 5 before the outbreak of COVID-19 including shipping 6-goals at home to Bayern Munich in their penultimate league fixture. Hertha Berlin, meanwhile, have won just 1 of their last 5 and that came against bottom side Paderborn back in mid-February.
A game which could feasibly be decided on the flip of a coin and not one to have an overly strong opinion about.
EINTRACHT FRANKFURT v BORUSSIA M’GLADBACH (17:30BST K.O)
Gladbach, on the overhand- currently sit 4th in the Bundesliga with only Bayern & RB Leipzig conceding fewer goals than Die Fohlen this season. At a general 5/4 with bookmakers, the away win represents terrific value for money.
Return of the Bundesliga..
After what has felt like an eternity since a football was last kicked in any of Europe's top divisions, the German government has given the green light for the Bundesliga to resume on the Saturday 16th May.
Dortmund sit 2nd in the table and will be hoping to continue their fine run of form prior to the break which saw them record 4-straight games, scoring 9 times and conceding just 1.
With that being said, form can often go out of the window in a derby situation. The last 9 matches between Dortmund & Schalke have seen BTTS land on 6 occasions and it is 4/5 with bet365 that both sides find the net again on Saturday afternoon.
Elsewhere in the Bundesliga, reigning champions Bayern Munich travel to Union Berlin bidding for a 10th successive win in the league, A run which saw interim boss Hansi Flick given the job on a permanent basis with many believing it’s only a matter of time before Bayern are crowned champions for a staggering 30th time.
Full fixtures from the opening weekend can be found below (all times are BST):
Saturday 16th May
Dortmund vs Schalke 04 - 14:30
Augsburg vs Wolfsburg - 14:30
Fortuna Düsseldorf vs Paderborn - 14:30
RB Leipzig vs Freiburg - 14:30
Hoffenheim vs Hertha Berlin - 14:30
Eintracht Frankfurt vs Borussia Mönchengladbach - 17:30
Sunday 17th May
FC Köln vs Mainz – 14:30
Union Berlin vs Bayern Munich – 17:00
Monday 18th May
Werder Bremen vs Bayer Leverkusen – 19:30