- Ipswich Town
Here we go then!
On Saturday the 16th of May the German Bundesliga became the first of Europe’s elite leagues to resume since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Whilst some of the smaller leagues continued, along with South Koreas restarting; the German Budesliga has become the first of any of the “elite” leagues to restart proceedings.
Despite this huge step forward and promising sign for the rest of Europes top league footballing clubs, it was far from a “normal” match day experience with many restrictions enforced in line with social distancing.
Players from each time utilised 4 buses to transfer their squads to and from the grounds, with face masks being warn as they left the bus to enter the stadiums. A limited number of media organisations were granted access to the ground to commentate on the games but stringent checks were enforced which included all personnel having their temperatures taken before gaining entry.
Games, for at least the foreseeable and perhaps beyond still; were played “behind closed doors” with no fans allowed into the ground. Additional TV rights were negotiated to ensure games were more accessible to fans from the comfort of their own homes.
With the resumption of the league, this ensured another closely related football based business entity sprung back into life; that being the betting companies and tipsters who offered odds & advice for the German Bundesliga. Many matched betting and football tip websites commenced to offer their readers and subscribers their hot pick. You can read some of the best picks here: Tips Bundesliga 2019/20
It barely needs to be stated that sports betting has taken a significant hit in recent months since the COVID-19 pandemic which some bookies suggesting their have lost in excess of £400m in income as a direct result of the suspension of football.