Let me start off by saying that I AM SO EXCITED FOR SOCCER TO BE BACK!!! We will be able to see one of the best leagues in the world and some of the best talents it has to offer. With the likes of Robert Lewandowski, Marco Reus, Jadon Sancho, Timo Werner, Manuel Neuer, Erling Haaland, Alphonso Davies, and Philippe Coutinho it should definitely get interesting. There are so many other players that could be named but those are just some of the ones that came to the top of the list in my mind.
There will be plenty of things to watch for with league matches returning to play, but one question that sticks out to many is whether or not Erling Haaland will still be able to continue to the amazing goal-scoring run he has been on since joining Dortmund. He is currently averaging a goal every 40 minutes of play. 11 goals in 440 minutes played.
In terms of coaching changes that have occurred during the break in action, Germany great Miroslav Klose has been named as a new assistant to Bayern Munich head coach Hansi Flick.
Now, my favorite part about this return is the fact that we can finally start betting on legitimate sports leagues again. So, to break back into the sports betting action, I have a 9 team parlay bet that can turn your $5 to just under $1000 ($5.50 turns into approximately $1027). There are going to be some great matchups, but I feel that the Dortmund game is a great chance to make some money, especially if Haaland can continue to score at the pace he was scoring before the league was suspended. With there being no real home-field advantage since teams are playing in empty stadiums, it will be interesting to see how away teams will be affected by such a different atmosphere.