17 May 2020 06:43
Preview: After the sporting action indefinite halt over the last few months due to the widespread of COVID-19 pandemic, football fans can finally breathe a sigh of relief with the restart of the Bundesliga 2019-20 season. One of the first matches after the resumption of the German football season will be between the two top tier clubs Borussia Dortmund and Schalke. Dortmund who are at the second position in the Bundesliga league table with 51 points will take on Schalke who are at the sixth position with 47 points. The match will be played at the Signal Iduna Park and is the first major European league to resume amid the coronavirus pandemic. Axel Witsel and Emre Can will not be playing for Dortmund.
Dan-Axel Zagadou, Nico Schulz and Marco Reus will also be absent. Schalke will not see Omar Mascarell and Ozan Kabak playing and Benjamin Stambouli is doubtful suggest media reports. A victory for Dortmund on Saturday will help them narrow the gap with leaders Bayern Munich to just a single point. However, the match will be played behind closed doors and fan entry to stadiums has been prohibited to avoid the spread of coronavirus. When and where to watch Bundesliga live streaming Borussia Dortmund vs Schalke match?
The Bundesliga fixture between Borussia Dortmund vs Schalke will start at 7 pm on Saturday, 16 May. The match will be aired on the Star Sports Network's Star Sports Select 2 and Star Sports Select HD 2. It can be live-streamed on Disney + Hotstar. All matches to be streamed on Disney + Hotstar: Saturday 16 May Borussia Dortmund vs Schalke 04, Augsburg vs Wolfsburg, Fortuna Düsseldorf vs Paderborn, RB Leipzig vs Freiburg, Hoffenheim vs Hertha Berlin (all at 7PM) Eintracht Frankfurt vs Borussia Monchengladbach (10 PM) Sunday 17 May Cologne vs Mainz (7 PM) Union Berlin vs Bayern Munich (9.30 PM) Werder Bremen vs Bayer Leverkusen (12 AM, Monday) FOOTBALL is back on our screens and there's a bumper weekend of Bundesliga action to enjoy. After a Super Saturday which featured a terrific Revierderby and behind closed door drama in Bundesliga 2, it's time to focus our attention on Koln vs Mainz. 3 The Bundesliga is back on our screens after more than two months away Credit: EPA Every game is massive between now and the end of the season for the visitors, who are hovering dangerously closed to the drop zone. Koln meanwhile enjoyed a three-game winning streak shortly before the pandemic struck, leaving them safely in mid-table and perhaps dreaming of a European charge. 3 But there will be no FC Koln fans in attendance, with every game behind closed doors Credit: Getty - Contributor What time is Koln vs Mainz? This game is part of the Bundesliga's double header on Sunday, May 17. Every match until the end of the current season is being played behind closed doors. Kick-off is at 2.30pm BST. Which TV channel and live stream can I watch it on? You can catch this game live on BT Sport 1. Coverage begins at 2.15pm. If you're a BT customer or have their broadband, you can download the BT Sport app and watch wherever you are. How can I watch for free? Every remaining game in this season's Bundesliga is being shown by BT Sport in the UK. And if you're an EE mobile customer, you can watch for FREE. Simply text SPORT to 150 for a free three-month trial - you can cancel at any time. What is the team news? The hosts are sweating on the fitness of trio Rafael Czichos, Niklas Hauptmann and Ismail Jakobs. While Mark Uth looks set to lead the line, with Dominick Drexler for company. For the visitors, Jean-Philippe Mateta will miss out through suspension while Robin Zentner is out for the remainder of the season with a knee injury. Match odds Koln to win - 17/20 Game to be a draw - 27/10 Mainz to take three points - 29/10 Both teams to score - 8/15 *All odds from Ladbrokes and correct at time of publication