Here’s everything you need to know to live stream Dortmund vs. Schalke on Saturday.
Borussia Dortmund vs. FC Schalke 04
- When: 9:30am ET, Saturday, May 16
- Where: Westfalenstadion in Dortmund, Germany
- Broadcast: FS1 and Fox Deportes
- Streaming: Fubo, Hulu with Live TV, Sling, AT&T TV Now, Vidgo, and YouTube TV
Dortmund vs. Schalke: Preview
The Bundesliga returns this weekend with a major match to get us all back into the sporting mood. With soccer still not back in most areas of the world, all eyes are on Germany to deliver … so it’s a good thing they’ve got a trick up their sleeve in the Revierderby. Dortmund and Schalke have been fighting it out to see who gets the bragging rights in the Ruhr region, and surprisingly, despite the standings each year, Schalke have done well to put up a fight against the often stronger Dortmund. The reverse fixture ended in a goalless draw, while last season the Royal Blues took all three points in Dortmund.
Yet Dortmund is the strong favorite in this match, given that the team is sitting second, four points behind leaders Bayern Munich. Despite being kicked out of the Champions League by PSG, the side is trouble in the league, having won its last four matches, including the Borussia Derby against a none-too-shabby Mönchengladbach team that is awfully good at defending.
Schalke’s not doing poorly in the league, exactly; they are sixth, but 12 points behind a Champions League spot. They were likely hoping the BVB players may be a bit burned out from giving their all in Paris, but that occurred in BP (Before the Pandemic) and seems so long ago that it’s tough to remember how much energy they exerted. And—obviously—both sides are likely to be well-rested. This derby will likely come down to whether Dortmund’s possession-focused wingbacks are on form, in which case they will easily counter what is normally a not-very-good Schalke defense.
Also in Dortmund’s favor: Erling Haland and Jadon Sancho. Jadon Sancho and Erling Haland. These two teenage wonders have scored 23 goals between them. And while Thorgan Hazard isn’t there to score goals but to provide these youngsters with the ball and direct play on the pitch, he’s still contributed five goals while Marco Reus has been out injured.
Schalke has one advantage in this game, and it’s that their players won’t encounter the Yellow Wall, the infamous Wesfalenstadion stand in which Dortmund fans, dressed in their team’s bright yellow, stand, sing, chant, and generally make life miserable for the opposing team. That said, Schalke has had a miserable few weeks, slipping back into the side’s old ways by losing leads (also known as “doing a Schalke” or “Schalkeing it up”). Schalke haven’t won a match since January, yet the club is still sixth in the Bundesliga table, which might tell you a thing or two about how strange (and thrilling) it is to watch German soccer.
There’s another bonus for American fans too: Schalke’s Weston McKennie and Dortmund’s Gio Reyna are two young U.S. national players developing in the Bundesliga. If they’re playing, you can get a sense of how the Yanks’ World Cup future might look.
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Dortmund vs. Schalke live stream: How to watch Bundesliga matches online
The match will be featured on both FS1 and Fox Deportes. Though this is Fox’s last season with the Bundesliga TV contract, they’ll certainly welcome world-class soccer’s return to TV.
FuboTV also has bilingual families in mind; each subscription comes with UniMás, Galavisión, NBC Universo, beIN SPORTS, Univision, and Fox Deportes. An extra $7.99 per month will bring you Latino Plus, which includes CNN en Español and TyC Sports among its offerings.
FuboTV was created with soccer fans in mind; there’s even original content catering to that dedicated group. Whether you’re an MLS or Bundesliga fan checking out the action on FS1 and FS2, a Liga MX or El Tri fan tuning into TUDN, a La Liga fan tuning into BeIN Sports, or a Premier League fan rising early with NBCSN, Fubo delivers the beautiful game.
If you’re looking primarily for Spanish-language coverage from TUDN, TyC, and GolTV, as well as both the English and Spanish-language versions of BeIN Sports, you might consider Fubo Español. It provides access to La Liga, Concacaf Champions League, Copa Libertadores, and more.
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Live TV + Hulu
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Hulu Live TV is one of the most popular ways to stream live TV, as you have access to a massive library of on-demand content including classic and current TV shows, movies, and Hulu’s original programming. Channels like FS1, FS2, and NBCSN deliver some of the best soccer from Europe and North America direct to you.
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Sling TV is a great destination for soccer fans. It has two cable packages, Sling Orange and Sling Blue, which each cost $30 per month. Getting Sling Orange + Blue saves money and it provides the most access to sports. Sling Blue provides FS1 for MLS and Bundesliga matches, NBCSN for Premier League matches, and NFL Network for fans of the other kind of football. Sling Orange has ESPN and ESPN2 for MLS, USMNT, and USWNT fans, as well as those who want to catch international matchups. The World Sports package includes BeIN Sports and La Liga action for $10 a month. Completists will want FS2 through the Sling Blue Sports Extra package for just $10 a month. Here’s the complete guide to Sling TV channels.
Sling’s now offering a 14-day free trial though July 6.
AT&T TV Now is a bonus for AT&T wireless customers, especially for those who happen to be soccer fans. It provides instant access to more than 45 channels, including local channels. That means NBC as well as NBCSN for Premier League action, Fox as well as FS1 and FS2 for MLS, Bundesliga, the U.S. men’s and women’s teams, and even Liga MX offerings, and ESPN and ESPN2 for its array of soccer and other sports programming. It even offers free HBO on PLUS and MAX channel suites. Plus, it comes with CloudDVR for up to 20 hours of TV recording per month. One account works on two devices, but you can add more devices for only $5. AT&T TV Now includes Fox Deportes in its Optimo Mas package.
Vidgo makes the suite of ESPN and Fox sports channels available at even its base English-language tier, and it also throws in ESPN Deportes and Fox Deportes to nod to its roots as a Spanish-language streaming service. If you prefer to stream en Español, its packages include TyC Sports to follow the South American soccer landscape.
AT&T TV Now starts with access to 45+ channels, including local channels and even free HBO in the Plus and Max channel suites. With multiple packages to choose from, you can find a solution for all your soccer channels. Whether it’s ESPN, ESPN2, FS1, FS2, NBCSN, or TUDN, AT&T TV Now can get you there.
YouTube TV is a great option for soccer fans, with NBCSN, four ESPN channels, the Fox sports suite of channels (including Fox Soccer Plus as as add-on), and even specific channels for MLS teams LAFC and Orlando City SC if you’re in those markets. There’s also NBA TV and a number of college sports networks to whet your sports appetite if soccer’s not on. One subscription can add up to six accounts, and each account comes with unlimited cloud DVR.
Borussia Dortmund vs. FC Schalke 04: Odds, upcoming fixtures
According to the DraftKings Sportsbook oddsmakers (as of May 12):
- Borussia Dortmund, -182 (wager $182 to win $100)
- Schalke 04, +475 (wager $100 to win $475)
- Draw, +310 (wager $100 to win $310)
Dortmund: Next Match
- at Wolfsburg, Saturday, May 23, 9:30am ET (FS1)
Schalke: Next Match
- vs. Augsberg, Sunday, May 23, 7:30am ET (FS1)
On the horizon: Bayern vs. Dortmund in Der Klassiker
The Bundesliga gods have scheduled Der Klassiker, or the “German Classic,” for Tuesday, May 26, with a 12:30pm ET kickoff. Those on the East Coast might want to schedule in an extra-long lunch for this one, because it’s when Bayern Munich (currently topping the table) and Borussia Dortmund (currently in second) face off. Last time Bayern won 4–0, so you know BVB will be set to prove themselves.
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