Borussia Dortmund v Schalke: Live stream, TV channel, kick-off time and how to watch the Bundesliga clash on BT Sport

Borussia Dortmund welcome bitter rivals Schalke to Signal Iduna Park with the hosts four points off league leaders Bayern Munich.

Published: 29 June 2021 - 10.26am
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The Bundesliga returns after a 61-day hiatus as Borussia Dortmund host bitter rivals Schalke at Signal Iduna Park

Football returns to BT Sport this weekend as the Bundesliga become the first European league to resume competition during the coronavirus pandemic. 

BT Sport is broadcasting every single game from Germany’s top-flight this weekend and our wall-to-wall coverage begins in style with The Revierderby  between bitter rivals Borussia Dortmund and Schalke.

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Title-chasing Dortmund are just four points off  leaders Bayern Munich but know they cannot afford any slip ups if they are to win a first league championship in eight years.

Dortmund have won just one of their last eight derby clashes with Schalke but Lucien Favre's men will take confidence from the dire form of their visitors.

Schalke, coached by former Huddersfield manager David Wagner, are on a seven-game winless streak that has seen them slip out of the title race and down into sixth place in the table.

Who will claim bragging rights in west Germany? Tune in to BT Sport 1HD from 2pm to find out. 

When is Borussia Dortmund v Schalke?

Coverage gets underway from 2pm (2.30pm kick-off) on Saturday 16 May on BT Sport 1 HD and across our digital platforms.

Other standout fixtures on Saturday are RB Leipzig’s home clash with Freiburg (2.30pm kick off) and Borussia Mönchengladbach’s trip to Eintracht Frankfurt (5.30pm kick off).

Champions Bayern Munich travel to Union Berlin on Sunday 17 May (5pm kick-off).

Then on Monday 18 May, Bayer Leverkusen round off the bumper weekend as they visit relegation-threatened Werder Bremen (7.30pm kick off) in what promises to be a captivating night under the lights at The Weser Stadium.


How to live stream Borussia Dortmund v Schalke on a laptop

Anyone wanting to watch the first course in a feast of German football action can bookmark this page, return at the start of our live coverage and then open this Borussia Dortmund v Schalke live stream.

A link to the live stream will also be available on the home page.

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Watch Borussia Dortmund v Schalke live on your desktop or laptop


How to watch Borussia Dortmund v Schalke on a phone or tablet device

BT Sport customers wanting to watch on the go can open the award-winning BT Sport app when our live coverage starts and follow the link at the top of the homepage.

The BT Sport app is available to download for free on iOS and Android phones and tablets.

Just as on laptop, BT Sport app viewers will be available to enjoy the game on our enhanced video player.

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BT Sport customers can watch Borussia Dortmund v Schalke on the award-winning BT Sport app

How to watch Borussia Dortmund v Schalke on TV

*BT Sport customers can download the BT Sport app on PS4, Xbox, Apple TV and Samsung Smart TVs (2015 models onwards). To watch the action, follow the link at the top of the homepage ahead of kick-off.

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Opta Statistics

  • This will be the 180th Revierderby. Borussia Dortmund have only won one of the last eight meetings.
  • BVB’s Erling Haaland (9) has scored more than double the amount of goals Schalke (4) have managed since the winter break so far.
  • FC Schalke 04 have only scored once in their last 387 minutes of Bundesliga football.
  • Borussia Dortmund could pick up their 800th Bundesliga win in the upcoming Revierderby.
  • After their 1-1 draw against Hoffenheim, Schalke are without a win in their last seven Bundesliga games (D4 L3) – a longer wait than any other Bundesliga side.
  • Schalke are without a win in their last six Bundesliga away games (D3 L3) – longer than any other side.
  • Schalke have failed to score in all four of their Bundesliga away games in 2020 – this last happened between September and November 2001.
  • Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho has been directly involved in more Bundesliga goals than any other player this season (29; 14 goals, 15 assists).
  • Schalke’s Amine Harit has been directly involved in more Bundesliga goals than any other team-mate this term (6 goals, 4 assists), but hasn’t had a hand in a goal in his last nine games.

What if I can't watch live?

No problem. A highlights package of the clash will be made available to all shortly after the game on both and the BT Sport app. We'll also publish in-game clips throughout the 90 minutes.

There will also be several opportunities to watch the match in full on TV and online after the event. For more information on the latest listings, check out our TV Guide.

What other live football does BT Sport show?

BT Sport shows 52 live Premier League games per season and is the exclusive home of the Champions League and Europa League, showing every game live. 

There's more for domestic football fans, too, as we show live FA Cup, National League, Scottish Premiership and Betfred Cup action all season long.

BT Sport also offers  a host of fixtures from the Women's Super League, UEFA Youth League, England Under-21 internationals, Australian A-League and much more.

For full details of BT Sport's upcoming live football schedule, check out our What's on BT Sport page.