Football is back
The 2019/20 Premier League campaign remains very much ‘up in the air’ with many fans and top-flight clubs calling for the whole thing to be scrapped. A noticeable exception to this is Liverpool who were within a whisker of clinching the title when the season round to a halt and fans on Merseyside have been on the edges of their seats over the past few weeks as dreams of a first ever Premier League crown remain on hold.
Over in Germany, they have already decided upon restarting the season and things get underway this weekend as Bayern Munich look to build on their unconvincing four-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga table.
The German top-flight has been dominated by Bayern in recent years, however both Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig will be confident of breaking their monopoly at the summit of the table over the next few weeks. Borussia sit four points adrift of Bayern as things stand while Leipzig sit a point further back, therefore there is still much to play for with nine games left until the close of play.
Football fans in England will look on in envy as Germany enjoys a return to action and many on these shores will be tuning in to get their first taste of live football since the lockdown, however what channel will the games be broadcast on and what time will the matches be played?
Where & when to watch
British broadcaster BT Sports have sole rights to the remaining Bundesliga matches and this channel has confirmed that they will offer live coverage of the games through multiple platforms. One of the first televised match of the newly restarted Bundesliga campaign will get underway at 2:30pm (local time) when second-placed Borussia Dortmund lock horns with Schalke 04, BT Sports subscribers able to watch the match on TV, the website or their mobile app.
BT will provide full live coverage of every Bundesliga match taking place on Saturday, Sunday and Monday as follows.
Saturday 16th May 2020
2:30pm – Augsburg v Wolfsburg BT SPORT
2:30pm – Borussia Dortmund v Schalke 04 BT SPORT 1
2:30pm – Fortuna Dusseldorf v Paderborn BT SPORT
2:30pm – Hoffenheim v Hertha Berlin BT SPORT 3
2:30pm – RB Leipzig v Freiburg BT SPORT 2
5:30pm – Eintracht Frankfurt v Borussia Mönchengladbach BT SPORT 1
Sunday 17th May 2020
2:30pm – FC Koln v Mainz 05 BT SPORT 1
5:00pm – Union Berlin v Bayern Munich BT SPORT 1
Monday 18th May 2020
7:30pm – Werder Bremen v Bayer Leverkusen BT SPORT 1