Preview: Schalke vs Bayern Munich
Bayern's season opener didn't go as planned, as die Roten needed Robert Lewandowski to bail them out - twice - in order to come from behind agaainst Hertha Berlin. Now, Niko Kovac's men will travel to face Schalke as they chase their first win of the season.
It's stilll early, but with Dortmund winning their season opener, Bayern will be looking to get up and running fast. They've secured the services of Philippe Coutinho in a bid to freshen up the attack, but as he's not fully match fit, he won't feature here. However, Ivan Perisic, who was also signed on loan, could make some kind of appearance after missing out on the season opener due to a suspension that carried over from Serie A.
Big money signing Lucas Hernández could also make his long awaited debut after not featuring in pre-season due to a knee injury and subsequent surgery that had him recovering throughout the summer. As for Schalke, they come into this game having drawn with Borussia M'gladbach and will be hoping to have a much better campaign than last season which barely saw them avoid relegation.
Now under the tutelage of David Wagner, they'll be keen to avoid the same kind of slump from the 2018/2019 term, during which it took them until matchday six to finally pick up their first points, and so far, at least, they've avoided that. However, they have failed to score in six of their last eight home games, and they didn't score against Gladbach. Will they end that frustrating run when Bayern come to town?
Match facts and stats: Schalke vs Bayern Munich
- Bayern are undefeated in their last 19 matches against Schalke in all competitions
- Schalke have failed to score in 6 of their last 8 home matches
- Die Roten have kept a clean sheet in 7 of their last 9 away matches against Schalke in all competitions
Team news: Schalke vs Bayern Munich
Schalke: Kabak (injured); Nassim Boujellab (injured)
Bayern Munich: Boateng (illness); Goretzka (injured)
Where to watch Schalke vs Bayern Munich on August 24, 2019
In the USA, tune in to Schalke vs Bayern on TUDN En Vivo, TUDN USA, SiriusXM FC, FOX Soccer Match Pass, and Fox Sports 1.
Can't make it to the stadium? Fans in Germany can view the match on Sky Sport Bundesliga 1, Sky Sport Bundesliga UHD, and Sky Go.
BT Sport Ultimate, BT Sport Live, and BT Sport 3 will be showing the game in the UK.
Live elsewhere? Here are your options to follow the clash:
Schalke 04 vs Bayern München Broadcast Information
Stadium: VELTINS-Arena (Gelsenkirchen)
Canada: Sportsnet World, Sportsnet Pacific, Sportsnet East, Sportsnet Ontario, Sportsnet World Now, Sportsnet Now, Sportsnet West
France: beIN Sports MAX 8, beIN SPORTS CONNECT
Germany: Sky Go, Sky Sport Bundesliga UHD, Sky Sport Bundesliga 1
India: Star Sports Select 2, Hotstar VIP, Star Sports Select HD2
Indonesia: Fox Sports 2 Indonesia, Super Soccer TV, Fox Sports 2 Cambodia
Malaysia: Fox Sports 2 Malaysia
Netherlands: Fox Sports 4, Fox Sports Go
Nigeria: StarTimes App, Startimes World Football
Portugal: Eleven Sports 2 Portugal
Spain: Movistar Liga de Campeones
Turkey: S Sport+, Idman TV, S Sport 2
United Kingdom: BT Sport Ultimate, BT Sport 3, BT Sport Live
United States: TUDN USA, TUDN En Vivo, FOX Soccer Match Pass, fuboTV, FOX Sports GO, Fox Sports 1, SiriusXM FC