Global sporting action resumes once again as Bundesliga, the premier German football league, returns to action after the onslaught of the coronavirus pandemic. Bundesliga is ready to make history as it becomes the first global sports tournament to resume proceedings after the COVID-19 epidemic has rattled global sports.
The Bundesliga came to a hold when the league was heading to a cut-throat finish. The Bundesliga campaign has been at its competitive peak this season as there is only an eight-point difference that separates the top five teams of the league. The star-studded league has seen a lot of drama with teams battling it out for the top spot.
Bayern Munich are the current league leaders with 55 points in 25 games. They are being chased by Borussia Dortmund, who sit on the second spot with 51 points in 25 games.
RB Leipzig occupy the third seat on the points table with 50 points in 25 games.
They are followed by Monchengladbach and Bayer Leverkusen on the fourth and fifth spot with 49 and 47 points from 25 games respectively.
Bundesliga Matchday 26: Borussia Dortmund Aims At Inching Closer To Bayern On Top
Borussia Dortmund have been in a staggering run in this Bundesliga campaign this season. For a major portion of the campaign, they were on top of the points table and stayed their until Bayern overtook them. Borussia Dortmund are now on the 2nd spot in the points table currently.
They have been in red hot form for pretty much the entire season so far. Their recent outings have also been none short than exceptional. With a win over Schalke, Dortmund will surely look to apply pressure on Bayern Munich at the top of the table.
Bundesliga Matchday 26: Schalke Will Predate On Getting Into The Top Four
Schalke are currently placed at the sixth spot in the Bundesliga points table. Out of the 25 games they have played so far, they have won 9 games and drew 10 games. Six of their matches have ended in a loss in this year’s Bundesliga campaign.
Their recent form has also seen them bottling up in the last few games. In the last five games that Schalke have played, they haven’t managed to acquire a single win. However, with their next tie against Dortmund, Schalke will eye to hunt into the top four of the table.
Bundesliga Matchday 26: Borussia Dortmund vs Schalke Fantasy Tips
For Borussia Dortmund, Thorgan Hazard was the highest-rated player in their last outing against Monchengladbach. He can be the obvious choice captain in your fantasy eleven for the next game.
Apart from him, Mats Hummels, Achraf Hakimi, and Erling Haaland are the players you can go for as the captain/vice-captain of your fantasy eleven.
Talking about Schalke, Suat Serdar and Jean-Clair Todibo have been their marquee players in the last outing and are the obvious choice captain/vice-captain for your fantasy eleven. Apart from them, Weston McKennie and Benito Raman are strong contenders as captain in your Schalke fantasy eleven.
Bundesliga Matchday 26: Borussia Dortmund vs Schalke Predicted XI
Borussia Dortmund Predicted XI: Roman Burki, Mats Hummels, Dan-Axel Zagadou, Łukasz Piszczek, Achraf Hakimi, Axel Witsel, Emre Can, Raphaël Guerreiro, Thorgan Hazard, Erling Haaland, and Marco Reus.
Schalke Predicted XI: Markus Schubert, Timo Becker, Jean-Clair Todibo, Matija Nastasić, Jonjoe Kenny, Alessandro Schöpf, Weston McKennie, Bastian Oczipka, Benito Raman, Guido Burgstaller, and Suat Serdar.
Bundesliga Matchday 26: Borussia Dortmund vs Schalke Live Streaming Details
The remainder of Bundesliga matches will be played behind closed doors due to the coronavirus pandemic. After a break of two months, Star Sports will telecast live action of the Bundesliga on Star Sports Select 1/HD & Star Sports Select 2/HD from May 16 onwards.
How to watch Bundesliga in India online? Fans can also tune in to Disney+Hotstar to watch the live matches online, either on their official website or the app.