The Borussia Dortmund vs Schalke 04 Bundesliga match is set to kick-off Tuesday, March 25, 8:00 p.m. CET (3:00 p.m. ET), at Signal-Iduna-Park.
The game will be broadcast on ESPN UK/HD in the United States.
Live stream is available on Sky Go.
Dortmund will miss long-term absentees Jakub Blaszczykowski and Neven Subotic (both knee) and Ilkay Gundogan (back), and Sven Bender and Marcel Schmelzer (both groin).
Schalke captain Benedikt Howedes (adductor injury) is out for several weeks and defenders Christian Fuchs (knee), Felipe Santana, Atsuto Uchida (both hamstring) and Jan Kirchhoff (ankle) will miss out. Midfielders Jefferson Farfan, Marco Hoger and Dennis Aogo (all knee) and Christian Clemens (hip) also injury doubts.
When the two sides met in the league on October 26, 2013, Dortmund emerged 3-1 winners.
Dortmund have won 3 and loss 2 of their last five matches (WLLWW).
Schalke have won 3 and loss 2 of their last five matches (WLWWL).
Dortmund are favorites to take this tie.
Below is an AP preview of the match.
The Ruhr Derby
Dortmund vs. Schalke is usually one of the highlights of the Bundesliga season, a grudge match between two neighboring clubs with little love lost between them and whose supporters often clash.
In the standings, Dortmund has a one-point lead and wants to consolidate its second place.
Police will have 3,000 officers on the scene, with another 1,000 security staff provided by Dortmund.
Schalke has won seven of its last nine in the Bundesliga and is striving to reach second place for the first time this season.