German football is growing in popularity among UK fans but they may not always have time to watch full matches. What if there were a way to keep up with what's going on from top to bottom without watching every match? There is, highlights!
by Craig Humpage
Sports Writer, Sporticos
Published on Thursday 25 March 2021
What's going on in the Bundesliga this season?
There are several tight contests going on throughout the table as we head into the business end of the season. The title race is open. Champions League places are nowhere near settled. Several teams are fighting it out to avoid relegation. There's plenty to keep an eye on in the German top flight.
Bayern Munich are currently four points ahead of their nearest rivals RB Leipzig. With Borussia Dortmund underperforming, The Red Bulls are the only real challenger to the throne but they are certainly not going to roll over easily. Julian Nagelsmann's side have kept pace with the juggernaut all season and stand a real chance of securing their first ever crown. Leipzig will hope that Bayern's Champions League exploits can distract them and cause them to drop a few points here and there. They have a DFB-Pokal semi final to think about but besides that they can focus solely on the league and that dressing room will surely be ready to take on the challenge. Bayern Munich on the other hand could falter if they keep too close an eye on retaining their European crown. When the two sides return from the international break, their very next game will be against each other on Saturday 3 April. This will be make or break for the East German upstarts. If they lose that the title race could be over but win it and the door is wide open for them to apply some pressure to Hansi Flick's men.
Borussia Dortmund are flying in the Champions League and will go into their Quarter Final tie against Manchester City with supreme confidence. In the domestic league however, they have been lacklustre and look likely to miss out on the top four. They are currently four points behind Eintracht Frankfurt in fourth and with Bayer Leverkusen right behind them, they will have some serious competition to make those UCL places. Wolfsburg should safely finish third and so it could be a three horse race for fourth. With the quality in their squad, everybody would expect Haaland and co to be competing for the title but it looks as if they would be delighted to finish fourth now which is by no means a foregone conclusion. If they get through to the semis in Europe, I see them focusing on that path to qualification instead of the league places. After the international break we will see what shape the three sides are in.
At the bottom of the table, there are two points between four places. Schalke are rock bottom with 10 points and about as certain to go down as Sheffield United are in the Premier League but above them it is really too close to call. Arminia Bielefeld and Cologne are the other two teams currently in the relegation places but with two teams directly above them they will feel they have a great shot at getting out of trouble. Those two teams face each other next month and so for Arminia and Cologne fans, Hertha Berlin v Mainz will be a very important match to watch. Hertha also face their local rivals Union Berlin directly after the international break. This is probably the most exciting area of the table right now. It is almost impossible to predict who will go down, it's just so tight. Definitely teams worth keeping an eye on, especially when they play each other.
But how can we keep up with all these narratives?
How to watch Bundesliga highlights on TV with BT Sport
BT Sport has a show called Bundesliga Review which airs on BT Sport 3. They show this on varying days and times but if you check out their TV guide you should see an edition of this coming up within the next few days. They produce one for every gameweek. It's an hour long and gives you all the latest and best action from the German top flight.
Click here to check out the BT Sport TV Guide.
How to watch Bundesliga highlights on Demand with BT Sport
You can also head to their extensive video library where you can watch the latest episode of Bundesliga review or depending on how much time you have short snippets like goals, interviews or analysis, or extended highlights of games. It's all at your fingertips on their website.
Click here to check out the BT Sport Bundesliga catch up library.
How to watch Bundesliga highlights on mobile via live stream
You can also enjoy all of the above content at home or on the go using your favourite devices with the BT Sport app. There you can watch all of the clips you want, or tune into the Bundesliga Review as it goes live on TV. Of course you can also stream full matches there if you have the time.
Click here to find out more details about live streaming with the BT Sport app.
Not a customer of BT Sport? How to become one.
Whether you want to watch full games on TV, stream games, watch highlight shows, or extensive highlights of particular matches - whatever you want football wise, BT Sport has you covered.
You can enjoy a range of sport including the German top flight with BT Sport. There are a number of different packages to choose from. Existing BT Broadband customers can add a package to their contract for as little as an extra £15 per month or new ones can get internet and TV packages for just £39.99 per month. Their "Big Sport" package includes all BT Sport channels and even Sky Sports channels through the Now TV pass. These types of deals are also available to people with Sky, Talk Talk and Virgin. For those who want live football without all the other hassle, there is the BT Sport monthly pass, which provides all BT Sport channels for only £25 per month.
Click here to check out what's on offer, including the monthly pass and other packages.
How to watch Bundesliga highlights on YouTube
YouTube is also a great place for highlights. You can watch them on the go wherever you are at ease and they are a nice snippet of a game without having to cordon off two hours of your life to actually sit down and watch Hoffenheim vs Augsburg for example.
Here you have two options: The BT Sport YouTube channel or the Bundesliga YouTube channel. Both offer short clips of matches. But which is better? Personally I prefer the BT Sport option because they are a bit longer, usually around 5-6 minutes whereas the official Bundesliga channel clips are more like 2-3 minutes. Depending how much time you have to dedicate to keeping up with German football, you might go for one or the other. Both have playlists for Bundesliga highlights and both upload regular content every week.
Click here to go to the BT Sport channel
Click here to go to the Bundesliga channel
Live Stream Bundesliga matches in their entirety with Bet 365
With Bet 365 you can watch all German top flight fixtures this season completely free via their live streaming service on their website and mobile app. Just click the video icon next to the match of your choosing and you are away. As well as offering live coverage, Bet 365 also provide up-to-date stats so you can keep up with the action every step of the way. Terms and conditions apply.
- Click on this link
- Login to your Bet 365 account (or create one)
- Go to the Bundesliga tab
- Click on the match you want to watch and you can start streaming immediately
You will notice that every game has a small video icon next to it. This indicates that they are available for live streaming.
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Stay up-to-date with everything about live streams or TV coverage from the around the world with our dedicated live streaming page. There you can see when your favourite team is playing, what TV channel you can watch them on, links to trusted, legal sources of streaming and much more information and statistics.
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