As the German Bundesliga heads into the first international break of the 2019/2020 season, FC Bayern Munich look to build on their 3-0 drubbing of Schalke last weekend that got the defending champions going after a sluggish, 2-2 draw against Hertha Berlin to open the campaign. And they find an opponent ripe for the taking when they face 1. FSV Mainz 05, who are one go just four Bundesliga teams failing to collect a single point from the first two rounds of play, per Sky Sports. Bayern host the last-place team in a match that will live stream on Saturday.
To find out how to watch a live video stream of the FC Bayern Munich vs. 1. FSV Mainz 05 German Bundesliga showdown leading into the international break, see the streaming information at the bottom of this article. Kickoff is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Central European Summer Time at the 75,000-seat Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany, on Saturday, August 31.
Fans in England and throughout the United Kingdom can catch the kickoff at 2:30 p.m. British Summer Time. In the United States, the game gets underway at 9:30 a.m. EDT, 6:30 a.m. PDT. In China, the Die Roten vs. Karnevalsverein match kicks off at 9:30 p.m on Saturday night.
For Bayern, Coach Niko Kovac is expected to give a full debut to new loan signing Philippe Coutinho, who comes to the Bundesliga champs from the champion Spanish La Liga side, Barcelona. The 27-year-old Brazilian played about 30 minutes in the win over Schalke — but Kovac has hailed the Barcelona man as a "superstar," as quoted by Bleacher Report.
"He's likeable, calm and reserved. That's what makes a superstar," Kovac said on Friday. "He can do anything but he is still modest."
Mainz 05 started the season in dire fashion, losing three games starting with a DFB-Pokal match to third-tier club FC Kaiserslautern, per Vavel. They face a difficult assignment as they search for their maiden point against the 29-time German champions.
To watch the FC Bayern Munich vs. 1. FSV Mainz 05 2019-2020 German Bundesliga third-round match stream live, use the link provided by Fox Sports Go. Keep in mind that accessing the Fox Sports Go stream requires login credentials from a cable or satellite TV provider.
To watch the FC Bayern Munich vs. 1. FSV Mainz 05 match stream live for free without a cable subscription, fans should sign up for a free trial of an "over the top" streaming TV package that carries Fox Sports 1, such as Sling TV, YouTube TV, or AT&T TV Now (formerly DirecTV Now). All three of those internet TV services require credit card information and subscription fees, but they all offer seven-day free trial periods. Thanks to that free week, fans can watch the German Bundesliga Round 3 match streaming live at no charge.
For another way to watch a free livestream of the FC Bayern Munich vs. Hertha BSC German Bundesliga kickoff, use the stream provided by Fox Soccer Match Pass. The service requires a monthly subscription fee but also comes with a seven-day free trial.
Internationally, Bayern TV will carry the match on personal computers.
Throughout the Middle East, BeIn Sports Connect will livestream the Munich-Mainz match. For a comprehensive list of other outlets around the globe that may carry a livestream of FC Bayern Munich vs. 1. FSV Mainz 05, be sure to consult the information at Live Soccer TV.