Buckle up and enjoy the ride!
Right folks, we'll leave it there for now, but we will, of course, be back after the game to bring you all the post-match reaction you can shake a stick at. If you can't get it on the box, be sure to tune in to our live radio coverage of the Revierderby here.
Dinner dinner dinner dinner Aubameyang!
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has got his swag on as usual. How the Dortmund fans would love him to be their Revierderby hero. Click here to find out what the Gabon megastar had to say to bundesliga.com about today's clash.
Schalke get their heads down
It's fair to say the men in royal blue did not get the warmest of receptions from the BVB fans - not that they expected the red-carpet treatment:
Calm before the storm
The BVB players are looking nice and relaxed as they take to the pitch at the SIGNAL IDUNA PARK for their customary pre-match warm-up:
Dont' forget you can join in the pre-match debate on the Bundesliga's official English language Twitter account. Just follow this link.
Revierderby followers on both sides of the pond
You do not have to be a native of the Ruhrgebiet to follow Dortmund and Schalke:
Largely as expected from BVB's Thomas Tuchel, with Gonzalo Castro coming in for the injured Marco Reus in midfield. Sead Kolasinac fills in at the heart of the visiting back four for waylaid captain Benedikt Höwedes. Cameroon international centre-back Joel Matip also starts after shaking off a back complaint.
All present and correct
Both sets of players have arrived at the SIGNAL IDUNA PARK. Neither has been been involved in a 0-0 draw all season, so there is no chance of them parking their snazzy team buses out on the pitch. Should not be too long before the line-ups are in, now...
Both sides of the fence
You will not find two more dedicated sets of fans than followers of BVB and Schalke:
Love knows no boundaries
That might be true for now, but you have to wonder how these two lovebirds will be feeling at full time. The gentleman to the right could be on the sofa tonight!
The SIGNAL IDUNA PARK has opened its doors to the visiting Schalke fans, who are in fine voice according to our roaming reporter:
Hardly surprising that black and yellow are the dominant colours in and around BVB's iconic ground, as this snap shows:
Fans of a Royal Blue persuasion are also popping up in Dortmund, with kick-off drawing ever nearer:
Dedicated followers of BVB
This group of lads from the BVB fan club 'United Süd Supporters' have already arrived at the SIGNAL IDUNA PARK:
Black and yellow abode
Click here to behind the scenes at Borussia Dortmund's famous black and yellow temple, the SIGNAL IDUNA PARK. 'Spine-tingling' does not come close to describing the atmosphere on matchday, so imagine what it is going to be like when Schalke come to town later today...
Schalke's well-travelled mascot, Erwin, is backing the Royal Blues to come away from the SIGNAL IDUNA PARK with three points. Not biased, is he...?
Dortmund midfielder Nuri Sahin misses out through injury this afternoon, but the Turkey international has fond memories of the 2013/14 Revierderby at Schalke, having got on the scoresheet in an emphatic 3-1 win.
Wherever you are in the world, here's a look at the all-important kick-off times for the spectacle that is the 87th Revierderby of the Bundesliga era:
The coaches' take
Dortmund's Thomas Tuchel and Schalke head coach Andre Breitenreiter are just hours away from sampling the Revierderby first-hand. Tuchel has called on his side to "keep their cool" against the backdrop of a white-hot derby atmosphere, while Breitenreiter believes a courageous team display could make all the difference for his Royal Blues.
bundesliga.com has a number of mini-sites dedicated to the stars of the Revierderby, including: Schalke Wunderkind Leroy Sane, Dortmund captain Mats Hummels, the Royal Blues' deadly Dutch striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and BVB speedster-turned-record-breaking-goal-machine Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
See how Revier rivals Dortmund and Schalke match up on and off the pitch ahead of the 'Mother of all Derbies'. We compare the clubs, the cities and the key players, as well as look back on some of the most memorable previous meetings.
Like winning the title
If you had any doubts just what it the Revierderby means to the fans in the Ruhr Valley, take a look at this banner:
It reads, 'A derby win is like a title win. Thanks.' So, no pressure on Thomas Tuchel's men, then....