After a hectic 10 days of Premier League action it’s time for that to pause so that the FA Cup can take centre stage for the 4th round. FA Cup matches are shown live by TV broadcasters BT Sport and BBC One and with match highlights available free on BBC Sport with Match of the Day. Need an FA Cup VPN?
Fun Fact: FA Cup VPN is one of the most searched terms on Google. After a very enjoyable 3rd round that gave us plenty of entertainment, a couple of shocks and some cracking goals, the competition once again provides a nice distraction for players and fans of clubs who’s league season isn’t going to plan.
Little Chorley, who overcame a Derby team largely made up of academy players due to a Covid outbreak, will face Wolves tonight to get the weekend’s action underway. While that’s definitely a game everyone should watch, I know about Chorley as Robbie Savage knows about winning the Premier League so rather than spoof through a preview of that game I thought I’d just focus in on the Premier League sides involved in the action and wish Chorley the best of luck.
⚽ Southampton vs Arsenal
📅 Saturday 23 January 2021
⏰ 1215 UK Kick-Off
🖥️ BT Sport Live Streaming
In the week that news broke that Danny Ings might be looking to engineer a move away from Southampton as he seeks Champions League football, the Saints overcame Shrewsbury in their re-arranged 3rd round tie to set up this game against Arsenal. The two teams are well matched as 9th and 10th in the Premier League, though Saints do have a game in hand to go with their two point advantage.
These teams played five weeks ago in the Premier League and the game ended in a 1-1 draw during which Arsenal played the last half hour with 10 men after Gabriel was sent off for a second bookable offence. That game began a four game stretch without a win for Saints that ended with their 1-0 win over Liverpool. Leicester beat them 2-0 at the weekend, before they eased past Shrewsbury in mid-week.
Arsenal lost their first two matches after that draw with the Saints and pressure began to mount on Mikel Arteta before he turned to the supremely talented Emile Smith Rowe and Bakayo Saka to transform his attack. And transform it they have. Arsenal are an unrecognisable team right now, full of inventiveness and purpose who’ve rattled off five wins and a draw in their last six, including a 2-0 win over Newcastle in the third round of the Cup.
This is a game that will be decided by which team is able to establish their style of play within the game quickest. Will the Gunners, with the added power of Thomas Partey back in midfield, be able to carve Southampton apart with their quick passing, clever movement and inventive dribbling? Or will Southampton be able to use their pressing and counter pressing to force turnovers and put the Gunners on the back foot and expose the fragility that remains in the Arsenal backline?
This should be an entertaining game between two good footballing sides, with a 5th round tie against the winner of Chorley vs Wolves the prize.
⚽ Brentford vs Leicester
📅 Sunday 24 January 2021
⏰ 1430 UK Kick-Off
🖥️ BT Sport Live Streaming
Two of the best run clubs in English football will face off when Leicester travel to London to take on the Bees in the Battle of the Recruitment Nerds! Brentford are famed for their use of analytics and their ability to find bargains, develop and then sell them on while never really seeming to miss the player as they leave. James Tarkowski, Ezri Konsa, Ollie Watkins and Said Benrahma are all ex-Brentford players currently excelling in the Premier League. Leicester’s recruitment over the past four years speaks for itself, take a look at their team and then remember that the sold Harry Maguire for 80mil and then Ben Chilwell for 50mil, and got better both times.
Brentford have seemingly decided that they’re taking all competitions seriously this season and are having an excellent season across the board. They made it to the semi-finals of EFL Cup before losing 2-0 to Spurs, and are currently in 4th position in the Championship and have won their last four league matches on the bounce. They knocked out Middlesbrough to reach this stage and will be relying on star man Ivan Toney, who has 16 goals already this season, to fire them into the 5th round.
After the terrible disappointment that was the second half of the 2019/20 season, Leicester have put together a fantastic first half of the 2020/21. What’s more impressive than their start, and their current 3rd place in the Premier League, is that they’ve done it while not having their two best defenders available. Caglar Soyuncu and Ricardo Pereira are both back to full fitness now though and Leicester’s squad has quality everywhere. The put a 4-0 slapping on Stoke in the 3rd round and Brendan Rodgers may well decide to go with a very strong team this weekend as he chases his first silverware in English football.
You’d be hard pressed to find a game between two more exciting teams to watch this weekend. Both teams will go for it, and the winner will go forward to face the winner of Brighton vs Blackpool.
⚽ Manchester United vs Liverpool
📅 Sunday 24 January 2021
⏰ 1700 UK Kick-Off
🖥️ BBC Sport Free Live Streaming
Didn’t these teams play just last weekend? Yes, they didn’t.
Wasn’t it a very dull 0-0 draw? Yes, it was.
So why should you watch this game? Well it’s simple really, you should watch because it’s Manchester United vs Liverpool and this time it’s at Old Trafford. The game at Anfield suffered from Ole rolling out the buses and United playing within themselves. At Old Trafford, Ole will have to be more attacking. He’s said that himself in the past. He’s been very clear about the DNA of Manchester United and the need for attacking football. An attacking United means more space for Liverpool to play. These two things together should lead to a decent game of football.
United are top of the Premier League and one of the form teams in Europe at the minute. As Bruno Fernandes suffers his first real dip in form since joining United, Paul Pogba has come up with match-winning goals against Burnley and Fulham in two of their last three games. United edged past Watford to advance to this stage of the cup and the big question for them is whether Ole goes with a strong team or rotates in order to keep his players fresh for the league.
Liverpool are in their worst patch under Klopp and sit 4th in the table, six points behind United have failed to win in their last five league matches, and tallying zero goals in the last four of them. The absence of Virgil Van Dijk, their best and most important player who is also the leader and organiser of the team, is being felt more with each passing game. Fabinho has done brilliantly standing in for him, but he is being massively missed in midfield. The Reds did beat the Aston Villa Under 18s in the third round of the Cup when the first team squad were struck down by Covid. Klopp hasn’t taken the Cup seriously in previous years, but it may represent his best chance of silverware this season so expect Liverpool to field a strong team.
This game has to be more exciting than their Premier League, purely on the basis that it couldn’t be any more boring! The winner of West Ham vs Doncaster awaits the victor so both sides could well fancy themselves as favourites to advance to the 6th round.
These are just some of the games available to you in the FA Cup this weekend. With so many games to choose from, the worry is wasting time on the wrong game. We’ll try and guide you in the right direction so that all you need to do is sit back, turn on your Liberty Shield VPN, settle in, and enjoy the games.
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How to watch every FA Cup match from anywhere…
FA Cup VPN matches for the 2020/21 season will be streamed live between BT Sport and the BBC Sport website, as well as their respective apps for iPhone, iPad, Android, Smart TV, Now TV, FireTV etc.
But these streaming services are not available to everyone, for example when you load BT Sport in the USA, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, France, Spain, Portugal, Australia, Dubai, Canada etc. you will get an error message.
Sorry, this video is not available in your country.
This is basically because their streaming services are geoblocked based on the IP address being used to access it. You must be a UK domestic web user to access BT Sport and BBC Sport live tv streaming.
- Get a UK IP address.
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How can I watch BT Sport FA Cup VPN 20/21 matches live?
As well as the FA Cup VPN, BT Sport has the rights to just over 50 Premier League fixtures during the 2020/21 campaign, and will also carry coverage of the UEFA Champions’ League and Europa League until 2024. Subscribers can watch BT Sport on their computers as well as their various apps on connected devices. They do offer a Monthly Pass with no contract, which will give customers access to the BT Sport mobile app. BT Sport Box Office will no longer show the matches via the now scrapped pay-per-view offering, but is it too late and have customers already moved towards illegal streams and IPTV providers?
Remember that BT Sport also features coverage from the Bundesliga, and holds rights to Moto GP, UFC and WWE coverage as well. After a long delay the BT Sport app is now available on several models of Smart TV as well as Roku and Amazon Fire TV devices.
How can I watch BBC Sport FA Cup VPN 20/21 matches live?
With Premier League Pay-Per-View now scrapped, the BBC gets their live action once again through their FA Cup rights. They also offer free FA Cup and Premier League VPN 20/21 highlights, with Match of the Day and Match of the Day 2, available live when screened on the BBC Sport website, and also on catchup with BBC iPlayer.
Furthermore; BT Sport and BBC Sport aren’t the only geographically-censored streaming services a VPN or Proxy will allow you to access. Other UK services like Sky Sports, Now TV, BBC iPlayer, Amazon Prime, ITV Hub, All 4 and BritBox are available. Plus with the option to switch to our USA service whenever you like, you can access Hulu, HBO GO, Netflix and Pandora. Essentially you can access international content from virtually anywhere!