Things are really starting to pick up as we approach the crucial Christmas period. Premier League matches are shown by pay-TV broadcasters Sky Sports, BT Sport, Amazon Prime and with match highlights available free on BBC Sport with Match of the Day. Need a Premier League VPN?
This is the craziest Premier League season in a while. Literally anything can happen on any given match-day with the supposed top teams seemingly incapable of stringing together a run of wins, the middle of the table bunched very closely and the teams at the bottom of the league capable of upsetting those at the top. Except for Sheffield United. Is it mean to single them out for being particularly terrible? It probably is, but after 1 point taken from a potential 36 they absolutely deserve it. 1 point from 12 games?? An absolute abomination.
While the midweek games are still ongoing, it’s a bit late to preview them so we thought we’d take a look at the weekend’s upcoming fixtures and give you the heads up on which three we think are going to be worth your time to watch.
⚽ Everton vs Arsenal
📅 Saturday 19 December 2020
⏰ 1730 UK Kick-Off
🖥️ Sky Sports Live Streaming
Setting aside the comically poor Sheffield United, there is no team in the Premier League more desperately in need of a win than Arsenal. Mikel Arteta is probably the happiest man in football that there’s no fans at Arsenal home games right now because things seem to be turning against him. Carlo Ancelotti, a man at the opposite end of the managerial scale to Arteta, will be in no mood to be charitable this weekend as he looks to get Everton back into top four contention.
The Toffees have won just two of their last five games and a poor run of form since the Merseyside Derby has seen them undo some of the good work they did in the early weeks of the season. Fortunately for them, things are so tight at the top end of table that sit, at time of writing, just three points off Southampton in 4th place. Last weekend’s win over Chelsea felt like a big moment for them, their second win against a top four contender this season and the third time they’d take points off a top four contender. If Everton want to be taken seriously as a team with Champions League ambitions, they need to continue to do well in big games. They play Leicester on Wednesday before this tie with Arsenal, and that in itself will be a tough game. While the Gunners aren’t a top four contender this season, they’re still Arsenal. They’re still a big club, and it’s still a game that Everton need to prove themselves in.
Ancelotti will have to manage without Lucas Digne, Fabian Delph and Jean-Phillipe Gbamin, while James Rodriguez is a doubt. Seamus Coleman looks likely to return from injury but will face a fitness test.
Winless in their last six games, Arsenal drew with Southampton on Wednesday night before this trip to Merseyside. While the Gunners have been in good form in the Europa League against teams of plumbers and publicans, their league form has been shocking and they have already lost seven Premier League matches. They have struggled desperately to score goals, managing only 10 at time of writing. They currently rank 17th in goals scored, 16th in shots on target, 16th in total shots, 14th in big chances created and 15th in overall chances created. As much as they may not like to admit it, their league position of 15th is an accurate representation of what Arsenal are right now.
The Gunners will be without the services of the foolish Granit Xhaka who is suspended for stupidity, as well as the injured group of Reiss Nelson, Sead Kolasinac, Thomas Partey and Gabriel Martinelli. David Luiz is expected to return this weekend.
⚽ Tottenham Hotspur vs Leicester City
📅 Sunday 20 December 2020
⏰ 1415 UK Kick-Off
🖥️ Sky Sports Live Streaming
A top four battle that will drag up old memories for both managers. Brendan Rodgers learned his trade under Jose Mourinho at Chelsea, and Jose Mourinho taught Brendan the most important lesson of his managerial career on April 27th, 2014. That being, when you only need a draw to stay on track to win the title and the opposition manager presents that draw to you on a silver plate, for the love of God take the draw! Rodgers ego wouldn’t allow, Liverpool tried to attack Chelsea and Jose did Jose things and went home with a 2-0 victory leaving Liverpool’s title hopes in tatters.
Spurs went down to Champions Liverpool on Wednesday in their battle of first vs second, so this match will represent the second of back to back games against teams in the top three. Spurs are unbeaten in their last 11 games, and with three wins from their last five they are one of the in-form teams in the league. The attacking pair of Son Heung-Min and Harry Kane are undoubtedly the league’s premiere duo right now and Jose seems to have rediscovered some of his old magic. Spurs are a ruthless, efficient and effective outfit who have the capabilities of grinding out results or blowing teams away when the opportunity presents itself.
Tottenham will be without Eric Lamela and Japhet Tanganga, while Gareth Bale is dealing with a dose of the flu but should be back in contention.
Leicester bounced back from consecutive defeats to Liverpool and Fulham to win their last two games, and were particularly impressive against Brighton. The Foxes can be one of the most devastating and entertaining teams in the league when their attack clicks, and the return to form of James Maddison should see them create more and more chances for Jamie Vardy, as well as the likes of Harvey Barnes, Cengiz Under and Ayoze Perez. With the Tieleman-Ndidi-Maddison midfield available to him, Brendan Rodgers might well be tempted to move back to his preferred 4-1-4-1 formation rather than continuing with the back three set-up he has been forced into this season.
Leicester will be without Caglar Soyuncu, Ricardo Pereira and Daniel Amartay whilst Timothy Castagne is close to a return and could make the bench.
⚽ Manchester United vs Leeds United
📅 Sunday 20 December 2020
⏰ 1630 UK Kick-Off
🖥️ Sky Sports Live Streaming
One of the great historic rivalries in English football, the battle of the United’s is renewed after a near nine year gap. In truth, it’s a 16 year gap. Since Leeds were relegated from the Premier League in 2004, this rivalry has been largely dormant but with roots dating back to the War of the Roses these games do always matter when both teams are where they should be. In the top division. In the 60s, Matt Busby and Don Revie were two of the top managers in the game and their sides hated each other. The Charlton brothers, caught on opposite sides of the divide, wouldn’t speak in the run up to games. In the last season before the Premier League began, Manchester United and Leeds United were the top teams in the country, with Leeds overcoming their rivals to claim the league title before Fergie’s era of dominance began the next year.
Despite dreadful performances in the majority of Premier League games and being 9th in the table at time of writing, Manchester United enter the midweek games as the most in-form team in the league with four wins and a draw from their last five. They’ve had more than their fair share of luck and needed to rely on the brilliance of individuals like Bruno Fernandes and Edinson Cavani more than they’d ideally like to, but wins are wins. At a time when Ole Gunnar Solksjaer needs them most, especially as United collapsed out of the Champions League, the Red Devils have strung good results together. They will view Leeds as a team they should beat, all things considered and if they overcome Sheffield United in midweek, which they should, they could well end the weekend in the top four.
Phil Jones is United’s only definite absentee though their are doubts over Edinson Cavani’s fitness at time of writing.
Leeds have been a fantastic watch all season long, but they have one of the most glaring Achilles Heels’ in the Premier League. Bielsa’s men just can’t defend set pieces and that is not ideal heading into a game where the opposition possess a man who’s nickname is Slabhead. Leeds are going to have to find a way to nullify Harry Maguire’s threat at set pieces. Leeds will want to impose their high tempo on this game and try to run the home team off the pitch. If they can do that, and if they can keep things resepectable on set pieces, they have a real chance of heading home with all three points as the likes of Raphinha, Rodrigo and Bamford will cause United problems.
Leeds are without summer signings Robin Koch and Diego Llorente, who likely would be their first choice central defensive pairing, as well as Adam Forshaw and Gaetano Berardi who have been out all season.
These are just some of the games available to you from the Premier League this weekend, and the Premier League is of course just one of the many options at your disposal when it comes to watching live sport this weekend. We’ll put together a comprehensive guide to all the live sport on offer this weekend a little later in the week.
You need not worry about that though, all you need to do is sit back, turn on your Liberty Shield VPN, settle in, and enjoy the games.
Don’t have a Liberty Shield VPN?? What’s the matter with you?!?! No problem, we’ve got you. Click here, and use my code EPLVPN to get 20% of your hardware or software package.
How to watch every Premier League match from anywhere…
Premier League matches for the 2020/21 season will be streamed live between Sky Sports, BT Sport, Amazon Prime 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, Sky Sports, Amazon Prime UK and BBC Sport live tv streaming.
- Get a UK IP address.
- If you want to watch on your Windows PC, Mac, FireTV, iPhone, iPad or Android then you can get a UK Proxy or VPN Apps from Liberty Shield, FREE for 48 hours and then from only £6.99 per month.
- Prefer to watch on supported media streaming devices like Now TV, Smart TVs, Apple TV, Xbox, PS4, Roku etc? You’ll need a UK configured VPN Router setup as British, available from only £19.99 with Worldwide Shipping available.
How can I watch Sky Sports Premier League 20/21 matches live?
Sky Sports has the rights to 140 matches and as per last season may offer some of these with a free to air option on their Sky Pick channel. If you have a Premier League VPN set to UK, then you can watch Sky Sports streaming from anywhere. Existing Sky Sports customers can watch with Sky Go on computers or their various apps. If you want to pay-as-you go with no contract then Now TV is your best bet; with their Day, Week and Month passes. As for streaming the free Sky Pick channel, this is expected to be available on the Sky Go platform. Sky 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?
Sky has a whopping 11 sports channels. It’s offering covers all sorts, from cricket, motor racing (including Formula 1 and Indycar), boxing, NBA, golf, rugby league, women’s rugby and netball. Sky’s non-Premier League football coverage sits on Sky Sports Football and includes both EFL games and Scottish football fixtures.
How can I watch BT Sport Premier League VPN 20/21 matches live?
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 Amazon Prime Premier League VPN 20/21 matches live?
Amazon is a relative newcomer to live Premier League VPN coverage. It has 20 matches per season under the current rights agreement, and in 2019/20, it secured all of the showpiece Boxing Day fixtures. Amazon also broadcasts sports including the US Open tennis championships, other ATP World Tour tennis events and NFL games.
Fans will need a Prime membership to watch fixtures on the online streaming service. You can watch Amazon Prime on your computer or with their connected mobile apps on various devices, including Amazon FireTV. The Amazon Prime service is priced at £7.99 per month, although if you’ve not subscribed before, you can access its services on a 30-day trial period.
How can I watch BBC Sport Premier League VPN 20/21 matches live?
With Premier League Pay-Per-View now scrapped, there will be once again be a small number of free live matches on the BBC. However, if you are content with free Premier League VPN 20/21 highlights then the BBC have you covered, 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; Sky Sports, Now TV, BT Sport, Amazon Prime and BBC Sport aren’t the only geographically-censored streaming services a VPN or Proxy will allow you to access. Other UK services like BBC iPlayer, 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!