Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid are the last two teams standing and it is a rematch from the final two years previously. That match was decided in extra time and Real Madrid came out on top to win its 10th league title. Both teams faced difficult roads to get to the final with Real Madrid getting a tough draw in Group A and Atletico Madrid overcoming Bayern Munich and Barcelona on their way to the final match. The main player to watch in the match will likely be Christiano Ronaldo. If he gets loose he can be a huge threat in what will likely be a close game.
Can Liverpool, which lost out on last year's championship by a single point, find a way to get past defending champs Manchester City?
Both teams already won big in their first match. And what teams will be facing a relegation battle as the season marches to its May conclusion?
We'll get some early answers today this weekend, during the first round of action in the Premier League.
And if you're already kicking yourself for missing some of the opening matches, don't worry: there are many streaming options available to fans of football or soccer, depending on which side of the Atlantic you hail from.
Here's how to watch the Premier League, including your options for using a VPN should you find yourself on the road at any point during the season. When does the Premier League season start?
The opening match in the Premier League season took place on Friday, Aug. After six more matches on Saturday, three are taking place on Sunday, Aug. For the most part, Premier League matches take place on Saturday and Sunday, though there's the occasional mid-week set of matches on Tuesday and Wednesday, and every now and then, a match will take place on either Friday or Monday.
Saturday kickoff times are typically at a. ET, 10 a. ET and p. Sunday kickoffs can vary, but typically matches start at either 9 a. ET or a. Remember, since the games are taking place in England, there's a five-hour time difference between there and the east coast of the U.
With 20 teams in the Premier League, each teams plays 38 matches — one home, one away against every other team — so the Premier League season runs through May 17, Given that there's 10 months between now and when the Premier League season draws to an end, at some point you're likely to be traveling when a critical match is taking place.
If you still want to watch the Premier League should your travels take you outside the U. With a VPN in place, you can appear to be surfing the web from your home country, letting you access the same streaming services, even if you're in another region.
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You can lower your monthly cost by signing up for an annual plan. View Deal What channels air the Premier League matches? BT Sport typically carries the early kickoff game on Saturday along with midweek matches. In the U. Some of the late kickoff matches on Saturday or Sunday will appear on the main NBC channel, so you don't need anything more than an HD antenna to pick up those games.
On the final matchday of the season, when all 20 teams kick off simultaneously, NBC has aired all 10 matches at once spread across different cable channels. How I can I livestream Premier League matches? You've got two options when it comes to live streaming Premier League matches — one if you've got a cable subscription and one that's open to anyone who's willing to pay up to watch more soccer.
That means you can watch the Premier League through a web browser, mobile device or set-top box, but you'll need to sign in with your login info from a cable or satellite TV provider to take advantage of this option.
If you don't have cable — or you want even more matches besides the ones appearing on NBC's over-the-air and cable channels — you can turn to NBC Sports Gold. That's a standalone package that offers access to matches throughout the Premier League Season.
That covers the entire season, and only lets you watch the games as they happen. Highlight shows and other Premier League-related programming are also included. Can I watch the Premiere League if I've given up cable? If you don't want to pay up for an NBC Sports Gold subscription, there's another way to get Premier League action without subscribing to cable.
You will need to sign up for an over-the-top streaming service that includes NBC's channels, though. If you decide to go this route, make sure to opt for a service that includes at least NBC Sports Channel and maybe CNBC for those times when matches air on that channel.
You'll also want to confirm that the streaming service you choose includes your local NBC affiliate. Local channel availability can depend on what market you live in. Here are your streaming service options if you want to watch Premier League matches this season.
TV : The sports-centric Fubo.
There's a cloud DVR feature for recording matches as well. Unfortunately, NBC is only available in select markets with Sling. Manchester City has won the last two Premier League titles, and they're favored to retain their crown this season.
A thrashing of West Ham United in the season's opening match isn't going to cause the bettors backing Man City to rethink their prediction. Liverpool, last year's runners-up, are in the best position to end Man City's reign, but considering that they lost just one match last season and still finished second, edging out ManCity figures to be a big challenge.
The top four finishers in the Premier League qualify for the lucrative Champions League. Aston Villa, Norwich and Sheffield United are newcomers to the league this year, having won promotion from the second tier of English football last season. They'll be looking to avoid finishing in the three bottom spots of the Premier League this season, as those teams wind up relegated.
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