Barcelona will look to keep up the pressure on La Liga leaders Real Madrid as they host Real Betis on Saturday at their temporary home of Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys, while the Camp Nou is revamped.
Having made an underwhelming start to the new campaign with a goaless draw against Getafe, Barca boss Xavi will have been relieved to see his side go on a run of three straight league victories in a row before the international break.
They now come up against a Betis side who currently sit seventh in the table, following their 1-0 victory over Rayo Vallecano last time out.
Below, we’ll outline the best live TV streaming services to use to watch all of the action live wherever you are in the world.
Barcelona vs. Real Betis: When and where?
Barcelona host Real Betis at the Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys on Saturday, Sept. 16. Kickoff is set for 9 p.m CEST local time, making it a 3 p.m. ET, 12 p.m PT start in the US, an 8 p.m. start in the UK and a 5 a.m. AEST kick-off in Australia on Sunday.
How to watch the Barcelona vs. Real Betis game online from anywhere using a VPN
If you find yourself unable to view the game locally, you may need a different way to watch the game — that’s where using a VPN can come in handy. A VPN is also the best way to stop your ISP from throttling your speeds on game day by encrypting your traffic, and it’s also a great idea if you’re traveling and find yourself connected to a Wi-Fi network, and you want to add an extra layer of privacy for your devices and logins.
With a VPN, you’re able to virtually change your location on your phone, tablet or laptop to get access to the game. So if your internet provider or mobile carrier has stuck you with an IP address that incorrectly shows your location in a blackout zone, a VPN can correct that problem by giving you an IP address in your correct, non-blackout area. Most VPNs, like our Editors’ Choice, ExpressVPN, make it really easy to do this.
Using a VPN to watch or stream sports is legal in any country where VPNs are legal, including the US, UK and Canada, as long as you have a legitimate subscription to the service you’re streaming. You should be sure your VPN is set up correctly to prevent leaks: Even where VPNs are legal, the streaming service may terminate the account of anyone it deems to be circumventing correctly applied blackout restrictions.
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Livestream the Barcelona vs. Real Betis game in the US
This fixture is available to stream in the US via ESPN Plus, which has live English- and Spanish-language broadcast rights for La Liga in the US.
Livestream the Barcelona vs. Real Betis game in the UK
La Liga broadcast rights in the UK are with Viaplay, with kick-off for this match set for 8 p.m. BST on Saturday evening.
Livestream the Barcelona vs. Real Betis game in Canada
For Canadian soccer fans, Saturday’s big game is available to watch via streaming service TSN Plus.
Livestream the Barcelona vs. Real Betis game in Australia
Football fans Down Under can watch this fixture on streaming service Optus Sport, which is showing La Liga games live in Australia this season.
Quick tips for streaming La Liga using a VPN
- With four variables at play — your ISP, browser, video streaming provider and VPN — your experience and success when streaming Spanish La Liga matches may vary.
- If you don’t see your desired location as a default option for ExpressVPN, try using the “search for city or country” option.
- If you’re having trouble getting the game after you’ve turned on your VPN and set it to the correct viewing area, there are two things you can try for a quick fix. First, log into your streaming service subscription account and make sure the address registered for the account is an address in the correct viewing area. If not, you may need to change the physical address on file with your account. Second, some smart TVs — like Roku — don’t have VPN apps you can install directly on the device itself. Instead, you’ll have to install the VPN on your router or the mobile hotspot you’re using (like your phone) so that any device on its Wi-Fi network now appears in the correct viewing location.
- All of the VPN providers we recommend have helpful instructions on their main site for quickly installing the VPN on your router. In some cases with smart TV services, after you install a cable network’s sports app, you’ll be asked to verify a numeric code or click a link sent to your email address on file for your smart TV. This is where having a VPN on your router will also help, since both devices will appear to be in the correct location.
- And remember, browsers can often give away a location despite using a VPN, so be sure you’re using a privacy-first browser to log into your services. We normally recommend Brave.