The Premier League is back! After the needless international break, it’s back down to real business of Match-week 5 of the 2020/21 Premier League season. 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?
After the stunning results that highlighted week 4, Manchester United 1-6 Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa 7-2 Liverpool being the most notable, it would be fair to say that attempting to predict games is an almost impossible task this season. Without fans in the stands, we’re seeing players playing with more freedom, more expression and more creativity. Fun Fact: ‘Premier League VPN’ is one of the most searched sports phrases on Google!
Players seem more willing to try something unlikely, safe in the knowledge that they won’t have 40,000 people moaning at them if it doesn’t come off. With England going backwards in terms of dealing with Covid-19 it’s hard to see fans in the Premier League stadiums any time soon, so the shocking results and goal fests might be something we have to get used to.
With that in mind, here’s our suggestions of the games to watch this weekend.
⚽ Everton vs Liverpool
📅 Saturday 17 October 2020
⏰ 1230 UK Kick-Off
🖥️ BT Sport Live Streaming & Catchup
We kick the weekend off with the Merseyside derby as table-topping Everton welcome the Champions to Goodison Park. This game is a little different from recent meetings between these two teams for a couple of reasons. For each of the past three seasons, this has been the second derby of the season and it has ended 0-0. Four years ago, Sadio Mane broke Everton hearts with a stoppage time winner to give the Red side of Merseyside the spoils. One goal in four matches. It doesn’t seem like that trend is likely to continue with the two teams having scored 23 goals between them already this season.
Secondly, Everton go into this game as the favourites for the first time in a long time. Top of the table, playing outstanding football, well managed and with match winners in multiple positions, Everton are a team to be respected. While it’s too early to make definitive statements about them, it’s perfectly fair to suggest that they will challenge for a top four spot this season. James Rodriguez and Allan have brought a new level of quality to the team and the existing players like Lucas Digne, Richarlison and Dominic Calvert-Lewin have raised their games in return.
Calvert-Lewin has started the season brilliantly with six Premier League goals to his name already. Carlo Ancelotti has added a new dimension to DCL’s game and turned him into a penalty box predator, as well as a brilliant line-leader with endless energy. Calvert-Lewin’s movement and pace make him a nightmare to deal with for any defence.
And it’s Liverpool’s defence that has been their achilles heel thus far this season. 11 goals conceded, most of them their own fault, Liverpool have been their own worst enemy at times this season. The Champions did win their first three games of the season but their defeat to Villa was so jarring it has raised a lot of questions about their ability to go back-to-back and repeat as Premier League Champions.
This game promises to be a physical battle with plenty of attacking talent at both ends, it may well come down to which goalkeeper makes the least errors as the hapless Jordan Pickford and the error prone Adrian stand at either end of the battlefield.
⚽ Leicester City vs Aston Villa
📅 Sunday 18 October 2020
⏰ 1915 UK Kick-Off
🖥️ Sky Sports Box Office / Premier League PPV
If goals are your thing, this may well be the game for you. Brendan Rodgers only knows one way to set his team up, and that’s on the front foot. Aston Villa, fresh off that monumental win over Liverpool will come into this game full of confidence and looking to knock off the Foxes in this Midlands Derby.
Leicester started the season impressively, winning their first three games with a thumping of Manchester City being the standout result. before a 3-0 humbling at home at the hands of West Ham. The Foxes looked a lot more like the team that finished out last season in relegation form, than the team that had started this season looking like a top four contender. That result won’t sit well with Leicester’s players but without Ricardo Pereira, Wilf Ndidi and James Maddison they aren’t the same team that for so long last season looked like potential title challengers.
Villa barely escaped relegation last season but look reborn this season with the additions of Emi Martinez, Matty Cash, Ollie Watkins and most recently Ross Barkley looking inspired. Barkley looked like Liverpool owed him money as he bullied and battered them repeatedly in his debut for his new club. Jack Grealish, finally playing with team-mates of a similar level, looks inspired. Freed from the weight of expectation that had come with being “The Man” had Villa Park, Grealish looks to be enjoying his football. He may well return from international duty with a chip on his shoulder having been disrespected by Gareth Southgate. That’s good news for Villa but bad news for Leicester.
This game promises goals. Watkins vs Vardy, Grealish vs Barnes, Barkley vs Tielemans. There will be a lot of quality on show all over the pitch and it should make for a very entertaining battle to keep you occupied on Sunday Night.
⚽ Leeds vs Wolves
📅 Monday 19 October 2020
⏰ 2000 UK Kick-Off
🖥️ Sky Sports Live Streaming & SkyGo Catchup
There are a lot of entertaining teams to watch in the Premier League, but there are few as intriguing as Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds United. Leeds are just……..different. They have a different approach to attacking than most other clubs. They have a different approach to defending than all other clubs. Owners of a respectable seven points from their first four games, they will be in a confident mood when they welcome Wolves to Elland Road on Monday.
Wolves have been a little bit hit and miss this season, though they have picked up six points from their four games. After a very strange transfer window in which they appear to have gotten worse in the short term but set themselves up to be better in a couple of years, the men from Molineux are looking to build on back to back 7th place finishes in their first two seasons back in the big time.
Leeds won’t care where Wolves finished last season. Bielsa won’t allow his team to take a backwards step against a team who should, on paper at least, be favourites to win this game. Bielsa’s unique approach to all aspects of the game is winning his team plaudits on a weekly basis and after a narrow defeat away to Liverpool, and a point that should have been three against Manchester City, this team will believe they can match anyone.
Wolves 3-4-3 approach will likely mean Leeds stick with their 4-1-4-1 formation to give Bielsa his extra man advantage in the defensive third as he sets his team up to be hyper-aggressive defensively and attack in numbers. Nuno is one of the best in the business in terms of how he sets his team up to nullify the threat of the opposition, so it will be interesting to see how he copes with Bielsa from a tactical perspective.
This game will be exciting, purely because Leeds are incapable of playing a game of football that is dull.
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 £17.99 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 show the matches originally set to be non-televised on a pay-per-view basis, a move sure to push more customers 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 show the matches originally set to be non-televised on a pay-per-view basis, a move sure to push more customers 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?
Alas with Premier League Pay-Per-View now in place for the matches set to be non-televised, there will be no further 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!