Barcelona’s got the inside track on the La Liga title headed into the New Year, though that can change with any Barcelona loss down the stretch. Real Madrid’s been keeping pace with its main rivals all season, and a number of teams, including Sevilla and Atletico Madrid, have made the race interesting.
To start out 2020, Barcelona will make the short trip to Cornellà de Llobregat for the Barcelona Derby against a confounding Espanyol team.
Here’s everything you need to know to watch Barcelona vs. Espanyol live online.
Barcelona vs. Espanyol
- When: 3pm ET, Saturday, Jan. 4
- Where: RCDE Stadium in Cornellà de Llobregat, Spain
- Streaming: BeIN Sports
Barcelona vs. Espanyol live stream: How to watch La Liga matches online
The match is on BeIN Sports; the following streaming services allow you to watch the entire 2019-20 La Liga season.
1) Sling TV
- Sling TV pricing: $30-$45 per month ($10 off first month)
- Sling TV devices: Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Apple TV, Android TV, Roku, Xbox One, Google Chromecast, Oculus Go, Microsoft Edge, and iOS and Android devices
- Sling TV local channels: NBC, Fox (check your local availability here)
Sling TV provides two base channel package options, each priced at $30 per month. Sling Orange includes three ESPN channels, while Sling Blue includes sports channels like NBCSN (where many Premier League matches appear), NFL Network, and local channels. Sling Blue customers in select markets get NBC, where some matches appear; see if yours has it here. Sling Blue also brings Fox News Channel, MSNBC, and Headline News as part of its regular slate of channels, with Fox Business Channel available for those who get the Sling Blue News Extra add-on.
If you’re Team “Why Not Both,” Sling Orange + Blue combines the two for just $45 per month.
Other features include a Free Cloud DVR tier for all subscribers (allowing 10 hours of recording a month), the ability to record all live linear channels, and no VOD preemption on any channels. New subscribers get $10 off the first month.
To add beIN SPORTS and maximize your soccer-watching potential, you’ll want to add either Sports Extra: Sling Orange ($5 per month) or Sports Extra: Sling Blue ($10 per month). (The latter also includes NFL RedZone.)
Spanish-speaking viewers have quite a few options. For bilingual families, you might consider the Español: Best of Spanish TV package for either Sling Orange or Sling Blue for 24/7 specialty channel LaLiga TV and beIN SPORTS Connect: Channels 4-9, which features matches from La Liga, Ligue 1 and Copa del Rey, among others. Both packages cost $5 per month after your free trial. Sling TV Latino is another Spanish-language package for $10 per month, including NBC Universo, History en Español, and—of import to soccer fans—four beIN SPORTS channels. (And choosing Best of Spanish + Sling Orange for $35 per month gives you access to ESPN Deportes.) For more information, check out our guide to Sling TV channels and our Sling TV review.
- Cost: $44.99 for your first month and $54.99 per month thereafter
- FuboTV devices: Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Android TV, iOS and Android devices
- Local channels: ABC, Fox, NBC, CBS, the CW (in some markets) (check local availability here)
FuboTV is a solid TV streaming service option, whether your tastes run to entertainment (AMC, Syfy, FX), news (MSNBC, CNN), or sports (NBA TV, NFL Network). If you’re a soccer fan, however, it will appear tailor-made for you, with 10 beIN SPORTS channels, NBC and NBCSN, FS1, FS2, UniMás, and Champions League actions via TNT all on tap. If you can’t watch a match live, FuboTV offers a three-day replay for each match and 30 hours of cloud DVR. (Check out the complete FuboTV channels list.)
FuboTV also has bilingual families in mind; each subscription comes with UniMás, Galavisión, NBC Universo, beIN SPORTS, Univision, and Fox Deportes. An extra $7.99 per month will bring you Latino Plus, which includes CNN en Español and TyC Sports among its offerings.
- Cost: $14.99 per month
- Vidgo devices: Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, iOS and Android devices
Vidgo offers a package for under $15 a month that pulls together more than 45 English-language channels into its National English Package. That includes BeIN Sports and the Pac-12 Network for sports fans but also offers an array of favorites, including A&E, HGTV, History, Lifetime, and a full range of Nickolodeon channels, including TeenNick and NickToons.
If you’re in a bilingual household, there are additional packages available en Español, with programming from throughout the Americas and even Spain. Both the Latino Streaming Plan ($14.99 per month) and Latino Mas Streaming Plan ($24.99 per month) include BeIN’s main Spanish-language channel, TyC Sports, and Azteca America, while the higher tier adds DAZN.
Also, through its Vidgo app, it’s offering the option of Social TV, which allows Vidgo users to connect in real-time as they’re watching programming on their phones.
- Cost: $7.99 per month or $79 annually
- Fanatiz devices: Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Chromecast, iOS and Android devices
Fanatiz is strictly a sports channel, featuring the programming on BeIn Sports, Gol TV, and TyC Sports, giving access to competitions like the CAF Confederations Cup, the Copa Libertadores, the Copa Sudamericana, and the Copa del Rey. For those who want to try it out, or have one special match to catch, there’s a Daily Pass option for $4.99 allowing a 24-hour period of access.
Barcelona vs. Espanyol: Preview, recent form, upcoming fixtures
Barcelona (Last 5 La Liga matches: WWDDW) finally got a win to close out 2019. The 4-1 win over Alaves gave veteran Arturo Vidal the opportunity to score, joining MSG (Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, and Antoine Griezmann) on the scoresheet. That win, coupled with Real Madrid’s draw against Athletic Bilbao, put just a bit of distance between Barca and Real in the La Liga title race.
Espanyol (Last 5 La Liga matches: DLLDL) continues its Jekyll-and-Hyde season. It’s in danger of being relegated while at the same time gearing up for a Europa League knockout match against Wolves next month. Espanyol lost its last match of 2019, falling 2-0 to Leganes in a relegation six-pointer. It hasn’t won a La Liga match, in fact, since October. If it wants to stay in La Liga next year, it needs to put together some wins quickly, though doing it against the league leaders might prove to be a challenge.
Barcelona, Thursday, Jan. 9 vs. Atletico Madrid (Supercopa de España); Saturday, Jan 19 vs. Granada (La Liga)
Espanyol, Sunday, Jan. 12 at SS Reyes (Copa del Rey); Saturday, Jan 19 at Villarreal (La Liga)
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