Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone will look to get the team's season back on track Friday. The pre-season dark horses find themselves in 6th place in La Liga, with more draws than wins. Atleti lost a crucial match last weekend against Barcelona, but a win at Villareal Friday will shorten its gap in a very tight title race back to just three points.
Here's everything you need to know to live stream Atletico Madrid vs. Villarreal, including what to watch for on the pitch.
Atletico Madrid vs. Villarreal
- When: 3pm ET, Friday, Dec. 6
- Where: Estadio de la Cerámica in Villarreal, Spain
- Streaming: BeIN Sports
Preview, recent form, odds, and upcoming fixtures
Atletico Madrid (Last 5 matches: LWDLL) had so much hope in the summer, talking about a more expansive brand of soccer than fans are accustomed to under Simeone. Atleti splashed the cash on young Portuguese star Joao Felix during the summer, but its style of play has looked largely the same. Its expended effort in the attacking half hasn't produced too many more goals, but it has taken the once rock-solid defense and poked holes in it.
Villareal (Last 5 matches: LDLLL) is currently not in the relegation race, but is also by no means safe, with 18 points through 15 games. An Atletico fixture isn't one Villareal will plan on getting points from, so the hosts will be more than happy to scrap for a draw.
According to William Hill's oddsmakers, Atletico Madrid's favored to win, but at +120 odds (wager $100 to win $120). If you think Atleti's due for another draw, that's set at +220, with a Villarreal win at +250.
Atletico Madrid, Wednesday, Dec. 11 vs Lokomotiv Moscow (Champions League); Saturday, Dec. 14 vs Osasuna (La Liga)
Villareal, Sunday, Dec. 15 at Sevilla (La Liga); Wednesday, Dec. 18 at Comillas (Copa del Rey)
Atletico Madrid vs. Villareal live stream: How to watch La Liga matches online
The match is on BeIN Sports, which is one of the more elusive networks for cable subscribers. If you have AT&T or Xfinity, for instance, you won't find BeIN among your sports channel choices. These streaming services have you covered, though, allowing you to watch the entire 2019-20 La Liga season from the device of your choice.
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.
|Family with Showtime||$74.99 ($69.99 for first 3 mos.)|
2) Sling TV
Sling TV provides two base channel package options, each priced at $25 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.) If you’re Team “Why Not Both,” Sling Orange + Blue combines the two for just $40 per 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 Sling TV Latino + Sling Orange for $30 per month gives you access to ESPN Deportes.) For more information, check out our guide to Sling TV channels and our Sling TV review.
|Orange + Blue||$50|
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.
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.