The La Liga race is so close right now: Real Madrid and Barcelona are tied on points, and Barca’s only ahead thanks to a one-goal advantage in goal differential. That could change Saturday, when Real hosts the relegation-bound Espanyol to open up the weekend’s action.
Here’s everything you need to know to stream Real Madrid vs. Espanyol live.
Real Madrid vs. Espanyol
- When: 7am ET, Saturday, Dec. 7
- Where: Estadio Santiago Bernabéu in Madrid, Spain
- Streaming: BeIN Sports
Real Madrid vs. Espanyol live stream: How to watch La Liga matches
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.
- 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.
2) Sling TV
- Sling TV pricing: $25-$40 per month (40% 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 $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.
- 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 Nickelodeon 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.
Real Madrid vs. Espanyol: Preview, recent form, odds, and upcoming fixtures
Real Madrid (Recent form: WDWWW) got past Alaves 2-1 last week in La Liga play and has already locked up its spot in the Champions League Round of 16. Expect Saturday, then, to be all about the goal differential and how many they can put up against a team that’s been struggling in La Liga play. (Barcelona has Mallorca, though, so it’s likely that Real’s rivals are also thinking about how many they can put up.)
Espanyol (Recent form: LLLDL) still has obligations to Europa League, including a Thursday match against CSKA Moscow. In fact, amazingly, it’s already locked up its group no matter what it does against a team that’s winless in five group stage matches. In La Liga, though, Espanyol can’t get a win. Its 4-2 loss to 10-man Osasuna last weekend continues a five-match winless streak that continues what is a confounding season. Unfortunately, the Bernabeu’s not a particularly friendly place to turn around a floundering season.
The oddsmakers at William Hill like Real Madrid’s chances—a lot. Real is a -550 favorite (wager $550 to win $100), whereas a draw is considered less likely at +600 and an Espanyol win less likely still at +1600.
Real Madrid, Wednesday, Dec. 11 at Club Brugge (Champions League); Sunday, Dec. 15 at Valencia (La Liga)
Espanyol, Thursday, Dec. 12 vs. CSKA Moscow (Europa League); Sunday, Dec. 15 vs. Real Betis (La Liga)
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