Real Madrid travels to Valencia this weekend to take on a Spanish side who managed to actually win its group in the Champions League.
Valencia has thrived since the firing of Marcelino. New manager Albert Celades has the club through to the UCL knockout stages and just one point out of the top four just before Christmas.
Here’s everything you need to know to live stream Real Madrid vs. Valencia, including what to watch for on the pitch.
Real Madrid vs. Valencia
- When: 3pm ET, Sunday, Dec. 15
- Where: Mestalla Stadium in Valencia, Spain
- Streaming: BeIN Sports
Real Madrid vs. Valencia 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.
- 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: $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
- 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.
Real Madrid vs. Valencia: Preview, last five results, upcoming fixtures
Real Madrid (Last 5 matches: WWWDW) has navigated through the first half of its season successfully, albeit under strange circumstances. El Clasico was postponed due to political unrest, so both giants have kept pace with each other before the rescheduled showdown that will take place at the Camp Nou this coming Wednesday. Real Madrid could be forgiven for thinking that match will crown the title favorite, with both club even on points in first, but before Los Blancos play Barcelona, they have to get past a Valencia team that thrives on being the underdog.
Valencia (Last 5 matches: WWWDL) has done what many back in August would have scoffed at: Win a UCL group on the final day playing against a defending semi-finalist. Valencia’s win at Ajax put the Spaniards through and Ajax out, and Valencia even managed to win the group on goal difference over Chelsea. Celades has appeased ownership by playing the kids, and it has worked out very well, considering how most felt about Valencia after the board sacked Marcelino months after winning a Copa del Rey final against Barcelona.
Valencia is playing against Real Madrid with nothing to lose. A win on Sunday in front of 55,000 raucous home fans would give the club more ground in the top four race, and a sense that the confidence of early-2000s Valencia can be reattained to slay the biggest clubs in Spanish football.
Real Madrid: Wednesday, Dec. 18 at Barcelona (La Liga); Sunday, Dec. 22 vs Athletic Bilbao (La Liga)
Valencia: Saturday, Dec. 21 at Real Valladolid (La Liga)
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