La Liga returns this weekend, and Lionel Messi will be the favorite even though the Ballon D’or thinks he is only the world’s fifth-best player. Watch the Espanyol vs. Barcelona live stream to see who will take the 209th edition of the Derbi Barceloní—and if Barca gets back to its winning ways after a run of one win in three games.
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Espanyol vs. Barcelona
- When: 2:45pm ET, Saturday, Dec. 6
- Where: RCDE Stadium in Cornellà, Spain
- Watch: FuboTV, Sling TV and DirecTV Now
Espanyol vs. Barcelona live stream: How to watch online for free
There are only three live TV streaming services that offer beIN Sports, which you’ll need to watch any La Liga matches. Here’s what you need to know about each one and how to get a free trial.
1) Sling TV
- Cost: $25-$40 per month (40% off first month)
- Sling TV devices: Amazon Fire TVs, Android Fire Stick, Apple TV,Android TV, Roku, Xbox One, Google Chromecast, and iOS and Android devices
Sling TV offers two base channel packages, both of which cost just $25 per month: Sling Orange, which contains three ESPN channels, and Sling Blue, which boasts FS1 and FS2, NBCSN, and plenty more, in addition to local channels. Sling Orange + Blue combines the two packages for $40 per month. To get the most international soccer action, you’ll want to add either Sports Extra: Sling Orange ($5 per month) or Sports Extra: Sling Blue ($10 per month) to get BeIn Sports. The main difference between the two is that the latter also includes NFL RedZone. Alternatively, you can add Español: Best of Spanish TV package for Sling Orange or Sling Blue and get two beIN Sports channels. Both packages cost $5 per month after your free trial. (Here’s a complete guide to Sling TV channels.)
- Cost: $44.99 for your first month and $54.99 per month thereafter
- Devices: Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Android TV, iOS and Android devices
FuboTV is one of the leading live TV streaming services, offering a compelling combination of sports (NBA TV, NFL Network), entertainment (AMC, Syfy, FX), and news (MSNBC, CNN) channels in its core package. But where it really shines is with international soccer, offering UniMas, 10 beIN Sports channels, NBCSN, FS1 and FS2, and more, so you can watch everything from English Premier League to La Liga all in one place. You’ll also get three-day replay for games and 30 hours of cloud DVR. (Here’s the complete FuboTV channels list.)
3) AT&T TV Now
- Cost: $50-$135 per month
- Hulu devices: Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, iOS and Android devices
- Local channels: NBC, CBS, Fox, ABC, the CW (enter your ZIP code here to check your availability)
There’s a good chance that you’re already looking to AT&T for your wireless needs. The second you sign up you’ll gain instant access to 45+ channels, including local channels and even free HBO on PLUS and MAX channel suites. Plus, it comes with CloudDVR which lets you record up to 20 hours of TV per month. One account works on two devices, but you can add more devices for only $5.
Espanyol vs. Barcelona: Why it matters
The crosstown rivalry between Espanyol and Barcelona is renewed Saturday, and games like these are bound to be more intense than normal for Barcelona. Since Barcelona is already qualified for the UEFA Champions League knockout stages, the next two months will be about increasing its lead in La Liga. Barcelona sits one point above Sevilla (second place), and five points ahead of Real Madrid (fifth place). As much as rivalries count for, you can’t expect anything less than a win and three points for Barca—I like Messi’s side here, 3-1.
La Liga Matchday 15
Friday, Dec. 7
- Leganes vs. Getafe, 3:00pm ET
Saturday, Dec. 8
- Atletico Madrid vs. Alaves, 7:00am ET
- Valencia vs. Sevilla, 10:15am ET
- Villareal vs. Celta Vigo, 12:30pm ET
- Espanyol vs. Barcelona, 2:45pm ET
Sunday, Dec. 9
- Eibar vs. Levante, 6:00am ET
- Huesca vs. Real Madrid, 10:15am ET
- Real Sociedad vs. Real Valladolid, 12:30pm ET
- Real Betis vs. Rayo Vallecano, 2:45pm ET
Monday, Dec. 10
- Athletic Bilbao vs. Girona, 3:00pm ET
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