This weekend’s opponents Real Betis didn’t fare any better, falling to a 2-1 loss against Real Vallodolid.
While Luis Suarez and Ousmane Dembele are both injured, there is some good news for Barça fans: Lionel Messi is expected to return to the starting line-up, having missed last week’s game through injury. And not the one who’s just signed for a Norwegian third division side, either.
Both of Barcelona’s major summer signings Antoine Griezmann and Frenkie de Jong appeared against Bilbao, and are expected to feature again against Betis. However, doubt continues to linger over whether Neymar will make an audacious return to the Catalonian club before the end of the transfer window.
How can I watch Barcelona vs Real Betis this weekend?
Kick off is 8pm (BST), Sunday 25 August, at Barcelona’s Camp Nou.
If you’re based in the UK, the game is being shown live and free-to-air on ITV4, and live streamed on ITV Hub.
Use a VPN to watch Barcelona vs Real Betis from outside your country
If you’re abroad for the game, your domestic on-demand services won’t work because the broadcaster know your location based on your IP address. Your access to the game will be automatically blocked, which is annoying if you’ve dished out for a TV license and don’t want to resort to illegal streams which buffer every five seconds.
Don’t worry, though. All you need to do is get a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to circumvent such annoyances, assuming it complies with your broadcaster’s T&Cs, of course. A VPN creates a private connection between whatever device you’re using and the internet, meaning your suppliers’ service can’t work out where you are and what you’re doing. All the information passing back and forth is entirely encrypted.
There are plenty of options out there, including:
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3. IPVanish (inc. seven-day money-back guarantee): slightly more expensive but supports up to 10 devices, and can be paid for every three months if required.
How to watch Barcelona matches for UK viewers
ITV currently have the rights to show the first three weeks of La Liga – but that deal runs out at the beginning of September, and it’s unclear whether anyone will be showing matches after then.
How to watch Barcelona matches for US viewers
In the US, beIN Sports and beIN Sports Espanol have the current television rights for La Liga matches.
When it comes to watching online, there are a number of options. There is fuboTV, Sling World Sports and Sling TV, which all come with free seven-day trial, as well as beIN SPORTS Connect, if you have an existing cable subscription.
Remember, if you’re outside the US of A, you can still get on using the VPNs above.
How to watch Barcelona matches for Canadian subscribers
For Canadian residents, beIN Sports is the go-to place for La Liga coverage – and you can subscribe to the channel’s online service for $14.95 a month or $164.95 a year.
When you’re away from Canada, check out the VPN deals above to continue using your subscription.
How to watch Barcelona matches for Australian subscribers
For the antipodeans among you, the provider of La Liga is – and you won’t believe this – beIN Sports. To stream Barcelona games online, you’ll want a Kayo Sports subscription, which is $25 a month, and starts with a 14-day free trial.
But for those times when you aren’t Down Under, you better have a look at the VPN choices above.
How to watch Barcelona matches for New Zealand subscribers
So you’re a cultured Kiwi with a taste for Spanish football? There’s only one thing for it: you need a beIN Sports subscription.
Online deals work out as $19.78 a month (with a free two-week trial), while an annual subscription is $197.80.
Whenever you make the long journey to anywhere that isn’t New Zealand, don’t forget to look over the VPN deals above so you don’t miss out.
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