Live football on TV: UK match schedule this week, online streams & free-to-air websites

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If you are planning to take in some live football on television this week, Goal has a comprehensive guide to what's on

Trying to figure out what football is being shown live on TV this week? Look no further!

Europe's top leagues return this weekend, with games involving Arsenal, Man CIty, Chelsea and Liverpool being broadcast live, while in Germany Der Klassiker between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund was one to look forward to.

Barcelona and Real Madrid are among those in action, while PSG took on rivals Monaco in the Coupe de la Ligue final. Across the Atlantic meanwhile, a new rivalry commenced in Major League Soccer as Zlatan Ibrahimovic's LA Galaxy faced expansion upstarts Los Angeles FC.

To help you choose what to watch, Goal has taken a look at all the football on TV in the UK todaytonight and this week, including some that you can watch for free and live stream.

All live football matches on UK TV this week

Sunday April 1, 2018

Match Competition Kick-off time (BST) Channel
Newcastle Jets vs Melbourne City A-League 08:00 BT Sport 1
Espanyol vs Alaves La Liga 11:00 Sky Sports Mix
Dundee vs Hearts Scottish Premiership 12:30 Sky Sports Football
Arminia Bielefeld vs Holstein Kiel Bundesliga 2 12:30 BT Sport 1
Arsenal vs Stoke City Premier League 13:00 Sky Sports Premier League
FC Groningen vs Ajax Eredivisie 13:30 Sky Sports Mix
Guingamp vs Bordeaux Ligue 1 14:00 BT Sport 3
Werder Bremen vs Frankfurt Bundesliga 14:30 BT Sport 1
Leganes vs Valencia La Liga 15:15 Sky Sports Football
Feyenoord vs Excelsior Eredivisie 15:45 Sky Sports Mix
Chelsea vs Tottenham Premier League 16:00 Sky Sports Premier League
Nantes vs St Etienne Ligue 1 16:00 BT Sport 3
Mainz vs Borussia Monchengladbach Bundesliga 17:00 BT Sport 2
Eibar vs Real Sociedad La Liga 17:30 Sky Sports Football
Malaga vs Villarreal La Liga 17:30 Sky Sports Red Button
Atletico Madrid vs Deportivo La Coruna La Liga 19:45 Sky Sports Football
Lyon vs Toulouse Ligue 1 20:00 BT Sport 1

How to watch football for free in the UK

Gareth Southgate Kyle Walker England

There are a number of games throughout the week that can be watched live for free on a variety of different channels.

National broadcasters such as BBC, BBC Alba, BBC Wales and S4C occasionally show matches from the UK, with a few available to watch this week.

Free-to-air channel Freesports shows games from Portugal's Primeira Liga and Belgium's Jupiler Pro League, while BritAsia TV broadcasts games from the Indian Super League.

See the table below for the free games on UK TV this week.

Match Competition Kick-off time (BST) Channel
Bangor City vs The New Saints Welsh Premier League Mar 31 / 17:15 S4C

Furthermore, highlights from all Premier League matches are shown on BBC One's   Match of the Day programme, which generally airs on Saturdays at 22:30.

On Channel 5, you can watch highlights from the Championship on Football on 5: The Championship, which airs on Saturdays at 21:00

Sky Sports News, which regularly shows clips and highlights from games, is available to all Sky and Virgin Media subscribers regardless of package.

How to legally stream football in the UK

Mohamed Salah Liverpool

As well as being able to watch football on TV in the UK, fans can stream games live online and using various apps.

Sky TV customers, for example, can access the Sky Go facility, which allows users to stream matches live and on demand on any mobile, laptop or tablet device.

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BT Sport, similarly, offer the BT Sport app, through which customers can stream games live and on-the-go on a variety of devices.

The likes of Sky Go and the BT Sport app are generally available for most Apple iOS and Android devices.

Furthermore, for games that are broadcast on BBC, viewers can opt to use the BBC iPlayer, which is a streaming service compatible with Windows, macOS, iOS, Android and a host of other platforms.

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