While the rights to broadcast European football become splintered across a number of different operators, there is an alternative for those who want to tune into the action from Serie A, La Liga and Ligue 1 online.
What is the Watch and Bet service?
bet365 are one of the bookmakers who offer their customers the opportunity to see a whole host of different sporting events in real time.
This season the football offering to customers in the UK includes every La Liga, Ligue 1 and Serie A game plus several competitions from Asia, South America and beyond. The Bundesliga has also been added as the campaign gets underway in Germany.
Geo-restrictions will apply to different regions depending on where bettors are based so be sure to check what is available. Users will be able to see a small TV icon next to the fixture which denotes that live streaming will be on offer.
How does it work?
The coverage will be available to watch for anyone with a funded or active bet365 account.
So, if your account has a positive balance or there has been a bet placed on it within the last 24 hours, you'll be able to tune into the action when it gets underway. The videos will begin shortly before kick off on the match page of the game in question.
The service is available via desktop but also via bet365's apps on mobile or tablet so it's a great way to stay up to date with the latest developments, even on the go.
There is no need to bet on any specific game to watch it either. The fact that the account is either funded or active will ensure that punters can tune into a whole host of different events regardless of whether or not they’ve placed a wager on the contest in question.
That makes this a great tool simply for staying up to date with what's happening in certain leagues without the need for subscription services across mulitple providers.
What's available to watch this week?
|Date||Kick off time (BST)||Competition||Match|
|Mon 27 Aug||19:30||Serie A||Roma v Atalanta|
|Mon 27 Aug||21:00||La Liga||Athletic Bilbao v Huesca|
|Fri 31 Aug||19:45||Ligue 1||Lyon v Nice|
|Fri 31 Aug||19:30||Bundesliga||Hannover v Borussia Dortmund|
|Fri 31 Aug||19:30||Serie A||AC Milan v Roma|
|Sat 1 Sept||15:15||La Liga||Celta Vigo v Atletico Madrid|
|Sat 1 Sept||16:00||Ligue 1||Nimes v PSG|
|Sat 1 Sept||19:45||La Liga||Real Madrid v Leganes|
|Sun 2 Sept||17:00||Bundesliga||Schalke v Hertha Berlin|
|Sun 2 Sept||17:30||La Liga||Barcelona v Huesca|
|Sun 2 Sept||19:30||Serie A||Sampdoria v Napoli|
|Sun 2 Sept||19:45||La Liga||Real Betis v Sevilla|
|Sun 2 Sept||20:00||Ligue 1||Monaco v Marseille|