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!

There is an abundance of domestic action across Europe's top leagues and the pick of those games is without doubt El Clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid. The Liga title may be officially wrapped up, but Madrid can salvage some pride by beating their Catalan rivals.

As well as that, a number of national finals are being broadcast live, while fans of youth and women's football will also have their interests served with the Under-17 European Championship and FA Women's Cup final on TV.

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 May 6, 2018

Match Competition Kick-off time (BST) Channel
Malaga vs Alaves La Liga 11:00 Sky Sports Red Button
Udinese vs Inter Serie A 11:30 BT Sport 3
Hearts vs Celtic Scottish Premiership 12:15 BT Sport 1
Cardiff City vs Reading Championship 12:30 Sky Sports Football
Man City vs Huddersfield Town Premier League 13:30 Sky Sports Premier League
Napoli vs Torino Serie A 14:00 BT Sport 3
Lazio vs Atalanta Serie A 14:00 BT Sport ESPN
Aberystwyth Town vs Connah's Quay Welsh Cup final 14:45 S4C
Sutton United vs Boreham Wood / AFC Fylde National League play-off 15:00 BT Sport 1
Atletico Madrid vs Espanyol La Liga 15:15 Sky Sports Football
Chelsea vs Liverpool Premier League 16:30 Sky Sports Premier League
Sassuolo vs Sampdoria Serie A 17:00 BT Sport 3
Las Palmas vs Getafe La Liga 17:30 Sky Sports Red Button
Cagliari vs Roma Serie A 19:45 BT Sport 3
Barcelona vs Real Madrid La Liga 19:45 Sky Sports Football
Orlando City vs Real Salt Lake MLS 22:00 Sky Sport Football

How to watch football for free in the UK


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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, Brazil's Copa do Brasil 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
Aberystwyth Town vs Connah's Quay Welsh Cup final May 6 / 14:45 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


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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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