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!

The FA Cup semi-finals take place at the weekend as Chelsea attempt to join Manchester United in the final.

The Serie A title could be decided this week, with both Juventus facing Napoli, with a series of other crucial matches to be played.

To help you choose what to watch, Goal has taken a look at all the football on TV in the UK today tonight 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 22, 2018

Match Competition Kick-off time (BST) Channel
Orlando City vs San Jose Earthquakes MLS 00:30 Sky Sports Football
Cagliari vs Bologna Serie A 11:30 BT Sport 1
Rangers vs Hearts Scottish Premiership 12:30 Sky Sports Football
Arsenal vs West Ham Premier League 13:30 Sky Sports Premier League
Nice vs Montpellier Ligue 1 14:00 BT Sport Extra 3
Lazio vs Sampdoria Serie A 14:00 BT Sport ESPN
Chievo vs Inter Serie A 14:00 BT Sport Extra 2
Chelsea vs Southampton FA Cup 15:00 BT Sport 1
Man City vs Swansea Premier League 16:30 Sky Sports Football
Cologne vs Schalke Bundesliga 17:00 BT Sport 1
Juventus vs Napoli Serie A 19:45 BT Sport 1
Bordeaux vs PSG Ligue 1 20:00 BT Sport 3
Sporting Lisbon vs Boavista Primeira Liga 20:15 FreeSports
Seattle Sounders vs Minnesota United MLS 21:00 Sky Sports Mix
Porland Timbers vs New York City MLS 23:00 Sky Sports 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
Man Utd vs Tottenham FA Cup April 21 /17:15 BBC One
Sporting Lisbon vs Boavista Primeira Liga April 22 / 20:15 FreeSports

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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