Barcelona’s not exactly in turmoil, but it’s only three matches into the La Liga campaign and not quite where it planned to be. A draw against Osasuna on Aug. 31 leaves it eighth in the standings, and still waiting to activate Lionel Messi—doubtful for this match and the Champions League opener against Dortmund on Tuesday.
But it could be worse! They could be Saturday’s opponent, Valencia, fresh off sacking manager Marcelino García Toral as dates with Barca and Champions League first opponent Chelsea loom.
Here’s everything you need to know to live stream Barcelona vs. Valencia, including what to watch for on the pitch.
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Barcelona vs. Valencia
- When: 3pm ET, Saturday, Sept. 14
- Where: Camp Nou in Barcelona, Spain
- Streaming: BeIN Sports
Barcelona vs. Valencia live stream: How to watch La Liga matches
The match is on BeIN Sports; the following services provide a one-week trial and therefore an easy way to watch La Liga matches for free.
1) Sling TV
Sling Orange + Blue
- Sling TV pricing: $25-$40 per month (40% off first month)
- Sling TV devices: Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Apple TV, Android TV, Roku, Xbox One, Google Chromecast, Oculus Go, Microsoft Edge, and iOS and Android devices
- Sling TV local channels: NBC, Fox (check your local availability here)
Sling TV provides two base channel package options, each priced at $25 per month. Sling Orange includes three ESPN channels, while Sling Blue includes sports channels like NBCSN (where many Premier League matches appear), NFL Network, FS1 and FS2, and local channels. (Sling Blue customers in select markets get NBC, where some matches appear; see if yours has it here.) If you’re Team “Why Not Both,” Sling Orange + Blue combines the two for just $40 per month. To add beIN SPORTS and maximize your soccer-watching potential, you’ll want to add either Sports Extra: Sling Orange ($5 per month) or Sports Extra: Sling Blue ($10 per month). (The latter also includes NFL RedZone.)
Spanish-speaking viewers have quite a few options. For bilingual families, you might consider the Español: Best of Spanish TV package for either Sling Orange or Sling Blue for 24/7 specialty channel LaLiga TV and beIN SPORTS Connect: Channels 4-9, which features matches from La Liga, Ligue 1 and Copa del Rey, among others. Both packages cost $5 per month after your free trial. Sling TV Latino is another Spanish-language package for $10 per month, including NBC Universo, History en Español, and—of import to soccer fans—four beIN SPORTS channels. (And choosing Sling TV Latino + Sling Orange for $30 per month gives you access to ESPN Deportes.) For more information, check out our guide to Sling TV channels and our Sling TV review.
- Cost: $44.99 for your first month and $54.99 per month thereafter (after a 7-day free trial)
- FuboTV devices: Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Android TV, iOS and Android devices
- Local channels: ABC, Fox, NBC, CBS, the CW (in some markets) (check local availability here)
FuboTV is a solid TV streaming service option, whether your tastes run to entertainment (AMC, Syfy, FX), news (MSNBC, CNN), or sports (NBA TV, NFL Network). If you’re a soccer fan, however, it will appear tailor-made for you, with 10 beIN SPORTS channels, NBC and NBCSN, FS1, FS2, UniMás, and Champions League actions via TNT all on tap. If you can’t watch a match live, FuboTV offers a three-day replay for each match and 30 hours of cloud DVR. (Check out the complete FuboTV channels list.)
FuboTV also has bilingual families in mind; each subscription comes with UniMás, Galavisión, NBC Universo, beIN SPORTS, Univision, and Fox Deportes. An extra $7.99 per month will bring you Latino Plus, which includes CNN en Español and TyC Sports among its offerings.
PlayStation Vue’s Core package
- Cost: $44.99-$79.99 per month (after a 7-day free trial)
- PlayStation Vue devices: PlayStation 3 and 4, Roku, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Google Chromecast, Kodi, iOS and Android devices
- PlayStation Vue local channels: NBC, Fox, ABC, CBS (enter your ZIP code here to check your availability)
PlayStation Vue is a fantastic option for soccer fans who already own a PlayStation console, but this streaming platform is available on a variety of devices. ESPN, ESPN2, FS1, and FS2, which will get you a lot of soccer action, are part of the Core package of channels that offer soccer and other sports programming, and the options increase at the Elite and Ultra levels. The Español package includes BeIN en Español and a direct route to La Liga matches.
Barcelona vs. Valencia: What to watch for
Atsu Fati and Arthur Melo scored second-half goals in their prior La Liga match against Osasuna, but it wasn’t enough to overcome Osasuna entirely—a late penalty kick given and made meant that Barcelona would leave with an away draw. With Messi out, look for Antoine Griezmann to continue his transition from Atletico Madrid, and look for 16-year-old Fati to continue his startling development.
Valencia actually improved its position in the previous La Liga matchup, beating the newly promoted Mallorca to get its first win of the season and vault to 10th in the standings. But it wasn’t enough to keep Marcelino from getting axed by an owner who, we’ll say charitably, didn’t see eye-to-eye with the skipper. Former Spain U-21 manager Albert Celades has been entrusted to keep the Valencia ship righted. His first two tests are pretty stern.
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