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Brighton & Hove Albion v Watford live stream: How to watch the Premier League from anywhere in the world

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Brighton & Hove Albion v Watford live stream, Sky Sports, Saturday 21 August, 5:30pm BST

Brighton and Watford will both be looking to build on successful opening weekends when they lock horns at the Amex Stadium.

Graham Potter's side fell behind within two minutes of kick-off at Burnley last time out. The Clarets had several chances to extend their lead, but some wasteful finishing kept Brighton in the game. The Seagulls then came on strong in the second half, and quick-fire goals from Neal Maupay and Alexis Mac Allister turned the match on its head.

Brighton were renowned for their profligacy in front of goal last term. They significantly underperformed their xG, and could have finished much higher than 16th had they shown more of a cutting edge. Brighton particularly struggled at home, winning only four of 19 matches at the Amex Stadium. This weekend's meeting with Watford will be a good test of whether they have made any improvements in that regard. 

Watford stormed into a 3-0 lead against Aston Villa last weekend. The Hornets were excellent for much of the match, and although they allowed their opponents back into the game in the second half, they successfully weathered the storm and held on for a 3-2 win.

Xisco Munoz's side showcased their attacking threat against Villa, with Ismaila Sarr and summer signing Emmanuel Dennis hitting it off immediately. Those two players could cause problems on the counter-attack on Saturday, and Brighton will have to be wary of their speed in transition. 

Josh King will be available for Watford, and Nathaniel Chalobah is also edging closer to fitness. Juraj Kucka will require a late fitness test, but Joao Pedro is definitely out. Xisco is unlikely to make too many changes to the line-up that began the game against Villa.

Brighton will have to make do without Danny Welbeck, Tariq Lamptey, Dan Burn and Joel Veltman. Aaron Connolly is fit again, and Mac Allister's goal and impressive cameo display against Burnley may have earned him a place in Potter's starting XI.

Kick-off is at 5:30pm BST and the game is being shown live on Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Main Event the UK.

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VPN guide

Use a VPN to watch Premier league football from outside your country

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If you’re out of the country for a round of Premier League fixtures, then annoyingly your domestic on-demand services won’t work – the broadcaster knows where you are because of your IP address (boo!). You'll be blocked from watching it, which is not ideal if you’ve paid up for a subscription and still want to catch Steve Bruce’s extra-red face without resorting to illegal feeds you’ve found on Reddit.

But assistance is on hand. To get around that, all you have to do is get a Virtual Private Network (VPN), assuming it complies with your broadcaster’s T&Cs. A VPN creates a private connection between your device and t'internet, meaning the service can’t work out where you are and won't automatically block the service you've paid for. All the info going between is entirely encrypted – and that's a result.

There are plenty of good-value options out there, including:

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UK TV rights

How to watch Premier League live streams for UK subscribers

UK VPN Premier League live streams

Sky Sports and BT Sport are the two main players once again, but Amazon also have a slice of the pie in 2021/22. 

US TV rights

How to watch Premier League live streams for US subscribers

USA VPN Premier League live streams

NBC Sports Group are the Premier League rights holders, with the Peacock Premium streaming platform showing even more than the 175 games it aired last season, with other matches split between NBCSN channel, CNBC and the over-the-air NBC broadcast channel. If you pick up a fuboTV subscription for the games not on Peacock Premium, you'll be able to watch every game.

Head back to our VPN advice so you can take advantage when you're out of the country. 

Canada TV rights

How to watch Premier League live streams for Canadian subscribers

Canada VPN Premier League live streams

DAZN subscribers can watch every single Premier League game in 2021/22 – and it gets better. After a one-month free trial, you'll only have to pay a rolling $20-a-month fee, or make it an annual subscription of $150.

The broadcaster also has all the rights to Champions League and Europa League games in Canada, too.

Want in while you're out of Canada? Scroll back up and check out the VPN offers above. 

Australia TV rights

How to watch Premier League live streams for Australian subscribers

Australia VPN Premier League live streams

Optus Sport are offering every game of the Premier League season for just $14.99/month for non-subscribers, which you can get via a Fetch TV box and other friendly streaming devices.

To take advantage while you're not Down Under, follow the VPN advice towards the top of this page. 

New Zealand TV rights

How to watch a Premier League live stream for New Zealand subscribers

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Spark Sport are serving up all 380 games – plus various highlights and magazine shows throughout the week, as well as the Champions League – for $24.99 a month, after a seven-day free trial. 

It's also available via web browsers, Apple/Android devices, Google Chromecast and some Samsung TVs, and Apple TV and Smart TV compatibility new for this season.

Check out our VPN deals to watch when you’re not in New Zealand.

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