How to watch Real Madrid vs Valencia free live stream, match preview, team news and kick-off time for the La Liga clash

Real Madrid's Brazilian forward Vinicius Junior celebrates after scoring his team's third goal during the Copa del Re quarter-final against Atletico Madrid
Real Madrid's Brazilian forward Vinicius Junior celebrates after scoring his team's third goal during the Copa del Re quarter-final against Atletico Madrid (Image credit: Getty Images)

Real Madrid vs Valencia live stream and match preview, Thursday February 2, 8pm GMT

Real Madrid vs Valencia live stream and match preview

Looking for a Real Madrid vs Valencia live stream? We've got you covered. Manchester United vs Nottingham Forest is on ITV, Viaplay and LaLigaTV in the UK. 

Brit abroad? Use a VPN to watch La Liga with your subscription from anywhere.

Real Madrid are desperate to gain ground on league leaders Barcelona. With one game in hand over their rivals, they trail them by eight points. They face a busy February, with both the Club World Cup and Champions League knockout stages beginning – the latter against last season's finalists Liverpool. Then in March, they meet Barça in the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey. 

Failure to make up ground in La Liga soon, therefore, could leave Los Blancos having to work out which cup competition they want to prioritise for the season.

Valencia, meanwhile, are newly managerless following the sacking of Gennaro Gattuso earlier this week. They are without a win in the league since before the World Cup, and are just a point clear of the relegation zone.

Kick-off is at 8pm GMT.

Team news

Real Madrid's Ferland Mendy is set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines with a hamstring injury, while Lucas Vazquez and David Alaba are also out. Auerlien Tchouameni and Dani Carvajal are both back from injuries. Luke Modric is expected to return to the starting line-up too.

Jaume Domenech and Nico Gonzalez are both out for Valencia, while Thierry Correia remains a doubt.


Real Madrid: DWWWL

Valencia: LLDWD


Manchester United vs Nottingham Forest will be played at Old Trafford. 

Kick-off and channel

Real Madrid vs Valencia kick-off is at 8pm GMT on Thursday February 2 in the UK. The game is being shown for free on ITV 4 and ITVX, or on Viaplay Sports 1 and LaLigaTV with subscription.

In the US, kick-off time is 3pm ET / 12pm PT. The match will be shown on ESPN+ and Fubo in the US. See below for international broadcast options.

VPN guide

Use a VPN to watch La Liga football from outside your country

If you’re out of the country for any Carabao Cup action, 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 the action 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, and FourFourTwo currently recommends:


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International La Liga TV rights

• UK: Premier Sports and La Liga TV show all La Liga games, from £9.99 a month. • USA: La Liga games are being shown on ESPN from $9.99 a month. If you pick up a fuboTV subscription you'll also be able to watch a number of Premier League games. Occasional games are shown free-to-air on ITV.
• Canada: The way to watch La Liga football in 2022/23 is TSN, which has exclusive English-language rights to all the action. You can get a subscription from $16.66 a month.
• Australia: Optus Sport has the rights to La Liga games, as well as the Premier League, from $6.99 a month. Non-subscribers can access the action via a Fetch TV box and other friendly streaming devices.
• New Zealand: beIN Sports will show La Liga games from for $31.99 a month.

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Conor Pope
Online Editor

Conor Pope is the Online Editor of FourFourTwo, overseeing all digital content, and joined the team in February 2019. He plays football regularly, both on grass and artificial surfaces, and has a large, discerning and ever-growing collection of football shirts from around the world.

He supports Blackburn Rovers and holds a season ticket with south London non-league side Dulwich Hamlet. His main football passions include Tugay, the San Siro and only using a winter ball when it snows.