Luton Town v Huddersfield Town live stream: How to watch the Championship play-offs from anywhere in the world

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Luton Town v Huddersfield Town live stream, Friday 13 May, 7.45pm BST

Luton Town will be looking to register a first-leg advantage when they host Huddersfield Town in the first leg of their Championship play-off semi-final on Friday.

The Hatters secured their place in the play-offs on the final weekend of the regular season. Luton beat Reading 1-0 at Kenilworth Road but the result was redundant after Middlesbrough lost 4-1 to Preston and Millwall suffered a 1-0 defeat by Bournemouth.

Nathan Jones has done a fantastic job at Luton. He kept them in the Championship in 2019/20, then secured a top-half finish in his first full season at the helm last time out. He has now led the club into the play-offs, leaving Luton fans daring to dream about Premier League football.

Huddersfield wrapped up their play-off place with two games to spare. Carlos Corberan instructed his players to stay focused, though, and the Terriers duly ended the campaign with six wins from their final seven matches. The Spaniard will hope that his side carry that momentum into the end-of-season tournament, starting with Friday’s encounter.

Luton have had to make do without several players in recent weeks, with Jones recently admitting that he was praying for “divine intervention” to ease his team’s injury woes. However, James Bree, Sonny Bradley, Harry Cornick and Allan Campbell are all back in action in time for the play-offs. Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu and Elijah Adebayo remain sidelined, though, while James Shea will not play again until next season.

Corberan has switched between a back three and a back four this season but has leaned towards the former of late, with Jonathan Hogg anchoring the defence. Sorba Thomas could be included in the matchday squad but will not be fit enough to feature from the start, while Danny Ward looks set to get the nod ahead of Jordan Rhodes up front.

Kick-off is at 7.45pm BST on Friday 13 May, and the game is being broadcast live by Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Football. See below for international broadcast options.

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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 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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Greg Lea

Greg Lea is a freelance football journalist who's filled in wherever FourFourTwo needs him since 2014. He became a Crystal Palace fan after watching a 1-0 loss to Port Vale in 1998, and once got on the scoresheet in a primary school game against Wilfried Zaha's Whitehorse Manor (an own goal in an 8-0 defeat).