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Scotland v Republic of Ireland live stream, match preview, team news and kick-off time for the UEFA Nations League clash

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Scotland v Republic of Ireland live stream and match preview, Saturday September 24, 7.45pm

Scotland v Republic of Ireland match preview

Looking for a Scotland v Republic of Ireland live stream? You're in the right place – FourFourTwo has all the info you need. 

Scotland are on a high after their superb win over Ukraine last week and they will be looking for revenge when the Republic of Ireland visit Hampden Park. 

The Tartan Army put in one of their best performances under Steve Clarke to blow away the Ukrainians 3-0 on Wednesday night.

John McGinn lashed home a shot to give the hosts a deserved lead in the second half, before Lyndon Dykes stepped off the bench to head home another two goals.

The eye-catching result sent Scotland top of Group B1 and into pole position to earn promotion to League A and a sought-after place in the Euro 2024 play-offs.

It also helped lift the mood in the camp, with the disappointment of a 3-1 defeat to Ukraine in the World Cup play-off semi-final in June still fresh in the memory.

With two games remaining, Scotland are two points clear on top of the group, with Ireland lagging five points behind them in third.

The visitors have reason to be confident though – they hammered Clarke’s side 3-0 in Dublin in their previous meeting in June.

That was the only Nations League victory so far for Stephen Kenny’s men, who also picked up a draw away to Ukraine after back-to-back defeats opened their campaign against Armenia and the Ukrainians.

Ireland sit one point above rock-bottom Armenia, who are currently set to be relegated to League C.

Neither of these sides will be heading to the World Cup 2022 next month, but they will know how important this competition could be to their hopes of reaching the Euros in two years’ time.

It was through the Nations League play-offs that Scotland reached Euro 2020 last summer, ending a 23-year wait for a major tournament appearance.

Nathan Patterson was stretchered off against Ukraine and will miss out, with Aaron Hickey looking likeliest to deputise.

Dykes’ double from the bench puts him in contention to start, as Clarke could consider some rotation amid a run of three games in six days.

Ireland are without Caoimhin Kelleher and Enda Stevens through injury, while Robbie Brady is back in the fold after 18 months out of the national team set-up.

Form

Scotland: WWLWL

Republic of Ireland: DWLLW

Referee

Switzerland's Sandro Scharer will be the referee for Scotland v Republic of Ireland. 

Stadium

Scotland v Republic of Ireland is being played at Hampden Park in Glasgow. 

Other games

Ukraine are away to Armenia earlier in the day, with that one kicking off at 3pm. 

Next up, Ireland host Armenia and Scotland are away to Ukraine on Tuesday 27 September, both 7.45pm kick-offs. 

Kick-off and channel

Kick-off is at 7.45pm BST on Saturday September 24 and is being shown by Premier Sports 1 in the UK. See below for international broadcast options.

VPN guide

Use a VPN to watch Nations League football from outside your country

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.

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

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UK TV rights

How to watch Nations League live streams in the UK

UK VPN Premier League live streams

UEFA Nations League games have split rights between Channel 4, Premier Sports, ITV and S4C.

US TV rights

How to watch Nations League live streams for US subscribers

USA VPN Premier League live streams

Fox Sports (opens in new tab) are the main Nations League rights holders, with TelevisaUnivision (opens in new tab) for Spanish-language speakers. If you pick up a fuboTV subscription (opens in new tab), 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 Nations League live streams for Canadian subscribers

Canada VPN Premier League live streams

DAZN (opens in new tab) subscribers can watch every single televised Nations League gae – 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 Premier League, 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 Nations League live streams for Australian subscribers

Australia VPN Premier League live streams

Optus Sport (opens in new tab) are offering every game of the Nations League season for just $14.99/month for non-subscribers, which you can get via a Fetch TV box (opens in new tab) 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 Nations League League live stream for New Zealand subscribers

New Zealand VPN Premier League live streams

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UEFA Nations League games are being shown on Sky (opens in new tab) in New Zealand.

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

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