Southampton vs Nottingham Forest live stream, match preview, team news and kick-off time for this Premier League match

Southampton vs Nottingham Forest live stream
Nottingham Forest defender Serge Aurier celebrates his goal against Chelsea (Image credit: Getty)

Southampton vs Nottingham Forest live stream and match preview, Wednesday 4 January, 7.30pm GMT

Southampton vs Nottingham Forest live stream and match preview

Looking for a Southampton vs Nottingham Forest live stream? We've got you covered. Southampton vs Nottingham Forest is not being shown in the UK. Brit abroad? Use a VPN to watch the Premier League with your subscription (opens in new tab) from anywhere.

Southampton (opens in new tab) are rooted to the foot of the Premier League table after back-to-back defeats over the festive period.

Nathan Jones saw his side go down 2-1 to Fulham (opens in new tab) at the weekend, which followed on from a 3-1 loss to Brighton (opens in new tab) on Boxing Day.

Forest (opens in new tab) produced a battling display to hold Chelsea (opens in new tab) to a 1-1 draw at the City Ground on New Year's Day.

Kick-off is at 7.30pm GMT. Make sure you know how to watch the Premier League (opens in new tab) wherever you are.

Team news

Southampton will have to find alternatives to Theo Walcott, Juan Larios and Tino Livramento, but Samuel Edozie is available for selection.

Forest will be without Giulian Biancone, Omar Richards, Jesse Lingard, Cheikhou Kouyate and Moussa Niakhate.


Southampton have now lost five matches on the bounce and won just one of their  last 12 top-flight outings.

Forest will have been pleased with the point against Chelsea, but they have now won only one of their last five games.


Thomas Bramall will be the referee for Southampton vs Nottingham Forest.


Southampton vs Nottingham Forest will be played at the 32,384-capacity St Mary's in Southampton.

Kick-off and channel

Southampton vs Nottingham Forest kick-off is at 7.30pm GMT on Wednesday 4 January in the UK. The game is not being shown live.

In the US, kick-off time is 2.30pm ET / 11.30am PT. The match will be shown on NBC in the US. See below for international broadcast options.

VPN guide

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

If you’re out of the country for a Premier League fixture, then you won't be able to watch on your domestic streaming service as usual. The broadcaster knows where you are because of your IP address (boo!) and blocks you from watching it. You can use a VPN to get around that, though, without resorting to illegal feeds you’ve found on Reddit.

A Virtual Private Network (VPN), assuming it complies with your broadcaster’s T&Cs, creates a private connection between your device and t'internet, meaning the service can’t work out where you are and will let you watch. And all the info going between is entirely encrypted, anonymous and safe – and that's a result.

There are plenty of good-value options out there. For the Premier League, FourFourTwo currently recommends:

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International Premier League TV rights

• UK: Sky Sports (opens in new tab) and BT Sport (opens in new tab) are the two main players once again, but Amazon (opens in new tab) also have a slice of the pie in 2022/23. 
• USA: NBC Sports Group are the Premier League rights holders, with the Peacock Premium (opens in new tab) streaming platform showing even more than the 175 games it aired last season. If you pick up a fuboTV subscription (opens in new tab) for the games not on Peacock Premium, you'll be able to watch every game.
• Canada: The way to watch Premier League football in 2022/23 is fuboTV (opens in new tab), which has exclusive rights to all the action.
• Australia: Optus Sport (opens in new tab) will screen every game of the Premier League season. Non-subscribers can access the action via a Fetch TV box (opens in new tab) and other friendly streaming devices.
• New Zealand: Sky Sport (opens in new tab) are serving up all 380 games – plus various highlights and magazine shows throughout the week, as well as the Champions League.

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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).