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Derby vs Watford live stream: how to watch the Championship wherever you are in the world

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Derby vs Watford live stream, Sky Sports, Friday 16 October, 19.45pm BST

The Championship returns on Friday night when Watford travel to Pride Park to face Derby County.

It’s been a disappointing start to the season for the Rams, who have taken just three points from a possible 12 so far in 2020/21. A run of three consecutive defeats was at least ended before the international break, as Wayne Rooney’s late goal earned them an impressive 1-0 win over Norwich at Carrow Road.

Phillip Cocu will hope that marks the start of a winning run as he targets a play-off place this term. Derby made a late run for the top six last season, only to run out of steam and fall away in the final few matches. Cocu will know that his position could come under threat if the Rams are still hovering above the relegation zone in a few weeks’ time. 

Watford’s return to the second tier hasn’t been the smoothest, although only one of their four games to date has ended in defeat. The Hornets have scored only two goals so far, however, and slender 1-0 victories over Middlesbrough and Luton did little to convince supporters that promotion is a given this term.

It’s still early days, though, and Watford have an excellent squad at this level. It will take time for the Hornets to get to grips with Vladimir Ilic’s 3-5-2 formation, but there is more than enough quality within the ranks for Watford to be a major force this season.

Ismaila Sarr continues to be linked with a move away from Vicarage Road, but the Senegalese forward will continue alongside Joao Pedro up front if he’s still at the club come kick-off on Friday.

Cocu also used a three-man backline in Derby’s win against Norwich and will be tempted to stick with it for the visit of Watford on Friday. Rooney has alternated between a midfield and striking role during his time at the club but is more likely to lead the line here.

Kick-off is at 19.45pm BST and the game is being shown on Sky Sports Football and Sky Sports Main Event in the UK. See below for watching details where you are.

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Use a VPN to watch a Derby vs Watford live stream from outside your country

If you’re on holiday or just simply out of the country, your domestic on-demand services won’t work – the broadcaster knows exactly where you are from your IP address. Your access to the game will be automatically blocked, which is annoying if you’ve paid a subscription fee and don't want to use an illegal, buffering stream that makes you miss another Jamie Vardy goal. And that's where we recommend ExpressVPN (more on which below). 

All you need to do is get a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to get beyond such aggravations (assuming it complies with your broadcaster’s T&Cs). A VPN creates a private connection between your device and the internet, meaning suppliers can’t work out where you are and what you’re doing. The info going to and from is entirely encrypted.

There are plenty of options out there, including: 

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ExpressVPN

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FourFourTwo’s brainy office mates TechRadar love its super speedy connections, trustworthy security and the fact it works with Android, Apple, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, PS4 and loads more. You also get a money-back guarantee, 24/7 support and it's currently available for a knockdown price. Go get it! 

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Quality mobile and desktop clients
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Some historic security breaches

A cheaper option; its cheapest package current averages at a wallet-friendly £2.29 per month.

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Slightly more expensive but supports up to 10 devices, and you can pay for it every three months if you need to.  

How to watch a Premier League live stream in the UK

Sky Sports and BT Sport are the two main players once again, but Amazon also have a slice of the pie in 2019/20. 

If you don’t want to commit to a monthly contract, then NOW TV are currently offering up their Sky Sports Monthly Pass for just £9.99 (usual price £16.99) – it'll get you access to all of their Premier League and Football League offerings, including this game. Hurry, though: this offer ends at 23:59 BST on September 30. 

Find out more specific details on each of these offerings (and more below) with our handy guide

How to watch a Premier League live stream for US subscribers

NBC Sports and Telemundo are the Premier League rights holders (in English and Spanish respectively). The Premier League Pass will give you a few matches live to stream on-demand - all matches are free to watch the day after broadcast, though you'll need a TV sports package with a local provider to watch all games live - plus shows highlights, analysis and on-demand replays for $64.99. For a cheaper alternative, the Matchday Pass showcases 140 live games for $39.99.

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

How to watch a Premier League live stream for Canadian subscribers

DAZN subscribers can watch every single Premier League game in 2019/20 – 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. 

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

How to watch a Premier League live stream for Australian subscribers

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

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

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

Spark Sport are serving up all 380 games – plus various highlights and magazine shows throughout the week – for $19.99 a month, after a one-month trial. 

It's also available via web browsers, Apple/Android devices, Google Chromecast and some Samsung TVs; Apple TV and Smart TV compatibility should be coming later in the year. 

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

How to watch a Premier League live stream for Malaysian subscribers

Astro has secured Premier League rights for three seasons from 2019/20, and have every game available for viewing. 

How to watch a Premier League live stream for Singaporean subscribers

You can watch all matches live with Singtel's Sports Plus, with current non-contract deal from $49.90.

For tips on how to view when you're out of the country, scroll back up for our VPN offers. 

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