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Preston vs Cardiff live stream: how to watch the Championship wherever you are in the world

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Preston vs Cardiff live stream, Sky Sports, Sunday October 18, 12pm BST

Preston and Cardiff will both be looking for their second win of the Championship season when they lock horns at Deepdale on Sunday.

Preston belatedly got off the mark for 2020/21 in unexpected fashion, recording a 4-2 victory over Brentford before the international break.

That surprise win in west London came on the back of a disappointing run in which Alex Neil’s side took just one point from the first nine available.

Both of their games at Deepdale this term have ended in defeat, a record Preston will be desperate to end this weekend.

Like their upcoming opponents, Cardiff have won one, drawn one and lost two of their four games to date.

And they too have been stronger on the road, beating Nottingham Forest at the City Ground and holding Blackburn to a 0-0 draw at Ewood Park.

Despite their mixed starts to the season, both Preston and Cardiff will be targeting a place in the play-offs this season.

The Bluebirds finished fifth in 2019/20 and were narrowly beaten by Fulham in the play-off semi-finals, while Preston missed out on the top six by just four points.

The Lilywhites have a clean bill of health heading into Sunday’s contest, a luxury that has not been afforded to Cardiff. Lee Tomlin is serving a one-game suspension and will play no part in the northwest, while Kieffer Moore is nursing a toe injury.

Given the impressive nature of their 4-2 victory over Brentford a fortnight ago, Preston could stick with the same XI they deployed in the capital.

That would see Sean Maguire leading the line in a 4-2-3-1 formation, with support provided from Scott Sinclair and Brad Potts out wide and Alan Browne in an advanced midfield role.

Browne tested negative for Covid-19 during the international break and should be cleared to feature at Deepdale despite conflicting reports earlier this week.

Kick-off is at 12pm BST and the game is being shown on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Football in the UK. See below for watching details where you are.

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Use a VPN to watch a Preston vs Cardiff 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

Including a 30-day, money-back guarantee

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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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NordVPN

Including a 30-day, money-back guarantee

Quality mobile and desktop clients
Up to six connections and value pricing
Great performance in our tests
Not the best user experience at all times
Some historic security breaches

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

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IPVanish

Including a 30-day, money-back guarantee

Owns and manages its own servers
peedy live chat support
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The odd usability issue

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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