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Stoke City v Watford live stream: how to watch the Championship wherever you are in the world

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Stoke City v Watford live stream, Sky Sports, Friday 22 January, 7.45pm GMT

Watford will be looking to continue their promotion push when they travel to Stoke on Friday night.

The Hornets followed up last weekend’s 2-0 victory over Huddersfield with a 1-0 defeat of Barnsley on Tuesday. Back-to-back wins and three clean sheets in their last four games has lifted Watford back into the play-off places, but Xisco Munoz will have his sights set higher than that. Key to achieving their goals will be an improvement on the road: Watford sit 18th in the Championship away table.

Stoke are going through a sticky patch with just one win in their last nine league outings. Back-to-back draws with Blackburn and Rotherham in recent days have seen the Potters slip to eighth in the table, with five points now separating them from sixth spot. Michael O’Neill has work to do, then, and he could encourage his team to go back to basics for the visit of Watford: Stoke have not kept a clean sheet in their last four games, having kept four on the bounce before that.

Watford will be unable to call upon the services of Isaac Success, Ben Foster, Stipe Perica, Christian Kabasele, Domingos Quina and Tom Dele-Bashiru. Munoz admitted that Watford need to improve their away form earlier this week, and he will know the value of recording a first victory away from home since December 12 as the Hornets eye a place in the top two of the division.

Stoke will have to make do without Lee Gregory, Morgan Fox and Niki Maenpaa, while Tyrese Campbell is out for the season with a knee injury. Nick Powell and Steven Fletcher are fit again, but Ryan Shawcross is in isolation after a positive COVID-19 test. James McClean is also back in the fold following a club-imposed suspension for an alleged breach of coronavirus rules.

Kick-off is at 7.45pm GMT and the game is being shown on Sky Sports Football in the UK. See below for watching details where you are.

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Use a VPN to watch a Stoke City v 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

Including a 30-day, money-back guarantee

Runs on almost any platform
Enterprise-level encryption
Speedy VPN servers in 94 countries
Superb 24/7 live customer support
Fewer simultaneous connections than some

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
Powerful, configurable apps
Excellent download speeds
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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