Brentford v Newcastle United live stream, Saturday 26 February, 3pm GMT
Newcastle will be looking to extend their unbeaten run to seven matches when they face Brentford in a crunch relegation clash on Saturday afternoon.
Eddie Howe’s side have given their survival prospects a major boost in recent weeks. The situation was beginning to look bleak for the Magpies towards the end of December, but a six-match unbeaten run has hauled Newcastle (opens in new tab) out of the drop zone. They now have a four-point margin separating them from the bottom three, and while it is far too early to celebrate a job well done, Newcastle do look well positioned to secure their top-flight status from here.
Key to the turnaround has been a new-found defensive solidity. Newcastle have restricted their opponents to one goal in four of their last six outings; in the other two, they kept a clean sheet.
Brentford (opens in new tab)’s recent form is much more worrying. Thomas Frank’s side have amassed just one point from the last 21 available. They are now only four points above the dreaded dotted line and have played more games than all of the teams around them. Another defeat on Saturday would put the Bees right in the relegation mix as we prepare to enter the business end of the campaign.
Brentford will have to make do without Mathias Jorgensen, Mathias Jense, Julian Jeanvier and Tarique Fosu. Ivan Toney will need to be assessed in the run-up to kick-off, while Christian Eriksen could be included in a Premier League matchday squad for the first time since January 2020.
Newcastle will be unable to call upon the services of Matt Ritchie, Kieran Trippier, Isaac Hayden, Jamal Lewis and Callum Wilson. Ryan Fraser is expected to be fit enough to feature in some capacity, while Javi Manquillo and Allan Saint-Maximin are facing a race against time to be available.
Kick-off is at 3pm GMT on Saturday 26 February. See below for international broadcast options.
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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.
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UK TV rights
How to watch Premier League live streams for UK subscribers
US TV rights
How to watch Premier League live streams for US subscribers
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, with other matches split between NBCSN channel, CNBC and the over-the-air NBC broadcast channel. 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.
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Canada TV rights
How to watch Premier League live streams for Canadian subscribers
DAZN (opens in new tab) subscribers can watch every single Premier League game in 2021/22 – 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.
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Australia TV rights
How to watch Premier League live streams for Australian subscribers
Optus Sport (opens in new tab) are offering every game of the Premier 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.
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Spark 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 – for $24.99 a month, after a seven-day free trial.
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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).
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