Football on TV this weekend in the UK: Info on channels and live streams

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Your guide to the biggest matches available to watch so you won't miss any of the action

We are about two months into the 2021/22 season and sparks are already flying all over Europe. Legendary players are scoring for new clubs. Continental powerhouses are struggling. Unlikely contenders are emerging. Football fans are being treated to almost non-stop action and drama from across Europe's biggest leagues. The weekend is when you can get the most excitement. Whether you want to watch Cristiano Ronaldo play for Manchester United, Lionel Messi for PSG, or Jack Grealish for Manchester City, we've got you covered.

Every weekend seems to bring with it an immense amount of football action and this one is no different. Here are some of the most exciting and important matches playing out across Europe this weekend which will be broadcast live on TV or online via live stream for UK based fans to enjoy. We've collected the hottest fixtures being shown by the likes of BT Sport, Sky Sports, Bet 365 and more fantastic providers this weekend.

All times displayed are for UK residents.

Friday 1 October

We kick things off this weekend in the Bundesliga with newly promoted Greuther Furth who will be looking for their first win of the season away at 7th placed Cologne. Having picked up only one point in their opening six games, they certainly won't be fancied to get anything from this game. Then we have a cracking encounter to look forward to from the Championship as leaders West Brom visit 5th place Stoke. After ten games, both look very much like going the distance in the title race and currently only four points separate them. If you prefer something a little more exotic, take a trip to the Italian island of Sardinia where Cagliari host Venezia in Serie A. These two relegation rivals are only separated by two points in 18th and 19th. Then to finish the evening's football there's action from La Liga as mid table Athletic Bilbao face 19th placed Alaves who have only three points from six games.

Time Match TV Channel
19:30 Cologne vs Greuther Furth Sky Sports App | Bet 365*
19:45 Stoke City vs West Bromwich Albion Sky Sports Main Event | Sky Sports Football | Sky Sports Ultra HD
19:45 Cagliari vs Venezia BT Sport 2 | Bet 365*
20:00 Athletic Bilbao vs Alaves La Liga TV | FreeSports | Bet 365*

Saturday 2 October

What better place to start the weekend proper than Old Trafford where Cristiano Ronaldo is likely to play in the first Premier League game of the weekend. Manchester United and Everton are two of a staggering five teams in joint second place, one point behind Liverpool, going into this match. It's neck-and-neck between two sides in good form at the top of the world's most exciting league. Then later in the afternoon, RB Leipzig will hope to get their season going after a dreadful start. Perennial Bundesliga title challengers in recent years, they find themselves in 10th having already lost three matches this season under new coach Jesse Marsch. They will be desperate for an emphatic win at home to relegation threatened Bochum.

In the evening, Inter Milan visit Sassuolo in the hope that they can move closer to leaders Napoli with all three points. A feast of football ends with one of the biggest matches of the weekend - Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona. The Catalan giants are having a nightmare in the Champions League but their domestic demise may have been slightly exaggerated. They are only five points off leaders Real Madrid with a game in hand. A win here, unlikely as it may seem on paper right now, would send them above their opponents Atletico and deep into the pack at the top of the table.

Time Match TV Channel
12:30 Manchester United vs Everton BT Sport 1 | BT Sport Ultimate
17:30 RB Leipzig vs VFL Bochum Sky Sports Football | Bet 365*
19:45 Sassuolo vs Inter Milan BT Sport 1 | Bet 365*
20:00 Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona La Liga TV | Bet 365*

Sunday 3 October

PSG are one of very few teams left in Europe with a 100% domestic record. They've won all eight of their opening games and should make that nine this Sunday against 13th placed Rennes, who seem to be struggling hard with the loss of their star player Eduardo Camavinga. If you want to see Messi, Neymar and Mbappe linking up again, this is the game to watch. Following that, Real Madrid will hope to consolidate their lead at the top of La Liga against 14th placed Espanyol. It should be a routine away win for Los Blancos but given their disastrous defeat to Sheriff in midweek, don't discount them for a surprise loss. Perhaps the biggest and best game of the weekend will come when Premier League leaders Liverpool host Champions Manchester City at Anfield. What's more to say about this? Klopp vs Guardiola. Dias vs Van Dijk. Salah vs Grealish. Definitely not one to miss. A fine weekend of football will come to a close at the top of Serie A as 7th placed Atalanta welcome 2nd placed AC Milan. Come the end of the season these two exciting, vibrant sides are sure to be battling it out in the title race or for the top four - well worth a watch.

Time Match TV Channel
12:00 Rennes vs PSG BT Sport 1 | Bet 365*
15:15 Espanyol vs Real Madrid La Liga TV | Bet 365*
16:30 Liverpool vs Manchester City Sky Sports Main Event | Sky Sports Premier League | Sky Sports Ultra HD
19:45 Atalanta vs AC Milan BT Sport 1 | Bet 365*

Don't have a subscription to Sky or BT Sports?

If you aren't lucky enough to own a subscription to any of these traditional providers like BT Sport or Sky Sports, or even the live streaming platforms like La Liga TV, there's still an option for you. All of the most prestigious leagues from across Europe are available via live stream with Bet 365. You can watch La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, Ligue 1 and many more leagues simply by creating an account and meeting a couple of very minor criteria. All fixtures from these competitions are available from the world's favourite betting brand. Simply register or login, find the fixture you're interested in and click the small video icon next to it to start live streaming. You can watch these matches with Bet 365 on desktop or with your mobile devices. Terms and conditions apply.

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