Over the past 25 years, the English Premier League has become the most recognised national soccer league in the world, attracting the biggest stars in the sport to play a brand of end-to-end attacking football rarely seen outside of Europe. Household names such as Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea now have fans all over the globe who want to know how to get their fix of weekly Premier League action.
But it’s not only England that entices the best players to its shores. The leagues in Spain, Germany, Italy and France are also home to some of Europe’s biggest super clubs, performing twice a week throughout the season. Using this guide you can check out where you can catch all the best action relating to the beautiful game.
How to watch the EPL in Australia
Since 2016 Optus Sports has owned EPL rights to EPL football in Australia, broadcasting live games throughout the season. They hold all the exclusive rights until 2022, meaning it’s the only place for Australian football fans to catch live Premier League football. But, real supporters of the game will see things from a wider angle, and understand that Europe is home to four other giant leagues – featuring to the likes of Lionel Messi and Christiano Ronaldo.
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Live Soccer available on Kayo Sports
With Kayo Sports, soccer fans are in the most comprehensive of hands. Not only do they hold the rights to The FA Cup, which features every single Premier League team, they also have all the best matches from La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga and Ligue 1. So if you’re up for watching the likes of Barcelona, Real Madrid, Juventus, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint Germain on your screens each week, Kayo Sports has it covered.
Add to that England’s second-tier competition, the EFL Cup, the Scottish Premier League and Australia’s Hyundai A-League, and we begin to see why real football fans shouldn’t be without a Kayo Sports subscription. With the buzz around EPL in full swing in Australia, we thought we’d give you a rundown of the other top European leagues that even English fans wouldn’t be without – all available with a Kayo Sports 14 day free trial.
The FA Cup
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Once a year every team in England comes together to play in the country’s biggest club knock out competition. Featuring every Premier League team, the FA Cup is the second biggest prize in English football. Last year’s final between Premier League giants Manchester City and Watford produced a real goal-fest, with City winning comfortably 6-0.
La Liga (Spain)
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Containing two of the biggest and most successful clubs in European football history, Barcelona and Real Madrid, La Liga is a formidable league. Every week you can watch global icons such as Lionel Messi, Antione Greizmann and Gareth Bale perform within one of Europe’s greatest football championships.
Serie A (Italy)
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If you need another reason aside from watching Christiano Ronaldo every week, Italy’s Serie A has proven that it’s far from a one man league. From Romalu Lukaku and Kalidou Koulibaly to Matthijs de Ligt and Lorenzo Insigne, it’s blessed with some truly world-class players.
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The Bundesliga is probably the closest thing you’ll get to the pace and counter-attacking style of the EPL. Germany has produced some of the best football players in the world thanks to teams like Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund. Young English star Jadon Sancho is currently tearing up the league, and his performances alone a worth the watch.
Ligue 1 (France)
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Current World Champions France was built on a team of players that made their name in Ligue 1. Clubs like Paris Saint Germain, Marseille and Lyon have dominated in recent years, thanks to stars like world cup winners Killian Mbappe and Dimitri Payet – alongside the most expensive player in soccer history, Neymar.
EFL Championship (England)
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Premier League aside, the EFL Championship is the highest division in the English football league system. Each year three teams have the opportunity to earn promotion into the EPL, and though it isn’t the top-flight league in England, with the likes of Aleksander Mitrovic and Helder Costa running around there’s still more than enough talent to keep you watching.
|League||Kayo Sports||Optus Sports|
|EPL Live matches||No||Yes|
|Ligue 1 Live matches||Yes||No|
|EFL Cup Live matches||Yes||No|
|Serie A Live matches||Yes||No|
|La Liga Live matches||Yes||No|
|FA Cup Live matches||Yes||No|
|EFL Championship Live matches||Yes||No|
Kayo Sports Live Streaming Features
As if a mix of 20 football leagues and competitions available across the season wasn’t enough, Kayo has a wide range of features available when watching on your favourite device.
SplitView – Stream up to 4 games at once in real-time.
Key Moments – Jump straight to the events that changed the course of the game.
Kayo Minis – Bite sized replays bringing you all the action in a few minutes.
Interactive Graphics – Get detailed insight into the game with exclusive statistics.
No Spoilers! – Hides all scores so you can stream a replay as if it were happening live.
Search – Type in what you’re looking for and go straight to your favourite sports.
Interactive Stats – Get live analysis and key stats on the biggest sports
On-demand – Match replays, popular sport docos and other shows whenever and wherever
Multiple Cameras – Watch multiple different camera feeds on demand, even on the same screen, with select events
Devices supported on Kayo
– PC/Mac: Yes – MacOS 10.12+ & Windows 10; web browser only (Chrome, Safari, Firefox and Edge)
– iOS/Android Phones/Tablets: Yes – Via native apps (iOS 11+ and Android 6+)
– Google Chromecast: Yes – Chromecast Ultra or 3rd Generation for optimal streaming
– Telstra TV: Yes – Split View not available; Telstra TV1 limited to 720p
– Android TV: Yes – Via app for version 7.0 and up
– Samsung Smart TVs: Yes – 2017 and later models
– PS4 and Xbox One: Soon – App in development
– Apple TV: Yes – 4th Generation or higher
Will EPL ever be available on Kayo Sports?
Optus Sports won the rights to broadcast EPL with a deal that runs from 2019 to 2022. That’s the next three coming seasons including the one that kicked off in August. After it expires, Australian Sports networks will again make proposals for a new deal, giving Kayo a chance to add to its already impressive roster of live soccer.