Serie A is Italy’s top professional football division and one of the best in the world, involving teams such as Juventus and Inter Milan, along with some of the sport’s biggest players and managers. Now that the 2020/21 season is set to get underway, you won’t want to miss a minute of the action. Find out how to watch games live at home or with a mobile device in this guide.
Serie A 2020 Aussie TV Preview
This season will be the 88th in the league’s history and sees 20 teams play a total of 38 matches each to determine the Italian champions. Last year, Juventus won their 9th consecutive title and their 36th overall. They are the most successful team in Italian football and only Inter Milan and AC Milan come close to their record, winning 18 titles each. Juventus have dominated the tournament in the recent past, thanks in large part to the signing of Christiano Ronaldo in 2018, one of the most successful footballers in the history of the game, from Real Madrid.
This season, however, should again see a resurgent Inter Milan, led by former Italy and Chelsea coach Antonio Conte, make a real challenge for the Coppa Campioni and wrestle Juventus from the top spot. He has been helped by recent signings such as Belgian forward Romalu Lukaku and Danish midfielder Christian Eriksson, who have helped boost creativity and goalscoring. Other major sides in Serie A include Roma and Lazio, two teams based in the Italian capital, and Napoli, a team that represents Italy’s deep south. The teams that finish the season in the top four places of Serie A each season qualify automatically for the European Champions League.
Watch or Stream Serie A Live
beIN Sports is the official broadcaster of the Serie A in Australia and will be televising several live matches each week of play. You can access the Serie A matches listed in the TV guide just below on beIN Sports telecasts through either Foxtel, Telstra, Foxtel Now or Kayo Sports. Foxtel, Telstra and Kayo Sports will also carry beIN’s coverage of La Liga and every match of the A League live online with no ad-breaks during play.
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If you’re a resident of Australia you may wish to look into the Kayo Sports 14 day free trial. With Kayo you will have access to the same beIN broadcasts as Foxtel and can stream Serie A live to eligible devices and browsers. The Live Serie A matches on the beIN channels will have a match tile on Kayo, where they will also be available to watch On Demand should you wish to catch up.
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Serie A 2020 Live TV Fixtures (Sydney time)
|Sun, 20th Sept||Fiorentina v Torino||LIVE: 1.00am||TBC|
|Sun, 20th Sept||Verona v Roma||LIVE: 3.45am||TBC|
|Sun, 20th Sept||Parma v Napoli||LIVE: 7.30pm||TBC|
|Sun, 20th Sept||Genoa v Crotone||LIVE: 10.00pm||TBC|
|Mon, 21st Sept||Sassuolo v Cagliari||LIVE: 1.00am||TBC|
|Mon, 21st Sept||Juventus v Sampdoria||LIVE: 3.45am||TBC|
|Tue, 22nd Sept||AC Milan v Bologna||LIVE: 3.45am||TBC|
Shown as Sydney time, adjust for the regional difference. Per broadcasting rights, there is no Serie A free to air provider in Australia.
Must See Serie TV: Rivalries and Derbies
There are several key rivalries and must see matches during the duration of the Serie A season, here’s two of the biggest so you can circle the dates, with each sure to impact the standings before the end of the season.
Inter Milan vs AC Milan (Milan Derby)
The biggest rivalry in Italian football, the Milan derby, regularly draws upwards of 80,000 of the most passionate fans in Italian sport through the San Siro gates to see two of Serie A’s most successful clubs, Inter and AC Milan, go head to head. With a long and storied history, the game always produces an intense atmosphere at a stadium the two clubs share all year round. Last season, Inter Milan came away with the lion’s share of points, winning their first meeting 2-0 and drawing the second 0-0. Inter won the first meeting between the two sides this season 2-0 back in September, with the return match taking place on February 2, 2020.
Juventus vs Torino (Turin Derby)
The Turin Derby sees two teams from the northern Italian city of Turin face off against one another in a local rivalry that divides the city. Historically, Juventus has had a stronghold on the derby – unsurprising considering their league dominance – winning 71 times compared to Torino’s 35, with 43 draws between the teams. The used to share a ground before Juventus created their purpose built Allianz Stadium in 2012, a move that marked their new dominance of Italian football. Torino may fall well short in terms of honours compared to their biggest rivals, but they rise for every derby.
How to Stream Serie A Matches in Australia
Not everyone currently has, or wants to take on a Foxtel or Telstra subscription. So with this consideration in mind, what other choices do you have when it comes to streaming the Serie A matches that are available on beIN? Let’s look at some of the popular streaming options available on the Aussie market.
Stream Serie A with Apple TV
Arguably the gold-standard of the lower-profile streaming device for years now, the Apple TV is popular because it delivers. This tiny box is now in its fifth generation, and has recently added 4K and HDR streaming. You can also download apps just like you would on your phone. And that means almost every major player is supported, including the Kayo Sports streaming service and Foxtel Now.
Stream Serie A with Google Chromecast
This amazing little device now comes in two options for streaming video, both with an HDMI connection linking them to your TV. You can choose from the standard or the Google Chromecast Ultra version – the difference is that the Ultra handles 4K video, which is becoming increasingly available in Australia thanks to HD. Once plugged in and connected to your home Wi-Fi network, the device can be reached by a vast range of apps to stream video or on demand replays including Kayo Sports. While it’s not as seamless as using a dedicated device – it’s still extremely versatile.
Stream Serie A with the Foxtel Now Box
Another increasingly popular streaming device option would be the Foxtel Now Box. Launched over a year ago, it delivers the easiest way to stream Foxtel Now, as well as YouTube and Stan, directly to your TV. There’s no installation required so you can immediately start streaming Serie A and other sport on your TV. Simply plug it in and start watching. Of course, you’ll need to subscribe to the Foxtel Now Sports pack, which offers access to twelve channels including Fox Sports, Fox League, Fox Footy, ESPN, beIN Sports and all the live action available each and every week.