The Premier League is officially back, with Watford and Leicester City kicking off several exciting Saturday matches.
In the United States, the match starts at 7:30 a.m. ET and will be televised on NBC Sports Network. But if you don’t have cable, you can watch a live stream of Watford vs Leicester City on your computer, phone, Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV or other streaming device via one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
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NBC Sports Network is one of the 95-plus live TV channels included in the main FuboTV bundle, which comes with a free seven-day trial:
Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch Watford vs Leicester City live on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, or other supported device via the FuboTV app.
If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes with 30 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as a 72-hour look-back feature, which allows you to watch the match on-demand within three days of its conclusion, even if you don’t record it.
NBC Sports Network is included in Hulu With Live TV, which comes with 60-plus live TV channels and Hulu’s extensive on-demand library of TV shows and movies. You can watch immediately with a seven-day free trial:
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If you can’t watch live, Hulu with Live TV comes with 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of DVR space and the ability to fast forward through commercials).
NBC Sports Network is one of 47 live-TV channels included in Sling TV’s “Sling Blue” bundle. It costs $20 for the first month ($30 per month after that), which makes Sling the cheapest streaming service with NBCSN if you plan on keeping it long term:
Once signed up for Sling TV, you can watch Watford vs Leicester City live on your computer via the Sling TV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, or other streaming device via the Sling TV app.
If you can’t watch live, Sling TV comes included with 10 hours of cloud DVR.
Watford vs Leicester City Preview
Watford manager Nigel Pearson knows his opponent well. Pearson managed Leicester City on two occasions: from 2008-2010, and from 2011-2015. Now, he’ll be leading his own squad against them.
“Leicester have had a very good season so far, they’re a stable football club with a manager with a lot of ambition and ability,” Pearson said this week. “They have talented individuals and are a very effective team as well. Where they are in the league speaks volumes.” But Pearson is not overly concerned about nostalgia or his former team.
“At the moment, my absolute focus is on trying to retain our (Premier League) status. I spent two spells as manager at Leicester and had success in both periods and enjoyed my time there. I’ve got a lot of respect for that club… and I know my place in the story.”
Isaac Success will be out for Watford after rupturing his Achilles, and the squad will also be without Gerard Deulofeu and Daryl Janmaat.
For his part, Pearson is laser-focused on the task at hand. “My job and our job is preparing the players, who have been excellent in getting on with and being very resilient in dealing with, a set of circumstances which aren’t necessarily ideal. We’re playing at home, we’re playing against a very good side, it would be nice to have our own fans here but they’re not, so it’s how you’re able to deal with the situation and hopefully our players will be able to isolate all the emotional side of it and just deal with the sterile environment.”
As for Leicester City, they are looking to qualify for the Champions League next season, and are currently in third place. Manager Brendan Rodgers is expecting a tough matchup, but he’s also unsure how teams are going to come out of this extended break.
They [Watford] are a powerful team and they have got good players, you just don’t know how teams will come back into this period, but I think for all of our games, we expect a tough game,” Rodgers said this week. “Nigel has gone there and given them confidence. He has gone in there and galvanised them, organised them and given them an opportunity. Of course they are at that end of the table where every game is so important, but it is likewise for us, it is equally important in a different way and we will go there to get a result.”
Watford have won three straight home league games against Leicester.
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