For many Australians, the English Premier League is what comes to mind when people mention football (or soccer). Otherwise known as the EPL, the league is widely considered the best in the world, home to many of the best players, teams, and most exciting matches – giving us plenty to cheer – or cry – about, depending on which side you support.
For Aussie fans however, the EPL can be a tough watch, even if you’re team is winning, with time zones often playing havoc on broadcasts and natural sleeping schedules! With the latest season of the EPL kicking off on September 12, this page explains where – and how – you can tune in for the action, including live and replay coverage.
How to watch the EPL in Australia
There’s only one place you can catch every pass, tackle, and goal from the English Premier League (EPL) season, and that’s Optus Sport – the telco giant’s dedicated sports subscription streaming service that’s available for free with some Optus phone and internet plans, while others will need to pay $15 a month.
EPL on Optus Sport
Securing the rights to EPL coverage a few years ago, Optus Sport remains the best place to catch all the action, offering live and on-demand replays of every match of the EPL season, as well as highlights programs for those who just want to see the weekend’s best goals. Optus Sport also covers the latest league news, stats, and behind the scenes footage from the EPL, as well as interviews and expert analysis of matches.
How can I get Optus Sport?
Some Optus customers can get Optus Sport for free with their phone or internet plan, while others can add it to their plan as an optional extra. Football fans who aren’t with the telco company can subscribe to Optus Sport for just $15 a month.
If you’re not keen on watching the football on the small screen, Optus Sport is compatible with Fetch, Apple TV and Google Chromecast, allowing you to watch the best football action in the world on the big screen and in all its glory. You can also download the Optus Sport app for free, available via the App Store and Google Play Store.
Optus Sport is included free on Optus NBN plans, as well as on Optus’ Medium, Large, Extra Large and One postpaid phone plans. The following table shows a selection of published Optus postpaid SIM-only plans on Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of standard monthly cost, from the lowest to highest, then by data allowance. Use our mobile comparison tool to see plans from a range of other providers. This is a selection of products with links to a referral partner.
EPL matches on Optus Sport
Optus Sports provides comprehensive coverage of the English Premier League, including all matches of the 2020-2021 EPL season. Here are the upcoming matches on Optus Sport:
- Chelsea Vs. Arsenal – 5:15am (AEST) Thursday, May 13
- Aston Villa Vs. Everton – 3:00am (AEST) Friday, May 14
- Manchester United Vs. Liverpool – 5:15am (AEST) Friday, May 14
- Newcastle United Vs. Manchester City – 5:00am (AEST) Saturday, May 15
- Burnley Vs. Leeds United – 9:30pm (AEST) Saturday, May 15
- Southampton Vs. Fulham – 12:00am (AEST) Sunday, May 16
- Brighton Vs. West Ham United – 5:00am (AEST) Sunday, May 16
- Crystal Palace Vs. Aston Villa – 9:00pm (AEST) Sunday, May 16
- Tottenham Vs. Wolverhampton – 11:00pm (AEST) Sunday, May 16
- West Brom Albion Vs. Liverpool – 1:30am (AEST) Monday, May 17
- Everton Vs. Sheffield United – 4:00am (AEST) Monday, May 17
And if you can’t wait that long, or you’re just excited that the EPL is back, Optus Sport also showcase classic match highlights and replays, meaning you can re-live the glory days as well as experience the modern game.
EPL Official App
While you might not be able to catch the live action, the official EPL app allows you to catch highlights, match-ups and news throughout the season. The EPL app is free to download and use, and is available on both Android and iOS operating systems, making it worth looking into if you don’t have the time to watch the whole game, or you’re only looking to see the final score. Additionally, you can also run your fantasy team via the app, adding a bit more excitement to the EPL season.
What about football on SBS?
Once the home of late-night English football fixes, SBS has been relegated from broadcasting the EPL this season. However, you can still catch select matches from select leagues and competitions, so be sure to check your local TV guide regularly while the international season is underway
What about football on Foxtel?
It’s still the go-to for many sports, but Foxtel lost the rights to the EPL to Optus in 2015. It has also ditched its specific EPL club channels, including Manchester United TV. The good news is that Foxtel does still offer coverage of the A-League, meaning you won’t be completely without football action on a Foxtel subscription.
How to watch the UEFA Super Cup in Australia
For those not familiar with the Super Cup, it’s a one-off match that pits the winner of the Champions League against the winner of the Europa League from the previous season. Currently, the 2020-2021 UEFA Super Cup is in the Knockout Round, with the Grand Final to be played on May 26, 2021, in Gdansk, Poland.
Matches are currently available to watch via Optus Sport.
How to watch the UEFA Champions League in Australia
Along with the EPL, Optus Sport has taken over coverage of the Champions League, well and truly becoming the home of English and European football in Australia.
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