Blackpool vs Nottingham Forest live stream
|Kick-off: Saturday, January 7, 3pm GMT / 10am ET / 7am PT|
|TV channel: ESPN+ (US) | Paramount+ (AUS)|
|Use ExpressVPN to watch any stream|
Blackpool vs Nottingham Forest live stream: match preview
Things have been anything but bright for the team in orange lately. It's been two months since Blackpool last tasted victory, though there's cause for optimism as Nottingham Forest visit Bloomfield Road today. The Garibaldi haven't won an FA Cup game in nine years, and, with their priorities elsewhere, Steve Cooper has opted to rest many of his key personnel for this one. Here's how to watch a Blackpool vs Nottingham Forest live stream online wherever you are.
Gary Madine is conspicuous by his absence not only from the Blackpool team but the squad as a whole, with Jake Beesley starting in his place. Callum Connolly is suspended, so Andy Lyons makes his debut at right-back. Josh Bowler returned to Blackpool – on loan from Forest – this week, but he's ineligible to play against his parent club. Fellow new signing Morgan Rogers, the towering 20-year-old Man City winger, however, could make his first appearance off the bench.
As expected, the Forest first XI is much-changed, with teenager Billy Fewster and attacking midfilder Gustavo Scarpa making their first starts for the club. Cooper has even rotated his goalkeepers, handing Wayne Hennessey a rare start, while Emmanuel Dennis and Sam Surridge are paired together up front.
A winless stretch of nine games has seen Blackpool drop to third from bottom in the Championship, and even more frustrating for the Seasiders is that all but one of the five defeats they've suffered during the sorry run has come by a single goal.
Jerry Yates, by far their top scorer with nine in all competitions, last found the back of the net in October, and was dropped by Michael Appleton last weekend amid rumors of an impending move away. He's on the bench again today. Others, like Madine, have chipped in but nobody has been able to consistently notch, and an unfortunate habit of going down to 10 men hasn't helped matters.
Forest have found their stride, with their last seven games yielding four victories and just a single defeat, but with a League Cup quarter-final and Premier League survival taking priority, Cooper has decided to treat his main men to an afternoon off.
Today's game is being shown on subscription streaming services ESPN+ in the US and Paramount Plus in Australia. Here's how to get a Blackpool vs Nottingham Forest live stream and watch this FA Cup fixture online from wherever you are.
How to watch Blackpool vs Nottingham Forest: live stream in the US without cable
Soccer fans can watch a Blackpool vs Nottingham Forest live stream on ESPN Plus in the US, with kick-off set for 10am ET / 7am PT bright and early on Saturday morning.
The streaming service is showing 79 FA Cup games this season, as well as the entirety of the Carabao Cup.
ESPN Plus+ monthly plans cost $9.99 a month, while the cost-saving annual subscription is priced at $99.99 a year.
But there's even better value to be had if you grab ESPN+ as part of the big Disney Plus Bundle. As well as ESPN Plus live sports and documentaries, you'll get access to the hugely impressive Disney Plus catalog, which features Marvel movies, every Simpsons episode ever, the complete Star Wars canon, Pixar films, and much more, plus all the great shows and movies that Hulu offers.
And the cost is super reasonable - you only have to pay $13.99 a month for the Disney Plus bundle.
Out of the US and want to watch your home coverage? No worries - just use a VPN as described below.
How to watch Blackpool vs Nottingham Forest from outside your country
We've set out how you can live stream Blackpool vs Nottingham Forest in a number of countries around the world. However, if you're away travelling for pleasure or for work, you probably won't be able to watch the game like you normally would at home. This is the result of geo-blocking - best understood as digital borders that restrict certain services and content to specific parts of the world.
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Can you watch a Blackpool vs Nottingham Forest live stream in the UK?
Blackpool vs Nottingham Forest is a Saturday 3pm kick-off, which means you can't watch it live in the UK... unless you already subscribe to an overseas streaming service that's showing the game, such as ESPN Plus or Paramount Plus.
While geo-blocking will prevent you from accessing your stream like you would at home, getting a VPN service as outlined above will allow you to change your online location, allowing you to watch your domestic coverage without a hitch.
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How to watch Blackpool vs Nottingham Forest: live stream FA Cup in Australia
ViacomCBS (now known as Paramount Global) has taken the broadcast rights to the FA Cup from Channel 10.
This means streaming service Paramount Plus is the place to watch Blackpool vs Nottingham Forest in Australia, but be warned that kick-off is set for 2am AEDT on Saturday night/Sunday morning.
A Paramount Plus subscription currently costs $8.99 a month. As well as giving you access to FA Cup matches, it also offers gives you exclusive access to Hollywood movies like Top Gun: Maverick and original shows like Tulsa King, Halo and Picard.
Be sure to use a VPN if you're trying to access your home coverage from outside the country.
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Blackpool vs Nottingham Forest live stream: how to watch FA Cup soccer in Canada
Sportsnet is showing Blackpool vs Nottingham Forest in Canada, with kick-off set for 10am ET / 7am PT on Saturday morning.
You'll need a Sportsnet Now Premium subscription to tune in. It costs $34.99 per month or $249.99 per year, and as well as FA Cup soccer, it nets you WWE Network and coverage of the Bundesliga, United Rugby Championship, Premiership Rugby, National Rugby League, Super League Rugby, and the NHL, including out-of-market games.
If you're unable to tune in due to geo-blocking restrictions, remember that a VPN is all you need to watch the game as you would at home.
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