Tranmere vs Newcastle live stream: how to watch the Carabao Cup second round online and on TV, team news

Inside Prenton Park stadium in Birkenhead
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Newcastle have started the new season in impressive style and will fancy a cup run to maintain the ebullient mood on Tyneside, but the Magpies won't take anything for granted in the Carabao Cup second round trip to Tranmere. The League Two outfit may have picked up only one win from five league games thus far, but Rovers shootout victory over Accrington in the first round show there's nothing wrong with their nerves when it comes to pressure moments. Make sure you know how to watch a Tranmere vs Newcastle live stream wherever you are.

Tranmere vs Newcastle live stream

Date: Wednesday, August 24

Kick-off time: 7.45pm BST / 2.45pm ET / 11.45am PT / 4.45am AEST / 6.45am NZST

Venue: Prenton Park, Birkenhead

Live streams:  ESPN Plus (US) | DAZN (CA) | Kayo Sports FREE trial (AU)

Watch anywhere: Try ExpressVPN 100% risk-free

The teams are in and Tranmere go with a strong-looking side, captained by Kane Hemmings. Elliott Nevitt, top scorer last season starts up front for Rovers, with Reec McAlear and Ethan Bristow also in from the off.

Newcastle, meanwhile, ring the changes with Chris Wood, Matt Ritchie, Jamaal Lascelles and Jacob Murphy all in from the off. Only Joe Willock keeps his place from the starting XI which drew with Manchester City. Bruno Guimaraes starts on the bench.

Back in his spiritual home on the Wirral since the beginning of last season, Mickey Mellon guided Tranmere to a ninth-placed finish in League Two last term. Though Rovers were second at the turn of the year, 2021/22 still represented a positive season. Though a 3-0 victory against Gillingham is their only league with this season, disposing of Accrington in the previous round of the EFL Cup 12-11 on penalties, the busy play of striker Elliott Nevitt up front is proof Tranmere will be no pushover.

An effervescent Newcastle took two points off Manchester City at the weekend, Allan Saint-Maximin sashaying his way through Pep Guardiola's defence with little more than a Gallic shrug to secure a 3-3 draw. Sure, Nick Pope was probably man of the match but Eddie Howe has breathed new life into the Magpies since his arrival to such an extent, a cup run to end a 67-year wait for silverware could be just what Tyneside needs. 

Can the Magpies take the first step towards a trophy today and book their place in the draw for the third round of the Carabao Cup? Here's how to watch a Tranmere vs Newcastle live stream wherever you are.

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How to watch Tranmere vs Newcastle live stream


ESPN Plus is the place to watch Carabao Cup soccer in the US, with the streaming service showing every single game from the competition.

ESPN Plus+ monthly plans cost $6.99 a month, while the cost-saving annual subscription is priced at $69.99 a year. 

But for the ultimate value, grab a combined ESPN+, Hulu and Disney Plus bundle for just $13.99 a month, which gets you loads of great entertainment and family-friendly content in addition to all that sports action.

As an exclusively online service, ESPN Plus is available to stream via, iPhone, iPad, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, Fire TV, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Oculus Go and Samsung connected TVs. As well as, of course, via a web browser on your computer.

Kick-off for this first round clash is at 2.45pm ET / 11.45am PT on Tuesday.

How to watch Tranmere vs Newcastle from outside your country

We've set out below all the ways you can watch Tranmere vs Newcastle in a number of countries around the world. However, if you're away travelling for work or pleasure, you probably won't be able to tune in like you normally would at home.

That's because of the pesky digital restriction that is geo-blocking, which prevents certain streaming services from being used outside a specific area.

Help is at hand however if you run into this issue with the option of using a VPN to tune to your preferred coverage no matter where you are in the world. 

Use a VPN to stream Tranmere vs Newcastle from anywhere

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Can I watch a Tranmere vs Newcastle live stream in the UK?


Sky Sports has the exclusive rights to show Carabao Cup in the UK. This includes Tranmere vs Newcastle which will be shown on Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Football and Sky Ultra for those lucky enough to have 4k capabilities.

Subscribers also get to watch on the move using the Sky Go app, which is available on nearly all modern phones, tablets, laptops, PCs and consoles. If you want to sign up to Sky Sports, you can check out our dedicated guide to Sky TV deals and packages for today's best prices.

For those without Sky, a better option may be to pick up a Now TV Sky Sports Monthly Pass, which includes all 11 channels. Now sports passes start at £11.99.

If you're stuck outside the UK and want to watch their Carabao Cup coverage like you would at home, you can just pick up an ExpressVPN trial for 30 days and follow the instructions above to safely live stream the action. 

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How to watch a Tranmere vs Newcastle live stream in Canada


Soccer fans in Canada are some of the luckiest in the world, as DAZN is the rights holder for the Carabao Cup, plus Champions and Europa League action, every NFL game, and much more.

That means you can tune in to just about any match-up you'd care to mention all for just $20 per month and that sounds like a terrific deal to us. You can also subscribe annually for $150 and save $90.

The super slick service is available via a dedicated apps for a wide array of platforms and devices, including iOS and Android, as well as Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Chromecast, Apple TV, and most modern Smart TVs.

You can sign up and get started straight away by heading to the DAZN website now.

This London derby gets underway at 2.45pm ET / 11.45am PT on Tuesday.

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How to watch Tranmere vs Newcastle in Australia


You'll need to be a subscriber to beIN Sports to watch Carabao Cup football on TV in Australia.

If you don't have it as part of a pay TV package, you can sign up to beIN Sports as a standalone subscription, costing $19.99 per month or $179.99 for the year after you've taken advantage of a FREE two-week trial.

That said, sports streaming specialist Kayo Sports includes beIN in its package - and it also offers a FREE 14-day Kayo Sports trial

After that, the Basic plan costs just $25 a month and lets you stream on two screens, while Premium is a mere $35 a month for simultaneous viewing on up to three devices. 

Of the two, Kayo Sports Premium represents the best value as it offers multi-screen support - which means you can effectively split the price of a monthly subscription between friends or family and pay less.

Don't forget, you can take your coverage abroad with you as well. For those wanting to watch home coverage of sports from overseas, a good VPN is the solution.

Kick-off Down Under for this match is at 4.45am AEST on Wednesday morning.

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How to watch a Tranmere vs Newcastle live stream in New Zealand


As with their Aussie neighbours, beIN Sports has exclusive rights to show Carabao Cup football in New Zealand.

Sky subscribers can add beIN to their package at an additional cost of $31.99 per month. 

Remember you can take your favorite sports streaming service with you wherever you go - just use a VPN and follow the instructions above.

Kick off for Kiwis is at 6.45am NZST on Wednesday morning.

Andy Murray
Freelance Writer

Andy Murray is an award-winning sports writer and columnist. A fluent Spanish speaker and former semi-professional footballer, he was senior staff writer of world-leading football magazine FourFourTwo for seven years and continues to write and edit for them, national newspapers, websites and Premier League clubs. He is not a famous tennis player.