Southampton vs Blackpool live stream: how to watch FA Cup fourth round online and on TV, team news

 James Ward-Prowse of Southampton looks over at Blackpool's Shayne Lavery ahead of Saturday's fourth round FA Cup clash: Southampton vs Blackpool
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Southampton vs Blackpool live stream

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Kick-off: Saturday, January 28, 3pm GMT / 10am ET / 7am PT
TV channel: ESPN+ (US) | Paramount+ (AUS)
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Southampton vs Blackpool live stream: match preview

Blackpool make the long trip down to Southampton to play for a place in the fifth round of the FA Cup today. These sides haven't faced each other since 2012, when Blackpool won 3-0. Who will emerge victorious from this latest battle of the seasiders? Here's how to watch a Southampton vs Blackpool live stream online wherever you are.

Southampton came from a goal down to beat fellow Premier League side Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park in the last round. Odsonne Edouard put Palace in front after just seven minutes but a much-changed Saints side were back on level terms when a cross from a James Ward-Prowse free-kick somehow evaded everybody and ended up in the back of Vicente Guaita's net. The Palace 'keeper was at fault again for Adam Armstrong's winner, with the Southampton striker charging down his attempted clearance and tapping into an empty net.

Only Lyanco, Orsic and Mara keep their places in the Saints starting XI today, with Nathan Jones ringing the changes. That means starts for Maitland-Niles, Bella-Kotchap, Perraud, Lavia, Elyounoussi, Aribo and Edozie, with captain Cabellero in goal.  

Blackpool banished all thoughts of their struggle for Championship survival when they thumped Nottingham Forest 4-1 in the last round. Forest changed their entire starting XI for the fixture, but Blackpool were well worth their win and the Premier League side's stoppage-time goal was very much a consolation. Ekpiteta, Poveda, Hamilton and Yates all scored for the Tangerines to set up another tie against top-flight opposition. Can they claim another scalp?

Mick McCarthy's first game as Blackpool boss includes five changes from the team that lost to Watford last weekend, including a debut for Charlie Goode. Ian Poveda, who's on loan from Leeds, also starts.

The match is being shown on subscription streaming services ESPN+ in the US and Paramount Plus in Australia. Here's how to get a Southampton vs Blackpool live stream and watch this FA Cup fixture online from wherever you are.

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How to watch Southampton vs Blackpool: live stream in the US without cable


Soccer fans can watch a Southampton vs Blackpool live stream on ESPN Plus in the US, with kick-off set for 10am ET / 7am PT 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 Southampton vs Blackpool from outside your country

We've set out how you can live stream Southampton vs Blackpool 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.

A good streaming VPN can let you get around these digital borders, while also offering robust protection from cybercriminals and government snooping. They're also easy to use.

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Can you watch a Southampton vs Blackpool live stream in the UK?

Southampton vs Blackpool is not one of the FA Cup games that's been picked for TV coverage by ITV or the BBC.

That 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 Southampton vs Blackpool: 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 Southampton vs Blackpool in Australia. 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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Southampton vs Blackpool live stream: how to watch FA Cup soccer in Canada


Sportsnet is showing Southampton vs Blackpool in Canada, but be warned that kick-off is 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.

Tom Wiggins

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