Tonight’s free-to-air game is a crucial clash at the foot of the table, Bournemouth are looking to climb out of the relegation zone as they take on Steve Bruce’s Newcastle. Our guide tells you how to watch Bournemouth vs Newcastle on any device.
Bournemouth vs Newcastle kick-off time
The game gets underway at 6pm BST, at an empty Vitality Stadium. The players won’t kick-off as normal though, instead taking a knee when the referee blows his whistle, as part of the on-going Black Lives Matter protests.
How to watch Bournemouth vs Newcastle in the UK
Because of the unusual Premier League restart, several games are being offered as free-to-air viewing. As a result, tonight’s game is available via Sky Sports and free channel, Sky Pick.
So, how do you access Sky Pick?
If you’re not a Sky Sports customer, you can tune into Pick on Freeview, Freesat, Virgin Media, or through a Sky box. The Pick channel is also available to watch via the Freeview Play app for iOS and Android, but these are the channel numbers:
- Freeview: Channel 11
- Freesat: Channel 147
- Sky: Channel 159
- Virgin Media: Channel 165
If you want to watch more Sky games beyond the free ones, you can get a Now TV Sky Sports pass to watch the game. These passes come in daily, weekly and monthly flavours and will be ideal to let you get your football fix. Now TV works on multiple devices so you can watch the games on your phone, TV, laptop, tablet or Chromecast.
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Bournemouth vs Newcastle match preview
It’s an important night for 18th place Bournemouth. The relegation-threatened Cherries are without their top scorer, Callum Wilson. They’ll need to find a way to pick up some points though, on a night where rivals West Ham – also on 27 points – find themselves in a tough game against Chelsea.
West Ham are unlikely to get a result on current form, so this game is a real chance for Bournemouth to move out of the relegation places. Newcastle have shown glimmers of hope under Steve Bruce – and are pretty much safe from relegation themselves – but remain inconsistent.
The Magpies were knocked out of the FA Cup by Man City this week and are just a point away from the 40-point mark – traditionally seen as a near-guarantee of safety from relegation. Seemingly then, Newcastle don’t have too much to play for, but they’ll want to ensure their security in the division. They’re unbeaten in four league fixtures and Bournemouth are without a win in their last four outings against Newcastle.
The odds are against Bournemouth then, but it’s a fixture that may mean more to them than it does to the opposition. Tune in on Sky Pick for all the action.
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