Scotland v Republic of Ireland live stream and match preview, Saturday 24 September, 7.45pm
Preview of the match Scotland – Republic of Ireland
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Scotland are on top form after their stunning win over Ukraine last week and they will be looking for revenge when the Republic of Ireland visit Hampden Park.
The Tartan Army put in one of their best performances under Steve Clarke to blast the Ukrainians 3-0 on Wednesday night.
John McGinn hit home a shot to give the hosts a deserved second-half lead, before Lyndon Dykes came off the bench to head home with two more goals.
The eye-catching result propelled Scotland top of Group B1 and into pole position to earn promotion to League A and a sought-after place in the Euro 2024 play-offs.
It also helped boost morale in the camp, with the disappointment of a 3-1 loss to Ukraine in the semi-finals of the World Cup play-offs in June still fresh in memory.
With two games remaining, Scotland are two points clear of the group leaders, while Ireland are five points behind them in third place.
The visitors have reason to be confident, however – they hammered Clarke’s side 3-0 in Dublin in their previous encounter in June.
It was the only Nations League victory so far for Stephen Kenny’s men, who also earned a draw against Ukraine after back-to-back defeats that opened their campaign against Armenia and the Ukrainians.
Ireland sit one point above Armenia, who are currently on the verge of being relegated to League C.
None of these teams will travel to the 2022 World Cup next month, but they will know how important this competition could be to their hopes of reaching the Euros in two years.
It was thanks to the Nations League play-offs that Scotland reached Euro 2020 last summer, ending a 23-year wait for a major tournament appearance.
Nathan Patterson was stretched against Ukraine and will miss, with Aaron Hickey looking the most likely substitute.
Dykes’ brace from the bench puts him in contention to start as Clarke could consider a rotation in a three-game-in-six-day series.
Ireland are without Caoimhin Kelleher and Enda Stevens through injury, while Robbie Brady is back after 18 months out of the national team.
Republic of Ireland: DWLLW
The Swiss Sandro Scharer will be the referee for the match Scotland against Republic of Ireland.
Scotland v Republic of Ireland is played at Hampden Park in Glasgow.
Ukraine departed for Armenia earlier in the day, with the day starting at 3 p.m.
Next, Armenia, hosts Ireland, and Scotland travel to Ukraine on Tuesday, September 27, both at 7:45 p.m.
Kick off and chain
Kick-off is at 7.45pm BST on Saturday September 24 and is shown by First Sport 1 United Kingdom. See below for international streaming options.
If you’re out of the country for a series of Premier League fixtures, your domestic on-demand services unfortunately won’t work – the broadcaster knows where you are thanks to your IP address (boo!). You won’t be able to watch it, which isn’t ideal if you’ve paid for a subscription and still want to follow the action without resorting to the illegal streams you’ve found on Reddit.
But help is at hand. To work around this, all you have to do is get a virtual private network (VPN), assuming it complies with your broadcaster’s T&Cs. A VPN creates a private connection between your device and the internet, which means the service can’t determine where you are and won’t automatically block the service you paid for. All information in between is fully encrypted – and that’s a result.
There are plenty of good-value options, including:
UK TV rights
How to watch the Nations League live streams in the UK
UEFA Nations League matches have shared rights between Channel 4, Premier Sports, ITV and S4C.
US TV rights
How to watch Nations League live streams for US subscribers
Fox Sports (opens in a new tab) are the main rights holders of the League of Nations, together with TelevisaUnivision (opens in a new tab) for Spanish speakers. If you take a fuboTV subscription (opens in a new tab)you will be able to watch all the matches.
Come back to our VPN tips so you can take advantage of it when you’re abroad.
Canadian TV rights
How to watch Nations League live streams for Canadian subscribers
DAZN (opens in a new tab) subscribers can watch every Nations League TV gae – and it’s getting better. After a one-month free trial, you’ll only have to pay a rolling fee of $20 per month, or make it an annual subscription of $150.
The broadcaster also owns all rights to Premier League, Champions League and Europa League games in Canada.
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Australia TV Rights
How to watch Nations League live streams for Australian subscribers
Optimus Sports (opens in a new tab) offer all games of the Nations League season for just $14.99/month for non-subscribers, which you can get via a Fetch TV box (opens in a new tab) and other streaming-friendly devices.
To enjoy it while you’re not Down Under, follow the VPN tips towards the top of this page.
New Zealand TV Rights
How to watch a Nations League live stream for New Zealand subscribers
UEFA Nations League matches are shown on Sky (opens in a new tab) in New Zealand.
Check out our VPN deals to look out for when you’re not in New Zealand.