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Fulham vs. Brighton Livestream: How to Watch English Premier League Soccer From Anywhere

The Seagulls travel to west London for a midtable match at Craven Cottage.

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Watch the EPL in the US from $6 per month
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Brighton boss Roberto de Zerbi will be hoping for an immediate response from his side following their midweek FA Cup exit as they travel up to the capital to take on Fulham in this Saturday game in the English Premier League.

The Seagulls crashed out of the cup after suffering a 1-0 defeat away at Wolves in Wednesday's fifth-round tie, leaving the south-coast club to concentrate on their UEFA Europa League campaign and their challenge for a top-seven EPL spot. 

Fulham have been better than some of their recent results have suggested, and last weekend's impressive 2-1 away win against Man United highlighted how they could yet still make a push for a European spot. 

The reverse fixture last October at the Amex Stadium saw the two sides play out a 1-1 draw, with João Palhinha's stunning second-half strike canceling out Evan Ferguson's earlier goal. 

Below, we'll outline the best live TV streaming services to use to watch the game live wherever you are in the world.

Alex Iwobi of Fulham runs with the ball.

Alex Iwobi scored a late winner deep into injury time at Old Trafford last weekend.

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Fulham vs. Brighton & Hove Albion: When and where?

Fulham host Brighton & Hove Albion at Craven Cottage in west London on Saturday, March 2. Kickoff is set for 3 p.m. GMT (10 a.m. ET, 7 a.m. PT in the US and Canada; and 2 a.m. AEDT on Sunday, March 3, in Australia)

How to watch the Fulham vs. Brighton game online from anywhere using a VPN

If you find yourself unable to view the game locally, you may need a different way to watch the game -- that's where using a VPN can come in handy. A VPN is also the best way to stop your ISP from throttling your speeds on game day by encrypting your traffic, and it's also a great idea if you're traveling and find yourself connected to a Wi-Fi network, and you want to add an extra layer of privacy for your devices and logins. 

With a VPN, you're able to virtually change your location on your phone, tablet or laptop to get access to the game. So if your internet provider or mobile carrier has stuck you with an IP address that incorrectly shows your location in a blackout zone, a VPN can correct that problem by giving you an IP address in your correct, nonblackout area. Most VPNs, like our Editors' Choice, ExpressVPN, make it really easy to do this. 

Using a VPN to watch or stream sports is legal in any country where VPNs are legal, including the US, UK and Canada, as long as you have a legitimate subscription to the service you're streaming. You should be sure your VPN is set up correctly to prevent leaks: Even where VPNs are legal, the streaming service may terminate the account of anyone it deems to be circumventing correctly applied blackout restrictions. 

Looking for other options? Be sure to check out some of the other great VPN deals taking place right now.

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ExpressVPN is our current best VPN pick for people who want a reliable and safe VPN, and it works on a variety of devices. It's normally $13 a month, and you can sign up for ExpressVPN and save 35% -- the equivalent of $8.32 a month -- if you get an annual subscription. 

Note that ExpressVPN offers a 30-day money-back guarantee.

Livestream Fulham vs. Brighton in the US

Saturday's Fulham vs. Brighton match is streaming on Peacock. You'll need a Peacock Premium or Premium Plus account to catch the game live. 

NBC's streaming service, Peacock, offers access to all the matches of this season's Premier League that aren't shown on cable. You'll need to have a Peacock Premium or Premium Plus account to stream games live, which costs $6 a month or $60 per year.

Can I livestream the Fulham vs. Brighton game in the UK?

No broadcaster has the rights to show this game live in the UK, due to the traditional Saturday 3 p.m. kickoff blackout, which prohibits matches being shown in the region at that time in order to protect attendances throughout the English football pyramid. 

That also means that if you're in the UK traveling for pleasure or for work, you're unlikely to be able to watch the game like you normally would at home, thanks to geo-blocking. 

There is one option to get around this, however. By using a VPN, as explained above, you can set your location to a country where the match is being broadcast and go from there.

Livestream the Fulham vs. Brighton game in Canada

If you want to stream Fulham vs. Brighton live in Canada, you'll need to subscribe to Fubo. The service has exclusive rights for this Premier League season. 

Fubo is the go-to destination for Canadians looking to watch the EPL this season with exclusive streaming rights to every game. It costs CA$25 per month, though you can save some cash by paying quarterly or annually. 

Livestream the Fulham vs. Brighton game in Australia 

Football fans Down Under can watch this EPL fixture on streaming service Optus Sport, which is showing every single Premier League game live in Australia this season. 

With exclusive rights to screen every EPL match live this season, as well as German Bundesliga and Spanish La Liga games, streaming service Optus Sport is a particularly big draw for Aussie soccer fans.

If you're already an Optus network customer you can bag Optus Sport for a reduced price, with discounts bringing the price down to as low as AU$7 per month. If you're not, a standalone monthly subscription to the service starts at AU$25.

Quick tips for streaming the Premier League using a VPN 

  • With four variables at play -- your ISP, browser, video streaming provider and VPN -- your experience and success when streaming EPL matches may vary.
  • If you don't see your desired location as a default option for ExpressVPN, try using the "search for city or country" option.
  • If you're having trouble getting the game after you've turned on your VPN and set it to the correct viewing area, there are two things you can try for a quick fix. First, log into your streaming service subscription account and make sure the address registered for the account is an address in the correct viewing area. If not, you may need to change the physical address on file with your account. Second, some smart TVs -- like Roku -- don't have VPN apps you can install directly on the device itself. Instead, you'll have to install the VPN on your router or the mobile hotspot you're using (like your phone) so that any device on its Wi-Fi network now appears in the correct viewing location.
  • All of the VPN providers we recommend have helpful instructions on their main site for quickly installing the VPN on your router. In some cases with smart TV services, after you install a cable network's sports app, you'll be asked to verify a numeric code or click a link sent to your email address on file for your smart TV. This is where having a VPN on your router will also help, since both devices will appear to be in the correct location. 
  • And remember, browsers can often give away a location despite using a VPN, so be sure you're using a privacy-first browser to log into your services. We normally recommend Brave.