Nottm Forest vs Blackpool live stream: How to watch FA Cup third round game online and for free, team news

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The Nottm Forest vs Blackpool live stream sees the visitors look to reach the fourth round of the FA Cup for the second straight year — and you can watch from anywhere with a VPN.

The Nottm Forest vs Blackpool live stream, Date, Time, Channels

The Nottm Forest vs Blackpool live stream takes place today (Jan 7).
Time: 2 p.m. GMT / 9 a.m. ET / 6 a.m. PT / 1 a.m. AEDT (Jan. 8)
• U.S. — ESPN Plus
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Exactly one year ago, Nottm Forest were humbled at the hands of Championship strugglers Blackpool. Then manager Steve Cooper made numerous changes to his team and paid the price as the Seasiders produced a thumping victory thanks to goals from Marvin Ekpiteta, Ian Poveda, CJ Hamilton and Jerry Yates.

That proved to be the highlight of a dire campaign as Blackpool were relegated and parted ways with manager Michael Appleton. Now with Neil Critchley back in charge, they currently sit eighth in League One and made the third round thanks to victories over Bromley and Forest Green.

There’s also been plenty of change at Forest with Cooper recently sacked and replaced with former Wolves and Tottenham boss Nuno Espírito Santo. The Portuguese manager has quickly made his mark on the team, with his more pragmatic approach leading to victories over Newcastle and Man Utd.


Nottingham Forest XI: Vlachodimos; Worral, Gibbs-White, Wood, Hudson-Odoi, Toffolo, Dominguez, Yates, Danilo, Monteil, Murillo.

Subs: Turner, Nuno, Mangala, Williams, McKenna, Omobamidele, Aguilera, Osong, Gardner

Blackpool XI: Grimshaw, Connolly, Husband, Gabriel, Norburn, Morgan, Dembele, Rhodes, Casey, Hamilton, Lyons.

Subs: O'Donnell, Dale, Joseph, Carey, Dougall, Virtue, Ekpiteta, Thompson, Oakley-Boothe.

Can Forest make it three wins in a row? Or will Blackpool cause another major shock? Tune in to find out as we explain all the ways to get a Nottm Forest vs Blackpool live stream where you are.  

How to watch the Nottm Forest vs Blackpool live stream wherever you are

The Nottm Forest vs Blackpool live stream will be shown on many different channels across the world, but what if you're not in your home country and want to watch it on your usual service?

The answer is to use a VPN, or virtual private network. A VPN will let you tune into your home coverage from wherever you are — meaning that if you're abroad, you can use one of the best VPN services to watch the games live as if you were in your lounge.

Our favorite right now is ExpressVPN, thanks to its combination of superb speed, great customer service and excellent device support. It also offers a no-questions-asked 30-day money-back guarantee, so you could check it out without having to sign up long-term.


Speed, security and simplicity combine to make ExpressVPN our favorite VPN service. In our testing, we were impressed by its fast connection times and by its ability to access more than 3,000 services in 160 locations across 94 countries. A 30-day money-back guarantee is another bonus.

Using a VPN is incredibly simple.

1. Install the VPN of your choice. As we've said, ExpressVPN is our favorite.

2. Choose the location you wish to connect to in the VPN app. For instance, if you're in the U.K. and want to view a U.S. service, you'd select U.S. from the list.

3. Sit back and enjoy the action. Head to ESPN Plus or another service and watch the game.

How to watch Nottm Forest vs Blackpool from abroad

How to watch Nottm Forest vs Blackpool live streams in the U.S.

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Viewers in the U.S. can watch the Nottm Forest vs Blackpool live stream on ESPN Plus through the ESPN App on a range of devices. While an ESPN Plus subscription does not give you access to regular ESPN content, it will grant you access to thousands of live events, original shows and series that can't be found anywhere else (not even on the standard ESPN service). ESPN+ is available for $10.99 a month or $109.99 a year. 

Even better ESPN Plus is available in a bundle with both Hulu and Disney Plus for $24.99 a month. That gets you all of the ESPN Plus events, top Hulu shows like It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, as well as the Disney Star Wars library.

If you already use ESPN Plus but aren't in the U.S. right now, you can watch the Nottm Forest vs Blackpool live stream by using a VPN such as ExpressVPN.

Can you watch the Nottm Forest vs Blackpool live stream in the U.K.?

Unfortunately, the Nottm Forest vs Blackpool live stream is not one of the FA Cup games that's being broadcast by either BBC or ITV in the U.K.

However, if you're in the U.K. right now but usually live somewhere where the game is being shown, you can still watch via the services you access in your home country. All you'll need is one of the best VPNs, like ExpressVPN

How to watch the Nottm Forest vs Blackpool live stream in Canada

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Canadians can watch the Nottm Forest vs Blackpool live stream on Sportsnet which has exclusive rights to the FA Cup in Canada. 

To watch the FA Cup on Sportsnet and its streaming service SN Now, you will need a Sportsnet premium subscription. This requires a monthly subscription of $34.99 but comes with access to a whole host of other sports from across the world. There is also an annual subscription that works out at around $20.99 a month. 

If you live in Canada and already subscribe to Sportsnet, but aren't at home right now, you can still watch a Nottm Forest vs Blackpool live stream by using a quality VPN like ExpressVPN.

How to watch the Nottm Forest vs Blackpool live stream in Australia

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Aussie soccer fans can watch the entire FA Cup live on Paramount Plus including the Nottm Forest vs Blackpool live stream. The streaming service is AU$9.99 and also has a plethora of other content such as MTV and Nickelodeon. 

Not in Australia right now? You can simply use a VPN to watch all the action on Paramount Plus as if you were back home. ExpressVPN is out top pick of the options out there.   

How to watch the Nottm Forest vs Blackpool live stream in New Zealand

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Kiwis can access the Nottm Forest vs Blackpool live stream via Sky Sport Now. This costs $24.99/week, $44.99/month or $449.99/year. 

Not at home in New Zealand right now? You can still follow every game by using one of the best VPN services, such as ExpressVPN

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