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Birmingham City v Peterborough United live stream: How to watch the Championship from anywhere in the world

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Birmingham City v Peterborough United live stream, Tuesday 25 January, 7.45pm GMT

Peterborough United will be looking to boost their survival chances when they face Birmingham City on Tuesday night.

Posh are currently three points adrift of safety, but Reading's dismal form and their two games in hand offers hope that Darren Ferguson's side can get out of trouble. 

They will need to undergo a substantial improvement if they are to finish above the dreaded dotted line, though. Peterborough have only won one game since the end of October, and have lost 12 of their 13 away matches to date. That is surely unsustainable, and Ferguson will be desperate for a positive result at St Andrew's in the latest round of midweek fixtures in the Championship.

A victory here would put the pressure on Reading and Cardiff above them. The former have taken one point from the last 18 on offer; the latter, two. But Peterborough still need to do more to reel one of those teams in.

Birmingham are only four points above the drop zone but it would be a surprise to see them sucked into the relegation battle. They have a 12-point buffer above the bottom three and will extend that to 15 if they emerge victorious on Tuesday. 

Birmingham finished 18th last season and currently occupy the same position in the table, but Lee Bowyer's side are just five points adrift of the top half. Birmingham will hope a 2-1 victory over Barnsley at the weekend kick-starts an uptick which sees them get closer to the sanctuary of mid-table.

Jack Marriott is likely to begin the match on the bench for Peterborough, who will be without Dan Butler and Idris Kanu. Ronnie Edwards will undergo a late fitness test and West Brom loanee Callum Morton could make his Posh debut. Peterborough won the reverse fixture 3-0 and will be hoping for a similar outcome here.

Birmingham will have to make do without Ivan Sanchez, Marcel Oakley, Adan George and Troy Deeney for Tuesday's encounter.

Kick-off is at 7.45pm GMT on Tuesday 25 January. See below for international broadcast options.

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VPN guide

Use a VPN to watch Premier League football from outside your country

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If you’re out of the country for a round of Premier League fixtures, then annoyingly your domestic on-demand services won’t work – the broadcaster knows where you are because of your IP address (boo!). You'll be blocked from watching it, which is not ideal if you’ve paid up for a subscription and still want to catch the action without resorting to illegal feeds you’ve found on Reddit.

But assistance is on hand. To get around that, 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 t'internet, meaning the service can’t work out where you are and won't automatically block the service you've paid for. All the info going between is entirely encrypted – and that's a result.

There are plenty of good-value options out there, including:

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ExpressVPN including a 30-day, money-back guarantee

FourFourTwo’s brainy office mates TechRadar (opens in new tab) love its super speedy connections, trustworthy security and the fact it works with Android, Apple, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, PS4 and loads more. You also get a money-back guarantee, 24/7 support and it's currently available for a knockdown price. Go get it! 

NordVPN with quality mobile and desktop apps

A cheaper option and almost ExpressVPN's equal when it comes to quality, too. A single subscription covers six connections, so you can use it on mobile, laptop, streaming devices and more, all at the same time.

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UK TV rights

How to watch Premier League live streams for UK subscribers

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Sky Sports (opens in new tab) and BT Sport (opens in new tab) are the two main players once again, but Amazon (opens in new tab) also have a slice of the pie in 2021/22. 

US TV rights

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NBC Sports Group are the Premier League rights holders, with the Peacock Premium (opens in new tab) streaming platform showing even more than the 175 games it aired last season, with other matches split between NBCSN channel, CNBC and the over-the-air NBC broadcast channel. If you pick up a fuboTV subscription (opens in new tab) for the games not on Peacock Premium, you'll be able to watch every game.

Head back to our VPN advice so you can take advantage when you're out of the country. 

Canada TV rights

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DAZN (opens in new tab) subscribers can watch every single Premier League game in 2021/22 – and it gets better. After a one-month free trial, you'll only have to pay a rolling $20-a-month fee, or make it an annual subscription of $150.

The broadcaster also has all the rights to Champions League and Europa League games in Canada, too.

Want in while you're out of Canada? Scroll back up and check out the VPN offers above. 

Australia TV rights

How to watch Premier League live streams for Australian subscribers

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Optus Sport (opens in new tab) are offering every game of the Premier League season for just $14.99/month for non-subscribers, which you can get via a Fetch TV box (opens in new tab) and other friendly streaming devices.

To take advantage while you're not Down Under, follow the VPN advice towards the top of this page. 

New Zealand TV rights

How to watch a Premier League live stream for New Zealand subscribers

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Spark Sport (opens in new tab) are serving up all 380 games – plus various highlights and magazine shows throughout the week, as well as the Champions League – for $24.99 a month, after a seven-day free trial. 

It's also available via web browsers, Apple/Android devices, Google Chromecast and some Samsung TVs, and Apple TV and Smart TV compatibility new for this season.

Check out our VPN deals to watch when you’re not in New Zealand.

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Greg Lea is a freelance football journalist who's filled in wherever FourFourTwo needs him since 2014. He became a Crystal Palace fan after watching a 1-0 loss to Port Vale in 1998, and once got on the scoresheet in a primary school game against Wilfried Zaha's Whitehorse Manor (an own goal in an 8-0 defeat).