Watch French Ligue 1 football anywhere with a VPN

Published: Mar 15, 2016

Last Updated: Jul 31, 2017 @ 12:15 pm

Some of the best football players of all time hail from France: There’s Zinedine Zidane, who helped France win both the World Cup and the European Championships; Michel Platini, who won the Ballon d’Or three times; and Just Fontaine, who scored 13 goals in six games at the 1958 World Cup.

If you want to see skilful Gallic football every week, the French Ligue 1 is the championship for you. And with a VPN, it’s never been easier to catch every match online.

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How do VPNs work?

A VPN, or virtual private network, is a way of connecting to the internet via a different location. With a VPN, you can use an IP address from another country. And websites you visit will think you’re in that country.

With ExpressVPN, you can connect via 78 different countries. That’s a lot of streaming sports!

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When to watch the 2017-2018 Ligue 1 football season

Like all major European football seasons, Ligue 1 is played over winter from August to May. There’s a Christmas break of about three weeks. The 2017-2018 season starts on August 4th, 2017.

Ligue 1 matches often kick at the following (French/CET) times:

  • Saturdays at 2pm, 5pm and 8pm
  • Sundays at 2pm, 5pm and 9pm
  • Fridays at 8.30pm

Check the latest fixtures for specific game times. And don’t forget, the above times are French/CET!

Streaming guide: Catch Ligue 1 matches with a VPN

So you know when Ligue 1 games are played, now you gotta find out where they’re being streamed online. Not to worry! ExpressVPN is here to help. Below are the top options.

Check out Ligue 1 on BT Sport

If you live in the UK, BT Sport is your best bet for catching live streams of the games. You can use your VPN to watch them all in three easy steps.

  1. Connect to a UK ExpressVPN server.
  2. Go to and click ‘Watch Live.’ (You need a BT Sport subscription.)
  3. Start watching!

Watch Ligue 1 on beIN Sports 

In the U.S., Ligue 1 is aired on beIN Sports, and you can catch them all by:

  1. Connecting to a U.S. ExpressVPN server.
  2. Signing in at and click ‘LIVE.’ (A beIN Sports cable subscription is required.)
  3. Boom! Vive la soccer!

Can PSG catch up to Monaco?

Few teams have dominated their domestic league as completely as Les Parisiens have, but Monaco has climbed to the summit in impressive fashion and broken up PSG’s championship monopoly.

Can Edinson Cavani keep up his impressive goalscoring efforts and fire PSG to the top? Or are young talents Kylian Mbappe and Bernardo Silva about to taste sustained title glory with Monaco? Leave your comments below!

Most importantly, don’t forget to set up your VPN and secure your internet while you watch French Ligue 1!

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