Watch Athletic Bilbao Vs. RCD Espanyol Live Stream: Start Time, Preview, How To Watch La Liga Round 27 Opener

Two La Liga teams that could move up into a European slot, or down to relegation zone meet when Basque club Athletic Bilbao hosts RCD Espanyol.

Raul Garcia and Javi Fuego battle for the ball.
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Two La Liga teams that could move up into a European slot, or down to relegation zone meet when Basque club Athletic Bilbao hosts RCD Espanyol.

As Barcelona pulls away at the top of the La Liga table, headed for what now appears an inevitable second straight Spanish title, and third in four years, there remains plenty of intrigue at the mid-table level. One such match is set to open Round 27 in the Spanish top flight, as Athletic Bilbao and RCD Espanyol find themselves level at 33 points in 12th and 13th place, respectively, per Sky Sports. That means both teams are poised to push upward into a European qualification slot — or risk sinking toward the relegation zone, depending on what happens in their match that will live stream from Basque Country.

To find out how to watch a live stream of the Athletic Bilbao vs. RCD Espanyol Spanish La Liga Round 27 opening match on Friday, see the streaming information at the bottom of this article. Kickoff is set for 9 p.m. Central European Time on Friday, March 8, at 53,289-seat San Mamés Stadium in Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain.

In the United Kingdom, the live stream gets underway at 8 p.m. GMT, while in the United States, that start time will be 3 p.m. ET, noon PT. Fans in the republic of Indonesia can log in to the live stream at 3 a.m. on Saturday, March 9, Western Indonesian Time, 5 a.m. Eastern.

Espanyol come into the make-or-break clash on a five-match unbeaten run, according to Soccerway. At the same time, Athletic Club are riding a four-game home unbeaten run, with three wins — and they have not allowed a single goal in that 360-minute span on the San Mamés pitch. Espanyol have kept just a trio of clean sheets in their last seven away matches.

Inaki Williams run with the ball.
Inaki Williams leads Bilbao in goals with seven. Christof Koepsel / Getty Images

To watch a live stream of the Athletic Bilbao vs RCD Espanyol Spanish La Liga Friday match, go to BeIn Sports Connect USA, or download the BeIn Sports app for mobile devices. The BeIn Sports streaming service requires cable or satellite service subscriber login credentials from a carrier that offers BeIn Sports.

However, there is a way for La Liga fans to watch the opening match of Round 27 stream live for free without a cable subscription. Fans may sign up for a free trial of a streaming TV multi-channel package, such as the Sling TV international sports package, or Fubo TV. Both services require credit card information and subscription fees, but each offers a seven-day free trial, and before the expiration of that week-long period, fans can watch the Rojiblancos vs. Blanquiazules match live stream for free.

Another way to live stream the game is via Facebook Live, which offers a free video feed on the La Liga Facebook page.

In Spain, GOL TV will stream the Friday match. In the United Kingdom, a live stream of Athletic Bilbao vs RCD Espanyol will be offered by Eleven Sports. In Italy, the Athletic Bilbao-Espanyol La Liga contest will be streamed live by DAZN Italia. In Canada, every 2018-2019 La Liga match will be streamed live on the DAZN sports platform. And in Indonesia, BeIn Sports Indonesia will carry the live stream of the Basque Country showdown.

For a comprehensive list of outlets around the globe that may carry a live stream of Barcelona vs. Athletic Bilbao, see Live Soccer TV.