With the new season of football upon us, we are all keen to keep up with the latest news and matches.

To watch the matches legally, you will need to subscribe to both Sky Sports and BT Sport, as they hold the licence for the most matches. If you were to pick one, as usual, Sky is your best choice as it continues to dominate the coverage, with the rights to show 128 games in multiple time slots during the 2019/20 season, while BT has 32 Saturday lunchtime matches and 20 mid-week games.

For those that like a flutter, thanks to the internet, you don’t even have to go down to the bookies anymore, with sites like Mobilebet covering dozens of sports across the globe. 

Not all the apps below are specific to football, but they are all well-reviewed and great for sports fans.

For football fans, Sky Sports is probably the best app you can have, especially if you have Sky Sports at home. Using this app, you will be able to stream all of your favourite events, including 126 Premier League matches and 112 EFL Championship matches from the Live TV section. You get access to all the other sports channels too which includes F1 and racing.

The BBC Sport app offers the latest sports news, live-action, scores and highlights. You can set the app up with your own personalised new sports notifications, so you can get the latest scores from your favourite team even when not watching the match. There are even video and image notifications allowing you some access to the action at the game.

This app will also allow you to listen to BBC Radio 5 live and BBC Radio 5 live sports which is perfect for keeping track of the game as it happens while you are on the move.

With over 800K reviews and nearly a 5-star rating, this has to be one of the best-reviewed sporting apps on the Play Store.

365Scores is ideal for people that want to follow multiple sports around the world. There is 24/7 live coverage of 10 different sports and over 2,000 leagues: Live Score Centre, Breaking Sports News, in-depth Stats, upcoming Fixtures, real-time League Tables, Transfer updates and more.

  • Fantasy Football Premier League

Fantasy Football is always a popular way to make the football season a little more enjoyable, this is the official app from the FA and with over a 100k reviews at nearly 5-stars so it is about the best option there is for the Premier League.

  • ESPN

Similar to 365Scores you never need to miss another sporting moment with up-to-the-minute scores, latest news & a range of video content.

  • LiveScore

Another popular way to get the latest scores and notifications for dozens of sports across the world. You get in-depth coverage for football, tennis, cricket, basketball and hockey means you can follow your team no matter what sport, competition or league they play in. You can also get breaking sports stories in the ‘news’ section, perfect for all player transfer updates and Fantasy Football prep.

  • Live Football TV

This one perhaps skirts some laws allowing you to watch sports that would typically cost you money to watch.

With over 11k reviews and over a 4-star rating it is quite popular, and they claim to allow you to watch Live Football Premier League, Primeira Liga, Ligue Football, Live Soccer, UFC Fight Night games.

I wouldn’t rely on this as your primary source of live matches, but if you have no other option, it is worth a try.

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