Whether catching your first Fall Classic or just checking out your baseball streaming options, many will be asking how to watch the 2021 World Series in the UK.
The Houston Astros and Atlanta Braves matchup in the 2021 Fall Classic on Tuesday, October, 26th. We’ve taken a look at World Series betting in our MLB picks, and we’re going to cover the 2021 World Series schedule in this piece.
Houston has World Series experience on their side and a stacked lineup.
Atlanta has a strong front three of its rotation and some white-hot bats, led by Eddie Rosario.
Starting with streaming and subscription options, here’s our look at everything you need to know for this month’s Fall Classic.
How to watch the 2021 World Series in the UK
Watching the World Series in the UK comes down to BT Sport and MLB.TV. BT has exclusive live rights to baseball in the UK with games often appearing on BT Sport’s ESPN channel. For the World Series in 2021, though, many will be shown on their main channel.
BT is available through various subscription packages including Virgin Media and Sky. It’s also home to plenty of college sports and football for fans to delve into throughout the year.
MLB.TV enables access to a catalogue of highlights packages and classic games on top of live viewing of the World Series. A 2021 subscription was reduced to just $26.99 at the start of September.
If you’ve already developed a baseball addiction, MLB.TV is a great value option. Fans can get access to thousands of games throughout the season and other content.
Streaming devices like a Google Chromecast or Amazon Fire Stick can help fans watch the 2021 World Series in the UK. If adding BT Sport to your subscription doesn’t work for you, you can simply cast the games from your mobile device to the TV. This is also an option for MLB.TV.
MLB will also share plenty of World Series highlights on their social media platforms throughout the Fall Classic. An array of MLB podcasts are available on Spotify, Google and Apple to keep up to date with the latest storylines.
World Series broadcasters and commentators
Fox Sports is broadcasting the 2021 World Series. Fans can opt for alternative commentary on the MLB TV app, but the majority will be listening to the Hall of Fame play-by-play of Joe Buck.
John Smoltz is the colour analyst for the series with Ken Rosenthal, Tom Verducci and Tom Rinaldi taking on the field reporting duties.
Kevin Burkhardt is hosting the pre-game with a trio of sluggers alongside him in Frank Thomas, David Ortiz and Alex Rodriguez.
2021 World Series schedule
- Game 1: Braves @ Astros, 1:09 am, 27th October
- Game 2: Braves @ Astros, 1:09am, 28th October
- Game 3: Astros @ Braves, 1:09am, 30th October
- Game 4: Astros @ Braves, 1:09am, 31st October
- Game 5: Astros @ Braves, 12:15am, 1st November (if necessary)
- Game 6: Braves @ Astros, 12:09am, 3rd November (if necessary)
- Game 7: Braves @ Astros, 12:09am, 4th November (if necessary)
World Series betting
A seasoned MLB bettor or learning how to bet on MLB, the World Series is bound to attract the attention of sports gamblers across the world.
Sports betting odds tab the Houston Astros as narrow favourites to win the series.
Houston is priced at -140 to take the series with Atlanta at +110.
Yordan Alvarez is the pre-series betting favourite to win World Series MVP at +800. The Astros DH is closely followed by Freddie Freeman at +900 with Jose Altuve and Eddie Rosario both sitting at +1000 ahead of Game 1.
Many are expecting a mightily close between these two teams. It’s +180 for this to go seven games.