The cost of watching football on TV has been increasing for many years, but armchair fans are slowly being priced out of being able to watch the beautiful game from the comfort of their own home. 

Football fanatics in the UK are faced with the highest costs, with monthly fees just under £70.

Premier League followers and football betting fans will require three separate subscriptions in order to enjoy all 200 televised games during the course of the 2019/2020 season.

The arrival of Amazon Prime has increased costs yet again for top-flight fans, with the online streaming service winning the rights to broadcast twenty fixtures during the course of the campaign. 

Spanish supporters are set to spend the least on their TV subscriptions, with the majority of La Liga fixtures set to be broadcast on Movistar TV. This can be added to a BeIN Connect subscription for a relatively affordable €16.99 per month.

Eight of the ten matches each weekend will be shown on this service, with a ninth fixture shown free to air on GOL TV – with this sure to be popular with those looking to take advantage of the live betting markets. 

In Italy, Serie A followers and sports betting fans now require two separate packages to enjoy all the action from the domestic top flight, with DAZN recently starting to broadcast three matches per weekend.

The online platform is available at a relatively inexpensive €9.99 per month, meaning that Italian supporters won't be left out of pocket during the course of the campaign. 

Bundesliga followers have also seen the cost of watching football increase in recent years, with Sky Sports charging €44.99 per month for the full sports package.

Eurosport have obtained the rights for Friday night fixtures, with the occasional Sunday game for German football fans charged an extra €6.99 for this service. 

With the Premier League considered to be the "Best League in the World", it is unsurprising that English football fans are keen to renew their subscriptions each year.

Compared to their Spanish and Italian counterparts, where some can even watch matches for free via betting sites, supporters in the UK are set to be charged an extortionate amount to follow every single top-flight encounter next season.

The rising costs of following domestic football are showing very few signs of slowing down across the whole of Europe, which has led some fans to use streaming sites such as Footybite and MamaHD to stream live football.

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