Serbia vs Scotland on TV: how to watch the Euro 2020 play-off game for free, what Pick TV channels it’s on and kick off time

The winner of Scotland vs Serbia will claim a place at Euro 2020
Scotland face Serbia in a winner-takes all play-off on Thursday night (Getty Images)Scotland face Serbia in a winner-takes all play-off on Thursday night (Getty Images)
Scotland face Serbia in a winner-takes all play-off on Thursday night (Getty Images)

With a win tonight Scotland will seal its place in a major tournament for the first time in over 20 years.

There will be no Tartan Army in attendance at the Rajko Mitic Stadium in Belgrade, but a large fraction of the country’s population will cheer on from their living rooms come kick off on Thursday night (12 November).

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And the good news for the thousands tuning in is that the game will be free to view.

Serbia meanwhile are looking to qualify for their first ever European Championship.

Here's what you need to know about watching Scotland’s crunch fixture with Serbia.

What time is kick-off?

Proceedings get underway in Serbia at 7.45pm GMT on Thursday night.

Fellow home nation Northern Ireland will also be kicking off its winner-takes-all match at 7.45pm.

How can I watch the game for free?

A campaign launched by the Hampden Collection and by the Scotsman will see Scotland’s biggest fixture in over a decade free-to-view.

With millions of Scots subject to strict coronavirus restrictions, Sky Sports have agreed to air the game for free.

Scotland fans can roar the team on from a distance by tuning in to Sky One, Pick and Sky Sports Football.

Pick TV can be found on the following channels:


Pick HD: Channel 159

Pick SD: Channel 895

Virgin Media

Pick HD: Channel 165


Pick SD: Channel 35


Pick HD: Channel 147

How can I stream the game?

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Sky subscribers can tune in to watch the game via the SkyGo app.

Alternatively, non-subscribers can pay a one-off fee to watch the game on the streaming platform NowTV.

A daily pass with NowTV costs £9.99, while a monthly pass costs £33.99.

Where else can I stay updated?

The Scotsman will be providing updates to the match in Belgrade via a live blog.

If you don’t have access to a small screen, or simply can’t bear to watch the action unfold, you can tune into Sportsound on Radio Scotland for live buildup and coverage from 6pm.