Sky Match Games

It's match day. You haven't got a ticket and the pub just seems that little bit too far away. Well, you've got Sky Sports so you don't need to go anywhere. You can enjoy all the edge-of-your-seat excitement from the comfort of your sofa, on your own, with your family or with a bunch of mates.

So you've slung your lucky scarf around your neck, put the kettle on and it's nearly time for kick off. What else?

Make sure you enjoy the big match in style with these five top tips for enjoying the game at home:

1. GET YOUR MATES ROUND

Staying home doesn't mean you should miss out on banter and atmosphere. Call up the lads and ladettes and entice them over with some first class football and drinks. Then watch the build-up, talk tactics, argue over who should be on the bench and scream, shout and hug each other when the goals come rolling in.

2. STEP INTO THE GAME WITH SKY 3D

Now you can get closer to the action than many players do themselves. Just pop on your glasses and you're there. Watch Messi, Rooney and Suarez from the sidelines as they storm towards goal, avoid tackles, take penalties, dodge red cards and start scuffles. There really is no better way to experience football. Don't just watch it. Feel it with Sky 3D.

3. RELAX

Since you're watching the match from the comfort of your living room, why not do all the things you don't get to do at the game? Push the coffee table within foot's reach. Lie across the sofa. You don't even need to be fully dressed if you don't want to. Live it up to the max.

4. ROAM FROM ROOM TO ROOM WITH SKY GO

'We shall not, we shall not be moved' doesn't always work its charm. If the other half or the kids are battling you over what to watch, don't fret. Now there are other options. Sky Go allows you to watch the footie on up to two portable devices, so you can sneak off into another room and catch the match on your tablet, laptop, smartphone or PC. Win-win.

5. GET THE BEERS/TEAS/SARNIES READY

What activity isn't improved by the sweet, delicious taste of beer, wine, tea, coffee or a nice plateful of sarnies?

Now you've got the perfect viewing set up, it's down to the teams to do the rest. All together now: Here we go, here we go, here we go.