West Ham vs Aston Villa live stream: How to watch Premier League game online today, team news

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West Ham take on Aston Villa in a match that will have a major bearing on who qualifies for which European competition next season. These teams put in impressive performances on Thursday and will hope to build on that in the Premier League. You can watch it from anywhere with a VPN

West Ham vs Aston Villa live stream, Date, Time, Channels

West Ham vs Aston Villa live streams will be available today (Mar. 17).
Time: 2 p.m. GMT / 9 a.m. ET / 6 a.m. PT / 1 a.m. AEDT (Mar. 18)
• U.S. — USA via Sling TV
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They did though get poor results last weekend. The Irons needed a very late goal to grab a point relegation-threatened Burnley. Spurs blew away the Villains, although the North London side's defeat at Fulham yesterday means Unai Emery's team remain in a strong position to qualify for the Champions League.

David Moyes’s side were seriously impressive in their 5-0 defeat of Freiburg. They had fitness concerns after Lucas Paqueta had to be withdrawn in that match, but he is fit to start. He adds to the threat posed by Jared Bowen and Mohammed Kudus.

Emery feared star striker Ollie Watkins would be unavailable but he too has recovered from a knock against Ajax. However, Diego Carlos is out after picking up an injury midweek. John McGinn is suspended.

These two teams offer rather different styles. The hosts are often criticized for their more defensive approach, while the visitors have played some exciting, free-flowing football this season. They won 4-1 in the reverse fixture and will be looking to repeat the feat in East London.

Here's how they line up:

West Ham: Areola, Coufal, Mavropanos, Zouma, Emerson, Alvarez, Soucek, Bowen, Paqueta, Kudus, Antonio

Aston Villa: Martinez, Konsa, Lenglet, Torres, Moreno, Bailey, Tielemans, Luiz, Rogers, Duran, Watkins

You’ll want to catch a West Ham vs Aston Villa live stream, and we’ve got all the details you need down below.  Plus, make sure you don’t miss any of the EPL action by checking out how to watch Premier League live streams.

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How to watch the West Ham vs Aston Villa live stream wherever you are

West Ham vs Aston Villa live streams will be shown on many different channels across the world, but what if you're not in your home country and want to watch it on your usual service?

You can still watch West Ham vs Aston Villa live thanks to the wonders of a VPN (Virtual Private Network). The software allows your devices to appear to be back in your home country regardless of where in the world you are, making it ideal for soccer fans away on vacation or on business. Our favorite is NordVPN. It's the best on the market:


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Using a VPN is incredibly simple.

1. Install the VPN of your choice. As we've said, NordVPN is our favorite.

2. Choose the location you wish to connect to in the VPN app. For instance, if you're in the U.K. and want to view a U.S. service, you'd select U.S. from the list.

3. Sit back and enjoy the action. Head to Sling or another service and watch the game.

Watch West Ham vs Aston Villa in the U.S.

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How to watch the West Ham vs Aston Villa live stream in the U.S.

Viewers in the U.S. can watch a West Ham vs Aston Villa live stream on USA Network, which is available with most cable TV packages.

For cord-cutters, one option is Sling TV. The Sling Blue package is priced from $40 per month and it comes with more than 30 channels including USA.

Or you could go for Fubo. Its Pro Plan costs $75 per month but gives you 121 channels, including USA, plus lots more for sports fans to enjoy. USA is also in YouTube TV, Hulu + Live TV and DirecTV Stream.

If you're outside of the U.S. but have one of these subscriptions, you can watch a West Ham vs Aston Villa live stream by using a VPN such as NordVPN.

Sling TV

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How to watch West Ham vs Aston Villa in the U.K.

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How to watch the West Ham vs Aston Villa live stream in the U.K.

Unfortunately, there will be no West Ham vs Aston Villa live stream in the U.K. That's because the match has not been picked to be shown on TV.

U.S. fans visiting the U.K. can use one of the best VPN services to access their usual streaming service from abroad. We recommend NordVPN.

As it stands, live Premier League rights are split three ways in the U.K. between Sky Sports, TNT Sports and Amazon Prime Video.

For the 23/24 season, Sky Sports is set to show 128 matches live, while TNT Sports will show 52 matches live, including every Saturday lunchtime kick-off. Amazon Prime Video will broadcast 20 matches including the Boxing Day schedule.

Watch West Ham vs Aston Villa in Canada

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How to watch the West Ham vs Aston Villa live stream in Canada

Canadians can watch the West Ham vs Aston Villa live stream on Fubo, the home of Premier League soccer in Canada. 

The Essentials plan with DAZN gets you all Premier League matches, as well as games in Ligue 1, Serie A and the Coppa Italia plus 29 channels including BeINSports and MLB Network. It costs CAN$24.99 per month, but you can save up to 26% by purchasing an annual plan.

The Premium plan, priced at $39.99 per month, includes Premier League matches in 4K, as well as 20 entertainment channels.

Canadians stuck abroad who still want their low-price alternative can use a VPN such as NordVPN to make your streaming device believe it's back home in Canada.

Watch West Ham vs Aston Villa in Australia

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How to watch the West Ham vs Aston Villa live stream in Australia

Aussies can watch the West Ham vs Aston Villa game on Optus Sport, which has the rights to all 380 Premier League games this season. Optus can be accessed via a dedicated mobile or tablet app, and also on Chromecast and Apple TV and costs $24.99 AUD per month. An Annual Pass is also available for $199 AUD/year.

Not in Australia right now? You can simply use a VPN like NordVPN to watch all the action on your Optus account as if you were back home.

Watch West Ham vs Aston Villa in New Zealand

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How to watch the West Ham vs Aston Villa live stream in New Zealand

Kiwis can access a West Ham vs Aston Villa live stream via Sky Sport Now. This costs $24.99 per week, $44.99 per month or $449.99 per year. 

Not at home in New Zealand right now? You can still follow every game by using one of the best VPN services, such as NordVPN

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Charlotte Henry is a journalist who has covered all things tech and media for a number of years for various publications. She reported in-depth as tech companies became media companies and vice versa. In her newsletter, The Addition, she focuses on the ever-changing streaming ecosystem as the likes of Netflix, Apple TV+ and Disney+ fight for supremacy. Charlotte is also a close follower of sport (she’s a Spurs fan…) watching everything from Premier League football to Major League Baseball. Charlotte’s first book “Not Buying It: The Facts Behind Fake News” was published in 2019. Away from work, she can often be found at heavy metal concerts and festivals.