The Aston Villa vs Brentford live stream pits newly managerless Villa against a Brentford side enjoying life in the top half of the table — and you can watch it from anywhere with a VPN (opens in new tab).
Aston Villa vs Brentford live stream takes place today (Sunday, October 23).
► Time 2 p.m. BST / 9 a.m. ET / 6 a.m. PT / 12 a.m. AEDT (Oct. 24)
• U.S. — Watch on Peacock (opens in new tab) (requires Premium sub)
• Watch anywhere — try ExpressVPN 100% risk free (opens in new tab)
The Steven Gerrard era is over at Aston Villa. In truth it never really got going. Despite spending big on attacking midfielders like Phillipe Coutinho, Leon Bailey and Emi Buendia in recent summers, Villa have one of the lowest expected goals in the Premier League this season, and it should not come as a surprise that they are among the league’s lowest goalscorers. The problems don’t end in the defensive area of the pitch either. Holding midfielder Boubacar Kamara, who arrived from Marseille in the summer, is injured until after the World Cup and left-backs Luca Digne and Ludwig Augustinsson are both out of this game. Although their opponents are yet to win away from home this season, the last time the Bees came to Villa Park, the game ended in a 1-1 draw. Villa will be desperate for a performance to start to put a difficult period behind them.
Brentford are flying high in the top-half of the table. Thomas Frank has built on a successful first season in the Premier League (finishing 13th) and Brentford look like they belong at this level now. Ivan Toney has been the obvious star for the Bees with an impressive eight goals in 12 games, just one away from England captain Harry Kane, surely putting him in contention for the England's World Cup squad. Brentford could do with someone sharing the burden with Toney however as other than the Englishman, no one has scored more than two league goals. Brentford’s squad depth has been tested by injuries this season and with Pontus Jansson, Christian Norgaard and Aaron Hickey still injured, that doesn’t look set to change until after the tournament break.
Villa will be hoping a change is as good as a rest and a home win would go a long way to satisfy some disgruntled fans. Conversely, Brentford will be looking to keep the good times rolling as they start a run of facing three teams caught in a relegation battle. All of this makes the Aston Villa vs Brentford live stream a fascinating watch.
Here's how they line up:
Brentford: Raya; Jorgensen, Pinnock, Ajer; Roeslev, Onyeka, Janelt, Jensen, Henry; Mbeumo, Toney.
Aston Villa: Martinez, Cash, Konsa, Mings, Young; Dendoncker, Luiz, Buendia; Bailey, Watkins, Ings.
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How to watch the Aston Villa vs Brentford live stream wherever you are
The Aston Villa vs Brentford live stream 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?
The answer is to use a VPN, or virtual private network. A VPN will let you tune into your home coverage from wherever you are — meaning that if you're abroad, you can use one of the best VPN services to watch the games live as if you were in your lounge.
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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 Peacock or another service and watch the game.
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How to watch the Aston Villa vs Brentford live stream in the US
Soccer fans in the U.S. can watch the Aston Villa vs Brentford live stream on Peacock (opens in new tab), NBC's streaming service. To tune in, you'll need to be signed up for either a Premium subscription ($4.99/month) or Premium Plus ($9.99/month, which also gets rid of ads.)
If you're outside of the U.S. but still have the right Peacock subscription, you can watch the Aston Villa vs Brentford live stream by using a VPN such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab).
In addition to showing selected Premier League 22/23 live streams, Peacock (opens in new tab) also has a huge library of licensed content drawn from various brands. That includes shows like 30 Rock, The Voice, Battlestar Galactica, Law & Order: SVU and This Is Us.
How to watch the Aston Villa vs Brentford live stream in Canada
Canadians can watch the Aston Villa vs Brentford live stream on Fubo.TV (opens in new tab), the new home of Premier League soccer in Canada.
That's a change from last season, where the action was on DAZN, and it also results in a slightly higher price of CAN$24.99 where DAZN was $20. That's for the Essentials plan, which gets you all Premier League matches, all Serie A matches plus 29 channels including BeInSports and MLB Network. The $39.99 Premium plan adds 20 entertainment channels and more on top of that.
Canadians stuck abroad that still want their low-price alternative can use a VPN such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) to trick their streaming device into thinking it's back in the great white north.
How to watch the Aston Villa vs Brentford live stream in the UK
Aston Villa vs Brentford kicks off at 3 p.m. BST in the U.K., but the game isn't one of those being shown on any of the usual providers — Sky Sports, BT Sport and Amazon Prime.
If, however, you're an American or Canadian (or from any other country with a legitimate live stream service for Aston Villa vs Brentford) and are only in the U.K. temporarily, you can still watch services from your home country. All you'll need is one of the best VPN services, like ExpressVPN (opens in new tab).
Highlights will of course be shown on Match of the Day, which is scheduled for 10.25 p.m. BST and available via the BBC iPlayer (opens in new tab).
How to watch the Aston Villa vs Brentford live stream in Australia
Aussies can watch the Aston Villa vs Brentford live stream on Optus Sport (opens in new tab), 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 to watch all the action on your Optus account, as if you were back home.
How to watch the Aston Villa vs Brentford live stream in New Zealand
Kiwis can access the Aston Villa vs Brentford live stream via Sky Sport (opens in new tab). This costs $60.98 NZD per month, or you could go for the Sky Sport Now service, which gives you just the Sport channels but for a reduced cost of $19.99/week / $39.99/month or $399/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 ExpressVPN (opens in new tab).