Aston Villa vs Crystal Palace live stream: How to watch Premier League game online and on TV, team news

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The Aston Villa vs Crystal Palace live stream is one of seven matches taking place in the English Premier League on Saturday. Both teams are seeking a third win of the season — and you can watch Aston Villa vs Crystal Palace live from anywhere with a VPN.

Aston Villa vs Crystal Palace live stream, Date, Time, Channels

The Aston Villa vs Crystal Palace live stream takes place today (Sep. 16).
Time: 3 p.m. BST / 10 a.m. ET / 7 a.m. PT / 12 a.m. AEDT (Sep. 17)
• U.S. — Watch on Peacock
• Watch anywhere — try ExpressVPN 100% risk free

Nicolo Zaniolo is included in the Aston Villa XI, with Unai Emery opting for a four-man backline for this game.

Paddy McCarthy will lead the Crystal Palace team at Villa Park after Roy Hodgson was taken ill. The visitors hand starts to Chris Richards and Will Hughes in place of injured duo Marc Guehi and Jefferson Lerma.

Emery's side got their campaign off to a terrible start, suffering a 5-1 defeat by Newcastle United in gameweek one. They responded with back-to-back triumphs over Everton and Burnley, before losing to Liverpool prior to the international break.

Villa finished seventh last term and will be looking to challenge for the top six this time around. They've had a few struggles defensively, though, shipping nine goals in total and conceding in three of their four matches so far. Emery, renowned for his organization skills, will be working hard to improve his side's defensive record.

Crystal Palace have made solid start with two wins, a draw and a loss. Their most recent fixture was a 3-2 victory over Wolves, with the Eagles producing some fantastic attacking soccer at Selhurst Park.

Roy Hodgson is widely perceived as a cautious manager, but since his return to the club, in March, Palace have tried to play on the front foot whenever possible. They will not sit back and hope for the best when they travel to Birmingham this weekend.

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How to watch the Aston Villa vs Crystal Palace live stream wherever you are

The Aston Villa vs Crystal Palace 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.

Our favorite right now is ExpressVPN, thanks to its combination of superb speed, great customer service and excellent device support. It also offers a no-questions-asked 30-day money-back guarantee, so you could check it out without having to sign up long-term.

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Using a VPN is incredibly simple.

1. Install the VPN of your choice. As we've said, ExpressVPN 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 Peacock or another service and watch the game.

How to watch the Aston Villa vs Crystal Palace live stream in the U.S.

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Soccer fans in the U.S. can watch the Aston Villa vs Crystal Palace live stream on Peacock, NBC's streaming service. To tune in, you'll need to be signed up for either a Premium subscription ($5.99/month) or Premium Plus ($11.99/month, which also gets rid of some ads.).

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

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Can you watch the Aston Villa vs Crystal Palace live stream in the U.K.?

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Unfortunately, there will be no Aston Villa vs Crystal Palace 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 ExpressVPN.

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.

How to watch the live stream in Canada

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

The Essentials plan with 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 that still want their low-price alternative can use a VPN such as ExpressVPN to trick their streaming device into thinking it's back in the great white north.

How to watch the Aston Villa vs Crystal Palace live stream in Australia

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Aussies can watch the Aston Villa vs Crystal Palace live stream 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 to watch all the action on your Optus account, as if you were back home.

How to watch the Aston Villa vs Crystal Palace live stream in New Zealand

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Kiwis can access the Aston Villa vs Crystal Palace live stream via Sky Sport. This costs $63.98 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 $24.99/week, $44.99/month or $449.99/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

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Greg Lea

Greg Lea is a freelance soccer journalist from London, England. He primarily covers the English Premier League for Tom's Guide, but also has experience covering other European competitions such as the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League. He is the former editor of soccer blog The Set Pieces and has had his work published in the Guardian, FourFourTwo, Goal.com, ESPN and many more. He became a Crystal Palace fan after watching a 1-0 loss to Port Vale in 1998, and once got on the scoresheet in a primary school game against Wilfried Zaha's Whitehorse Manor (if you're not clued up on English soccer players, Zaha went on to become one of Palace's greatest wingers).