The two teams in the Aston Villa vs Sheffield Utd live stream could hardly be having more contrasting seasons. By the end of this match, they could be at the exact opposite ends of the table. There is a lot at stake — and you can watch it from anywhere with a VPN.
Unai Emery’s high-flying Villans have arguably been the team of the season and can go top of the Premier League with a win today. Meanwhile, the Blades are rock bottom and the return of Chris Wilder has not yet changed things. What's more, Aston Villa simply do not lose at home – they are on a record-breaking 15-match winning streak at Villa Park.
Unlike their free-scoring opponents, Sheffield Utd struggle to find the back of the net. Indeed they've scored just one-third of the goals Villa have so far. When combined with their inability to keep a clean sheet, it is easy to see why they are in their current predicament. Ollie Watkins and co. will fancy their chances of adding to their goal tally.
The Villans are without some key players though. Boubacar Kamara is suspended, while Youri Tielemans, Leon Bailey and Pau Torres are all injury doubts. The Blades also have up to seven players absent through injury.
Here's how they line up:
Aston Villa: Martinez, Cash, Konsa, Lenglet, Digne, Douglas Luiz, McGinn, Bailey, Ramsey, Diaby, Watkins
Sheffield Utd: Foderingham, Bogle, Robinson, Trusty, Larouci, Ben Slimane, Baldock, Vinicius Souza, Norwood, Brooks, Archer
Shocks happen, and the visitors may yet get their new manager bounce. One thing you can guarantee is that the players will give it all for Wilder. Make sure you know how to watch Premier League live streams from anywhere.
How to watch Aston Villa vs Sheffield Utd live streams wherever you are
The Aston Villa vs Sheff Utd live stream will be shown on many different channels around 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 is ExpressVPN, thanks to its combination of superb speed, great customer service and excellent 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.
Using a VPN is incredibly simple.
1. Install the VPN of your choice. As we've said, ExpressVPN is a good choice.
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 TV or another service and watch the game.
How to watch Aston Villa vs Sheffield Utd live stream in the U.S.
Viewers in the U.S. can watch the Aston Villa vs Sheffield Utd 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. New users often get a discount on their first month.
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 the Aston Villa vs Sheffield Utd live stream by using a VPN.
How to watch the Aston Villa vs Sheffield Utd live stream in the U.K.
Sky Sports has the Aston Villa vs Sheffield Utd live stream in the U.K., so if you already have a Sky subscription that doesn't include Sports, you'll need to pay £15/month to add those channels. The game will be shown on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League.
Whichever package you go for, you'll also gain access to coverage in 4K and HDR, so long as you also have an HDR-ready Sky Q box and HLG-compatible TV.
Sky Glass is another option. This gives you Sky TV within a 4K TV that has a built-in Dolby Atmos soundbar, and without the need for a dish. Prices start at £14/month for the TV, plus a Sky sub on top of that.
If you don't want to shell out for a full Sky subscription, you could also consider Sports Membership from the Now streaming service. This gives you 24-hour access for £11.98 or month-long access for £34.99. And right now there's a special offer where if you commit to a year, you pay the equivalent of £26 a month.
All sounds great, right? But if you're not in the U.K., you can still follow the Aston Villa vs Sheffield Utd live stream by using one of the best VPN services, such as ExpressVPN.
How to watch the Aston Villa vs Sheff Utd live stream in Canada
Canadians can watch the Aston Villa vs Sheffield Utd live stream on Fubo, the home of Premier League soccer in Canada.
The Essentials plan 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 to trick their streaming device into thinking it's back in the great white north.
How to watch the Aston Villa vs Sheffield Utd live stream in Australia
Aussies can watch the Aston Villa vs Sheffield Utd 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 Sheffield Utd live stream in New Zealand
Kiwis can access the Aston Villa vs Sheffield Utd 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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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.