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Aston Villa vs Southampton live stream and how to watch Premier League game online, lineups

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The Aston Villa vs Southampton live stream will see the home side look to build on their impressive draw against Man City   — and you can watch it from anywhere with a VPN (opens in new tab).

Aston Villa vs Southampton live stream date, time, channels

The Aston Villa vs Southampton live stream takes place today (Friday, September 16).
Time 8 p.m. BST / 3 a.m. ET / 12 p.m. PT
• U.S. — Watch on USA via Sling (opens in new tab)
• U.K. — Watch on Sky Sports (opens in new tab)
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Aston Villa had ambitions of European qualification at the start of the season, but six games in and the side are hovering just above the relegation zone having only won once. However, their most recent result, a draw against Man City, has alleviated some of the pressure on manager Steven Gerrard. Nevertheless, many supporters are still not totally convinced by the Liverpool legend and he now needs a run of positive results if he wants to persuade fans he is the man to take the club forward. 

A good start would be finding a way to get the best out of Emi Buendia. The Argentinean winger is one of Villa’s best players, but he continues to start on the bench. This has become a real point of contention among the fanbase. Getting striker Ollie Watkins firing again will also be critical if Villa are to push up the table. The forward has only managed a single goal in the side’s opening six matches, but has also contributed a couple of assists as well. 

Southampton come into this game looking to bounce back from a slender defeat to Wolves in the last game week. The result was rather disappointing following a previous victory over Chelsea, but the Saints are nevertheless comfortable sitting in 12th in the Premier League table. Although, the fact the side are yet to keep a clean sheet this season and have conceded first in their last five Premier League games could be a cause for concern. 

Here's how they line up:

Aston Villa: Martínez, Young, Konsa, Mings, Digne Coutinho, Kamara, McGinn, Bailey, J Ramsey Watkins

Southampton: Bazunu, Walker-Peters, Bella-KotchapSalisu, Perraud, DialloDjenepo, Ward-Prowse, Elyounoussi, Aribo, A Armstrong, Adams

Can Aston Villa build on their impressive point against the reigning champions, or will Southampton come away from Villa Park with all three points? Find out by watching the Aston Villa vs Southampton live stream.

Plus, make sure you don't miss any of the weekend's action by checking out our full how to watch Premier League live streams hub. 

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

The Aston Villa vs Southampton 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 (opens in new tab), 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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Speed, security and simplicity combine to make ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) our favorite VPN service. In our testing, we were impressed by its fast connection times and by its ability to access more than 3,000 services in 160 locations across 94 countries. A 30-day money-back guarantee is another bonus.

Using a VPN is incredibly simple.

1. Install the VPN of your choice. As we've said, ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) 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 USA or another service and watch the game.

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How to watch the Aston Villa vs Southampton live stream in the US

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Soccer fans in the U.S. can watch the Aston Villa vs Southampton live stream on USA and on the NBC Sports (opens in new tab) website with a valid login. NBC can be accessed with one of the best TV antennas or through a cable TV package.

Another option would be Sling TV: the Sling Blue package costs just $35 per month and comes with more than 30 channels including NBC. 

Or you could go for Fubo.TV. Its Pro Plan costs $70 per month but gives you 121 channels, including NBC, plus lots more for sports fans to enjoy.

If you already use those services but aren't in the U.S. right now, you can watch the Aston Villa vs Southampton live stream by using a VPN such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab).

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Sling TV (opens in new tab) offers two packages, both of which cost $35 a month. The Sling Blue plan comes with 30-plus channels, including NBC, NBCSN and USA.

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If you love sports, you might want to check out Fubo.TV (opens in new tab). It's got a 7-day free trial so you don't need to pay up front and has dozens of sports channels, including NBCSN and USA. 

How to watch the Aston Villa vs Southampton live stream in Canada

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Canadians can watch the Aston Villa vs Southampton 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 Southampton  live stream in the UK

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Sky Sports (opens in new tab) has the Aston Villa vs Southampton live stream in the U.K., so if you already have a Sky subscription that doesn't include Sports, you'll need to pay £18/month to add those channels. The game will be shown on 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 (opens in new tab) 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 £13/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 its Now Sports (opens in new tab) streaming service. This gives you 24-hour access for £9.99 or month-long access for £33.99. 

All sounds great, right? But if you're not in the U.K., you can still follow the Aston Villa vs Southampton live stream by using one of the best VPN services, such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab)

How to watch the Aston Villa vs Southampton live stream in Australia

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Aussies can watch the Aston Villa vs Southampton 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 Southampton live stream in New Zealand

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Kiwis can access the Aston Villa vs Southampton 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)

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Rory Mellon
Deals Editor

Rory is a Deals Editor at Tom’s Guide based in the UK. He covers a wide range of topics but with a particular focus on deals, gaming and streaming. When he’s not scouring retailers for PS5 restock or writing hot takes on the latest gaming hardware and streaming shows, he can be found attending music festivals and being thoroughly disappointed by his terrible football team.