Bournemouth were impressive in the Championship last season, securing the second automatic promotion spot. They've brought in Ryan Fredericks from West Ham, Marcus Tavernier from Middlesborough and Joe Rothwell from Blackburn to try to help them stay in the top flight — although only Tavernier starts today.
Aston Villa comfortably avoided relegation last season and nearly caused an upset against Manchester City on the final day. They will now be looking to build under the management of Steven Gerrard. The signing of Phillipe Coutinho from Barcelona has been made permanent and they have also paid £26 million for Sevilla defender Diego Carlos, with Boubacar Kamara joining on a free transfer. All three start here.
Here's how they line up:
Bournemouth: Travers, Kelly, Mepham, Lerma, Solanke, Smith, Tavernier, Moore, Pearson, Billing, Zemura.
Aston Villa: Martinez, Cash, Carlos, Konsa, McGinn, Ings, Coutinho, Digne, Bailey, Ramsey, Kamara.
Can Scott Parker’s side start with a home win, or will Gerrard’s new recruits make the difference? Find out by watching the Bournemouth vs Aston Villa live stream.
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How to watch the Bournemouth vs Aston Villa live stream wherever you are
The Bournemouth vs Aston Villa 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.
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 NBCSN, Peacock or another service and watch the game.
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How to watch the Bournemouth vs Aston Villa live stream in the US
Soccer fans in the U.S. can watch the Bournemouth vs Aston Villa live stream on Peacock, 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 Bournemouth vs Aston Villa live stream by using a VPN such as ExpressVPN.
How to watch the Bournemouth vs Aston Villa live stream in Canada
Canadians can watch the Bournemouth vs Aston Villa live stream on Fubo.TV, 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 to trick their streaming device to thinking it's back in the great white north.
How to watch the Bournemouth vs Aston Villa live stream in the UK
Bournemouth vs Aston Villa 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 Bournemouth vs Aston Villa) 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.
Highlights will of course be shown on Match of the Day, which is scheduled for 10.20 p.m. BST and available via the BBC iPlayer.
How to watch the Bournemouth vs Aston Villa live stream in Australia
Aussies can watch the Bournemouth vs Aston Villa 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 Bournemouth vs Aston Villa live stream in New Zealand
Kiwis can access the Bournemouth vs Aston Villa live stream via Sky Sport. 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.
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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.