The Brentford vs Aston Villa live stream sees the EPL's surprise package travel to the Gtech Community Stadium after a couple of eye-catching results at home. Villa are looking to stay within touching distance of top spot but Will Unai Emery's side march on, or can the Bees deal a nasty sting to their title ambitions? You can watch it live from anywhere with a VPN.
Aston Villa fans are daring to dream. Back-to-back victories over Man City and Arsenal have moved them to within two points of top spot. Even if the title ultimately proves to be a bridge too far, Villa are certainly in the mix for Champions League qualification.
One thing could stop them, though: their record at opposition grounds. Villa sit ninth in the away table ahead of this trip to Brentford, who will attempt to exploit their high defensive line as many other home teams have done this season.
That's easier said than done, though, especially as Brentford will be without their two best attackers in Ivan Toney and Bryan Mbeumo. They are also missing four defenders through injury. But the Bees can be a tough nut to crack, especially at home. They may also benefit from the fact that Villa were in Europa Conference League action on Thursday.
Brentford: Flekken; Mee, Zanka, Pinnock; Ghoddos, Damsgaard, Norgaard, Janelt, Roerslev; Wissa, Lewis-Potter.
Aston Villa: Martinez; Konsa, Carlos, Torres, Moreno; Cash, Kamara, McGinn, Ramsey; Diaby, Watkins.
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How to watch the Brentford vs Aston Villa live stream wherever you are
The Brentford 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 Peacock or another service and watch the game.
How to watch the Brentford vs Aston Villa live stream in the U.S.
Soccer fans in the U.S. can watch the Brentford 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 ($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 Brentford vs Aston Villa live stream by using a VPN such as ExpressVPN.
Can you watch the Brentford vs Aston Villa live stream in the U.K.?
Unfortunately, there will be no Brentford vs Aston Villa 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 Brentford vs Aston Villa live stream in Canada
Canadians can watch the Brentford vs Aston Villa live stream on Fubo, the home of Premier League soccer in Canada.
The Essentials plan with DAZN 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 40% 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 such as ExpressVPN to trick their streaming device into thinking it's back in the great white north.
How to watch the Brentford vs Aston Villa live stream in Australia
Aussies can watch the Brentford 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 Brentford vs Aston Villa live stream in New Zealand
Kiwis can access the Brentford vs Aston Villa 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 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).