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

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It's time to watch the Leeds vs Aston Villa live stream, which we expect to be a contentious match — as both teams are hoping to ascend the Premier League table. And you can watch it from anywhere with a VPN (opens in new tab).

Leeds vs Aston Villa live stream date, time, channels

The Leeds vs Aston Villa live stream takes place today (Sunday, Oct. 2)
Time 4:30 p.m. BST / 11:30 a.m. ET / 8:30 a.m. PT
• U.S. — Watch on USA via Sling (opens in new tab)
• U.K. — Watch on Sky Sports (opens in new tab)
• Watch anywhere — try ExpressVPN 100% risk free (opens in new tab)

Aston Villa entered the season brimming with confidence, but so far, the season has been a disappointment. They now sit 15th on the EPL table, a little too close to relegation zone for comfort. Manager Steven Gerrard must be feeling the pressure, as supporters wonder if the Liverpool legend can turn the club into top contenders. 

Still, last week's win over Southampton and a previous draw against Manchester City may reinvigorate the team. While they're 0-4 in their last road matches, Villa has won two in a row at Elland Road. That's the good news. The bad news is their inconsistent play and injuries in some key positions, particularly in the back field and Boubacar Kamara in mid-field. 

Leeds sits higher on the table, in decent 11th position, but they're coming off a three-match winless streak. Worse, their last outing was a 2-5 bruising by Brentford. Perhaps Jesse Marsch will take some of the fire that send him off with a red card and rally his side. The players will also be a bit rusty, after not competing for a month due to postponements. 

Being at Elland Road will surely help; they've won three of four home confrontations. Plus, Luke Ayling, Liam Cooper and Junior Firpo are expected to be available again. 

Today's lineups are:

Leeds (Formation 4-2-3-1): 1 Meslier, 25 Kristensen, 5 Koch, 6 Cooper, 21 Struijk, 12 Adams, 8 Roca, 23 Sinisterra, 7 Aaronson, 11 Harrison, 19 Rodrigo

Aston Villa (Formation 4-3-3): 1 Martínez, 18 Young, 4 Konsa, 5 Mings, 17 Augustinsson, 41 J Ramsey, 6 Douglas Luiz, 7 McGinn, 31 Bailey, 11 Watkins, 23 Coutinho 

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 Leeds vs Aston Villa live stream wherever you are

The Leeds 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 (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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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 Leeds vs Aston Villa live stream in the US

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Soccer fans in the U.S. can watch the Leeds vs Aston Villa live stream on USA and on the NBC Sports (opens in new tab) website with a valid login. USA is available with a cable TV package.

For cord-cutters, one option is Sling TV. The Sling Blue package costs just $35 per month and comes with more than 30 channels including USA. 

Or you could go for Fubo.TV. Its Pro Plan costs $70 per month but gives you 121 channels, including USA, 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 Leeds vs Aston Villa 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 Leeds vs Aston Villa live stream in Canada

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

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Sky Sports (opens in new tab) has the Leeds vs Aston Villas 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 Leeds vs Aston Villa live stream by using one of the best VPN services, such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab)

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

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

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Kiwis can access the Leeds vs Aston Villa 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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Kelly Woo
Senior Writer

Kelly is a senior writer covering streaming media for Tom’s Guide, so basically, she watches TV for a living. Previously, she was a freelance entertainment writer for Yahoo, Vulture, TV Guide and other outlets. When she’s not watching TV and movies for work, she’s watching them for fun, seeing live music, writing songs, knitting and gardening.