AFC Bournemouth v Aston Villa: date and kick off time for opening day Premier League clash - is it on TV?

Villa kick off their Premier League campaign on Saturday, here’s how you can follow the action

Aston Villa’s 2022/23 campaign gets underway soon, with Steven Gerrard’s men facing a trip to newly promoted AFC Bournemouth.

Villa had a mixed bag of a season last year, and perhaps fell short of many people’s expectations.

For Gerrard’s first full season in charge at Villa Park, they will be hoping to get off to a fast start.

Their opponents AFC Bournemouth will be looking to make a name for themselves early on, and remind the Premier League that they aren’t just back to make the numbers up.

Is the game on TV?

Unfortunately due to broadcasting rules, the match on the south coast will not be shown live on TV.

How can I subscribe to Villa TV?

For pre match build up and post match analysis, you can sign up to Aston Villa’s official TV channel, Villa TV.

A monthly subscription can be bought for £1.99, whilst a 12 month subscription can be purchased for £19.99.

Where can I watch highlights?

Highlights of Villa’s trip to Dorset will be available to watch from 5.15pm on Saturday for Sky Sports customers via the Sky Sports App.

Highlights will also be available on BBC One on Match of The Day which begins at 10.20pm on Saturday, 6 August.

How can I sign up to Sky Sports?

For brand new customers you can get Sky TV and Sky Sports for £44 a month for 18 months instead of £51/month. The price includes a Netflix subscription and there’s a £20 set up fee.

If you’re a current Sky customer the cheapest option will cost you £15 extra a month in the 2 for 1 Football Channel Offer and is perfect for fans who only want football.

If you want to go all out and have access to all 8 Sky Sports channels including Premier League, F1 and more then that will be an extra £25 a month on top of your current contract.

You can also sign up to a 24 hour Now TV pass which will entitle you to If you’re already in contract with another provider then you can also sign up to access Sky Sports through a Now TV membership.

There are two options to choose from - a monthly subscription which is £33 a month, or a single day subscription which is £11 a month.

On the Now TV website, it will show a sports membership and another option.

With the daily subscription, you will get 24 hour access to all of the 11 Sky Sports channels which means you could watch build up to the 3pm kick offs, including Villa, and then catch highlights just after full time.

DISCLAIMER This article contains affiliate links. We may earn a small commission on items purchased through this article, but that does not affect our editorial judgement.