Aston Villa vs Everton: How to watch on TV, kick off time and team news
Aston Villa and Everton were both beaten on the opening day of the new Premier League season
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Aston Villa will aim to bounce back from their opening day defeat in a home clash against Everton. The Villains kicked off the season in poor fashion with a 5-1 loss to Newcastle United and Unai Emery’s side were also hit with the added blow of a first half injury to central defender Tyrone Mings.
Despite the setback, Villa were offered an unlikely confidence boost from former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson who surprisingly hailed them as one of the best performers of the opening weekend.
Elsewhere Everton are also hoping to bounce back from a defeat. The Blues were beaten 1-0 by Fulham in their last match, but were unfortunate not to score after several missed opportunities. Aston Villa have high hopes in the Premier League this season after a busy transfer window and a strong end to last season. But when is Aston Villa’s game with Everton and how can fans keep up to date with all of the action?
Here’s everything you need to know.
When is Aston Villa vs Everton?
Aston Villa’s game against Everton will take place on Sunday 20 August at Villa Park. Unai Emery’s side won both of their games against Everton last season and Ollie Watkins and Emile Buendia in a 2-0 win over the Blues back in February.
How to watch Aston Villa vs Everton
Sky Sports Main Event will provide comprehensive coverage of the clash between Aston Villa and Everton.
Build-up to the Super Sunday game begins at 1pm and the match kicks off an hour later at 2pm.
You can also stream all of the action from Villa Park on SkyGo which is available to download on your mobile phone or electronic device.
Head to head record
Aston Villa have the superior head to head record against Everton in the Premier League era and Unai Emery’s side will be targeting all three points at Villa Park.
The West Midlands outfit have won 24 of their 56 games against the Toffees and they have been beaten on just 13 occasions.
Everton fans have to go back to March 2016 for their last victory over the Villains. The Blues recorded a 3-1 victory on that occasion with Roberto Martinez in the dugout against Remi Garde.
Aston Villa enter the game against Everton without central defender Tyrone Mings who was stretchered off the pitch with an injury against Newcastle. Emi Buendia is another long term absentee for the Villains and he picked up a serious injury in training before the Newcastle game, which could leave him out for several months.
Villa are also without the likes of Jacob Ramsey, Alex Moreno, Leander Dendocker, Bertrand Traore and Jhon Duran. Jack Harrison will have his Everton debut delayed due to a groin problem and he is absent from the team alongside Dwight McNeil, Seamus Coleman and Dele Alli.
One major boost for the Blues could be the return of Dominic Calvert-Lewin who is in contention to return to the substitutes bench. Arnaut Danjuma could start for Everton against his former manager.