Aston Villa vs Southampton: How to watch on TV, live stream, kick-off time, team news

Aston Villa take on Southampton on Friday evening – here’s how to watch the Premier League clash on TV.

Aston Villa play host to Southampton at Villa Park on Friday evening in their final Premier League outing before the international break.

Steven Gerrard’s side had their game against Leicester City postponed last weekend as English football paid its respects to Queen Elizabeth II.

Villa now return having had the chance to freshen up without games and they’ll be keen to put on a strong showing for home supporters.

It’s been a disappointing start to the campaign as Villa have lost four of their opening six fixtures, drawing another and winning just one.

Southampton have also struggled but they’ve managed to at least earn two victories over the same period. Just like Villa, the Saints have a point to prove.

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Here’s everything you need to know about Aston Villa vs Southampton, including the latest team news, the kick-off time, and how to watch the game on UK television.

Is Aston Villa vs Southampton on TV and how can I watch it?

Kicking off at 8pm, Aston Villa vs Southampton is one of two Premier League games this weekend selected for Friday, and the clash is indeed on live television.

Steven Gerrard’s Aston Villa host Southampton’s Ralph Hassenhuttl on Friday evening.

The match will be aired on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Football, and for those who can’t watch live, highlights will be available on the Sky Sports app around 30 minutes after the full-time whistle.

Extended highlights and analysis will also be shown on BBC Match of the Day, which airs on BBC One at 10.30pm on Saturday 17 September.

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What is the team news ahead of Aston Villa vs Southampton?

Gerrard has just two injury worries to contend with ahead of Friday’s game, and one is long-term absentee Diego Carlos, who remains sidelined with an Achilles’ tendon rupture.

The other is right-back Matty Cash, who is expected to be out until after the international break with a hamstring issue.

Cash will miss this one

Southampton meanwhile could hand a debut to new signing Duje Caleta-Car, whereas Romeo Lavia (knock) and Valentino Livramento (knee) are ruled out.

For the full team news, visit our match preview.

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How to sign up to Sky Sports and Now TV

You’ll need a Sky subscription to watch Sky Sports and there are different options to choose from. 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 setup 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.

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.

On the Now TV website, it will show a sports membership and another option. A daily subscription grants you 24-hour access to 11 sky sports channels, whereas a monthly subscription will allow you to watch all Sky channels whenever you wish, on up to three devices at any given time.

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