What channel is Newcastle United v Aston Villa on? Kick-off time, TV and stream details, team news

Less than a week after the six-goal thriller versus Leeds United at Villa Park, the claret & blue are back in action with a trip to St. James’ Park.

Aston Villa return to Premier League action on Sunday afternoon when they travel to St James’ Park to take on Eddie Howe’s Newcastle United.

Villa go into the match-up off the back of their six-goal thriller with Leeds United on Wednesday evening whilst the hosts will be buoyed after putting Everton to the sword 24 hours earlier.

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Both teams will go into the game with confidence that they can score some goals in this one - the big issue will be trying to keep them out of their own net.

Only one team (Norwich City) have conceded more goals than the Magpies so far this season whilst Villa have shipped more goals in the opening 15 minutes of matches than anyone else.

Here’s all the information you need to know ahead of the contest.

When and where is the match?

Newcastle United vs Aston Villa’s Premier League fixture will take place at Newcastle’s home of St James’ Park on Sunday February 13. Kick-off is 14:00 (GMT).

Is Newcastle United v Aston Villa on TV?

Yes. The game will be shown live on both Sky Sports Football and Sky Sports Main Event. Coverage will begin around one hour prior to kick-off. Sky Sports customers will also be able to stream the game via the Sky Go app should they be about and about.

Who is the match referee?

Craig Pawson will referee Aston Villa’s trip to Newcastle United.

Lee Betts and Ian Hussin will assist Pawson on Sunday, with Mike Dean named as the fourth official.

Paul Tierney will be the VAR, and will be assisted by James Mainwaring.

Team news

Ezri Konsa will be unavailable for the clash at St James’ Park after the defender was sent off towards the end of Villa’s 3-3 draw with Leeds United. Kortney Hause could replace him in the eleven but Gerrard may also look to give a full debut to Calum Chambers.

Leon Bailey has been back in full training for over a week now and could make an appearance from the bench.

Bertrand Traore is also back in the country following his international exploits with Burkina Faso but returned with a hamstring problem that will keep him out for ‘a few weeks.’

The Magpies on the other hand are sweating on the fitness of Kieran Trippier who picked up a calf injury in the win over Everton. The 31-year-old has been a key part of this new-look Newcastle side and would be a huge miss for them if he’s unable to go.

Matt Targett will also be ineligible to face his parent club on Sunday afternoon.

Head-to-head record

Villa have won three of the last five contests between the sides, though all of those have come at Villa Park.

Historically, Newcastle United have the better record, winning 71 in all competitions to Villa’s 58 with 39 draws.

The last two trips to St James’ Park have both finished 1-1 but Villa remain the only team in the Premier League to have not drawn a game away from home this campaign (W4, L7).

Betting odds

Newcastle United: 17/10

Draw: 5/2

Aston Villa: 6/4

(Odds via SkyBet correct as of 11 February)

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