Aston Villa v Nottingham Forest live stream, match preview, team news and kick-off time for this Premier League match

Aston Villa v Nottingham Forest live stream
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Aston Villa v Nottingham Forest live stream and match preview, Saturday April 8, 3.00pm BST

Aston Villa v Nottingham Forest live stream and match preview

Looking for an Aston Villa v Nottingham Forest live stream? We've got you covered. Aston Villa v Nottingham Forest isn't been shown on TV in the UK. In the UK from abroad? Use a VPN to watch the Premier League with your subscription from anywhere.

Aston Villa are aiming for a fourth win on the trot when they host relegation-threatened Nottingham Forest in Birmingham.

Unai Emery’s side are on a super run of form, winning five and drawing one in their last six Premier League outings to climb up to seventh, three points outside the top six.

In stark contrast, Forest are without a win since 5 February, a run of eight games, and are only out of the relegation zone thanks to having a slightly better goal difference than Bournemouth.

The first meeting between the sides this season, in October, ended in a 1-1 draw at the City Ground when Ashley Young responded to an Emmanuel Dennis opener.

Kick-off is at 3.000pm BST. Make sure you know how to watch the Premier League wherever you are.

Team news

Unai Emery has named the following Aston Villa starting 11: (4-2-2-2) Emi Martinez; Ashley Young, Ezri Konsa, Tyrone Mings, Alex Moreno; John McGinn (captain), Douglas Luiz; Leon Bailey, Jacob Ramsey; Emi Buendia, Ollie Watkins

Steve Cooper has selected the following Nottingham Forest starting 11: (4-3-2-1) Keylor Navas; Neco Williams, Felipe, Moussa Niakhate, Harry Toffolo; Cheikhou Kouyate, Joe Worrall, Danilo; Brennan Johnson, Jonjo Shelvey; Morgan Gibbs-White


Aston Villa: WWWDW

Nottingham Forest: LDLLD


Anthony Taylor is the referee for Aston Villa v Nottingham Forest.


Aston Villa v Nottingham Forest will be played at Villa Park in Birmingham. 

Kick-off and channel

Aston Villa v Nottingham Forest isn't being televised in the UK. It kicks off at 3.00pm BST.  

VPN guide

Use a VPN to watch Premier League football from outside your country

If you’re out of the country for a Premier League fixture, then you won't be able to watch on your domestic streaming service as usual. The broadcaster knows where you are because of your IP address (boo!) and blocks you from watching it. You can use a VPN to get around that, though, without resorting to illegal feeds you’ve found on Reddit.

A Virtual Private Network (VPN), assuming it complies with your broadcaster’s T&Cs, creates a private connection between your device and t'internet, meaning the service can’t work out where you are and will let you watch. And all the info going between is entirely encrypted, anonymous and safe – and that's a result.

There are plenty of good-value options out there. For the Premier League, FourFourTwo currently recommends:


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International Premier League TV rights

• UK: Sky Sports and BT Sport are the two main players once again, but Amazon also have a slice of the pie in 2022/23. 
• USA: NBC Sports Group are the Premier League rights holders, with the Peacock Premium streaming platform showing even more than the 175 games it aired last season. If you pick up a fuboTV subscription for the games not on Peacock Premium, you'll be able to watch every game.
• Canada: The way to watch Premier League football in 2022/23 is fuboTV, which has exclusive rights to all the action.
• Australia: Optus Sport will screen every game of the Premier League season. Non-subscribers can access the action via a Fetch TV box and other friendly streaming devices.
• New Zealand: Sky Sport are serving up all 380 games – plus various highlights and magazine shows throughout the week, as well as the Champions League.

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