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Aston Villa v Southampton live stream: How to watch the Premier League from anywhere in the world

Aston Villa v Southampton live stream | Aston Villa head coach Steven Gerrard during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Manchester City at Villa Park on September 03, 2022 in Birmingham, England.
Aston Villa head coach Steven Gerrard (Image credit: Neville Williams/Aston Villa FC via Getty Images)

Aston Villa v Southampton live stream, Friday 16 September, 8pm BST, Sky Sports

Looking for an Aston Villa v Southampton live stream? We've got you covered with our handy guide.

After last weekend's full schedule was postponed as a mark of respect following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, the Premier League returns to action on Friday night.

Aston Villa (opens in new tab) welcome Southampton (opens in new tab) to Villa Park as they look to build on the strong performance which earned them a 1-1 home draw with Manchester City (opens in new tab) last time out.

The visitors, meanwhile, will be aiming to bounce back from a 1-0 defeat away to Wolves (opens in new tab) in their previous outing.

It's been a disappointing start to the season for Villa, who have picked up only four points from 24 available, their only win so far coming at home to Everton (opens in new tab) on Matchday 2.

And that was only their fifth win in 17 league games at Villa Park under Gerrard; one of those victories was a 4-0 thrashing of Southampton back in March, though, which might serve as a good omen.

The Saints haven't fared markedly better than Villa during the early weeks of 2022/23, collecting seven points from their first fixtures.

Ralph Hasenhuttl's side have lost two (at Tottenham (opens in new tab) and Wolves) and won one (at Leicester (opens in new tab)) on the road so far; they recorded only three Premier League away wins last term, the fewest of any team who stayed up.

Team news

Gerrard remains without long-term absentee Diego Carlos for this clash, while Matty Clash is also out after sustaining a hamstring injury against Man City – meaning Ashley Young is likely to deputise at right-back.

Southampton's Jan Bednarek is on loan from Aston Villa and ineligible to face his parent club. Valentino Livramento and Romeo Lavia are unavailable through injury, but Ainsley Maitland-Niles could make his first start since joining on loan from Arsenal (opens in new tab).

Kick-off is at 8pm BST on Friday 16 September and UK viewers can watch live on Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Main Event Ultra HDR (opens in new tab). See below for international broadcast options.

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VPN guide

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

Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhüttl during a Southampton FC press conference at the Staplewood Campus on September 08, 2022 in Southampton, England.

Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl (Image credit: Matt Watson/Southampton FC via Getty Images)

If you’re out of the country for a round of Premier League fixtures, then annoyingly your domestic on-demand services won’t work – the broadcaster knows where you are because of your IP address (boo!). You'll be blocked from watching it, which is not ideal if you’ve paid up for a subscription and still want to catch the action without resorting to illegal feeds you’ve found on Reddit.

But assistance is on hand. To get around that, all you have to do is get a Virtual Private Network (VPN), assuming it complies with your broadcaster’s T&Cs. A VPN creates a private connection between your device and t'internet, meaning the service can’t work out where you are and won't automatically block the service you've paid for. All the info going between is entirely encrypted – and that's a result.

There are plenty of good-value options out there, including:

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ExpressVPN including a 30-day, money-back guarantee

FourFourTwo’s brainy office mates TechRadar (opens in new tab) love its super speedy connections, trustworthy security and the fact it works with Android, Apple, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, PS4 and loads more. You also get a money-back guarantee, 24/7 support and it's currently available for a knockdown price. Go get it! 

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NordVPN with quality mobile and desktop apps

A cheaper option and almost ExpressVPN's equal when it comes to quality, too. A single subscription covers six connections, so you can use it on mobile, laptop, streaming devices and more, all at the same time.

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Surfshark offers a great VPN at a fraction of the price

It's clear to see why Surfshark is top of TechRadar's best cheap VPN table – it combines an excellent product with bargain pricing, starting at £2/$2.50 a month!

UK TV rights

How to watch Premier League live streams for UK subscribers

UK VPN Premier League live streams

Sky Sports (opens in new tab) and BT Sport (opens in new tab) are the two main players once again, but Amazon (opens in new tab) also have a slice of the pie in 2022/23. 

US TV rights

How to watch Premier League live streams for US subscribers

USA VPN Premier League live streams

NBC Sports Group are the Premier League rights holders, with the Peacock Premium (opens in new tab) streaming platform showing even more than the 175 games it aired last season, with other matches split between NBCSN channel, CNBC and the over-the-air NBC broadcast channel. If you pick up a fuboTV subscription (opens in new tab) for the games not on Peacock Premium, you'll be able to watch every game.

Head back to our VPN advice so you can take advantage when you're out of the country. 

Canada TV rights

How to watch Premier League live streams for Canadian subscribers

Canada VPN Premier League live streams

Based in Canada? The way to watch Premier League football in 2022/23 is fuboTV (opens in new tab), which has exclusive rights to all the action.

Want in while you're out of Canada? Scroll back up and check out the VPN offers above. 

Australia TV rights

How to watch Premier League live streams for Australian subscribers

Australia VPN Premier League live streams

Optus Sport (opens in new tab) will screen every game of the Premier League season. Non-subscribers can access the action via a Fetch TV box (opens in new tab) and other friendly streaming devices.

To take advantage while you're not Down Under, follow the VPN advice towards the top of this page. 

New Zealand TV rights

How to watch a Premier League live stream for New Zealand subscribers

New Zealand VPN Premier League live streams

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Sky Sport (opens in new tab) are serving up all 380 games – plus various highlights and magazine shows throughout the week, as well as the Champions League.

It's also available via web browsers, Apple/Android devices, Google Chromecast and some Samsung TVs, and Apple TV and Smart TV compatibility new for this season.

Check out our VPN deals to watch when you’re not in New Zealand.

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