Aston Villa v Watford live stream, Saturday 19 February, 3pm GMT
Aston Villa and Watford will both be looking to bounce back from defeats last weekend when they meet in Birmingham on Saturday afternoon.
The honeymoon period is over for Steven Gerrard, whose side have won only one of their last six Premier League encounters. That has not really affected Villa (opens in new tab)’s position in the table and there is no danger of them being sucked into a relegation battle, but Gerrard will be keen to see a response from his team in the weeks ahead.
Villa were below par in the 1-0 defeat by Newcastle (opens in new tab) last time out, but they tend to be reliable on home turf. Indeed, they have not lost to a team in the bottom half of the table at Villa Park all season.
Roy Hodgson has been unable to make an instant impact at Watford (opens in new tab) following his appointment as Claudio Ranieri’s successor last month. The Hornets have collected only one point from a possible nine under their new manager, and a 2-0 home loss to Brighton (opens in new tab) last weekend has left them six points adrift of the final survival spot. Hodgson has masterminded great escapes in the past but this may well be the septuagenarian’s toughest task yet.
Villa will have to make do without Ezri Konsa, who will serve the final part of a two-match ban. Marvelous Nakamba and Bertrand Traore are still out injured. Gerrard will probably stick with the same front three that started against Newcastle, with Emi Buendia and Philippe Coutinho supplying the ammunition for Ollie Watkins.
Watford will be unable to call upon the services of Nicolas Nkoulou, Kwadwo Baah and Peter Etebo for the trip to the West Midlands. Ismaila Sarr could be included in the starting XI after coming on at half-time in the defeat by Brighton last time out, but Hodgson is unlikely to make wholesale changes.
Kick-off is at 3pm GMT on Saturday 19 February. See below for international broadcast options.
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UK TV rights
How to watch Premier League live streams for UK subscribers
US TV rights
How to watch Premier League live streams for US subscribers
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
DAZN (opens in new tab) subscribers can watch every single Premier League game in 2021/22 – and it gets better. After a one-month free trial, you'll only have to pay a rolling $20-a-month fee, or make it an annual subscription of $150.
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Australia TV rights
How to watch Premier League live streams for Australian subscribers
Optus Sport (opens in new tab) are offering every game of the Premier League season for just $14.99/month for non-subscribers, which you can get via a Fetch TV box (opens in new tab) and other friendly streaming devices.
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Spark 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 – for $24.99 a month, after a seven-day free trial.
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