Aston Villa vs Stevenage live stream and match preview, Sunday 8 January, 4.30pm GMT
Aston Villa vs Stevenage live stream and match preview
Looking for an Aston Villa vs Stevenage live stream? We've got you covered. Aston Villa vs Stevenage live stream is being shown in the UK on the BBC Red Button. Brit abroad? Use a VPN to watch the FA Cup with your subscription from anywhere.
Villa have benefited from the fabled new manager bounce under Unai Emery, pulling clear of the Premier League relegation zone and into mid-table.
Given they are highly unlikely to go down, Villa should take the FA Cup seriously this season.
Stevenage are pushing for promotion to the Championship and they could cause Villa one or two problems here.
Kick-off is at 4.30pm GMT. Make sure you know how to watch the FA Cup wherever you are.
Villa will have to make do without Jacob Ramsey, John McGinn and Diego Carlos this weekend.
Stevenage could hand a debut to Jake Forster-Caskey after the midfielder joined the club from Charlton this week.
Villa have lost only one of their last five Premier League outings, although they have also been eliminated from the EFL Cup by Manchester United under Emery.
Stevenage have lost only one of their last 15 matches in League One, a run which has lifted them up to second spot.
Graham Scott will be the referee for Aston Villa vs Stevenage.
Aston Villa vs Stevenage will be played at the 42,785-capacity Villa Park in Birmingham.
Kick-off and channel
Aston Villa vs Stevenage kick-off is at 4.30pm GMT on Sunday 8 January in the UK. The game is being shown in the UK on the BBC Red Button.
In the US, kick-off time is 11.30am ET / 8.30am PT. The match will be shown on NBC in the US. See below for international broadcast options.
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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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