Aston Villa v Everton Premier League kick off time, TV channel, news

Two of England’s modern midfield greats meet lunchtime on Saturday as Steven Gerrard’s Aston Villa host Frank Lampard’s Everton in the first match of the weekend’s Premier League television programme.

The pair had a famous lack of chemistry during their playing days, but will be in opposing dugouts at Villa Park this weekend – both looking for their first win of the season.

2022/23 got off to the worst possible start for Aston Villa, who fell just two minutes into their opener at newly-promoted Bournemouth and lost that game 2-0.

Gerrard had strong words for Tyrone Mings after stripping him of the captaincy and dropping him ahead of the South Coast defeat, but it looked like they missed his presence as they were punished twice on knocks of stopped feet.

A Jorginho penalty was enough to seal Everton’s defeat at Goodison Park on the opening weekend, but Lampard will have seen some positives in a narrow loss to Chelsea.

They looked a little toothless without a recognized striker in the absence of the injured Dominic Calvert-Lewin, however, and he was joined by Ben Godfrey and Yerry Mina on the injured list.

The arrival of Conor Coady on loan from Wolves should help fill the void at the back, but more forward firepower is desperately needed and may not arrive in time to help their cause at Birmingham.

RadioTimes.com has gathered everything you need to know about how to watch Aston Villa v Everton on TV and online.

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When is Aston Villa vs Everton?

Aston Villa v Everton will take place on Saturday August 13, 2022.

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What time is kick-off?

Aston Villa v Everton will start at 12:30pm.

There are plenty of games on the Premier League TV schedule this weekend, including Nottingham Forest v West Ham.

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Aston Villa vs Everton team news

Aston Villa predicted XI: Martinez; Species, Konsa, Carlos, Species; McGinn, Kamara, Luiz; Bailey, Watkins, Coutinho

Everton predicted XI: Pickford; Holgate, Coady, Tarkowski; Patterson, Doucouré, Iwobi, Mykolenko; Gordon, Rondon, McNeil

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What TV channel is Aston Villa v Everton on?

The game will be broadcast live on BT Sport 1 from 11.30am.

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How to stream Aston Villa v Everton live online

You can watch the match with a BT Sport monthly subscription without signing up to a contract.

Regular subscribers can also stream matches via the BT Sport website or the BT Sport app on a variety of devices including laptops, smartphones and tablets.

Aston Villa vs Everton odds

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bet365 odds: Aston Villa (4/2) Draw (5/2) Everton (15/4)*

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Our prediction: Aston Villa v Everton

Gerrard called his side’s performance at Vitality Stadium “hugely disappointing”, criticizing their lack of creativity and invention in the final third, and they could be on course for a second straight defeat if they are not able to raise their level of performance.

The return to Villa Park should help them, but they face an Everton side who posed serious questions to Chelsea last weekend.

Saturday’s game may come too soon for any potential attacking recruits the Toffees could pursue, but Conor Coady should slip in alongside Mason Holgate and James Tarkowski to form a very solid back three.

Scoring goals is clearly going to be their problem, so a low-scoring draw could well be on the cards.

Our prediction: Aston Villa 1-1 Everton (6/1 at bet365)

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