Aston Villa vs West Ham United: How to watch on TV, live stream, kick off time, team news

Aston Villa vs West Ham United: How to watch on TV, live stream, kick-off time, team news

West Ham United travel north to face Aston Villa in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon as they hope to right some wrongs.

It’s been a disappointing start to the season for the Hammers with three straight defeats without a single goal scored. Last weekend Brighton dominated proceedings at the London Stadium and ran out 2-0 victors.

The two previous matches saw West Ham lose 1-0 away to Nottingham Forest, and before that, 2-0 to Manchester City on home soil. The good news is Aston Villa have also had their fair share of poor form, having won just one of their three opening matches – against a struggling Everton at Goodison Park.

This one is very much a battle of two sides trying to get out of their respective ruts, and there actually hasn’t been anything to divide West Ham and Aston Villa over the years. In 46 matches head-to-head, the Hammers have won 13, Villa have won 13, and the other 20 have been draws.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Aston Villa vs West Ham, including the latest team news and how to watch on TV.

Is Aston Villa vs West Ham on TV and how can I watch it?

Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard shouts instructions to his players as they faced David Moyes’ West Ham United last season

The Hammers have been selected for the 2pm Sunday afternoon kick off and this slot often has two Premier League games, one of which is selected for live TV coverage. Unfortunately, on this occasion, Wolves vs Newcastle has been picked instead.

There will however be highlights available 15-30 minutes after the full time whistle on the Sky Sports app exclusively for Sky Sports customers. If you’re not a subscriber, there are instructions at the end of this article on how to become one.

Highlights and analysis Aston Villa vs West Ham will also be aired on BBC Match of the Day 2 – on BBC One at 10.30pm on Sunday 28 August.

What is the team news for Aston Villa vs West Ham?

David Moyes has a few injury problems to contend with heading into this Premier League clash, all of which are in defensive positions.

Summer signing Nayef Aguerd, a central defender, is sidelined with a twisted ankle, whereas late decisions will be made on the fitness levels of Craig Dawson (hamstring) and Vladimir Coufal (face).

Aston Villa meanwhile are likely to rotate heavily from their Carabao Cup tie with Bolton midweek, with those rested likely to return to the matchday squad.

Their only certain absentee this weekend is big-money defensive reinforcement Diego Carlos, who has had surgery after rupturing his achilles tendon.

Left back Ludwig Augustinsson will face a late fitness test after tweaking his knee.

How to sign up to Sky Sports and Now TV

You’ll need a Sky subscription to watch Sky Sports and there are different options to choose from. For brand new customers you can get Sky TV and Sky Sports for £44 a month for 18 months instead of £51/month. The price includes a Netflix subscription and there’s a £20 setup fee.

If you’re a current Sky customer the cheapest option will cost you £15 extra a month in the 2 for 1 Football Channel Offer and is perfect for fans who only want football. If you want to go all out and have access to all 8 Sky Sports channels including Premier League, F1 and more then that will be an extra £25 a month on top of your current contract.

If you’re already in contract with another provider then you can also sign up to access Sky Sports through a Now TV membership. There are two options to choose from - a monthly subscription which is £33 a month, or a single day subscription which is £11.

On the Now TV website, it will show a sports membership and another option. A daily subscription grants you 24-hour access to 11 sky sports channels, whereas a monthly subscription will allow you to watch all Sky channels whenever you wish, on up to three devices at any given time.

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