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Aston Villa vs Stevenage live stream

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Kick-off: Sunday, January 8 - 4.30pm GMT / 11.30am ET / 8.30am PT
TV channel: BBC iPlayer (UK) | ESPN+ (US) | Paramount+ (AUS)
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Aston Villa vs Stevenage live stream: match preview

From repeatedly beating the drop by the skin of their teeth to competing for a league title, the Steve Evans effect has been remarkable. Stevenage visit seven-time FA Cup winners Aston Villa today feeling that they're more than capable of making an impression on the top flight heavyweights. Here's how to watch an Aston Villa vs Stevenage live stream online wherever you are.

There's rife speculation over the future of Danny Ings, but the No.9 starts as captain today after his match-saving turn in midweek. Leon Bailey, who was in tears after fluffing a last-minute sitter, has a chance to redeem himself, and loan signing Ludwig Augustinsson gets his first taste of FA Cup action. John McGinn misses out with a hamstring injury.

Terence Vancooten has managed to shake off a knock to reclaim his place at the heart of the Stevenage backline, though Michael Bostwick will be ready to enter the fray in case the Guyana international isn't quite at 100%. Skipper Carl Piergianni will be walking on air after his match-winning goal on Monday.

There's no question that Unai Emery has improved Villa's fortunes, but their form is still patchy, with their last six games yielding three wins, two defeats and a draw. Top scorer Ings doesn't appear to see eye-to-eye with his coach, and it will be very interesting to see how he responds upon his recall to the starting XI.

Stevenage have been firing on all cylinders this term, and Danny Rose and local heroes Luke Norris and Jordan Roberts will be hoping to make the most of their opportunities against a Villa backline that has looked shaky all season. The Boro also have firepower off the bench in Jamie Reid, who's provided four assists in addition to his six goals.

Evans' men have won five of their past eight games and lost just one of their last 14 in regulation time, and the battling draw against League Two leaders Leyton Orient last week will instil them with plenty of additional belief. 

Today's match is free on the BBC, and can also be watched through subscription streaming services ESPN+ in the US and Paramount Plus in Australia. Here's how to get an Aston Villa vs Stevenage live stream and watch this FA Cup fixture online from wherever you are.

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Aston Villa vs Stevenage live stream: watch FA Cup for FREE in the UK

watch an Aston Villa vs Stevenage live stream for free on BBC iPlayer

The BBC shares live broadcast duties with ITV for FA Cup matches in the UK, and will be showing Aston Villa vs Stevenage for free on the Red Button. Kick-off is set for 4.30pm GMT on Sunday afternoon.

Football fans in the UK can also watch an Aston Villa vs Stevenage live stream for free on BBC iPlayer, which is free to use and works across a wide range of devices including smart TVs, laptops, games consoles, mobile phones, tablets and streaming sticks.

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How to watch Aston Villa vs Stevenage from outside your country

We've set out how you can live stream Aston Villa vs Stevenage in a number of countries around the world. However, if you're away travelling for pleasure or for work, you probably won't be able to watch the game like you normally would at home. This is the result of geo-blocking - best understood as digital borders that restrict certain services and content to specific parts of the world.

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How to watch Aston Villa vs Stevenage: live stream in the US without cable


Soccer fans can watch an Aston Villa vs Stevenage live stream on ESPN Plus in the US, with kick-off set for 11.30am ET / 8.30am PT on Sunday morning.

The streaming service is showing 79 FA Cup games this season, as well as the entirety of the Carabao Cup.

ESPN Plus+ monthly plans cost $9.99 a month, while the cost-saving annual subscription is priced at $99.99 a year. 

But there's even better value to be had if you grab ESPN+ as part of the big Disney Plus Bundle. As well as ESPN Plus live sports and documentaries, you'll get access to the hugely impressive Disney Plus catalog, which features Marvel movies, every Simpsons episode ever, the complete Star Wars canon, Pixar films, and much more, plus all the great shows and movies that Hulu offers.

And the cost is super reasonable - you only have to pay $13.99 a month for the Disney Plus bundle.

Out of the US and want to watch your home coverage? No worries - just use a VPN as described below.

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How to watch Aston Villa vs Stevenage: live stream FA Cup in Australia

Paramount Plus

ViacomCBS (now known as Paramount Global) has taken the broadcast rights to the FA Cup from Channel 10. 

This means streaming service Paramount Plus is the place to watch Aston Villa vs Stevenage in Australia, but be warned that kick-off is set for 3.30am AEDT on Sunday night/Monday morning.

A Paramount Plus subscription currently costs $8.99 a month. As well as giving you access to FA Cup matches, it also offers gives you exclusive access to Hollywood movies like Top Gun: Maverick and original shows like Tulsa King, Halo and Picard.

Be sure to use a VPN if you're trying to access your home coverage from outside the country.

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Aston Villa vs Stevenage live stream: how to watch FA Cup soccer in Canada


Sportsnet is showing Aston Villa vs Stevenage in Canada, with kick-off set for 11.30am ET / 8.30am PT on Sunday.

You'll need a Sportsnet Now Premium subscription to tune in. It costs $34.99 per month or $249.99 per year, and as well as FA Cup soccer, it nets you WWE Network and coverage of the Bundesliga, United Rugby Championship, Premiership Rugby, National Rugby League, Super League Rugby, and the NHL, including out-of-market games.

If you're unable to tune in due to geo-blocking restrictions, remember that a VPN is all you need to watch the game as you would at home.

Aatif Sulleyman

Aatif is a freelance copywriter and journalist based in the UK. He’s written about technology, science and politics for publications including Gizmodo, The Independent, Trusted Reviews and Newsweek, but focuses on streaming at Future, an arrangement that combines two of his greatest passions: sport and penny-pinching.