Southampton may be rooted to the bottom of the table, but they're one of the Premier League's in-form teams. Three consecutive victories in all competitions have completely transformed the feeling around the club, and St Mary's will be bouncing for today's visit of Aston Villa, who are also in a very good place right now. Read on to find out how to watch a Southampton vs Aston Villa live stream from wherever you are.
Adam Armstrong has really hit his stride for Southampton in recent weeks, and he's rewarded with a place in the starting lineup. Mohamed Elyounoussi is the man to make way, taking his place on a very strong bench that also includes Carlos Alcaraz, Sekou Mara and Romain Perraud.
The sale of reliable goalscorer Danny Ings this week was a big call from Unai Emery, so there's a little pressure on Ollie Watkins' shoulders as he line up alongside winger Leon Bailey in a new-look Villa attack. Alex Moreno, who excelled on his debut last weekend, starts at left-back in place of the injured Lucas Digne.
A vocal section of Southampton fans made it abundantly clear that they weren't happy with the club's appointment of Nathan Jones, but the jeers have given way to cheers after an outstanding fortnight punctuated by three convincing victories over Crystal Palace, Man City and Everton.
James Ward-Prowse has, understandably, taken many of the plaudits thanks to three beautiful goals, but the results have come from Jones getting the entire Saints team singing from the same hymn sheet. Their collective pressing has been impressive, but they're combining it with scything interplay, and for the first time all season there's genuinely fierce competition for places.
Emery's impact at Aston Villa has been even more effective, if not always quite as visually appealing. Seven points from their last three games have propelled them all the way up to 11th place, but with the relegation candidates so tightly assembled beneath them, it's far too early to relax.
Follow our guide to get a Southampton vs Aston Villa live stream and watch the Premier League online from anywhere today.
How to watch Southampton vs Aston Villa: live stream in the US without cable
Soccer fans can watch a Southampton vs Aston Villa live stream on Peacock TV in the US, with kick-off set for 10am ET / 7am PT bright and early on Saturday morning.
Peacock TV is live streaming the vast majority of this season's EPL games, including this one, though some fixtures are being shown on NBC and USA Network. Away from home?
The Peacock price comes in at a very affordable $4.99 a month for an ad-supported version of the service that also offers live coverage of every big WWE event, plus the NFL and plenty more live sports. You also have the option of paying $9.99 a month for commercial-free coverage, too.
If you subscribe to Peacock and find yourself unable to access coverage because you're out of the country, consider using a VPN as outlined below -we rate ExpressVPN as the best of the best.
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How to watch Southampton vs Aston Villa from outside your country
We've set out how you can live stream Southampton vs Aston Villa 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.
The best VPN can let you get around these digital borders, while also offering robust protection from cybercriminals and government snooping. They're also really easy to use.
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Access ExpressVPN via your laptop, iPhone, tablet, Android phone, PlayStation, Xbox and plenty more. Express is a do-it-all service that also benefits from 24/7 customer support.
Can I watch a Southampton vs Aston Villa live stream in the UK?
Southampton vs Aston Villa is a Saturday 3pm kick-off, which means you can't watch it live in the UK... unless you already subscribe to an overseas streaming service that's showing the game, such as Peacock TV or Optus Sport.
While geo-blocking will prevent you from accessing your stream like you would at home, getting a VPN service as outlined above will allow you to change your online location, allowing you to watch your domestic coverage without a hitch.
Southampton vs Aston Villa live stream: how to watch EPL soccer online in Canada
Soccer fans in Canada can watch a Southampton vs Aston Villa live stream on FuboTV, which is showing every single EPL match live this season. Kick-off is scheduled for 10am ET / 7am PT on Saturday morning.
FuboTV Canada prices start at CA$24.99 per month, but if you're willing to commit to a longer subscription it'll work out much cheaper. For instance, you'll pay the equivalent of CA$16.67 each month if you sign up for the CA$199.99 annual plan.
It also has the rights to Serie A soccer, and has a handy range of apps for iOS and Android mobile devices as well as Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Chromecast, Apple TV, and most modern Smart TVs.
How to watch Southampton vs Aston Villa: live stream Premier League in Australia
Footie fans in Australia can watch Southampton vs Aston Villa on Optus Sport, which is showing every single Premier League game live this season.
Brace yourself for a seriously late night though, with kick-off set for 2am AEDT on Saturday night/Sunday morning.
Fans who are happy to brave the unsociable kick-off time can stream Optus Sport's coverage via mobile, PC or tablet, and can also access the service on Fetch TV, Chromecast or Apple TV.
Anyone who isn't already signed up to the Optus telecommunications network can also take advantage of monthly subscriptions to Optus Sport from AU$24.99. For existing Optus customers, Optus Sport prices start at $6.99 per month.
If you're outside Australia and want to tune in to Optus Sport, you can use one of the top VPNs and watch the coverage from another country.
How to watch Southampton vs Aston Villa: live stream Premier League in New Zealand
Fans can watch Southampton vs Aston Villa on Sky Sport in New Zealand, but be warned that kick-off is set for the brutal time of 4am NZDT on Sunday morning.
Sky Sport subscribers can also watch games online using the country's Sky Go service.
If you don't have Sky Sport on cable, every single Premier League fixture is being shown live via the Sky Sport Now streaming-only platform. A Sky Sport Now subscription costs $19.99 per week or $39.99 per month. The monthly package comes with a 7-day free trial.
Southampton vs Aston Villa: live stream Premier League online in India
Football fans in India can watch Southampton vs Aston Villa live by getting a Disney+ Hotstar streaming subscription.
Kick-off is set for 8.30pm IST on Saturday evening.
Disney Plus Hotstar prices recently changed, with new plans starting at Rs 499 instead of Rs 399 (VIP), though the all-access content plan remains the same at Rs 1,499.
Anybody wanting to live stream Premier League action on the move will need to use the Hotstar app, which is available via the web, Android, iOS, and Apple TV.
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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.