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Where to watch Man City vs Aston Villa live stream, TV channel, lineups, prediction for Premier League match

Premier League holders Manchester City host Aston Villa in a vital clash on April 2.

Pep Guardiola’s side were held to a 0-0 weekend draw by title rivals Arsenal as Liverpool took advantage to move back to the top of the table.

Visitors Villa are pushing to secure a top-four finish in the coming weeks and they head to Manchester in strong form.

The Sporting News looks at the key details ahead of this game, including how to watch it across the world, kickoff times and the latest lineup news.

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What time does Man City vs Aston Villa kick off?

This Premier League clash takes place at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, UK and kicks off on Wednesday, April 3 at 8:15 p.m. local time.

Here’s how that time translates across some of the major territories:

  Date Kickoff time
USA Wed, Apr. 3 3:15 p.m. ET
Canada Wed, Apr. 3 3:15 p.m. ET
UK Wed, Apr. 3 8:15 p.m. BST
Australia Thu, Apr. 4 6:15 a.m. AEDT
India Thu, Apr. 4 12:45 a.m. IST

Man City vs Aston Villa live stream, TV channel

Here’s how to watch this Premier League match across selected areas of the world’s major regions:

Region TV Streaming
USA Peacock

Fubo Canada

UK TNT Sports 1 discovery+
Australia Optus Sport
India JioTV, Hotstar

USA: This game is available for live streaming on the Peacock Network.

Canada: Every Premier League game this season is live streaming exclusively via Fubo in Canada. New users can sign up to a FREE trial.

Australia: Fans in Australia can stream every match live and on demand on Optus Sport.

UK: This match is available for live broadcast via TNT Sports with streaming options on discovery+.

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Man City vs Aston Villa lineups, team news

Guardiola is still without first choice right-back Kyle Walker due to injury and Stefan Ortega could again fill in for Ederson.

Nathan Ake is also absent, after being forced off in the draw with Arsenal, and John Stones could replace him in defence.

Man City predicted XI (4-2-3-1, right to left): Ortega (GK) — Lewis, Dias, Stones, Gvardiol — Rodri, Nunes — Foden, De Bruyne, Doku — Haaland.

Man City subs (9): TBC

John McGinn misses out as he serves the final game of a three-match ban. Matty Cash is sidelined with a thigh problem and Unai Emery will make a late call on the fitness of striker Ollie Watkins.

Aston Villa predicted XI (4-4-2 right to left): Martinez (GK) — Konza, Carlos, Torres, Digne — Bailey, Tielemans, Luiz, Rogers — Diaby, Watkins.

Aston Villa subs (9): TBC

Man City vs Aston Villa prediction

Man City cannot afford to drop any more Premier League points as the title race continues to tighten up with Liverpool and Arsenal.

A full strength Villa side can cause problems for City — as they did with a 1-0 win in the reverse fixture in December — but some key absentees leaves Emery’s visitors lacking some edge.

Prediction: Man City 2-1 Aston Villa

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