Everton vs Aston Villa preview: Team news, predicted line-ups and how to watch
The two gaffers. Last time these sides met was in July 2020. (Photo by Peter Powell/Pool via Getty Images)

European football contenders, Everton, host mid table secure Aston Villa on Saturday night with both sides looking to make the most of their game in hand over the teams around them.

The Toffees have been in average form as of late, winning against Arsenal but drawing three and losing three in the six previous games. After getting back to winning ways, Carlo Ancelotti will hope that his side can secure back to back wins for the first time since the first week of March.

Villa continue to flounder without talisman and captain, Jack Grealish and they are currently on three game winless run. A last gasp equaliser against West Bromwich Albion from Keinan Davis will boost his confidence but after leading just nine minutes in, Dean Smith would have hoped for a win. 

  • Team News

Everton are still without Michael Keane and Abdoulaye Doucoure who are out for a couple more weeks. Jean-Philipe Gbamin is out for the rest of the season.

No new injury concerns for the Villains with Grealish, Morgan Sanson and Trezeguet still being out.

  • Predicted XIs

Everton- Pickford, Coleman, Godfrey, Mina, Digne, Allan, Gomes, Sigurdsson, Rodriguez, Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin

Aston Villa- Martinez, Cash, Konsa, Mings, Targett, Luiz, McGinn, Ramsey, Watkins, Traore, Davis

  • How to Watch

Everton vs Aston Villa will be broadcast live for BT Sport customers on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate. Coverage will begin at 19:30 BST and kick-off is set for 20:00 BST.

Alternatively, a highlights package will become available on the Sky Sports Football YouTube channel shortly after the final whistle.

BBC One’s Match of the Day airs at 22:20 BST and will cover all of the action and analysis from this week’s Premier League fixtures.

And remember, there will also be a live text commentary on the match right here at VAVEL UK — make sure to follow along!

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