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Everton vs Aston Villa: TV channel, live stream, team news & preview

1:30 PM WAT 22/01/2022
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Everton will be hoping for a fresh start following Benitez's exit, although they take on a Villa side boasting a strong record in recent encounters
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Duncan Ferguson will be hoping to begin his caretaker role as manager of Everton with a win when Aston Villa visit Goodison Park in the Premier League on Saturday.

The former Toffees striker has been placed in temporary command following the dismissal of Rafa Benitez, who was sacked after a run of just one win in 13 league games.

Ahead of the game, GOAL brings you everything you need to know, including how to watch, team news, odds and more.

Game

Everton vs Aston Villa

Date

Saturday, January 22nd

Kick-off time

12:30 pm GMT

Everton vs Aston Villa TV channel, live stream & how to watch

BT Sport 1 is showing Everton vs Aston Villa live on TV in the United Kingdom (UK) and the game can also be streamed live online using the BT Sport App.

UK TV channel

UK online stream

BT Sport 1

BT Sport App

Everton team news & squad

Position

Players

Goalkeepers

Pickford, Begovic, Lonergan, Tyrer

Defenders

Kenny, Patterson, Holgate, Keane, Mina, Mykolenko, Godfrey, Coleman, Branthwaite, Welch

Midfielders

Allan, Delph, Doucoure, Gomes, Gbamin, Davies, El Ghazi, Whitaker, Onyango

Forwards

Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison, Rondon, Gray, Townsend, Gordon, Iwobi, Simms, Tosun, Dobbin

Allan and Tom Davies are both ruled out through injury, and Fabian Delph and Jarrad Branthwaite doubtful, with Alex Iwobi at Afcon and the on-loan Anwar El Ghazi ineligible to face his parent club.

However, Yerry Mina and Richarlison are both in line to start after making their comebacks from injury as substitutes last time out.

Predicted Everton starting XI: Pickford; Mykolenko, Keane, Mina, Godfrey; Gray, Doucoure, Gomes, Gordon; Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin

Aston Villa team news & squad

Position

Players

Goalkeepers

Martinez, Steer, Sinisalo

Defenders

Targett, Konsa, Mings, Young, Hause, Cash, Digne

Midfielders

D. Luiz, McGinn, Sanson, Ramsey, Nakamba, Buendia, Philogene-Bidace, Trezeguet, Chukwuemeka

Forwards

Ings, Watkins, Archer, Coutinho, Traore, Bailey

Phillippe Coutinho will be hoping to start after coming off the bench to score in the 2-2 draw at Manchester United, while Lucas Digne will face his former club just 10 days after leaving Goodison Park.

Leon Bailey and Marvelous Nakamba are both injured and Ezra Konsa doubtful after being forced off against Manchester United, with Trezeguet and Bertrand Traore both at Afcon.

Predicted Aston Villa starting XI: Martinez; Digne, Konsa, Mings, Cash; Ramsey, Luiz, McGinn; Watkins, Ings, Buendia

Betting odds & tips

Aston Villa are marginal 8/5 (2.60) favourites to win, with Everton priced at 7/4 (2.75) with bet365.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin is 5/1 (6.0) to break the deadlock with his first goal since August, while Danny Ings is rated 11/2 (6.50) to score first against an Everton team he has fired past six times in the past - his joint-best record against any opponent.

With Everton having seen three goals or more in seven of their last nine matches, and Villa in seven of their last 10, even money (2.0) seems generous on over 2.5 goals being scored here.

Recent results & form

Everton last five results

Aston Villa last five results

Norwich 2-1 Everton (15/01/22)

Aston Villa 2-2 Man United (15/01/22)

Hull 2-3 Everton (08/01/22)

Man United 1-0 Aston Villa (10/01/22)

Everton 2-3 Brighton (02/01/22)

Brentford 2-1 Aston Villa (02/01/22)

Everton 1-1 Chelsea (16/12/21)

Aston Villa 1-3 Chelsea (26/12/21)

Crystal Palace 3-1 Everton (12/12/21)

Norwich 0-2 Aston Villa (14/12/21)

Having proved a highly unpopular appointment in the first place, Rafa Benitez was finally forced out after managing just nine points from the last available 39 in the league.

With the cloud of controversy partially lifted, Duncan Ferguson will be hoping to make a strong start to his second spell in interim command at Goodison - having won one and lost none out of four games last time.

However, Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard will also be particularly motivated for this clash and should find his team in good spirits after their comeback from two goals down against Manchester United.

With three wins and no defeats to their name in the last five meetings between the teams, the Villans will be optimistic of ruining Ferguson's day on Merseyside.

Odds correct at the time of writing. 18+. begambleaware.org