An Aston Villa vs. Liverpool 2013 live stream and televised game is among the matchups on Saturday's schedule for the English Premier League soccer. Both teams will be looking to get the win and move up in the points table as the season starts to unfold. Today's game is a featured TV and live streaming Premier League game via the NBC networks.
According to an Aug. 23 report at BBC Sport, Aston Villa has good news for today's matchup as their defender Ciaran Clark has been cleared to play. Clark sustained a head injury this past week which required a substitute player to step in for him. It's also been reported that they will have Chris Herd back after his calf injury, but their player Nathan Baker will be out due to his twisted ankle.
For Liverpool, left-back Aly Cissokho is their latest signing, received on "season-long loan from Valencia," and he could debut for the team in today's game. Out of the lineup for Liverpool will be Sebastian Coates due to knee injury, and Luis Suarez on his 10-match ban.
While it's still very early into the Premier League season, these two teams rank among the top six or seven clubs right now. Aston Villa is in fifth place in the points table with 3 points, while Liverpool also has 3 points and is at the seventh spot on the table. Aston Villa comes into this matchup with a record of 1-1, after losing to Chelsea in their previous matchup 2-1. Liverpool enters at 1-0 after defeating Stoke City at home in their opener last Saturday, 1-0. Today's matchup is a home game for Aston Villa at Villa Park.
Should Liverpool win today, it'll be the first time in five years they've won their first two games of the EPL season. Meanwhile, Aston Villa hopes to move up to 2-1, although the stats may be telling. Villa has given up at least a goal in each of the last 11 games played at Villa Park. They've also only won once at home out of 15 previous attempts against Liverpool since 1998. While they've looked good in their first two contests, they'll need to show they can win more at home, starting today.
Today's Aston Villa vs. Liverpool matchup will be televised via NBC and local affiliate stations on cable or satellite providers, with a start time of 12:30 p.m. EST in the United States. The game should also be live streaming online, thanks to the NBC Sports Live Extra site. The site has been showing Premier League soccer matchups since last weekend when the 2013-14 season began. See more info at NBC's site on how to watch this game online.