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Aston Villa vs Birmingham City: Lineups, live stream info and how to watch Second City Derby online

All you need to know as the Second City Derby comes to Villa Park

The Second City Derby returns to the Championship fixture list with both Aston Villa and Birmingham City on an equal points tally.

While the Blues are mirroring a bang-average Championship side (and let’s be honest, that’s a massive improvement for that lot) Villa are looking to push on under the leadership of Head Coach Dean Smith.

That can only happen with a win against their closest rivals. This is perhaps the most important Second City Derby for Aston Villa in a long, long time (it’s been important for Blues, who were almost relegated twice off the back of losing the derby).

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We’re here. Kick-off commences soon, and you can find out how to watch Villa vs Blues


TV & Streaming

Location: Villa Park, Birmingham

Kick-off time: 12.00 pm UK, 7.00 am Eastern, 4.00 am Pacific

Weather: 6c in Aston.

Open Match Thread: Join in the comments below! Predictions welcome.

Available TV: Sky Sports Football

Available video streaming: ESPN + for US viewers. Sky Go and NOW TV for UK viewers. BeIn Sports in Australia.

Other listings are available from

Available radio: BBC WM 95.6 FM (not online), AVTV (If audio doesn’t work, try using Safari).

Twitter: You can find our live updates @7500toHolte, and we’d also recommend @VillaReport for updates as well.

Injuries & Suspensions

Aston Villa won’t see Keinan Davis. Birkir Bjarnason is out and John McGinn may miss out.

Aston Villa squad

Birmingham squad

Live twitter stream