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Aston Villa vs Middlesbrough: Lineups, live stream info and how to watch play-offs online

Here’s how you can watch todays game as Villa take on Boro in the play-offs

Bennett Berry

I'll ask you again, nervous?

Despite heading into today's second-leg against Middlesbrough with a single goal lead, the nerves won't ebb away until the final whistle is blown in a few hours.

It's the last leg of the Championship play-off semi-final. Fulham await the victor. How can you watch it? We’ve got the info below.

A big thanks to Bennett Berry for creating all of our match-day images throughout the season. Give him a follow.

Also, please note that as of the 12th of April, Aston Villa matches will no longer be available on mainstream US television. ESPN have launched ESPN +, a subscription service where they will be sticking Championship games. Read more about how that works here. Check the listings below to see if the match is on this service, or AVTV

TV and Streaming

Location: Villa Park, Birmingham, England

Kick-off time: 19.45 pm UK, 14.45 pm Eastern, 11.45 am Pacific

Weather: DECENT. It’s very nice in Birmingham.

Open Match Thread: Join in the comments over on our open match thread. Up soon.

Available TV:

USA: No traditional TV in the USA. ESPN + must be used.

UK & Ireland: Sky Sports Main Event. Sky Sports Football.

Australia: BeIn Sports 2

Rest of the World: Other listings are available from

Available video streaming: In Australia you can grab the game on BeIn Sports Connect. In the United States you’ll need to use ESPN + to stream the game. In the UK you can watch the match on Now TV or Sky Go.

Available radio: Talksport, SiriusXM FC, 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.

Holtecast: James and Dani broke down the first-leg and previewed the second-leg in the latest podcast!

Since it is a televised tie in the UK - this match will NOT feature on AVTV, for an international audience. For future reference on AVTV, here’s all you need to know compiled by Phil Vogel.


Aston Villa will miss Axel Tuanzebe, Jed Steer and may be without Ahmed Elmohamady.

Reading Material

The Villa Week: Imagine a naked Tony Pulis, staring you down, and headbutting you?

xV: Alex Carson ran through the play-offs in his excellent column

RIP: We’re saying goodbye to former Villan, Jlloyd Samuel who tragically passed away earlier today.

Aston Villa squad

Middlesbrough squad

Live twitter stream