Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard face off in opposite managerial dugouts for the first time this weekend as Everton head to Aston Villa.
The pair racked up 220 England caps between them, as midfield partners for over 15 years, but the duo are now aiming to make a name for themselves in Premier League management.
Gerrard secured a 14th place finish for Villa last season, after replacing Dean Smith at Villa Park, with Lampard eventually steering Everton away from relegation following his arrival on Merseyside in January.
However, it has been a disappointing start to the 2022/23 campaign, with Villa losing 2-0 at newly promoted Bournemouth on the opening weekend, and Chelsea winning 1-0 at Goodison Park.
The Sporting News is on hand to bring you all the information you need ahead of this weekend’s match.
What time is Aston Villa vs. Everton?
Aston Villa play host to Everton at Villa Park in Birmingham, UK. It kicks off at 12:30 pm BST on Saturday, August 13.
|Date||Sat, Aug 13||Sat, Aug 13||Sat, Aug 13||Sat, Aug 13|
|time||12:30 BST||07:30 ET||07:30 ET||21:30 AET|
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How to watch Aston Villa vs. Everton
|TV channel||BT Sport 1||
USA Network, Universo
|Streaming||BT Sport App / NOW TV||NBC / fubo TV||fuboTV||Optus Sports|
UK: Matches are carried across Sky Sports and BT Sport streaming and TV platforms, with selected matches on Amazon Prime. This match will be shown on BT Sport.
USA: Select matches are televised on USA Network (English) and Telemundo or Universo (Spanish), and all three channels can be streamed on fuboTV. The rest of the matches are streamed on NBC platform Peacock for subscribers. This match will be shown on USA Network and live streamed on NBC and fuboTV.
Canada: Every Premier League game streams live and on demand exclusively via fuboTV.
Australia: Fans in Australia can stream matches live and on demand on Optus Sport.
Aston Villa vs. Everton predicted lineups
Tyrone Mings is expected to miss out again for Gerrard due to an ongoing stand off with him after being stripped of the club captaincy last month.
Gerrard has named John McGinn as the new club skipper with Mings still working on his match fitness and Kourtney Hause out with a knee injury.
Aston Villa predicted lineup (4-3-3): Martinez (GK) – Digne, Carlos, Konsa, Cash – Bundia, Kamara, McGinn – Coutinho, Ings, Bailey
Ben Godfrey has joined Andros Townsend on the long term injury list for Lampard with star striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin out for a month with a knee problem.
Captain Seamus Coleman is back in contention for the visitors and should return to the starting XI for the Toffees with Conor Coady in line for his debut.
Everton predicted lineup (5-4-1): Pickford (GK) — Myolenko Tarkowski, Mina, Coady, Coleman — Gray, Allan, Doucoure, McNeil — Gordon
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Aston Villa vs. Everton betting odds
Defeat on the opening weekend for both sides makes this clash a difficult one to call with both Gerrard and Lampard aiming to avoid the unwanted record of successive defeats this month.
Villa won home and away against Everton last season, once under Smith and once under Gerrard, and they will have an edge on their return to home turf in the early Saturday kick off.
|Aston Villa Wino||4/5||-120||1.83|
|About 2.5 Goals||1/1||+100||1.98|
|Both Teams to Score||4/5||-120||1.82|