Everton know they can take a giant step towards a European spot in the Premier League this season by beating out-of-form Aston Villa at Goodison Park on Sunday.
The Toffees have a game in hand over their other top-four rivals and have just six Premier League fixtures to advance from their current eighth place.
Carlo Ancelotti’s men ended a six-game winless streak in all competitions by beating Arsenal 1-0 last time out, with a Bernd Leno own goal gifting the Merseysiders three points.
But Villa will be no pushovers. Dean Smith’s side may be on a three-game winless streak but they have aspirations of bursting into the top half of the table before the season closes out.
These sides are yet to meet this season after their initial fixture was postponed. It means there are plenty of unknowns as they clash for the first time since a 1-1 draw last July.
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When is Everton v Aston Villa on TV?
Everton v Aston Villa will take place on Saturday 1st May 2021.
What time is kick-off?
Everton v Aston Villa will kick off at 8pm.
There are numerous Premier League games taking place this weekend including Man Utd v Liverpool, which kicks off at 4:30pm on Sunday.
What TV channel is Everton v Aston Villa on?
The game will be shown live on BT Sport 1 from 7:30pm.
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How to live stream Everton v Aston Villa online
You can watch the match with a BT Sport monthly pass without signing up to a contract.
Regular subscribers can also stream matches via the BT Sport website or BT Sport app on a variety of devices including laptops, smartphones and tablets.
Everton v Aston Villa team news
Everton: Jean-Philippe Gbamin and Abdoulaye Doucoure are ruled out with injury, while Michael Keane is unlikely to have recovered from a hamstring strain.
Ancelotti may stick with the same XI that beat Arsenal at the Emirates last week, with Dominic Calvert-Lewin leading the line and supported by Richarlison, James Rodriguez and Gylfi Sigurdsson.
Aston Villa: Matty Cash returns from suspension but Smith will be without Trezeguet, Morgan Sanson and Jack Grealish here.
Expect Ross Barkley to start once again behind lone striker Ollie Watkins.
Everton v Aston Villa odds
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Our prediction: Everton v Aston Villa
On paper these sides seem fairly evenly matched, but it is Everton who perhaps have the more star-studded XI that could prove crucial on Saturday.
Ancelotti’s forward four is a threat to any side and a win here could catapult the Toffees above Tottenham and Liverpool.
Villa’s defensive weaknesses were on display against West Brom last time out and that is what could fail them again here. Both teams should score, but the hosts are favourites to take the win.
For the full breakdown of what games are coming up check out our Premier League fixtures on TV guide.