By ADAM TROXTELL
Aston Villa is searching for its first win with Tim Sherwood in charge against local rivals.
West Brom visits Villa Park for the first of two times this week in English Premier League action on Tuesday. The Baggies are unbeaten in their last five outings and will try to hand their Midlands rivals a third consecutive defeat.
After falling to Newcastle on Saturday, Villa sits 19th in the Premier League standings and can climb out of the relegation zone with a win. Fellow strugglers Sunderland visit Hull in search of a vital win, while Southampton tries to regain ground in the race for a UEFA Champions League spot against 12th-place Crystal palace.
Midweek domestic cup action is taking place in both Germany and France. The DFB Pokal round of 16 kicks off with Bayer Leverkusen playing 2. Bundesliga side Kaiserslautern. Meanwhile, Borussia Dortmund will try to take Bundesliga form into its road trip to face Dynamo Dresden. Dortmund beat rivals Schalke 3-0 on Saturday for a fourth consecutive league win.
Later in the day, Santos Laguna will try to exact revenge on Queretaro, who trounced them 5-0 the last time the teams met in Copa MX action. Brazil’s Cruzeiro hosts Argentine club Huracan in Copa Libertadores group play, while Montreal Impact take a 2-2 aggregate score into the second leg against Pachuca in the CONCACAF Champions League.
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Enjoy the action (today’s soccer on TV schedule after the jump):
11 a.m. – ESPN3 – Bayer Leverkusen vs. Kaiserslautern
2:30 p.m. – ESPN3 – Dynamo Dresden vs. Borussia Dortmund
2:45 p.m. – NBCSN – Aston Villa vs. West Brom
2:45 p.m. – Premier League Extra Time – Hull vs. Sunderland
2:45 p.m. – Premier League Extra Time – Southampton vs. Crystal Palace
3 p.m. – beIN Sports USA – Boulogne vs. Saint-Etienne
5:45 p.m. – Fox Deportes – Barcelona SC vs. Libertad
6 p.m. – Fox Sports 2 – Mexico U-17 vs. St. Lucia U-17
7:50 p.m. – ESPN3 – Atletico San Luis vs. Mineros de Zacatecas
8 p.m. – Fox Deportes – Cruzeiro vs. Huracan
8 p.m. – Fox Sports 2 – Montreal Impact vs. Pachuca
8 p.m. – Univision Deportes – Guadalajara vs. Irapuato
9:55 p.m. – ESPN Deportes – Santos Laguna vs. Queretaro
10 p.m. – Univision Deportes – Monterrey vs. Tiburones De Veracruz