At the weekend, they'll be in the same place against the same club in the FA Cup quarter-final.
Needless to say, I'm really stoked about this. It's a West Midlands derby for the right to a trip to Wembley… some of the highest stakes this rivalry has seen over the last few years.
It's the first time that Villa are in the final eight since a 2010 run to the semi-final and Tim Sherwood will officially take charge of his first Cup game against Villa's local rivals.
The derby match should also mean a bumper crowd at Villa Park, with both Baggies and Villans surely ready to snatch up tickets.
While the competition might be lacking some of the glamorous sides this season, there's a good classic Cup feel with some of the more historic clubs in England still in the fold.
There will be at least one lower-league side headed to Wembley for a semi-final as Bradford City and Reading were drawn against each other.
It marks a fourth successive home FA Cup draw for Villa this competition; they will not play a proper road tie unless a replay is needed.
Oh, also there's this incredibly weird stat:
The full list of fixtures follows…
Liverpool v. Blackburn Rovers
Bradford City v. Reading
Preston North End / Manchester United v. Arsenal
Aston Villa v. West Bromwich Albion
Looking forward to a shot at two wins in a week over the Tesco bags? Terrified of losing twice in a week and never hearing the end of it? Ready for a whole entire week of Robert making memes about wet sandwiches or something like that? Let us know your reaction to the draw in the caption!