We’re back from the international break, and the glorified preseason that was the first five matches is over. Now we get down to business. With Nottingham Forest (and former Aston Villa left back Eric Lichaj) visiting Villa Park, the season can begin in earnest.
And given Forest’s propensity for giving up (and scoring) a lot of goals, we could be in for an absolute thriller. Expect goals and a fast-paced back-and-forth affair. That’s not to say that Villa won’t find a way to either 1) mess up that plan or 2) give us yet another punch in the gut (or 3) both), but this should be a lot more fun than the last couple of matches we’ve gotten to see.
And the good news is, we get to see this one!
You’ll find details, where you can watch, a live twitter feed (in case you can’t watch), and lineups below. UTV!
Location: Villa Park, Birmingham, England
Kick-off time: 1:15 PM GMT, 8:15 AM Eastern, 5:15 AM Pacific
Available TV: Sky Sports 1 HD (UK, Ireland)
Available streaming: beIN SPORTS CONNECT (subscription), FuboTV (US, allows access to beIN SPORTS CONNECT and hundreds of other football streams, monthly subscription, click here to sign up), Sky GO (UK)
Available radio: BBC WM 95.6 FM (not online), AVTV (If audio doesn’t work, try using Safari)
For listings in other countries, check LiveSoccerTV.com.
Aston Villa squad
Team news: Jonathan Kodjia makes his debut against @NFFC. Ritchie De Laet makes his home debut. #AVFC #NFFC #AVLNOT pic.twitter.com/0hwZq1kyr0— Aston Villa FC (@AVFCOfficial) September 11, 2016
Nottingham Forest squad
#NFFC v Aston Villa: Stojkovic, Lichaj, Mancienne, Perquis, Fox, Carayol, Kasami, Lansbury (c), Cash, Osborn, Vellios— Nottingham Forest FC (@NFFC) September 11, 2016
#NFFC subs: Henderson, Mills, Dumitru, Pereira, Licá, Lam, Grant— Nottingham Forest FC (@NFFC) September 11, 2016