Three in a row! What is even happening? And what’s more, it’s three clean sheets in a row. This has literally never happened in the league in my time as an Aston Villa fan, so I am thoroughly befuddled.
Well, let’s see if we can keep the good times rolling against Huddersfield Town today. Unlike the last three matches (against teams that are now in 10th, 22nd, and 24th) today’s tilt is against a team who are genuinely good and currently sitting in 3rd. They’ve gotten there largely on the back of a stingy defense. Only five other clubs have allowed fewer goals than the Terriers, which helps them overcome an offense that is anemic by top-six standards.
Luckily for us, one of those five stingier clubs is Aston Villa. Given all of the injuries we’ve seen in the past few weeks and the travel, I’d expect that today is the day we see the winning streak end. But it wouldn’t surprise me if this newly-invigorated version of Villa put up quite a fight.
Here’s how you can follow along.
Location: John Smith’s Stadium, Huddersfield, England
Kick-off time: 7:45 PM BST, 2:45 PM Eastern, 11:45 AM Pacific
Available TV: None
Available streaming: None
Available radio: BBC WM 95.6 FM (not online), AVTV (If audio doesn’t work, try using Safari)
Other listings are available from livesoccertv.com.