It was a midweek away match at Reading where things turned around for Aston Villa (a bit) last season. Will it be a midweek away match at Reading where things kick off for Villa this season? Who knows.
Reading weren’t predicted to have a great season, but it’s far too early to write them off just yet - and hell, if we are writing the Royals off, we may as well write Villa off.
As it’s not a televised tie - this match will be LIVE STREAMED on AVTV, for an international audience. Here’s all you need to know compiled by Phil Vogel. What’s more, don’t forget to get involved in the comments section below!
Location: Madejski Stadium, Reading, England
Kick-off time: 8.00 pm UK, 3.00 pm Eastern, 12.00 pm Pacific
Available US/UK TV: N/A
Available US/UK video streaming: AVTV Live internationally, Reading iFollow internationally.
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.
Aston Villa squad
Sam Johnstone, James Chester, John Terry, Ritchie De Laet, Neil Taylor, Glenn Whelan, Conor Hourihane, Josh Onomah, Birkir Bjarnason, Andre Green, Scott Hogan
Subs: Steer, Samba, Lansbury, Agbonlahor, Bree, Hutton, Adomah
Reading starting XI vs Aston Villa: Mannone, Gunter, Blackett, McShane (c), Moore, Van den Berg, Kelly, Swift, Clement, Barrow, Popa.— Reading FC (@ReadingFC) August 15, 2017
Reading subs vs Aston Villa: Jaakkola, Beerens, Evans, Mendes, McCleary, Bacuna, Ilori.— Reading FC (@ReadingFC) August 15, 2017