Villa managed to secure an ugly win over Swansea City, and those three points will look sweeter as the Villa boys now travel up north to seal victory over an injury hit Preston side who have failed to capitalise on their early promise.
Preston, as you may note, were the last team that Steve Bruce faced while in charge of Villa. It’s come full circle for Villa as they start their return fixtures following the visit to Wales a few days ago.
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We’re here. Kick-off commences soon, and you can find out how to watch Preston North End vs Aston Villa below.
TV & Streaming
Location: Deepdale, Preston, England
Kick-off time: 15.00 UK, 10.00 Eastern, 7.00 Pacific
Weather: 10c in Preston
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Available TV: None.
Available video streaming: AVTV for International viewers
Other listings are available from livesoccertv.com.
Available radio: BBC WM 95.6 FM (not online), AVTV (If audio doesn’t work, try using Safari).
Injuries & Suspensions
Aston Villa will miss Jack Grealish, Mile Jedinak, Neil Taylor, Axel Tuanzebe and Henri Lansbury
Aston Villa squad
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Two changes from the weekend with Jordan Storey and Ryan Ledson coming in the starting Xl.
Davies misses out after his injury against Hull City, with Browne out with an injury picked up in training. pic.twitter.com/5c0PRDOXr6