Nothing like Aston Villa to surprise you, right? Who’d have expected that?
Who’d have expected any of this? It’s been a rollercoaster from start to finish and we’re heading for the home straight. Tonight, Villa take on Leeds in their penultimate home game before the regular season ends.
If you want some reading, here is a match preview that we did with the Leeds blog, Through It All Together. An open match thread will be up on site for you to comment in also.
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Also, please note that as of the 12th of April, Aston Villa matches will no longer be available on mainstream US television. ESPN have launched ESPN +, a subscription service where they will be sticking Championship games.
TV and Streaming
Location: Villa Park, Birmingham, England
Kick-off time: 19.45 pm UK, 14.45 am Eastern, 11.45 am Pacific
Weather: Should be dry, slightly mild and windy in Aston with small chance of rain
Open Match Thread: Join in the comments here!
Available TV: Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Football in the UK, BeIn Sports 2 in Australia.
Available video streaming: ESPN+ in the US, Now TV or Sky Go in the UK, BeIn Sports Connect in Australia
Other listings are available from livesoccertv.com.
Available radio: Talksport 2, BBC WM 95.6 FM (not online), AVTV (If audio doesn’t work, try using Safari).
XV: Alex Carson spoke volumes about Villa’s charity work, after gifting second place to Fulham. Give it a read, this column is the best bit of Villa writing out there.
Aston Villa will be without Alan Hutton, Jed Steer and Axel Tuanzebe while Birkir Bjarnason and John Terry are also doubts after missing the Cardiff match.
Leeds United will miss a legion of players. Pontus Jansson is out due to concussion protocols (fair play on that). Luke Ayling as well as Laurens De Bock, Conor Shaughnessy and Liam Cooper will all miss out as well as Eunan O’Kane AND Adam Forshaw. Finally Gaetano Beradi will also miss out due to suspension.
Aston Villa squad
| Team news:— Leeds United (@LUFC) April 13, 2018
➡️ 3 changes from Preston
➡️ Pearce, Pennington & Alioski start
➡️ Pascal Struijk named on bench
➡️ Pablo Hernandez captains pic.twitter.com/gEcxBqdNjD