What more is there to say? Aston Villa are going off the boil, and while the playoffs are a sure bet, it’s a shame to see Bruce’s gung-ho Lions on the wind down, but hey - maybe they need a bit of rest before the extremity of the playoffs arrive?
Today’s opponents are Reading, enjoying a slight bounce of sorts under new manager Paul Clement, we spoke to The Tilehurst End to preview the game, and you can also find another preview on this week’s Holtecast.
As it is not a televised tie - this match will BE LIVE STREAMED on AVTV, for an international audience. For future reference on AVTV, here’s all you need to know compiled by Phil Vogel. Don’t forget to get involved in the comments section below!
TV and Streaming
Location: Villa Park, Birmingham, England
Kick-off time: 19.45 pm UK, 14.45 pm Eastern, 11.45 am Pacific
Available TV: None
Available video streaming: AVTV for an international audience
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).
Holtecast: Episode 139 takes you through the Reading game!
Aston Villa will be without Jed Steer and Chris Samba, and it looks like Glenn Whelan and Neil Taylor will need to be assessed.
Reading are without a metric-ton of players. Yann Kermogant misses through suspension, while Jordan Obita, Paul McShane, Omar Richards amongst others will miss out via injury.
Aston Villa squad
TEAM NEWS | Here’s your Royals side to face @AVFCOfficial this evening… https://t.co/xsJOAMkzuN— Reading FC (@ReadingFC) April 3, 2018
Reading: Mannone, Gunter (c), Blackett, Moore, Ilori, Evans, Edwards, Bacuna, Aluko, Barrow, Smith.
Subs: Jaakkola, Van den Berg, Swift, Clement, Martin, Kelly, Holmes. pic.twitter.com/P2Q4nU2sJk