Aston Villa have new owners, and thanks to that slice of news a cloud is now hanging over the managerial position of the club. It is expected that Steve Bruce will be dismissed as the manager of the team and replaced with Thierry Henry. Equally, it’s likely that he stays put. Either way, we probably won’t know anything tonight - and as of writing, it looks like Bruce will guide his side in a match against West Ham United.
Yes, Robert Snodgrass is returning - to face the Villa.
It’s a ‘home’ game played in Walsall - due to Villa Park’s pitch renovation - and Villa will take on Manuel Pellegrini’s Irons. You can watch it all below.
Thanks to Villa’s media team as well, you’ll be able to stream the game on YouTube. You can actually watch it on this page, below - if you fancy it. Enjoy the day and enjoy watching Villa again. It all starts here. Feel free to comment below!
TV and Streaming
Location: Bescot Stadium, Walsall, England
Kick-off time: 19.45 pm UK, 14.45 pm Eastern, 11.45 am Pacific
Weather: A warm evening in Walsall
Open Match Thread: Jump into the comments at the bottom of the page
Streaming: Click play on the video below
Villa will likely miss Scott Hogan, Rushian Hepburn-Murphy and Harry McKirdy. Callum O’Hare is also out injured for a number of weeks.
Aston Villa squad