And breath. Villa escaped a transfer window unharmed, and what’s more - they’ll be starting their home campaign of the 18/19 season with three points already in the bag.
Villa welcome Wigan Athletic to Villa Park today, in their first home match of the season.With a vibrant atmosphere expected at Villa Park, and positivity abound, it honestly doesn’t get much better than this.
Another win, however, would be nice.
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We’re here. Kick-off commences soon, and you can find out how to watch Villa vs Wigan below.
TV and Streaming
Location: Villa Park, Birmingham, England
Kick-off time: 15.00 pm UK, 10.00 am Eastern, 07.00 am Pacific
Weather: Warm, with the potential to bucket it down later on. 20c in Aston
Open Match Thread: Join in the comments below! Predictions welcome.
Available TV: The match is not available on TV
Available video streaming: AVTV for members outside of the UK.
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).
Twitter: You can find our live updates @7500toHolte, and we’d also recommend @VillaReport for updates as well.
Holtecast: James Rushton and Daniel Raza previewed Aston Villa’s new season on the latest Holtecast
Previously: Villa got off to a good start by beating Hull and Alan Hutton scored.
Preview: James previewed the Wigan vs Villa match.
xV x 2: The AVFC analysis column returned with a look at the Hull Game and an extra on why the signing of John McGinn is so important.
We kept Jack: Yep, Villa stood tall in the face of Tottenham and the pull of London to keep their star player. Feels good man.
Injuries + Suspensions
Aston Villa will miss Ritchie De Laet to suspension for a couple of games after he picked up a major ban during his time in Belgium last season. Keinan Davis is a doubt, while Scott Hogan is out. Mile Jedinak may not make the game, we’ll see.
Hull seem to have no major worries when it comes to this, which is some small relief for those lost.
Aston Villa squad
Team news: Three debutants for our Villa Park opener this afternoon...— Aston Villa FC (@AVFCOfficial) August 11, 2018
Ørjan Nyland, Axel Tuanzebe and John McGinn all start against @LaticsOfficial.#PartOfThePride #AVFC pic.twitter.com/f9LN5Ac0iH
TEAM NEWS: Here’s how our hosts @AVFCOfficial line up this afternoon!#wafc ⚪️ https://t.co/ZCpSV0EWxe— Wigan Athletic (@LaticsOfficial) August 11, 2018