Six points, a win in the Carabao Cup. Villa? Are you ok? It’s only August!
We’ve still got two or so weeks left to see Villa carry out their best start to a campaign in a long while. While a good start is a really good thing in this league (see last season, when a good start like this would have guaranteed Villa automatic promotion), Villa still need to keep it up and keep the losses, and the draws, to a minimum.
They’ve got a perfectly good chance to do so today against an Ipswich Town side that still doesn’t really know what it is. Paul Hurst, formerly of Shrewsbury Town is in charge - and they are going to need a while to rebuild.
Results so far haven’t been at all brilliant, but they won’t have Villa take them for mugs. Not like last season. We’ll see how this pans out.
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We’re here. Kick-off commences soon, and you can find out how to watch Villa vs Ipswich below.
TV and Streaming
Location: Portman Road, Suffolk, England
Kick-off time: 15.00 pm UK, 10.00 am Eastern, 07.00 am Pacific
Weather: Warm and free of rain. 24c in Ipswich.
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 the Ipswich game on the latest Holtecast! Listen below.
Previously: Villa barely beat Yeovil in the League Cup, but John McGinn starred in a 3-2 victory over Wigan.
xV: Only time will tell if Villa’s decent start means anything at all.
Roundtable: We all got our heads together to discuss Villa’s two wins so far.
Injuries + Suspensions
Aston Villa will miss Keinan Davis and Scott Hogan. Ipswich have a fit squad.
Aston Villa squad
Team news: It's one change from last weekend's victory at Villa Park as we visit @Official_ITFC today.— Aston Villa FC (@AVFCOfficial) August 18, 2018
Albert Adomah comes into the starting XI.#PartOfThePride #AVFC pic.twitter.com/DfmOVdhhnC
Ipswich Town squad
TEAM-NEWS | Here's how the Blues line-up against @AVFCOfficial at Portman Road this afternoon #itfc pic.twitter.com/aneQWlBgNf— Ipswich Town FC (@Official_ITFC) August 18, 2018