Aston Villa return. Yay?
It feels very weird to be following the Villa right now (we always say that), and despite the table and points tally not looking anything near ugly, Villa’s playstyle and tempo displayed thus far has been tepid and disappointing. Manager Steve Bruce will be hoping for a revolution, injected by new singings Yannick Bolasie and Tammy Abraham with both yet to play a minute of football for Villa.
Today, they travel up to Blackburn for the prime time Saturday Championship match. The eyes of the world will be on these pair as Blackburn look to continue their fairly stylish start to the season, while Villa will hope to actually find a start to their season.
Mowbray’s side are fairly easy on the eye at times and can strike lethal blows. They punch above their weight and are looking to claim a stake in the top half of the table. They’ll do so by slaying Villa today. It won’t be easy, but when has it been easy?
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We’re here. Kick-off commences soon, and you can find out how to watch Villa vs Blackburn below.
TV and Streaming
Location: Ewood Park, Lancashire, England
Kick-off time: 17.30 pm UK, 12.30 pm Eastern, 09.30 am Pacific
Weather: Windy and wet up north, 13c.
Open Match Thread: Join in the comments below! Predictions welcome.
Available TV: Sky Sports in the UK, BeIn Sports two in Australia.
Available video streaming: AVTV for International Plus, ESPN PLUS for USA, Now TV or SKY GO in the UK, BeIn Sports Connect in Australia, DAZN in Canada.
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).
Injuries + Suspensions
Aston Villa will miss Keinan Davis and Scott Hogan. Yannick Bolaise may not play the full 90.