Aston Villa Friendly Fixtures 2021
While most Aston Villa fans focus is on the Euros and the exploits of the club’s two players in the England team, the club released details of the first arranged friendlies.
Top billing goes to the return of hosting a major European team at Villa Park (a bit of warm-up for future Villa European adventures?), when Villa Park will see the visit of serial Europa League/UEFA Cup winners Sevilla. The match against the Spanish outfit takes place a week before Villa’s Premier League season’s curtain raiser against Watford.
MOMS understands there are also plans for Villa to potentially play an overseas game, although this will be behind closed doors with no fans allowed.
Meanwhile, supporters will get a chance to see the new signings in more local games, with pre-season fixtures against neighbours Walsall and Stoke City, which both take place in the third week of July.
In addition, there’s also a behind-closed-doors match at Bodymoor Heath Training Ground against Nottingham Forest, which has probably been set up for Villa players who have been away on international break and will join Villa’s preseason a little later.
Ticket details for the three fixtures Villa fans can attend will be released by the club soon.
Pre-season dates and kick-off times
Wednesday, July 21 (ko 7.30pm) – Walsall (A)
Saturday, July 24(ko 3pm) – Stoke City (A)
Wednesday, July 28 (ko 1pm) – Nottingham Forest (H – Bodymoor Heath)
Saturday, August 7 (ko 3pm) – Sevilla (H – Villa Park)