Midweek Sports Special
After Villa were far from impressive against Shrewsbury Town on Saturday afternoon, Steve Bruce will hope that his team can actually show the Villa supporters that they can be a promotional force next season.
This evening’s game is a welcome return of what used to be a fairly annual preseason local match-up, and a fixture that Villa have had mixed fortunes in.
Tonight, hopefully, we’ll see a bit more cohesiveness and intent in Villa’s forward play.
If you’re not at the game, you can watch it on the live Youtube stream below.
It’s a little known fact that Aston Villa have never beaten Walsall in a competitive league fixture in the history of football. Their only wins have come in FA Cup fixtures in 1912 and 1930.
Granted the teams have only ever played four times in the league, in the early 1970’s, when both were in the old Division Three, but Walsall managed one win and three draws in that period.
WALSALL v ASTON VILLA
Kick-off 7.45pm -Banks’s Stadium
Villa Team Line-up
Johnstone, Bree, Samba, Terry ©, Taylor, Lansbury, Hourihane, Bjarnason, Amavi, Green, Agbonlahor.
Subs: Bunn, Chester, Hutton, Richards, Lyden, Veretout, Hogan.
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