Aston Villa on Sky Sports
Another three of Aston Villa’s fixtures were announced for Sky TV coverage this week, suggesting that with the Premier League title race as good as over, the only real drama for the behind-closed-doors climax to the season will be the relegation battle.
Without supporters in stadiums, the TV product is distinctly lacking, so on top of whatever artifice the TV companies can inject, what games really need is high stakes intrigue. Unless Wolves and Sheffield United can make a decent fist of a fight for a Champions League place, it’ll be the usual suspects contesting the top four, so the relegation battle seems the most likely avenue to provide drama.
Villa though will certainly need to get some kind of change out of fixtures against the likes of Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal, to stay in the conversation, so no doubt Sky will hope Villa can find some desire and killer instinct from their warm-up against Sheffield United.
If Villa and Norwich are as good as down by the end of June, then the relegation battle will lose a lot of interest.
While Villans may have been hoping for some free TV coverage of Villa games, the following three confirmed Sky TV fixtures will mean five out of their first six games of the restart will have been selected by Sky TV.
Aston Villa on Sky Sports Dates
Liverpool v Aston Villa
Sunday, July 5 (ko 4.30pm) – live on Sky Sports
Aston Villa v Manchester United
Thursday, July 9 (ko 8.15pm) – live on Sky Sports
Aston Villa v Crystal Palace
Sunday, July 12 (ko 2pm) – live on Sky Sports
Villa will be desperate to get at least three or four points on the board in their remaining June fixtures, because six games in the month of July will not be easy going to secure their Premier League status.
At the moment, you’d probably say, Villa will need four wins out of nine to have any chance of staying up.
After only seven wins in 29 games, so far, it’s going to be a tough task.
Aston Villa’s Remains Fixtures
- 17th: 6pm Sheffield United (h) Sky TV
- 21st: 4.15pm Chelsea (h) Sky TV
- 24th: 6pm Newcastle United (a) BT Sport
- 27th: 12.30pm Wolves (h) BT Sport
- 5th: 4.30pm Liverpool (a) Sky TV
- 9th: 8.15pm Manchester United (h) Sky TV
- 12th: 2.15pm Crystal Palace (h) Sky TV
- 15th: 8pm Everton (a)
- 18th: 3pm Arsenal (h)
- 26th: 3pm West Ham United (a)
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