Leeds United travel to Birmingham to take on Aston VIlla tonight at Villa Park. When the schedule was released last summer, this was seen as a possible promotion or playoff decider. Instead, this match will go along a way towards determine Aston Villa’s seeding in the playoffs and have very little to do with Leeds United’s place in the table.
Leeds have only a few games left in their dumpster fire of a season, while Villa are looking to get promotion back to the Premier League after being out for the past two seasons. The top two clubs in the Championship in terms of attendance will be playing in front of a packed house at Villa Park.
GW43 kicks off tonight with two of the leagues biggest teams:— EFL Stats (@EFLStats) April 13, 2018
Aston Villa v Leeds United
If you’re tuning in from home, you have multiple ways to watch this match.
First, if you’re located in the UK or Ireland, the match will be shown live on Sky Sports, meaning that you won’t have to try very hard to see the match. It’s also available on Fox Sports 1 Africa, if you’re tuning in from one of the countries where that’s available. The match will also be carried on beIN Sports 2 in both Australia and New Zealand, as well as be IN Sports 2 HD in the Middle East.
As for streaming, DAZN Canada has the match and it’s available on the new ESPN Plus in the United States. Yes, it’s now a pay service, but you can sign up for a free month’s trial. beIN Sports Connect will also have the match available in New Zealand, Australia, and the Middle East. LUTV will have the match in 33 different countries, such as Italy, Japan, Spain and Portugal.
Here are the lineups:
Pascal Struijk makes the bench with the return of Matthew Pennington, and Tom Pearce is recalled into the Starting XI. Samu Saiz also starts on the bench (!).
Also, Villa aren’t starting Hourihane or Adomah? They must fancy their chances against our sorry lot.