Aston Villa v Walsall - how to watch online, timing and team news ahead of pre-season opener

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Aston Villa fans can follow every kick of action as the side take on Walsall in a pre-season meeting this weekend.

It's a big season ahead for Aston Villa after an impressive Premier League campaign last term and a spot in the Europa League. Fans will be able to get a first glimpse at Unai Emery's side this weekend against Walsall and the match can be streamed online.

It's the opener of a busy summer of pre-season fixtures for the Villains with a trip to the United States for the Premier League Summer Series and then two further matches in August coming between now and the start of the Premier League.

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Aston Villa begin their top-flight campaign with a trip to Newcastle United on Saturday, August 12.

Speaking about pre-season preparations, Emiliano Buendia told the official Aston Villa site: “I’m trying to give my best every year. Circumstances always change a little bit, but I’m back for this pre-season ready to work as hard as possible and help the team and the club to keep going.

“We’re going to work hard in our style, in our philosophy. We’ve shown already in the last few months since we’ve been working with the new staff how we want to work and how we want to play.

“Working with them from the beginning of the season is going to be excellent for everyone in the team to prepare well for the start of the season.”

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BiminghamWorld has all you need to know about the Aston Villa v Walsall match and how to follow the action online via VillaTV.

When and where is Aston Villa v Walsall?

Aston Villa will kick off their pre-season fixtures with a visit to League Two side Walsall.

The match takes place on Saturday, July 15 at 1 pm and is a precursor to the Premier League summer series in the United States later this month.

Walsall v Aston Villa will take place at the Poundland Bescot Stadium in Walsall.

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It’s a busy summer ahead for Aston Villa (Image: Getty Images)It’s a busy summer ahead for Aston Villa (Image: Getty Images)
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How to watch Aston Villa v Walsall online

Aston Villa fans who can't make it to the Poundland Bescot Stadium can follow the pre-season action online.

Aston Villa v Walsall is being broadcast on VillaTV so supporters can get a first look at Unai Emery's pre-season preparations.

VillaTV is selling a match pass for £4.99 which gives fans access to just this fixture. There is also an option to purchase a three-game package for £11.99 which will also grant access to Aston Villa v Lazio on Thursday, August 3 and Valencia v Aston Villa on Saturday, August 5.

Aston Villa team news

Unai Emery will have most of his squad to select from to feature against Walsall and will no doubt share minutes out across the side.

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Philippe Coutinho is set to miss out at he works on personal fitness in Brazil. Meanwhile, the Villa boss hasn't hinted at whether Youri Tielemans or Pau Torres will be available to feature in the first pre-season game but both are expected to be part of the Premier League Summer Series in the US.

Cameron Archer is one-to-watch after his loan spell a Middlesbrough but might play a bit-part role having recently returned from England Under-21 action.

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