Former Aston Villa manager Dean Smith returns to Villa Park for the first time in the opposing dugout on Saturday when he brings his Norwich City side to B6.
It will be a bitter sweet day for the boyhood Villan who could see his Canaries team relegated to the Championship if the claret & blue are to pick up three points.
Here’s all the need to know details ahead of the clash.
When and where is the game?
The game takes place at Aston Villa’s home of Villa Park on Saturday 30th April.
Kick-off is scheduled for 15:00 (BST).
Is Aston Villa and Norwich City on TV?
No. Due to the 3PM blackout rule on Saturday’s in the UK, it won’t be available to watch through any traditional broadcaster.
Fans will be able to listen to full match commentary via VillaTV or alternatively, highlights will be available to watch during Match Of The Day on BBC One from 22:20.
Who is the match referee?
John Brooks will take charge of the contest with Adam Nunn and Wade Smith as his assistants.
Martin Atkinson is on fourth official duties whilst Lee Mason and Stuart Burt will be in control of VAR.
Brooks has officiated just three Premier League games so far this season including one of Villas - the 2-0 win away at Brighton back in February.
Villa will once again be without left-back Lucas Digne who has an ‘outside chance’ of playing some part before the end of the campaign.
Kortney Hause and Morgan Sanson should return from illness leaving the Villans with a near fully fit squad to choose from.
Marvelous Nakamba and Tim Iroegbunam are both pushing for starts and Emiliano Buendia is expected to get the nod versus his former team.
Norwich on the other hand have had some pretty rotten injury luck up to now and will be without Adam Idah (knee), Andrew Omobamidele (back) and Lukas Rupp (knee) for the trip to Villa Park.
Josh Sargent however should return after missing out in the defeat to Newcastle United.
Aston Villa: DLLLLW
Norwich City: LLWDLL
Villa have the much better record historically between the two sides winning 35 games to the Canaries’ 22 with 16 draws.
The claret & blue have won the last three fixtures by an aggregate scoreline of 8-2 including a 2-0 win in the reverse fiture this season at Carrow Road back in December.
Aston Villa: 4/11
Norwich City: 15/2
(Correct as of 28th April with Sky Bet)
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