Aston Villa, fresh from their impressive 4-0 victory over Everton in the Premier League, are set to take on Hibernian in the Europa Conference League. With a spot in the group stages up for grabs, both teams are gearing up for an intense showdown.
Villa’s European Ambitions
This season, Aston Villa’s path to the European stage has been notable. The team is buzzing after a spectacular victory over Everton, in which John McGinn, Douglas Luiz, Leon Bailey, and Jhon Durán all scored. Their European ambitions are apparent as they go to Edinburgh to play Hibernian, hoping to secure a place in the Europa Conference League.
The Fixture Details
Hibernian will play host to Aston Villa at Easter Road on Wednesday, August 23rd. The kick-off is scheduled for 17.45 BST. The second leg will see Hibernian travelling to Villa Park, ensuring an exciting home and away battle between the two teams.
Tuning In: Broadcast Details
Fans eager to catch the action can tune in to BBC Scotland, accessible on Sky, Virgin, and Freeview channel 108. Additionally, the match will be streamed live on BBC iPlayer, available on both desktop and mobile devices. For those using the iPlayer app, location settings might require adjustments to access the coverage.
Team News: Aston Villa’s Squad Update
Ahead of this crucial European fixture, Unai Emery provided insights into the team’s fitness. Key players Tyrone Mings and Emiliano Buendía are sidelined with long-term knee injuries. Jacob Ramsey is also out with an ankle/foot injury and will be sidelined for a few weeks. On the plus side, John Durán has returned, and Bertrand Traoré is back on the bench. Emery also mentioned Alex Moreno’s imminent recovery from a thigh injury, saying he is “close to being a part of us.”
Hibernian’s Recent Form
Hibernian is entering the clash on a positive note, having secured a 2-1 victory over Raith Rovers in the Scottish League Cup. Their performance in this match will be a key indicator of their readiness to face a team of Aston Villa’s calibre.
As the clock ticks down to this European face-off, fans from both sides are eagerly awaiting a match that promises intensity, strategy, and top-tier football action.