With all eyes on Manchester United’s clash with Chelsea at Old Trafford on Sunday, Villa fans will be looking forward to the Premier League matchday at the Olympic Stadium on Thursday.
Villa fans can watch the match live on Sky Sports, BT Sport and BT Sport GO.
Villa will be hosting Chelsea for the first time in their history on the second day of the Barclays Premier League season.
With the FA Cup fifth round in their sights, Villa could be forced to make do with their own FA Cup fourth round fixtures as well as home games against Sunderland and Tottenham.
The last time Villa played at Old Stadio Olimpico, they beat Tottenham 3-0 in a penalty shootout.
However, the match against the Gunners will be a different story.
Villa will look to build on last season’s win, but this is not their first time fighting at home.
They have lost their last three Premier League matches in the city, including a 2-1 home defeat to West Bromwich Albion in November 2014.
The Villa squad have not been without a fight in recent weeks.
On Tuesday, Villas manager Paul Lambert was sacked by the club, who have been on the verge of losing their Premier League status, with the loss of striker Nicklas Bendtner and midfielder Nacho Monreal.
With only a few days to prepare for the fixture, Villa will need to be more ruthless against the reigning Premier League champions.
Manchester United vs. Chelsea Highlights: Manchester City 2-0 Villa Highlights: Manchester City 2_0 Villa – Sky Sports 4/10 Venue: Old Stads Stadium, London, United Kingdom Date: Saturday, November 13, 19:30 BST Venues: Old Trafford, Manchester, England Referee: Sue White Assistants: David Meehan and Chris Williams Attendance: 20,500 Official Website: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Old-Stadio-Olimpica-Olympic-Stadium-Old-Middlesbrough/101564141879057?ref=ts Match Info: Man Utd v Villa: Attire 1st half: 2-2 Venus v Man City Match 2nd half: 3-2 Venus: 2-1 City: 0-0 Arsenal: 3-2 Manchester United: 1-1 Venue Location Location(s) Venice, Italy Attended 1 Ville, Manchester 2 Stadios Olimpicos, Barcelona 3 Vici, Old Middlesbrugge 4 Sevilla, Camp Nou