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Aston Villa v Sheffield Wednesday: What time is kick-off, is it on TV and what are the odds?

Sheffield Wednesday will travel to Birmingham for their Championship clash with Aston Villa on Saturday 22 September.

There’s not a lot etween the two sides so far this season, as Jos Luhukay and Steve Bruce’s sides are just one point apart in the league table.

Jos Luhukay

Jos Luhukay

What time is kick off?

Kick off at Villa Park is at 3pm on Saturday 22 September.

Is the match on TV? Can I watch it on a live stream?

The match is not being shown by Sky Sports but should also be available to watch via the iFollow service and iFollow Audio.

How can I follow Villa v Wednesday live?

You’ll be able to follow all the latest updates and team news on The Star website.

Who will be in the teams for the match?

Defender Joost van Aken has been ruled out for at least a few more weeks but Sam Hutchinson may be in contention to make an appearance if his return to training goes to plan. 

Almen Abdi is still out, as is Kieran Lee following his injury setback.

Villa are without Scott Hogan who is still one or two weeks away from first team action and fellow forward Keinan Davis is still recovering from a groin injury.

Harry McKirdy is still out s he recovers from a dislocated shoulder, which recently required surgery.

Who is the referee?

Referee appointments have not yet been announced.

What are the betting odds?

Sky Bet have a win for the home side at 4/6, a draw at 11/4 and a win for Wednesday at 4/1.

What is the form of Villa and Wednesday?

The Owls come into the fixture on an unbeaten run of five matches and are currently 9th in the league table.

Wednesday midfielder Barry Bannan is in great form, scoring at the weekend against Stoke just days after picking up the goal of the month award for August.

Villa aren’t far behind in 12th place, just one point off Wednesday.

Steve Bruce faced criticism from his own fans following his team’s 1-1 draw with Blackburn at the weekend, which comes after a summer of speculation about his future.