Aston Villa have made three promising signings in Boubacar Kamara, Diego Carlos and Philippe Coutinho this summer.
Aston Villa will kickstart their pre-season with a friendly against League Two outfit Walsall. The friendly at the Bescot Stadium on Saturday will provide Steven Gerrard with an opportunity to assess his players’ fitness levels. Besides, the upcoming clash will also help them get some valuable game time ahead of the new season. As for Walsall, Saturday’s clash will provide them with a chance to get positive results following two defeats in their two games this summer till now.
Last season was not what Aston Villa would have wanted. They could only finish in the bottom half on the 14th spot. Gerrard will be keen to improve on that performance and help them fight for European places in the upcoming campaign. They have also made some good signings in this window so far which could help Gerrard make them play better all around. On the other hand, Walsall suffered back-to-back defeats in the summer so far. They have a tough task in getting anything out of a Premier League outfit, nonetheless, they will try to provide them with a difficult challenge.
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Aston Villa have made three promising signings in Boubacar Kamara, Diego Carlos and Philippe Coutinho. All three add a lot of quality to their squad, however, it is not clear how many of them could play some part on Saturday. Carlos is the likeliest to make his debut on Saturday. On the other hand, Walsall have brought in quite a few new players. Hence, some of them could feature for them on Saturday. But question marks remain over the participation of the injured duo of Liam Gordon and Oisin McEntee.
Walsall possible line-up: Przybek, Bennett, Monthe, Clarke, Gordon, Kiernan, Riley, Kinsella, Allen, James-Taylor, Williams
Aston Villa possible line-up: Steer, Chambers, Carlos, Mings, Young; Luiz, Sanson, Nakamba, Buendia, El Ghazi, Ings
The pre-season friendly match between Walsall and Aston Villa will take place at Bescot Stadium on Saturday at 5:30 pm IST.
The live coverage of the upcoming friendly match between Walsall and Aston Villa will be available on VillaTV. More details of the live coverage can be found on their official club website.