This Wednesday, August 9, 2017 (11:45 AM Pacific) Colchester United will host Aston Villa at the Colchester Community Stadium for a match in the first round of the EFL Cup. The game is set to be a mismatch but it should still be intriguing to see how Aston Villa performs.
How to Watch Colchester United vs Aston Villa
The Colchester United vs Aston Villa match will be broadcast this Wednesday, August 9 at 11:45 AM Pacific:
TV Schedule: ESPN 3
Watch Live Online: Sling TV (Watch 7 Days Free)
Colchester United vs Aston Villa Preview
Aston Villa had a lackluster 16-17 season, finishing 13th in the Championship still under the leadership of Steve Bruce. The English manager was expected to fight for promotion and is still expected to do the same in this new season. Villa had a productive off-season adding some experienced players like Glen Whelan from Stoke City, Ahmed Elmohamady from Hull City and most notably John Terry from Chelsea.
The loan deal for the youngster Josh Onomah from Tottenham was also a very intriguing deal that could make a positive impact on the team. If Josh Onomah gets the start for Steve Bruce he should be one of the key players to watch as he is a young and exciting talent at only 20 years old and is capable of causing major problems to any defense The Villans had a decent start to the new Championship season, getting a 1-1 draw against Hull City at Villa Park. The eternal goal scorer for Villa Gabriel Agbonlahor scored the goal that gave the home side the point from the encounter.
Aston Villa will be facing a much weaker opponent in this game but will be playing away from home in a stadium that only fits just above ten thousand spectators. Colchester was a decent side in League Two last season, finishing eighth in the competition but should struggle against a formidable Aston Villa team.
The U’s are coming off a 3-1 loss against Stanley in the first match-day of League Two and should also take the L in this game against the Championship side. The game should still be an interesting encounter and it will be intriguing to see what players Steve Bruce uses as well as the result of the encounter in a very winnable game for Villa.