Match preview: Our Ipswich Town game pack
Match: Villa v Ipswich
Date: November 25, 2017
Competition: Sky Bet Championship
Venue: Villa Park
Referee: Lee Collins
Jonathan Kodjia, Scott Hogan and John Terry remain as our longer-term injury concerns.
Hogan is predicted to be out for about a month after a stomach operation, while Terry is still some way off with his foot injury.
It is unknown when Kodjia will return.
Gabby Agbonlahor and Andre Green are also still sidelined, leaving Steve Bruce with the same crop that beat QPR and Sunderland to choose from.
Jack Grealish, Henri Lansbury and Mile Jedinak are all fit and available after their recent injuries.
Tickets for the Ipswich game are priced at just £20 to £33 for adults and £15 to £20 for concessions.
U21s can attend for between £10 to £17 and U16s from £5 to £10.
Family packages are available at £45 to £55 (two adults and two U16s).
Tickets are on general sale.
To buy, visit us in person, call 0333 323 1874 or buy from our online ticket office.
We know what to expect from a Mick McCarthy team – they've made a very good start.
He's been there five years or so now and in my opinion he's very underrated.
He's a very capable, good manager who's been around the block.
You always know what you're going to get when you face his sides – they'll be up and at you.
They'll never give anything up, just like Mick himself. They'll mirror him.
Albert Adomah has scored three goals in his last two games for Aston Villa – the winger has scored eight goals from 11 shots on target in the Championship this season.
Robert Snodgrass has now provided more assists than any other Villa player in the Championship this season.
His tee-up for Adomah against Sunderland in midweek was his fourth of the campaign.
We have lost just twice in our last 15 league games, winning nine and drawing four.The Tractor Boys have failed to keep a clean sheet in each of their last 16 away league games.
9am – Ticket Office opens
9am – Villa Store opens
12noon – Our hospitality areas open
12noon – Holte Suite open exclusively for season ticket holders
12noon – Holte Pub open exclusively for Lions Club members
1pm – The Family Fan Zone opens
1.30pm – Turnstiles are open
2.15pm – The pre-match warm-up
3pm – Kick-off!
3.45pm – Half-time
4.55pm – Match ends
The Villa Store will be open after the game as well!
First time at Villa Park?
To help you find your way to the stadium from your train/car park, we’ve put up some way finding banners around Aston – look out for them on your way to Villa Park.
Once you arrive at Villa Park, any of our friendly stewards or Fan Squad will be able to help you find your way to your block and seat, or to our Club Shop/Ticket Office.
Providing fans with a fun, safe and exciting football experience has been a central part of the club’s operation for many years.
Villa Park offers a great family day out in a safe environment and welcomes all supporters – new and old – to enjoy watching football here.
Why not check out this info which will give you all the details you need to make the most of your day out at Villa Park – whether you’re a family coming for the first time or you’re new to the area or visiting and would like to experience football in the Villa Park atmosphere.
Make sure you get prepared for the match with our new-look Villa News & Record, the official matchday programme.
They’ll be available from kiosks around the ground.
Alternatively, you can buy the programme online too.
If you’re sitting in the Holte End, get ready for our giant Holte Flag.
It’s made up of your images from our #PartOfThePride mosaic.
Also, if you sit in Lower North Stand, Project B6 will be on hand with supporter flags pre-match.
Why not find out more about them on Twitter.
Our friendly mascots Hercules, Bella and Chip will also be on hand around the ground and pitchside pre-match to entertain our junior fans.
Hercules will be leading our ‘My Home Debut’ group around the pitch before kick-off, be sure to give them a clap.
Stadium Car Parks
Safety is our priority.
On matchdays, our stadium car parks have a large number of pedestrians passing through them, as well as the vehicles that need to be parked.
The priority of our operation is to ensure the safety of everyone here at Villa Park.
We are undertaking a process of improving our current arrangements for vehicle parking and pedestrian safety and over the coming weeks you will notice changes in how we operate, including how we park cars on your arrival.
We ask for your cooperation and continued support to help us implement these new operations.
In order to keep everyone safe:
- All car park passes must be visible at all times
- Speed restrictions are in place – please adhere to the speed limits
- Please follow the direction of stewards to parking areas. We will direct you to your parking space
- CCTV is in operation
- Please be aware of pedestrians and children at all times
- Parking is available for Villa Village visitors for up to 30 minutes in an allocated bay up to three hours before kick-off
Thank you in anticipation for your support – enjoy the match!
Safety and Security
Three points isn't the only priority today for Villa v Ipswich.
Making sure everyone goes home safe is the most important result.
We have been working closely with the police and the EFL, over the summer, to review security at Villa Park.
Now we are asking you to do your bit.
Stadium managers from clubs have been briefed by counter terrorism police.
It is vital that everyone - players, staff and supporters - remain vigilant and report any concerns to stewards or police.
Attacks might be rare, and the chance of you being caught up in one unlikely, but the message is #ActionCountersTerrorism.
Here's a quick reminder of what you can do to help keep yourself and others safe:
- Arrive early, allowing more time for security checks
- Minimise what you carry, fewer bag searches will speed up entry to the ground
- Be vigilant at all times and if you see anything suspicious, tell a steward right away
- If you see anything that could pose an immediate threat to safety, call 999
- In an emergency, listen to the Public Address instructions and follow them
- If told to evacuate, do so immediately, do not wait around to film events on your mobile
- Move right away from the stadium as quickly as possible for your safety and to allow clear access for any emergency vehicles
- Once you are safe, follow the local police force on Twitter for updates
Villa v Ipswich brings international fans live video coverage.
We are offering the full game to international fans to watch as we take on the Tractor Boys in the 3pm encounter.
Basically put, live video with commentary is available to international fans for all non-televised matches that are available to the club.
This latest match isn’t being screened so we are able to show it to our Lions abroad.
There is also live audio for everyone, wherever in the world you are.
You can subscribe now for AVTV Live.