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The Big Match Preview - Aston Villa

Posted: Tue 19 Jan 2016
Author: @wwfcofficial
Image by: PRIME Media Images

All you need to know about tonight's Emirates FA Cup third round replay at Villa Park (k.o. 7.45pm).

Aston Villa vs Wycombe Wanderers
Tuesday 19th January 2016, k.o. 7.45pm
Villa Park, B6 6HE
Referee: Craig Pawson

It will be the biggest away following since the League Cup semi-final at Chelsea nine years ago, and once again the Chairboys faithful hit the road with a cup dream in their hearts.

Gareth Ainsworth's side earned the opportunity to take on last year's FA Cup finalists in a third round replay with a superb performance at Adams Park 10 days ago, cancelling out Micah Richards' opener with a penalty converted by Joe Jacobson.

It was the lowest ebb of Remi Garde's short reign in charge of the Premier League side but they've since picked up four points from two games and go into the replay with renewed confidence, hopeful of setting up a fourth round date with Manchester City.

The incentive of a visit of City has been put to the back of the minds of the Chairboys, who have been urged by their manager to keep focused on the mammoth challenge ahead of overcoming Premier League opposition on their own patch.

Ainsworth has the rare luxury of a fully-fit squad to choose from, after Paul Hayes and Marcus Bean returned from injury to make the squad for Saturday's 1-0 loss in the league at Hartlepool, while Matt Ingram is available having missed the initial tie due to suspension.

Villa could make changes with Saturday's trip to West Brom in mind, with Jack Grealish, Carlos Sanchez and Gabriel Agbonlahor in line for a recall.

Should the tie finish level after 90 minutes, there will be a period of 30 minutes' extra-time, and the possibility of a penalty shootout.

The club have sold over 4,000 seats in the North Stand Upper (five blocks behind one goal) and Doug Ellis Stand Upper (three blocks in one corner).

Approximately 400 tickets remain in the Doug Ellis Upper, which can only be purchased on the night from the away ticket office at Villa Park.

Prices are as follows:
Doug Ellis Stand Upper
Adults: £15
Under 18s: £5

You can collect pre-booked tickets from Villa Park (Witten Lane ticket office) on the night of the game, or from Adams Park until approx. 2pm on Tuesday.

Click here for Villa's guide for getting to the stadium.

Coaches leave Adams Park at 4pm.

Wanderers will be in their orange and yellow change kit, to avoid a clash with the blue in Villa's strip.

Can't make it?
Phil Catchpole is joined by Luke Ashmead and Keith Scott for live commentary on Chairboys Player and the FLi Player app from 7.40pm. Alternatively you can follow regular updates on our Twitter account - @wwfcofficial.

Last time out
Watch the highlights from the 1-1 draw 10 days ago: