Exploring Ways to Follow Aston Villa Next Season

It’s not just about the match.

Aston Villa will play in the Champions League for the 2024/25 campaign. The Villans could come up against trophy winners Real Madrid, Bayern Munich or Inter in the competition. It’s set to be another exciting season at Villa Park.

There are countless ways to get involved in supporting Unai Emery’s side both at home and abroad. This article will offer ideas on how to enhance your Aston Villa fandom heading into the new season.

Back Aston Villa during the Campaign
Some football supporters enjoy placing a wager to add an extra thrill to watching the game. From predicting the result or scorers to a wider bet on where Villa will finish the season or whether the team can win a trophy, there are a number of different wagers to be made on the team.

What’s more, technological advancements mean bettors can make Aston Villa picks anytime, anywhere, whether at night while sitting at home or during the day while on the move during a commute.

Many online platforms are now offering almost immediate cashoutsallowing you to enhance your gaming experience as the referee blows the whistle for full-time. During the game too, live in-play betting has handed fans an advantage as they can now bet while the game is going on, meaning they can react to what is happening on the pitch and wager accordingly as the action unfolds.

Attend Live Games
Villa Park is one of the most iconic and storied football stadiums in England with a rich and proud history. The team is among the best supported in the Premier League while the atmosphere on matchday is something to be experienced live. It’s possible to attain tickets for games via the club’s official website and other online platforms.

What’s more, Villa also play away games at clubs like Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal, giving you the opportunity to watch the team at Old Trafford, Anfield and the Emirates Stadium. With Villa in Europe too, there could be a chance to travel to some legendary arenas on the continent so keep your eyes peeled when the fixtures are released near the start of the campaign.

Join Online Villa Communities
Tracking the club online is a great way to increase your fandom while also boosting your knowledge and broadening your views on the team. On social media platforms like X (formerly known as Twitter) and Facebook, you can follow former players, pundits and football experts for genuine insight into the latest games and goings on at Villa Park. Here, you can also track the latest news and react in real-time – this can be particularly exciting when signings are announced and during the Champions League draws.

Club forums are also a great space to share your own thoughts on the club’s performance, be it in the transfer market or on the pitch. Not only can you voice your own feelings but you can also engage, interact and debate with fellow Villa supporters.

Play Fantasy Football
Fantasy Football is a fun way to back Villa’s players in an entertaining game where you can take on friends and family. The Premier League has its own app and the aim is to pick a team of players throughout the season and earn the most points. Players are awarded for a number of different feats on the pitch, from goals and assists to Man of the Match displays and clean sheets.

An entertaining way to take an interest in all ten matches each gameweek, note you can only pick a maximum of three players from each club in your side and so you will be limited to only a trio of Villa stars. Among the most popular selections are John McGinn, Leon Bailey and Ollie Watkins who all scored plenty of Fantasy Football points during what was a stellar season on the pitch.

Enjoy Speaker Events
Aston Villa are back in the Champions League and have great heritage in the history of the competition having won the European Cup in 1982. More than four decades on, many legends from that team retell stories and speaker events and it’s a fascinating way to learn more about the history of the club and hear tales which may not have been reported on at the time.

Villa Legends from that 1980s triumph include:

Dennis Mortimer
Peter Withe
Nigel Spink
Tony Morley
Kenny Swain
Ken McNaught

Such get-togethers are often attended by supporters young and old and are great evenings of laughs and camaraderie. There is something special about hearing a club icon in person recall famous Villa nights.

Summing Up
The 2024/25 season is set to be a memorable campaign for Aston Villa with the best teams in Europe set to visit Villa Park and Unai Emery’s side also tasked with competing in the Premier League, FA Cup and League Cup. The players have a chance to write their name into club folklore and make history and matches should be full of drama on the pitch and expectancy in the stands.

There are a number of ways to support Aston Villa beyond just watching games with plenty of ways to have fun and enjoy entertainment while getting behind the team for an historic year against some of the most famous clubs from around the world.