Stoke City vs. Aston Villa
Last season, Stoke City finished ninth in the Premier League with 50 points, an impressive eight-point jump from the previous year. This offseason, Stoke notably brought in Bojan Krkić from Barcelona, Phil Bardsley from Sunderland and Steve Sidwell from Fulham.
Aston Villa finished 15th in the Premier League last season with just 38 points. Despite a low budget, Villa has acquired Aly Cissokho (from Valencia), Joe Cole (from West Ham), Kieran Richardson (from Fulham) and Philippe Senderos (from Valencia) to try to stay afloat in the Premiership.
Here's a look at details for this Saturday's match:
Date: Saturday, Aug. 16
Start Time: 10 a.m. ET
TV: NBC Sports Live Extra
Live Stream: The match can be streamed live in the United States here.
Tickets: For ticket information, visit Stoke City's official website.
- Jack Jorgensen