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Aston Villa v Olympiacos: How to watch, TV channel, kick-off time, head-to-head stats and team news

Aston Villa will host their first European semi-final in 42 years on Thursday as they take on Olympiacos in the first leg of their Europa Conference League encounter.

The Villans edged past Lille on penalties in the quarter-finals, while the Greek side also needed a penalty shootout to overcome Turkish giants Fenerbahce.

Having already won four Europa League titles, Villa boss Unai Emery will fancy his team's chances as he targets more continental silverware in his first full season with the club.

Aston Villa v Olympiakos

How to watch Aston Villa v Olympiacos and TV channel

Aston Villa v Olympiacos is available to watch live on TNT Sports 1 and TNT Sports Ultimate.

Aston Villa v Olympiacos kick-off time, date and venue

Aston Villa v Olympiacos will be played at Villa Park in Birmingham and kick-off is at 20:00 BST on Thursday 2nd May.

Aston Villa v Olympiacos stats and head-to-head record (H2H)

The Villans are unbeaten in six in all competitions, with Emery's side drawing 2-2 with Chelsea last time out. Villa raced into a two-goal lead, only for Chelsea to hit back and secure a draw at Villa Park.

Emery's men are unbeaten in six games at home, while both teams have scored in their previous four matches in front of their own supporters.

Olympiacos are unbeaten in seven games in all competitions and they smashed Lamia 4-1 in their last league encounter on Sunday.

Away from home, they have lost only three of their 13 matches this year. 

Thursday's game will mark the first time the pair have met.

Aston Villa v Olympiacos team news

Aston Villa team news

Robin Olsen is set to start in goal for Villa, with regular No.1 Emiliano Martinez suspended, although the Argentine was unlikely to feature due to a thigh problem.

Emery will also be without Tyrone Mings, Emiliano Buendia, Boubacar Kamara, Jacob Ramsey, Alex Moreno and Nicolo Zaniolo, while Youri Tielemans is a doubt due to a groin problem.

Olympiacos team news

Nelson Abbey, Gelson Martins and Ruben Vezo will all miss Thursday's tie after being omitted from Olympiacos' Conference League squad.

Georgios Masouras and Andreas Ndoj are both suspended, but Panagiotis Resos is back from a one-match ban himself.

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