What channel is Norwich v Aston Villa on, and when does it start?

Aston Villa's Adama Traore in action against Norwich City's Robert Brady

Two sides with promotion ambitions meet at Carrow Road this evening - here is how you can see the action unfold.

In the opening weeks of the season, Norwich looked set for an instant return to the Premier League. As the winter has drawn in, however, the Canaries have collapsed - six defeats in seven matches have left Alex Neil's side outside the play-off places.

They still carry a threat on home turf, as a 5-0 thumping of Brentford two weekends ago showed, but tonight's visitors Aston Villa are likely to pose a tougher challenge.

A late win over Wigan on Saturday ensured Steve Bruce's side remained within touching distance of the top six, and a victory at the home of a promotion favourite would show Villa have the quality required to sustain their own challenge.

Jack Grealish celebrates scoring the first goal for Aston VillaJack Grealish celebrates scoring the first goal for Aston Villa

The Key Battle - Sebastien Bassong vs Jonathan Kodjia

Experienced defender Bassong has done little to stem the tide of Norwich defeats of late, and he faces a stern test this evening.

Villa's most expensive summer signing has netted seven league goals so far, but only one of those has come away from Villa Park - he needs to start producing on the road, with tonight an ideal opportunity to do just that.

Norwich's Sebastien Bassong in action with Bournemouth's Benik AfobeNorwich's Sebastien Bassong in action with Bournemouth's Benik Afobe

Last Meeting:

Villa claimed one of their three victories last season in February's meeting between these two teams, with a Timm Klose own goal and a rare strike from Gabriel Agbonlahor securing a 2-0 win for the hosts at Villa Park.

Overall, Villa have 30 wins in this fixture to Norwich's 18, while there have been 16 draws.

Aston Villa's Gabriel Agbonlahor scores their second goalAston Villa's Gabriel Agbonlahor scores their second goal against Norwich last season

Recent league form – most recent last:

Norwich - LLLLWL

Aston Villa - DWDWLW

Who’s the ref?

Tim Robinson will be the man in the middle in Norfolk.

He has shown three red cards in 18 matches this season, including one in his most recent match as James Perch was sent off in QPR's defeat at home to Wolves.

Referee Tim RobinsonReferee Tim Robinson

What time is kick off?

The match starts at 7.45pm.

Where can I watch it?

Sky Sports 1 are showing this Championship clash, with coverage beginning at 7.30pm.

Odds

Norwich - 7/5

Draw - 12/5

Aston Villa - 23/10

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