Aston Villa will begin life back in the Premier League with a trip to face Tottenham Hotspur at their new stadium on Saturday 10th August.
The game has also been chosen for live television footage.
It offers Villa a baptism of fire on their return to the country’s top division, as they take on the team who were beaten in the Champions League Final last season.
Dean Smith led his team to promotion through the play-offs during 2018/19, ending a three-year exile from the Premier League.
The release of the new fixtures adds to the excitement for fans of the football club who can now start planning their trips away.
After the Spurs fixture, Smith’s side has back-to-back home games against Bournemouth and Everton, before finishing August with a trip to Burnley.
The Boxing Day fixture throws up a home game against Norwich and the curtain will come down on the 2018/19 campaign with a trip to West Ham United.
It is the opening day contest that has Villa fans most excited, however. Villa have never played at Spurs’ new ground and the supporters will probably travel down in large numbers.
The excited supporters took to Twitter this morning to offer their take on the first match of the season:
Tim Sherwood Derby
— Ryan (@ryan114av) June 13, 2019
Feels like we are really back now. Getting very real now.
— Captain Grealish. (@10Grealish) June 13, 2019
Don’t know why but I’m feeling a 1-1 draw here
— Ste (@Ste47780140) June 13, 2019
— Ashley Worthington (@almostashley87) June 13, 2019
You're telling me the only 2 league games Spurs have lost at their new stadium have been against teams in claret and blue, mad
— Forza Aston Villa (@AstonForza) June 13, 2019
Easy W and a hatrick for Grealish
— Liam (@Akining_) June 13, 2019
Yessss …my preferred away ground…New stadium and a chance of an upset ..come on you Villa boys
— Always Villa (@Trev_villaboy) June 13, 2019
Let’s Do It!
— VillaFanTV (@VillaFanTV) June 13, 2019
Proper fixture 👌🏻
— Andrew Horton (@villandrew) June 13, 2019
Grealish will show how overrated deli alli is
— King 👑 Elmo 🇪🇬 #NSOTHW (@KingElmx) June 13, 2019