PRINCE WILLIAM may be their biggest fan, who had a gentle word with Steve Bruce to encourage their Manchester United keeper to be a more permanent feature.
But Villa will need more than the royal seal of approval to win at home while their big names are sidelined.
Villa lost at home to The Tractor Boys last season, but Steve Bruce’s side sit nicely in fourth spot just four points shy of flying Sheffield United and can boast seven goals from four games.
Ipswich have yet to score more than once in a run of their away matches that stretches to 17 league fixtures.
What time is kick-off?
Villa Park plays host for the fixture.
It begins at 3pm on Saturday, 25.
What channel can I watch it on?
The game isn’t available to watch live in the UK
But SunSport will be running a comprehensive LIVE blog , with reaction and analysis at the final whistle.
What is the team news?
Steve Bruce delivered a devastating blow to Villa fans when he confirmed that Jonathan Kodjia will undergo another operation and could be laid off for the rest of the season.
The Ivory Coast striker joins John Terry and Scott Hogan as pivotal players that are out of action for the fixture- two with injuries to their feet and Hogan with stomach issues.
Ipswich are equally disappointed to have to field a team that omits David McGoldrick who is still out following a deep gash to his groin in the Sheffield Wednesday clash.