Claret and Blue set for preparations in Portugal Villa will again make a trip to Walsall in the build-up to the new Premier League season. The game, which has now become a regular fixture on the pre-season calendar, will take place on Tuesday, July 27. The Claret and Blue will then travel to Portugal to take on Dutch giants Feyenoord (July 30) and Portuguese champions Benfica (August 1) in the Guadiana Cup. The European double-header will take place at the San Antonio Stadium, which has a capacity of 11,000 and sits on the Spanish border. There are certain to be more matches added to that list as the summer progresses but Villa fans will just be delighted that the now traditional trip to the Bescot Stadium has been confirmed.