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Brighton vs Aston Villa Stats

  • Visitors Aston Villa have kept just one clean sheet across their seven away league matches
  • Aston Villa have failed to score in four of those seven away games
  • Brighton are undefeated in nine of their last 10 Premier League home fixtures


Brighton vs Aston Villa Tips: 

Betting Tip: Brighton win

Brighton have hit a bit of a purple patch under new boss Roberto De Zerbi that started with a resounding 4-1 victory over Chelsea. They followed that up with a 3-2 win away at Wolves and most recently they secured passage into the next round of the Carabao Cup when they left the Emirates as 3-1 winners against Arsenal.

Now their attention shifts back to Premier League action as they welcome an Aston Villa side also under new management in the shape of Unai Emery. The Villans got off to the perfect start by dispatching Manchester United at Villa Park and at the time of writing are yet to play against the Red Devils in the cup on Thursday evening.

One of Emery’s first jobs as boss of Villa will surely be to tighten up their backline, particularly on the road as they have shipped at least two goals in five of their seven away outings, only conceded fewer than two against a struggling Nottingham Forest side and an inconsistent Leeds United outfit.

Sassuolo under De Zerbi were free-flowing and exciting to watch from a neutral perspective. We’re beginning to see signs of similar things happening with Brighton as evident by the fact that all of their last four fixtures have witnessed at least four goals in total.

The Seagulls will play on an extra day's rest but I feel that they’re beginning to find their feet under the new manager and have had time to implement his style. On the flipside, Unai Emery has had little time to work with his side and with the World Cup coming soon, his methods will take a while to shine through and they’re still in transition.

Brighton are undefeated in nine of their last ten Premier League home fixtures, and I think De Zerbi clinches another win as Brighton Boss before players jet off to Qatar.

Brighton win - 1.5pts @ 17/20