Aston Villa vs Brighton betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions & odds

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Aston Villa vs Brighton betting tips

This article covers Aston Villa vs Brighton betting tips and predictions.

Also included is a thorough Aston Villa vs Brighton betting preview.

Note: All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

Aston Villa vs Brighton betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions & odds

WHICHFORD, ENGLAND – APRIL 17: Nike Premier League Strike Football photographed on April 23, 2020 in Whichford, Warwickshire, United Kingdom. No Premier League matches have been played since March 9th due to the Coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic. (Photo by VISIONHAUS)

Aston Villa vs Brighton: Match details

Match: Aston Villa vs Brighton

Competition: Premier League

Date: November 21, 2020

Kick-off time: 3:00 pm, November 21, 2020 (UK time)

Stadium: Villa Park


Aston Villa vs Brighton betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions & odds

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 28: John McGinn of Aston Villa is seen during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Burnley FC at Villa Park on September 28, 2019 in Birmingham, United Kingdom. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Betting prediction: Aston Villa 2 – 0 Brighton

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Villa welcome Brighton to Villa Park in Birmingham on Saturday for this Premier League match.

 

As ‘bogey teams’ go, you would be hard-pressed to find a team Brighton have struggled with more over the years than Aston Villa.

 

In total, there have been 14 matches between them in all competitions, with Villa dominating the head-to-head with 8 wins to 1. Recently though, Brighton can’t seem to win in this fixture. The last 8 matches between the two sides have seen 4 Aston Villa wins and 4 draws. That leaves Brighton are without a win in this head-to-head since 1980.

 

At Villa Park, the Villains dominance has been even more comprehensive. They have 6 wins and a draw from the 7 previous matches here against Saturday’s opponents.

Aston Villa vs Brighton betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions & odds

LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 18: Neal Maupay of Brighton & Hove Albion during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Brighton & Hove Albion at Selhurst Park on October 18, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images)

Aston Villa vs Brighton: What are the betting odds?

Villa have won 6 of the 7 previous matches between these sides at Villa Park. However, they have lost their previous two Premier League home matches. Despite this, they start the match as heavy favourites at 23/20.

 

Brighton are without a win from their last 6 matches in the Premier League. They have also never won at Villa Park in 7 attempts. This sees them start the day as the 21/10 outsiders to claim 3 points here.

 

Three of the last five matches in this head-to-head have ended in a stalemate, including their previous match in January. Odds of 13/5 are available if you see Aston Villa and Brighton cancelling each other out once again on Saturday.


Aston Villa vs Brighton – recent form and head to head statistics

Aston Villa FC vs Brighton & Hove Albion FC form
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Aston Villa FC vs Brighton & Hove Albion FC - 1:2
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Arsenal FC vs Aston Villa FC - 0:3
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Aston Villa FC vs Southampton FC - 3:4
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Aston Villa FC vs Leeds United - 0:3
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Leicester City FC vs Aston Villa FC - 0:1
Latest match form, last 5 games:
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Brighton & Hove Albion FC vs Liverpool FC - 1:1
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Aston Villa FC vs Brighton & Hove Albion FC - 1:2
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Brighton & Hove Albion FC vs Burnley FC - 0:0
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Tottenham Hotspur FC vs Brighton & Hove Albion FC - 2:1
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Brighton & Hove Albion FC vs West Bromwich Albion - 1:1
Last 5 games for Aston Villa FC
November 21, 2020 Premier League 20/21 Aston Villa FC 1 - 2 Brighton & Hove Albion FC
November 8, 2020 Premier League 20/21 Arsenal FC 0 - 3 Aston Villa FC
November 1, 2020 Premier League 20/21 Aston Villa FC 3 - 4 Southampton FC
October 23, 2020 Premier League 20/21 Aston Villa FC 0 - 3 Leeds United
October 18, 2020 Premier League 20/21 Leicester City FC 0 - 1 Aston Villa FC
Last 5 games for Brighton & Hove Albion FC
November 28, 2020 Premier League 20/21 Brighton & Hove Albion FC 1 - 1 Liverpool FC
November 21, 2020 Premier League 20/21 Aston Villa FC 1 - 2 Brighton & Hove Albion FC
November 6, 2020 Premier League 20/21 Brighton & Hove Albion FC 0 - 0 Burnley FC
November 1, 2020 Premier League 20/21 Tottenham Hotspur FC 2 - 1 Brighton & Hove Albion FC
October 26, 2020 Premier League 20/21 Brighton & Hove Albion FC 1 - 1 West Bromwich Albion
Aston Villa FC vs Brighton & Hove Albion FC Premier League 20/21 form
Aston Villa FC Brighton & Hove Albion FC
8 Matches played 10
5 Matches won 2
108 Goal attempts 110
42 Shots on goal 35
35 Shots off goal 46
59 Corner kicks 50
46% Average ball possession 52%
31 Shots blocked 29
16 Cards given 19
128 Free kicks 130
14 Offsides 16
1 Shots on post 1
1 Shots on bar 4
14 Goals by foot 12
4 Goals by head 1
19 Goals scored 14
11 Goals conceded 16
Aston Villa FC vs Brighton & Hove Albion FC statistics for most recent head to head matches
Aston Villa FC Brighton & Hove Albion FC
7 Matches 7
4 Home Matches 3
3 Away Matches 4
12 Total Goals 9
1.71 Average Goals Scored 1.29
3 Wins 1
1 Losses 3
3 Draws 3
Last 5 games & match results between Aston Villa FC and Brighton & Hove Albion FC
November 21, 2020 Premier League 20/21 Aston Villa FC 1 - 2 Brighton & Hove Albion FC
January 18, 2020 Premier League 19/20 Brighton & Hove Albion FC 1 - 1 Aston Villa FC
October 19, 2019 Premier League 19/20 Aston Villa FC 2 - 1 Brighton & Hove Albion FC
September 25, 2019 EFL Cup 19/20 Brighton & Hove Albion FC 1 - 3 Aston Villa FC
May 7, 2017 Championship 16/17 Aston Villa FC 1 - 1 Brighton & Hove Albion FC
Aston Villa vs Brighton betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions & odds

LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 08: Goalkeeper Emiliano Martínez of Aston Villa during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Aston Villa at Emirates Stadium on November 08, 2020 in London, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Visionhaus)

Aston Villa vs Brighton: Recommended bets

A 1-1 draw seems to be the most common result between these sides in recent times. Of the 5 matches between them in the last 20 years, 3 have ended in a 1-1 draw. Odds of 13/2 are available for another 1-1 draw on Saturday.

 

Aston Villa won their last home match against Brighton back in October 2019 by a scoreline of 2-1. A repeat of this score on Saturday is available at odds of 9/1.

 

Brighton’s only win against Villa came back in 1980 with a 1-0 win over the eventual First Division Champions. You can back them at 12/1 for the same 0-1 scoreline here on Saturday.

 

In Premier League history, Villa are the 0-0 draw kings. They are the only team to have broken the 100-barrier of 0-0 draws. Brighton are also no stranger to a goalless draw. Their 12 since promotion in 2017 is more than any other side in the competition. A 0-0 bore draw is available at 12/1.

 

There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 5 of Villa’s last 6 league matches. You can back another high-scoring game here on Saturday with odds of 8/11 for over 2.5 goals.

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Aston Villa vs Brighton betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions & odds

BRIGHTON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 17: Leandro Trossard of Brighton & Hove Albion in action during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and West Ham United at American Express Community Stadium on August 17, 2019 in Brighton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images)

Aston Villa vs Brighton: Match preview

Few would have predicted Villa’s start to the 2020/21 season.

 

They were one of only two clubs to have a perfect start to the season in their opening four games. The 7-2 hammering they handed out to reigning champions Liverpool being the highlight of this season so far.

 

Despite losing 2 of their last 3 matches, they still sit in 6th place in the table with a game in hand over all those above them. Winning that game in hand against Manchester City would put them top of the Premier League.

 

In contrast, Brighton started the season much as everyone expected. After their 41-point finish last season, many were tipping them to struggle with relegation once again. After losing 3 of their opening 4 matches, such predictions looked right on the money too.

 

They currently sit where they finished last season – hovering just above the relegation zone. Their 6 points from 8 games form likely wouldn’t be enough to fend off relegation and Graham Potter will know they need to start winning some games.

 

At least in recent weeks, they have looked difficult to beat and, bar Spurs away, have arguably been the better side in all their games. Expected goals models suggest they should reasonably be expected to win 1 or 2 of the recent draws against West Brom, Palace and Burnley.

 

However, expected goals counts for little if you are failing to keep clean sheets at one end and struggling to convert the chances you create at the other.

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Aston Villa vs Brighton betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions & odds

Aston Villa’s Wesley (centre) celebrates scoring his side’s first goal of the game with Trezeguet (left) and John McGinn during the Premier League match at Villa Park, Birmingham. (Photo by Nick Potts/PA Images via Getty Images)

Aston Villa team news vs Brighton

Wesley (above) ruptured his cruciate ligament during the busy Christmas period of 2019. While he is now back in training with the ball, he still isn’t involved in full training with the rest of the players. It could be December before he can return to action for Villa.

 

Thomas Heaton, who suffered the same injury as Wesley, could make his return sooner than the Brazilian. He has been training with the rest of the group for some time and now just needs games to regain his match sharpness. It is possible he features for the U23 side before returning to Villa’s bench.

 

Kortney Hause is yet to play for Villa in the Premier League this season, due to a groin strain. He is nearing a return to action and the 25-year-old centre-back could be on the bench on Saturday.

 

Bertrand Traore missed Villa’s 0-3 win at Arsenal before the international break with a thigh injury. Dean Smith said he would “definitely be back after the international break”. However, it is understood he hasn’t progressed as hoped and remains a doubt for the visit of Brighton.

Graham Potter

BRIGHTON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 26: Graham Potter, Manager of Brighton and Hove Albion looks on prior to the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Everton FC at American Express Community Stadium on October 26, 2019 in Brighton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images)

Brighton team news vs Aston Villa

Florin Andone remains ruled out after rupturing his MCL and ACL. He won’t play again until 2021 at the earliest.

 

Jose Izquierdo and Christian Walton are also out with knee injury and ankle injuries respectively. Both have been involved in recent U23 matches as they look to build up their match fitness. Neither is expected to be involved for Saturday’s trip to Birmingham.

 

Alireza Jahanbakhsh had a 7-minute cameo in Brighton’s last match against Burnley. It was his first appearance since being removed during the 0-3 defeat against United in the Carabao Cup with a tight hamstring. He isn’t expected to start the weekend but may be used as an impact sub.

 

Leandro Trossard also missed the Burnley match due to an adductor strain. It is expected Saturday’s match will come too soon for his recovery.

 

Solomon March missed out on the 0-0 draw against Burnley with an ankle injury. He is rated as 50/50 to be involved on Saturday.

 

Aaron Connolly suffered a very minor grade hamstring strain prior to the international break. Brighton are hopeful to have him available at the weekend.

 

Lewis Dunk is available again having missed the last 3 matches for Brighton due to a suspension. His horrific two-footed lunge on Crystal Palace’s Gary Cahill saw him receive a straight red. Cahill hasn’t played a minute of football for Palace since the tackle.

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Aston Villa's predicted XI to face Brighton.

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2 Tottenham Hotspur FC 9 12 20
3 Chelsea FC 9 12 18
4 Leicester City FC 9 6 18
5 Southampton FC 9 4 17
6 Everton FC 9 3 16
7 Aston Villa FC 8 8 15
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14 Manchester City FC 8 -1 12
15 Leeds United 9 -3 11
16 Brighton & Hove Albion FC 10 -2 10
17 Burnley FC 8 -8 5
18 Fulham FC 9 -9 4
19 West Bromwich Albion 9 -12 3
20 Sheffield United FC 9 -11 1
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Bamford, Patrick Leeds United 7
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United FC 6
Watkins, Ollie Aston Villa FC 6
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Ings, Danny Southampton FC 5
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Mahrez, Riyad Manchester City FC 4
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Jimenez, Raul Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 4
Rodriguez, James Everton FC 3
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