Brighton vs Aston Villa Preview, Prediction, and Betting Tips | Premier League

Brighton vs Aston Villa Preview, Prediction, and Betting Tips | Premier League

Brighton vs Aston Villa Preview

The Premier League fixture of Brighton vs Aston Villa is speculated to be a fiercely fought encounter between the two quite evenly matched sides on paper. For Aston Villa, the ongoing Premier League season has been nothing sort of a dream run under Unai Emery. The Midlands-based side has exceeded everyone’s expectations and is on the verge of a historic Champions League qualification spot for the next campaign.

Villa currently sits in the fourth spot in the league table with 67 points to their tally. They are seven points ahead of the fifth place Tottenham Hotspur, having played a game more than the Londoners. Unai Emery would be hoping to get all three points against Brighton this weekend to further seal their UCL hopes.

On the other hand, Brighton is in a poor run of form lately under Roberto De Zerbi as they are struggling to win games. The Seagulls are facing a lower end to the season than what probably looked like another potential European qualification season for them at the beginning of the campaign.

It is quite daunting how Roberto De Zerbi was linked with almost every top managerial job in Europe in recent times after what he had done with the Sussex-based side in his reign at the club in about a year or so. But, with Brighton’s season ending on a dry note and their football not looking sharp and tactically sound recently, De Zerbi’s name has taken a little bit of dent.

The team and the manager would want to win their home fixture against Villa to prove to the critics that their run in the earlier part of the season wasn’t just a fluke. However, it will be quite difficult for the Seagulls to do so against an in-form Aston Villa who are currently firing on all cylinders. Brighton are out of the UEFA Europa League, but Villa are still in it. So, Roberto De Zerbi’s side should be playing with the mindset that the league is all they have left now before the season ends.

Brighton vs Aston Villa team news

Brighton

The Seagulls are struggling with a decent list of injured players going into the closing stages of the 2023-2024 Premier League season. Midfielders like James Milner, Solly March, and Kaoru Mitoma are expected to miss out on their next game due to injury concerns. Also, forward Evan Ferguson, and defender Tariq Lamptey could miss out because of injury woes.

Aston Villa

The visitors don’t have any major injury concerns before the Brighton vs Aston Villa fixture. They are expected to go with their strongest starting eleven on the day and continue their push for the UEFA Champions League spot for the next season.

Brighton vs Aston Villa predicted lineups

Brighton vs Aston Villa
Brighton Players | Image Credit: Football FanCast

Brighton

The Seagulls do have certain injury concerns leading up to their upcoming Premier League fixture. But Roberto De Zerbi still has options for different areas of the field leading up to their fixture against Aston Villa.

Predicted XI: V Berbruggen (GK), V Bargo, L Dunk, Igor, P Gross, M O’Mahony, B Gilmour, F Buonanotte, S Adingra, O Offiah, and J Pedro

Aston Villa

Unai Emery has almost all of his prominent first-team players available before his side’s trip to the Amex Stadium. The manager would be looking to stick to his winning combination in recent times and set up his team accordingly.

Predicted XI: R Olsen (GK), M Cash, C Lenglet, E Konsa, L Digne, M Rogers, J McGinn, M Diaby, D Luiz, L Bailey, and O Watkins

Brighton vs Aston Villa H2H

Brighton vs Aston Villa
Aston Villa Player | Image Credit: Arab News

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Aston Villa 6-1 Brighton | Premier League | September 30, 2023

Aston Villa 2-1 Brighton | Premier League | May 28, 2023

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Brighton 0-2 Aston Villa | Premier League | February 26, 2022

Brighton vs Aston Villa prediction

Brighton is in dire need of a win at this stage of the season to prevent their campaign from fizzling out on a sour note. Fresh from a 3-0 loss against Bournemouth in their previous league outing, the Eagles would have something to prove when they take on Unai Emery’s high-flying Aston Villa at the weekend.

Predicted score: Brighton 4-2 Aston Villa

Brighton vs Aston Villa betting tips and odds

Betting Tips

  • Goals over 2.5 – 1.46
  • Goals under 2.5 – 2.53
  • Both teams to score – Yes

Odds

  • Brighton to win: 2.80
  • Draw: 4.03
  • Aston Villa to win: 2.55

Betting tips and odds from – ODDSPEDIA

Brighton vs Aston Villa timing and telecast

  • Stadium: Amex Stadium, Brighton, England
  • Timing: 01:00 PM GMT, Sunday, May 5, 2024
  • India: Star Sports Select 2 HD, Disney+ Hotstar (Subscription)
  • UK: Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League, Sky Sports Ultra HDR
  • US: USA Network (TV Channel), NBC.com (Online Stream)

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