Aston Villa, 6th placed, will welcome Brighton, 16th placed, this Saturday in the Birmingham Villa Park stadium. This match will count for the 9th round of the English Premier League.
At the Villa Park stadium, Aston Villa have won 6 of their 7 matches against Brighton and a draw. Thus, making them the heaving favorites for this match. Despite losing their previous two home matches in this competition, their brilliant 3-0 win over Arsenal helped them bounce back. In addition, Aston Villa have won 5 of their 7 Premier League matches this season, counting a total of 18 goals. Key players such as Jack Grealish will be present for this derby and he is one to watch. This is because he has scored in each of his last four appearances against Brighton in all competitions. In their last 5 matches, they have recorded 3 wins and 2 losses, with a memorable 7-2 win against Liverpool.
On the other side, Brighton have recorded just one win so far this season in Premier League. As a consequence, they sit in the 16th position on the table. Most essentially, they have had a poor performance in their away matches and lost their chance to prove their dominance over Burnley in a goalless draw. They have never won any of their matches at the Villa Park stadium so far in 7 attempts. In their last five matches, they have recorded 3 draws and 2 losses.
Overall, this match will be played between teams that are fairly equal, though the difference on the table. In their last 5 head-to-head matches, Aston Villa grabbed 2 wins and the rest ended in a draw. There is a probability for this match too to end in a draw. This is given that players such as Traore, Hause, Wesley, and Davis will be absent due to injuries for Aston. However, only Walton will be absent due to an injury for the away team. Both teams to score is another good bet but I’ll risk it a bit and go for a home win. If you also want to try your luck and bet at the highest odds and limits, then open an account at the best betting software. Good luck!