Aston Villa vs Brighton tips: Expert EPL predictions

Arlo Gibbons


Aston Villa faces Brighton in a crucial Premier League clash on Sunday that could determine their Europa Conference League fate. While Brighton has already secured European qualification, Aston Villa needs a win to confirm their place in the Conference League. The odds are in Aston Villa’s favor, and they are expected to win. Their home advantage and motivation to qualify for Europe will give them an edge over Brighton, who have lost three out of their last five away matches. The home side is priced at 6/5 to notch up their 18th win this season, making them a good bet.

Ollie Watkins, Aston Villa’s striker, has scored 14 Premier League goals this season, and he has the potential to be the key player in this match for his team. Although he has not scored in his last six matches, he has fired off 19 shots over his last five league appearances at Villa Park. Watkins has found the net in his last two appearances against Brighton and is expected to break his goal drought. He is a good bet to score anytime, priced at 7/5.

Brighton and Aston Villa are two strong attacking teams, and there is a high probability of goals in this match. Goals Galore (GG) has landed in almost 60% of Brighton’s Premier League matches this season, and there have been over 2.5 goals in just under 70% of their fixtures. Emery, Aston Villa’s coach, will encourage the home team to commit players forward, leaving space for Brighton to create chances. This could be an end-to-end match, and over 2.5 goals are expected. GG and over 2.5 is the final prediction for this match, priced at 4/6.

Overall, the odds favor Aston Villa to win this match against Brighton. While Brighton has nothing to play for, Villa are motivated to secure their berth in the Europa Conference League. Watkins could be the key player for the home team, with his form and record against Brighton. Finally, the match is predicted to be high-scoring, with both teams boasting strong attacking units.


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