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Aston Villa vs. Brighton Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews

16 October 2019

Aston Villa Captain Jack Grealish, Spin Sports Blog Source: Tony O'Brien, Action Images

Saturday 19 October

Villa Park – Premier League

Aston Villa host Brighton this weekend, with both sides looking to continue their strong Premier League form. Wins prior to the international break mean Villa and Brighton are both feeling confident.

Past Meetings

Aston Villa won 3-1 at Brighton in the EFL Cup last season, but they have not beaten the Seagulls in league action since 1982.

Jota, Conor Hourihane and Jack Grealish were on target for the Midlands club, with Hayden Roberts netting for Brighton.

The two meetings between the teams in the 2016-17 Championship season both ended in 1-1 draws.

Team News

Villa boss Dean Smith has no new injury worries following the international break, with Tom Heaton, Jonathan Kodja, James Chester and Bjorn Engels all still sidelined.

It is a similar story for Graham Potter, as he has no injury updates, with Leandro Trossard, Bernardo, Davy Propper and Jose Izquierdo all ruled out.

Brighton FC Source:Reuters/Toby Melville

Aston Villa vs. Brighton Preview and Predictions

Villa were in ruthless mood in their last game before the international break, sweeping aside Norwich City 5-1 at Carrow Road.

Smith will be hoping that can kick start their season, after winning just one Premier League game this season prior to that victory.

However, Brighton also head into this game on the back of a big pre-international break result themselves. Potter’s side were excellent in beating Tottenham 3-0, with teenage striker Aaron Connolly catching the eye.

Both sides will be confident of getting a positive result here, but that may lead to them cancelling each other out – with a draw priced at 3.30

Given their impressive showing in front of goal a fortnight ago, this game should have goals in it for both sides – with a BTTS bet coming in at 1.66.

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A 1-1 draw at 7.00

Both managers will  be keen to keep the confidence high in their respective sides, and Villa have generally looked strong at home so far this season – with one defeat from three games at Villa Park.

Wesley to score anytime at 3.50

The summer record signing looks to be finally finding his feet at Villa, with four league goals in eight so far. He netted twice against Norwich City, and will pose a real threat to the visitors defence.

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