Aston Villa vs Brighton
English Premier League
Date: 28 May 2023, Sunday
Kick-off at 16:30 UK / 17:30 CET
Venue: Villa Park (Birmingham).
Aston Villa took four out of six points from the previous two clashes against Tottenham and Liverpool to earn a pole position in the battle for the seventh-place finish ahead of the final day fixtures.
The Lions are currently seventh in the Premier League standings, sitting one point above Tottenham and two points ahead of Brentford.
The maths is simple for Unai Emery and his men. A win on Sunday afternoon against Brighton at Villa Park and Aston Villa will play in the UEFA Europa Conference League next year.
Brighton will, on the other side, finish sixth regardless of what happens on the final day, and they will represent England in UEFA Europa League next season for the first time in team’s history.
This match thus carries a much greater significance for the hosts and we like the home win pick at the 2.10 odds very much in given circumstances.
Also, we would not be surprised to see Roberto De Zerbi mixing up his starting XI for the trip to Birmingham knowing the Seagulls had a very difficult game against new champions Manchester City on Wednesday night.
Aston Villa vs Brighton Head-to-head
- Aston Villa will also have tradition to back them up here because they won 11, drew 7, and lost just 2 of the last 20 clashes against the Seagulls.
- The Lions celebrated a 1-2 victory in November last year when they visited The AMEX in the first half of the season.
- The Lions have notched at least two goals in each of the previous four clashes against Brighton, including a 2-2 stalemate in a midseason friendly played in December last year.
Aston Villa vs Brighton Prediction
Brighton have suffered some unexpected defeats of late, such as a 1-5 loss to Everton or a 4-1 defeat at Newcastle. They have three losses in the previous five away outings in the league, keeping just one clean sheet in the process.
Aston Villa will be much more motivated to get a result on Sunday and we will back them to win at the 2.10 odds. You can alternatively take Ollie Watkins to score anytime past the leaky Brighton defense at the odds of 2.37.
Aston Villa vs Brighton Betting Tips
Aston Villa to win @ 2.10 (11/10)
Ollie Watkins to score anytime @ 2.37 (11/8) odd.