Brighton vs Aston Villa
England – Carabao Cup
Date: Wednesday, 25 September 2019
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Amex Stadium (Brighton).
Aston is finding life hard in the top division after getting promoted this last summer. While they have made great displays against teams of the likes of Everton, the squad has failed to keep the momentum going.
Adding to their problems, they have been allotted another Premier League squad, in this round in the Carabao Cup, unlike many other teams from the same top division.
Hosts Brighton will try to make the most of this situation, and considering the home advantage, and their higher placing in the league table, fans will hope for a good outcome this Wednesday. Moreover, after their near-relegation miss, the last season and this league campaign too being in shambles, a good run in the EFL Cup is more of a necessity.
Brighton vs Aston Villa Head-to-head (h2h)
- Both teams found the back of the net in all clashes so far since 2010.
- The last Brighton won against this opposition was back in 1983.
- The most recent tie between the two ended in a 1-1 draw.
- Villa recorded a 3-2 win in the last cup encounter.
Brighton vs Aston Villa Prediction
Albion is winless against this opponent since 1983, and importantly, the team has registered a single win in the league campaign in 2019-20. The victory had come against practically the worst of the lot at the moment, Watford.
Moreover, the hosts of the day were winless in five of their former six overall clashes, and in an embarrassing 12 of their previous 15 in front of the home crowd.
On the other hand, despite the away handicap, Aston does have the confidence of dealing a loss to Everton and holding West Ham to a draw. Given these stats, count on the visiting contingent avoiding a draw.
Going on, the Lions have failed to keep a single clean sheet on the road this campaign, and every single encounter between these two for the last nine years have had the BTTS stat satisfied.
Finally, taking into account the fact that this is a cup tie, rely on the squads to be competitive, and goals at either end of the pitch is a realistic expectation.
Brighton vs Aston Villa Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score @ 1.75 (3/4)
Double Chance: Aston Villa or Draw @ 1.66 (2/3).