Brighton vs Aston Villa Prediction & Match Preview

Brighton vs Aston Villa
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 18 January 2020
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Amex Stadium.

Both teams are going through rough patches. However, the home advantage of Brighton, their comparative better form at the Amex Stadium, plus the struggles of Aston Villa on the road – all combine together to pick out the hosts Brighton as slight favorites.

Brighton vs Aston Villa Head-to-head (h2h)

  • In the last decade, every single encounter had goals from both teams.
  • Aston Villa won the previous two games on the trot.
  • Since 2010, Aston Villa hold a 100% unbeaten record.
  • The last time these two met at this venue, Brighton lost 1-3.

Brighton vs Aston Villa Prediction

Brighton were on the road the last match-day, and they had been pitted against a new-look Everton. Still, the guests managed to limit themselves to a 1-0 loss.

In the meantime, Aston Villa took the whole brunt of frustration from Pep Guardiola and his boys, as they were dealt a humiliating 1-6 loss in front of the home crowd.

Considering the result of the upcoming PL encounter, take into account the away handicap of Aston Villa. The team has been struggling on the road for quite a long time. 

In fact, they were winless in ten of their former thirteen matches on the road, and were so in eight of their last nine such games. Keep note that Villa lost six of these nine fixtures.

On the other hand, Brighton have lost just twice at home in their league campaign since September. Also the losses had come against top-tier teams, Leicester, and Sheffield United.

Moreover, Villa were also winless in 11 of their former 15 overall match-ups, and they are currently placed in the relegation zone of the PL table. On top of all these, they have to deal with the away handicap as well this game week.

In addition, also take into account the fact that Aston Villa are a new addition to this competition, after they secured promotion to the top flight just this last summer.

Considering all these observations, it’s deduced that the hosts Brighton should record a victory this weekend.

However, do note that Brighton are not on a great run either. They were winless in ten of their last twelve games, and have failed to keep a clean sheet in 13 of their previous 15 match-ups. 

They have also lost the prior two encounters against Aston Villa, and have not kept a single clean sheet against this opponent this whole decade. 

Even more importantly, Brighton are yet to record a victory against Villa since 2010, and lost 1-3 against them just three months back at this stadium.

Taking into account these observations, it’s expected that Aston Villa will find the back of the net at least once this match-day, and thus the BTTS bet looks very promising.

Brighton vs Aston Villa Betting Tips

  • Brighton to Win @ 1.60 (3/5)
  • Both Teams to Score @ 1.67 (2/3).