Brighton vs Aston Villa
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 13 February 2021
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Amex Stadium.
The Lions are going through a troubling stretch, and have seen their place in the table drop several spots downwards. However, they still have two games in hand, and need a surplus of just four points to get into the top-five.
The team will definitely try their best to make the most of these two matches in hand. And since they are pitted against the 16th placed Seagulls, expectations are a bit high for Dean Smith and his men.
Do also note that the Lions have a good h2h record against this rival, and particularly so at this stadium.
However, note that Graham Potter’s men had won the reverse fixture, and they are also in good form lately. They have been posting points on the board consistently, and on top of that they are at home – where they have been an even more dominant force lately.
As such, expect Brighton to score at least once this weekend.
Still, the upper hand is surely going to the determined Aston Villa, who are going after a top-most tier position.
Brighton vs Aston Villa: Head-to-head (h2h)
- 100% of match-ups so far in the 21st century had goals from both teams.
- Three of the preceding four games had three or more goals.
- Only once have the Seagulls won against this rival in the period.
- At this venue, the guests have a 100% unbeaten record.
Brighton vs Aston Villa Prediction
Potter’s men were held to a 1-1 draw the last match-day on the road, by Burnley. In the meantime, Smith’s men registered a 1-0 victory at home against Arsenal.
Going on, the Lions are counted amongst the best teams in English top flight this season, and despite having two matches in hand, they need a surplus of just four points to get into the top-five of the table.
Do also take into account the fact that they have a 100% unbeaten record in h2h encounters at this venue in the past decade, and the Seagulls have been essentially relegation-battlers the past four-five years.
As such, expect Aston Villa to have the edge this Saturday.
However, note that Potter’s men were unbeaten in 11 of their previous 14 overall matches, and they have lost just twice at home since September.
On the other hand, their counterparts had conceded two or more goals in five of their former eight fixtures.
Likely, expect goals to come from both sides of the pitch this weekend.
Brighton vs Aston Villa: Betting Tips
Aston Villa to Win Either Half @ 1.83 (5/6)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.67 (2/3).