Brighton vs Aston Villa
England League Championship
Date: Friday, 18th November 2016,
Kick-Off: 19:45 UK
Venue: Falmer Stadium (Brighton).
This Friday’s Championship clash will witness two teams in top form in action as Brighton and Hove Albion welcome Aston Villa to the Falmer Stadium.
Brighton are arguably the team to beat in the league at this point after maintaining a 10 match unbeaten run. They defeated Bristol City in the last round fixture 2-0 away from home to pick up the fourth straight win and 8th win in their last 10. The Seagulls are currently second in the league table with 34 points from their 16 matches so far, 3 less than the leaders Newcastle United.
It seems like Aston Villa’s season campaign is back on track with the arrival of Steve Bruce as their manager. They are still at the bottom half of the table, at 14th with 21 points from 16 matches. But they are a much improved team after a horror start to the season after picking up 3 wins and 2 draws from their last 5 matches. The Villains defeated Blackburn 2-1 at home in their last round fixture.
Brighton vs Aston Villa: Head-to-Head Stats
The last meeting between the two sides has to be dated back to January 2010 in the fourth round of the FA Cup. Aston Villa earned a 3-2 win at the Villa Park on that occasion. That was also the first meeting between them since 1983.
Aston Villa lead the head-to-head record with 11 wins and 5 draws against Brighton’s 3 wins from 18 meetings.
Brighton’s home record against Villa in 8 matches is 3 wins, 3 draws and 2 defeats.
Brighton vs Aston Villa: Prediction
This is a tough fixture to prediction as both teams are on excellent run of forms. The two sides will also cancel each other in terms of quality in all departments on the field. However, we feel Brighton are a slightly better side at the moment. But Aston Villa’s ability to knick away draws will once again see this match ending in all square.
Brighton vs Aston Villa: Bet Tips
Draw at Full-Time at 3.50 (5/2)
Correct Full-Time Score: 1-1 at 7.00 (6/1).
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