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Brighton vs Aston Villa Predictions, Tips and Odds: Can Watkins break the deadlock again?

Brighton vs Aston Villa Predictions, Tips and Odds

Aston Villa will look to move one step closer to Champions League qualification when they go head-to-head with an out of sorts Brighton in the Premier League this weekend.

Brighton vs Aston Villa predictions

Brighton vs Aston Villa: Predictions

Bet Prediction Bookmaker odds
BTTS? Yes 21/50 with Unibet
Correct Score Brighton 1-3 Aston Villa 16/1 with Bet365
First Goalscorer Ollie Watkins 11/2 with SkyBet

The stats behind our Brighton vs Aston Villa predictions:

  • Both teams have scored in each of the last three meetings between these sides, with 13 goals scored in total during that time.
  • Aston Villa are unbeaten in their last six meetings with Brighton, winning the last five after a 0-0 draw in February 2021.
  • Ollie Watkins has scored Villa’s first goal of the game six times since the start of February across all competitions.

Brighton vs Aston Villa match tip

Ollie Watkins anytime goalscorer @ 6/4 with SkyBet

Ollie Watkins has scored more goals against Brighton than any other opponent across his career, with his six goals coming in just six appearances against the Seagulls. The Englishman has scored 27 goals across all competitions so far this season, with none coming from the penalty spot and a goal here would see him become the first ever Aston Villa player to score 20+ goals in a Premier League campaign.

Brighton vs Aston Villa odds


*Odds correct as of 19:20 on May 3. 18+ only. BeGambleAware.

Villa can confirm their spot in next season’s Champions League if they beat Brighton this week and Tottenham lose against Liverpool at Anfield. Unai Emery’s men won the reverse fxiture 6-1 and with the Seagulls struggles in front of goal they will be hoping to complete the double.

Brighton vs Aston Villa team news

Brighton team news

In  Out Doubtful
Evan Ferguson, Kaoru Mitoma, Pervis Estupinan Tariq Lamptey, James Milner, Billy Gilmour

Brighton hopes to have Tariq Lamptey, James Milner, and Billy Gilmour back in action by the time this game comes around, but Evan Ferguson, Kaoru Mitoma, and Pervis Estupinan all remain sidelined.

Top Scorer: Joao Pedro (8)

Card Magnet: Carlos Baleba, Facundo Bounanotte (7), Lewis Dunk (7 — 6 yellow, 1 red)

Assist Ace: Pascal Groß (10)

Aston Villa team news

In  Out Doubtful
Boubacar Kamara, Emi Buendia, Kortney Hause, Tyrone Mings Nicolo Zaniolo, Jacob Ramsey, Alex Moreno

Unai Emery may be able to welcome back Nicolo Zaniolo, Jacob Ramsey, and Alex Moreno for this game, although it would be too early for Boubacar Kamara.

Top Scorer: Ollie Watkins (19)

Card Magnet: Douglas Luiz (11)

Assist Ace: Ollie Watkins (12)

How to watch Brighton vs Aston Villa Live

Brighton vs Aston Villa kicks off on Sunday, 5th May, at 2pm (UK time) but will not be broadcast live in the UK. You can follow all the latest action and stats on the Squawka Live X feed.

Brighton vs Aston Villa head-to-head

  • 30/09/23 – Aston Villa 6-1 Brighton – Premier League
  • 28/05/23 – Aston Villa 2-1 Brighton – Premier League
  • 13/11/22 – Brighton 1-2 Aston Villa – Premier League
  • 26/02/22 – Brighton 0-2 Aston Villa – Premier League
  • 20/11/21 – Aston Villa 2-0 Brighton – Premier League

Aston Villa have recently enjoyed themselves against Brighton, winning each of their last five meetings by a 14-3 combined scoreline.

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