Brighton v Aston Villa: match preview | Premier League


Brighton and Aston Villa will see this fixture as a chance to find some much-needed form. Both sides are potentially staring a third successive defeat in the face while neither have scored in their two defeats. Brighton have one win from their past six and Villa one from seven so the early purple patch for Steve Gerrard is well and truly over. The key Brighton defender Adam Webster missing out may give Villa the edge, though, and confidence may be at its lowest for Graham Potter’s side. They have put together a stellar season but a 3-0 drubbing by rock-bottom (before kick-off) Burnley could really knock the stuffing out of a charge to make it truly special. Graham Searles

Saturday 3pm

Venue Amex Stadium

Last season Brighton 0 Aston Villa 0

Referee John Brooks

This season G2 Y7 R0 3.5 cards/game

Odds H 15-11 A 12-5 D 12-5

BRIGHTON

Subs from Steele, McGill, Alzate, Ferguson, March, Veltman, Caicedo, Offiah, Welbeck, Mac Aliister

Doubtful None

Injured Webster (groin, 5 Mar), Sarmiento (hamstring, 12 Mar), Mwepu (hamstring, unknown)

Suspended None

Discipline Y43 R2

Form DDDWLL

Leading scorer Maupay 8

ASTON VILLA

Subs from Steer, Sinisalo, Carney Chukwuemeka, Archer, Young, Smith, Olsen, Hause, Buendía, Trezeguet, Sanson, Chambers, Traoré

Doubtful Traoré (hamstring)

Injured Nakamba (knee, Apr)

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Suspended None

Discipline Y52 R2

Form LDWDLL

Leading scorers Ramsey, Watkins 5



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