Brighton Vs. Aston Villa: Preview, Prediction, Possible Line-Ups, Kickoff Time, & Betting Tips

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Looking further to boost their blistering form, Brighton and Hove Albion host Aston Villa at the American Express Community Stadium on November 18.

Brighton, with 34 points, are just three points shorter than league leaders Newcastle, who have 37 points safely held in their pockets. Thanks to their good form, Aston Villa, meanwhile, have collected 11 points from their last five matches and have a tally of 21 points to their name.

This season looks brighter for Brighton, as they haven't lost any of last 10 championship matches, and it's fair to say they are already one of the contenders for progress to the Premier League next season.

Former Aston Villa man Steve Sidwell pointed out Brighton's solidarity amongst the team being the reason behind their flying start.

Sidwell told, as reported by the Birmingham Mail, "It makes a big difference when everyone's pushing in the same direction. The lads that are not involved but are desperate to play are pushing everyone."

"Who ever is in front of you in your position you give them the best advice, the best chance of winning games, and you can see that from everyone. There's no egos, no Big Time Charlies.

"It's one of the best dressing rooms I've been in. Last year, the momentum we had towards the end of the season, the belief was there to be seen. We just missed out and people probably thought there was going to be a bit of a hang-up. We have showed we are at it again and we'll keep going."

On the other hand, bad things still continue to happen for the Villains as they have struggled to find the winning formula after being relegated from the Premier League last year.

Brighton and Hove Albion: Team News

Manager Chris Hughton seems well relaxed since his players are not troubled by any injuries. Sharing thirteen Championship goals between them, Glenn Murray and S. Baldock are expected to start against Aston Villa. Hughton's men have the tightest defense this season, conceding just nine so far, which means center-back duo of Lewis Dunk and Shane Duffy should make a formidable wall again.

Team News: Aston Villa

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Midfielder Jordan Ayew will again be unavailable for a match against Brighton due to the injury he picked on international duty. Ayew, who has been a regular starter under manager Steve Bruce, is currently undergoing treatment according to the club. Star player Gabriel Agbonlahor came as a substitute in the last match and can spice up the Aston Villa attack if he is to start against Brighton.

Jack Grealish has proven to be a key man behind striker McCormack, and he is likely to start again.

Brighton vs. Aston Villa: Predicted Line-ups

Brighton Starting Line-up: Stockdale -- Bong, Duck, Duffy, Saltor -- Sidwell, Murphy, Stephens, Skalak -- Murray, Baldock

Aston Villa Starting Line-up: Gollini -- Hutton, Chester, Baker, Amavi -- Jedinak, Gardner -- Adomah, Grealish, McCormack -- Kodjia

Brighton vs. Aston Villa: Head to Head (H2H)

These two teams have played with each other in 19 games altogether in which Aston Villa have won 11 times compared to Brighton's just three wins.

The last time Aston Villa met Brighton and Hove Albion was in 2010 in FA Cup game. The Villains won the game with final score 3-2.

Brighton vs. Aston Villa: Prediction

Brighton's tremendous form definitely will favor them in the match against Aston Villa. They haven't lost their last 10 championship matches and are currently in second place, just behind leader Newcastle. Playing some breathtaking football, the Houghton men have emerged as one of the contenders to win the Championship this season.

However, both teams look quite strong at the moment, both winning their last game. Aston Villa's poor start to the season has somewhat been recovered since they haven't lost their last five matches. Brighton might possess an extra cutting edge on this fixture as they have been one of the best teams this season.

Brighton vs. Aston Villa: Betting Tips and Odds

  • Brighton win: 5/6
  • A draw: 9/4
  • Aston Villa win: 10/3
  • Under 2.5 goals: 8/13
  • Over 2.5 goals: 6/5
  • Both teams to score: evens
  • Both teams fail to score: 8/11
The odds were provided by Paddypower.

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