Six spots separate Aston Villa from Brighton in the English Premier League table but the point difference sits at 10. This goes to show us that Brighton faces an uphill battle if they want to finish in the top 10 this year.
Yet, we can argue that The Seagulls have the better current form and this makes us come up with some interesting predictions on the clash between Brighton and Aston Villa. Let’s check them out below.
English Premier League: Our Expert Predictions on the Brighton v Aston Villa match
|Team A vs Team B prediction||Selection and odds||Bookmaker||Bet here|
|Goals Over/Under||Under 2.5 @ 1/1||William Hill||Add to betslip|
|Number of cards in Match||Over 3.5 @ 5/6||William Hill||Add to betslip|
|Corners||Under 10 @ 11/8||William Hill||Add to betslip|
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Brighton v Aston Villa: How do both teams fare in the EPL lately?
Interestingly enough, the worse team on paper has generated more points over the last 5 matches. Aston Villa, however, has scored 7 goals to Brighton’s 4 in that same span.
Is Brighton on the way up?
Well, it sure looks like it as the team hasn’t lost an EPL match since 13.01 when they visited Manchester City. Even then, Brighton lost narrowly 1-0. While they have generated decent points over the past month, the team hasn’t scored many goals. In fact, only one of their victories (vs Blackpool) came after scoring 2 goals.
Will Aston Villa hold on to the 9th spot and can they even go higher?
It looks like Aston Villa either wins or loses. The last time they drew a game was on the 28th of December 2020 against Chelsea in the EPL. What jumps out of the result sheet, however, is the fact that Villa’s matches typically involve some goals.
Over the last 7 EPL matches, Villa has scored 8 times while allowing 10 goals. Their tally for the season stands at 36:24.
So, what are our top free betting predictions on the Brighton v Aston Villa match?
- Goals Over/Under – Under 2.5 @ 1/1
- Number of cards in Match – Over 3.5 @ 5/6
- Corners – Under 10 @ 11/8
Goals Over/Under – Under 2.5 @ 1/1
Both teams may score goals in the game but we also wouldn’t be surprised if one of them snags a 1-0 or 0-1 victory. While Villa tends to allow goals, Brighton isn’t very good at scoring them. On the other hand, The Seagulls are good at defending and may prevent the Villans from scoring at all. Seeing three goals in the game is unlikely and we like the odds of evens for that particular bet.
Number of cards in Match – Over 3.5 @ 5/6
Brighton will do whatever they can to maintain their EPL unbeaten streak. They are also known for playing hard defence and getting penalized for it. They are the 2nd most carded team at home in the EPL (1.9 cards per game).
Also, we expect Aston Villa to come out trying to lose to the 15th team in the table. Don’t be surprised if The Villans also commit a couple of hard fouls. 4 yellow cards in the game are absolutely possible and we wouldn’t be caught off-guard even if we see a red.
Corners – Under 10 @ 11/8
The price here is just too good to pass up. We don’t expect to see the most attacking football there is. That being said, 10 corner kicks sound like a lot. Even though, both teams average about 5.9 corners per match, the price of this bet still gives us excellent value.
Don’t put down a lot of cash on it as it is only our 3rd best prediction of the Brighton v Aton Villa match, but it can still net you a very decent return.