Aston Villa vs Brighton prediction: How will Premier League fixture play out?

Tom Kershaw
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Jack Grealish scores Villa’s third with seconds to spare (Getty)
Jack Grealish scores Villa’s third with seconds to spare (Getty)

Aston Villa host Brighton and Hove Albion in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.

Dean Smith’s side have enjoyed a fantastic start to the season, winning five of their opening seven games, while new signings Ollie Watkins, Matty Cash and Emiliano Martinez are all flourishing.

After defeats against Leeds and Southampton, Villa responded in emphatic style against Arsenal, winning 3-0 to move back inside the top-six.

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Meanwhile, Brighton are languishing in 16th, having taken just six points from their opening eight matches, despite often playing very attractive football.

Graham Potter’s side now urgently need to start converting their promising displays into points to avoid another relegation battle. Here is everything you need to know:

<p>Jack Grealish has been in fantastic form for Villa so far this season</p>Getty

Jack Grealish has been in fantastic form for Villa so far this season


When is it and what time is kick-off?

The match will begin at 3pm on Saturday 21 November at Villa Park.

How can I watch it?

The game will be broadcast live on BT Sport, with the usual 3pm blackout suspended from Saturday until next year.

Confirmed line-ups

Aston Villa: Martinez; Cash, Konsa, Mings, Targett; Luiz, McGinn; Trezeguet, Barkley, Grealish; Watkins

Brighton: Ryan; White, Webster, Dunk; Lamptey, Bissouma, Gross, March; Lallana, Welbeck; Maupay


Aston Villa have enjoyed a brilliant start to the season and should their momentum continue after the international break, they should have enough firepower to break down Brighton, who have shown great flourishes themselves but have often struggled to find the cutting edge to take three points. Aston Villa 2-1 Brighton

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