Villa and Brighton set for low-scoring stalemate

    Aston Villa vs Brighton Preview 19/10/2019

    17 Oct 2019 | Premier League | Preview
    Villa and Brighton set for low-scoring stalemate
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    It’s 14th vs. 15th in the Premier League as Brighton & Hove Albion travel to Villa Park to face Aston Villa on Saturday.

    The Seagulls sit one place above Villa in the table having picked up 1 more point from the opening 8 matches of the campaign.

    Aston Villa come into this match on the back of a convincing 5-1 win away at Norwich City in the previous round.

    Brazilian forward Wesley bagged a brace against the Canaries, while there were also goals for Jack Grealish, Conor Hourihane and Douglas Luiz.

    Villa have not had a problem scoring goals this season. They have scored in 6 of their 8 league games so far but have let in far too many goals at the other end of the pitch.

    The Villains have conceded 2 or more goals in half of their Premier League games this term, and this must stop if they are to climb up the table any time soon.

    On the other hand, Brighton have conceded 10 league goals this season but have only managed to score 8 in reply.

    3 of those goals came in a shock victory over Tottenham Hotspur before the international break, and manager Graham Potter will be hoping his team can register back-to-back league wins for the first time this season.

    19-year-old forward Aaron Connolly netted twice against Spurs, while Neal Maupay grabbed the other. Maupay now has 3 league goals to his name this term.

    Brighton will need their star strikers to be firing on all cylinders on Saturday, as the Seagulls have failed to score in each of their last three away games in the Premier League.

    The two teams have only faced each other of 4 occasions since 2010, with all their previous meetings coming before 1983.

    Brighton have not beaten Aston Villa in this fixture since the turn of the millennium, with Villa picking up 2 wins and 2 draws.

    With that being said, both teams have scored in each of their previous 4 meetings, and this is likely to happen again this time around.

    There has been very little to separate Brighton and Villa this season, and this is reflected in the league positions of the two teams.

    Forebet predicts that a low-scoring draw is on the cards.

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