Brighton (1-3-4) at Aston Villa (5-0-2)
Premier League Soccer: Saturday, November 21st 2020 at 10:00 AM (Villa Park)
The Line: Aston Villa +115 / Brighton +225 / Draw +260 -- Over/Under: 2.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
Aston Villa faces Brighton on Saturday, November 21st at Villa Park for an English Premier League match.
The Premier League has been off for over a week, but we are now ready to resume Premier League soccer action.
Aston Villa's last match was played on November 8th against Arsenal on the road. In that match, Aston Villa was able to take down mighty Arsenal by the final score of 3-0. Aston Villa had to fight off relegation last season, but now all of a sudden this Villa team is fighting for a top spot in the Premier League standings. Aston Villa is 5-0-3 so far this season, putting the club in 6th place behind Chelsea due to tiebreaking rules. Aston Villa has won three of its last five matches overall and has shown signs of dominance, taking down teams like Leicester City and Liverpool. Aston Villa has scored 18 goals and has conceded nine, therefore the club has a +9 goal differential so far this season.
Brighton's last match was played on November 6th against Burnley. Brighton and Burnley took a 0-0 draw in that match, as the goal-scoring issues continued for Brighton in that match. Burnley was in dead last in the Premier League standings before that match, so it was a perfect chance for Brighton to pick up a much-needed three points at home, but the club could not find a goal. Brighton is now 1-3-4 and finds itself in 16th place in the Premier League standings. Brighton has been able to pick up three draws this season, which is the only reason why this club is not apart of the bottom three in the Premier League standings. Draws can only do so much for so long, and Brighton is going to need to find some firepower on offense sooner rather than later. Brighton has scored 11 goals and has conceded 14 to its opponents, therefore Brighton has a -3 goal differential this season.
The last time Aston Villa and Brighton met was on January 18th of 2020. In that match, the two teams took a 1-1 draw at Brighton.
I am going to take Aston Villa to win this match outright at home, as I think this club has what it takes to continue its fast start in the Premier League. Aston Villa should be able to find the back of the net early on, and one goal could be enough here.