Brighton vs Aston Villa Betting Tips: Goals backed on the south coast
There are just two games left to play in the Premier League before they pack up for a few weeks due to the World Cup. First up, Brighton host Aston Villa at the Amex Stadium on Sunday afternoon, as both sides look to put in a good performance on the South Coast...
Brighton vs Aston Villa Odds
The hosts sit in 7th, they’ve accumulated 21 points from 13 league outings and have been a joy to watch this campaign.
Roberto De Zerbi has seemed to have won over the fans very early on and his style of football is very keen on the eye when it’s put into action.
Unai Emery was appointed Aston Villa manager earlier this month, he won his opening league game against Man United which ended their unbeaten run of nine matches in a 3-1 win.
They then matched up with Erik Ten Haag’s side just four days later in the cup, another six goals were scored in a 4-2 defeat at Old Trafford.
Brighton vs Aston Villa Tips
My opening selection for this clash is with Bet 365 as I expect to see over 2.5 goals at 10/11 between these two sides.
Aston Villa have seen three or more goals scored in five consecutive games in all competitions, with this bet banking in all of the last four when the Seagulls have been present.
Emery’s teams often play with a high defensive line which will favour the hosts massively here. Leandro Trossard and Kaoru Mitoma, who will be both heading to the World Cup for Belgium and Japan respectively, have been two of the standout players this campaign and will look to give the Villa defence a huge amount of problems.
On the other end of the field Villa boast plenty of attacking talent. Leon Bailey and Danny Ings have scored the most goals with just three each, but as a club they haven’t scored enough goals as a collective with just 14 overall in as many games this season.
Only the five teams below them in the table have scored less but with a new manager in the building they can quite easily improve their attacking output.
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As mentioned previously, I’ve been impressed with Kaoru Mitoma in recent weeks.
The Japanese international is generously priced to score for a third successive game for Brighton, which is my second selection at 24/5 with William Hill
Mitoma has only started twice for Brighton this campaign in the Premier League which have come in back-to-back matches, and he’ll be expected to confirm his spot in De Zerbi’s eleven on Sunday.
The 25-year-old was at Kawasaki in his respective country a couple of years ago; across two seasons he scored 21 times.
He then played his trade at Belgium club, Royale Union SG, scoring 7 times in 27 appearances. It’s clear that he knows how to put the ball in the back of the net.
I believe this should be a fairly entertaining 90 minutes of football, both sides will come here wanting to win before they pack up again until Boxing Day, goals look the best bet here for the game at the Amex Stadium.