Premier League Preview: Aston Villa vs Brighton Prediction, Preview, and Odds (May 28)
- Brighton have already secured a first European finish in their history
- Aston Villa could secure a Europa Conference League place on Sunday
The race for the final European spot concludes at Villa Park on Sunday, as Aston Villa requires a home victory over Brighton to secure sixth. The Seagulls have already confirmed their first finish in a European spot, as they will be playing in the Europa League next term.
How To Watch
- When: Sunday, May 28, 2023, at 11:30 a.m ET
- Where: Villa Park, Birmingham
- How To Watch: NBC
Aston Villa play their final match of the 2022-23 season on Sunday, as they welcome Brighton to the West Midlands. The hosts currently sit seventh, but they will need a home win to fight off competition for the Europa Conference League place. Unai Emery’s side comes into the match in patchy form, as they have won just once in their last four matches.
However, Villa has a solid record against Brighton, as they have lost just once in seven previous Premier League encounters. But, Villa have won their final game of the season on just one occasion in the previous eight. That will need to change if they are to set up a first European campaign since 2010-11.
It has been a historic campaign for Brighton this term, and they are fully deserving of a first European finish in their history. The Seagulls secured sixth in the standings in midweek, as they played out a 1-1 draw against Manchester City at the Amex. Brighton comes into this game in solid form, as they have won three of their last six.
However, they have often struggled on the final day of the season, as they have lost three from five last day assignments in the Premier League. Meanwhile, they have lost their last three league matches against Villa. But, they have never lost four on the bounce against the side from the West Midlands in their history.
Aston Villa vs Brighton Prediction
The pressure will be on Villa this weekend, as they look to secure a return to European competition. Brighton’s job is already done, and their poor record against the side from the West Midlands is difficult to overlook. We expect an entertaining match at Villa Park on Sunday, with Villa winning and both teams finding the net.