The hosts are currently occupying seventh spot in the English top flight standings, having collected 58 points from 37 games, just a solitary point clear of eighth-placed Tottenham Hotspur.
Aston Villa will host Brighton & Albion in a Premier League fixture at Villa Park on Sunday, knowing that a victory will secure them a Europa Conference League qualification irrespective of what happens in the other results. The hosts are currently occupying seventh spot in the English top flight standings, having collected 58 points from 37 games, just a solitary point clear of eighth-placed Tottenham Hotspur, who will be in action at Leeds United simultaneously. The visitors, meanwhile, are sitting one place above the Lions, separated by four points, and have already sealed their place in next next season’s Europa League.
For the final time this season…
Matchday is here. pic.twitter.com/DXHgmkZYyS
— Aston Villa (@AVFCOfficial) May 28, 2023
Aston Villa are heading into the match on the back of a 1-1 draw away to Liverpool last weekend despite taking the lead through Jacob Ramsey’s 27th-minute effort. Prior to that, Unai Emery’s men got the better of their nearest challengers Tottenham 2-1, courtesy of goals from Ramsey and Douglas Luiz. It was their 17th top flight victory of the season. Having won 12 of their 21 Premier League games in 2023, the Lions have climbed to the top seven and are now in pole position to qualify for Europe’s third tier tournament. Meanwhile, Emery’s men have been brilliant at Villa Park, having won each of their last six games in front of their own supporters.
Brighton on the other hand, boast the fourth-best away-record in the Premier League this term, having taken 28 points from 18 games on the road. The Seagulls are heading into the match on the back of a hard-fought 1-1 draw against Manchester City on Wednesday night thanks to Julio Enciso’s 38th-minute equaliser. The result assured Roberto de Zerbi’s men a place in next season’s Europa League. Brighton have been inconsistent in the last couple of weeks, recording two wins, two defeats and a draw from their previous five outings, and one of those wins came against second-placed Arsenal (3-0) at Emirates Stadium. Meanwhile, the Seagulls have only beaten Villa once in their seven Premier League meetings, losing each of their last three competitive encounters.
Aston Villa probable starting lineup: Martinez, Cash, Konsa, Mings, Digne, McGinn, Kamara, Luiz, Ramsey, Buendia, Watkins
Brighton probable starting lineup: Steele, Veltman, Dunk, Webster, Estupinan, Caicedo, Gross, Mitoma, Mac Allister, Enciso, Ferguson
|Manchester United||1-0 (L)|
|Manchester City||1-1 (D)|
|Last 5 match-results||Score|
|Aston Villa draw Brighton||2-2|
|Aston Villa beat Brighton||1-2|
|Aston Villa beat Brighton||0-2|
|Aston Villa beat Brighton||2-0|
|Brighton draw Aston Villa||0-0|
The Premier League match between Aston Villa and Brighton will take place at Villa Park on Sunday at 9:00 pm IST.
|Aston Villa vs Brighton||Key Details|
|Kickoff time in UK||4:30 pm|
|Kickoff time in India||9:00 pm|
Football fans in India can live stream the match through Jio TV and Hotstar VIP. Meanwhile, those in UK can catch the live action via Sky Ultra HD.
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