Competition: Premier League
Market: Aston Villa to score over 1.5 goals
Odds: 10/11 @ 888sport
Handed a real chance to potentially break into the European spots this weekend, Aston Villa will welcome Brighton to the Midlands on Saturday afternoon.
Starting with the hosts, managing to make what was the most clinical return to winning ways in North London earlier in the month, Aston Villa have shocked many across the Premier League with their eye-catching start. Eventually breezing past what was a lackluster Arsenal side and fully-deserving of their 3-0 romp at the Emirates, it is no surprise that Dean Smith has been filled with praise for his side’s rather drastic improvements. Just about managing to keep hold of their top-flight status over the summer, fans around Villa Park will be hugely excited by Ollie Watkins’ immediate impact in the Midlands. Forming a real partnership with the red-hot Jack Grealish, the former Brentford striker bagged himself a brace against Arsenal last time out and has already racked up eight goals across all formats, including that stunning hat-trick against Liverpool last month.
As for the visitors, playing out what was a sluggish 0-0 draw against fellow strugglers Burnley earlier in the month, it has been a far from ideal start for Graham Potter’s men. While Brighton might have opened the 2020/2021 campaign with their sights set on trying to make some real improvements after just hanging onto their Premier League status over the summer, the South Coast outfit have failed to win any of their last seven straight contests on the bounce and they know that defeat this weekend could see them drop into the relegation zone. Collecting just a single point away from the Amex in their last three attempts and with their recent issues highlighted by a 4-2 defeat at Goodison, Brighton could face another tough test when they travel to the Midlands on Saturday afternoon.
Bet: Aston Villa 10/11 to score over 1.5 goals against Brighton in Saturday’s Premier League matchup @ 888sport
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