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Aston Villa vs Brighton predictions: Villans can see off Seagulls on final day
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Liam Flin

- Aston Villa have picked up 11 of their 17 league wins this season at Villa Park
- Brighton have won only two of their last five Premier League matches
- Recommended bet: Aston Villa to win at evens with LiveScore Bet

Aston Villa and Brighton have been two of the Premier League's great overachievers this season and they lock horns on the final day of the campaign at Villa Park.

Fans of Brighton can relax after the Seagulls secured a top-six finish with their 1-1 draw with Manchester City on Wednesday night.  And Aston Villa will join them in European competition next season with victory over Albion on Sunday.

Villa could secure seventh spot, and with it qualification for the Europa Conference League, even if they lose to Brighton as long as both Tottenham and Brentford are also beaten on the final day — and the Villa Park encounter promises to be intriguing.

Brighton midfielder Adam Lallana will need to pass a fitness test in order to feature against Aston Villa
Brighton midfielder Adam Lallana will need to pass a fitness test in order to feature against Aston Villa

Team news

Philippe Coutinho, Jed Steer and Alex Moreno are all sidelined for Aston Villa while Calum Chambers and Diego Carlos will be assessed ahead of kick-off.

Brighton will be without Solly March, Jakub Moder, Jeremy Sarmiento and Tariq Lamptey for the visit to Villa Park.

Albion goalkeeper Robert Sanchez is out of favour and his future at the club is uncertain. Adam Lallana is a doubt.

The stats

It has been a case of home is where the heart is for Aston Villa in this season's Premier League with 11 of their 17 league victories coming at Villa Park.

Unai Emery's men are also on a good run of form, having picked up seven wins in their last 11 league assignments.

Brighton, meanwhile, have won just two of their last five league games, keeping just one clean sheet in the process and suffering a shock 5-1 defeat at the hands of relegation-threatened Everton.


It is a bold move to oppose Brighton given what they have achieved this season but Roberto De Zerbi's men may understandably take their foot off the gas in their final game of the season.

The Seagulls have already secured a top-six finish for the first time in the club's history and can look forward to involvement in next season's Europa League.

For hosts Aston Villa, though, the job is not yet complete and they will be wary of Tottenham and Brentford breathing down their necks.

They have recorded 11 wins at home in this season's Premier League, sweeping aside fellow top-half sides Brentford, Manchester United, Newcastle and Tottenham on their own patch.

They also took a point off Manchester City at Villa Park and came within minutes of beating second-placed Arsenal, only to concede twice in stoppage time to lose 4-2.

Villa Park is not an easy place to go, even for a well-drilled Brighton team, and the hosts appeal at evens with LiveScore Bet.

Injuries are stacking up for Brighton, who have lost 5-1 at home to Everton and 4-1 at Newcastle in the last month, suggesting a long season, which also saw them reach the FA Cup final, may be taking their toll.

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