Brighton vs Aston Villa
Brighton suffered their first defeat in seven across all competitions as Leicester edged them out in the FA Cup on Wednesday, courtesy of a 94th-minute winner from Kelechi Iheanacho, but their form remains solid with notable victories over both Tottenham and Liverpool in recent weeks.
In fact, they’ve lost just three of 14 appearances now, with the other defeats inflicted by Arsenal and Man City, as those losses also came by 1-0 scorelines.
Leicester were actually restricted to just three shots on target as despite Brighton playing some pretty attractive football, they’ve actually been watertight at the back of late.
They’ve registered four clean sheets from their past five league outings, while their last six have all been low-scoring affairs with a combined six goals across them, as a 1-1 draw with Burnley had the highest output.
Brighton are still struggling to put chances away, and that could potentially cost them here as Villa rarely fail to land a blow of their own.
Dean Smith’s men have failed to score in just two of 17 appearances in all competitions, with the sole exception across their last 11 when they drew a blank visiting the Etihad.
Pep Guardiola’s outfit hold by far the division’s best defence this term, and that encounter remains the only occasion where Villa have failed to score in 13 league trips dating back to July.
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