Brighton vs Aston Villa
Villa have been up and down in recent weeks with victories over Newcastle, Southampton and Arsenal intersected by defeats to Burnley and West Ham.
However, Ollie Watkins has been on fire of late with confidence fully restored, netting in four of their last five outings to reach double figures in the league.
Having opened the scoring inside 15 minutes in three of those games, he looks a decent shout to draw first blood here.
Villa have of course surpassed all expectations this season following some clever summer recruits, winning five of their last six against bottom-half sides as they netted 12 goals across these games.
They led at the break in each of those, further encouraging us to get behind top scorer Watkins to get the ball rolling, while Villa also kept clean sheets in all five victories over this spell.
Dean Smith is without Kortney Hause and Wesley, but is free from any new concerns and his team have had four days extra to prepare for this game.
Graham Potter made seven changes for Brighton’s midweek clash, but he has a lengthier list of absentees as he’s still missing Tariq Lamptey, Alireza Jahanbakhsh, Florin Andone and Solly March, while Davy Propper and Adam Webster are both doubts.
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