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Ollie Watkins to Haunt Brighton Again? Big Value Bet Alert!

A top-four Premier League finish is within touching distance for Villa but there’s a danger they could suffer a European hangover this weekend after losing 4-2 at home against Olympiacos. What are the latest Premier League odds and markets? Click here to find out.


Ollie Watkins to Haunt Brighton Again? Big Value Bet Alert!
Aston Villa forward Ollie Watkins / Manjit Narotra / ProSportsImages / DPPI via AFP

Brighton vs Aston Villa Game Information

  • Game: Brighton (11-11-12) vs Aston Villa (20-7-8)
  • Location: Amex Stadium, Brighton, England
  • Day/Time: Sunday, May 5, 9 a.m. ET
  • Brighton vs Aston Villa Live Stream: Fubo.tv


Aston Villa will continue their complicated end-of-season schedule with a trip to Amex Stadium.

They dropped two points in a 2-2 draw with Chelsea at the weekend, but they still have one foot in the Champions League. Unai Emery’s men will face Brighton just three days after the first leg of the UEFA Conference League semi-final tie against Greek side Olympiacos, which will make most bettors stay clear.

Alex Moreno, Nicolo Zaniolo, Jacob Ramsey, and Tyrone Mings remain in the recovery room, while first-choice goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez should be fit for the match.

For the hosts, Julio Enciso and Danny Welbeck are pushing for a start, while Pervis Estupinan, Tariq Lamptey, Evan Ferguson, Jack Hinshelwood, and James Milner remain in the recovery room.

Aston Villa is the betting favorite at +145 odds to win the match. You can watch the game on FOX or stream it on FuboTV on Sunday, May 5th, at 9 a.m. ET.



Brighton vs Aston Villa Odds and Spreads



  • Aston Villa battered Brighton 6-1 in the Midlands earlier this season, making it five wins in a row in this fixture.
  • Both teams scored in the last three meetings between these sides for a total of 13 goals.
  • Ollie Watkins has scored Villa’s first goal of the game six times since the start of February across all competitions.
  • Aston Villa scored two or more goals in its last four Premier League games.
  • Brighton shipped at least three goals in three of their previous four league outings.
  • The Seagulls are winless in six successive league matches.
  • Brighton lost its last two home matches.

Seagulls’ Soul Drained: Villa Swoops for Champions League Spot

Brighton’s season is tailing off, which is hardly surprising given it’s been their first to include a draining European campaign. While there will almost certainly be no continental football at the Amex next term, finding some form again would give them a chance of a third consecutive top-half finish.

Manager Roberto De Zerbi has challenged his players to keep playing with soul, honor, and pride but consecutive heavy home league defeats without scoring against Manchester City and Arsenal do not bode well for a good finish to the season.

The players look like they are waiting for the summer holidays and we don’t expect that to change against Aston Villa. The visitors are in a direct fight with Tottenham for the final Champions League spot and this is a must-win for them so I will include them in my soccer picks and parlays.

Watkins Terrorizes Brighton Again? Back Him to Score (+130!)

Ollie Watkins has scored Villa’s first goal of the game six times since the start of February across all competitions.

He has scored more goals against Brighton than any other opponent, with his six goals coming in just six appearances against the Seagulls.

Watkins has had an extraordinary campaign with Villa, scoring 27 goals and delivering 12 assists across all competitions. The Englishman will have plenty of space to deliver the goods on Sunday.

There’s plenty of value in backing him to find the back of the net as he’s priced at +130 according to the latest soccer odds.



Questions of the Day

Who can score for Brighton against Aston Villa?

Brighton’s Joao Pedro has struggled since returning from injury, but now would be a good time to add to his eight Premier League goals this season, six of which came after the 55th minute.

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