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Aston Villa v Brighton: Seagulls target first Villa Park win

19 Nov 2020
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Team news

Aston Villa's Bjorn Engels (thigh) and Fred Guilbert (side strain) are unavailable, but Kortney Hause is expected to return to training this week.

Brighton & Hove Albion have Aaron Connolly and Solly March back in training, Davy Propper was reported to be suffering with (illness) today.

Alexis Mac Allister is unavailable and a decision will be made on Leandro Trossard.

Did you know?

Aston Villa have won three Premier League matches by a margin of three or more goals this season, as many as they had in their previous four campaigns in the competition combined. They last won more fixtures by such a margin in a PL season in 2007/08, with six.

Jack Grealish has scored in his last four appearances against Brighton in all competitions. With that total of four strikes, he has scored more goals against the Seagulls than he has against any other opponent in his senior career.

Twelve of Brighton's last 15 Premier League points have been won in away fixtures, or 80 per cent.

Brighton have never won at Aston Villa in all competitions, drawing three and losing nine of their 12 visits. They have lost all five of their top-flight visits.

Match officials

Referee: Michael Oliver. Assistants: Stuart Burt, Simon Bennett. Fourth official: Darren England. VAR: Chris Kavanagh. Assistant VAR: Daniel Cook.

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