Villa welcomes the Seagulls to the Premier League as they look to continue their impressive start to the season and push further up the table

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BBC specialist Mark Lawrenson gave his prediction for the Premier League clash between Aston Villa and Brighton and Hove Albion this afternoon (Saturday)

Villa welcomes the Seagulls in game opener after the last international break, a period in which Jack Grealish once again impressed on the world stage

Dean Smith’s men have had an impressive start to the season, winning five of their first seven league games, including a 3-0 win over Arsenal in their last outing

Brighton, on the other hand, got off to a much slower start, winning one and knocking out three more of their opening eight league games The Seagulls fell to a 2-1 loss to Tottenham in their last outing

The form table points to a win for Villa, but as we all know football doesn’t work like that, and former Premier League striker Michael Owen predicted the game between the two will end in the two teams a point

– I really like the way Jack Grealish and Ross Barkley team up for Aston Villa and Ollie Watkins are doing well in his debut Premier League season, â € “ he wrote on the BBC Sport site

– When everything clicks Villa looks great They completely outperformed Arsenal earlier this month and took this extraordinary win over Liverpool in October

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But they have also lost at home to Leeds and Southampton over the past two weeks, so it’s not easy to predict what they will do next

– I also don’t know what to expect from Brighton At the start of the season, in the games against Chelsea, Newcastle and Manchester United, they looked very dangerous for the future

– That hasn’t been the case recently against West Brom and Burnley, however The Seagulls have drawn a lot of games over the past few weeks, and I think they might end up sharing the points againat ????

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World News – UK – Mark Lawrenson assesses Aston Villa vs Brighton and Hove Albion

Source: https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/aston-villa-brighton-prediction-lawrenson-19320863