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Brighton v Aston Villa: How to watch, TV channel, kick-off time, head-to-head stats and team news

Aston Villa will look to strengthen their top four aspirations with a victory against an out of form Brighton at the Amex Stadium on Sunday.

The Villans boast a seven-point advantage over their closest challengers Tottenham Hotspur and Unai Emery's side can secure Champions League football for next term if they beat Brighton and Spurs suffer defeat against Liverpool at Anfield.

Brighton v Aston Villa

How to watch Brighton v Aston Villa and TV channel

Brighton v Aston Villa will be available to watch live in the UK on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League.

Brighton v Aston Villa kick-off time, date and venue

Brighton v Aston Villa in the Premier League will kick off at 14:00 on Sunday 5th May 2024 at the Amex Stadium in Brighton.

Brighton v Aston Villa stats and head-to-head record (H2H)

Brighton have endured a disappointing 2024 in comparison to the lofty standards they had previously set, accumulating just 14 points from 15 matches since the start of the year - only the bottom four teams in the division have accumulated less.

After excelling at home in the first half of the season, Villa's record on the road in 2024 has been impressive, with the 4-1 loss to Man City their only away defeat in the Premier League this calendar year.

Villa have won the last five meetings between the two sides, including the 6-1 demolition of the Seagulls in September 2023.

Brighton v Aston Villa head-to-head record (H2H)

Brighton wins

5

Draws

9

Aston Villa wins

18

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Brighton v Aston Villa team news

Brighton team news

Brighton are without a catalogue of key players with Jan Paul van Hecke and Pervis Estupinan the latest casualties for Roberto De Zerbi to contend with.

The Italian will hope to have Tariq Lamptey, James Milner, and Billy Gilmour fit for this clash, while Solly March is edging closer to a potential return from his knee injury.

Evan Ferguson and Kaoru Mitoma are out for the rest of the season.

Aston Villa team news

Following their midweek Europa Conference League defeat against Olympiacos, Unai Emery will welcome Emi Martinez back to his starting XI.

Villa will monitor the condition of Nicolo Zaniolo, Jacob Ramsey, and Alex Moreno ahead of their trip to Brighton, but Sunday's clash comes too soon for Boubacar Kamara.

Emiliano Buendia, Tyrone Mings and Kortney Hause are all long-term absentees.

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