Match Previews

country flag Premier League Round 9
Sat 21 November 2020 15:00
Referee
Michael Oliver
Weather at KO
weather icon Overcast  12oC | Precip: 7% (0 in) | Wind 14.3 mph
Travel Info
1/2 hour plane
Distance
221 KM (Distance Matrix)
Venue
No Fans

Aston Villa

Last updated: Sun 22 November 2020 08:37
In Brief

Scored 3 or more goals in 4 of last 6 rounds. However, lost back-to-back home games. Wesley long-term absentee. Heaton lacks fitness. Traore welcomed back.

Looking Back

Villa stunned Arsenal when beating them 3:0 away, Watkins best player on pitch with 2 goals and 7 big chances created.

Villains have 5 wins in 7 league games so far and big wins over Arsenal and Liverpool (7:2) clearly show they could beat anyone. However, bad home defeats suffered in last 2 home outings with main reason for that the 7 goals conceded.

Watkins one to watch, he has now scored 6 goals in last 5 rounds.

Looking Ahead

Coach Smith hopes that all of his internationals will return healthy and if this is the case squad could be unchanged.

Traore option again after overcoming injury quickly, while injured since last January Heaton made 2 appearances for U23s recently, but he still lacks fitness.

Wesley also back in light training, but his return not expected until 2021.

Points of Interest

Last season faced Brighton 3 times (once in League Cup) and captain Grealish scored in every one of those games.

Brighton and Hove Albion

Last updated: Sun 22 November 2020 08:37
In Brief

Winless since round 2 (D3 L3). Mac Allister has COVID. Propper, Trossard and Connolly doubtful. March passed fit. Captain Dunk back from ban.

Looking Back

Brighton held to 0:0 home draw by strugglers Burnley and this extended winless run to 6 (D3 L3). Main reason for recent struggles declining forward actions, Seagulls scored 11 league goals so far, but 8 of those scored in first 4 games.

Despite team’s struggles wing-back Lamptey having breakthrough season and he not only scored his first senior goal recently, but so far had been directly involved in over 38% of Brighton’s big chances.

Looking Ahead

Coach Potter glad to welcome back from lengthy ban captain Dunk and with him on pitch defence should be better. March also to return after slight injury, but Trossard and Connolly (hurt on international duty) face late fitness tests.

Propper has fallen ill during week and despite not ruled out he's deemed 'touch-and-go'. Mac Allister tested positive for COVID and he's in isolation.

Points of Interest

Maupay only player to have scored more than 1 goal so far.

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Brighton and Hove Albion

Last updated: Sun 22 November 2020 08:37
In Brief

Winless since round 2 (D3 L3). Mac Allister has COVID. Propper, Trossard and Connolly doubtful. March passed fit. Captain Dunk back from ban.

Looking Back

Brighton held to 0:0 home draw by strugglers Burnley and this extended winless run to 6 (D3 L3). Main reason for recent struggles declining forward actions, Seagulls scored 11 league goals so far, but 8 of those scored in first 4 games.

Despite team’s struggles wing-back Lamptey having breakthrough season and he not only scored his first senior goal recently, but so far had been directly involved in over 38% of Brighton’s big chances.

Looking Ahead

Coach Potter glad to welcome back from lengthy ban captain Dunk and with him on pitch defence should be better. March also to return after slight injury, but Trossard and Connolly (hurt on international duty) face late fitness tests.

Propper has fallen ill during week and despite not ruled out he's deemed 'touch-and-go'. Mac Allister tested positive for COVID and he's in isolation.

Points of Interest

Maupay only player to have scored more than 1 goal so far.

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Doubtful (chance of availability) Rested
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