Aston Villa vs Brighton: TV channel, live stream, team news & prediction

It's a new era at Aston Villa as Steven Gerrard's reign begins with the visit of Brighton in the Premier League this weekend.

Dean Smith was dismissed as Villa boss after defeat at Southampton prior to the international break condemned his side to their fifth straight defeat.

Gerrard's appointment from Rangers was swift, with his first assignment coming in the shape of a Brighton side currently hovering just outside the European places in the table.

Here's everything you need to know about the game.

How to watch Aston Villa vs Brighton on TV/live stream

When is kick off? Saturday 20 November, 15:00 (GMT)
Where is the match being played? Villa Park
TV channel/live stream? Final Score - BBC, Soccer Saturday - Sky Sports (UK), NBCSN/fuboTV(US)
Highlights? Sky Sports YouTube Channel, Match of the Day (BBC - UK)
Referee? Anthony Taylor
VAR? Peter Bankes

Aston Villa team news

Konsa will return for Aston Villa this weekend | LINDSEY PARNABY/GettyImages

Danny Ings is likely to return for Aston Villa after missing the defeat to his old club Southampton, while Ezri Konsa's suspension is up following his red card against West Ham last month.

Marvelous Nakamba is likely to miss out after sustaining a groin injury, although the home side could be boosted by the return of Douglas Luiz in central midfield.

You can read Aston Villa's predicted lineup here.

Brighton team news

Sanchez is suspended for the trip to Villa Park | Catherine Ivill/GettyImages

Graham Potter will be without first-choice goalkeeper Robert Sanchez after his red card against Newcastle, with the Spaniard set to be replaced by the experienced Jason Steele between the posts.

Enock Mwepu missed the draw with the Magpies, although he is likely to return this weekend. Adam Webster is also recovering from a knee injury, while Steven Alzate and Danny Welbeck are long-term absentees.

You can read Brighton's predicted lineup here.

Aston Villa vs Brighton head-to-head record

Brighton celebrate after scoring at Villa Park last season | Pool/GettyImages

These sides have not crossed paths too many times, but Villa do boast the upper hand throughout history.

The Villans have lost just once in their last 12 meetings with the Seagulls, although Potter's men tasted victory in their last visit to Villa Park.

Goals from Danny Welbeck and Solly March either side of Ezri Konsa's opener sealed a famous win at Villa Park for Brighton last season.

Aston Villa vs Brighton score prediction

Bailey could be a big player under Gerrard | Visionhaus/GettyImages

Villa Park is set to be raucous as they usher in a new era, but the Seagulls won't be fazed after their exploits from two goals down at Anfield as recently as last month.

Brighton are the draw specialists in the Premier League, and it wouldn't be outlandish to predict a similar outcome this weekend.

Prediction: Aston Villa 1-1 Brighton

Source : 90min