Michael Owen delivers this 'painful' prediction for Brighton and Aston Villa

Brighton and Hove Albion face a stern test this Saturday as they travel to Aston Villa in the Premier League
Brighton and Aston Villa will collide at Villa Park todayBrighton and Aston Villa will collide at Villa Park today
Brighton and Aston Villa will collide at Villa Park today

Brighton will look for their second Premier League win of the season against an impressive Aston Villa at Villa Park.

Brighton have played some impressive football this season but one win in eight is a disappointing return for Graham Potter's men.

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Their one victory arrived at Newcastle back in September and they are just three points above the drop zone with six from their first eight matches.

Their approach play has good with Adam Lallana and Tariq Lamptey a particular threat. The addition of Danny Welbeck could however solve a few problems.

Welbeck impressed in the 0-0 draw against Burnley just prior to the international and he will be determined to get of the mark for Albion this Saturday.

Villa, by contrast, have had no such problems this season. They are vastly improved from last campaign and sit sixth in the table with 15 points from seven matches.

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Jack Grealish is the main man in their team but the likes of Ollie Watkins and Ross Barkley have also been in sparkling form and make Villa a seriously dangerous opponent.

So far this season they have thumped champions Liverpool 7-2 and were hugely impressive last time out as they won 3-0 at Arsenal.

"I’m sure that Villa will be safe this season," wrote Michael Owen in his blog for betvictor. "With the likes of Watkins, McGinn and Grealish, they have the basis of a team that can score plenty of goals.

"They’ve had some great results already, but I don’t think we’ve consistently seen them at their best yet.

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"Brighton have also had some excellent performances this season, however, they have been a bit unlucky when either drawing or losing by the odd goal.

"As I’ve mentioned several times before, they have changed their philosophy slightly having gone from quite a direct and pragmatic team to a side that like to play.

"It’s a dangerous change in the short term and they may have to go through a bit of pain until they get it right.

"That said, and I think their never say die attitude could get them a point here."