Bristol City 0-2 BRIGHTON AND HOVE ALBION – Steve Sidwell (1st goalscorer), Jamie Murphy
ASTON VILLA 2-1 Blackburn Rovers – Jonathan Kodjia x2
Kick Off: 19.45, 18/11/2016
Stadium: American Express Community Stadium
TV: Sky Sports 1
Head-to-head: Aston Villa 3-2 Brighton, Brighton 0-0 Aston Villa, Aston Villa 1-0 Brighton, Aston Villa 3-0 Brighton, Brighton 0-1 Aston Villa
* Jonathan Kodjia to score (check prices)
* Score draw @ 17/4
* Under 2.5 goals @ 13/20
* Jonathan Kodjia has scored four goals in four Championship games under Steve Bruce
* Both Brighton and Aston Villa avoided defeat and found the back of the net at least once in each of their past five games
* Four of these sides’ past six games combined have seen under 2.5 goals scored
A Look At Brighton’s Betting Odds
Chris Hughton’s men are second to Newcastle in the Championship form table and overall, with the Seagulls unbeaten in ten and 26 points to the good from the past 30 available.
Brighton battered fellow promotion contenders Norwich 5-0 last time out at the Amex, so the fact the hosts are as backable as 5/6 says a lot about their next opponent’s recent form.
A Look At Aston Villa‘s Betting Odds
Three of the Villans’ four all-competition wins since dropping to the second tier have come during new boss Steve Bruce’s four games in charge so far, with the much-travelled 55-year-old turning round a side that drew seven Championship fixtures in eight between mid-August and late September.
Bruce is merely utilising the best of what he has been given, which includes former Crystal Palace anchorman Mile Jedinak, Welsh Euro 2016 centre-half James Chester, wildchild midfielder Jack Grealish, French prospect Jordan Amavi and £25m strikeforce Ross McCormack and Jonathan Kodjia.
The result has been three wins and a draw from four outings so far. This will be Bruce’s toughest Villa assignment yet, but they’ll be hard to beat.