All eyes will be on the Amex Arena tonight as two sides with pedigree come up against each other as Aston Villa take on Brighton at the Amex Arena.
Both these sides will be looking to put on a decent run as both have very genuine ideas for promotion to the Premier League. For Aston Villa this season so far has proved something of a disappointment, with the side looking for an immediate return to the Premier League following last season’s relegation.
There are plenty of opportunities to watch this match through a Brighton v Aston Villa live stream.
Bet365 announced recently that they have streaming through their website, meaning you can watch the game through laptop, desktop and even through your mobile phone on the move.
You do have to make an initial stake to watch the game, but the picture does come in high quality and everything, as you would expect runs smoothly through the website.
We should be in for a mouthwatering affair between two sides who attract plenty of support.
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Unfortunately, things have not exactly gone to plan with the side for the Villains, with Roberto Di Matteo dismissed after a string of disappointing results and Steve Bruce brought in to steady the ship and bring back the feel good factor to the Midlands outfit.
Bruce certainly has plenty of experience of guiding teams out of this division, and results have taken an upturn in recent months, with the side now five games unbeaten in the Championship, winning three of those, and the side is now nicely placed in 14th place and look ready to mount a serious challenge on the summit as we approach a busy Christmas period.
Indeed they may have to take a leaf out of Brighton, with the South Coast side absolutely flying at the moment and sit proudly in second place in England’s second tier.
Chris Hughton has done a remarkable job at the helm, with his side winning eight out of their last ten matches, and only losing twice all season, according to the BBC Brighton website.
In fact, promotion to the Premier League looks like it could well be on the cards with the side really looking threatening moving forward.
It could prove to be an absolute belter of a game, with both sides in superb form going into the International break.
Steve Bruce’s side will surely attract plenty of attention at a mouth watering price of 4/1, which does look a tasty price all things considered. Those who think Chris Hughton’s Brighton side can continue their remarkable run can pick up 4/5 on the home win, which does look a little short if we take into account the improvement by Steve Bruce’s side.
Both these teams would probably settle for a point, with the stalemate a very backable looking 5/2.
Whatever you decide, this one from the Championship is sure to get your footballing weekend off to a flyer, and after a mundane international break, its back to the nitty gritty of the English Football League.
And once this one’s over, don’t forget that Arsenal face Manchester Utd in the early kickoff on Saturday!
Liverpool willing to listen to loan offers for young striker
Liverpool are thought to be open to loan offers for their young English striker Rhian Brewster once the transfer window opens in January.
Reds manager Jurgen Klopp is believed to be in favour of allowing the 19-year-old to gain first-team experience out on loan.
The forward has only featured in the Carabao Cup this season, failing to score or particularly impress in either of his appearances.
Regardless, he is said to be attracting interest from Crystal Palace and Aston Villa in the Premier League, as well as a host of Championship clubs.
As usual when negotiating loan deals for their young talent, Liverpool will studiously seek assurances over Brewster’s playing time at any potential temporary home before giving the green light.
The current Premier League leaders opening up to a loan move is arguably a slight setback for a player who signed a five-year deal in the summer of 2018, and was targeting a place in the first-team accordingly.
“I want to prove to everyone that the boss has kept faith in me for a reason and I want to prove to everyone that I’m good enough to be in the first team,” Brewster said earlier this year.
Unfortunately, it hasn’t quite worked out that way for Brewster yet.
A long-term ankle injury incurred in January 2018, keeping him on the side-lines for over a year, has undoubtedly held back his previously rapid progress.
As such, it may be a case of taking a step backwards to move two steps forward.
It’s certainly worked out that way for Tammy Abraham, whose successful loan spells at Bristol City and Aston Villa in the Championship convinced his new manager Frank Lampard that he was worthy of a prolonged spell as Chelsea’s first-choice striker this campaign.
Abraham has duly rewarded his manager’s faith, scoring ten league goals in thirteen games. Moreover, the 22-year-old looks set to head to the European Championship next summer as England’s second-choice striker behind Harry Kane.
Abraham’s development provides no guarantee for Brewster, of course, but in an exclusive interview with Scouted Football last month, Brewster suggested he is fully aware of the hard work ahead of him.
“You can’t think it’s easy and you’re just going to get there with your talent, because you need to work hard as well,” he said.
“I’ve seen a lot of people with talent but not everyone makes it because of the attitude and the drive.”
In the same interview, Brewster described his healthy relationship with Klopp, and the advice the German gave him:
“My relationship with him [Jürgen Klopp] is very, very good. He’s easy to approach and easy to talk to. I think you need a manager like that.
“[He tells me] be patient and you’ll play. Wait for your time and hopefully it’ll come.”
Time is certainly on Brewster’s side to come good at Liverpool; after all, no club gives a young player yet to make his Premier League debut a deal as lengthy as five years without a long-term plan.
Like Abraham has done, though, it appears he will need to prove he is good enough elsewhere first in order to fulfil it.
Aston Villa and Swansea go head to head for Chelsea youngster
Aston Villa or Premiership new boys Swansea City are now favourites to land Chelsea FC youngster Josh McEachran on loan in January.
Chelsea are desperate to get McEachran, who turns 19 next March, some valuable experience on the pitch, something he has not been able to do at Stamford Bridge. Both Villa and Swansea are preapred to bring the youngster to their respective clubs under the proviso that he will need to be involved in first team matters.
McEachran has already been touted as one of England’s best up and coming central midfielders and is yet to play anywhere else apart from his childhood club.
The 18 year old is likely to be loaned out to one of the two Premiership sides despite being linked with a move to a few Championship sides over the last few months, and will remain at either club until the end of the season.
Villa are currently lacking experience in the midfield area so quite where McEchran will be able to fit in remains somewhat of a mystery. Swansea City on the other hand would welcome his quality and with the Welsh side having close ties with the West London side – manager Brendan Rodgers being a previous Chelsea youth team manager – it could be assumed that Swansea would be favourites.
Aston Villa v Leeds Live Stream from the Championship as Playoff Hunt Continues
Two former Premier League heavyweights meet at Villa Park tonight as Aston Villa take on Leeds Utd with the Championship title race really hotting up.
The Festive football is coming thick and fast and with both these sides having realistic ambitions of a return to the top flight we could be in for a pulsating encounter.
Steve Bruce has come in as manager of the Midlands club and really turned things around, with the Villa now moving up to ninth spot in the Championship following a 2-1 win over Burton in their previous match.
Villa Park has become something of a fortress in recent weeks, with the side still unbeaten at home and gunning for their sixth home win on the bounce as the side really puts the afterburners on in their hunt for promotion to the Premier League.
Its been a dramatic turnaround for the Midlands outfit following a dismal run of form under the management of Italian Roberto Di Matteo and the side now look like serious contenders for at least a Championship playoff place as we approach the new year.
Garry Monk has similarly turned things around at Leeds, with the Yorkshire side now in fifth spot in the Championship and hunting an automatic promotion spot. The Lilywhites have improved dramatically and now sit handsomely in the division following eight wins out of their last ten games.
Both these sides will be desperate not to lose and its looking more and more like a pivotal match even as we approach 2017. It can’t be underestimated the work Steve Bruce has done at Villa Park and the 23/10 offers considerable appeal.
Leeds Utd will be looking to continue their fine away form and the 3/1 on them taking all three poinits back to Yorkshire also looks more than a touch of value.
It make be better however to plump for the draw at 5/2, with both sides eager not to lose.
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