Aston Villa’s remaining Premier League fixtures compared to top six rivals Brighton and Tottenham Hotspur
How does Aston Villa’s final run in the Premier League this season compare to Spurs and Brighton?
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Aston Villa are still in with a chance of securing Europa League football next season but time is not on their side as just two games remain in the Premier League.
The Villans currently sit eighth in the table, level on 57 points with Tottenham Hotspur, but behind by a slight goal difference. Their other top six rivals, Brighton and Hove Albion, are just one point in front but have a huge two-game advantage to play before the end of the campaign.
Villa have picked up 17 wins, six draws and 13 losses this season. With two games still to go, they have already recorded their highest finish since they regained promotion to the Premier League in 2019. Can they push one step further and snag European football this time?
Unai Emery’s side will certainly throw everything they have at their remaining fixtures but ultimately, their chances are out of their hands. Here’s a look at Aston Villa’s remaining fixtures compared to their closest top six rivals.
Who do Aston Villa have left to play?
Villa’s first challenge will be a visit to Anfield to take on Liverpool on Saturday, May 20th. They will then close their season by hosting Brighton at Villa Park, which could play a big role in who gets top six.
Who do Spurs have left to play?
Seventh-place Spurs are level on points with Villa but ahead with a goal difference of +2. Their most recent result was a 2-1 loss to Emery’s team, which dramatically closed the gap between the two and added a twist in this European tale.
Tottenham’s next match is a home fixture against Brentford on Saturday before their final game against relegation candidates Leeds United on the 28th.
Who do Brighton have left to play?
The Seagulls are undoubtedly in pole position to qualify for Europa League football next season. As it stands, they are already in sixth place on 58 points, but of course have two games in-hand over Spurs and and Aston Villa.
Brighton’s first of their four matches will be against Newcastle United on Thursday, 17th May at St James’ Park. They are then back in action just three days later to take on Southampton at the Amex.
Staying at home for the clash on May 21st, the south coast side will host Manchester City before travelling up to face their top six rivals at Villa Park on the final day of the season.