Brighton and Aston Villa have TV coverage plans before they both go on World Cup break.
It is the last day of the Premier League until Boxing Day. For some clubs, it is good to rest and regenerate before continuing the season. Others stop running as soon as they are riding.
For these two clubs, it’s a mixed bag. Both clubs are coming off strong victories in the Premier League. Can these two relatively new managers at their clubs send fans through the month on a high note?
Brighton vs Aston Villa TV Coverage Plans
Start time: 9 a.m. ET / 6 a.m. ET
The Brighton-Villa clash is the penultimate game of this ‘first phase’ of the 2022/23 Premier League. Only after that comes Manchester United-Fulham, which follows the AMEX match.
Since this is the first game on Sunday, there is a dedicated hour of pre-game coverage via Premier League Mornings on the USA Network. Rebecca Lowe, Robbie Earle and Tim Howard are behind the desk this weekend. After the match, watch 30 minutes of Premier League Live before the United-Fulham clash. This concludes the first game of the day’s action and also prepares viewers for the last game before the World Cup.
Brighton fight Villa
Roberto de Zerbi arrived in Brighton to replace Graham Potter. Some criticized the move, claiming that he does not know English football. In the last three games in charge of him, de Zerbi achieved three wins. That includes a 4-1 thrashing of Chelsea and a comfortable Carabao Cup victory over Arsenal, 3-1. Brighton is currently sixth in the Premier League table, ahead of Chelsea and Liverpool.
Aston Villa have also found recent success under a new manager, just with a smaller sample size. Unai Emery, who previously worked at Arsenal and then Villarreal, has a league win in a league game for Aston Villa. In fact, that came against Manchester United. Villa put on an inspired performance to run rampant over the Red Devils. He faces another difficult task, this time on the road, with a fit Brighton team.
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