Southampton vs Brighton Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
Monday night brings us very good betting opportunity with Premier League match Southampton vs Brighton. Both sides are highly motivated for the match and we expect a true football fight for the points. Mark Hughes did not hide his delight over Southampton's win against Crystal Palace in the last round and looks like Southampton have a clear motive for the match. Southampton have lost just one of their last eight matches in all competitions against Brighton and all expect from Saints to hammer Brighton on Monday night, but it will not be an easy job.
Southampton didn't play very well in the previous season and have failed to win 12 of their last 13 home matches. The Saints go into the weekend having claimed their first win of the season in the previous round and all players are highly motivated for this home game. Saints won 1-0 at Brighton in the EFL Cup last month and they are closer to pick up all three points on Monday night. Southampton are the only side yet to score a first-half Premier League goal this season and we expect from them to play very cautious. Their main objective for the match will be to play strong and aggressive in defending.
On the other side Brighton play with some oscillating in form. Brighton and Hove came back from two goals down to draw 2-2 with Fulham before the international break and now they will play aggressive from the first minute at St. Mary's. The Seagulls don't play very well away from the home but they believe that can pick up some points against weak Southampton. Brighton have lost four of their last six league games and all players are highly motivated for the match.
When it comes to their mutual encounters both Premier League encounters in 2017-18 ended in 1-1 draws. Southampton have much better records in previous meetings with The Seagulls and Saints lost one of their last six meetings with Brighton. Read our betting preview and take your chance to win a big with our prediction and betting tips.
Saints manager Mark Hughes: "They've got a lot of guys that have grasped the opportunity to play in the Premier League. You have to be respectful of the talent they have."
Brighton manager Chris Hughton: "Southampton are on the back of a very good win in their last game and I'm sure will be playing with a lot of confidence. They have got a very good squad and a very good team."
Southampton don't have lots of missing players for the match against Brighton. Shane Long, Charlie Austin and Jan Bednarek are not fully fit and they are doubtful for the match. All other players are fully fit and ready for the match on Monday night.
On the other side Brighton also do not have many missing players for this game. Florin Andone is only one player who will not play for sure. Pascal Groß, José Izquierdo and Bruno are not fully fit and they are doubtful for the match with Saints. All other players are ready to play and they are highly motivated for this clash.
Possible starting lineups
Southampton: McCarthy; Bertrand, Hoedt, Vestergaard, Soares; Redmond, Hojbjerg, Lemina, Elyounoussi; Long, Ings
Brighton: Ryan; Montoya, Duffy, Dunk, Bong; Knockaert, Stephens, Propper, March; Gros; Murray
Southampton vs Brighton Prediction
What a great premier league game on Monday night at St. Mary's Stadium. Match Southampton vs Brighton brings us very good betting opportunity and you shouldn't miss to bet on. The Saints play very well and they are in full of confidence. They have won their last two games without conceding and their main objective for the match will be strong football in defending. On the other side Brighton don't play very well away from the home. Brighton have failed to win their last 15 away matches in the Premier League. They will play aggressive football from the first minute, and will try to score after a freekick or corner. We will enjoy in a true football fight on the Monday night and expect to see goals.
Our prediction and betting tips for the match Southampton vs Brighton Prediction: Saints to win. We expect from Saints to score exactly one goal more so our second betting pick for the match is risky bet on correct score 2-1. If you want to place bet on lower odd then can try with bet on More goals in the second half time. Have a nice betting day and good luck in earning money with our football prediction and betting tips.