Brighton – Southampton : Preview & Prediction
Brighton and Hove Albion, 16th, has only a short lead of 4 points on West Bromwich Albion, the first relegation … Operation maintain will therefore be the number 1 objective of Potter’s charges. Maupay’s teammates (4 goals) have won only 1 game for two months, it was at Aston Villa (2-1) on November 21. This second success of the season was enhanced by a very good point taken against Liverpool (1-1) at Amex Stadium on November 28th. Brighton and Hove Albion are seeing a little better but they are the last club with Sheffield United not to have won a single league match on their field (3 draws and 2 losses). Southampton, 6th, is just 2 units from a place on the podium … The Saints know the importance of this meeting in order to enter the Big Four. Oriol Romeu’s partners saw their great unbeaten streak of 7 matches end last Sunday at home against Manchester United (2-3). It was the former Parisian, Edinson Cavani, who led to Southampton’s third defeat in the Premier League following his liberating goal in added time (90th + 2). The Saints, who had led 2 goals to 0 until the hour mark, can feed big regrets and they will want to make up for it in the poorly classified Brighton. Away, Southampton are on a series of 4 defensive trips and won at Burnley (1-0) and Aston Villa (4-3) then hung Chelsea (3-3) and Wolverhampton (1-1) .
Southampton has not lost to Brighton and Hove for 8 games (4 wins and 4 draws).
The Saints won 2-0 at Amex Stadium last season.
Brighton have only totaled 1 victory in their last 9 outings.
Southampton have lost only once in their last 8 league meetings.
Southampton is 6th overall while Brighton is only 16th.
Brighton and Hove Albion, deprived of victory at Amex Stadium since the start of the season, should experience yet another setback against a Southampton team eager to make up for lost points against MU.
Brighton – Southampton : Betting Tips
Brighton – Win Odds:2.25
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70