Southampton vs Brighton
England – Premier League
Date: Thursday, 16 July 2020
Kick-off at 20:15 UK/ 21:15 CET
Venue: St. Mary’s Stadium.
The Saints have been flying high ever since football has resumed after the Covid-19 break. While they missed out on the European spots, they have surely built up hopes for their upcoming season, and the team will surely hope to close out the remaining three games with wins.
The Seagulls, on the other hand, are in the bottom tier of the table, and have been struggling to deliver good performances. They are apparently safe due to their five-point buffer over the relegation cut-off, and this will further reduce their chances of getting back to form.
Moreover, Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men have a great h2h record against this rival over the years as well. Considering all these factors, expect a winning performance from Southampton this Thursday.
Southampton vs Brighton: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The Saints had won the reverse fixture, with a 0-2 scorecard, on the road.
- They had recorded eight of the former ten wins.
- They have a 100% unbeaten record in Premier League match-ups.
- Graham Potter’s men had failed to score goals in three of the last four clashes.
- Since 2006, only once have the hosts failed to score goals at this stadium.
Southampton vs Brighton: Prediction
Hasenhuttl’s men held the mighty Red Devils to a 2-2 draw the last match-day, and that too at the Old Trafford. It would definitely be a confidence-boosting draw for the team, especially with the equalizer coming late into the injury time of the fixture.
In the meantime, the Seagulls lost 0-5 at home the past game week, against Manchester City. It was their second straight loss in the league, and conceded a total of eight goals in the process.
Going further back, they were winless in 21 of their previous 25 overall fixtures, and have scored a total of four goals in their past nine games combined. Keep note that they were also winless in 13 of their last 15 road trips.
On the contrary, the Saints are on a four-game unbeaten run, and impressively, their last three fixtures were against Manchester City, Everton, and Manchester United.
Importantly, they have a 100% unbeaten record against this rival in EPL games, and had won the reverse fixture on the road with a 0-2 scoreline.
Taking into account these observations, expect Southampton to post the three points this game week.
Southampton vs Brighton: Betting Tips
Draw No Bet: Southampton @ 1.60 (3/5)
Southampton to Win Either Half @ 1.60 (3/5).