Southampton vs Brighton
KICK OFF: Monday 17th Sept 2018 | 21:00 CET
Premier League wk5 | St. Mary's Stadium
Expect the Saints to assert dominance over Brighton in a hard-fought contest
Having gone three games without a win, the Saints enjoyed a good week prior to the international break with advancement in the Carabao cup and a league win at Crystal Palace. Surprisingly, Brighton happens to be the opponent Southampton eliminated from domestic cup competition.
Mark Hughes side are starting to find their feet and will be confident facing an opponent that they recently defeated. The Saints have kept two consecutive clean sheets, and another one will see them avoid a possible loss to Brighton. They’ve also averaged a goal in all their games this season.
Brighton will come into this match to avenge their recent loss to Saints. They should be on high spirits given their stubborn comeback against Fulham. Brighton also put some strong displays against United and Liverpool in the lead up to this match, and they will be up for the challenge.
A narrow win for the home side is likely, but the visitors could get on the scoresheet.
Key Match Facts
- The last three meetings between the sides no more than two goals scored in each game.
- Brighton has not defeated Southampton in their last four meetings.