Brighton & Hove Albion vs Southampton: prediction, preview and team news

Brighton & Hove Albion are set to play hosts to Southampton at the American Express Community Stadium on Monday in their next English Premier League game.

Brighton & Hove Albion come into this game on the back of a 1-1 draw against Liverpool in the English Premier League at the American Express Community Stadium.

Southampton, on the other hand, lost 3-2 to Manchester United last Sunday at the St. Mary’s Stadium.

Match stats:

  • Southampton’s recent form away from home has been very good, losing just one of their last nine league games on the road.
  • Brighton have failed to win any of their last nine league games at the Amex – although they have managed three consecutive home draws.
  • Southampton have won on their last three outings to the Amex.
  • Brighton have received more red cards (3) than any other team in the Premier League this season, including two in their last six games.
  • Southampton are unbeaten in all competitions against Brighton since January 2012 with just one of the seven games during that time featuring more than two goals.
  • Brighton are one of just two teams in the Premier League yet to win a match at home this season. The Seagulls have drawn three and lost two of their five home matches, scoring five and conceding eight.
  • Southampton won 2-0 in their last trip to the Amex in August 2019.
  • They have earned 997 Premier League points, so victory would make them the 11th side to reach 1,000 points in the competition.

In 16 head-to-head encounters between the two sides, Southampton hold the clear advantage. They have won eight games, lost two and drawn six.

Southampton and Brighton have faced each other six times in Premier League history, with Brighton failing to win any of those matches. The two sides last met in July in a 1-1 draw at St. Mary’s.

The Saints could potentially break into the top four with a win on Monday.

Brighton & Hove Albion have played some good football, but have not been able to procure the result they often deserved.

Southampton, on the other hand, have impressed under the management of Ralph Hasenhuttl. The Saints sit sixth in the league table, and despite missing star striker Danny Ings due to an injury, the likes of Che Adams and Theo Walcott have filled in admirably.

Southampton were very close to securing a result against Manchester United. Given their current form, they could prove to be a stronger team than Brighton & Hove Albion on Monday night.

Our Prediction: Over 1 O/U (1HF) @ 1.951

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