Southampton v Brighton Betting Preview, Odds & Tips | 17th September

Southampton v Brighton Betting Preview, Odds & Tips 17th September

Benjamin Swain (@Swaaainn) previews Southampton v Brighton and provides us with his best bets for this Premier League mid-table clash, by analysing team news, potential line-ups, head-to-head, key stats and facts and more.

Southampton v Brighton Betting Preview, Odds & Tips

  • Date: 17/09/2018
  • Time: 20:00
  • Venue: St Mary’s Stadium
  • Channel: Sky Sports

Current form suggests a tight affair as Southampton host Brighton.

There is a case of De Ja Vu here with these two sides having met just two fixtures ago, a 1-0 victory for Southampton. Albeit in the cup, that close affair tells a lot of the story for these two sides so far in the league this season.

The two sides now meet in the Premier League on Monday and Southampton lead Brighton by two places in the premier league and just two goals.

Southampton were the 7th lowest scoring side during the 17/18 premier league season and having both scored and conceded just four goals, are behind Brighton on both aspects.

Brighton have scored 5 but conceded 7, but have failed to scored in three of their five games so far, to mirror the Saints’ league record exactly.

Both sides have exactly 1 win, 1 draw and 2 losses.

The Saints comfortably beat Crystal Palace away from home in their pervious fixture. That 2-0 victory their 4th consecutive game scoring a goal. They’ve only failed to score once this season way back on the opening day, a 0-0 draw with Burnley. In that time, the saints have lost 2-1 both to Leicester City and Everton but did record that victory over their opponents for Monday.

Brighton’s loss against Southampton their third in all competitions, following defeats to Liverpool, 1-0, and 2-0 against Watford. They have recorded a 3-2 victory over Manchester United, however, while their last game saw the points shared in a four-goal thriller against Fulham.

Team News

Southampton: Striker trio; Shane Long, Charlie Austin and Danny Ings are carrying slight injuries but should be expected in the matchday squad according to manager Mark Hughes.

Brighton: Important goal threat Jose Izquierdo should be in the matchday squad for the first time this season, following his involvement in the World Cup.

Potential Southampton starting XI: McCarthy, Bertrand, Hoedt, Vestergaard, Cedric, Redmond, Hojberg, Lemina, Elyounoussi, Long, Ings

Potential Brighton starting XI: Ryan, Bong, Dunk, Duffy, Montoya, Izquierdo, Propper, Stephens, Knockaert, Gross, Murray

Head To Head

  • These two sides have met 20 times.
  • Southampton hold the bragging rights having won on 9 occasions to Brighton’s.

Key Stats & Facts

  • Glenn Murray is currently the premier league’s joint 3rd top scorer with 3 goals in 4 fictures.
  • Brighton have conceded the 6th highest number of goals currently this season (7).
  • The Seagulls have failed to scored in 2 of their 5 matches so far this season.
  • Southampton have scored more than 1 goal in just a single match this season.
  • Southampton have recorded under 2.5 goals in 3 of their 5 games so far this season, and over 50% of their league matches last season (22).

Betting Odds

  • Southampton 15/13
  • Draw 29/12
  • Brighton 3/1

The Verdict

I can see there not being much on offer for either set of attackers in this game given both sides’ playing styles. Southampton have continued where they left off last season in being a tight, cagey side who might score the odd goal on the counter, while Brighton copy a similar trait when away from home.

The saints have scored more than 1 on just one occasion in all competitions this season while Brighton are still yet to score away from home, from two matches.

Recommended Bets

  • Winning margin exactly 1 goal 13/10 (Betway)