After the international break, the Premier League gets underway this weekend. Among the fixtures scheduled for Saturday 30th Match 2019 is a match between Brighton vs. Southampton. The match will be played at Brighton’s Amex Stadium and will start at 15.00GMT.
The hosts are looking forward to extending their winning streak to 3 matches in a row. The Seagulls have a tough task of trying to avoid relegation yet again owing to the fact that they are just 5 points off the relegation zone at number 15. Therefore, this fixture is a very important one for the Brighton and is a must win for them if they need to be safe of relegation.
The Saints, on the other hand, are under the same quest as their hosts. At number 16, they are just 2 points clear of the dreaded relegation zone. This match is equally important for them as it is for their opponents. A win for them will improve their chances of hanging on to the top flight but losing will put them in an awkward position so early.
This match promises fireworks and is a must watch. A close encounter will be in the offing owing to the fact that none of the teams will be ready to lose easily. Both teams being back to back and seeing that both sides are evenly matched, we believe it is worth putting our money for the match to end in a draw. Don’t forget that the team’s first leg action of the season ended in a 2-2 draw at St. Mary’s Stadium.
Brighton vs. Southampton Head to Head
Brighton and Southampton have gone against each other a total of 14 times. Brighton has managed to win twice while succumbing to Southampton’s experience 7 times. 5 matches have ended in a tie A look into their 8 most recent meetings, here is the kind of scores fans were treated to:
- Brighton 0-1 Southampton
- Southampton 2-2 Brighton
- Southampton 1-1 Brighton
- Brighton 1-1 Southampton
- Brighton 1-2 Southampton
- Brighton 1-3 Southampton
- Brighton 3-0 Southampton
- Southampton 3-0 Brighton
Brighton will have its gods to thank, for enabling them to be injury free. Their coach will have an easy time selecting the best of the best for the fixture as there is no injury to worry about.
Southampton will be relieved to utilize the services of Marion Lemina and Danny Ings who have been seen training after nursing stomach and hamstring injuries respectively. However, the services of Shane Long and Michael Obafemi will be missed.
Prediction and Odds
It is no secret that both teams are under pressure to win if they have to improve their chances of surviving in the English top tier. This pressure is what will make the match very entertaining. Both teams will be ready to play both attack and defense kind of play. With this in mind, here are our best bets for the outcome of the match:
- Both teams to score
- Match to end in a draw
- Brighton to score first