After a dramatic defeat to Manchester United, Southampton will be looking to build upon it as they take a short trip to Brighton. The match schedules for Monday at the Falmer Stadium with kickoff at 11 pm.
A shocking 1-1 draw to Liverpool kept Brighton four points above the Premier League relegation zone.
The Saints headed into the first half with a 2-0 goal lead against Manchester United. It seemed like the Saints were on course for third place and extend their unbeaten run record to eight matches.
However, a second-half capitulation put a different spin to the case with the Saints currently sixth. The side has to deal with a slip up that could have granted the side with a sizeable advantage.
Southampton has proved to have issues in the final third with their backline so far open in recent matches. It started when the side conceded three times during the final quarter against Aston Villa on November 1. Even though a win would be pleasing for Ralph Hassenhult, managing a clean sheet while at it will be more satisfying.
The same can be said of Graham Potter who heads into the match losing just once in six matches all due to a good defensive output. A draw to Liverpool was proof in the pudding that the side is a hard side to beat at the back.
Brighton vs Southampton Head to Head
Both sides have 16 games against each other with Brighton picking up two wins while Southampton with eight wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Brighton 1-1 Liverpool
Aston Villa 1-2 Brighton
Brighton 0-0 Burnley
Tottenham 2-1 Brighton
Brighton 1-1 West Brom
Southampton 2-3 Man United
Wolves 1-1 Southampton
Southampton 2-0 Newcastle
Aston Villa 3-4 Southampton
Southampton 2-0 Everton
Brighton Team News
Potter will be able to call up Lamptey who was absent for the showdown against Liverpool while serving a suspension. Adam Lallana misses out against his former club while Neal Maupay is struggling with a hamstring injury that saw his come off early last weekend.
Southampton Team News
Danny Ings could make a return for the Saints this weekend after a knee problem. However, it looks more likely the club’s record goal-scorer will have to start on the bench. Nathan Redmond is also unavailable for selection due to a hamstring injury.
Prediction and Odds
We expect an attack-minded display this Monday for both sides with many frailties at the back.
Both Teams to Score
Goals Under 3.5