Preview: Southampton vs Brighton & Hove Albion – Predictions, Team News, Lineups

Sports Mole reviews Monday’s Premier League match between Southampton and Brighton & Hove Albion, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.

Both Southampton And the Brighton and Hove Albion They will try to get back to their winning ways in the Premier League when they meet at St Mary’s on Monday afternoon.

The Saints were beaten 3-1 by Liverpool in their last league game on November 12, while Brighton lost 2-1 at home to Aston Villa in the final pre-season World Cup match.

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Nathan Jones He enjoyed his first victory as Southampton manager in the League Cup last week, as the Saints cruised to a 2-1 victory over Lincoln City to progress to the quarter-finals of the competition.

Southampton have lost each of their last three Premier League games, including a 3-1 loss to Liverpool in their final match before the World Cup break.

The Saints currently sit 19th in the Premier League table, having picked up just 12 points from their first 15 games of the 2022-23 season, but are just two points behind 17th-placed Everton.

Jones was aware of the size of the job he was taking on, but believed there was enough quality in the squad to gradually move up from the bottom three in the coming weeks.

Southampton have not beaten Brighton since December 2020, although the two matches between the two sides during the 2021-22 Premier League season finished level, including the 1-1 draw at St Mary’s.

Tariq Lamptey celebrates scoring Brighton & Hove Albion's goal against Arsenal on November 9, 2022© Reuters

Meanwhile, Brighton suffered a shock defeat by Charlton Athletic in the EFL Cup on Wednesday night, losing on penalties to League One side after a goalless draw.

The Seagulls also lost their last Premier League match at home to Aston Villa, but a successful start to the season left them seventh in the table, picking up 21 points from their first 14 matches.

Brighton are actually ahead of Chelsea in the table and just one point behind Liverpool, while they scored 23 goals in the Premier League during the 2022-23 season.

Ago Robert DZerbyWith his arrival as coach, the team won three, drew three and lost four of their ten matches, and it was always difficult for the Italian to follow. Graham Potter.

Brighton faces some tough matches in the Premier League, with two of their next three matches against Arsenal and Liverpool, adding to the importance of the fixture with the struggling Saints.

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Team news

Argentine Alexis Mac Allister celebrates after scoring his second goal on December 18, 2022© Reuters

Southampton will again be without services Tino Livramento And the Juan Larios through injury Theo Walcott He suspected the problem that forced him off the field against Lincoln last time.

Romeo Lavia He also faces a late fitness test with a groin problem.

Chi Adams He scored twice against Lincoln and is expected to lead the streak again on Monday, while Adam Armstrong He can also hold his place in the last third of the field for the hosts.

As for Brighton, the World Cup winner Alexis McAllister Missing after participating in last weekend’s final between Argentina and France.

Danny WelbeckAnd the Jacob mother And the Adam Webster Also missing due to injury, but the team did not pick up any new problems against Charlton last time.

There will be changes from the FA Cup match, with Leandro TrossardAnd the Pervis Estupinan And the Kaoru Mituma He is expected to return to the team for the Premier League match with Southampton.

Southampton possible starting lineup:
Pazono. Bella Kochab, Lianko, and Salisu; Walker Peters, Ward-Prowse, Maitland-Niles, El-Ionoussi and Pero; Armstrong, Adams

Possible line-up for Brighton & Hove Albion:
Sanchez. Gross, Dunk, Colwell, Estupinan; Gilmore, Caicedo; March, Lalana, Mitoma; Trussard

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We say: Southampton 1-1 Brighton & Hove Albion

Both managers would be wary of losing this match, which could make it a nervous affair. It wouldn’t be surprising to see a home or away win here, but we just have a feeling a low-scoring draw will be played at St Mary’s.

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