Team news, stats and predictions ahead of Southampton v Brighton in the Premier League on Sunday (kick-off 12pm).

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Southampton I hope to have midfielder Moussa Djenepo for Sunday’s Premier League game against Brighton.

The Malian international was sent off at halftime in their 5-2 defeat in Manchester City on Wednesday night due to a groin problem that is not as bad as originally feared.

Top scorer Danny Ings is on sideline after a leg injury but is expected to be back after the international break.

Striker Theo Walcott (thigh) and midfielder Oriol Romeu (ankle) continue their rehabilitation while Michael Obafemi and William Smallbone are long-term absent.


According to Paul Barber, Brighton CEO, the club hopes there will be no job cuts to cover lost revenue as a result of the coronavirus pandemic

Brighton Boss Graham Potter confirmed that forward Aaron Connolly is unlikely to return before international break as he continues to struggle with pain from a broken rib.

Tariq Lamptey is undergoing surgery due to an ongoing hamstring problem that is expected to be absent for the remainder of the season.

Adam Webster has continued his return from an ankle injury in early February and is aiming to return after the international break.

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A look ahead to week 25 of the Premier League game, including the North London Derby and West Ham’s visit to Old Trafford

Follow Southampton vs Brighton on our dedicated live match blog. The highlights will also be published shortly after the final whistle on the Sky Sports digital platforms and on the Sky Sports Football YouTube channel.

Jones knows prediction

I am surprised to see Brighton as a favorite at Sky Bet. The markets remain intrigued and obsessed with Graham Potter’s team changing shape. They have a point in terms of their chance of relegation and will certainly have too much to get into this fight, but Southampton is well equipped to win this game in my opinion.

Ralph Hasenhuttl’s team have shown impressive performances in a row in the win at Sheffield United and in the tough 5-2 win at Manchester City, where they played with great bravery and confidence for large parts, but were ultimately only exceeded. In addition, Saints under Hasenhuttl are unbeaten in four games against Brighton and have won three games, including the 2-1 second leg at Amex, despite Brighton having fans back at the stadium. The Evens for Southampton Draw No Bet (which means we get a full return if Saints win and our stake back if it’s a tie) looks best for the weekend.


ANGLE OF BETTING: Southampton will not pull a bet (Evens with Sky Bet)

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  • Southampton are unbeaten in all seven Premier League games against Brighton (W3 D4), more than any other undefeated team in the competition.
  • All three Brighton Premier League away games against Southampton were drawn, with the Seagulls opening the lead in two of them and coming down by two goals in the other.
  • Southampton are looking to complete their first league double against Brighton since the 2005/06 season when the teams were in the championship.
  • Southampton have conceded one goal in all five Premier League home wins so far this season. If you’ve cashed at St. Mary’s at least once this season, you won’t have won any, drawn one and lost six of their seven games.
  • Southampton’s seven Premier League games on a Sunday this season have scored 29 goals (16 for, 13 against) – at 4.1 per game, this is the second highest rate for a team in Sunday games this season, behind only Aston Villa (4.3). .
  • Only Southampton itself has lost more points from winning positions in the Premier League this season than Brighton (17). The Seagulls lost to Leicester last time out despite taking an early lead.
  • Brighton have lost each of their last three Premier League games, most recently four times in a row under Chris Hughton in April 2019.
  • Brighton’s Graham Potter has previously lost four straight games as manager, with Östersunds FK in Superettan, Sweden, in two seasons between October 2013 and April 2014. He has never lost four games in a row in the same season.
  • Southampton’s Danny Ings has scored in each of his last three derbies on the south coast in the Premier League, scoring twice against Brighton and once against Bournemouth. The only player to have more goals in games of this type (with Bournemouth, Brighton, Portsmouth and Southampton) than Ings (4) is Callum Wilson (6).
  • Brighton’s Adam Lallana scored his first Premier League goal in 503 days against Leicester. He could be the 24th player to score both for and against Southampton in the Premier League despite having failed to find a network in two consecutive league games since December 2016.