It's a big game on the south coast, as Brighton and Southampton look to prove that they can achieve more than just fighting against relegation. Opta rates their chances.
“Southampton are unbeaten in their last seven top-flight meetings with Brighton since a 0-2 defeat at the Goldstone Ground in December 1981 (W2 D5).”
The draw is [3.4].
Brighton have won only one of their last 10 matches with Southampton in all competitions (W1 D5 L4). A Southampton win is [3.2].
Southampton are unbeaten in their last seven top-flight meetings with Brighton since a 0-2 defeat at the Goldstone Ground in December 1981 (W2 D5). The draw is [3.4].
In all competitions, Southampton have lost just one of their last 11 away games against Brighton (W7 D3), going down 0-3 in the Championship in January 2012. Southampton are [2.26] Draw No Bet.
Brighton, who have picked up four points from six in 2019-20, have never opened a top-flight campaign by remaining unbeaten in their opening three games. The Seagulls are [2.5] to win.
Southampton are winless in their last seven Premier League matches (W0 D3 L4), since a 3-1 victory against Wolves in April. Indeed, Ralph Hasenhüttl last went eight league games without a win back in March 2013 with VfR Aalen in the German second tier. Brighton are [1.76] Draw No Bet.
Brighton haven't scored more than once in any of their last 13 Premier League home games, netting just eight goals in the process. Under 2.5 goals is [1.81].
Southampton will be looking to avoid opening a Premier League campaign with three defeats for the first time since 2012-13 under Nigel Adkins. The draw half-time/Brighton full-time double result is [6.0].
Two of Brighton's four Premier League goals so far this season have been netted by substitutes – they only scored three goals via subs in the whole of 2018-19. Southampton half-time/draw full-time is [17.0].
Glenn Murray has scored in three of his four Premier League appearances for Brighton against Southampton (3 goals), with two of those strikes coming via the penalty spot. Murray is [3.0] to score.