Brighton & Hove Albion vs SouthamptonEnglish Premier League, KO: 14:00 May 21, 2023, Amex Stadium
Southampton continue their push for a European finish as they host already relegated Southampton in a Premier League fixture on Sunday. The Saints appear to be done for the season already and should be no match for the impressive Seagulls.
Brighton are coming off a disappointing 4-1 victory at Newcastle United in their previous Premier League fixture. Denis Undav scored at both ends of the pitch as they proved to be no match for the rampant Magpies.
While it was a disappointing defeat for Brighton, it had no damaging effect on their overall campaign as they remain in the hunt for a European finish. Roberto De Zerbi's men are currently sixth on the table, seven points behind fifth placed Liverpool, although they have a game in hand.
Having claimed a 3-0 victory over title-chasing Arsenal in their previous Premier League fixture, Brighton will be keen to make a swift return to winning ways on Sunday. The good news is they have lost just once in their last six matches at the Amex Staduim with a 4-0 win over West Ham and a 6-0 thrashing of Wolverhampton Wanderers among their results in that run.
Southampton were also beaten in their previous fixture as they suffered a 2-0 home defeat to Fulham. It was yet another disappointing performance from the Saints as they were no match for their visitors and finished with just one attempt on target.
That result was significant for Southampton as they became the first Premier League team to be relegated this season, although their fate had been obvious for a while. Ruben Selles’ men are winless in their last 11 matches, suffering eight defeats in that run.
Southampton have found things difficult on their travels for much of the campaign and head to the Amex Stadium with just one win in their last nine away matches. They have suffered six defeats in that run, conceding at least three goals in each of their last three matches on the road.
How the bookies view it
Brighton have been installed as overwhelming favourites among the bookies with a home win priced at 1/5 by bet365. An unlikely victory for Southampton is valued at 12/1 by William Hill while a draw is set at odds of 6/1 by Unibet.
Recent head to head
Brighton have claimed two wins and two draws from the last four meetings with Southampton. The Seagulls also picked up a 3-1 victory in the reverse fixture back in December.
Players to watch
Brighton boast multiple goal threats and have earned plenty of praise for their attacking prowess this season. Kaoru Mitoma remains one to watch and is priced at 15/8 by William Hill to score anytime while Alexis Mac Allister is their leading scorer with 10 goals and could be backed at 15/8 by Paddy Power in the same market.
Brighton can also be solid at the back and have kept clean sheets in six of their last nine Premier League home matches. Lewis Dunk and Levi Colwill have impressed at the back for the Seagulls and can lead them to another clean sheet at evens with BoyleSports.
Anything else catch the eye?
Brighton have won to nil in six of their last nine Premier League home matches and could be set for a similar outcome at 23/20 with BetVictor. They also have the attacking quality to score multiple goals and could be backed in the -2 handicap market at 9/5 with Paddy Power.
The Seagulls have scored a penalty in two of their last four home matches and can be set for a repeat at 12/5 by bet365.
This English Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Southampton will be played on May 21, 2023 and kick off at 14:00. Check below for our tipsters best Brighton & Hove Albion vs Southampton prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.